Monthly Archives: December 2019

Christmas Blessing

To our St. Gabriel Families,  during this Christmas Season may you be blessed by the spirit of the season which is Peace, the gladness of the season which is Hope, and the heart of the season which is Love.

Merry Christmas


Fourth Week of Advent, Peace

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Peace reminds us, “Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace for those who favours.” Luke 2:14


Christmas Concert 2019

Our Christmas Concert was spectacular with our gym full of many families in attendance. It was a beautiful afternoon of classes displaying their Christmas and School Spirit through the celebration of the Arts. Special thank you to Mrs. Poje Fascinato and Mrs. Paleczny for their creative leadership and to the many helping hands from staff. Special thank you to Seth and Taliah for being our Master of Ceremonies and to Mr. Quintano for his Tech Support. Thank you to Mr. Heinemann for his organization of the Music. A big thank you to our incredible St. Gab Students whose light shone bright on stage.


Thank You

Thank you to our St. Gab’s families who attended our Christmas Turkey Dinner. A special thank you to our parent volunteers: Katie Cachia, Cherie Van Buskirk, Blair Were, Sherri Daikn, Mark Heinemann, Nick Bettencourt and Jennifer O’Carroll. Thank you to Father Love for leading us in Grace and to our beautiful choir for sharing their gift of music led by Mrs. Wade, Mrs. Esmaili and Mr. Quintano. Thank you to Mr. Olson our Superintendent for joining us along with Board Trustees – Manuel Da Silva, Wendy Price, Brian Schmalz, Bill Conway.


Week 3 Advent Reflection, Joy

Dear Jesus, help us focus on you during this busy season. May we stay aware of the joy you bring into our lives. We want to find you in the everyday moments and come with hearts of gratitude to your manger on Christmas. Amen


We are Open Dec. 18

The potential one day strike announced by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) will not affect WCDSB elementary and secondary schools. Our school will be open as usual on Wednesday and running on a normal schedule. Dec. 18th is an exciting day for St. Gab’s as we have our Christmas Concert; doors open at 1:15 pm.


Wed Dec. 18

The count down is on…two more sleeps. We look forward to celebrating the Christmas Season as we invite families to our Christmas Concert, 2019 on Wed. Dec. 18th. Doors open at 1:15. Please wait outside at the front of the school until the doors open. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.



Hot Lunch Orders Block 2 Due Dec. 19th

A reminder that pizza orders for Block 2 (Jan. 8 to April 1) are due by Thurs. Dec. 19th on School Cash Online.

All orders must be placed by this deadline.

To check if you have already ordered for Block 2, please click on ‘Payment History’ in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

The item will remain open on School Cash in case you wish to add an additional slice to your child’s order. This will remain open until Thurs. Dec. 19th.

Thank you for your support of school initiatives by participating in our school hot lunch program.