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Moving Out of the Area

Parents/Guardians, if you are moving out of the area and will not be attending St. Gabriel School in Sept., and have not already informed the school office, please do so by June 28th.


Report Cards, June 25

Report Cards will be distributed on June 25th. Please return the parent/guardian signed page by Thursday of the week. For students who are not at school, Report Cards will be mailed.


Last Pizza Day, June 19

This Wednesday will be our last Pizza Day of the year. Thank you to Sheri Mifsud for her leadership with the placing of orders and organization of Pizza this year,and to our many volunteers who helped out on Wednesdays. We appreciate YOU!



Mission Day, June 21


4 more sleeps until the big Mission Day on Friday June 21st, 2019.

We are so excited to have a fun afternoon.

Just a small reminder, we need donations for the White Elephant, Prize Table, Cake Walk, and candy.


This year, we will be not be able to sell tickets on the day of. 


Tickets can be purchased up to Thursday at midnight.



Go Raptors Go

Let’s continue to show our spirit and cheer for our Canadian Team. Let’s wear Raptors gear or red and black on Thursday. Go Team Go! Let’s hear it for “True North”.


Mission Day

Mission Day is fast approaching!

We can’t wait for our 5th Annual Mission Day.

We are in need of gently used items for our White Elephant Station and donations for our Draw Table Station.

All games will be 2 to 4 tickets.

Tickets can be purchased on School Cash Online!


EQAO Questions

EQAO test booklets and examples of student answers from the past five years are available at There is also a parent resource section for your perusal on the EQAO website. Our Grade 3 and Grade 6 students completed the assessment, working through Language and Math related questions.

An Example of a Grade 3 EQAO Question

Noah practices soccer for a total of 2 hours each week. Which of the following shows the number of minutes Noah practices soccer each week?

  1. 12 + 12
  2. 24 + 24
  3. 60 + 60
  4. 100 + 100

An Example of a Grade 6 EQAO Question

Connor has a bag of colored tiles. There are 1 green, 3 black, 5 blue and 6 red tiles. He reaches into the bag and chooses 1 tile without looking. What is the probability that the tile is not red? Justify your answer.


June Newsletter

It is hard to imagine that we are in the final month of our 2018-2019 school year. Time certainly has a way of passing quickly. A lot of learning and growing have taken place over the past 10 months. We have so much to be thankful for at St. Gabriel…our staff, students, parents/guardians, volunteers, bus drivers, crossing guard, parish team. We have been blessed by the sharing of so many special gifts of many talented people that exemplify “People of Faith.”

Thank you to our parents/guardians who attended our “Family Math Night” at the end of May. The feedback was positive regarding the opportunity to participate in hands on learning opportunities.

To all of our parent/guardian volunteers who so generously gave of their time to our school community, a heartfelt thanks. You made a positive difference in the lives of our students, our learning community. Your assistance whether it was in the classroom, on excursions, or to help with sports and special events, your positive contributions were appreciated. Thank you for all that you willingly did.

Sincere congratulations are extended to our Grade 8 Graduates, and best wishes as they continue their journey into High School, and grow to exemplify the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations. The presentation of diplomas and awards will take place at the school on June 27th  at 7:00 p.m. in our gymnasium.

The last day of school for our St. Gabriel students and staff is on Friday, June 28th, and our dismissal time is at the regular time, 3:40 p.m. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:10 a.m., to which we will gather into the school gym at the entry bell.

May you enjoy a peace filled, relaxing summer. It has been a sincere pleasure to work with you and your children. Continue to let your light shine bright.

Report Cards: June report cards will be distributed on Tuesday, June 25th. Kindly return the tear off page of the report card on/before Thursday, June 27th. Your prompt attention would be greatly appreciated, as this page is required to be placed in the OSR. Students who are not at school to receive report cards, theirs will be mailed to the home.

Moving: If  your family is expecting to move prior to September, we ask that you kindly notify our school office as soon as possible. Families moving in and out of our community over the next few months can influence class organization. This information will be especially helpful in planning for the next school year.

Lost and Found Items: When in the school, please take a moment to visit our “Lost and Found” as we continue to have many items that have not yet been claimed.

Photographs and Digital Memories: Parents/guardians are asked to be mindful when taking photos and/or videos of their children during school related events (i.e. assemblies, sports). As we are part of the digital age, we ask that photos and/or video clips not be posted on the internet (You Tube, Instagram) out of respect and privacy of other families within our school community.

Summer Math Activities: While at home, in the vehicle or out and about, ask your child what he/she wonders about that is specific to that experience. Model curiosity and involve him/her in math wonderings. For example, while cooking at home you may model a “wonder” by saying, “I wonder how long it will take us to prepare this meal.” Explore possible answers together and ask your child about his/her “wonders” that involve math. Go deeper with the conversation by asking questions throughout the exploration. Questions like, “What do you mean by that?” or “How did you come to that conclusion?” or “What if…?” will prompt further explanations of his/her thinking.

Our Catholic schools…heart of the community, success for each, a place for all.

The call of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board is to educate and to nurture

hope in every learner to achieve their full potential to transform God’s world.