Thank you to the following Bingo Volunteers for their generous gift of time in helping to fundraise for our school community: Sonia Fonseca, Alexis Johnson, Becky Gray, Blair Were, Chris Logel, Jenn Brunskill, Scott Brunskill, Jill Eggleton, Mark Heinemann, Tara Goudy, Jeff Rau. The parents at St. Gabriel “Rock”. Thank you for ALL that you do for US! We appreciate YOU!
Our Fictional Festival is on May 10th. Students are invited to dress up as their favorite character from a book. Looking forward to celebrating the different characters at St. Gab’s.
St. Gabriel Families, please mark May 23rd on your calendars for our Family Math Night from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be activities to engage in as a family and our Math Consultant will be on site as our keynote speaker. Please come out and have some fun exploring different hands on Math activities as a family.
Dear Grade 7 Parents, The rental of the Confirmation Gowns are covered by the parish. There is no further cost for a gown rental. Please do not pay via Cash on Line. Those that already may have paid via Cash on Line this week will be credited that amount. Thank you.
Mrs. Wade and Mr. Lacasse’s classes will lead our school community in the Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday, April 18th at 2:30.
We wish Mrs.Charlton a Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day on April 24th and thank her for all her work and commitment to St. Gabriel School. We appreciate all that she willingly and generously does for us. You “rock” Mrs. Charlton.
Test booklets and examples of student answers from the past five years are available at www.eqao.com. There is also a parent resource section for your perusal on the EQAO website.
Grade 3 EQAO Question
Kathy and Michael go to a craft store to buy paint and brushes. One bottle of paint costs $5.00, and 1 brush costs $3.00. Kathy buys 1 bottle of paint and 4 brushes. Michael buys 2 bottles of paint and 1 brush. How much more money does Kathy spend than Michael? Show your work.
Grade 6 EQAO Question
A grade 6 class is having a healthy eating fundraiser. A class buys 4 bags of oranges. Each bag has 16 oranges. The total cost for the 4 bags of oranges is $26.24. The class sells the oranges at $0.88 each. How much money will the class gain per orange? Show your work.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4
Jesus, our friend and Saviour, rose from the dead on that first Easter and forever changed the world for us. We rejoice in the new life that Jesus brings to us. His resurrection gives us hope. At Easter time, we are invited to reaffirm our belief and resurrection. As we continue to grow as a Catholic School Community, let us continue to live as Christ lived. To spread the kingdom as Jesus did is to live with compassion for others.
Good Friday and Easter Monday
There will not be school on Good Friday, April 19th and Easter Monday, April 22nd.
April 12th PA Day
Friday, April 12th is a PA Day. There will not be any classes for students on this day. Staff will be engaged in Professional Development Activities.
Safety: What Children Should Know about Safety
On occasion there are reports to schools and to the police of people who approach children on their way to and from school. It is important that we take some proactive steps to educate our children on how to deal with these situations. As a school staff, we do discuss “street proofing,” however, we know that these discussions also need to take place at home. Below is some information to consider when talking to your son/daughter:
- Walk to and from school with a friend. Walk in well-lit areas and never take shortcuts.
- Make sure parents/guardians know where you are and what time to expect you home.
- If you are home alone, never open the door to a stranger or tell someone on the phone you are alone.
- Never go into the home of someone you don’t know.
- Never approach someone in a vehicle you don’t know.
- If you feel scared or uncomfortable, get away as fast as you can, and tell a trusted adult.
Medication at School
If you will require your child(ren) to receive ANY form of medication, either over the counter (Tylenol, cough medicine), or prescription, the school is required to have on file, your signed consent. Please contact the office or your child’s teacher if you require an “Administration of Oral Medication Form” for your child(ren). We are not able to accept a verbal request to administer any form of medication. The medication is to be kept in the office cabinet, and must be administered by one of the staff.
Math Connections at Home
- Wherever possible, ask your child to help you solve a problem involving math with real life scenarios. For example, while shopping at a grocery store, you could ask, “Will we have enough money to buy these items if I have $20 with me?”
- Relate math to your child’s favourite activity and consider posing “What if…” problems. For example, with hockey you could ask, “How many more goals were scored by your team than the other team?” or “What would happen if your team added 3 more players?”
Thank you for your support of our Hats for Haiti Fundraiser. We raised $179.00.
Reminder to wear one of your favourite hats on Friday in support of “Hats for Haiti.”