St. Gabriel Catholic School
15 Baldwin Drive
Cambridge, Ontario  N3C 0G1

Home of the Wings             


September 2018


Greetings to our School Community,


It is with great pleasure that this letter is written to begin our 2018-2019 school year together. A warm welcome is extended to the parents/guardians and students who are returning to St. Gabriel, as well as to the many students and their families who are new to this school community. The staff has been preparing for our students, and it is with much anticipation that we have waited for the start of this school year.


A sincere thank you is extended to our custodial staff, Mr. Aguiar, Mr. Hayward, and Miss Saunders for their work as they prepared the school community for the fall term. Thank you to Mrs. Duffield, our school secretary, for her work in the office as we prepare for start-up.


Our bell times:

9:10 a.m. Start Time
10:20 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. Morning Recess
11:55 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Lunch
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Recess
3:40 p.m. Dismissal


Please mark Wednesday, Sept. 19th on your calendar for our Open House/BBQ from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please come out to meet your child’s teacher and see the classroom. It is our hope that many parents/guardians will take this opportunity to visit the school to meet the staff.


As we begin this school year together at St. Gabriel, we look forward to working together with our school community. Together, let’s CARE more than others think necessary. TRUST more than others think wise. SERVE more than others think practical. In doing so, with God’s blessings, our most precious gifts, our children, will grow to be the best they can be.


Sincerely, RomaLee Bumbacco Sodaro, Principal


St. Gabriel Staff

Mrs. Craig Junior/Senior Kindergarten
Mrs. Procunier Junior/Senior Kindergarten
Mrs. Smith Junior/Senior Kindergarten
Mrs. Amaral Designated Early Childhood Educator
Ms. Camara Designated Early Childhood Educator
Miss Mendez Designated Early Childhood Educator
Miss Tomicic Designated Early Childhood Educator
Mr. Sousa Designated Early Childhood Educator
Mrs. Chevalier Grade 1
Mrs. Mendonca Grade 1/2
Mrs. Halladay Grade 2
Mrs. Toschkoff Grade 2
Mrs. Castillo Grade 2/3
Mrs. Barry Grade 3
Mrs. Israel Grade 3/4
Ms. Gallo Grade 4
Mrs. Laverty Grade 5
Mrs. Dear Grade 5/6
Mr. Araujo Grade 7/8
Mr. Lacasse Grade 7/8
Mrs. Wade Grade 7/8
Mme. Armstrong FSL
Mme. Belanger FSL
Mrs. Paleczny Planning Time
Mrs. Poje-Fascinato Planning Time
Mrs. Mascarenhas Itinerant Music
Mr. O’Brien Itinerant Music
Mrs. Paolo Special Education
Mrs. Brenes Educational Assistant
Mrs. Faria Educational Assistant
Mrs. Houghton Educational Assistant
Mrs. Mondy Educational Assistant
Mrs. Murphy Educational Assistant
Ms. Resendes Educational Assistant
Ms. Rossiter Educational Assistant
Mrs. Winger CYW
Mrs. Nichols PSW
Mrs. Figueiredo Lunch Hour Supervisor
Mrs. Williams Lunch Hour Supervisor
Ms. Simon Library Technician
Mrs. Duffield Secretary
Mrs. Bumbacco Sodaro Principal
Mr. Aguiar Custodian
Mr. Hayward Custodian
Miss Saunders Custodian


Cash on Line

If you have not yet registered for “School Cash on Line” please see the flyer that was sent home on the first day of school in your child’s envelope; or visit

Parking Lot

The safety of the children at St. Gabriel is our primary concern. When dropping off children at the back of the school, please remember that vehicles are not to enter the school parking lot. There is a sign at the entrance of the driveway. The parking lot is for our school buses and taxis.

Health Forms

If your child has a severe allergy or health concern, please visit the office to ensure that the necessary medical forms are completed. To ensure that we have up to date information on all of our students who have severe allergies or medical concerns, parents/guardians are asked to visit the school office to complete the necessary forms. If you have completed a form last year, and your child continues to have an allergy or health concern, we ask that you complete the necessary forms again for our 2018-2019 school year.

Due to allergies and asthma, it would be most appreciated if perfume scented aerosols not be used at school. As well, a reminder that we have several individuals within our school who have a peanut allergy, therefore, please do not send any foods that contain nut products to school. Thank you for your support and understanding

Here is to a Great 2018-2019 School Year…Together We Rock!