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Kindness= Love

Students at St Gregory school celebrate mass with Father Cosmos today.  During the Mass, Mme Belisle’s grade class launched the Orange Shirt Campaign by giving each of our new Junior Kindergarten students a special card to welcome them to our school.

Leading up to Monday, October 1st, all of our students will be engaged in activities that reflect our Board theme  EVERY CHILD MATTERS: EQUITY AND INCLUSION = KINDNESS FOR ALL!   For our young students, this will simply be Love = Kindness.    We will be highlighting acts of kindness throughout our school.  We hope you can also share acts of kindness at home with your family and friends.

Welcome Back


It was a great first week back!  We welcomed 76 new JKs to our St Gregory family and returning students and staff were happy to connect with friends they haven’t seen in a while.

Our first butterfly hatched and we still have 4 more at different stages of development.  They are sitting in the front foyer if you want to take a peek.

Upcoming Events

Our first Catholic  School Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 18 at 6:30 in the Library.  We encourage you to join us. It is a great way to get involved and support our school.  If you require childcare in order to attend please call and let us know before noon on the day of the meeting.  Nominations for new Council members will be available after the first meeting.

Currently, our members are helping us prepare and organize the Welcome Back BBQ and Open House, scheduled for Thursday, Sept 27. 5:30-7pm

We hope you will join us.


Sunday, September 23 is St Mary’s Church Feast Day Celebration. 11:00 Mass will be celebrated By Archbishop O’Brien, followed by a BBQ, live music and activities for children.   Notes are going home this week so organizers can gather numbers.

Looking forward to a great year!


Paula Perrault



Helpful Website Tips

Welcome to our 2018-2019 school year.  A few important notes:

  • The monthly newsletter is posted each month in the “For Parents” section under Newsletters
  • The monthly calendar is sent home as well and dates are found in Upcoming Events
    • If you click on the School Events tab in the “For Parents” section you can link all events to your google or apple calendar.  Very handy to stay current.
  • Catholic School Council also has a tab in the “For Parents” section.  You can find upcoming meetings, list of the parent council and minutes from the meetings.
  • The tab “SchoolCashOnline” has a link to our online program.  All field trips, milk, pizza, sub and BBQ orders are done through SCO.
  • NEW this year – Fundraising with Amazon.  A percentage of all sales made will come back to the school.  If you shop on Amazon go in through our link so that the school can raise funds while you shop.  Please let family and friends know too!
  • NEW this year – STEO tab.  This will link you to any delays or cancellations.  Often the phone lines are busy and this is an easy way to see what is happening.

A New School Year Begins

We are gearing up for the start of a New School Year.  The floors are sparkling, supplies are being delivered and were are busy getting everything ready for September 4.  It is going to be a great year and we are planning some exciting things.

We are excited to welcome all our new students, and to see all of our returning students.

Our new Board Theme, Be Holy – Joy Springs from a Loving Heart will be reflected in many of our actions and activities throughout the year.  We look forward to sharing these with you.

If you have recently moved into the area and wish to register, please drop by the school or call us for more information.  The registration form can also be downloaded at

See you all soon!



The FINAL Wave

The staff waving to the final bus as it leaves for the summer!  Wishing everyone a happy and safe summer!

Jump Rope for Heart 2018

Thank y0u so much for all those who participated in Jump Rope for Heart.  This year our school raised $13,775!!!  Here are a couple of pictures from the day:

Catholic School Council update

A huge thank you to our Catholic School Council that worked so hard to ensure yet another successful Carnival and BBQ.  Mother Nature did not give us the best weather however many smiles were spotted on Thursday evening at the school.  Thank you to the many volunteers who came out to help and donated cakes!  We also wanted to thank the CSC for a great year.  You work hard to ensure that we have a great school community and we truly appreciate all the work you do.  Please note as well that the scheduled meeting for Thursday, June 21st has been cancelled.  It is such a busy time of year –  enjoy the summer and we will see you again in September!








Summer Reading BINGO

Summer is a great time to curl up with a book and relax.  Here is a Summer Reading Bingo to keep reading interest high.  Print off a copy and cross off the ones you complete.  Can you get a full card?

White Pine Tree Planting

Our Kindergarten classrooms were gifted  white pine tree saplings! Ontario adopted the white pine as an official provincial symbol on May 1, 1984. Found throughout Ontario, it is the tallest tree in the province and can live over 250 years.

Yesterday our Kindergarten classes planted these saplings. They will remain a symbol of our classroom community for years to come. The tree will continue to be nurtured by the Kindergarten students as they travel along their school journey, growing older and taller, just as the trees do.


Check out our Facebook page for more pictures!

Mabel’s Labels

If any of you have ever seen our Lost and Found Table you will understand why Catholic School Council has set up an account with Mable’s Labels.     We want  to ensure your children bring home all their belongings.  If you are interested in purchasing  individualized labels  to mark items please visit Mabel’s Labels and click on the Support a Fundraiser button.   Click here to go the the website  – select St Gregory from the Dropdown list of schools/organizations (it my take a minute for the list to load).

This fundraiser will continue indefinitely so you can order online, anytime.

Thank you for your support.



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