Important dates and information for Grade 2’s making their First Communion and Reconciliation can be found here
This fall St. Gregory Catholic School held 2 Food Drives. One at Thanksgiving and another in December for World Day of the Poor. We would like to thank all of the students, parents and families who helped make this such a success. Today we received a letter letting us know that in the fall we collected a total of 1748 lbs of food! Well done everyone. That is truly making a difference to those in our community that need it. A copy of the letter can be seen here. Thank you once again for your generous support of this worthy cause.
Did you know that Giraffes Can Dance! Yes indeed when they practice and try really hard to learn a new skill even Giraffes Can learn to Dance!
Today as part of our Literacy Day events we snuggled up with one of our favourite books. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. This is a great book to help children build resiliency and persevere when something is difficult.
Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting when students persevere, recheck their work to learn something new or find a second way to solve a problem that they found tough. We have created a little certificate to help them build their perseverance muscle.
You can help do this at home too. When some says “I can’t _______” we add the word “YET” and then celebrate as we learn the new skill!.
I can’t dance…….YET
I can’t do this math problem….YET
I can’t read that sentence…..YET
Join with us as we celebrate the Power of YET!
You can snuggle up and watch the interactive Book at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvuNjPLP9J0
Happy Family Literacy day!
We will meet in the gym at 2:30 to celebrate Literacy Day!
Here are some pictures from our Snuggle Up and Read Day:
Please Join Us
Catholic Education Coalition
Catholic Education – Inspiration, Confidence and Hope
A presentation by Bishop Gerard Bergie
All are Welcome
February 22, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Live-streamed to Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place
Please contact your school principal, Mrs. Perrault, to register by February 15, 2018
For more information please click here.
St. Gregory Catholic School is now accepting new student registrations for September 2018!
We invite parents to stop by and pick up a registration package during Kindergarten Registration Week, which begins Monday, January 15. Parents are welcome to drop in during our Kindergarten Registration Open House, which takes place Monday, January 15 from 5 – 7 pm.
We will also host a more formal Open House Thursday, April 18 from 6-7 pm when parents and students will meet the teachers and visit the classrooms. Please visit the CDSBEO website registration page at http://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/students-parents/registration/ for information on how to register your child.
Please call the school if you have any questions or concerns at 613-257-8468. We look forward to welcoming your child to Kindergarten.
If you wish to practice the songs the Grade 1 -3 students will be singing on the 15th you can find them at the links posted here.
Christmas Songs Instrumental 2017
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Deck the Halls
The agenda for the day is as follows:
9:15 – Children enter as usual
9:45 – Children go to the teacher’s room they will be singing with – ready to go board the bus or walk. (Have them bring snack for after they return).
Time to practice, Final washroom
10:15 board buses or walk
- Notre Dame CHS – Buiting Landry WALK (SINGING INSIDE OR OUT)
- Stoneridge Retirement Home – Cox/Dupont – Walk (SINGING INSIDE)
- Town Hall – Haime/Belisle – Walking (SINGING INSIDE)
- Carleton Place Terrace – Bruyere /McKinnon – Bus #1 (SINGING INSIDE)
- Fresh Co – KD /Fontaine – Bus #1 (SINGING OUTSIDE)
- IDA Mall – Brownlee /O’Grady – Bus #2 (SINGING OUTSIDE)
- Waterside – Coleman /Hanson – Bus #3 (SINGING INSIDE)
Approximately 10:30 – 11:15 you will be at the site and singing. You will want to repeat songs, move a round…..
11:15 – Board buses and return to the school.
Once back at school students stay with the teacher they went signing with to have snack. If it is nice weather they will all go outside for hot chocolate and signing. Some students will need to return to their home classroom to get their snow pants before going outside.
11:30 – Hot Chocolate and Carols in the yard weather permitting ( gym if bad weather)
12:20-1 Lunch as usual
1:10 PM – Advent assembly followed by afternoon activities.
Song Practices: Wednesday Dec 6 – 2:30;
Friday, Dec 8 following 2:10 Advent service;
Tuesday, Dec 12- 2:30
Brunch with Santa
sponsored by the St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus
is taking place Sunday, Dec 17th at St. Mary’s Church, Carleton Place
after both the 9 am and 11 am Masses.
All are welcome to attend and it is FREE!
Click here for information about the local Angel Tree/Gift Basket Campaign.
During each Advent season, St Gregory Catholic School supports the Christmas Basket Program which provides gifts for children who otherwise might go without at Christmas time.
In years past, our students have donated hundreds of dollars to this cause. In this light, from now until December 11th, the school will be accepting donations from students and their families which will provide gifts for a specific child allocated to each classroom. Teachers will shop for the “angels” and gifts will be picked up at the school.
Please encourage your child to earn extra money over the next few weeks which they are willing to donate in order to make another child’s Christmas extra special. All donations can be made on our SchoolCash Online system.
If you have any questions please contact the school. Thank you!
Catholic schools have been part of Ontario communities for over 170 years and play a vital role in the province by producing graduates who are collaborative contributors to the common good of society.
The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) provides the provincial voice for elected Catholic school trustees to promote and protect publicly funded Catholic education. The OCSTA has launched a new campaign, called Together in Faith, to strengthen support for Catholic education in Ontario.
Parents are invited to sign up and join in strengthening our community of support for Catholic education in Ontario by visiting www.togetherinfaith.ca. When you sign up, you will be provided with ongoing information about our Catholic system and will be counted among the many Ontarians who want to protect our incredible Catholic schools.
Thank you for continuing to choose Catholic education. We look forward to continuing this journey together.