Welcome Back Everyone
I hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer holidays. No doubt you are picking out backpacks, lunch boxes and new outfits in preparation for the new school year.
We are back in the office getting things ready for the first day on Wednesday, Sept 4. Teachers are busy preparing lessons and the classrooms.
Our Library has a new look which is AWESOME! They took out the old carpet and put in a beautiful new floor.
If you are new to our school, I extend you a sincere welcome. I know I am a bit biased, but this is an AMAZING school community. Please drop by and introduce yourself. Consider joining us for a Catholic School Council meeting or volunteer to read with children. You can also attend any of our school masses and our Welcome Back BBQ and Open House.
A couple reminders that help things run smooth:
Label Everything with your child’s name. You would be amazed at the number of items we send to Goodwill every year because they are unclaimed. A permanent marker works fine but we also have an account with Mable’s Labels if you wish to buy labels . Find our school listed under Support a Fundraiser (note: you need to put the period after the ‘St’ in St. Gregory to find us in the list.
If your child is absent, please call and let us know. Call the school and leave a message or if you know in advance you can put a note in their Agenda. If you don’t call, we will be calling you as every child must be accounted for every day.
For those who use the Extended Day Program you must also call Lyse Lachapelle if your child will not be attending.
Follow us on Facebook. This school year we will be increasing the information we share with families. We will provide tips, ways to support learning at home, reminders and other helpful information. If you don’t use Facebook you can also check our school website for Blog posts and articles under Parent Information.
Weekly Updates. Every Sunday we send out a Week At a Glance ( WAG). This gives you the important information for the upcoming week. Please ensure we have your preferred email.
See you all soon!
The CDSBEO would like to invite parents to one of two upcoming information sessions regarding the recent bell time changes announced on May 28, for schools in Lanark County, Smiths Falls, and parts of Leeds County.
Information sessions will be held next week, on the following dates. Parents are welcome to attend.
- June 10, 2019 at Carleton Place High School in Carleton Place, 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
- June 13, 2019 at St. John Elementary School in Perth, 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Also, please remember that all parent surveys regarding Before and After School Programs must be returned to your school by Friday, June 7, 2019.
For additional information, please visit www.steo.ca/belltimechanges or call 1-855-441-1589.
We need your help in preparing for Carnival. If you are able to donate a cake for the cake auction please see the note attached. Thank you for helping make this exciting event a huge success!
Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO) is changing school bus pickup and drop off schedules for fall 2019 for CDSBEO and UCDSB in the Northwestern region of the school districts, affecting mainly Lanark County, Smiths Falls, and some schools in Leeds County.
The changes will create a consistent 8:00 a.m. start time for secondary schools, and start times for elementary schools between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Parents will have received a letter which went home with their child yesterday, as well, a parent survey to collect feedback on childcare requirements in light of these changes was included for families with children in grades JK to grade 6. Please ensure that these surveys are returned to the school before June 7, 2019.
To learn more about specific changes to school bus service, visit www.steo.ca/belltimechanges or call STEO at 1.855.441.1589.
Due to the possibility of inclement weather on Thursday, May 23 the field trip to Mill of Kintail has been re-scheduled. Please see you child’s agenda for your class’ new date.
Congratulations to Mrs. Paula Perrault who received her Principal of the Year award at the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario’s Gala Dinner on Friday, April 26th.
Congratulations to Ruby Anderson and Wes Gervais who were winners of the Legion Remembrance Day Poster contest. They received their prizes this past weekend.
Congratulations to our Bravo Breakfast recipient Kate Jewell. See the full press release here.
Our next movie night is Friday, March 29th at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30.
We encourage you to bring blankets, pillows and wear your pj’s to the movie night! Spend a cozy evening with your family while enjoying a great movie and snacks!
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In the March Newsletter that was sent home there was an error in the groups listed. Please see the School Newsletter for March on the Parent page for the correct group time. Sorry for any confusion.