|IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
June 18 - Spirit Day! Wear your favourite shoes!
June 19 - End of Year Mass at the Church (Gr's 1-8)
Final Pita Day of the School Year
June 20 - Play Day (Gr's 1-8)
Final Pizza Day of the School Year
Final Healthy Snack Day of the School Year
June 21 - RAINDATE for Playday
Final Milk Day of the School Year
June 24 - Report Cards go home
June 25 - Grade 8 Graduation Mass 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary
Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony/Dance 7 p.m. at the School
June 28 - Last Day of School! There is early dismissal at 2:15 p.m. today.
We wish all of our St. Anthony of Padua Families a safe and enjoyable summer!
|ARE YOU MOVING?
If your child will not be returning to St. Anthony's in September, please let the office know as soon as possible, as we are in the midst of planning for next year's classes.
|SEPTEMBER 2013 OPENING PROCEDURES
Tuesday, September 3rd - Back to School!
Parents are asked to review the procedures below for looking up their child’s class placement for September. Please note that this format will NOT be available BEFORE Thursday, August 29th.
Parents will need their child(ren)’s OEN number which is found at the top of their report card. Please keep your child’s report card handy for this reason, as OEN numbers cannot be given out over the phone. You will need to come into the school office to obtain your child’s OEN number if you do not have their report card to refer to.
Follow these steps to access this information:
3. Click on ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLACEMENT tab. Note: this tab will not appear until August 29th.
4. Enter OEN, click SEARCH.
5. Your child’s name, grade and classroom placement will be displayed.
On the first day of school, Grade 1-8 students and parents proceed to the gym where they will meet their teachers and classroom placements will be confirmed. Please note, all lists are tentative until after the first week of school as numbers can change.
|JK/SK 2013-2014 Registration
Registration for JK students for September 2013 and NEW SK students.
Criteria and documentation for admission:
-JK students must be 4 years old by December 31, 2013
-SK students must be 5 years old by December 31, 2013
If your child has been baptized:
- Child’s Catholic Baptismal Certificate (Roman or Eastern Rite)
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- Child’s Immunization Record
If your child has not been baptized:
- The Catholic Baptismal Certificate (Roman or Eastern Rite) of at least one birth parent.
Please Note: If your child is presently attending JK, you do not need to register him/her for Senior Kindergarten.
The Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program will be implemented at St. Anthony of Padua School in 2014-2015.
Bus Schedules 2013-2014
Bus schedules will be posted on the front window of the main entrance of the school during the last week of August. The information outlines the bussing schedule, times and pick-up points for students who are eligible to take the bus. Only eligible students who live more than 1.6 km (or who live East of Fourth Line Rd.) from the school are permitted to take the bus to and from school.
Cross-Boundary Students and those who live within walking distance from the school are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from school. Bus transportation under the Empty Seat Policy will be considered in late September. This is an annual application. Any previous approval does not set a precedence or establish a right to transportation. For safety reasons the school and board must know who is riding the bus.
Halton Student Transportation Services Online Portal
An online portal for parents called GEOQUERY will be available for the 2013-2014 school year. A link will be available on the HSTS website. Through GEOQUERY your will have secure and easy access to bus schedules, delays, cancellations, and e-mail notifications if bus routes are running late. Transportation schedules for September 2013 will be available the week of August 20th at www.haltonbus.ca. Look for the GEOQUERY link where there will be login requirements.
|St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Hours
Our Board designated hours for St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Elementary School are as follows:
8:55 a.m. Yard Supervision Begins
9:10 a.m. Entry Bell
9:15 a.m. Instruction Begins
10:40 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. Morning Recess
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch Hour
2:35 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Afternoon Recess
3:45 p.m. Dismissal
• Kindergarten sessions will be
- 9:10 to 11:45 a.m. (morning class)
- 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (afternoon class)
Supervision outside does not begin until 8:55 a.m. Students should not arrive to school before this time.
St. Anthony of Padua is located at 1240 Tupper Drive, north of Derry Road and east of Thompson Road.
From the Q.E.W., take Hwy 25 North, turn right on Derry Road, then left on Thompson Road. Turn right on McCuaig Drive and proceed to the school which is on the right side.
|SCHOOL DRESS CODE
St. Anthony of Padua's standard of dress is set by the good judgment and discretion of our parents. This usually eliminates the need for the school to play the undesirable role of ‘enforcer’. The school is a special place and the students are learning a sense of dignity and seriousness about learning. It follows that our style of dress should reflect that standard. As a Catholic school we ask our students to ensure that they dress in a manner that reflects our Faith and sense of morality. When the weather is warm, we want our students to be comfortable yet neatly attired in appropriate clothing.
Boys must wear full length T-shirts with a sleeve (no muscle shirts or cut-off T-shirts are allowed for regular class or gym wear).
Girls are not to wear anything strapless (or any top that leaves the shoulders, back or midriff bare---3 inch rule for straps).
Boys and girls are permitted to wear shorts provided they are modest. Shorts should cover to mid -thigh when seated.
T-shirts with inappropriate graphics/pictures and/or sayings are not permissible.
For safety reasons, proper footwear (sneakers, closed in shoes) is required for gym and outdoor play. Footwear, such as flip flops, higher heeled shoes etc., increase the risk of injury and should be avoided.
Thank you for your support.
|2013-2014 GRADE 8 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS
Bishop P. F. Reding Catholic Secondary School:
AP Information Night – Thursday, November 14, 2013
Grade 8 Parent Information Night – Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School
Grade 8 Parent Information Night – Thursday, November 21, 2013
|NEWCOMERS TO CANADA OUTREACH SERVICES
The Halton Multicultural Council in partnership with the Halton Catholic District School Board has developed the Youth Settlement Program for newcomer families funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Youth Settlement Workers:
• Attend registration with parents
- To make registering your child for school easier, we have Youth Settlement Workers that speak your language. Call 905-464-3187 and ask for a Youth Settlement Worker.
• Help newcomer families interact with schools to maximize parent involvement, with the goal of student success
• Provide interpretation and translation services
• Connect families with useful services in the community to help students and their parents transition into the community and schools
|Visitors to the School\School Security
Visitors (including parents) and volunteers must enter through the front doors of the school in order to gain entry to the school at anytime during the regular school day. Visitors are required to proceed to the office, sign in and collect a Visitor’s Badge. If your child is late, s/he must use the front door to gain entry to the building. With this protocol in place, please make every effort to be punctual. If you have something to drop off to your child, please leave it at the front office where we will be happy to assist. These are safety precautions which also minimize classroom interruptions.
Please do not enter the yard or visit the playground areas during the school day without signing in at the office. Remember that you are a stranger to other children, so always sign in at the office. Thank you for your continued support in ensuring the safety of our children.
Please review the Ministry of Education pamphlet, An Introduction to Combined Classes
, for further information and answers to your questions regarding combined grades. This publication can be found at the Ministry of Education's website http://www.edu.gov.on.ca