|ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA LENTEN PROJECT
For our Lenten Project, we will be raising money to support the organization “Sleeping Children Around the World”. This organization purchases bed kits for children in underdeveloped countries around the world. With each donation of $35.00, a child will receive a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, Olysett net (mosquito net), clothing, towel and school supplies. Beginning in the year 1970, this organization has raised over $23 million.
Students may bring in donations of any amount to be put toward purchasing bed kits on behalf of the school community, OR you as a family may choose to purchase a bed kit for $35.00 which will be donated in your family’s name. Families will be sent a picture of the child who receives the kit, holding a sign bearing your family name. We will be collecting funds during Lent.
Thank you for your generous support. With your help, we will be able to purchase a number of bed kits and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Donations will be accepted throughout the Lenten Season.
|Milton School Boundary Review
On Monday January 13th, the HCDSB held a first meeting with the School Boundary Review Committee. There are 8 schools involved, and 4 options for new school boundaries were presented effective for the September 2014 school year.
Please note that there is a display of the boundary options and maps in the front foyer of the school.
St. Anthony of Padua families mainly impacted include the following:
Students residing in the pocket/area south of Derry Rd and east of 4th Line.
Students registered in early French Immersion (grade 1- St. Peter’s)
Students registered in middle French Immersion (grade 5- Our Lady of Fatima)
Students enrolled in the gifted program (St. Peter’s)
NOTE: Families that were directed from Guardian Angels (area south of Derry Rd and east of 4th Line) in 2008 and 2011, could be redirected back to Guardian Angels. Furthermore, new student registrations for the 2014 French Immersion and gifted programs will be redirected to new locations.
School council wishes to keep you informed of this process. Key dates include:
• Friday, January 31 – School Boundary Review Process Interim Report will be posted on the HCDSB website www.hcdsb.org
• Monday, February 3rd – Community Consultation / Information Meeting will be held at Bishop Reding High School Cafeteria. HCDSB will present boundary options with opportunity for feedback and input. Parents must register to attend this meeting.
• Wednesday, February 5th – St. Anthony of Padua School Council meeting in library at 6:30pm (rescheduled from February 3rd). Parents are encouraged to attend to discuss the boundary review as a St. Anthony community.
• Monday, February 10th – Written comments from the Community are due.
• Friday, February 28th – the School Boundary Review Process Final Report will be posted on the Board website and the community will be informed of the next steps.
• Tuesday, March 4th – The School Boundary Review Committee presents the Final School Boundaries & Recommendations Report to the Board for consideration.
• Tuesday, March 18th – Delegations will be received by the Board and the Board will establish the School Boundaries and consider other recommendations of the Action Item / Final Report.
A final reminder that the previously scheduled school council meeting on Monday, February 3rd has been moved to Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30 pm! Council needs your input on this important matter affecting our school community.
Boundary Review Committee Representatives
Theresa Villard (Council Chair)
Tara Dal Bello (Council Member)
|FULL DAY EARLY LEARNING KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM REGISTRATION
St. Anthony of Padua will offer the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program (FD-ELKP) in September, 2014.
Registration for students NEW to the Kindergarten program beginning in September 2014 will be held on Tuesday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 29th at 9:00 - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Please Note: If your child is presently attending JK at St. Anthony’s you do not need to register him/her for the Full Day Kindergarten Program. We encourage all parents of potential school age students to register at this time to ensure the best possible classroom organization for September 2014.
Criteria and documentation for admission:
- students must be 4 years old by December 31, 2014
If your child has been baptized, you will need to bring:
- Child’s Catholic Baptismal Certificate (Roman or Eastern Rite)
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- Child’s Immunization Record
- Proof of Home Address (i.e. driver's license, etc.)
If your child has not been baptized, you will need to bring:
- The Catholic Baptismal Certificate (Roman or Eastern Rite) of at least one birth parent.
|FIRST ANNUAL VANIER MULTISPORT SUMMER CAMP!
Register now for a full week of sports instruction and activities for children ages 6-13. Click the link below for more information and a printable registration form.
|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.
|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
10:25 a.m. - 10:40 am. Recess (Gr.7-8)
10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Recess (Gr. 1-6 )
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch Hour
2:35 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Recess (Gr. 1-6)
2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Recess (Gr. 7-8)
3:45 p.m. Dismissal
• 2013-2014 Kindergarten sessions are:
- 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 EXPANSION BEGINS
Dear St. Anthony of Padua parents and guardians,
This year our school building will be expanding to facilitate the Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) Program for September 2014. We would like to update you on the progress and timeline. This week the construction mobilization begins.
We would like to advise our school community of the following:
-the playground construction fence will be moved back, as it was originally in early September.
-the back hallway on the first and second floor will become a restricted area
-caution and information signage will be present
-a construction trailer, storage container and washroom facilities will be added on site for the construction crew
We ask that you share this information with your child(ren) so they are well-advised. Our focus remains on student safety and through daily announcements, appropriate signage and teacher direction, students will understand safety expectations.
We thank you for your support and patience as we grow. We look forward to a larger and improved St. Anthony of Padua School by next Spring.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school office 905-864-8272.
Ms. K. Dobbie Mr. V. Monaco
Principal Vice Principal
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 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.
|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
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