Week at a Glance: January 16 – 20

Monday, January 16
Culminating Activities continue to Jan 20th
Eco Club Meeting – 2:30 p.m. Rm 213 – Mr. Thomson
Chess Club Meeting – 2:30 p.m. Rm 218 – Mr. Catlin
French Club Meeting – 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Rm 212 – Mrs. Vucina
Theatre Aquinas – Rehearsal – 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.- in theatre- Ms. Lidstone
Raiders for Life Meeting – 2:30 p.m. – Rm 215 – Chaplain- Ms. Rerecich
Student Success – extra help – 2:30 p.m. – Room 201 – Mrs. Kiss
Sr. Boys Hockey – 3:30 p.m. Bishop Redding S.S. – Mr. Alderson

Tuesday, January 17
Math EQAO – Gr 9 math assessment
Student Council Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – in Theatre – Mrs. Miller
Art Club Meeting –2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rm 304 – Mrs. Jasionowska
Learn My Aquinas.me – 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Rm 322 – Mr. D. Thompson
Team Unbreakable – Running Club – 2:30 p.m. – in front of cafeteria – Ms. Maciel
Theatre Aquinas – Rehearsal – 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.- in theatre – Ms. Lidstone
Sears Drama Festival – Rehearsal – 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. in theatre – Ms. Lidstone
Jr./Sr. Girls Volleyball – 3:30 & 4:45 hosting Garth Webb S.S – Bradica/Szpakowski

Wednesday, January 18
STA Stag Day
Theatre Aquinas – Rehearsal – 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.- in theatre – Ms. Lidstone
Sears Drama Festival – Rehearsal – 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. in theatre – Ms. Lidstone
Humans for Humanity Meeting – 2:30 p.m. Rm 212 – Chaplain – Ms. Rerecich
Sr. Boys Hockey – 3:30 p.m. – Glen Abbey Rec. Centre – Mr. Alderson

Thursday, January 19
Best Buddies – Exec. Meeting – 8:00 a.m. Rm 214 Ms. Nieuwendyk
Art Council meeting- 7:50 a.m. – in theatre – Ms. Lidstone
Anime Club – Meeting 2:30 p.m. – Rm 218 – Mr. Catlin
DECA Business Club – Meeting – 2:30 p.m.- Library – Mrs. Mancinelli
Anime Club – Meeting – 2:30 p.m. – Rm 218 – Mr. Catlin
Aquinas School Newspaper 2:30 p.m. – Rm 305 – Ms. Power
Team Unbreakable Running Club – 2:30 p.m. in front of cafeteria – Ms. Maciel
Ping Pong Club – 2:30 p.m. – in Atrium- Ms. Bilinski
Ski and Snowboard Team – GHAC race – 8:30 to 2:20 p.m. – Alpine Ski Club- Ms. Jasmin
SOS Chaplaincy Meeting – 2:30 p.m. – Rm 104 – Chaplain – Ms. Rerecich
Student Success – extra help – 2:30 p.m. – Room 201

Friday, January 20
Sign-language Club meeting 8:00 a.m. Rm 207- Mrs. Finn
PJs (Peace and Justice) – meeting cafeteria – 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Mrs. Robertson

Upcoming important dates:
January 25 -Last day of classes for Semester 1
January 26, 27, 30, 31 exam days
February 1 – conflict reschedule exam day
February 2 – Exam review day
February 3 – P.A. Day for secondary school students
February 6 – Semester 2 classes begin
February 9 – Girls Night In
February 10 – Final Report cards distributed

After School Literacy Program

Worried about the upcoming Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)?

The After School Literacy Program ​ is just the thing for you! The course will be running every TUESDAY and THURSDAY from February 16, 2017 to March 28, 2017, with an additional class on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (the day before the literacy test). Please see ​course calendars​ for specific session dates.

Topics for study will include how-to lessons on the following:
❖ effective reading strategies
❖ newspaper writing
❖ series of opinion paragraphs
❖ strategies for answering multiple choice questions
❖ reading and interpreting graphic, informational and narrative texts.

BUT … there is more! You will also receive a delicious snack to help you fuel through the course!

Permission forms can be found in the main office​, or by clicking here​. Please return the bottom portion of the permission form, regardless of whether your son/daughter plans on attending, to the main office marked “Attention: Mrs. M. Thomas​” by Tuesday, February 7, 2017​.

 

Exam Care Packages

Tired of nagging your son/daughter to get studying? Want to let him/her know you are thinking of them during this stressful time?

Perhaps this exam care package will get the message across!

These are available for purchase online through St. Thomas Aquinas CSS. Please indicate his/her first period classroom.

These will be delivered the week of Jan. 16-20, 2017.

These will only be available for purchase from January 11-18, 2017!

Support your son/daughter by purchasing an exam care package!

Thank you for helping us support your students as they prepare for exams.

The Exam Care Package, put together by STA’s Raiders for Life.

FOR $7.50, YOUR SON/DAUGHTER WILL RECEIVE A PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES:
-a pencil (eraser tip is PVC and latex free)
-a pen
-an eraser (PVC and Latex free)
-a highlighter
-a package of hot chocolate
-a lollipop (gluten-free, nut-free)
-an exam survival guide

 

CAT4 Test – Parking Information

Attention parents of Grade 8 students who are completing the CAT4 test this Saturday November 19, 1PM – 4PM. The STA parking lot is being used as an overflow area for the Oakville Santa Claus Christmas Parade. Please be prepared to drop off your son/daughter and to expect delays exiting.

‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’ Student Contest

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are pleased to let you know that the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from November 10 through December 2, 2016.

Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas, and highlight in their individual submissions, how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas.

Students will be able to send in submissions for the following three (3) categories:

Best artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.)
Best original song
Best short video

More information about the contest can be found on the Board’s website: Keeping Christ in Christmas contest page.

Submission Deadline: December 2, 2016.

Have a question?

If you have any questions or need help, please feel free to email us at: communications@hcdsb.org or contact us by using the hashtag: #KeepingChrist on Twitter, or post a comment on our Facebook page.

We look forward to showcasing the creative talents of our students!

Sincerely,
Halton Catholic District School Board