Week at a Glance: February 21 – 24

Monday, February 20
Family Day – No Classes  – Provincial holiday         

Tuesday, February 21
Option Sheet presentations
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
Theatre Aquinas – Sears Rehearsal – 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – theatre – Ms. Lidstone
Relay4 Life meeting – 2:30 p.m. – Rm 203- Mr. Culina
Literacy course- 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Rm 203 -205 – Ms. Caddick
Sr. Girls Volleyball – 3:45 p.m. – gym- hosting Georgetown – Mr. Szpakowski
Girls Varsity Hockey Tournament – York University – all day – Mrs. Sdao
Gr. 11 I.B. Field trip – 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. – UTM Library – Mrs. Finn

Wednesday, February 22
Civvies Day for $2 – donation to local charity
Humans for Humanity Meeting – 2:30 p.m. Rm 212 – Chaplain – Ms. Rerecich
Mock Trial meeting – 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Rm310 – Ms. Styka/Mrs. Robertson
Girls Varsity Hockey Tournament – York University – all day – Mrs. Sdao
Midget Girls Volleyball playoff – at Hayden S.S. – all day – L. Zavaglia
Sr. Boys Basketball – 5:45 p.m. – at Holy Trinity
Sr. Boys Hockey – Glen Abbey rink – O.T.  – 3:30 p.m. – Mr. Alderson

Thursday, February 23
Best Buddies – Exec. Meeting – 8:00 a.m. Rm 214 Ms. Nieuwendyk
Mock Trial meeting – 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Rm 310 – Ms. Styka/Mrs. Robertson
Theatre Aquinas – Sears Rehearsal – 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – theatre – Ms. Lidstone
DECA Business Club – Meeting – 2:30 p.m. – library – Mrs. Mancinelli
Aquinas School Newspaper 2:30 p.m. – Rm 305 – Ms. Power
Literacy course- 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Rm 203 -205- Ms. Caddick
Ping Pong Club – 2:30 p.m. – in Atrium- Ms. Bilinski
SOS Chaplaincy Meeting – 2:30 p.m. – Rm 104 – Chaplain – Ms. Rerecich
Sr. Boys Hockey – 3:30 p.m. – at Corpus Christi- Mr. Alderson

Friday, February 24
Sign-language Club meeting 8:00 a.m. Rm 207- Mrs. Finn
Auto show field trip – 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Toronto – Mr. Haddad/Mr. Morgante

Upcoming important dates:
March 1 – Ash Wednesday Mass
March 6 – Speaker -Chris Vollum – Social Media
March 7- Honour Roll Breakfast
March 10- P.A. Day – no classes
March 13 – 17 March Break – no classes

Bussing and Transportation Changes

Bus Changes to start on Thursday February 9th.

  1. Students who were assigned to Route 204 have now been assigned to Route 200 – there are no changes to the times just the Route number – there will be no Route 204 in the morning only.
  2. Two stops have moved from Route 200 to Route 235 – On Ford Dr & Dunedin Rd (NW Corner) and On Kingsway Dr & Prince John Cir (NE Corner)
  3. Two other stops have moved from Route 200 to Route 372 – On Chartwell Rd & Maple Ave (NW Corner) and On Constance Dr & Maple Ave (NE Corner) relocated to On Maple Ave & Constance Dr (SE Corner)
Students and Parents will be able to access these changes on the Halton Student Transportation Services website Monday evening.

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