ABA Bonanza

Dear Parents and Guardians, The St. Thomas Aquinas Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA For All Bonanza, an event running for one entire day in our school on May 23, 2019. This event will showcase what we do in education to support the use of ABA Methodology, highlighting the collaboration of multiple disciplines (Behaviour Analysts, Itinerants, Child and Youth Counselors, Speech Language Pathologists and Communication Disorder Assistants), and celebrating all the great things already happening in our Board. The ABA Bonanza is an exciting opportunity to learn more about Educational ABA and to help all those who … Continue reading

Inside Ride

Hey Raiders! The Inside Ride’s, ‘Party with a Purpose‘ date has been set and its approaching quickly. We need your help to reach our goal of $25,000 which will support children with cancer and their families. If you are interested in creating or being a member of a team read the infromation below! If you have already created a team keep fundraising on the account you set up in April. When is the Inside Ride: Thursday May 30th Registration & Fundraising Create a Team of 6 (No more, no less) Fill out the Inside Ride google form at: https://goo.gl/SfCNCY Register … Continue reading

HCDSB Celebrates Catholic Education Week!

HCDSB will be joining school boards across the province to celebrate Catholic Education Week from May 5 through May 10, 2019! Throughout the week, students, staff, parents and members of our community will participate in a variety of events and activities that showcase the importance of our Catholic schools. This year’s theme, ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’, reminds us that our schools exist to help students form and grow as disciples of Christ. The five sub-themes for Catholic Education Week are: Rooted in PrayerLiving in CommunityDoing Justice & Creating HopeJourneying Together in FaithSharing the Good News Students, staff, and families can follow along and … Continue reading

Help Reduce the Spread of Germs

Hand Hygiene Frequent hand hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and illness. Hand washing with soap and water and using hand sanitizer (alcohol based hand rub or ABHR) are two effective methods to accomplish hand hygiene. Assist children with hand washing upon arrival at the child care centre. *ABHR should only be used under supervision in child care centres. It should not be used when hands are visibly dirty/soiled or when hands are wet. When to Wash Hands: Before and after handling, preparing and eating food, bottle feeding, using water tables, putting on and removing … Continue reading

Summer School 2019

Registration for this year’s summer school is now open. Students are to log into their myblueprint account and under the continuing education tab they are to select the summer school course that they want to take. Once you have selected the course you must print out the sign-off sheet (have parent/guardian sign) and bring it to your guidance counsellor. NOTE: Your summer school submission will not be approved until you return your sign off sheet signed by a parent/guardian.

Please note: MyBlueprint will close on June 21st at 4pm. After that date students must register at Thomas Merton.

Instructions on how to register for summer school can be found in guidance and on the student services website.


Relay for Life is back at STA!

An initiative by the Canadian Cancer Society, Relay for life is an event to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost and change the future. You will also make a difference and have fun with every step you take together. When you Relay, you help ensure no one faces cancer alone. The event will be held on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 from 2:00-8:00pm. Registration information can be found at www.relayforlife.ca/sta. Students can register in teams of 8, where one person walks the track at all times. There will be games and activities taking place for those who are not walking the track. The first … Continue reading