Friday, April 13, 2018

Minutes from March 27th, 2018 School Council Meeting

St. Anthony School Council Meeting
March 27, 2018 / 6:00 PM / ST ANTHONY   


  1. Prayer
     Dear Lord,
     Thank you for bringing us together this evening.
     Please help us to listen to one another and share ideas so that
we can do our very best for the students and their families at St. Anthony Catholic School. Amen.

  1. Principal’s report & Teacher’s report
Principal’s Report:
  1. EQAO - Students in Gr 3 & 6. Reviewed upcoming dates: May 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31.
  • All testing will done first block on each of the mornings and will be given time to complete their work block 2.
  • Encouraged parents to not make appointments for their children on these dates.
  2) Catholic Education Week - May 7th - 11th
  • Open House is on Monday, May 7th. Parents will be invited into the school at 8:30 am for coffee and muffins. Our liturgy will begin in the gym at approximately 8:45 am.
  • Parents will then be invited into the classroom to see student work, to experience a lesson in progress
  3) St. Anthony BBQ - Thursday, June 21st at 4:00 pm
  • Knights of Columbus will provide hotdogs for our community
  • M. Girard and a few of our junior students will provide music
  • There will be a bouncy castle - our plan is to do some fundraising for our bouncy castle by selling freezies and making class gift baskets ( more to come on that…)
  4) St. Anthony Running Club for students in Grades 2 to 6.
  • a commitment to work on improving the overall fitness of our students
  • students will run regularly at school and at home and will track their fitness progress - also encouraged to do other fitness related activities as part of the tracking - students invited to participate in the Run Ottawa Marathon on Sunday, May 27th, a 1.2 km run, as a culmination of their fitness goals.
  5) There have been overall improvements in the building - new floors and furniture in staff room; new desks/tables/chairs in classrooms.
  6) We have a Tower Garden in Room 008 - our EDP room across from the kinder classrooms
  • the kinder students had a salad lunch last week, celebrating the first batch of lettuce produced from the tower garden.
  7) Lenten Project - proceeds will go to Christie Lake Kids. We have been fundraising for our cause - photos, PJ Day, Bubblegum Day coming up.

  1. Items of discussion
    1. CSPA next Events & Board update
      1. Anxiety in School-Aged Children with Dr. Jean Clinton (April 3)
    2. Books, clothing & food donation
    3. Lunch lady - Thanks to Guadalupe as she has been making wraps for lunch
    4. Parent council representatives along with Mrs. AB attended a meeting organized by the Somerset West Community Health Centre to present and discuss their plans for the Supervised Injection Site opening at 55 Eccles. Site staff gave a presentation outlining the benefits to the community, how the SIS will function, and we had an opportunity to tour the future facility. SWCHC staff were available to answer questions. There will be opportunities for community engagement once the site opens.

  1. Next events
    1. Catholic Education Week (May 7th - 11th, 2018)
                Liturgy and Open House on Monday, May 7th at 8:00 - 11:00 am
          b.    Welcome to Kindergarten on Thursday, May 17th at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    c.    Start planning the Year end BBQ (June 21, 2018)

Next Meetings: April 26 / May 24  / June 6 // meetings start at @ 6pm
Sarah and Natacha, Co-Chairs, St. Anthony School Council

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Message from the school : Next Week at St. Anthony

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It will be a very busy week at St. Anthony Catholic School next week! Please see the link below for details.

We are looking for volunteers next Monday, December 18th at 1:00 - 3:00 pm to help us set up the gym for our Christmas Store. Please respond to this email if you are able to help us out or if you have questions. 

Cindy Aldrich-Braddon

St. Anthony Catholic School

Monday, December 11, 2017

Message from the school : SAN Community Update: Dec. 11-15th

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached updates for the upcoming week at St. Anthony Catholic School. 

Have a good week!


Cindy Aldrich-BraddonPrincipalSt. Anthony Catholic School

Summary of the last School Council Meeting (7 dec 2017)

Dear families,

Please find below a summary of what was discussed at the last school council meeting, on Dec, 7, 2017. Hopefully you can join us at our next meeting on Jan. 18, 2018.

Have a great day,


Summary of the School Council Meeting of Dec. 7, 2017 

1)Teacher Report:

  • Promote Tower Garden- Salad days, herbs and lettuce 
  • Assembly for Sports teams-  this Friday 2pm
  • Christmas choirs Dec 13 - Summerset west & Dec 16 - St Anthony’s Church
  • Thurs 21st last day for St. Luke’s donations
  • We Day and Bring it in Grey Cup success

2) Principal's Report:

  • Math and Language focus for teachers
  • St. Anthony  week 
  • Anti-bully focus continues
  • Thank you for the gifts of bread from Marlene, Looema’s mom.

Christmas Events

December 18      Volunteer needed to set up for Christmas Bazaar
December 19    Christmas Bazaar for kids
December 20 Gingerbread Houses to be built
December 22 School council to bake to thank the teachers
January 18 Next Meeting

  1. Items of discussion
    -CSPA next Events & Board update
    -Books, clothing & food donation
    -Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for donating snow pants ans jackets
    -School Cash online : we invite the parents to register and the Office is always available to help.
    -Need volunteers to make lunch for the kids. Contact us if interested.

  1. Next events
    1. Finalise the Christmas events
      1. Dec. 19 - Christmas Store
      2. Dec. 20 - Gingerbread Houses
    2. Dance (Feb. 2018)
    3. Education week (May 2018)
    4. Year end BBQ (June 21, 2018)

Next Meeting: Jan. 18, 2018 at 6pm (to organize the dance)
Sarah and Natacha, Co-Chairs, St. Anthony School Council

Monday, December 4, 2017

Message from the school : SAN Catholic School Community Update Dec. 4-8

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the two attachments. One is an update letter and the other is a calendar outlining all of our upcoming events throughout the month of December. 

Have a good week!

Cindy Aldrich-Braddon
St. Anthony Catholic School

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Events at St. Anthony

Dear Families, 

On December 19th the school will be organizing a Christmas Market to take place in the gym. In the spirit of giving, students will be able to purchase reasonably priced presents (0.25$) for their friends and families. 

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with setup on December 18th and with sales on December 19th. 

We are accepting donations of gently loved used toys, books, jewelry, housewares, etc. 

To volunteer or donate please contact the school office.

Also we were so pleased to hear that students from Holy Trinity High School will be joining us at St. Anthony on Tuesday, December 19th. Holy Trinity High School students will join us in the gym for some sports activities and we will have a special surprise show on that day for all students!

Please note the change in the date of the Gingerbread House Making to Wednesday, December 20th. All parents will be invited into the classrooms at that time to work with their children on building their gingerbread houses. A schedule will be coming home soon indicating when your child will be working on their gingerbread houses. 

We hope you can join us on those 2 days!

Sunday, November 26, 2017