May 5 is Red Dress Day

May 5 marks Red Dress Day, a significant day of remembrance dedicated to raising awareness and honouring the memory of the Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit individuals who have been victims of violence. On this day, people around the community wear red dresses or red clothing on this day as a symbol of remembrance and solidarity. This gesture represents their commitment to recognizing the dignity of every person and aligns with our Catholic values of compassion, justice, and the sanctity of life. We join in prayer and reflection, seeking healing and justice for all affected families and communities, while reaffirming our commitment to building a more inclusive and respectful society.

???? Attention all Defender families! ????

Are you ready to rally together for an EPIC cause? Our Defender Absenteeism campaign is officially IN FULL SWING! ???? It’s time to channel our inner superheroes and show up in force because Your Presence is our ultimate DEFENSE! ????✨

Did you know that a whopping 90% of student success comes down to simply showing up? That’s right! Your commitment to getting your children to school each day, ON TIME, is the key to unlocking their brightest futures! ???? So, are you in for the adventure of a lifetime?

But wait, there’s more! As if making a difference in your child’s education wasn’t rewarding enough, here’s an EXTRA bonus: By ensuring your kids attend school faithfully throughout the month of May, you could WIN big! ???? Picture this: A $100 Gift Certificate to a restaurant of YOUR choice, offering the perfect opportunity for some unforgettable family bonding over a delicious meal! ????️????‍????‍????‍????

So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars, set those alarms, and let’s make every school day count! Together, as one unstoppable Defender family, we’ll seize this opportunity to empower our children and create memories that last a lifetime! ???? Don’t miss out on the chance to be a HERO in your child’s story. Let’s do this! ???? #DefenderFamiliesUnite #AttendanceMatters #FamilyFunTime

As Catholic Education Week dawns upon us, the theme “Called to Love” rings with profound resonance and timeless significance. It serves as a gentle reminder of our sacred duty as individuals and as a community to embrace love in its purest form: the love that transcends boundaries, uplifts spirits, and nurtures souls.

For me, “Called to Love” encapsulates the essence of our shared humanity and our divine calling to extend compassion, kindness, and understanding to all. It speaks to the universal truth that love is not merely a fleeting emotion but a guiding principle that illuminates our path and shapes our interactions with the world around us.

In the context of Catholic education, this theme invites us to infuse every aspect of our learning journey with love — love for learning, love for one another, and above all, love for God. It beckons us to cultivate a culture of inclusivity, empathy, and acceptance, where each individual is valued for their inherent dignity and unique gifts.

As we reflect on “Called to Love,” let us also ponder the profound example set forth by Jesus Christ, whose life was a testament to the transformative power of love. May we strive to emulate His boundless compassion and selfless devotion in our daily lives, fostering a community where love reigns supreme and all are welcomed with open arms.

In essence, “Called to Love” serves as a beacon of hope and a rallying cry for unity, reminding us that through love, we can overcome any obstacle, heal any wound, and build a brighter, more compassionate world for generations to come.

Each day, during class time our teachers will engage in activities that celebrate us as people of Hope, Faith, Mercy, Justice and Joy. Speak with your children about the learning they will experience. It lead to some great discussions.

Our school assembly has been rescheduled for Monday May 13, 2024 at 1:45 p.m.

This is Us! Called To Love!

Engage with our Special Guests during our TABLE TALK:

Former Superintendents

Maria Ivankovic                                                                                                         Laura Shoemaker

We hope to see you there!

 

???? Drumroll, please! ???? Our Book Fair has officially wrapped up, and WOW, what an incredible success it was! ???? We want to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to each and every family who made the effort to join us and support this literary extravaganza! ????

Your enthusiasm and dedication truly made all the difference, transforming our Book Fair into a hub of excitement, discovery, and endless possibilities! From captivating stories to educational treasures, your purchases will ignite imaginations and inspire generations to come. ????

But beyond the books themselves, your presence at the fair created an atmosphere of community and shared love for reading that’s simply priceless. Together, we celebrated the magic of literature and fostered a lifelong passion for learning in our children. ????????

So, let’s give ourselves a round of applause for coming together as a force of literary greatness! ???????? Your support means the world to us, and we’re endlessly grateful for the opportunity to share this literary journey with you. Here’s to many more adventures in the wonderful world of books! ????✨,

St. Peter’s  Grade 8 Students Travel on a Train for the first time to Toronto! Read more…

 

Our Grade 8 students embarked on an amazing trip to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Toronto Blue Jays Game compliments of a wonderful a donor, referred to as “a St. Jerome’s Boy.”

We are forever grateful! The Parent volunteers that accompanied us, thank you so much for spending a great day with us!

  • May 6th-10th – Catholic Education Week/Mental Health Week
  • May 13-Catholic Education Week Assembly-1:45 pm
  • May 15-Track & Field
  • May 16-Welcome to Kindergarten Event
  • May 20-Victoria Day-No School
  • May 23- Intermediate Co-ed Soccer
  • May 28-Grade 6 EQAO Begins
  • May 31-PA Day
  • June 4-EQAO Begins-Grade 3
  • June 7-Mission Day
  • June 18-Co-Ed Soccer-Juniors
  • June 20-Year End Mass at Church
  • June 21- Grade 8 Graduation
  • June 24-Primary Play Day; Year End BBQ & Ice Cream Truck-5-7PM
  • June 28-PA Day