Hi Defender Families,

We hope you are enjoying this P.D. Day with your families. In the morning our team took some time to look at High Impact Math Strategies and we are learning about innovative practices in the afternoon. The pictures below show the teachers working through a Math challenge before we reflected on the strategies that would support our students’ success.

I am taking a few minutes to reach out to our community over lunch with an important message from our Catholic Parent Advisory Council:

We NEED your help. The WCDSB has determined that our Pepperette fundraiser is in violation of the its nutritional policies. The policies are based on directives from the ministry and are not negotiable. However, we have a great plan for a new fundraiser which will be bigger and better than ever! We are going to need help to pull it off from parents who are interested in joining the fundraising team. There will be many different ways to be involved. We are really excited to involve more parents in our community and create a bigger positive impact on the learning opportunities for all of our children. Please email Bree Almeida at breealmeida8914@gmail.com if you are interested in being a part of this exciting initiative.