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Showcase Night Rescheduled! — February 19th

RESCHEDULED!!! Due to the Inclement Weather we are rescheduling our Showcase night that was to take place on Wednesday, February 13th.

Attention all students in southern Leeds and Grenville. St. Mary invites you to our Showcase night on Tuesday, February 19th beginning at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. We welcome everyone and in particular the grade 6 and grade 8 students from our catchment area. Come out to this exciting event and see what it means to Be a Crusader!


School Closed on Wednesday, February 13th

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario will be closing all schools and administrative offices on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. This decision was made in consultation with neighbouring and coterminous school boards, as well as Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO).

There will also be no evening activities including community use of schools. All secondary open house events scheduled for Wednesday evening will be rescheduled with updated dates posted at www.cdsbeo.on.ca.
We expect schools to reopen on Thursday, February 14, however, should this change, information will be posted on all CDSBEO media channels before 6 a.m. on Thursday.


Brockville Transit Pass

The City of Brockville is offering a student transit pass at a reduced rate.  Consider buying one for your child!  Click below for details.

_Transit Student Pass

Brockville Transit Map


Exam Schedule Update

Important Message Regarding the Exam Schedule

The plan for exams can be found on our website at http://stmarychs.cdsbeo.on.ca/2019/01/25/further-exam-messaging-january-25th/

In summary the plan this week will proceed as follows:

  • Tuesday – 8:05 AM – Period 2 Exam (If Tuesday is canceled this exam would move to Wednesday afternoon)
  • Wednesday – 8:05 AM – Period 4 Exam
    • (Wednesday – 11:33 PM – Period 2 Exam if necessary)
  • Thursday — PA Day
  • Friday – 8:05 AM – Period 5 Exam
  • Friday – 11:33 PM — Semester 2 Starts following a week 1 modified schedule.

If transportation on both Tuesday and Wednesday is cancelled, then all remaining exams (Period 2, 4 and 5) will be canceled and semester 2 will start Friday, February 1st at 8:05 am following a week 2 schedule.

We encourage students to watch and listen to the media for possible STEO transportation cancellations.


Further Exam Messaging – January 25th.

This morning we discussed with the High School students the new exam schedule. We asked the students to bring home all their exam materials this weekend so that they would have what they needed in case of further inclement weather days. Keep in mind the school is always open so that they can use the facility on inclement weather days. We also discussed the possibility that the exam schedule could be changed to write an exam in the afternoon should this be necessary. If your child has any concerns then please reach out to school staff for help. We understand this has been a difficult situation and we thank you for your patience. PS – it was great to see the students this morning

Click her for the EXAM SCHEDULE- JANUARY 2019 – Updated January 24


Updated Exam Schedule

As we explained in our previous post, exams will begin on Monday, January 28th and we will finish our Culminating Activities on Friday, January 25th.  Please Please click here for the updated Exam Schedule.  Please note that Semester 2 starts on Friday, February 1st.  Students are expected to be in class on Friday.  Students not writing an exam in the morning are expected to be in class in the afternoon.  Supervision will be provided in the morning for those students or they may choose to arrive at lunch.


Culminating and Exam Update

Thank you for your patience with the Inclement Weather and the Exam and Culminating Schedule

This is a message to let parents and students know that high school exams will now start on Monday, January 28.  The PD day will remain on Thursday, January 31st due to commitments in elementary schools and other programs in the Board.

Friday, February 1st will remain the first day of Semester 2.  We will run a 4-period day in the afternoon and the last day of exams in the morning.  Click here for a copy of the updated exam schedule.  Students are encouraged to check their class webpages, where applicable, for reviews and other course content to assist with preparing for exams.

Friday, January 25th, tomorrow, we will run the last Culminating Activity in the morning.  In the afternoon we will run a modified schedule to allow students the opportunity to see their teachers before exams on Monday and to finish grade 9 EQAO.

Going forward students should make sure they have all their materials and resources necessary for all exam preparation.  Should there be another inclement weather day then that exam day will be rescheduled for the afternoon of the next exam day.  {For instance, if Monday is an inclement weather day then you will write that exam in the afternoon on Tuesday}

A reminder that schools always remain open on snow days and we encourage students to come into the school and connect with their teachers. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school.


Christmas Canned Food Drive

Once again, St. Mary had a successful Canned Food Drive for the Brockville and Prescott Food Banks. Our community has donated 12487 food items and one reason is the generous support of community partners. We are aware that there are numerous family/community/business supporters (via our student elves 😊) whose generosity goes unnamed.  Thank you!  However, some of the generous supporters we are aware of and who should be recognized for contributions this, and in past years, include:

 

Mark Mazurek

Buds on the Bay

Chris O’Reilly

Limestone and Ivy

James Eastwood

Jennifer O’Reilly

Clinton Culic

Michael Johnston

Jonathan Schutt

1000 Islands Restaurant

Debra Currier

Brent Scott Insurance

Dave Wilson

Drs. Russ Brown and Cherice Chant

Waterway Insurance

Leading Edge Overhead Doors

Giant Tiger

 

Top classes this year are:

Mr. Dave Bolger 5465 points

Ms. Shanna Spencer:  1564.5 points

Mr. Brian Carroll:  1267 points

Team Matt Reil/Becki MacDonald (MEP):  1178

Mrs. Kerry Kargus:  884 points


Exam and Culminating Schedule – Semester 1

Click here for the Exam and Culminating Schedule


Personal Support Worker Program

Did you know that the province of Ontario is experiencing a
shortage of Personal Support Workers?
The CDSBEO Personal Support Worker (PSW) program is
hosting information sessions for the upcoming February- June
2019 program. This full-time accredited program certifies
graduates to work as a PSW in long term care homes,
community agencies, personal residential homes and
community hospitals.
Information locations and dates
November 27/18 1:00 – 2:00 St. James Catholic Education Center – Smiths Falls
November 28/18 3:00 – 4:00 St. Mary C.H.S. – Brockville
December 3/18 2:00 – 3:00 Cornwall Board Office
December 7/18 3:00 – 4:00 St. Joseph – Gananoque
December 10/18 3:00 – 4:00 St. Jude – Vankleek Hill
December 12/18 3:00 – 4:00 St. Michael C.H.S. – Kemptville
More information can be found on our website,
www.coned.cdsbeo.on.ca or by contacting Kevin Dionne,
Coordinator of Adult and Continuing Education, at
kevin.dionne@cdsbeo.on.ca. Register now to take your first
step towards a promising health care career.


St. Mary Crusader Spirit Wear Sales

2018 St. Mary Crusader Spirit Wear Sales Begin!

Student can pickup an online order form by the gym or you can go to the KAHUNAVERSE Link directly: https://stmarychs.itemorder.com/sale

Some important points:

– The online store will only be open until Friday, November 23rd @ 11:59pm
– Clothing can be picked up on Wednesday, December 19th in the St. Mary library between 10:45am – 8:00pm
– In addition to the Online Store, people will be able to purchase Crew Neck Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Lanyards and Athletic Socks (quantities are limited and available on a first come, first served basis)
– Rec Leadership students will be coming around to the beginning of your classes sometime in the next two weeks for a VERY BRIEF announcement (Week 1 – Period 2 OR Week 2 – Period 4)


November 23rd PA Day.  “Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math”

The Curriculum Department is pleased to share information with you regarding the November 23rd PA Day.  The focus for the day is on the “Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math”.  This session is for all  Elementary, and Secondary educators and it will take place within our school.  Please see the attached agenda for an overview of the day.

 

November 23rd PA Day Agenda (002)


Rotary Exchanges

The Rotary Clubs of Brockville and the 1000 Islands promote and facilitate student exchanges. If you are interested you could speak to the Guidance department or contact The Rotary Clubs directly.

D7040 RYE Scholarship 2015 flyer


SEAC Minutes- September

Click here for: SEAC Minutes – September 26, 2018


CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights

Click here for: CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights – October 2, 2018 (1)


Take Our Kids to Work Day

Click here for: TOKW-Family-Guide_WEB (1)


Board Wide Faith Day

Click here for:  October 1 – Board-wide Faith Day (1)


CDSBEO Highlights for September

Click here for:  CDSBEO Highlights – September 18 2018


Parent Involvement Committee Application

Click here for: PIC Application Form 2018-19


The CDSBEO Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program

Click here for:  The CDSBEO Personal Support Worker


Catholic School Council Election Information 2018/2019

Click here for: Election Ballot Nomination Form Receipt Parent Candidate Form Parent Self-Nomination Form Schedule – Catholic School Council Elections – Updated September 2018 CSC Parent Flyer


CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights

Click here for:  CDSBEO Highlights – August 2018


Indoor Soccer Registration

Click here for:  Brockville Soccer Indoor Registration


HPV Package for all Grade 7 Students

Click here for:  HPV Package 2018


Catholic Student Trustee Michael Fenn for the CDSBEO

Click here for:  Catholic Student Trustee for 2018-2019

 

 


McCarthy’s Uniform Hours

Click here for:  Uniform Hours


Cannabis Awareness Information Nights

Click here for:  Cannabis Info Sessions


STEO Guideline Booklet 2018-2019

Click here for: STEO Guideline Booklet 2018-2019 (1)


STEO Transportation Information for 2018- 2019

Click here for: STEO Info Just a Click-Call Away 2018-2019


Drugs: A Topic Worth Talking About

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has created a one page fact sheet about substance abuse for parents and their teens. This is very informative. Supports such as a Mental Health and Addictions nurse can be access through the school.

Drugs – A Topic Worth Talking About Fact Sheet


Catholic Ratepayers Information 2018

Click here for: Catholic Ratepayers Information 2018


Uniform Shop will be Open Wednesday, February 06, 2019 from 8am – 12pm


ELEMENTARY BOYS BASKETBALL – Practice Wednesday Feb 06, 2019 at 7:00am

Practice Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 7am

Tournament is still on for Thursday February 07, 2019

 

Please call school if you have any questions.


Uniform Shop closed today , January 29, 2019


Uniform Shop open Fri Jan 25th 8:00 – 11:30am

Due to the bus cancellations this week, the Uniform Shop is open today, Jan 25th until 11:30am.


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