Weekly Update for St. Patrick’s School Community, April 16, 2021

“Then he told them, ‘This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms, was destined to be fulfilled.’ He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.” Luke 24: 44-48

Dear Families,

The weather has been amazing this week! We have really been able to enjoy our outdoor recesses and I have observed classes taking advantage by learning outdoors. I hope you are able to enjoy the sunshine with your families.

In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus asks us to be a witness, just as he asks his disciples to believe in Him and be witnesses. We should ask ourselves, in this time of turmoil and uncertainty how are we witnesses to the Truth, Beauty and Goodness that surround us? How can we share in God’s love instead of holding up a mirror to the negativity that we see.

It is so easy to follow someone when they are complaining or venting about all the negative things that are happening. It takes a stronger person to see the positives and share that. I have reminded students that before we share our words, we should T.H.I.N.K. about it.

Is it Truthful?

Is it Helpful?

Is it Important?

Is it Necessary?

Is it Kind?

If we have to preface the conversation with “No offence but…” or “Sorry but…” it may not be something we should be sharing. Another thing I have reminded them of, “would you share it if your teacher/principal/priest is standing right there?”

Let us pray together:

Jesus tells his friends that they are to be his witnesses. He asks that of me too, and I pray to be a faithful witness of the Resurrection and of the good news about the forgiveness of sins. Like the Apostles, I can only witness what I have already experienced, and I ask for a heart open to Jesus’ presence in my life (https://www.sacredspace.ie/scripture/luke-2435-48)

Yours In Christ,

Mrs. Maria Fonseca

What’s New?

Just a Reminder

The school playground is CLOSED before, during and after school as we are trying to keep our students in their cohort areas.

Parents/guardians are not to be in the blacktop area with the students after school. Please instruct your child to look both ways to keep an eye out for you or your vehicle.

Farewell Mrs. Eguia

Mrs. Eguia, one of our Education Assistants, will be leaving us to continue her studies.

We wish her all the best! You will be in our prayers, Mrs. Eguia! Thank you for all you have done at St. Patrick’s School!

Prepare for the Weather

Please ensure your child has a water bottle and is dressed for the weather conditions each day. A hat and sunscreen is a good idea with the warmer weather upon us.

Fitness-A-Thon – May 21st – NOON DISMISSAL

A pledge form package has been sent home today!

Please read through the information carefully.

Our school needs an EXTREME SCHOOL MAKEOVER! (Well, maybe not too extreme, but we do need to fundraise for some work in our buildings — new paint, new furniture, new equipment!)

We have some exciting prizes for our student participants!

Top Primary and Intermediate Classes: Wins a class pizza party!

Top Pledge: A $300.00 gift card to SportChek

All participants will be entered in a draw to win any of the following prizes:

Scooters, Basketballs, Volleyballs, Footballs, Skipping Ropes, Hula Hoops and much more!

If we meet our goal of $15, 000.00 then Mrs. Fonseca will get a new makeover for the day!

(I bet we can get some teachers to join in the fun!)

2020-2021 Yearbook Orders

The online ordering for yearbooks is now open

Order at ybpay.lifetouch.ca

Order deadline May 2nd 2021

Yearbooks are $15 per copy.

Although on-line ordering and payment are preferred, cash payments are being accepted at the office. You will be given a receipt to confirm your order.

Spring/Summer Uniforms in effect May 1st 2021

This is optional. Students can continue to wear their regular uniforms (long pants for boys and kilts for the girls)

We will continue to allow students to wear their gym strips (Shorts and shirts) on P.E. days as we have not yet opened our change rooms. This includes the SOLID black sweatpants and sweatshirts.

All uniform pieces below must be bought from our uniform provider, Cambridge Uniforms



  • Navy blue shorts
  • Crested white polo shirt
  • Navy blue or black socks, above the ankle – no white socks permitted
  • Black leather shoes


  • School Skort
  • Crested white polo shirt
  • St. Patrick’s School sweater
  • Knee high Navy blue socks or tights – no white socks permitted
  • Black leather shoe


Week In a Glance

Mon. April 19 –

Tues. April 20 –

Wed. April 21 – Reading Challenge (Gr. 4)

Wed. April 21 – 2:00 Dismissal

Thurs. April 22 – Used Uniform Sale – 2:15 – 3:15pm

Thurs. April 22 – Confessions (Gr. 3)

Thurs. April 22 – Parent Evening Gr. 4-7 @ 6:30pm

Fri. April 23 – School Mass

Sat. April 24: Spirit Day (Gr. 7 only) — 1:00 – 5:00pm pdf DAILY HEALTH CHECK UPDATED.pdf Download 101.8 KB

Important Dates:

April 21: Reading Challenge Gr. 4

April 22: Confession Gr. 3

April 22: Parent Evening for Gr. 4-7 (6:30pm)

April 24: Spirit Day for Gr. 7 (1:00-5:00pm at school)


April 27: P.E.C. Meeting

April 28: Adoration/Benediction

April 28: Hot Lunch – Domino’s

April 29: Confessions Gr. 3

April 30: Celtics Day – SPORTS/JERSEY DAY

May 1: Optional Summer uniform may be worn

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