Current News

Committed to a vibrant Catholic education, we ensure quality learning experiences through community partnerships that nurture each student in body, mind and spirit and embrace the teachings of Christ, giving witness to Gospel values.
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St. Anthony's Church

Mass

Sunday Masses

Saturdays 5pm
Sundays 9am and 11am

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Virtue of the Month:  

Patience

Patience is quiet hope and trust that everything will turn out well, even when it is now difficult. 
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Grade 8 Parent Information Night at Sacred Heart High School scheduled for tonight has been postponed because of weather. It will take place next Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm.
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Scholastic Book Fair

Book Fair jungle

Get ready to welcome the second Book Fair of the school year to St. Anthony's School!

The Book Fair starts Monday February 3, 2020 until Wednesday February 12.  It will be open from 8am - 3pm and closed for recesses.  

Family Shopping Night is Tuesday February 4, 2020 when it opens until 7pm.  Fill out a ballot that evening to win $50 of books!  $25 for the winning student and $25 for their classroom.

Our first Book Fair of the year was our most successful ever...let's make this one even better!

Thanks as always for your support in bringing more books and reading into the home and school.


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Human Trafficking Awareness
Community Forum

Human trafficking

Hello everyone, 

Now that the new year is in full swing we are preparing for the upcoming HT Community Forum. I have attached a flyer with information about the two day event. Please feel free to share it with anyone who you think might be interested in attending.

HT FORUM Registration Poster .pdf

The evening event is geared towards the community and does not require registration. There will be light refreshments provided and an opportunity to win door prizes.
 

The day time event is geared towards service providers and will include lunch. The registration link is included in the flyer, but can also be accessed here:

 https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/About-Us/Event-Calendar  

The deadline for registration is February 28, 2020. If you have any questions please let me know.  

Sincerely, 

Chelsea Donohue
Anti-Human Trafficking Committee Coordinator
Violence Prevention Grey Bruce
htcommittee@violencepreventiongreybruce.com
Cell: 519-385-0596
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Lorusso School of Dance


Lorusso

Please see attachment regarding in-school dance class offered for schools. 

Dance Class on the Go.docx


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Community Living Together We're Better Contest Community Living Click following link for more information: Community living together we're better contest 2019-2020.pdf _____

Kincardine Community Discount Card

St. Anthony's Community Discount Cards are available for purchase in the office for 2020. Cost is $20 and each offer is reusable for the entire year.

Take advantage of some great savings and shop locally!  All proceeds go towards supporting our new music program.

Please see attached sample for all offers. 

 StAnthony'_DiscountCard2020.pdf 

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Breakfast Club Volunteers Needed

Breakfast Club

We are still in need of 4-5 volunteers for the Breakfast Club.

This would involve approximately 45 minutes to an hour on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Please call the school or reply to this email.

Thank you.

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Welcome

Welcome

We are very pleased to announce that Paul De Vuona will be coming to St. Anthony's as VP.  He has a strong special education background and a connection to our area.  He comes to us from Dufferin Peel.  

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Turqueza Family

A huge thank you to all those who have supported our Turqueza family.

Our hearts go out to them for the tragedy they are enduring and the long struggle they yet have to recovery.

Donations are still welcomed.

 https://bgcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/4/189/false/true  


https://www.gofundme.com/f/dennis-and-denise-angelique-turqueza?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

Turqueza Family Thanks

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Early ON Child and Family Centre


Early ON
A place for learning and growing together! 1-800-616-8116

You are an active partner in your child’s learning and development and we want you to know that EarlyON Child and Family Centres are with you every step of the way!

EarlyON Educators plan programming that supports your parenting/caregiving journey and nurtures the healthy development of children from newborn to 6 years of age. EarlyON offers new baby support, parenting information, resources on pregnancy, parenting and child development and information and linkages to other programs and services in the area.

Please view the EarlyON program guide at the following website:

https://brucecounty.on.ca/human-services/earlyon

Visit EarlyON Facebook pages at:

https://www.facebook.com/EarlyOnChesley

https://www.facebook.com/EarlyOnKincardine

https://www.facebook.com/EarlyOnPortElgin

https://www.facebook.com/EarlyOnWiarton

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Green Team Compost
Pigs

As we continue working on boomerang lunches we have noticed that we have more compost scraps then we can use. We are looking for someone with livestock who would be interested in collecting school compost over the winter months.  If you know of anyone please contact the office.

Thank you for your assistance.

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First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation will be Wednesday April 29, 202 at 6:30pmand First Holy Communion will be Saturday May 30, 2020. Registration forms will be sent home soon.

If your child is not in Grade 2 but would like to receive the sacrament please let us know.

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Thank You!

Volunteers

Thank you to all of our volunteers!!

As we celebrate kindness you are our role models and heroes. From parent council and lice checking to class trips and those who support our reading programs regularly, THANK YOU!! 
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Boomerang School
Boomerang

Thank you for all of your efforts in supporting our Boomerang Lunch  Program.  We are slowly getting better and better at it. As we reduce the amount of garbage we create, you get to see what your children are actually eating.

We appreciate your efforts and hope we will soon have created a cultural change.

Kindness to our planet.

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Outdoor Clothing
Hat

This is a reminder that the weather is getting colder. Please dress your child with appropriate clothing. Hats, mittens, snow pants, scarf, coat and winter boots are essential with our open field playground when it is cold.

If the weather is too warm for these things they can leave them inside. 


Bruce Grey Tutors

Bruce Grey Tutors

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Permission Forms

Permission slip

We have noticed that there are many parents who have not signed our general permission forms needed for this school year. 

Please go to School Cash Online at https://bgcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ to sign the following permission forms:

~Use of Electronic Devices

~Administration of Potassium Iodide

~Personal Information Use

~Walking Excursion Form

Thank you!
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Parking Lot Safety


Parking Lot Safety

Just a reminder that there are many children traveling through the church parking lot at drop off and pick up.  Please, please, check carefully before moving your vehicle in any direction.

Please pull into a parking space when dropping off or picking up.  This is the safest.  Vehicles that stop in the lane often are in a hurry since other vehicles are behind them and don't look close enough.  If there is no parking space available, park elsewhere.  This way, those who are courteous and park in a parking space can get out as well. 

Thank you for your help and support!

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Pokeman/Trading Cards


Pokemon

Many students enjoy bringing their cards to school to show friends and make trades. This is an opportunity for learning how to make fair and good deals. It is a time to learn that when you make a deal it is done and you cannot change your mind.

We do coach students to make fair trades but cannot police all of this. Please speak with your children about not bringing to school anything that is valuable to them. Bad deals may be made, cards may be lost or cards may be stolen. Bring at your own risk.

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Thank You

Erie Belle

Thank you to the Erie Bell for supporting us for another year
by supplying fresh healthy food for our grub tub!

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Music Program

Music

A huge thank you to parent council for providing us with the funding to have a Music program this year at St. Anthony’s.

So far students have had the opportunity to develop their  understanding of rhythm through Bucket Drumming. There is certainly lots more to come!

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Medical Alert Information

Medical alert

We want your son/daughter to be safe at all times at their school.

If your son/daughter has a major medical concern (ie anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes, epliepsy) we would like to discuss a plan of care with you in the event of an issue.

If you have not already contacted the school or been contacted by us, please call the office and we will provide the necessary paperwork and set up a meeting to make a plan.

Thank you.

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End of Day Pick Up


End of day pick up

If your child is in K - Grade 3, end of day pick up will take place at the side of the school in the fenced in area. At 3:20 there will be staff on duty to dismiss your child.

This can be a very busy time of day, especially when the children and 
parents are new to the school. We ask for your patience during this time and to please make sure that your child does not leave the school without being  signed out. Safe dismissal is just as important as safe arrival.


In order that we can get the children to you in the most efficient manner please:

Call the office before 2:30 to let us know you will be picking up if this is a change to your routine.

Come to the front of the line to get your child.  We struggle to see you in the back of the crowd and do not want to send your child out without making contact with you.

Make sure that you have made contact with the teacher on duty so we have your child checked off as signed out.

Just a reminder that IF you would like to change your child's regular routine to/from the bus  to/from pick-up, please call the office BEFORE 2:30 of that day.

Thank you for your help in this matter.
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Volunteering


Volunteers

Throughout the year there are many times that we need the assistance of parent volunteers to help with class trips, Breakfast Club or reading programs. In order to volunteer in the school you must have a valid police check done. Once done and submitted to the school, they are good for 3 years from the date of issue. The following years you must fill out an "Offence Declaration" which will be kept on file with your police check.

If you would like to volunteer and you need a police check, please call the school. If you had a police check done in the past year (September - December 2018) we will send an Offence Declaration home to be signed and returned.

Thank you.

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Cell Phones/Technology

Cell Phones

Cell phones and technology are wonderful tools in so many ways.

Students are required to sign a contract which outlines expected behaviour around technology.  Parents are asked to review this with their children and sign the parent portion of this contract.

Students can bring cell phones to school at their own risk and are required to either keep them in their backpacks or on their teacher's desk so they can use them as learning tools when appropriate.

Cell phones are never to be used or taken to the washrooms or outside at recess.  Consequences are outlined in the contracts.  

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Basketball Nets

Basketball nets

We have a had a great start to the 2019-2020 school year.

One thing that would make things better for our students is basketball nets.

Since the portables have moved and the addition is still in our future (hopefully beginning in the spring),  we are hoping to gather some portable basketball nets for the interim.

If you have or know of someone who would lend us their portable net, please contact the school.  

Thank you for your help. 
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School Messenger

School Messenger
Whole school information on upcoming events, reminders  and general communication (eg newsletters) come to you via School Messenger. Communication from the teachers will be coming in the form of class newsletters, agendas (if K-4) and/or telephone until the “class feature” is available on School Messenger in the very near future. Once this feature is activated, you will be notified and teachers will have the ability to give classroom  messages and information via School Messenger.

We are very excited to be able to have one form of communication for all school communication!
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Breakfast Program

Breakfast Program

Breakfast Program is for everyone.

Breakfast bowls offer nutritional foods that meet government requirements. This program really is for all children.

Mornings are the most important time for children to eat. Some children may have eaten at home but due to a long bus ride or growth spurts they are hungry. Some children have trouble eating first thing and need a little more time before they feel they can eat. Please give your child permission to have something to eat when they feel they need it. It is all healthy food.

We know children cannot learn if they are hungry.

Thank you!
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Safe Arrival
Safe Arrival
Please don’t forget to call the 24 hour Safe Arrival Program at 519-396-7763 whenever your child is away from school.

This is a program that we have in place to ensure the safety of our students.  When you contact us, please state the child's first and last name,  their teacher’s name and the reason they are away. The Health Unit has asked us to track the type of sickness. Please provide that information when you call. Many thanks for this as it saves time not having to follow up with calls to your home or emergency contact 
numbers and ensures your child is safe. 

Parents/guardians, on days when there are no buses but the school is still open and your child usually walks to school but you choose not to send them, please 
remember to call our safe arrival number.

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Custody

If there is a custody or separation agreement in place in your family please ensure that the school has a current and complete copy.  
These are secured and confidential but in 
order for us to be able to follow them we need a copy. Thank you!

In all circumstances 
we strive to remain neutral partnering with both parents which is in the best interest of our students.

If you are an access parent and would like a copy of the report card sent 
to you directly please contact the office. All copies otherwise will be sent home with the student.
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Please Sign In

Visitors Sign In

Parents, please be aware that we have a visitor sign in 
policy.  There is a small table in the entrance with a sign in book. We respectfully ask that you simply sign the book and then check in at the office before heading to a classroom.

If you are picking up your child, there is no need to sign 
in.  Simply come into the office and the teacher will be contacted and your child sent down.

When your child is in 
school, all time is valuable teaching time so we try to minimize classroom interruptions. We have put this in place for the safety and security of our students and staff.

If you are at the school in 
the capacity of a volunteer, we ask that once you have signed in, and checked in at the office, that you wear a volunteer tag.

We thank you for your understanding in 
this matter.
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Scent Free School

Scent Free

We are a scent free school. We ask that students and anyone who comes into the school to please refrain from wearing perfumes or
colognes.  Many shampoos and lotions are highly scented, so please look for unscented products.

Many people have allergies and find it very difficult or impossible to
remain in a scented environment.

Thank you for your cooperation in the
safety and well being of our staff and students.
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Administration of Medication

Medication

If administration of medication is required by the school, we need appropriate documentation signed by the parent/guardian and the child’s physician.  According to Board policy, staff may not administer any medication without this documentation.

All medication is to be delivered to the school by the parent and the
medication must be in the original container from the pharmacy.

All medication that students are required to take during school hours must be stored safely in the school office (other than inhalers).

Prescriptive and non-prescriptive medication forms are available at the school along with the medication to be administered.
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A Nut Free school

Nut-Free
A friendly reminder that our school is nut-free .

Please do not send your child to school with items such as peanuts, peanut butter, Nutella, granola bars containing nuts, etc.

Please read all labels before sending food to school.
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