Christmas, try to end a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust...
Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. En-
courage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Find the
time. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand.
Flout envy. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else; Appreciate. Be kind; be
gentle. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Deserve confidence. Take up arms against malice. Decry
complacency. Express your gratitude. Go to Church. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child or a senior.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your
Love, yes please do speak your love. Speak it again. Speak
it still once again.
Newsletter Date: December 1, 2014 Volume 4. Issue 4
St. Pius X Newsletter
St. Pius X Catholic School 71 Jane Street
Toronto, ON, M6S 3V3 Phone: 416-393-5237
Principal: L. Sposato
Secretary: S. Pereira
Superintendent: Dr. J. Saraco, 416-222-8282
Barbara Poplawski, 416-512-3410
St. Pius X Catholic Church 2305 Bloor St. W.
416-767-1859 Fr. MK Park
Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am
Entrance and Dismissal:
9:00 am Entry 10:42 am Recess
11:45 am Lunch Hour 12:45 pm Entry 2:10 pm Recess
3:30 pm Dismissal
The Advent Season is upon us and with it, we begin to pre-pare for the festivi-ties of Christmas. Advent is a season in which, among other things, we slow down, listen and live. It is a time of introspection,
prayer and prepara-tion; a time of joyful waiting and watch-ing. We reflect on the wonderful ways in which God has touched our lives and we marvel at the miracle of Jesus birth in Bethlehem. Let us encourage our children to pre-pare for Christmas and celebrate the
blessing of the sea-son in a thoughtful and prayerful way, that we might focus on and recognize the fulfillment of Gods promise to His people.
L. Sposato Principal
school. During the meeting, school staff will verify the original documentation re-quired for registration. This consists of a Baptismal Cer-tificate, Birth Certificate and/or Passport, Immuniza-tion record, proof of resi-dence and Application for Direction of School support. Applications to register chil-dren in grades other than Kindergarten can also be done on the online S.O.A.R. application. Please share this information with any parents/guardians with school aged children in the community. As in previous years, an ex-tensive promotional campaign will be launched throughout the City of Toronto, with paid advertisements in the local media, posters in public cen-ters, through the board web-site and on vinyl banners for display on school property. For further information, please contact our school office at (416-393-5237). For general inquires or further information you may contact 416-222-8282 extension 5314 or visit our website at www.tcdsb.org
JK Registration Registration for Junior Kinder-garten (September 2015) will begin on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 10:00 am. Parents/guardians with chil-dren born in 2011 or earlier and who will be enrolling in Kindergarten, have the oppor-tunity to apply on-line using the Student On-line Admis-sion and Registration plat-form known as S.O.A.R. and found at the following link: http://soar.tcdsb.org Parents will be able to com-plete an application for regis-tration from the convenience of their own home, the office, a public library, or anywhere there is internet access, 24 hours a day. The on-line ap-plication also offers access to translations in different lan-guages with built-in help func-tions and features. Alternately, families may choose to register in person at our school. As part of the registration process, school staff will meet with parents. These meetings may be scheduled on the electronic application or in person at the
St. Pius school will be pray-ing as a community at our Advent Mass on Friday, De-cember 19th beginning at 9:30 am at St. Pius X Church. Please join us in celebrating this season of
JK/SK Christmas Concert
This years JK/SK Christmas Concert will be taking place on Friday, December 12, 2014. This concert will be performed during the day in our school gym. Ms. Sousa/Ms. Daye and Ms. Baxter/Mrs. Da Costas classes will be performing at 9:30 am. Ms. Cioffi/Mrs. Natal and Ms. Barbosa/Ms. Dempseys classes will be performing at 10:15 am. Due to the limited gym capacity space, we are asking parents to attend only their childs performance. We extend an invitation to our JK/SK parents to join us
as you are able.
From the Office
love, God is
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CSAC Christmas Bazaar This years CSAC Annual Christmas Bazaar on No-vember 28th proved to be lots of fun for children, and adults alike, everything from fun activities to a selection of
gifts and baked goods. Ms. Iwasykiw, myself and some very special parent leader elves had lots of fun with the Elves for the Day winners, Spencer, Nathan, and Alexis, as we cheered on their gingerbread deco-rating skills. As difficult as it was, we showed great resis-
tance and only did some
quality taste control. Lots of heart filled thanks to all our CSAC members and volunteers for all their hard
Special and warm thanks go to our parent coordinators, Ms. Noble and Ms. Manicat-Emo, who dedicated count-
less number of hours of their personal time in the organi-zation of this traditional event. A great success and
enjoyed by one and all!
St. Vincent de Paul We would like to acknowl-edge and thank the St. Vincent de Paul chapter
at St. Pius X Parish. They generously donated funds to support our Extra/Forgotten Lunch Program for St. Pius students. Please note that all snacks provided by the Office Staff are peanut
Veteran Presentation At the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month...these historic words signified the end of The Great War or World War I, as we know it, and the beginning of a world-wide day of remembrance. This year marked the 100th anni-versary of World War I. On November 12th, St. Pius welcomed a female Army Cap-tain to speak to our grade 5-8 students. She shared many stories and her experiences serving within the Canadian mili-tary. Many thanks to Ms.Jennifer Janke-Wasiuk for organizing this memorable speaker for us.
Christmas Carolling at Runnymede Healthcare Our St. Pius school choir has been invited to partici-pate in a special Christmas carolling event at the Runnymede Healthcare Centre on Thursday, December, 18 at 7:00 pm. The children will be re-hearsing at St. Pius X Church on December 15th, 7:00-8:00 pm. What better way to bring to life the Christmas spirit.
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St. Pius Me to We Committee Initiative
The St. Pius Me to WE Committee had an exciting few months. On October 1st, some of our students had the opportunity to attend the Me to We Gala, where Olivia Mastraccci was awarded the Governor Gen-eral Award for student volunteer. She went above and beyond in her commitment to Me to We. On Octo-ber 2nd a group of our volunteers attended We Day at the Air Can-ada Centre. Among the speakers were Katie Couric, Chris Hatfield and Nelli Furtado. We also enjoyed performances by R5, Hedley and
Kardinall Offishall. Our Students were inspired by the messages
delivered throughout the day. On November 5th, the St. Pius Me to We Committee held their first Gently Used
Book Sale. A Big thank you to all the gener-ous families
that donated their used books. The used book sale was a huge success, raising close to $1000, all monies going to the school we are
hoping to build in Haiti. On November 18th, the grade 3 to
8 classes were inspired by Alexan-dra Dyment. Alexandra is an out-reach speaker from Free the Chil-dren organization. Last year she spoke to over 20,000 students across Ontario, sharing her experi-ences and knowledge about Free the Children and inspiring youth to make a difference. Alexandra has been to over 36 different countries and spent half of her summer in Kenya this past year. She believes strongly in the idea that life should be about giving back. She encour-aged our students to leave their mark. Our students were moved by the message they heard and have been inspired to help make a
difference. Thank you for your continuous
support! St. Pius Me to WE Committee
games. They can pretend to be someone your child knows. Our students have yet to develop the maturity to manage interactive technologies independently (Face Book was never intended for this age group!). Monitor your