Hello Tiger Families!

This week, our school will certainly be filled with a little more excitement as we enter the week before March Break and celebrate it with “March Madness” spirit days.  Each day, there is a different dress-up theme and we need everyone to join in on the fun!  This week is also our beach party Dance-a-thon!!!  On Thursday, March 9, 2023, students will be getting their hearts pumping and feet moving as they dance their way to raising funds for our school!!  Tigers, don’t forget to dress in appropriate attire for this event (shorts, sunglasses, sun hats, etc). All donations are very much appreciated to help with the revitalization of our outdoor play spaces for our students!


  • If we raise a total of $12 000.00 as a school, all students will win an Ice Cream and Water Fun day!
  • If we raise a total of $10 000 as a school, all students will be treated to a Movie and Popcorn Day.  
  • If we raise a total of $8000.00, all students will be treated to gum and candy (provided by Mr. Leonard and Mrs. Sica)
  • Top class sales from each Division will win a lunch trip to Boston Pizza


  • Other great prizes to be won include:  
    • 1 Hour of Free Ice Time at Kitchener Auditorium for up to 50 people!
    • 4 passes to Airborne Trampoline
    • Gift cards to Play With Clay
    • Gift Cards to Go Bananas
    • Family pass to Twin Valley Nature Park
  • Top seller prizes in each Division will receive the following prizes:
    • Early Years/Primary:  $200.00 to African Lion Safari
    • Junior Division:  $200.00 to Skyzone
    • Intermediate Division:  Air Pods

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO GET DONATIONS!!!   Please ask family members and family friends to pledge. We ask that students do not go door to door and ask strangers for pledges.   Please note: all pledges must be completed on St. Vincent de Paul SchoolCash Online by Thursday March 9, 2023.  ***NO CASH OR CHEQUES WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE SCHOOL***

Let’s go Tigers…. let’s dance the day away and raise some money for our school!!


March Madness!!

Get ready Tigers!  This week is March Madness at SVdP!  See the link and picture below for each of the theme days this week!    March Fun Week Slideshow



Lenten Reflection and SVdP Lenten Project

My temperate and courageous Lord, You confronted all temptation with courage and strength. You fasted throughout the forty days and forty nights so as to teach us how to navigate the ups and downs of life. Please give me the virtues of temperance and courage, and bestow the Holy Spirit upon me so that I may follow You into the desert of my own life. Jesus, I trust in You.


During the season of Lent, the staff and students of St. Vincent de Paul school are initiating a school-wide almsgiving opportunity. As in the past, the generosity of our students and their families has been wonderful!  Our contributions from this year’s project will support Monica House, a local shelter for women and children under the age of five years old.  Beginning on Thursday, February 23rd, 2023, each classroom will begin to collect items to donate to the shelter.  Your child’s teacher will let you know what items your child’s class will be collecting via their classroom websites.  It is our hope, as a school community, that we can collect a number of items to help this group of mothers and their children. Please note that all items are due by Thursday, March 23rd, 2023.   Thank you in advance for your continued support of all of our school initiatives.


Athletic Update

Congratulations to the Intermediate Boys Basketball Team on their FANTASTIC performance at Regionals this past Wednesday. Making it to the final game is something that you should be proud of! You played hard right until the end and represented SVDP well.  Well done boys!    Congratulations to our amazing girls on their fantastic volleyball season.  These girls have played with grit, perseverance, and enthusiasm. The road to regionals was not easy, and these girls never gave up, but above all, they continued to support each other and encourage each other.  Be proud girls of all your accomplishments and know we are so proud of you!

A big shout out to coaches: Ms. Monteiro, Ms. Evans, Ms. Beamer, and Ms. Hertner for all of your hard work, support, and encouragement.  Finally, thank you to our parents who came out to all of the games and for always being our biggest fans!  The success of both of these teams could not have been possible without our amazing coaches and parents!




Grandfather Teachings: Courage/Bravery

For the month of March, our students will be learning more about the moral teachings of bravery and courage.  Bravery is represented by the bear. The mother bear has the courage and strength to face her fears and challenges while protecting her young. The bear also shows us how to live a balanced life with rest, and play. To face life with courage is to know bravery. Find your inner strength to face the difficulties of life and the courage to be yourself. Defend what you believe in and what is right for your community, family, and self. Make positive choices and have conviction in your decisions. Face your fears to allow yourself to live your life.  Many thanks to our Grade 7 students in Mr. Gouveia’s and Ms. Hertner’s class who will be leading our school in our assembly this week.




Earthquake Fundraising

As many of you know, WCDSB has a long tradition of fundraising to assist relief efforts when natural disasters strike.  The devastation of the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria has once again called us to action. While rescue and recovery efforts continue, it has already been confirmed that more than 35,000 people have died.  Many thousands more — including many current refugees — are in desperate need of shelter, food, clean water, and medicine.  Consequently, the Senior Team and Board of Trustees would like to invite all WCDSB students and staff to participate in a centralized fundraising campaign via the Canadian Red Cross (operating under the umbrella of the International Red Cross).

Donations of ANY AMOUNT will support the range of emergency services the Red Cross is delivering to those in need including interim housing, clothing, food, and other essential supplies.

All fundraising efforts will be collected centrally using the following link: Donations – Earthquake in Turkey & Syria

The deadline to participate is Friday, March 10, 2023.