Dear Tiger Families,

With the first week of June behind us, our halls and classrooms continue to be filled with energy, enthusiasm, and excitement.  It is certainly a joy to continue to see the growth and achievement of our students!  Thank you to all our families and staff for your cooperation and support in transitioning to the new SafeArrival reporting for attendance.  This new procedure is used across all WCDSB schools and should make it easier to report your child’s attendance.  Enjoy your weekend, Tigers, and see you on Monday!


Happy Portugal Day!


June 10, is Portugal Day, the official national holiday of Portugal.  In Portugal, this day is usually called ‘Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas.’  It is a day where we celebrate the vibrant culture of Portuguese Canadians, and honor their contribution to the growth and development of our country and our own SVdP school community!




Early Pick-Ups

We have noticed an uptick in the number of parents calling the office for last-minute pick-up requests or to pass along changes in routine. While we realize that sometimes emergencies happen, we are asking parents to try as much as possible to convey those messages ahead of time.  We have almost 700 students and the office can be a very busy place and last-minute messages are not always possible to convey.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Hats, Waterbottles, and Shoes

As we enjoy the warmer weather, this is just a reminder to please send your child with a hat and reusable water bottle.  For safety reasons, we also kindly request that students do not wear flip-flops/slides to school.  While they are convenient, flip-flops pose a risk of tripping and injury during recess.  We encourage students to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes or sandals with straps.  When students are using the creative play equipment outside, flip-flops/slides are not permitted.  Thank you for your understanding and help in ensuring student safety.




National Indigenous History Month in Canada

WCDSB and SVdP continue to celebrate and honor the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous peoples in our country, and in our WCDSB community throughout the month of June.  Please see this link: National Indigenous Month: June 10-14, 2024 which features 5 Indigenous Canadians we will be learning more about at school this week.   More resources and information can also be found on our Board website: National Indigenous History Month





WCDSB Track and Field Championship Meet!

On Thursday, June 13th, many of our athletes will be traveling to Track and Field Championship at Ressurection University.  This is a full-day event where our athletes will be competing against other schools.   Many thanks to Mrs. Racco and Ms. Sousa who will be accompanying our students to this event. For those parents who will be attending, please note that only Resurrection Staff & students will be permitted to use the school’s parking lot. Everyone else will be directed to find street parking in the neighbourhood. Hired security will be at the lot entrance. 



Mission Fun Day!

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School is holding its annual Mission Day on Friday, June 14th.  This is the day when St. Vincent de Paul School raises money to help various local charities in our community.  The staff at St. Vincent de Paul are planning many great activities for our students to participate in during the afternoon on Friday, June 14th from 1 pm-3 pm.  Thanks so much to our families for all of your support and donations!  This day would not be possible without the support of your amazing families and we truly do appreciate your help and generosity!


WCDSB Parent/Family Survey: Supporting Your Child’s Math Learning K-8

Schools offer a variety of opportunities for parents to learn more about how to support their children: for example, events related to mathematics may be held at the school (e.g., family math nights); teachers may provide newsletters or communicate with parents through apps or social media; and school or board websites may provide helpful tips about how parents can engage in their child’s mathematics learning outside of school and may even provide links where they can learn more or enjoy math activities together.

The following brief survey will assist our school district in gathering data about how parents/families feel in terms of being informed about what their children are learning in math, how parents/families feel about supporting their children’s learning in math, and about parental access to math learning resources at home.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and participation.

→  This survey will remain open until June 14, 2024.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the collection of this information please contact K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, Board Math Lead, Petra LeDuc at , 519-578-3660 extension 2415.


Parish News

Mom & Tots Pray & Play:  Do you want to introduce your child/children to Eucharistic Adoration? Do you need some quiet time praying with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament? If so, this program is for you. Bring your children to adoration, and when you’re ready you can drop them off to enjoy supervised play with other children for the remaining time while you adore alone.  This will be held the LAST Wednesday of each month from 10:00-11:30 am in the Adoration Chapel and Children’s Liturgy room at St. Ambrose Church. Registration is required, please email   Please register for the upcoming date of  Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Children’s Liturgy at 11am Sunday Mass our Children’s Liturgy program is offered at 11:00 am Mass.  At the beginning of Mass, children will be invited to come forward to follow the leader downstairs to our Children’s Liturgy room. At the offertory, the children will return upstairs and sit as a group in the front pews for the remainder of Mass. (no registration required)

Is your child interested in becoming an altar server?  Our parish is in need of more altar servers.  It is an honour to serve at our Lord’s table during Holy Mass.  Parents, please speak to your child about becoming an altar server.  Grade 4 and older.  Training provided.

Daughters of King, Ladies group, in the St. Ambrose Church Hall. We invite you to come together in friendship to Praise the Lord and discover the ways God has personally called each of us, and how deeply He loves us.  Together, we will study scripture, share testimonies (or listen to others), and watch films, that will help us to respond to His call and His tremendous love for us.  We will serve each other, our families, our parish, and our community as we are inspired by the Holy Spirit.  LADIES, JOIN US as we begin to deepen our relationship with the Lord. We will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 7 pm to 9 pm, in the Parish Hall.   If you have questions please contact the parish office. Next dates: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Be A Man, Men’s group in St. Ambrose Church Hall every Saturday morning from 7:00 am to 8:30 am.  All men welcome, 18 years and older.  Come and join us for good conversation, fellowship, and coffee and muffins. Next dates: Saturday, June 8, 2024