THANK YOU, parents, students and staff who came, out to support our Blessing and Dedication on May 5th. We had a wonderful day of celebration to launch Education Week with Father Cornelius O’Mahony, Vicar of Education, officiating. So many beautiful tributes to our new school.

During the week of May 5 to May 10, 2019, school boards within our Diocese will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. The theme for this upcoming week is Living as Joyful Disciples. We carried our theme a little further to celebrate Belonging in a new school. Our first year journeying together has been a reason to celebrate and embrace new things, togetherness, growing and learning in a faith-based space.

For Education Week at St. Vincent de Paul, we invite you to join us:

Tuesday: Folk Dance at Preston Arena 7 p.m.

Wednesday: FAMILY MATH NIGHT: listen to Sherrie Rellinger from 6:00-6:30 speak on how to Provoke Thinking in your Children, followed by an hour of exploring math activities together in the gym from 6:30-7:30.

Thursday: Grade 7 Career Fair

Friday: Grade 8 Science Fair

Class Placements

     Each year our staff does their very best to provide a dynamic and faith centred learning environment for our students. Combined classes, or, split grades are a reality in order for schools to meet Ministry of Education requirements regarding class size. Final classroom and school organization approval are done by the Board, and classroom configurations remain tentative until the second full week of September when enrolment numbers become more evident. In the end, your support in our professional judgment and school decisions will go a long way in helping your child succeed in any class placement. Your understanding and support are very much appreciated.

Parents and Visitors in the school

When you arrive at school, for any reason: be it a field trip, to drop off your child, or bring an item to school to give to your child, it is very important that you go to the main office and not into the school (even for class trips). We have a Safe Schools Policy that requests that anyone that arrives at school must report immediately to the Main Office. No one is permitted to go into the school hallways or to classrooms without a previously booked appointment. Although you may feel you are a familiar face to people in the building, you are a stranger to some. This policy applies to all visitors to the school, including all parents. On the flip side, this means that you can have peace of mind knowing that your children are protected from adults in the school without our knowledge.

Drop Off

When dropping off your children at school, if it is before the bell rings, children need to go to the back yard. Children may only use the front door AFTER the bell has gone. This would be the case on rainy days. Staff are at the back doors for the 15 minutes prior to the bell to let children inside on inclement weather days. They are to enter the school through their regular door when lining up for class.

Soles 4 Souls

Congratulations SVDP community! You donated 157 pairs of shoes through this collection for charity.