Current Newsletter - Cloverdale Catholic School

L IVE THE J OY OF THE G OSPEL
CCS NEWS
M AY /J UNE 2015
P RINCIPAL ’ S M ESSAGE
There are a lot of things going on at the school these
days. Some people are concerned about class lists, others about report cards, some
about track and field, and
others about uniforms.
These are all important aspects of school life that deserve attention, but sometimes in the “busyness” of
school life we can lose sight
of all the good that surrounds us. When we forget
about gratitude, our anxiety
increases and happiness decreases. I would like to use
my final “Principal’s Message” of the year to list the
things I am grateful for at
Cloverdale Catholic School:
1) Jesus - He is the reason
for this school. His Spirit
motivates all the good we
do. He fulfills everything
we need and more.
2)Kids– how can I forget to
thank God for them everyday? Yes, they can frustrate, distract, do things
you wish they didn’t do, but
besides all that I marvel at
their beauty, innate goodness, and potential.
4) Our Facilities– I spend
too much time wishing for
new facilities and too little
time appreciating the gorgeous property we get to use
3) Community– in here I
everyday. What a blessing it
include all the staff and par- is to see that beautiful field
ents of the school and parish. on a sunny day!
We are so blessed to have
each other day after day.
In case I don not get an opAgain, it’s easy to get caught portunity to do so personally
up in frustrations or disabefore the end of the year, I
greements, but if we take a want to thank everyone for
step back and consider all we their contributions to our
do for each other and mean community. May God bless
to each other it is a beautiful us all.
thing.
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P REPARING FOR N EXT Y EAR
Here are some important reminders as we look ahead to the 2015/2016 school year:
1) Next year we will have a two week Spring Break (March 7 to March 18)
2) We are developing an updated report card and are looking for parent feedback. Go to
www.reportcardfeedback.wordpress.com Sections of a sample new report card
will be posted each Friday for the next four weeks for your input.
3) Class lists are being composed for next year. If you have a request based on a very
important reason, please submit it to Mr. Borkowski by Friday, May 29. Please understand not all requests can be accommodated.
4) Early dismissals next year will be at 2:30pm, rather than at 2pm.
Upcoming Important
Dates to Remember...
Saturday,
March
28 28
Thursday,
May
First
Holy Communion
Retreat
Panoramic
Photo
Tuesday,
31
Friday, March
May 29
Lice
Check
School
Mass 3
Speech Arts Assembly
Adoration/Confession
6
Wednesday, April 1
Sunday,
May
31
G2 Field Trip @ Rosemary
Family
Heights Service Program deadline
Thursday, April 2
Wednesday,
JuneRetreat
3
Holy
Thursday School
Friday,
CISVAApril
Track3 Meet
Good
Friday (No School)
Hot Lunch
Saturday,
April
4 4
Thursday,
June
Work
Bee
Feast of Corpus Christi
Sunday, April 5
Food
Bank Mass 2
Easter
Friday,
June6 5
Monday, April
Family
Service
Forms
Due
Easter Monday (No
School)
Feast DayApril
Holiday
(No School)
Tuesday,
7
Sunday,
JuneTEAM
7 MEETING
Gr
3-7 TRACK
(noon)
Blood donor Clinic
Wednesday,
April
8 10
Wednesday,
June
Hot
Lunch
CISVA Track Meet
First
HolyJune
Communion
Friday,
12 Rehearsal
Thursday, April 9
School
Mass 7P
Spring Musical
Parent
Appreciation
Tea
Spring Musical
Talent
Show
Friday, April 10
Monday,
School
Mass June
7N 15
Field Trip Altar Servers
Adoration/Confession
6
Saturday,
11 16
Tuesday,April
June
First
Communion
G5 Field
Trip
Monday,
April 13June 17
Wednesday,
7:30am
Hot Lunch
Gr4-7 High jump practice (open
Step
Up Day
to all track athletes)
Sports
3:00pmAssembly
Friday,
June 19
Choir Practice
Fun Day April 14
Tuesday,
School Mass 7N
3:00pm
5 girls Dismissal
soccer practice
Noon
3:00pm
Tuesday, June 23
Gr 3-7 Seven
TRACK
AND FIELD
Grade
Farewell
Training
Friday, June 26
Wednesday, April 15
Last
Day of School
12:00pm
School
Mass - Staff
Gr 3-7 Trac
Noon Dismissal
Thursday,
April 16
Cloverdale Catholic School “Educating for Now and For Eternity”
17511 59 Ave, Surrey, BC, V3S 1P3 Phone: (604) 574 5151 Fax: (604) 574 5160 Web: www.ccsunited.ca
CCS NEWS
A THELETICS
A BSENTEES
H EAD L ICE
Congratulations to our Grade 5 Girls Soccer team for their
first place finish in the CISVA playoffs! The best part of
the day was seeing the girls really come together as a team.
Way to go girls!
If you have had children
away due to illness please be
sure to let us know with a
note or email to the office.
Each year the school is audited to make sure our students are accounted for each
day and your notes help us
in this accounting. Thanks
for your cooperation.
This has been a particularly
bad year for head lice.
While we do what we can
to screen for head lice at
school, the best defence is
awareness at home. There
are many resources online
about how to check for and
treat this stubborn pest.
Our track season has been a lot of fun so far. Our students
have participated in the Holy Cross Meet, St. Matthew’s
Meet, Knights of Columbus Meet, and our own CCS Minimeet. Our athletes have grown in fitness and strength and
it has been fun to watch. Good luck to all our participants
in the CISVA Track and Field Championship in June.
T EA
AND
T ALENT S HOW
Our Volunteer Appreciation Tea and Talent Show is one
of the highlights of the school year for many. Please join us
for Mass at 9am. The Tea begins in the Gym right after
Mass with staff serving the parents and friends of the
school. Around 10:30am we begin the talent show.
This year we will include a special tribute to Mrs. Sturgeon
who is retiring after 23 years of faithful service to our
school community. Please come to help us say good bye.
F UN D AY
Our annual fun day is fast approaching. On Friday, June
19th the students will be taking part in fun outdoor games
and activities. The day concludes with a hot lunch prepared by Goode Eats. Dismissal will be at noon. Information about the day and order forms for lunch will be
coming home in the
next week or so. Parent
volunteers are always
needed so if you are
available please join us.
N EW M USIC R OOM F AMILY S ERVICE H OURS
H OLY C ROSS H IGH S CHOOL
Our new Music Room and
Library is now used for
Music and Band classes.
Library shelving was installed, so very soon the
books will be moved to
their new location. This
has been a long process, but
it looks terrific (and it’s air
conditioned!)
Family Service Hour forms
are due to the office on
Friday June 5. The school
is closed that day, so please
get them in early or submit
them online. Our hope is
that all families get these
hours done, not just for the
sake of the work, but for
the building of community.
Holy Cross High School
is the official high school
of Precious Blood Parish.
It is a great school with
high academic standards
and a plethora of extracurricular activities for
students of all kinds. This year, CCS is proud to be sending more Grade Seven students than ever to Holy Cross
for Grade Eight.
F EAST D AY
T OP M ARKS
Our Parish feast day is the
Feast of Corpus Christi on
Thursday, June 4th. We
will celebrate with Mass
that day. We have a day off
of school on Friday, June
5th. Please note that due to
the two week Spring Break,
this will not be a day off
next year.
Top Marks Our Uniform Supplier is Hiring!
Once again Top Marks is expanding and we are looking for
people to work as fitters at schools in your area. If you are
energetic and committed to great customer service we want
you. We are currently looking for people on Tuesday, June
23 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. Additional employment possible.
Wage $13.00/hour. You will assist parents choosing uniform pieces for the start of school
in September. If you have any questions or if you are interested in joining a dynamic team
please call Lorraine Mitchell at 1-204-979-1049 or email at [email protected]
Cloverdale Catholic School “Educating for Now and For Eternity”
17511 59 Ave, Surrey, BC, V3S 1P3 Phone: (604) 574 5151 Fax: (604) 574 5160 Web: www.ccsunited.ca
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