Catholic Education Week

Each year, in May we will celebrate Catholic Education Week. This year, Catholic Education Week is scheduled for the week of Sunday, May 6th to Friday, May 11th, across the Province of Ontario. The 2018 Theme for Catholic Education Week is “Renewing the Promise”, inspired by the scripture passage in Acts 2:39 which recounts: “For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.” We must work alongside our educators to ensure that students attending publicly funded Catholic schools are nurtured with the gift of faith for years to come.
Catholic Education Week “School” Highlights:
Monday – School Mass at St. David’s Parish @ 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday – STEAM Open House—Grades 2 & 3 classes.
Thursday – Oral Communication Regional (Board) Finals.
Friday – Author Lora Rozler visits with Grades 2 & 3 classes.

STEAM –SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS

During Catholic Education Week, on Tuesday, May 8th , our FI Grades 2 & 3 classes and BT’s Grade 3 classes will hold a STEAM Open House for Parents, in our school gym, our teachers and students. During the Open House, teachers and students will demonstrate 21st Century Learning using STEAM challenges and Maker Space activities. Our students will showcase their skills using 3D Technology, Robotics, Spheros and Coding in addition to various hands on STEAM activities. On this day, our first STEAM Open House is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. hosting parents and visitors from Madame Panza-DiGirolamo’s class, Madame Capano’s (Spano) class and Madame Simone’s class. In the afternoon , at 1:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m. we welcome the Parents and Guests of Ms. DeLuca’s class, Ms. Pellegrino-Raso’s class, Ms. Perna’s class and Ms. Tullio’s class.

AUTHOR LORA ROZLER VISITS BT

During Education Week, on Friday, May 11, author and elementary school teacher Lora Rozler will visit BT. Lora is a Toronto based author who fell in love with writing early on in life. Her first picture book, “Words”, has captivated readers with its universal message about the power of words. The story of “Words” explores the universal themes of discovery, relationships and the need to belong, with an underlying message about bullying. Lora Rozler is also the author of the book “Lucky Me”, which will be the subject of her Book Talk to our Grade 2 and 3 students. “Lucky Me” celebrates the concepts of thankfulness as it explores the world with a series of evocative, one line descriptions of situations wherein a child (or adult), might be inclined to thank one’s lucky star. The extraordinary book shares 36 of these celebrations, each exquisitely illustrated by Jan Dolby. Lora Rozler wrote “Mots” and “Freshly Baked Pie”. For more information on Lora Rozler, visit her website: www.lorarozler.com.