May is a very significant month for Catholic education, as during May, we take the opportunity to emphasize the privilege we enjoy here at St. Angela Merici, one where we celebrate the history and tradition of our faith within the context of education. Catholic Education Week will highlight the month, and the students will partake in special activities, assemblies, and presentations. Daily announcements will also ... Continue reading "May: Celebrating Catholic Education"
St. Angela Merici has been chosen to help with the City of Vaughan’s yearly 20-minute makeover. This year, Councillor Carella will join us on Friday, April 13th, to lead an informative assembly on the importance of keeping our communities clean, and the responsibility we all take in preserving the environment. The entire student body will then participate in a neighbourhood community walk, in which they ... Continue reading "20-Minute Makeover Coming to SAM"
The word Lent comes from the root word “lengthen”, reflecting the belief that as the days are getting longer with the arrival of Spring, we are witness to so much new life, and growth, all around us. As Christians, we too are called to experience a spiritual rebirth and renew our faith during Lent. We practice prayer and acts of charity with our students. We ... Continue reading "March: Our Lenten Journey Continues"
The season of Lent comes upon us as the calendar turns to February. Please join us in receiving ashes here at the school on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14th, at 11:30am. February also brings with it many exciting school activities and events, such as our yearly Carnaval week-long celebration, Valentine’s Dance, Skate Night, Family Day, and much more. February also marks the start of Term 2, ... Continue reading "February Update"
Happy New Year, and welcome back. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a healthy and joyful 2018. Please be sure to visit our school website on a regular basis for school event updates and information. The calendar is always a good starting point for your reference, as it is regularly updated. The January newsletter will also be issued very soon, and feel ... Continue reading "Happy New Year, welcome back!"
Tips to reduce screen time:
- Embrace spring by heading outdoors to play
- Go for a family walk
- Start a new novel
- Begin a new hobby
- Keep track of your screen time and reduce your time on social media/gaming/programs
- Schedule family game nights (cards, board games)
- Exercise everyday
Healthy eating habits contribute to academic success and well-being. Visit York Region Public Health to find out more about nutrition and healthy eating.