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!"
On behalf of the entire St. Angela Merici staff, we want to wish the community a most joyous and merry Christmas, and a healthy and prosperous New Year. God’s blessings for all the best in 2018.
We hope that the Christmas break provides you and your families some time to reflect upon the spirit of the season, and keep those ... Continue reading "Christmas Wishes"
Every year at at this time, the St. Angela Merici school community comes together to help those less fortunate. This year we will be conducting three drives, simultaneously:
Food Drive: Every year we collect non-perishable food items for the Vaughan Food Bank which supports many families in the Woodbridge area.
Hat and Mitt Drive: We will be collecting new hats, gloves, ... Continue reading "Annual SAM Advent Drive (Clothes & Food)"
- Time in nature can help reduce mental fatigue and improve concentration
- You’ll drink more water
- Boost happiness and decrease stress
- Boost of Vitamin D
- Strengthens our heart muscle and other muscles too!
- Social emotional connections
- Curriculum connections
Sometimes you look out the ... Continue reading "Embrace the Outdoors in the Winter"
Think of all of the health benefits when we resolve to move more in our day. Our spirit is lifted, blood circulation improves, energy levels increase, academic achievement improves, we have fewer cravings, and benefit from better quality of sleep. ParticipACTION offers some fantastic suggestions to help keep those healthy new year’s resolutions.