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Repeat Champions

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The grade 7 boys volleyball team have repeated as the CISVA champions. After going undefeated in league and tournament play, the boys won the championship title again this year. There are approximately 36 school in the Catholic Schools volleyball league and we are very proud of our boys accomplishments. Thank you to all the parents who helped with driving and cheered us throughout the season. Congratulations boys, this is quite an accomplishment.

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Parents: No more writing out absentee notes for your kids!

St. Augustine School provides an email link where you can send notes about the details of your child's absenteeism from school. Just click the icon above to send the mail to the school office.

Include your child's name, your name, the date and the reason for the absenteeism. Hit "send" and you're done!
 

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Last week the Knights of Columbus held their annual free-throw contest for our students. Over 50 students from grade 4 through 7 signed up to show their skills and have fun with their friends. A number of alumni came by to help out and many parents watched and cheered on the contestants.

A big thank you to all the Knights for coming by and running the competition. Thank you also to Mr. Yaptinchay for organizing the event and the teachers that helped with set up and the distribution of the pizzas. Congratulations to all of the participants.

 

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Fall Campaign 2016

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A big heart-felt thank you to school families, parishioners and others who contributed to this year’s
Fall Campaign in support of our new school. A remarkable $444,223 was raised.

This included the participation of nearly 90% of school families for a total of $292,470. Thank you to all of the class champions for their leadership in rallying the support of school families and for the families who gave such moving testimonies during the Fall Campaign.

We also thank parish families without children in the school who donated another $151,753. The partnership between school and non-school families in the parish has been central to our efforts since the project started in 2000.

Thank you for your generosity and commitment. You are sustaining Catholic education at
St. Augustine’s for generations to come.

 

On behalf of the entire Faith & Foundation Team

Rob Napoli
Chair, Fall Campaign
 

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The Grade Five class hosted a beautiful and solemn school assembly for Remembrance Day. With each student doing his/her part, an atmosphere of reverence and respect was present in the room. The school heard a brief history of the World Wars, a message of peace focusing around Pope Francis's visit to Auschwitz, Poland and a need to help refugee families from Syria here in Canada and at St. Augustine.
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend. Never forget... always remember.

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On Sunday we began the season of Advent and on Monday, the students took part in an Advent assembly and Family Group activity. The assembly, hosted by the grade 6 students, reminded the students about the symbols and meaning of the season. After the assembly, the students went to their Family Groups and the grade 7 students led an activity in which each student make his / her own Advent wreath. We hope that all our families will take some time during the Advent season to pray together around the wreath and to discuss the many ways in which we can be the hands and feet of Jesus and help those in need.

Photos: Donna O'Hara

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Our annual evening of song and prayer is a wonderful way to gather as a faith community during the Advent season. This year the songs, scripture and reflections focused on the meaning and purpose of the Advent season. During the four weeks of Advent, we spend time preparing for and thinking about Jesus’s coming – in history, mystery and majesty. God became human and came into the world as a baby over 2000 years and we celebrate this event on Christmas Day. Jesus also wants to come into our hearts and live with us every day and, during Advent we spent extra time praying, receiving sacraments and reflecting on our faith life and the presence of Jesus in it. We also know that Jesus will one day come again as King.

Each year during our Advent gathering, we have a collection to help support the Oblate’s of Mary Immaculate in their missionary work in Kenya. Over the years, our contributions have helped to build water systems, schools and bakeries – they have also been used to buy medical supplies and transportation vehicles. This year, our donations are going to help a young man in his first year of formation with the Oblates in Kenya. As a community we raised $4,100. This will go a long way in helping Raymond Ndereba, the young man we are supporting in Kenya. On behalf of the Oblates and, in particular Raymond, we want to thank you for your generosity.

May you all have a holy and blessed Advent and a joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus. Please enjoy the many photos that were taken for us by parent Bien Matute.

 

To view and download more photos courtesy of Bien Matute please click here.

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