Care for our Common Home

Care for our Common Home

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

March 28th, 2017

So it was fun to reveal your Lit Circle books to you all today! I think starting tmw and having our weekly meetings every Weds. is a good idea that you all gave me today.

Today is a new day. We are lucky enough to have the opportunity to forgive one another, and I hope our forgiveness circle today was not in vein. Let's really try our best to be the best versions of ourselves with one another during our final term together. Let's learn to forgive, even when we mess up! So many "lasts" coming up this term, so I urge you all not to waste time and energy on negativity, but instead aim to lift each other up in our limited time left as the grade seven class of 2017.

Monday, 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

It was so nice to see you all today! I could tell that you were not all as excited as me to be returning, but we had a fun day.

Unfortunately, many of the social issues amongst our grade 7's came to light today. Mr. Borkowski was quite clear in his talk with us that exclusion, assault, online behaviour are concerns to him, and those engaging in negative actions will be sent to him to call home. I know you all want to become the best versions of is the time. All our preparation for Confirmation is pointless if you do not show true Christianity to one another. No more hypocrisy, Jesus abhorred this most of all. You need to decide what kind of legacy you wish to leave behind here at CCS. Will you be remembered as kind and caring? Will your name make people remember good memories or bad experiences?

Thursday, 9 March 2017

March 9, 2017

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To say that Tedx 2017 made me proud would be an what wonderful ideas were shared!! All the speakers did your teachers and families proud! A special shout out to our grade 4 friends who managed the daunting task of presenting to such a large crowd with ease. It was an honor to listen to you all speak today, and to hear all of the Tedtalks presented throughout the Tedtalks in our classroom.

Our CCS basketball tournament tmw promises to be a fun event! Those playing, please bring what you need. What a great way for us to spend our last day before Spring Break :)

If you did not finish your shamrock art, I would like that tmw please. Also Mrs. Sene requires you had in your "inventions" tmw morning please.

I have most the report card covers now; still waiting to get a couple back signed.

Also, let's not forget with the excitement and busyness of the recent days that it is still Lent- keep thinking about PFAT!!!

See you all tmw :)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

March 7, 2017

Well done to you all for making such progress on your letters to the Archbishop today. Most of you are almost finished. Please be ready to submit on Friday.

It is that time of year where we really start to get into our intellectual formation in preparation for Confirmation. It is getting close for sure!

I have a feeling the "triangle making fiasco" at school might be getting a little out of control. I am prepared to take ones that are made during class time instead of doing work- you have been warned. P.S. Parents- you may want to check your child's bedroom for hidden stashes of paper triangles...they have become almost like a currency at this rate haha. 


Monday, 6 March 2017

March 6, 2017

Ice-skating was a lot of fun today according to all the grade 7's!

The sun has come out and is melting our icy grounds right now, so hopefully tomorrow will be less slippery. Just four more days until Spring Break, very exciting :)

Your FSA results went home today. Please remember to give those to your parents.
Thanks to those of you that sent back your report cover. Just a reminder that the actual report is yours to keep, I only need the cover and envelope.

Our Tedtalk show at the Clova is this Friday. Please submit your forms by tmw.

Keep those LENTEN acts of PFAT going folks.

Friday, 3 March 2017

March 3, 2017

COST TO THE STUDENT:  Skates $3.00/studentHelmets $2/student payable to Cloverdale Catholic School with permission form.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Wear uniforms to school and bring skates, helmets (bicycle helmets are okay), gloves, warm clothing, boots (for walking). Students will change back into their school uniforms following the skating sessions.  Girls may want to bring pants.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:  Use your own skates & helmets if at all possible rather than renting as sizes run out.  Students will walk with their class to and from the Cloverdale Arena, 6090 176 Street.  We need parents willing to walk with the class.  Please indicate on the permission form if you can help and you will be contacted.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

January 28, 2017

Tomorrow we will have mass for Ash Wednesday. We begin the Lenten season of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. I recommend you talk with your family to come up with a plan for how you will incorporate these important elements into your Lent. What can you and your family do to grow closer to God? What can you avoid that will help you to increase in love for Him and show more love and charity to your neighbour? I too need to really think about this before I decide on what kind of Lenten journey I will take. 

May I also recommend that you and/or your parents sign up for some email Lenten reflections. I find the following resources are so welcomed into my inbox as reminders that it is Lent and to help keep me focused and on track! The first one is by Bishop Robert Barron and you can sign up in two seconds to receive his emails via The second is a series of emails from Matthew Kelly (whose books were given to many Precious Blood parishioners) and can be signed up for at 
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Here's that interesting riddle we did in class today. See if your parents can solve it!!