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NEW! China Calling - Spring Break 2016
Are you a traveler? Adventurous? Do you like exploring different cities and cultures?
Then picture yourself stepping into history on the Great Wall of China and into the future on the Shanghai bund, often called the “Paris of the East” as well as visiting the world’s most important archeological treasures. This very exciting 9 day trip is being planned for March Break 2016.
If you are interested, please stop by the main office to pick up an information package.
NEW! Dufferin-Peel secondary school administrator named Principal of the Year
Michelina Battaglini, Vice-Principal at Loyola Catholic Secondary School, has been named recipient of this year’s Principal of the Year Award by the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO).
The CPCO Principal of the Year Award originated in 2000 and recognizes the exceptional school and community leadership of a principal or vice-principal in Ontario.
“We are extremely proud of Michelina and all that she has accomplished as a leader, role model and colleague,” says John B. Kostoff, Director of Education. “Michelina is truly worthy and deserving of this award, as it acknowledges her significant contributions to the Board, the students, and the community she serves.”
In addition to being part of the administration team at Loyola, Michelina has made considerable contributions on numerous board-level committees, including the Catholic Board Learning Team, Leading Student Achievement, Student Voice Committee, Student Trustee Elections, Research Committee, SkoVision Team and Program Committee.
“Her strong devotion to the well-being of others and the commitment to her duties on a daily basis makes Michelina an exceptional Catholic leader and deserving of being recognized as CPCO Principal of the Year,” adds John B. Kostoff.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board would like to congratulate Michelina on this outstanding achievement and send their sincere appreciation for her commitment to school and community leadership.
NEW! FOR ALL GRADS
All grade 12s are reminded that 40 hours of community service must be completed in order to graduate high school. Service hours are now overdue. Please submit the remaining hours as soon as possible. Students who neglect to do so before graduation, will not receive a diploma and thus be ineligible for post-secondary schooling. Please make certain to complete the Student Community Involvement Form in full. This includes a letter on the organization’s official stationary with letterhead, stamp or a seal attached to the form. Forms can be picked up in Student Services or print Community Service Form.
NEW! DPCDSB hosts Open House for proposed regional
International Baccalaureate Program– May 27
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is holding an Open House for parents and students on Wednesday, May 27 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. to determine interest in the establishment of a proposed Grade 9 and 10 Pre-IB Program and a Secondary International Baccalaureate (IB) program at St. Paul Secondary School, 815 Atwater Avenue,in South Mississauga starting in September 2016. These would be regional programs. For more information click on title above and call 905-278-3994.
... to all staff and students for fund raising $2200 for MS Awareness and the Nepal Earthquake Fund.
... Juliana Zadarko who won the Anti-Bullying poster contest sponsored by the Peel Police.
... Over 600 students participated in the walk and over $3000 was raised for Head for the Cure!!!!
... Alexis Oguzie did Loyola proud by representing our school in the John Cabot Poetry Slam contest that saw students from both Dufferin-Peel and Peel competing. Out of the thirty competitors, Alexis’ poem 'Miscellaneous' was one of the best
... to our students for sweeping the Sir John A. Mac Donald awards. Our winners are:
Essay and Speech at the Family of Schools and Boardwide Competitions- Sharala Harrypersad
Video Presentation (Family of Schools Competition)
First Place Team - Kevin Humeniuk, Connor Ive, Karim Kahil, Brendan Kurnik, Nazar Romanenko, Gian Soriano
Second Place Team - Zachary Tyszler, Sylvia Etwell
... Sr. Boys Basketball team for winning ROPSSAA Gold medals against St. Augustine. This is Loyola 's 36th ROPSSAA Championship team in the past 10 years.
...Katherine Koomson and Shayne Verghese who have been selected from Loyola for the Youth in Policing Initiative. These student will have the opportunity to work with Peel Police for 8 weeks during the summer.
... All CO-OP students who completed their work placements and participated in the CO-OP fair.
... All students who participated in the DPCDSB Gamemaker contest. The Fallen Kingdom came in the top 5 out of 29 games designed by Michael Tommasone-Cuarezma, Elric Lazaro, Joseph Lek, and Eric Leon.
...Molly Brown, Teresa Marotta and Juliana Zadarko for placing in the Top 10 at the DECA Regional Competition.
...Golf team for winning the ROPSSA championship, total of 35 for the school in the past 10 years
... Thomas Piekut who was selected to an all expense trip to Antarctica, “Summer Student on Ice Expedition.” Thomas was acompanied by Sergio Raez Villanueva from Cabot, Patricia Pendon and Jasmine Canaviri-Laymon from HNM!!!!
... Loyola for winning a Gold Medal for the Provincial Eco-School Designation. Last year we received a Bronze Medal. Special thanks to all our staff and students for making our school green.
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NEW! Budget Consultation Process
Please click on title above for more information on the school board's budget and method to participate in the process.
The following message is forwarded to you on behalf of Director John B. Kostoff and Executive Council.
NEW! Donate to Nepal Earthquake Relief
As we do in so many instances, we in the Dufferin-Peel community stand with our brothers and sisters in Nepal, ready to assist with the relief efforts related to the catastrophic damage incurred as a result of the April 25 earthquake.
The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8 and aftershocks have devastated huge areas of the country, with more than 4,000 people reported dead, thousands more injured and thousands of families displaced from their homes. The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief efforts through its network of parishes and its online portal at www.archtoronto.org .
Funds will be channeled through the official global Catholic relief agency, Caritas Internationalis. To date, Caritas members worldwide have pledged $3.3 million to the relief effort as well as 10,000 shelter kits and 3,000 tarps. Financial assistance will help to provide temporary shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene supplies.
Those wishing to make a financial donation to support relief efforts are invited to do so:
• Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
• By phone through the Development Office at 416-934-3411
• Through your parish, making cheques payable to: Name of Parish – Nepal Earthquake – Humanitarian Relief
Please pray for the victims of this natural disaster and those who have been displaced.
Virtue of the Month
Acceptance ~ May
God wants us to make friends with everyone no matter how different they may look or act.
An accepting person …
• Is willing to treat everybody as a member of a group
• Avoids judging others
• Is welcoming to those different than him/herself
• Is loving and happy with who he/she is
Our Daily Prayer for May
Let us now pray … for the virtue of acceptance – the strength to trust that God is at work in everyone’s life despite what we think. AMEN.