Swim to Survive!
A reminder to families of grade 3 students that Swim to Survive is this Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 12:30-2:45pm and Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:30am at the Angus Glen Community Centre! Families please don’t forgot to send all appropriate gear (towels, toiletries, swimsuits, etc) to school with your child(ren). Also, please ensure that you pack a few extra snacks…as the kids will be hungry after swimming:)
Blue Jays Day!
It’s spring, which means the start of the baseball season! In honour of the Blue Jays’ Opening Weekend, please have your children dress in Blue Jays gear or in blue on Thursday, March 29, 2018, to cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays!
Families, a reminder that our students have a snack break before going outside for recess every morning! Please remember to pack a healthy snack for your child(ren) every day, as this is an important nutrition break for them and helps them to refuel and re-charge before going back to class for the rest of the morning. (We have noted recently more children coming to the office during morning recess stating they do not have a snack). If for some reason you cannot send a snack, please send 25 cents so that they may purchase one from our Farmer’s Market. Please feel free to contact the office if you have any further questions or concerns.
Easter – March 30 – April 1 (Western)
“Christianity observes its most important holidays of the year between March 30th – April 1st for the Western/Gregorian calendar.
Holy Thursday commemorates the institution of the Lord’s Supper by Jesus prior to his arrest, Good Friday his submission to death by crucifixion, and Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. Easter is considered to be the oldest and most important festival in the Christian year, as the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus is meant to renew a Christian’s commitment to living a life of truth, justice and love. Many Christians will mark Easter by attending Church services over the weekend, and for some, this includes a midnight mass and candlelight vigil on Saturday. Families often gather together for dinner on Sunday to celebrate the resurrection. The symbols that are associated with the holiday in North America are taken from ancient roots. In fact, the word “Easter” derives from the Anglo-Saxon spring goddess known as “Eostre.” The custom of dyeing eggs, symbols of new life, goes back to the ancient Egyptians, Persians and Romans. These popular symbols, however, are by no means common to all Christian peoples. In addition, many of these customs and symbols have counterparts in non-Christian celebrations of spring.”
We take this opportunity to acknowledge that many students, staff, and community will be observing Easter.
Passover – March 31 – April 7
“Passover or Pesach, the Jewish Festival of Unleavened Bread (Matzah) commemorates the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.
Passover is celebrated for eight days with special prayers and symbolic foods at home. It is a “festival of Freedom” to remind Jews of how God released their ancestors from slavery and brought them to freedom in a Promised Land. Passover begins at sundown on March 30th. Passover is celebrated by more Jews than any other holiday on the Jewish calendar – perhaps because it is so essentially and uniquely a family holiday. The Seder (SAY-der) — the traditional meal held on the first night of this eight-day holiday — is often attended by complete extended families. In Canada, many families also have a Seder on the second night. Also, because charity and community are such important elements of the holiday, it is common for families to invite to their seder people who, for whatever reason, are not able to have one of their own.”
We take this opportunity to acknowledge that many students, staff, and community will be observing Passover.
A reminder that school will be closed this Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, 2018, due to the Easter long weekend.
We will see all students, staff and families back on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Have a wonderful and safe long weekend!