UPDATE – OCTOBER 3, 2019
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has announced that their members (custodians, school office staff, educational assistants, early childhood educators, library workers, maintenance staff and other non-teaching staff) will escalate strike action to a full withdrawal of services beginning Monday, October 7, if an agreement is not reached by Sunday, October 6, 2019.
The safety of students is the Board’s greatest priority, and therefore, due to the vast and significant roles held by CUPE employees, the CDSBEO regrets that if strike action commences, all schools will be closed to students effective Monday, October 7, until further notice.
CUPE represents more than 440 employees (31 per cent of the CDSBEO work force) within CDSBEO schools and administrative offices, and the Board has made this decision with student and staff safety as the priority.
The strike will affect many facets of school operations, and the Board has carefully considered many factors including the safety and well-being of students, supervision, medical supports and care, safe operation of water and sanitation systems, and the condition of classrooms and other areas of the school building.
The Board encourages parents and guardians to have alternate childcare plans in place for Monday. Parents who have children that attend childcare and/or before and after school care programs in CDSBEO facilities should contact their individual provider for details on operations during the strike.
We continue to monitor the situation closely and updates will be posted as information becomes available.
The CSC meeting being held on October 8th is scheduled for 6:30pm, rather than 7:30pm.
Students in grades 7-12 are required to change for gym classes and athletic practices. Students are required to wear the gym uniform t-shirt, but can use their own athletic wear bottoms.
VOLLEYBALL (bootie) SHORTS and ANYTHING with inappropriate or offensive messages WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
T-shirts will be sold via school cash online for $18 until October 6th.
Sizes will range from youth L, youth Xlarge, adult small, medium, large and xlarge.
T-shirts are dry wick navy with X on the left side of the chest.
On September 24th, we will be blessed to have a NET team visiting our school to lead our annual grade 8 retreat! NET – National Evangelist Teams – is a wonderful group of Catholic young adults who travel across Canada spreading the Good News through engaging music, games, activities and skits. Please keep our grade 8s in prayer, that they will get the most out of this awesome opportunity!
This event will run from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
Until September 20th you can buy a STFX pink t-shirt (pictured below) for just $15 via school cash online. All proceeds will be donated to support breast cancer research. Shirts can be worn as gym uniform for the month of October.
New AND Used uniforms will be sold today at STFX from noon until 5pm.
Catholic School Council Nomination forms are due to the school by September 19th.
Please accept our apologies for the issues surrounding accessing the school for uniform sales. While the issues that have arisen are completely out of our control, we do understand how frustrating this is for parents and students.As long as there aren’t any further delays, the used uniform sale scheduled for the 29th will go ahead as planned (at PJPII) and another will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd (at STFX) – both from 2-7pm.
Please understand that these problems are completely beyond the school’s control and we are as frustrated as you are.
In addition, remember that these used uniform sales are organized and run by hard working volunteers from the Catholic School Council. These sales benefit the school community as all funds raised go directly to CSC initiatives.