It’s Here! The stage is set! The lights flash! The music plays! Our students, clad in orange and black, dressed up as princesses and princes, superheroes and goblins enter the room. Dance! Dance! DJ Poon spins the discs. The decor is outstanding! What a show. Laughter. Fun. Joy. The Halloween Dance-A-Thon has returned. Though it is a bit toned down from our previous presentations, it ... Continue reading "Dance-A-Thon Day One"
Our Safety Awareness Week has been a resounding success thus far. Our staff and students have practised Fire Drills, Hold and Secure Drills and Lockdown Drills. Taking into consideration the varying maturity levels and the diversity in the ages of our students, as well as the length of time which has passed since the last series of drills, we are very happy with our execution ... Continue reading "Safety Awareness Week"
The response to our Thanksgiving Food Drive has been nothing short of amazing! The community responded to the staff-organized initiative in resounding fashion. Our school raised just short of one tonne of food for the Markham Food Bank!
The Markham Food Bank distributes just over 750 000 items of food to clients each year. They rely solely on donations from community partners such ... Continue reading "Thanksgiving Food Drive"
Our school was clad in a sea of orange shirts, hoodies, sweaters and accessories on September 30 as we recognized the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. The path to reconciliation begins with each of us, and it is imperative that we listen carefully and with purpose to the realities faced by our Indigenous and First Nations people who were placed in ... Continue reading "Truth and Reconciliation – Every Child Matters"
There are few greater examples of courage and determination to draw from our Canadian heritage than Terry Fox. His monumentally selfless effort to initiate the Marathon of Hope continue to be celebrated in our schools and in the efforts of our staff, students and community partners. At San Lorenzo Ruiz, we participated on September 29 by running, jogging and walking as a community.
The Feast Day of San Lorenzo is September 28. This year, we celebrated our namesake with a virtual mass where Father Dominic was able to attend at school and turn the gymnasium into a sacred place of song and reflection. It was a beautiful day of recognition, reflection and reverence. The students participated in artwork, engaged in literacy activities, reflected in prayer and participated as ... Continue reading "Celebrating San Lorenzo Ruiz of Manila"