Bus Driver Dave’s Retirement
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to one of our Bus Drivers, Mr. Dave Fraser-School Route 285 who will be retiring this Christmas. After thirty years in Telephone Company Management, six years in a consultant business and now, almost eleven years in the school bus industry he has decided to retire. That’s forty-six years and Dave has decided to turn in his keys. Friday December 22nd will be his last day driving the bus. Dave has enjoyed all his years of work but driving the bus has been the highlight. He has a true and genuine care for our children. Dave kept a record of his driving and deserves to be proud to hand in his keys:
- Left turns completed: 100,098
- Right turns completed: 104,494
- Total Km. travelled: 235,640
- Student pickups and drop offs: 7,128
“Thank you for your trust in me as I have done my best to drive cautiously and care for my charges. It has been a pleasure and will be missed”
Now, its retirement time, with tons of things to do.
From all the staff at Saint Anne we would like to wish Dave and his wife Carla all the best in retirement, Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
From St. Anne Parish
The staff and community of St Anne’s Parish wish you and your families a happy and holy holiday season, and a very happy new year.
In joy, Father Ray Peter, Mary Forcier (youth minister), and the entire St Anne’s team.
Greetings and Happy New Year from St Anne’s Parish!
Mark your calendar for our Youth Jubilee!
In honour of St Anne’s 70th year, all those in grades 6-12 are invited to our Youth Jubilee Fest on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 from 1-4 pm. We’ll spend the afternoon enjoying a pizza lunch, music, a guest speaker and more in the parish hall. There is no cost to attend. Come celebrate with us!
Please RSVP by calling the parish office at 519-745-5302.
Parents of those preparing for First Communion and Confirmation are reminded of the Parents’ retreat Saturday, January 13th from 1-6 pm at the Parish. Please RSVP to email@example.com with the names of those attending and the name of your child(ren).
Classes with the SOLI sisters for First Reconciliation begin Monday, January 22 from 6:00-7:15 pm in the parish hall.
“Tell the Next Generation”
2018 marks 70 years for St Anne’s school and parish. A variety of events are being planned throughout the year to celebrate this important milestone. Keep an eye out for upcoming dates.
ARTSHINE – WINTER 2018
ARTSHINE – WINTER 2018
ARTSHINE is coming to St. Anne Catholic School. In this session students will be exploring the following themes and mediums:
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Amazing Anime: In this new and exciting session, students will learn the basics of anime!
Around the world: Children will be inspired by the different forms of art that can be found across the world!
Inspired by Canadian artists: Students will be inspired to create their own works of art, inspired by our very own Canadian artists!
*A Cursive writing project will be included during this season
Escape the Winter Blues!
There are many things you can do to prevent the winter blues from setting in. Eating healthy, being physically active, limiting screen time, and spending time with family and friends help to promote positive mental well-being.
Healthy eating means eating and drinking more:
- Vegetables and fruit
- Whole grains like brown rice, as well as whole grain breads and cereals
- Legumes and lean protein choices
- Milk and milk alternatives
- Water for thirst
Healthy eating also means limiting ultra-processed foods like:
- Sugary or salty snacks
- Sweetened beverages
- Pre-packaged meals
- Food from restaurants
Winter is a great time to cook with children and teach them food skills, share family traditions and spend quality family time together. Having healthy meals together can help families feel more connected. A healthy eating pattern that includes breakfast can also help children do better in school!
For information on healthy eating and nutrition, visit Eat Right Ontario and follow this link for tips on Cooking with Kids. Please note that some tips/recipes do involve allergenic foods; Continue to follow your routine precautions and healthcare provider’s advice if you or family members have food allergies.