Monthly Archives: April 2019

Parish News

All Are Welcome!
Celebrating Catholic Education Week 2019
Sunday, May 5th at 10:30 a.m.
St. Anthony Daniel Parish
Calling all young singers! Join us at 10:00 a.m. for a quick practice before the 10:30 a.m. Mass as we celebrate the kick off of Catholic Education Week!
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Important Update

Hello Thunderbird Families:

Please refrain from using the community center parking lot ring road for dropping off or picking up your child. This lot is reserved for the patrons of the community center only.

We are currently working with Transportation to try and come to a resolution to our parking issues. As a result, we will be trialing various options of how to best use the laneway to meet the needs of all 3 facilities. Please respect the pylons, students and staff that are there to assist you if needed.

At this time, I ask that you continue to park in the shared church parking lot and walk your child to the sidewalk on the school side where they are safe. If you are parking in the shared church lot, please use the Franklin entrance/exit. The other option is to drop your child off along the fence on the field side, on Midland. There they should be let out on the sidewalk side and not on the road. If you are choosing to drive through the laneway, please slow down. The volume of traffic in this area coupled with our busses poses many safety concerns for our children.

Finally, to ensure the safety of our children, please share this update with any caregivers that transport our Thunderbirds to and from school, it is essential that we are all on the same page.

Thank you so very much for your continued support and patience,

Mrs. Giglio-Chiasson

Vacation Bible School Registration this Weekend

Vacation Bible School 2019 Registration:
 April 27th/28th, following our Weekend Masses.


From July 8th-12th, 9:00 a.m. to noon, St. Anthony Daniel Parish invites children from kindergarten to grade 6 to come explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers us through this wild life.

Space is limited – be sure to sign up this weekend!

Forms online and at the church.


Vacation Bible School 2019 Youth Leader Registration:

Any time before April 29th. Come and serve!

All young people entering into Grade 7 September 2019 are invited to join us as volunteer youth leaders! Training provided.

Registration forms available online and at the church.

Mudpuppy Update

Hello Mudpuppy Families!

We are asking that your child’s pledge form and donations are returned to school by this TUESDAY, APRIL 23rd.

Please stay tuned for detailed information about the days’ event – coming home on Friday, May 3rd, along with your child’s race kit (including the t-shirts).

Thank you for your amazing support toward this years Mudpuppy Chase!

Earth Week Activities

Hey Thunderbird Families:

This week is Earth Week. Be sure to check out all the fun activities!

Thank You!

Thank you, again, Thunderbirds for participating in our “Break a Rule Week” here at St. Daniel. We are so very pleased to announce that the total amount collected from all of the classrooms is an absolutely INCREDIBLE $1, 018 – more than double from last year!! This year, we are happy to announce that we have two winners – two classrooms who contributed an outstanding donation of over $160 each! A huge congratulations goes to the grade 4 students in Mrs. MacKinnon’s class, as well as the grade 1 students in Mrs. Goodyear’s who brought in a total of $326 in donations for KidsAbility! You are both the winners of the ice cream party!!! All of our students have made a difference in the lives of so many children to help them reach their goals and make their dreams come true.  Way to go, Thunderbirds!  We are very proud of you!

Way to go Thunderbirds!!!

Please Join us Tonight ….

Please Join
St. Daniel Catholic Elementary School
in welcoming Jim Moss, Chief Happiness Officer of Plasticity Labs

Parent Information Night Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:15pm in our Library Learning Commons Light Refreshments Available


HERO Generation is a positive education framework that supports staff, student and family well-being. Plasticity Labs developed the HERO Generation Framework in partnership with teachers and administrators to teach students social-emotional skills to complement foundational academic skills already in place across the curriculum. The HERO Traits of Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism, Gratitude, Empathy, and Mindfulness align with the Learning Skills from the Ontario Ministry of Education and aim to build a positive school culture where students can flourish.

HERO Generation research in conjunction with existing scientific evidence demonstrates that a valuable way to support healthy psychological development, foster strong social relationships, and cultivate a positive school environment, is to support the entire learning ecosystem. We all need to work in collaboration to make the ecosystem flourish.
Join in the learning as Jim Moss explains how HERO Generation came to be, and how each of these traits contributes to our collective well-being. Understanding your part in the ecosystem will help to foster a community of healthy, and happy, high-performing individuals.

Brought to you by: St. Daniel School Council