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Multicultural Day

Hey Thunderbird Families:

We are very excited to share with you that we will be celebrating our schools cultural diversity on June 19th. Our intention is to promote a greater awareness and appreciation among our students and staff for the different cultures represented in our community. In turn, we are optimistic that this will promote a greater respect for cultural differences.

This letter is to inform you about what will be happening at our school. On June 19th we will be celebrating Multicultural Day.

For grades 4-8 there will be a special Black History presentation at 9:30 in the gym by Down to Earth Education: This will be an interactive presentation with artifacts that students will have the opportunity to explore during the presentation. Check out the link to the website above. There will be a door decorating contest for all classes celebrating the amazing countries that our community represents. Finally, everyone is welcome to come to school wearing traditional cultural clothes or colours on June 19th. What a great way to celebrate the many faces that make up our St. Daniel Community!


The Thunderbird Student Diversity Team

Mission Day Update

A reminder that this Friday is…


Friday, June 14th, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

There are over 20 activities planned and some of the special activities planned include: face painting, athletic games, bingo, a prize raffle and a cake walk…just to name a few!

Activities will cost 1 or 2 tickets to participate and tickets are $.25 each.

Tickets can be purchased through Cash Online in $5.00 or $10.00 quantities.

We need your help!

We are looking for donations to make the day a success!  We need:

Raffle Prizes:  Any new items that can be used for a prize. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and may be sent in as soon as possible.

Used books/toys:  There will also be a “White Elephant Sale” and we are looking for donations of any “gently used” books, toys, games to make this sale a success.

Cakes:  If you are interested in donating a cake for the cake walk/raffle. Please drop off your cake on June 14th between 8:45 am and 12:00 pm.

Thank you!

Track and Field

Hey Thunderbird Families:

Just a friendly reminder that our track & field event is scheduled for today at St. Benedict’s High School in Cambridge. If your child is not attending the event, please call the school and let Mrs. Rossiter know at the office, thanks!

Go Thunderbirds Go!

Track-N-Field Update

Hello Thunderbird Families:

For those families with students in grades 4-8, please be sure to go on Cash-Online to sign the permission form for our track and field event tomorrow. If your child is unable to attend, please notify their teacher or call the office today.

Be sure to bring a lunch, lots of healthy snacks, water, sunblock, a hat, and dress in layers as the temperatures have been unpredictable.

We are looking forward to a great day!

Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week 2019: Living as Joyful Disciples

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples” and will be celebrated during the week of May 5 – May 10. The theme for CEW 2019 was inspired by three sources: Renewing the Promise, The Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education from the Bishops of Ontario; Gaudete et exsultate, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on the Call to Holiness; and Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, the October 2018 Synod of Bishops. Mindful of the Synod on Youth, the theme and sub-themes are very much directed to the young people in our schools, especially in their growth in holiness and their formation as disciples of Christ through the discernment of their vocational pathways. In the section of Renewing the Promise entitled, “A Community that Forms Joyful Disciples,” we read, “Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in action. On a daily basis, Catholic schools demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to the communities that they serve.”

The five sub-themes for Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples are:

Rooted in Prayer

Living in Community

Doing Justice & Creating Hope

Journeying Together in Faith

Sharing the Good News

Mudpuppy Update

Mrs. Kuepfer, Mrs. Dankowsky and Mrs. Lopers would like to thank each and every one of the Mudpuppy participants for their hard work and dedication this last month as they have been practicing for the Mudpuppy Chase, as well as earning donations for KidsAbility.

We are honoured to announce that, this year, we have the HIGHEST NUMBER EVER of students, staff and family members who have joined our Mudpuppy Team – St. Daniel has 134 Mudpuppy Participants in all!

Better yet, our participants have raised the GREATEST DONATION EVER in the 13 year history of St. Daniel’s involvement in the Mudpuppy Chase. Ready for it?! Drum roll please…. The students, staff and their families have raised an incredible $9662!!!!! This is absolutely amazing!! Think of the difference that we will make in the lives of so many children in our community! We are so very proud of each of you, and look forward to participating with you in the Mudpuppy Chase this Sunday.

There will be a very important meeting on Friday at 12:15 in the gym. At that time, the students will receive their t-shirt and information about our event on Sunday! A detailed note for parents will be included inside the bag.

Way to go, Thunderbirds!

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!
for more info:

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!