Parent Mail Day: Friday, January 10th, 2020

posted Jan 16, 2020, 6:43 PM by Julie Fortier

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Friday, January 10th Mail Day

Our Motto: Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You

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St. Andrew 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

Registration for Kindergarten is Monday, January 13th-17th.  Registration packages are both at the St. Andrew front office or are linked to the school website homepage - here.  Also, if you would like us to send Kindergarten Registration Packages home with your child(ren) who already attend St. Andrew, just contact the school at (613) 843-0050 or send a message via Seesaw to your child(ren)’s teacher, and we can facilitate you in this process.  

Spread the word about registration in your neighbourhood.  The more St. Andrew newcomers we have, the better!

The St. Andrew Kindergarten Open House evening will be on Thursday, March 5th fro 6-7:30p.m.  Mark it in your calendars now!  

Grade 6 Confirmation Preparation

Our school parish, St. Monica's Church, has dates organized for Grade 6 students and parents to attend as part of the Confirmation process and preparation.  It is a one-hour orientation. Families must attend one of the following sessions:


* Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

* Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  

* Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m

St. Andrew New Year School-wide 21-Day Mindful Moments Challenge

On Monday, January 13th, all of the St. Andrew classes will be participating in a 21 Day Mindful Moments Challenge.  We are taking a school-wide approach to social-emotional learning. Specifically, we will be learning about labelling and understanding our emotions using the Zones of Regulation Model as well as self-regulation using methods such as gratitude practice, breathing strategies and  calming strategies. Furthermore, staff and students will together learn about how we can learn to control the emotional part of our brain, our amygdala, when we are upset in order to access our thinking part of our brain, our prefrontal cortex. Like everything else in our lives, with a deeper understanding of these concepts along with daily practice, we can all become more in charge of our emotions.  


Every day, for 21 days, we will all tune into a live event, created by Mindfulness Rocks, for an inspiring journey into classroom calm for both staff and students. Videos are approximately 10 minutes long each day and include a short mindfulness lesson followed by a 2-minute Mindful Moment.


St. Andrew parents, your only job is to ask your children about their daily learning during the 21 day Mindful Moment Challenge.  This way, your child(ren) can practice articulating their social-emotional learning with you at home. Maybe, you can even practice a 2-minute Mindful Moment with your children at home!

St. Andrew Milk Bag Mats Initiative

Please keep sending in milk bags for our milk mat weaving team!

St. Andrew Sports

Girls’ Badminton Tournament - Tuesday, January 14th at Monsignor Paul Baxtor

Boys’ Badminton Tournament - Thursday, January 16th at Monsignor Paul Baxtor

St. Andrew Friday Popcorn Day

Add popcorn Friday to your calendar!  Next Friday, January 17th is popcorn day.  $2 per popcorn bag - dill and butter are the flavors.

St. Andrew February Book Fair

St. Andrew Book Fair is this February!  Then sale days are Feb. 10th , 12th and the morning of the 14th.

On February 6th, 7th and 11th, classes can come for a walk through with the teacher to see what is there before their visit. 

Mrs. Francis, our library technician, is looking for support from parents in the community for this event.  

The days she needs some extra hands are February 5th, 10th, 12th and 14th. If you are able to help out any of these days, please call the school to let us know!  Your involvement would be greatly appreciated and would help this initiative run smoothly. Thank you.


St. Andrew School

201 Crestway Drive

Nepean, ON  K2G 6Z3

Phone: 613-843-0050
Twitter: andrewnepean