We warmly welcome your family to the St. Thomas Aquinas (STA) community for the 2020-21 school year. Under usual circumstances, the kindergarten team hosts an in-person Welcome To Kindergarten event for all children entering year one of kindergarten. During this time teachers and early childhood educators (ECEs) have the opportunity to get to know your child during a First Impressions session. Unfortunately, that will not ... Continue reading "STA Welcome to Kindergarten Website"
It is during moments of crisis and despair that as a community of faith, we come together to show kindness, care and solidarity. During this period of school and work closures, more families than ever before are in need of the Georgina Food Pantry’s services.
Last year, our Georgina Food Pantry provided food to more than 10,000 people, of which 34% were children. ... Continue reading "Georgina Food Pantry Drive May 19-21 at STA, POP & SBE"
Spring is here, which means it’s time to pause to PLAY! The annual pause to PLAY challenge in York Region schools encourages students to put TVs, gaming devices, tablets and computers on “pause” for one full week (Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24) and become more physically active. The challenge is run annually in partnership with York Region ... Continue reading "Pause to Play Challenge: April 20-24, 2020"
STA will be holding our annual ShareLife Campaign during the week of March 30th to April 3rd. We will have a “spirit” theme each day. Students are asked to donate $1 for the entire week. There will be a raffle draw on Friday, March 29th where students will have the opportunity to win many prizes. Raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the week. All donations ... Continue reading "ShareLife Campaign: March 30th to April 3rd"
On March 11th and March 23rd the kindergarten and primary classes will get a visit from Keswick Kids Dental Clinic. Volunteers from the clinic will be coming in to teach the students about proper oral care, healthy eating and demonstrate the proper way to brush their teeth. The clinic has generously donated their time as well as toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss for the students. Thank ... Continue reading "Oral Hygiene – Keswick Kids Dental Clinic"
March is National Nutrition Month and our school is celebrating crunchy, munchy sensational snacks. During the month, we will be promoting healthy eating through PA announcements and hosting Healthy Snack Workshops on Tuesday, March 24th & Wednesday, March 25th.
Fruits and vegetables are great snacks and Canada’s Food Guide recommends eating plenty of them. Half our plates should be made up of vegetables ... Continue reading "Crunchy Munchy Sensational Snacks"