Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

There are so many exciting things happening this month in the school; please read below to find out what council has been working on for May.

Fun Fair- June 9th  530-830pm  Volunteers Needed!!
This is coming up soon and the entire school is excited for this yearly event.   If you  are able to come and volunteer that evening please let us know as there is always so much to do-and the more help the better.

You can visit or email Josee Formoso at or Silvia Baptista at

BBQ pre-orders were due this month on the 25th and items for the raffle baskets are due on the 27th of this month as well.  Still time to send in your Tamboulie Jars which the kids love to get-these are due no later than June 9th.

Any help and support is greatly appreciated.

Boston Pizza Night Recap-Another Successful Event
This was a great night had by all families that attended!!  That evening alone raised $318.46 to be used towards the school to support activities and programs in the school.
Here is a list of the winners from that evening and what they won:
Ethan Mcphail, Kindergarten - Toys R Us gift card
Roman Barra, Grade 1 - Indigo gift card
Abby Niman, Grade 1 – Menchies gift card
Charlotte Goyetche, Grade 2 – Cineplex gift card

The Lunch Lady
Looking for a lunch idea?  Try some hot/cold lunch options through The Lunch Lady! If you have not ordered lunch through them and wish to please visit their website at .  There is a wide variety of lunches to choose from and you can pay on-line which makes the process very easy.  Check out The Lunch Lady’s website for answers to questions and to set up a profile to start ordering for your child(ren) today.

Mass Schedule:
·         Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.
·         Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Please check the Good Shepherd Parish site for more parish information:
Click the link below for the most recent bulletin:

Mabel’s Labels

If you want to ensure that your child’s belongings will always be returned to you, why not invest in some Mabel’s Labels to label all items that go to school.  Please visit and search for "St. Kateri Tekakwitha" to place your order.

Community News
There are many activities happening around Ottawa and Orleans every month.
To keep up with all upcoming events in the area and even local restaurant deals, check out:

Website: ShopStJoseph       Twitter: ShopStJoseph      Facebook: ShopStJoseph

How YOU Can Support Council!

We understand that all families are quite busy and may not be able to commit to coming out to all of the council meetings, but there are other opportunities to get involved such as volunteering for specific events or providing feedback on any of our initiatives. 

Our council meetings and all of our committees: social/volunteer, play structure, fundraising, communications and fun fair are open to any parent/guardian that is interested in helping out.

Please contact us if you have any questions or want to learn more about how you can get involved!

Help in any form is always welcomed!

Cheers from you School Council

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fun Fair 2016 Update

The end of the school year is fast approaching and you know what that means…Fun Fair 2016!!! The SKT School Council is excited to host students and their families at this year's Fun Fair.

Here are some important reminders:

  • BBQ pre-orders are due no later than May 25th
  • Tambouli jars will be accepted up until June 9th
  • Items for raffle baskets are due no later than May 27th 

For complete details, please review your Fun Fair package. If you have any questions or haven’t received your package, please contact Josee Formoso ( or Silvia Baptista (

 Lastly, we’re still looking for volunteers for the Fun Fair. If you are available to volunteer 30 minutes (or more) of your time, please sign-up online - – or email Josee/Silvia.
We can’t wait to see you there!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 Fun Fair

It is that time of year again!  Fun Fair is just around the corner.  All students should have received their Fun Fair Package.

The Fun Fair Package can be accessed online: here  If you cannot access dropbox, please send an email to skt.council.ocsb (@) and we will send you a copy.

The pre-order form is due back to the school by May 25th.  All families should also consider donating a Tambouli jar (see the description in the Fun Fair Package).  You can send in your Tambouli jars up until June 9th.

The Raffle Basket items are due back on May 27th.  Please see below for the Fun Fair Raffle Basket Theme for your class.  Each student is encouraged to bring in an item according to the theme and these baskets will be raffled off at the Fun Fair.