November and December News

November and December News with the Voyageurs
Posted on 12/17/2021
Advent Candle

Our two weeks of December were filled with excitement throughout the school, with spirits raised during our advent celebrations and activities, as well as through our many spirit days, including Christmas sweater day, Red, White and Green day, Wacky Hair Day, PJ day, Jersey and Team shirt day, and Christmas sock and hat day.

As we wrapped up our last week of school before the holidays, Mrs. Wellington’s grade 2 class placed first for spirit points, earned by participating in spirit days between September and December. In second place came Mrs. Ross’ and Mrs. Irish’s Kindergarten class, and in third came Madame Turcotte’s and Mrs. Foley’s Kindergarten class. Points were determined by the percentage of students in class who participated in each spirit day. Way to go!
Thank you to our grade 8 leaders for organizing the spirit days and thank you to our school council for sponsoring prizes for our winning classes.
Forest of Reading
Thank you to Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Butineau who have begun to get the Forest of Reading Programs up and running, and congratulations to all of our students who are participating in the Bookworm Reading Club as well as those reading the Red Maple and Silver Birch books.
Wacky Hair Day

Food Drive
Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to our Christmas food drive. Your generous donations were given to the local food bank yesterday.
Sign Helpers
Our grade 8 helpers send out best wishes to everyone on behalf of our school community, for the holidays.

Coding with Ms. Perkic

Students throughout the grades have been enjoying using our Dash and Dot robots to help with learning how to code.

Kindergarten students build a snowman for Mrs. Burrage!

National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples Celebrated Dec 10

Prayers and reconciliation intentions collected earlier this fall in our school’s Brentwood Box were honoured and offered at a Truth and Reconciliation Healing Fire - December 10, 2021 at St. Theresa’s High School, under the leadership of Principal George Luck and officiated by Elder and Park Manager Jeff Monague. The healing fire is also a sacred way to commemorate the first 215 unmarked graves found at a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia - and those yet to be found at residential schools across Canada. This date was also honoured with a period of silence during our morning prayer and reflection.
November News


Thank you the members of the Victoria Harbour Legion

The members of the Legion donated $250 to our breakfast program. Thank you very much for continuing to support the community. We would also like to thank them for sponsoring the Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest, encouraging our students to reflect on the lives that were given that we may live in peace today. Congratulations to our winners pictured below and to all participants for sharing your artistic talents, and to Mrs. Campbell for organizing the contest at the school level.


Moustache Day

Friday was moustache day at Saint Antoine Daniel. Mrs. Ross’ and Mrs. Irish’s class came in first place with 100% participation. Mr. Detambel’s class came in second place with 78% participation, and Mrs. Bazinet and Mrs. Wellington-Mayo’s classes tied for third place with 75% participation. Way to go!


Snowball Targets and Snow Creations

With snow in November, students enjoyed playing in the snow, making snow people and snow forts. Thanks to our helpers who put up the targets for snow ball throwing.


Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
November 21 to 27 was bullying awareness and prevention week. Although we always try our best to encourage school community members to treat each other with dignity and respect, we took a little extra time to reflect on how to truly bring this year’s theme “One Kind Word” to life in our daily lives.


Veterans Week and Poppies

Thank you to families for supporting the Poppy Fund during Veterans Week, supporting veterans, their families, and the community as a whole. Thank you to educators and students for your thoughtful reflections during this week of Remembrance as well.


Visit from the Fire Department

Thank you to the fire department for their outdoor visit with our kindergarten students!


Math Problem of the Week
Thank you to Ms. Butineau who is continuing to provide students opportunities to engage their critical thinking by offering a weekly Math “Problem of the Week” and Growth Mindset quote on a centrally located bulletin board. Students can often be seen gathered around trying to figure out the problem. 


Art Displays
Thank you to Mrs. Gervais’ class for sharing their lovely birch tree art to beautify the front office. 


You may also enjoy checking out the beautiful art from Mrs. Awrey’s class which is posted on the bulletin boards (and featured below). 

Blossoming Virtue Tree

Our virtue tree is blossoming as students are recognized for their virtuous acts and students are enjoying their time in the library. 

Book Fair

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our School Book Fair. It was a tremendous success. I hope that your children have been enjoying their new books. All proceeds will go to enriching our school library.