April Newsletter 2018

posted Mar 29, 2018, 11:16 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 5:28 AM ]

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April  2018

Spiritual Theme: Sent to be the Good News’ Luke 4:14-20

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

Principal: Chris Risto

Vice Principal: Julie Fortier

Superintendent: Ben Vallati

Trustee: Spencer Warren

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Easter Sunday Prayer

God our Father, by raising Christ your Son you conquered the power of death and opened for us the way to eternal life. Let our celebration today raise us up and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

On behalf of the St. Luke staff, we would like to wish you a blessed Easter weekend with family and friends. Happy Easter.


Lenten Charity Update

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our St. Luke school community for supporting our Lenten initiative again this year. It is with great pleasure that we inform you that we will be donating $1001.45 to the Roger Neilson House in memory of Cara Dance. A heartfelt thank you to all.

This past week, we raffled off a beautiful handmade quilt made by Mrs. Peddle. The money collected from the raffle will also be donated to the Roger Neilson House. Congratulations to Sherry Liang in grade two who was the lucky winner! Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets!


Easter Mass

Please note, our Easter mass will be held on Wednesday, April 11th at 9:25 am. All are welcome to join us in our celebration.


Planning Ahead: Are you moving?

To assist us in our planning for the 2018 – 2019 school year, kindly let us know if you are moving and therefore will not be returning to St. Luke in September. Please send a note to the school, or call Mrs. Soula Pezoulas, our Office Administrator, indicating the new school which your child or children will be attending. Thank you for your help.


Kindergarten Registration

Although our school board designates a week for kindergarten registration in January, we are happy to welcome and register any child at any time for full-day Kindergarten. Additional information as well as a registration package is available HERE.

Please help us inform others by telling your friends and neighbours!

Our Welcome to Kindergarten Evening will be held on Thursday, May 17th from 5:00-6:00 pm. More information to follow.

ECO Update

The St. Luke ECO team, students and staff all are having a blast with the many ECO initiatives that have taken place. Congratulations to all of the students for participating in the March International Day of Forests and Earth Hour.  


This month, St. Luke school will be starting to collect plastic bags from homes (grocery & shopping bags, ziplocs, bubble wrap) as we now have a plastic bag recycling bin in our front office.  We are registered for the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge during Earth Week (April 16th - 20th). The Plastic Bag Grab challenge is a waste reduction program for elementary schools across Canada that engages schools and students on the 3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The challenge is open to all Canadian students from kindergarten to grade eight. Please help us in this initiative as the grand prize of $1000 will be awarded to one school in each province/territory who best embraces the reduce and reuse objectives of the 2018 Plastic Bag Grab Challenge.

Stay tuned for other ECO initiatives that our St. Luke School will be taking on during Earth Week.  More detailed information will be shared with our community via Twitter and our St. Luke website.


Preparing for EQAO Assessment

For parents of Grade 3 and 6 students who will be completing the EQAO Assessment, please refer to the schedule below when setting up appointments so your child will be present for all assessment days. Thank you in advance for your support.

Grade 3 EQAO dates: May 28th - June 1st

Grade 6 EQAO dates: May 23rd, 24th and 25th

Please have a look at the EQAO WEBSITE for additional information and parent resources.

____________________________________________________________Grade 6 Update:  

Retakes will take place on Tuesday, April 24th. for those who would like retakes.

On April 24th at 6:00 pm, St. Mother Teresa High School will be holding a Grade 6 Parent Night for parents/guardians who will have students attending grade 7 next year. All are encouraged to attend.


Celebrating Excellence

Celebrating Excellence is an annual event that recognizes one exceptional student from each of our 82 schools. Students are singled out for exemplifying one or more of the following Gospel values: faith, hope, community, dignity of persons, excellence, justice, and stewardship for creation. This year, we are happy to recognize Brian Albrecht, a grade six student. Brian will be recognized on April 9th at St. Paul Catholic High School. Congratulation, Brian!

Please note that Friday,  April 27th is a PD Day. There is no school for students on this day.


A Message from our Catholic School Council

March has been a busy month and we want to start off by thanking all the volunteers that help out with all our events. Without your help and dedication, our lunch programs and other activities cannot be done.

In April, Term 2 pizza is well under way and going great. Subway Friday’s continue and are a big hit. For exact dates on the lunch programs, please review the school calendar.

Popcorn Friday’s continue and the popcorn can be bought in the classroom on Friday’s for $2 / bag. A great deal for a tasty snack.

Pasta Monday: our final pasta day for this year will be on Monday April 30. If you haven’t ordered, but you would like to, please email Council at stlukecouncil@gmail.com.

Did you register for the upcoming presentation on:

Bullying Prevention & Youth Empowerment with Ryan Laird!

St. Mother Teresa, St Elizabeth Ann Seton, St Luke Nepean and St Patrick's School Council's present: Bullying Prevention & Youth Empowerment with Ryan Laird.


Prevent Bullying

Build Self-Confidence & Resiliency

Promote Inclusion

Provide an Open Communication Platform

Make Goals & Dreams Come True

Empower Children ​

“I’m hoping to motivate as many kids as I can to never stop chasing their dreams and never let negativity stand in their way of success and happiness in life! I’m thrilled to have visited thousands of youth across our great nation over the past couple years. After hearing their stories about bullying experiences and the many dreams that they aspire to in their lives, I was inspired to use my voice as an artist to provide message driven music concerts which empower youth to dream big and conquer negative influences. This is BiggerThanThat!™”

– Ryan Laird, Canadian Country Recording Artist

The program's headlining artist, Ryan Laird, is a Canadian born, Country Recording Artist who resides in Nashville, Tennessee where he is living out his dream after overcoming childhood bullying that is often so commonplace in today's schools and communities. Ryan shares his life story while offering an entertaining and engaging music concert, consistently delivering a message of encouragement and empowerment.

Visit www.biggerthanthat.org for more details on this wonderful program! #BiggerThanThat



Note that this is a free event. All are welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you and Happy Easter!


Please visit our school WEBSITE for additional information throughout the year as well as a calendar of events. Follow us on TWITTER and be sure to visit our FACEBOOK page!


St. Luke School, Nepean

60 Mountshannon Drive

Nepean, ON  K2J 4B8

Phone: 613-825-2520
Email: Luke.Carleton@ocsb.ca
Website: luk.ocsb.ca
Twitter: lukecarleton