Thursday, 27 October 2016

Announcements October 27, 2016


Announcements October 27, 2016



·       This is a reminder that this Friday, Oct. 28, five pizzerias in Essex have generously offered to donate a portion of their pizza sales for the day to the End Polio Now campaign.  Participating pizzerias are Armando's, Capri's, Chochi's, Domino's and Little Caesar's ALL in the Essex locations ONLY.  Please encourage your family and friends to have a pizza for polio this Friday in Essex.


·       Attention hockey players:  just a reminder that tryouts resume today at 3:00 at the Vollmer

 

·       Congratulations to the Junior Football Team on their 53-8 win over the Kennedy Clippers. The Wildscats were led by both the offensive and defensive lines who dominated the line of scrimmage. Ethan Mackinnon, Matt Burrows, James Hanlon, Dominic Price and Kody McCrate all recorded Touchdowns for the Wildcats. The Wildcats are now 5 and 1 headed into the final week of the regular season. Great job boys!

Your Kids

Parents...I just want you to know that your children, our students, at St. Thomas of Villanova, have been so resiliant through this very difficult time.  Many of your sons and daughters have approached us to ask how they can help-especially with their more vunerable peers.  This is a true testament to the parenting that these young people are so fortunate to have.  You should be proud.

Mrs. Facchineri

Announcements October 26, 2016


Announcements October 26, 2016



·       Polio is an infectious disease that leads to muscle weakness and affects a person's ability to walk. It is still a problem in some third world countries. Rotary International in conjuction with the Bill Gates Foundation has been running a campaign to eradicate polio worldwide.  We are down to 27 cases - very close.  This Friday, Oct. 28, five pizzerias in Essex have generously offered to donate a portion of their pizza sales for the day to the End Polio Now campaign.  Participating pizzerias are Armando's, Capri's, Chochi's, Domino's and Little Caesar's ALL in the Essex locations ONLY.  Please ncourage your family and friends to have a pizza for polio this Friday in Essex.

 
Reminder the DECA exam takes place Monday, Oct 31st right after school in room 209.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

WECDSB Post-Secondary Information Night

WECDSB
POST-SECONDARY INFORMATION NIGHT

WHEN
October 27th 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
St. Clair College Rm. 321
2000 Talbot Rd. W
FREE PARKING IN ALL LOTS

GET ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION QUESTIONS– REPRESENTATIVES WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR PROGRAMS AS WELL AS POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS ACROSS ONTARIO

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Announcements October 25, 2016


Announcements October 25, 2016


·       Polio is an infectious disease that leads to muscle weakness and affects a person's ability to walk. It is still a problem in some third world countries. Rotary International in conjuction with the Bill Gates Foundation has been running a campaign to eradicate polio worldwide.  We are down to 27 cases - very close.  This Friday, Oct. 28, five pizzerias in Essex have generously offered to donate a portion of their pizza sales for the day to the End Polio Now campaign.  Participating pizzerias are Armando's, Capri's, Chochi's, Domino's and Little Caesar's ALL in the Essex locations ONLY.  Please encourage your family and friends to have a pizza for polio this Friday in Essex.

 

·       Ms. Russo's and Mr. Carosella's science field trip to Toronto scheduled for this Wednesday, October 26th has been cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvience.  Please see Ms. Russo for refunds and details.

 

·       The Special Olympic Basketball tournament for this year has been cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any questions please see Mr. Lesperance.

 

·       Anyone interested in joining the Curling team this year??  If you are there is open ice try outs Monday (yes today) and Wednesday at Roseland Curling club starting at 3pm.  You must show up at one or both of these dates in order to be considered for our Villy Curl team!  See you there Wildcats.

 

·       Art club is cancelled tonight.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Update

A message from the administrative team at STOV...

First and foremeost, I want to thank all of our families for being so patient during this difficult time.   As you know, many of the teaching staff are not able to enter the building as they  are being delayed at the picket lines.  Therefore, we have decided to flip our schedule for this week on both Tuesday and Thursday.  On Monday and Wednesday, our schedule will be the same as always - periods 1, 2, 3 and 4.  However, on Tuesday and Thursday we will run the classes periods 4, 3, 2, and 1 respectively.  This will create some complicateions for thoses students who have co-op, however, we believe that it is the best solution for this week.  Lunches will remain the same.

Again, sincere thanks for your patience.  We will continue to pray for a quick resolution.

Announcements October 24, 2016


Announcements October 24, 2016


·       Any grade 12 student taking science this semester or any grade 11 student taking chemistry next semester that would like to be part of a trip going to the Ontario Science Centre on October 26th, please see Mr. Carosella ASAP. The focus will be a chemistry presentation with demonstrations and a hands-on activity.  There are a limited amount of spots available. Please see Mr. Carosella today for details.

 

·       All band and choir rehearsals will be running this week. There is a junior band rehearsal tonight after school.

 

·       Anyone interested in joining the Curling team this year??  If you are there is open ice try outs Monday (yes today) and Wednesday at Roseland Curling club starting at 3pm.  You must show up at one or both of these dates in order to be considered for our Villy Curl team!  See you there Wildcats.

 

·       After what seemed to be a back and forth game against Massey on Friday night, our boys were up after Abe Gaffaz  ran a long one for a TD and Jacob Savoni brought in 4 more.  The 4th quarter proved to stop the boys from finishing their mission as Massey pulled it out to end the game with a score of 41-34.  It was a tough loss, but the boys played hard.  Friday night this group of young men play at 5pm at Windsor stadium.

 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Community update re: Unifor strike

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Community update re: Unifor strike

We are now entering Day 3 of the Unifor 2458 strike. As we’re certain you are aware, we have

experienced some challenges, but we are doing our best to maintain decorum in our schools.

Here’s what we can tell you so far:

We are committed to keeping our schools open. There have been no discussions about

closing schools.

We have experienced significant backups at St. Anne, St. Thomas of Villanova, and

Cardinal Carter High Schools. Unifor is allowing students in, but delaying teachers, which

means in some situations, we have had to gather students in cafeterias or gymnasiums,

and then release them to their classes when the teachers make it in to the schools.

Section 170 of the Education Act clearly defines the minimum amount of instructional

time that is required for students, and we believe that by delaying teachers’ entrance to

our buildings, students are being denied their rights to legislatively protected

instructional time.

We are working closely with area police forces, and have been in regular contact with

the Windsor Police Service, the LaSalle Police Service, and the Ontario Provincial Police,

and are asking for their cooperation to ensure that teachers are not being delayed, and

are allowed access to their classrooms. We continue to maintain that contact with

police forces and are having on
going dialogue on the issue.

There have been reports of some vandalism in washrooms at schools. Please be assured

that these are isolated incidents. Our principals have been sharing positive messages

with their students during morning announcements, trying to encourage students to

respect the facilities, and in most cases, this is having the desired outcome. We have

excellent students and believe that the vast majority of them are exhibiting exemplary

behavior. We are all doing our best to keep the schools clean and orderly.

Re: bargaining: much has been said about the Board’s unwillingness to negotiate. This is

patently false. Our negotiating team was at the table for three separate rounds of multiday

bargaining sessions in April, August and most recently on Oct. 6 & 7, when we

presented a comprehensive proposal to Unifor which we believe would have fairly

compensated our employees. As yet, we have received no written response from the

union, which is the natural next step for bargaining to resume. A mediator has been

assigned to the file, and if that person sees a possibility of getting the two parties back

to the table, they will be directed as such. We are prepared to return to the bargaining

table at any time.

Re: communications: We are doing our best to keep parents informed about the

situation. In cases of schools that have been experiencing more challenges than others,

principals at those schools have been relying on Synervoice messages, school blogs, and

social media to keep parents informed. From a Board perspective, we have been

granting interviews to local media outlets, and relying on Synervoice messages and web

updates such as this one when the situation warrants.

In conclusion, we would respectfully ask for continued patience and prayers as we try to work

towards a resolution on this matter. Our most important priority is the education of our

students, and we take that responsibility very seriously.

From the Senior Administrative Team

Windsor
Essex Catholic District School Board

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Update

We have now entered Day 2 of the Unifor strike and are unfortunately experiencing lengthy delays and picket lines preventing teachers from getting to their classroom assignments.



Please be assured that the school remains open, teachers are arriving, and that we are doing everything within our control to make sure that your children are safe and secure when they enter our building.



Our teachers have been told to expect delays and have been asked to arrive at school early, but are still being held up for unreasonable amounts of time. We are consulting with local authorities and are trying to impress upon them that picketers are interrupting valuable instructional time. We hope to have this situation resolved soon, and ask for your continued patience and support throughout this matter.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Announcements October 14, 2016


Announcements October 14, 2016


·       There is still an opportunity for community service hours, today after school and tomorrow during the afternoon, here at Villanova, as the school plays host to an international irish dance competition. If you're interested, see Mr. Paling in rm 136

 

  • If you are interested in learning how to run sound and light light technology in the auditorium there will be a sound and tech club meeting afterschool in room 105.

See Mrs. Brunet in the music room if you need more information.

 

·       The GSA meets today on both first and second lunch.  Lunch 1 is in 202 and Lunch 2 in 104.  See you there.

 

·       Your wildcat girl’s golf team competed at Roseland golf course over the past two days. Sophia Fallea, Olivia Morasutti and Kate Latella all had respectable showings with Olivia Morasutti making the cut and were in the first flight. Sophia Fallea and Kate Latella were in the second flight where Sophia Fallea captured second place. Once again Villanova rises to the occasion. The girls are setting their sights for next year’s OFSAA in NORTH BAY.

 

·       Yesterday, the Jr. Boys Volleyball defeated Assumption 2 games to 1. Strong play from Colton Vetor, Josh Evans, Dominic Lewczyk and Donovan DiMarco lead the team to victory a long with strong serving and setting from Alec Boucher.

 

  • Last night your Sr Boys football team took on Brennan and brought home the "W" with a score of 36-14.

 

Abe Gaffaz ran in 1 TD, Zach Coste ran 2 TD's (one of which was on punt return), and Mitch Mehenka threw for 2 TD's with Avery Grondin on the receiving end of both.

Avery Grondin's rocket kicked for a field goal and 3 extra pts.

Brennan didn't see some of our boys on the fly which brought down their QB 5 times with sacs,  Abe Gaffaz got 2, Jacob Savony got 1, and Zach Coste got 2.

Avery Gordin and Riley Beauchamp each snagged an interception.

The boys proudly wore their PINK in support of Breast cancer survivors. Bracelets are still available on both lunches today or from Mrs. Coste in Rm 133.

Mark your calendars for next Friday October 26th as the boys play on our backfield for HOMECOMING against Massey @ 3pm.

Announcements October 13, 2016


Announcements October 13, 2016


·       Today’s La Nova Villa Cafe lunch will be pizza only and will continue next week with a regular menu.


·       Congratulations to the Junior Football Team. Last night the Junior Football team improved their record to 3 and 1 on the season with a 36-14 win over General Amherst. Despite a slow start, the Wildcats running game were too much for Amherst to handle. James Hanlon, Ethan Mackinnon, Matt Burrows and Dominic Price led the rushing attack that gained over 300 yards on the ground. Great work gentlemen!

 

·       Attention hockey players:

Try-outs begin for the boys' hockey team at 3:00 today at the Vollmer.  Bring $10 and a white and a dark jersey.  Just a reminder that athletes currently playing other Villanova sports will be granted a late try-out at the conclusion of their season.  See the signup sheet for late try-outs outside of room 231.

 

·       Your Sr football team plays Brennan at Tecumseh Vista tonight at 5pm!

·       During both lunches today bracelets will be on sale in the atrium for $3 each. The bracelets are your admission to all the games both today and tomorrow at Vista, plus they look pretty cool!  All proceeds from the sale of the bracelets goes to the cancer clinic.

·       Come on out to vista today, wear your pink in honor of breast cancer survivors, and cheer our boys on to a victory!

 

·       Attention all writers of the October Literacy test, there will be a help session today in room 210 on both lunches. Anyone interested in practicing literacy test questions or getting some extra help should come on their lunch to room 210

 

·       Attention GSA members: This week's GSA meetings will be Friday. We will be having TWO meetings again.  First lunch people please go to 202 on YOUR lunch and Second lunch people go to room 104 on YOUR lunch.  New members are ALWAYS welcome.

 

·       Those students attending the Science Olympiad Competion this Friday are to meet with Ms.  Russo in room 224 directly following this announcement.

 

  • To all students going to Costa Rica this year in May, if you have not signed up to remind 101 for the trip announcements, please come by room 228 and sign up ASAP

 

Announcements October 12, 2016


Announcements October 12, 2016



·       There is a meeting for the Sr. girl’s basketball team at the start of period 2 in Rm. 119. Meeting should take 5 min.


·       Today in the La Nova Villa Cafe located in rm 107 we are offering Grilled Cuban Sandwiches with Crispy Fries for $5, Caesar Chicken Wraps $4, Jumbo Homemade Pizza $3 and Penne Pasta Amaticiana with Bacon in a Blush Sauce with Garden Salad for $5. Hope to see you there.


·       Will the cast We Will Rock You please see Ms. Grado today for a new schedule


·       Last night the Senior Boys Volleyball Team squared off against the Massey Mustangs. In the first set, the Wildcats were flat footed with a very poor offensive performance which led to a 25-19 loss in the first set. The boys picked it up in the second set thanks to some great defense by Christian Stella and 6 kills put forth by Jordan Gaudette.The boys won the 2nd set 25-19. In the 3rd and decisive set, the Wildcats did not have the best performance but were were able to secure the victory 27-25. Special recognition goes out to Jordan Gaudette with 11 kills in total, and Christian Stella with a dominating defensive performance. The Wildcats are now tied for first with a 5 and 1 record. Best of luck this Thursday when the boys square off against Assumption in our gym.  

 

·       If anybody is interested in attaining some community service hours, Sacred Heart Grade school needs some volunteers to help out with their Halloween dance on Friday October 28th. If anybody is interested, please see Mr. Palermo in room 201 or Prep 3.

 

·       Congratulations to Alexia Piccolo, Abby Berrends, Sara Casoni, Alex Aversa, and Dylan Smith for a great effort at yesterday's WECSSAA tennis final. All won matches, earning points for the team, but each missed advancing to SWOSSAA by one match. Special congratulations to Natalia Glaz for her gold medal performance - she was first in ladies' singles. Natalia has won this event every year of her high school career-a tremendous accomplishment. Overall the team came in fourth out of 23 teams. Joining Natalia at SWOSSAA will be Mia Macera, who already qualified. Good luck next week.


·       Starting today October 12, Room 210 will be open on both lunches for students who would like extra help in preparing for next week's Literacy test. Computers will be available in Room 210 to try the online version and to have your questions answered.

 

·       Check out the site for DI resources http://sites.google.com/site/wecdsbdi/As well as the OSSLT resources site: https://sites.google.com/a/wecdsb.on.ca/wecdsb-and-the-osslt/


 

·       Attention hockey players:

Try-outs for this year's boys' team begin at 3:00 this Thursday at the Vollmer.  Bring both $10 and a white and a dark jersey.  Grade nines are especially welcome.  See Mr. O'Keefe in room 231 if you have any questions.

 

·       Those students attending the Science Olympiad Competition this Friday are to meet with Ms.  Russo in room 224 directly following this announcement.


·       There will be a brief DECA meeting after school today in room 209 to register for Regionals.  Please try to be there.  The $37 registration fee must be paid online.

 

 
 

Announcements October 11, 2016


Announcements October 11, 2016


·       There will be a brief DECA meeting after school Wed. Oct. 13th in room 209 to register for Regional’s.  Please try to be there.  The $37 registration fee must be paid online.

 

  • To all students,

Just a reminder that the Villanova weight room is now open both Monday and Wednesday each week from 2:30 - 3:45. Proper attire and only water allowed in.

Any questions please see Mr. LeClair.

 

·       Attention hockey players:

Try-outs for this year's boys' team begin at 3:00 this Thursday at the Vollmer.  Bring both $10 and a white and a dark jersey.  Grade nines are especially welcome.  See Mr. O'Keefe in room 231 if you have any questions.

 

·       The senior girl’s basketball team has practice tonight from 4:00pm till 5:30.

 

·       Friday night at Windsor Stadium the Sr boy’s football team took a tough loss to Herman.

These young men will be back on the field for a very exciting game against Brennan at Tecumseh Vista this coming Thursday at 5pm for the breast cancer awareness games. Entry for Thursday's game is a $3 donation by purchasing a bracelet which will get you into all of the games for both Thursday and Friday!

Mrs. Coste has the bracelets in Rm 133 today, and tomorrow (Wednesday) and players from the Sr boy’s team will be selling them on both lunches in the atrium on Thursday.

Come out Thursday to support the boys and wear your pink!

 

  • Students who are looking for community service hours have an opportunity this weekend to pick up some hours, here at the school. This Saturday, an international dance competition will be held at Villanova and the organizers are looking for students to help set up and take down on Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon.  If you're interested, see Mr. Paling in Rm 136 for details.

 

  • On Thursday, October 13th we are having our annual Student-Teacher Basketball Game to raise money for charity.  The game will take place during Period 4

Students must bring in $10.00 and 3 can goods to their Period 1 class by Thursday October 13th where they will be given a pass that allows them to dress down on the 13th and to attend the game after they have gone to period 4 for attendance.  Students with a minimum of $20.00 in pledges will be allowed to also dress down on the last 3 days of school before Christmas Break - Wednesday, December 21, Thursday December 22 and Friday, Dec 23rd. The top collector in the school will win a Big Screen TV.  Pledge forms will be distributed to all students during Period 1 today, Thursday October 6th. Students on First Spare can pick up forms in the Attendance Office.

 

·       Art club is tonight from 2:30 until 4:00.

 

·       Europe travelers are reminded to bring in their chocolate bar money into Ms. Bastien

Friday, 7 October 2016

Announcements October 7, 2016


Announcements October 7, 2016



·       Yesterday the cross country team competed at the Thrill on the Hill meet at Malden Park. Great results were turned in on a very tough course. Top results in each divisions were turned in by Patrick Maheux, Justin Susko, Andre Tomasian, Ashley Maguire, Domenica Beneteau, and Jaylyn Cirino. Now on to WECSSAA on the 20th. Congrats to all that competed.

 

·       Attention hockey players: Try-outs for the boys' hockey team begin 3:00 next Thursday at the Vollmer complex.  All grades are welcome to try-out, grade nines are especially welcome.   See Mr. O'Keefe in room 231 if you have any questions.

 

·       On Thursday, October 13th we are having our annual Student-Teacher Basketball Game to raise money for charity.  The game will take place during Period 4

-Students must bring in $10.00 and 3 can goods to their Period 1 class by Thursday October 13th where they will be given a pass that allows them to dress down on the 13th and to attend the game after they have gone to period 4 for attendance.

Students with a minimum of $20.00 in pledges will be allowed to also dress down on the last 3 days of school before Christmas Break - Wednesday, December 21, Thursday December 22 and Friday, Dec 23rd.

The top collector in the school will win a Big Screen TV.

Pledge forms will be distributed to all students during Period 1 today, Thursday October 6th.

Students on First Spare can pick up forms in the Attendance Office.

 

·       There is a meeting for anyone interested in joining the swim team - right now in the atrium.


Thursday, 6 October 2016

Announcements October 6, 2016


Announcements October 6, 2016

·       Period 1 Teachers - Please collect the progress reports from your students with parental signature and return to Mrs. Ducharme in the main office today.
 
·       Congratulations to the Junior Football Team on their 27-0 win over cross-town rivals Sandwich Secondary. In what was a true team effort, Villanova demonstrated great effort and perseverance throughout the game. Offensively, Villanova was led by Hunter Racicot with two touchdown receptions, Matt Burrows rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown and James Hanlon had two passing touchdowns. On defense, Nick Pavia had a 90 yard interception return for a touchdown. Great work Villanova!
 
·       Could the girl’s golf team please see Mr. Brunone in rm 110 following the announcements for a brief meeting.
 
·       Tonight the Girls basketball teams take on the Essex Red Raiders in our gym. The seniors play at 4:00 and juniors play at 5:30. Seniors please set up the gym immediately after school. Thanks.
 
·       There is an opportunity to get community service hours, here at the school on Friday Oct 14th afterschool or on Saturday the 15th, for students who would like to help set up or take down for an international dance competition being held here at Villanova. If you're interested, please sign up with Mr. Paling in room136
 
·       We Will Rock You cast must sign up on Remind. First full cast rehearsals start next week.
 
  • Hey Villanova are you ready for La Nova Villa CafĂ© student made lunch masterpieces? Today in rm. 107 from the Hospitality and Tourism program we are starting lunch service Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for both lunches for the rest of the year.
Today we are offering Homemade Jumbo Pizza Slices for $3, Penne Pasta with Grilled Chicken in a Tomato Cream Sauce with Garden Salad and Focaccia Bread $5, and A Jumbo Chicken Caesar Wrap with a Soup Cup of the Day. $5.  Hope to see you there.
 
·       Attention all students and staff. Villanova Youth Troop members will be in the cafeteria during both lunches today to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month by making pink ribbons available to help you show your support for this worthy cause. Please make a donation and wear a ribbon to show your support for those who have fought, and who continue to fight, this disease. All donations are welcome.
 
  • Sign your name in the gym hallway - if you are interested in joining the swim team. There will be a meeting Friday in the atrium during homeroom.
  • On Thursday, October 13th we are having our annual Student-Teacher Basketball Game to raise money for charity.  The game will take place during Period 4
Students must bring in $10.00 and 3 can goods to their Period 1 class by Thursday October 13th where they will be given a pass that allows them to dress down on the 13th and to attend the game after they have gone to period 4 for attendance.
Students with a minimum of $20.00 in pledges will be allowed to also dress down on the last 3 days of school before Christmas Break - Wednesday, December 21, Thursday December 22 and Friday, Dec 23rd.
The top collector in the school will win a Big Screen TV.
Pledge forms will be distributed to all students during Period 1 today, Thursday October 6th.
Students on First Spare can pick up forms in the Attendance Office.
 
·       Attention GSA members: This week's GSA meetings will be Today instead of Friday.We will be having TWO meetings again.  First lunch people please go to 202 on YOUR lunch  and Second lunch people go to room 104 on YOUR lunch.  New members are ALWAYS welcome.