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The school Year is off to a great start!
Published on Sep 8, 2016 11:07

Hello Everyone,

The 2016-2017 school year is off to a fantastic start! On behalf of our staff and school board, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all our families. To our new families, we are very pleased to have you join our school community.

Each year, our school board, The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board chooses a theme. Last year the theme was "Nurturing God's Family." Continuing on with this theme, this year's focus will be on "Celebrating God's Family." At St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, we believe that our school community is like family. Each and every member is valued and every effort is made to make each person feel like they belong.

This year, a number of activities will occur to "celebrate" our school family. Traditional events like monthly Masses, Pizza-Que, Santa's Breakfast and Catholic Education Week (April 30 - May 5) will once again occur. New this year, our staff plans to honour the theme of celebrating God's family by having a meal prepared for all our kids on the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena (April 29...we will have the meal on Friday, April 28)....what better way to celebrate than with food and friends!

Our 2016-2017 School Staff:


Mr. Mark Latour
Mrs. Daphne Vibert
Mrs. Joanne Shaunessy
Mrs. Roberta Tzachuk

Office Administration

Mrs. Mary Forgione
Mrs. Kathy Gibbons

Educational Assistants

Ms. Christina Forde
Mrs. Carol Bielby
Mrs. Kelly Storring
Mrs. Victoria Bell

Teaching Staff

Mrs. Tracey Redding - DECE (Krysko/Potts)
Mrs. Carissa Foley - DECE (Latour)
Mrs. Lisa Sellers - DECE (Sponagle)

Mrs. Mirella Latour - Jk/Sk
Mrs. Sue Potts/Mrs. Lisa Krysko - Jk/Sk
Mrs. Clodine Sponagle - Jk/Sk
Mrs. Patti McCauley - gr. 1
Mrs. Marianne Allan - gr. 1
Mrs. Thea Biemann - gr. 2
Mrs. Carla McPhail - gr. 2
Mr. Angelo D'Ulisse - gr. 3
Mrs. Karen Wilson - gr. 3
Ms. Carrie Yellowage - gr. 3/4
Mrs. Marni Overman - gr. 4
Mr. Pete Lessard - gr. 4
Mrs. Ann Marie Orr - gr. 5
Mr. Wayne Luymes - gr. 5
Mr. Steven Zebruck - gr. 6
Mr. Kevin McCracken - gr. 6
Mr. Keith Rankin - gr. 6
Mr. Bruno Giuliano - gr. 7
Mrs. Allyson Hughes - gr. 7
Mr. Tim McParland - gr. 7/8
Mrs. Lisa VanWolde - gr. 8
Mr. Rob MacLeod - gr. 8
Mrs. Rosaria Valcheff - FSL
Mrs. Adelaide Dominguez - FSL
Mr. Tim Jackson - Primary Social Studies/Science/PE
Mr. Patrick Murphy - Kindergarten Science/Health/PE & Int. SERT
Mrs. Lisa Krysko - SERT
Mr. Matt Cillis - SERT
Mrs. Mary Linden - Jr/Int. Music/Dance/Drama
Mrs. Sue Potts - Librarian

Mrs. Ann Diamond - SERT & Vice Principal
Mr. Rich Foshay - Principal

We are looking forward to working with you to provide our students with a wonderful learning experience this year.

Some key early dates:

* Sept. 29 - Pizza Que/Meet the Teacher Evening 5:00 - 7:00 pm
* Sept. 30 - Professional Development Day

Please share with your friends who have children attending our school that our major communication tools are our school's website and these e-blasts. If they haven't subscribed to receive these emails, please encourage them to do so. Thank you.

All the best,