St. Pius X Life
Special Events & News
St. Pius X offers many opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s education. Parents are invited to aid the classroom teacher, assist with hot lunch, help in the library, supervise during recess times, accompany children on field trips, and participate in various school activities.
Parents are always welcome at our monthly Masses and invited to many activities during the school year, some of which include:
Please note that events and calendar days are subject to change as per the progression of the current COVID-19 situation,
|September:||Back to School Barbeque, Curriculum Overview Night|
|October:||Thanksgiving Day Celebration|
|November:||All Saints’ Day Parade, Remembrance Day Celebration, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Craft Fair|
|December:||Advent Assembly, Christmas Concert|
|January:||Primary Speech Arts Festival|
|February:||Grandparents Mass, Shrove Tuesday, Variety Show|
|March:||Lenten Paraliturgies, Carnaval de Quebec, Stations of the Cross|
|April:||Holy Thursday Passion Play, Intermediate Speech Arts|
|May:||Kindergarten Orientation, Appreciation Tea and Living Rosary, Choral Concert, Band Concert, Spring Social, Spring Fair|
|June :||Sports Day, Graduation, Year-End Assembly|
2nd First Friday Mass 10:00am (Gr. 6)
2nd Picture Day
9th Thanksgiving Celebration (Gr. 4)
12th Thanksgiving: School Closed
13th Professional Day: School Closed
19th Run-a-Thon Pledges Due
23rd Professional Day: School Closed
26th Interim Reports Sent Home
30th All Saints Day Celebration (Gr. 7)
7th First Friday Mass
8th Spring Fair
11th Choral Concert 7:00pm
21st Professional Day: School Closed
24th Victoria Day: School Closed
25th Band Concert
26th CISVA Track and Field Meet
28th Living Rosary & Volunteer Tea
2nd CISVA Track and Field Meet
4th First Friday Mass
10th Performing Arts Evening 7:00pm
11th Professional Day: School Closed
18th Sports Day: Noon Dismissal
21st Graduation Mass & Reception
21st Looking Ahead Day
23rd Kindergarten Graduation
29th Last Day of School: Noon Dismissal
29th CSL Reports Sent Home
Parents of St. Pius X
Part of what makes the learning environment at St. Pius so unique is how parents can become involved and volunteer in their child’s classroom. Working together, parents and teachers create an environment of safety, respect, and mutual trust so that each child can attain their full potential – spiritually, academically, and physically.
If being involved in your child’s education appeals to you, there are lots of opportunities as a St. Pius parent! You are invited to assist with and read in your child’s classroom, assist with hot lunches, help in the library, supervise during recess times, accompany children on field trips, and participate in our school activities. Parents are also invited to join the Parent Standing Committee to deepen their relationship with our community and take a more active role in contributing to the wonderful sense of belonging our school has become known for.
Parents whose children are returning to St. Pius X are to attend a mandatory Annual General Meeting held in March in the school gym at which time the access code(s) for re-registration are distributed for the upcoming school year.
Kindergarten and prospective new parents for all grades are asked to contact the school office for further information.
The Parent Standing Committee (P.S.C.) is a committee composed of parents, welcomed by the pastor, the education committee and the school principal, who are capable, willing and available to serve in an auxiliary capacity to the school.
The P.S.C. provides a variety of opportunities for parents to further develop a partnership with the school community, to meet other parents, and to share in the responsibility for our cocurricular, extracurricular and social functions for success. Meetings are held once a month on Wednesday.
The committee is responsible for, among other things:
- the scheduling of yard duty and work activity volunteers;
- the recruitment and scheduling of concessionaires for sports tournaments, as well as the purchase of supplies;
- organizing the school’s social functions;
- assisting with fundraising activities;
- operation of the lost and found; and
- the annual celebrations of First Holy Communion, Reconciliation, Confirmation and Graduation.
St. Pius X School is fortunate not to have mandatory volunteer hours as so many other schools have. It is due to the commitment of the many parents who share their time, talents and resources that this legacy continues.
One of the wonderful benefits the kids and us as parents enjoyed about our years from St. Pius X is the sense of community. All the teachers get to know your child whether they are in their grade or not. Through the encouragement from faculty and staff, both my kids got involved in all extracurricular activities and explored a variety of interests to see if they wanted to continue them later in high school.
We will always look back at those years with such fond memories and great experiences. Absolutely no regrets in that I chose SPX for my kids and my family!
Our Hot Lunch program is available to students in grades 1-7. A variety of healthy alternatives are offered from our suppliers.
Step 1: Register family account (easy, 30 seconds). Click Here to register.
First-time users must create an account. After registering, you will be taken to the My Children page to add children to your family account.
Step 2: Order Lunch!
Click Order Lunch!, select your child’s name, and press the “next” button. You will be shown the available menus (just click “next”). Select lunch items from the menu options for each lunch day (note: if you wish to skip a day, just click “next menu” without adding any food items). At the end of ordering, you can “select another child” and repeat the steps for each of your children.
Step 3: Payment
Send your total payment in the form of a cheque made out to St. Pius X Fundraising.
Please note your order number on the cheque.
Step 4: Volunteer
If you’re interested in helping out at one or more of the lunch days please contact school office.
Students attending St. Pius X Elementary School are expected and required to wear the school uniform to school, while at school and when going home from school each day. Cleanliness and proper dress are important in setting the pattern of school and social conduct, thereby fostering an environment conducive to learning and respectful behaviour. School uniforms are provided by our uniform supplier, Cambridge and Company, and are to be purchased at the store or through used uniform sales conducted periodically at the school. Non-uniform days are held monthly throughout the school year, usually as fundraisers for various charities. Girls and boys can wear an optional Spring uniform in the months from May to October.