Vianney Voices

Vol. 3 November 2016

Principal: M. Daddabbo

Vice Principal: J. Adusei

Head Secretary: B Waud

Secretary: J. Harvey

Superintendent: L. Storey

Trustee: D. D'Souza

75 Jordensen Drive

Brampton, ON L6X 0S1

Phone: 905-497-6888

Fax: 905-497-8833

Principal's Message

Where did October go?? The weather has reminded us of the impending winter season and we look forward to all the things November has coming. Our grade 8s will be going to Camp Muskoka for some bonding, outdoor education and plain old fun! We will honour Remembrance day with our own Vianney assembly. November 21-25 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week and we have some great things planned to remind us of our relationships and the importance of being a friend.

This month we also celebrate the virtue of conscience. As we head toward Remembrance day, this is a great reminder that we should be reflective, supportive and present in our relationships and the events that allow us the freedom we enjoy and the ability to appreciate the struggles of others. We hope that we all consciously choose to be good people and do our best in all that we do.

It is with pride that we announce that Mr. Quintana has taken on the Comprehensive Math Strategy Special Assignment Teacher role in our board and will be on secondment to two other schools for the remainder of the year. We wish him luck and perseverance as he spreads his personality, knowledge and Vianney way to other schools in need. We look forward to his return! We welcome Ms. Fiorelli who will be filling the position in the grade 7 classroom for the rest of the year.

This month we will also be wishing Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Cecile many blessings as they go on maternity leave, adding to their growing families. We welcome Ms. Revoredo who will be filling in for the FDK position.

Finally, our superintendent Mrs. Steer has taken on a new portfolio at the board and so we welcome Mr. Storey as our new superintendent. Mr. Storey comes to us from the Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin, Malton Family of Schools. We wish them all much success in their new roles and look forward to Mr. Storey's leadership.

M. Daddabbo

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Therefore I do my best always to have a clear conscience toward God and all people. (Acts 24:16)

Conscience…is the voice of God within us. A developed conscience helps us make decisions that support truly loving relationships. God helps us to choose to be good people.

November 11th we commemorate the bravery of our Canadian soldiers who gave their lives so that we may live in peace.

Walking Forward Together - A St. Roch and Vianney Video Collaboration

This video reflects our work in supporting students and “Walking Forward Together” as we get to know the students before us everyday. We know the importance of the student-teacher relationship and its impact on student achievement and well-being. This is exceptionally portrayed through this video filmed and directed by our St. Roch media team.

Special thanks to St. Roch students ,Deanna Ratzki and Braeden Mizal and to their teachers Mario Antognetti and Peter Fujiwara for their support in creating this extraordinary visual testament to the power of relationship between teacher and student and the fundamental core or our work: knowing our students and supporting them to be the best they can be.

Walking Forward Together
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St. Jerome's Catholic Moms Group

There is currently an active Catholic Moms Group at St. Jerome's Parish in Brampton.

If you are interested in being a part of this group please visit the website:

Halloween Dance a thon Fundraiser

Our Hallowe'en Dance-a-Thon Fundraiser was a huge success!! Thanks to YOU our awesome Vianney school community, we were able to raise over $11,000!! Every penny will be going back to students through enriched academic programs and support the Vianney student experience at school through the arts, technology, field trips, literacy, etc.

A BIG thank you to our parent council, Mrs. Celenza, Mrs. Catarino and Mrs. Vitorino for all of their hard work and countless hours they put in to support this fundraiser.

Way to go Vianney!

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Cold Weather

During the winter season the school receives calls from concerned parents as to how we determine when children will or will not be allowed outside for recess.

It is generally accepted that when the wind chill factor drops below -25 C, students should not go outside for recess. Dufferin-Peel CDSB policy uses a wind chill factor of -25C as the determining temperature (modified recess at -20 C). With the arrival of colder weather, students are reminded to dress appropriately (hats, mitts, etc.) and to wear all clothing that they came to school in. For health reasons, we ask that students have indoor shoes that are kept at school. Another reason for indoor shoes is that in the event of an emergency evacuation, students will not have the opportunity to put boots on. Please make sure clothing is labeled - this will help with lost items

Concussion Protocol

As much as we do everything to ensure the safety of our children everyday, head bumps can happen. If your child has incurred a concussion at any time, please let the office know so that we can put procedures in place to support your child.


Did you or someone you know lose a camera last year at graduation? If so please call the school, we would be happy to help to reunite you with your camera.

School Happenings

Homework Help

Grade 7 and 8 - Free Math Tutoring!

Homework Help is more than just free tutoring Sunday to Thursday nights from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. The site offers a wide variety of resources such as videotaped lessons and interactive tutorials. Plus students get a virtual locker to keep a record of their sessions which is great for review before tests and end of the unit evaluations.

Register today at

All you need to register is your student OEN number which is found on your report card.

French Programs


Year 2 Kindergarten parent(s)/guardian(s), who wish to enroll their child in a Grade 1 French Immersion class for September, 2017 are invited to attend an information meeting at:

St. Joachim - Thurs. Nov. 24, 2016, 7pm

French Immersion Sites

  • Our Lady of Divine Mercy
  • St. Angela Merici
  • St. Joachim

For more information and other French Immersion site locations please go to


Grade 4 parents/guardians who wish to enroll their child in a Grade 5 Extended French class for September, 2017 are invited to attend an information meeting at:

School: St. Monica

Address: 60 Sterritt Drive, Brampton ON, L6Y 5B6 9905) 454-6346

Date: Wed. January 18th, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

At the present time, the above mentioned school is the designated centre for our area. Applications will be accepted at that centre until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

For more information and other Extended French site locations please go to

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Save the Date: Kindergarten Registration 2017-2018

Please be aware that Kindergarten registration will be coming up in the new year. This is for year one kinder students only!

Day Registration:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friday, January 27, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Evening Registration:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SNOW DATE: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

Parent Evening to Support the Transition of Students with Differing Abilities into Kindergarten:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – CEC Room 301, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(Snow Date: Monday, January 16, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

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St. Roch will be holding their Parent Information and Registration Night

When: Wednesday November 30, 2016 at 5:30pm

  • The Open House will begin at 5:30pm
  • Presentation to parents and students at 6:45pm
  • Presentation - please arrive with all documents filled out along with $65 activity fee

All are welcome but only students from St. Roch's feeder schools will be registering this evening.

For more information please go to

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Math The Vianney Way

Tuesday, Nov. 29th, 6:30pm

75 Jordensen Drive

Brampton, ON

Come join us for an evening of math as a family - want to know the what and how your children are learning math? What are "mathematical tools/manipulatives"? How do teachers incorporate technology into the math program? Want to discover how teachers assess your child in math? Want to see EQAO questions? This is going to an eye opening evening.
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November 7 School Council @ 6:30

November 7 Picture Retakes

November 8 St. Roch Guidance for Grade 8s at 9:30am

November 9-11 Grade 8 Trip to Muskoka

November 11 Remembrance Day

November 15 Progress Reports go home

November 15 Pizza Day

November 14 Rosary Apostolate

November 17 Interview Night

November 18 PD Day

November 21-25 Bullying Awareness Spirit Week

November 22 The Saidat Show

November 22 Sub Day

November 23 Int. Girls’ Volleyball Mini Tournament @ Vianney

November 24 Int. Boys’ Volleyball Mini Tournament @ Vianney

November 29 Math Night!!

November 29 Gr. 7 Immunizations

November 29 Pizza Day

November 29 Int. Boys’ Brampton West Family Tournament @ Merici

November 30 Advent Mass 9:30

November 30 Int. Girls’ Brampton West Family Tournament @ St. Rita

December 5 School Council @ 6:30

December 6 Sub Day

December 6 - 9 Region of Peel Water Presentations

December 9 Santa pictures

December 12 Rosary Apostolate

December 13 Pizza Day

December 14-15 Junior and Intermediate Christmas Concert

December 19-20 Grade 5 to Peel Safety Village

December 20 Pizza Day