Newsletter: December 7, 2017

Holiday tomorrow; Raffle items; Christmas Concert; Field trip

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HOLIDAY TOMORROW

We wish all our families a blessed feast of the Immaculate Conception. School will not be in session tomorrow and we look forward to seeing our students back at TLA on Monday, December 11.

CHRISTMAS BASKET RAFFLE ITEMS STILL MISSING

A goodly number of families have not yet contributed to this year’s request for gourmet items for this year’s basket raffle. Tickets stubs for the raffle are trickling in, but here, too, a reminder is necessary. Both these items must be turned in to the school office by the Monday, December 11th deadline. Please note that the basket raffle is the way that we cover the expenses incurred by our Christmas concert, held this year at a special venue which makes the raffle all the more necessary! Participation by all families in this activity is required for it to be a success.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT REHEARSAL – WED., DEC. 13

Students in grades 2–12 will travel to the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby by school bus on Wednesday, in two large groups to practice for the concert. Grades 4 & 5 students, as well as grades 8–12 students, will depart TLA on the 8:30 AM bus, so students need to arrive in time for that. Parents who wish to arrive at TLA after that time may drop their students at the Michael J. Fox Theatre. We will require several teachers and parents to assist with driving students in private vehicles (as needed in grades five and up) to and from the theatre during the day. PPP hours are available for those who wish to take part, and who have seatbelts for four or more students. Please call the office as soon as possible to offer your assistance.

TLA CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Thursday, Dec. 14, 7:00 PM

This year our concert will take place at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave, Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7. Doors will open at 6:00, and STUDENTS ARE TO ARRIVE AT THE THEATRE NO LATER THAN 6:30 PM. We look forward to an evening of song and merriment!

VOLUNTEER CHOIR PRACTICE – TOMORROW, NOON – 3:00 PM

High school students will rehearse for the concert tomorrow at the school; lunch will be provided.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – HIGH SCHOOL FIELD TRIP

Grades 8 – 12 students and several TLA teachers will be travelling by private vehicle and/or public transit to see a live production of Beauty and the Beast at the Stanley Theatre on Granville Street in Vancouver on January 3. Students will be dismissed from the theatre following the musical.

Knights of Columbus Cars & Cash Raffle Tickets

he Knights of Columbus Fr. Peter McGuire Council which sponsors our yearly Speech Arts Festival has provided us with 50 books of tickets @ $2.00 per ticket, or $20,00, for a book of ten tickets, to sell by our TLA community – to support them in this task. We will be sending these home to families after the break but several people have requested them beforehand to use as stocking-stuffers. Please contact the office for tickets!

A MESSAGE FROM LAST YEAR’S FIRE VICTIMS

To the staff, family and students of the wonderful school community at Traditional Learning Academy, My children and I would like to mark the one year anniversary of our house fire by having the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered at Westminster Abbey on December 11 in thanksgiving for all who gave us material, spiritual and moral support during that devastating time. Our community of friends has been the greatest blessing. We could not have risen from the ashes without you!

Love and prayers,
The Taschereau Family

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – FRIDAY, DEC.15

School will re-open Tuesday, January 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter: October 30, 2017

Reservation deposits, Badminton results, School Mass, TLA Graduation

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WALK-A-THON NEWS

Returns indicate that we have met our $35,000.00 goal, and may have even exceeded it! For the first time in school history, two classes have gone over the $300.00/student average! Stay tuned for updates as the funds are tallied. Any un-submitted funds and pledge sheets should be returned to the school immediately. Please ensure that funds are brought to school in the form of a cheque, and that anyone desiring receipts has the address clearly recorded. Funds should be submitted ASAP so that students may qualify for their tickets to our Walk-A-Thon Prize Assembly slated for Thursday, November 9.

ALL HALLOW’S SAINT PRESENTATIONS TUES., OCT. 31

Parents and families are welcome to join us for our annual saint presentations and devotions at TLA in the Chapel:

  • Primary Presentations will begin at 1:15 PM
  • Intermediate Presentations will begin at 11:00 AM

TAKE YOUR KID TO WORK DAY -WED., NOV. 1ST

Grade nine students will not be in attendance at TLA that day, as they will be going to work with their parents as part of the province wide program.

ALL SOULS SCHOOL DEVOTION,THURS., NOV. 2ND

Students will travel to the Gardens of Gethsemani on Thursday by school bus (K – 12), or by teacher vehicles (grades 6 and up as needed). Parents who would like to help with driving and supervision, please contact the office to let us know of your availability. The weather is forecast to be cold and wet; students should dress for the weather, as the trip takes place rain or shine. Students depart TLA at 9:00 AM and will return to the school by lunchtime.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR MOIRA GARNEAU – NOV. 3

Our annual Mass offered for the soul of Moira Garneau, co-foundress of TLA, will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes church at 10:30, this Friday, November 3. All school families, TLA alumni

CAPITAL FUND DUE: NOVEMBER 15

If you have not already done so, please submit your payments to the office by this date.

STUDENT CELL PHONE POLICY

A reminder that cell phones are not to be used by students between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM
at school; students who need to contact parents by phone, may do so in the office. Cell phones which
are being used during this time will be confiscated.

REMEMBRANCE DAY HOLIDAY – MONDAY, NOV. 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter: September 11, 2017

Reservation deposits, Badminton results, School Mass, TLA Graduation

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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL

We wish to welcome back to school all new students and families, as well as the new teachers who
have joined us at TLA. We look forward to another successful year at school!

FIRST SCHOOL MASS

Our first school Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, this Thursday, September 14, the feast of the Exultation
of the Holy Cross at Our Lady of Lourdes, in Laval Square. Fr. Daniel Geddes, FSSP, our TLA
chaplain, will be offering Mass, and all TLA families are invited to attend.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF STUDENTS

Drivers are reminded that there is no student drop off or pick up in the staff parking lot. Drivers
are requested to drop off their passengers at the sidewalks, and then leave the area to allow others to
deliver their passengers safely. Thank you for making our local streets safe for students.

GRADE 8 & 12 KAYAK TRIP – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Mrs. Akhurst, Mr. John Fawcus, Mr. Martin Dale, and the kayak instructor/guides from Rocky Point
Kayak, will accompany our Grade Eight and Twelve classes on this annual trip up Indian Arm to Twin
Islands Friday of the coming week. All students in these two grades will meet at 8:00 AM at Belcarra
Park for their instruction before heading out onto the water. Our annual Kayak Leadership Trip is
designed to provide the opportunity for the grade twelve class to welcome the grade eight students into
high school and to involve them in several leadership activities. Forms will be sent home soon; please
return these to the home room teachers immediately.

TLAWALK-A-THON 2017 – Thursday, October 5

The race is on to collect pledges for this year’s Walk-A-Thon. All TLA students take an active part in this
major school fund raiser, qualifying for cash and prizes according to their individual and class
achievements. The Walk-A-Thon is a major contributor to our school budget and we hope this year to
top $35,000.00, which works out at an average of $180.00 per student as our goal. Pledge sheets will
be sent home shortly, and more are available at the school office. Thank you to Mrs. Vicki Guzikowski
for coordinating this year’s prizes and event.

WELCOME BACK BARBECUE THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 6PM

We look forward to getting together with all our TLA families at this beginning-of-the-year event at
school! Come to meet the teachers in the activity room at 6:00 PM, and to hear about this year’s
activities, followed by our ever popular BBQ in the back yard.

USED UNIFORM SALE TIME!

Used uniform items may be purchased on Fridays from 3:15 – 3:30 PM at the school office. Browse our
selection of gently used items at rock bottom prices!

FRONT DOOR USE

A friendly reminder that the front door is for the use of adults and the grade 11/12 students. Students in
grades K – 10 enter and leave the school by the back door, between 8:45 AM and 4:00 PM. After that
time, or if a student is late for school, they may use the front door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcement: June 28, 2017

Awards ceremony now at 1:00pm, Thursday, June 29th.

 

Due to an unfortunately late announcement this afternoon from the parish, our Mass of Thanksgiving has been cancelled and our awards ceremony at Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall will now take place at 1:00 PM instead of the original time of 10:00 AM. Parents are requested not to arrive at the parking lot before 12:45 PM.

We apologise for this change in time, and for any consequential inconvenience which this may impose on families.

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter: May 30, 2017

Reservation deposits, Badminton results, School Mass, TLA Graduation

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RESERVATION DEPOSITS DUE MONDAY JUNE 5

These must be submitted by the June 5 deadline, by 3:30 PM. A late fee of $50.00 will be applied to reservation deposits received after that time.

BADMINTON RESULTS NOW IN

TLA had a great badminton season making it all the way to the 8-school championship that was hosted at Carver Tuesday May 23. Playing extremely well they made it to the semi-final where they fell to Saint-Johns, finishing the season in 4th place. We would like to thank Mr. O’Brien & Mr. McLaughlin as well as the following players: Gregory Dee, Omar Abbas, Sebastian Dee, Sadik Sidhu, Moein, Alighanadi, Megan Borkowski, Emma Goody, Samin Alighanadi, Isaac Dee, Stanley Feng, Deena, Khosravi, Jenna Lozano, Clarisse Choy, and Caitlin Choy, for their outstanding performance.

SCHOOL MASS – HIGH SCHOOL – TUES. JUNE 13

Mass will be offered in the school chapel at 2:05 PM on Tuesday, June 13. All parents and family members are invited to join us for this time of worship.

BIRTHRIGHT MASS AT HOLY ROSARY THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to the parent, student and staff choir members who committed time and musical talent to the Birthright Mass this past Saturday, under the direction of Mrs. Catherine Akhurst. TLA students also served as flower girls to present the bouquet of roses and crown for Our Lady, and also served at the Altar for Mass. Thank you, too, to Mrs. Helene Fawcus for her commitment to the organization of this annual event. See our TLA Facebook page for pictures of the Mass.

TLA GRADUATION

Our annual Graduation will take place at Evergreen Cultural Centre on June 8. Students in grades 2 – 11 will travel to the centre by school bus. Parents please collect your K/1 children at TLA at the 12:30 dismissal time, before collecting the grades 2 – 7 students at 1:00 PM at Evergreen. (Grades 8 – 11 students are dismissed from the Theatre immediately following the ceremony.) Teachers will not be present at the site after 1:30 PM, so please ensure that all students are collected by that time.

CHESS TOURNAMENT CONTINUES

The chess tournament is moving forward into the semi finals with fierce competition on all sides. We wish all competitors the best as they move towards the finals.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Graduation: Thursday, June 8, at 12:00 Noon, Evergreen Cultural Centre
Rosary Rally: Sat., June 10, 10:00 AM at Robson Square – Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter: May 2, 2017

Speech Arts Festival, School Mass, Catholic Friendship Meet, Chess, Calendar updates

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPEECH ARTS FESTIVAL

Elementary students continue to compete until Thursday of this week; the high school festival takes
place on Friday and Saturday. Come and watch your children perform at this annual TLA event, which
prepares students to speak in public with impunity and aplomb! Please check the schedules which have
been sent home for the best times to attend.

A sincere thank you to the Knights of Fr. Peter McGuire Council 4615, and Mrs.
Cathi Akhurst for their coordination & sponsorship of this annual festival!

PARENT PARTICIPATION PROGRAM WORK BEE APRIL 29

Thank you to coordinator, Mrs. Noemi Bucci, and all the parents and others in attendance for this event,
for their excellent work in keeping our school in fine form..

SCHOOL MASS – INTERMEDIATES (GR. 4 – 7) – MAY 9

As part of our regular Mass schedule, Mass will be offered in the school chapel at 2:05 PM on Tuesday,
May 9. All parents and family members are invited to join us for this time of worship..

FACEBOOK PAGE: TRADITIONAL LEARNING ACADEMY

Please like our TLA Facebook page to keep up on the latest activities at the school..

CATHOLIC FRIENDSHIP MEET: FRIDAY, MAY 5

We look forward to a strong showing for TLA students on May 5, at the track meet at Coquitlam Town
Centre! Parents are reminded that students involved in track and field should come to school in
their PE strip on that day, and be picked up by parents at the track adjacent to Percy Perry
Stadium at 3:00 PM.
Students not involved in the track meet have regular classes on that day.

CHESS PLAYERS TO COMPETE IN TLA TOURNAMENT

Mr. Ralph Folino, who has been coaching TLA chess players throughout the school year during lunch
time chess club meetings, will be hosting a chess tournament on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 12:30 PM
in Room 305. Students will compete for cash and trophies; we wish all competitors well.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Annual Birthright Mass & Reception at Holy Rosary Cathedral Sat., May 27 Noon – Everyone invited!
March For Life – Scheduled for Thursday, May 11th – Stay tuned for more information.
Elementary Sports Day – Friday, May 19th, Come in House Colours! Elementary Dismissal at Noon
Victoria Day Long Weekend – Monday, May 22 is a holiday – School resumes Tuesday, May 23.

VANCOUVER ROSARY RALLIES 2017
FOR THE
100TH ANNIVERSARY
OF
OUR LADY OF FATIMA

Six Saturdays: 13 May, 10 June, 15 July, 12 August,
16 September & 7 October

Join the faithful from across the Lower Mainland
in honoring Our Lady by praying the Rosary
on any or all of six Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00

Robson Square

South Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, V6Z 3B7

This is the centennial year of the Miracle of the Sun, and the apparitions of Our Lady to Blessed
Jacinta, Blessed Francisco, and Lucia, in Fatima, Portugal in 1917.
Catholics across the globe will be commemorating this anniversary; the Holy Father will be
traveling to Fatima on May 13; the Bishops of England and Wales have consecrated their
countries to the Immaculate Heart.
Invite your friends and family, parish priests and fellow parishioners to these joyful times of prayer!

For more information, please call David Pearce, 604-929-4812.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter: Apr. 13, 2017

Snow Program; Parent Participation Bee; Mass; Ultimate & Badminton

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TLA GROUSE MOUNTAIN SNOW PROGRAM UPDATE

Our last snow program day will be in the first week back after the holiday, Friday, April 28. Snow Program Drivers, please confirm with the office that you will be able to drive on this re-scheduled date.

PARENT PARTICIPATION PROGRAM WORK BEE APRIL 29

Please contact the office to sign up by Thursday, April 27, if you wish to join us for this day.

SCHOOL MASS – HIGH SCHOOL – APRIL 25

As part of our regular Mass schedule, Mass will be offered in the school Chapel at 2:05 PM on Tuesday, April 25. Parents are invited to join us in this time of worship.

TLA HIGH SCHOOL ULTIMATE AND BADMINTON NEWS

TLA had a busy week on the sports field, the senior boys and girls badminton team had another great showing at Stratford winning 5 matches. Participants included Gregory Dee, Sebastian Dee, Isaac Dee, Sadik Sidhu, Samin Alighanadi, Jenna Lozano, and Clarisse Choy. This week also marked the first game for the ultimate frisbee team going up against Burnaby North. Isaac Dee scoring both points for TLA, unfortunately it was not enough as they dropped the contest 13-2.

FACEBOOK PAGE: TRADITIONAL LEARNING ACADEMY

Please like our TLA Facebook page to keep up on the latest activities at the school!

CATHOLIC FRIENDSHIP MEET FRIDAY, MAY 5

Our practice schedule is well underway with an outstanding number of elementary school athletes joining the TLA team. In track and field at TLA, students practice a variety of events, to give them a range of experience in the sports, and to maximize the experience for each student. But, as we are restricted as to the number of students that we can enter into each event, we must form our teams accordingly. So while students participate in almost all events at the beginning of the season, they then begin to spend the majority of the time in their assigned teams. We look forward to a strong showing for TLA students on May 5! Parent Participation Program hours will be awarded for parents assisting in the various events; a form will be sent early in the first week back after Easter to sign up.

HAPPY EASTER TO ONE AND ALL!

We wish everyone a very happy Easter, and a relaxing holiday during the coming week. Keep an eye out for the TLA greeting in this week’s BC Catholic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter: Mar. 24, 2017

Don Nundal R.I.P., Report Cards, Bottle drive, Easter Holidays, Snow Program

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WELCOME BACK!

We hope that everyone had a relaxing and rejuvenating Spring Break, and are ready once again to
progress in their studies!

DON NUNDAL – REST IN PEACE

We are sad to announce the passing of Mr. Don Nundal late in the TLA Spring Break. Don has been a
long time supporter of the school, serving as a TLA board member for many years, and providing legal
counsel to the Traditional Learning Society of BC, the governing body of the school. Don’s children all
attended TLA and his youngest, Jenny Nundal is in this year’s graduation class. We extend our heartfelt
condolences to his wife, Marion, Ted, Kate, and Jenny, and we pray for the repose of Don’s soul.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
Through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

REPORT CARDS ISSUE DATE CHANGE – APRIL 6

Report cards for the second term have been moved forward several days due to the change in the High
School Exam Dates, which will now be March 29, 30, & 31.

SCHOOL MASS – PRIMARY STUDENTS – MARCH 28

As part of our regular Mass schedule, Mass will be offered in the school Chapel at 2:05 PM on Tuesday,
March 28. Parents are welcome to join us in this time of worship.

BOTTLE DRIVE RETURNS! FRIDAY, APRIL 7

Please send in all your returnables to TLA on this day to take part in this popular school fundraiser.

EASTER HOLIDAYS – APRIL 14 – 23 INCLUSIVE

Holy Thursday will be the last day of school before the Easter break. Please mark your calendars.

SNOW PROGRAM AT GROUSE MOUNTAIN

Our two remaining skiing and snow boarding evenings take place on Fridays, March 31, and April 7.
Driver supervisors please report to the school office at 2:20 PM to collect passenger lists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter: Mar. 1, 2017

Dinner Dance Thank you, Spring Break, Tax receipts, Snow Program

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TLA Dinner Dance Fund Raiser – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the annual TLA dinner dance, Feb. 25, from Coordinator, to Chefs, to Kitchen Personnel, to Set up and Clean up crews, to Donors of Fine Prizes, to Photographer, to Babysitters, to Games Hosts, to Auction Personnel, and to all our Patrons!  Your participation is most appreciated.

Spring Break:  March 4 – 19

We wish everyone a well deserved rest during our break, and look forward to seeing students back in class on Monday, March 20.

Tax Receipts Ready Today

Charitable receipts for a portion of school tuition will be available in the school office beginning today, March 1st, for pick-up; any remaining receipts will be sent home with students on Friday, March 3.

Staff Parking Lot – No Student Drop Off

Please advise your family drivers that there is no student pick up and drop off in the staff parking lot – EXCEPT for the Dee Family who purchased the Family Parking Spot at the recent school auction!

Snow Program at Grouse Mountain

Our second evening atop Grouse Mountain will take place this Friday.
Driver supervisors please report to the school office at 2:20 PM to collect passenger lists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Day! Monday Feb. 6, 2017

No school tomorrow, Monday February 6, 2017

School has been cancelled for tomorrow, Monday, February 6, due to the projected snowfall overnight and during the day tomorrow. Enjoy your snow day!