Newsletter – 2024 June 26

Our Lady of Mercy is a mosaic of all God’s children. Through Jesus we strive to develop individual potential, respect and acceptance for all.

As we enter the last week of school, I wanted to say a big thank you to all for your continued
support and encouragement. I feel very privileged and proud to be working alongside of very
dedicated and talented people (the PEC, the parents, the students and the staff).

The conclusion of the school year signals the end of many milestones. Our youngest learners
flourished as they navigated their first year of formal schooling with enthusiasm and curiosity. At
the same time, the leaders of the School, our Grade 7’s, completed their final year, leaving the
arms of the school, ready to sail off into the next chapter full of new adventures and challenges.
These occasions offer time for reflection, consideration and an opportunity to begin the next
stage fresh and with renewed perspective, vigour and knowledge.

I would like to again extend my appreciation to our staff, students and the community for a
positive and productive 2023-24 school year. Much has been achieved by many individuals and
teams this year, and we will continue to find new ways to accomplish the mission and vision of
the Our Lady of Mercy School as we look ahead to the new year. A great school requires many
attributes, the core element of these coming from its students, staff and community. I sincerely
thank all those who supported Our Lady of Mercy School for their endeavours and care of our

Have a safe and wonderful summer! See you on September 3, 2024.

Mrs.and Mr. McGaughey are the proud parents of Quinn Liam. He was born on Sunday, June 23
at 7:51 a.m. He is 6.9pounds. Both mom and baby are doing very well.
We also congratulate Ms. Belliveau the very proud grandmother!

Good Byes
Ms. Ellard – Ms. Ellard was the Kindergarten Educational Assistance. She worked alongside Ms.
Brabant and was a valued and loved member of our staff. She has moved out to the valley and
therefore will not be returning to OLM. We wish her luck in her new job and we will miss her!

Mrs. Anastasi – It is with great sadness to announce that Mrs. Anastasi will not be returning next
year. She will be the new secretary of Holy Cross Elementary where her children are attending.
Mrs. Anastasi was an amazing office administrator and a friendly, warm and welcoming person
to all who called or visited OLM. It was my privilege to have her as part of our administration

Ms. Townsend – We have been blessed to have Ms. Townsend as our grade 7 teacher these past
years. Unfortunately, for us, Ireland is calling her home. We would like to thank you for being an
amazing teacher and staff member. Her quiet, loving presence will be missed. I’d like to send her
off with an Irish blessing.

“May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful
friends be yours wherever you may roam. There are good ships and there are wood ships and
ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, may they always be. And may the
hinges of the friendships forged at OLM never grow rusty.”

God bless you and keep you always in his care.

Staffing for 2024-2025 School Year
We would like to welcome Ms. Bellamy (Kindergarten Educational Assistance), Mr. Bell (Grade
), Ms. Berlanga (Grade 7) and Ms. Doumakis (School Secretary)
Kindergarten: Miss Brabant and Ms. Bellamy
Grade 1: Ms. Krenosky and Miss Price
Grade 2: Ms. Giouzelis and Ms. Rogan
Grade 3: Miss Chin
Grade 4: Mrs. King
Grade 5: Mr. Bell and Mrs. Sociedade
Grade 6: Mrs. Thorpe and Ms. Boots
Grade 7: Miss Berlanga
Learning Resource coordinator and VP: Mrs. Ladouceur (returning in January)
OG Tutor/LAC: Mrs. Belliveau
Primary Support and Read Well Coordinator: Mrs. Mamertino
French and Library: Mme. Scaglione
PE and Technology: Mr. Nguyen
Primary PE and LAC: Mrs. Shein
Maintenance and Janitor: Mr. Ausena
Secretary: Ms. Doumakis (Tuesday -Friday)
Secretary: Ms. Johnston (Monday)
School Psychologist: Mr. Schaufele
Principal: Mrs. Grout

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