ABOUT BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL
Mr. Riccardo Agostino
Ms. Carla Grossi
Welcome to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Family!
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School!
Vice-Principal, Ms. Grossi and I are honoured to serve as your new administration team. Upon our first meeting with staff and students, in June, we knew that Blessed Sacrament was a very special place, and we are excited to co-lead in this caring, engaging, and vibrant Catholic School community!
Below are areas of focus for the school year.
Walking with Christ -The TCDSB Pastoral Plan
"Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly With Our God" - Micah 6:8
The TCDSB Pastoral Plan (2021-2024) for this school year is "Walking with Christ: with hearts of kindness and love." As a school community, we will mirror the Board's mission by deepening our sense of belonging with a focus on everyday acts of kindness and impact on developing a culture of care and inclusivity.
Our School Mission and Vision - Guided by the TCDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan
The new TCDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) for 2022-2025 will guide us in achieving the Board's mission of fostering academic excellence and nurturing the faith development of our Catholic learning community. We will work together as a school community to meet the three key strategic priorities in the MYSP: learning, equity, and well-being.
Blessed Sacrament will continue to foster a Christ-centered learning environment that provides opportunities for educational pathways based on every learner's identity, interests, and strengths. Students will be encouraged to reach their full potential by developing strategies and habits that lead to lifelong learning and success.
We will nurture a school community focused on equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression. Developing a responsive school learning environment that engages and cares for marginalized students and communities will be essential.
We will nurture a learning environment that prioritizes hope and well-being through evidence-based strategies and resources. The focus will be to create a healthy school environment for staff and students centred on the growth of the spiritual, social-emotional, and academic development of all members in the community. All stakeholders in our Catholic School community play a role in meeting the MYSP learning, equity, and well-being priorities:
Students engage in the learning that supports their growth and development.
Staff implements evidence-based strategies and resources that support learning, equity, and well-being.
Families will continue to engage with staff to support their children's learning and well-being and to strengthen the relationship between school, families and Blessed Sacrament Parish.
Partnering with community members and our local parish, under the leadership of Father Lawrence and parish members, we will help the community to grow in faith and practice Catholic values and realize the goals of MYSP through collaboration, engagement, and partnerships.
What is a Champion?
Blessed Sacrament is the "Home of the Champions." Not only is this evident in the number of pennants presented in the gym, but also in the community spirit. In the upcoming year, students will be encouraged to reflect on what it means to be a champion. They will consider what is needed for a winning attitude. We will explore how developing a growth mindset helps to see mistakes for the opportunity to learn and improve. We will challenge students to meet their leadership potential through daily engagement in their learning skills and working towards the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations.
We look forward to meeting you soon and wish you and your family a great year ahead!
R. Agostino – Principal
C. Grossi - Vice Principal