Tuesday January 28th, 2020

Daily Events

  • Special Secondary 4 Assembly
  • Today, there will be a special Secondary 4 assembly during Period 4. Students should attend their Homeroom Period classes. After attendance, students (along their book bags) will head to the cafeteria.
  • Let's Talk
  • Tomorrow is Bell Let’s Talk Day: Every year around this time Bell Canada launches its “Let’s Talk” campaign in order to raise awareness and funds to promote mental health. As you may know, mental health is a huge part of our overall wellness, and mental illness touches all of us, either directly, or indirectly, though a family member or friend. What can you do? As men and women for others, our role is to be loving and to help each other by listening, caring, counselling and, when necessary, getting help. By learning more about mental and brain illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, we are in a better position to talk about it, and reduce the stigma around it, and this helps to make our entire community more healthy, more caring, and more open and supportive. Please feel free to see Ms Percival or Mr Greczkowski, or your Advisor, coach, or Teacher, if you ever have a question or concern regarding you mental health, or that of a friend or family member. Please - Let’s talk – it works!
  • Ed Meagher Sports Tournament
  • After over 60 hockey and basketball games were played, an exciting wrestling meet completed, and a memorable and emotional Opening Ceremony, the 50th edition of the Loyola Ed Meagher Sports Tournament concluded late Saturday night. Loyola teams captured gold medals in Wrestling, Pee Wee hockey, Bantam basketball, a thrilling double overtime victory for our Bantam hockey team and an exciting come back win for our Juvenile Basketball Warriors. Our Midget basketball team came away with the silver medal. On behalf of the Sports tournament committee, we would like to thank the Loyola staff, faculty, the numerous parent and alumni volunteers and especially all the students for making the 50th tournament a very special event.
  • Student Council News
  • Mountain Day - Skiing/Tubing. The ski/tubing sign-up closes in exactly one week! If you haven't signed up yet, please visit loyola.ca and fill in the online form. Avoid disappointment and don't wait until the last minute! Mountain Day - Another Option While many of you are excited to enjoy a day of skiing or tubing with your friends, some of you may be interested in another option. We are currently looking at the possibility of reserving Nemesis, a video gaming lounge on February 14th. In order to get the special price of $25, we would need to ensure that we have enough students who are interested. If you are interested, please fill out the Google Form which has been sent to you. The form closes at the end of school day today. Please note that Nemesis is located in the Pointe-Claire village and this trip would NOT include bussing. Participants would have to find their own transportation Nemesis.
  • Student Council News
  • Oprah Winfrey Spikeball Tournament - Sign up today for the Oprah Winfrey Spikeball Tournament. The tournament will begin tomorrow at lunch and finals will be played on Thursday at lunch. Make sure you are available both days before you register. The tournament will be capped at 24 teams and registration will close this evening at 8:00 p.m.
  • 5E's Excellent Krispy Kreme Sale!
  • Feeling peckish? Need to carb load to get you through the afternoon? It's finally arrived! Today is the day, at lunchtime.
  • Grad Photo Retakes
  • The Grad Photo retakes will take place on Saturday, February 8th in Room 220. Following several emails and bulletin announcements, students should have registered and chosen a time with Ms. Pilch by now. Any student who has registered but has not chosen a time has been given one. Please see Ms. Pilch or Ms. Guillermo in the Main Office if you are not sure.
  • 4B Cheeseburger Sale
  • Matthew McConaughey once said: “Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius." So come to class 4B Cheeseburger Sale on Wednesday January 29th, in the cafeteria. We will be waiting!
  • Loyola Debating Club
  • The sign-up for the Loyola Debating Club will be held this Thursday, January 30th at lunchtime in room 216. New and returning members welcome. If you’re ready to put your debating skills to the test this is the place to be. If you’re interested in joining but can’t attend on Thursday please contact Mr. E. Hein ASAP.
  • Briscola Club
  • The Briscola Club will be present in the Atrium today during lunch. All are welcome.

Sports Announcements

  • Secondary 1 Inter-class
  • In Secondary 1 Inter-class action today has 1B vs 1F. Students are asked to meet in the gym ready to go at 12:15 p.m.
  • Peewee Scouts Hockey D1
  • Congratulations to the Peewee D1 Scouts for winning gold at the 50th Ed Meagher Tournament, edging out LCC 2-1 in the final. The much anticipated final began with early pressure from a fast LCC team. The Scouts weathered the storm; good puck movement, smart play, and consistent pressure began to shift the momentum in their favour. Thomas Wilson opened up the scoring 5 seconds into the first Scouts power play after a perfect offensive zone face-off set him up with the puck and a clear shooting lane. LCC took advantage of their own power play soon after, levelling the game at 1-1. The Scouts pressed on, continuing their pace and were soon rewarded with the go-ahead goal after a perfect pass from Olivier Chan set up Xander Robertson for the finish. The Scouts were up, but with a lot of time left on the board. The nervous tension was palpable in the arena and on the bench, but the players dug deep and stayed focused on the task at hand. The final moments of the game saw LCC throw everything at the Scouts, and the Scouts responded with strong defensive back-checking, relentless forechecking, controlled possession, and stellar goaltending. With the clock down to zero, the arena erupts in cheer, the bench clears, the players embrace, and the Loyola Victory song fills the air. The Scouts resume league play on Friday when they travel to John Rennnie. Go Scouts!
  • Ed Meagher Tournament
  • Congratulations to the Bantam Div. 1 Hockey Braves on winning the Ed Meagher Tournament in exciting fashion on Saturday night! After dominating play for the first two periods, the Braves saw their opponent score two goals in the third period to tie the game. The team showed resilience, and Matteo Russo scored the game winner on the first shift of 3-on-3 overtime, on assists from Thomas Molson and Noah Fehringer. The whole team deserve to be congratulated for their excellent play during the tournament.
  • Midget Basketball
  • Over the week-end, at the Ed Meagher Sports Tournament, the Midget Division 1 basketball team made it to the finals. In that game, the team played with grit and determination, but eventually succumbed to a very strong LCCHS team. The team plays at home today against St Thomas High School. Please dismiss the players at 2:50 p.m.
  • Intramural Basketball (IBA)
  • The IBA draft is today so rosters and schedule for the next two weeks will be posted at the intramural pillar either today afterschool or by tomorrow morning. Games will start this Thursday. See Mr. Santillo if you have any questions.