A group of 20 students participated in an overnight fast on Friday, June 6th to Saturday, June 7th organized by The Chaplaincy Team. They fasted for 17 hours in order to raise money and awareness for local families in need. They participated in a variety of activities including: team building exercises, grocery shopping, preparing baskets for BMT families, organizing canned food for the society of St. Vincent de Paul, and preparing 10 pasta casseroles for the Provide-A-Meal Program by the Good Shepherd Ministries.
This initiative will provide a meal for over 100 less fortunate people in downtown Toronto as well as provide groceries and other necessities to four local families in need!
Students had the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of Christian service. Following the school's mission of "Amare et Servire," students were encouraged to recognize that is through serving others that we can truly love them!
'If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one.' — Mother Teresa
The annual end of year carnival took place today complete with BBQ, dunk tank and various 'bouncy' games. With the sun shining overhead, water became the highlight of the afternoon! Thank you to BMT's Student Government for providing a spirited event.
Prior to heading off to the Ontario Championships, the BMT Track & Field team had a visit from Ben Johnson. Ben won the 1988 Gold Medal in the 100m at the Seoul Olympics. He then tested positive for steroids and had his world record time of 9.79 and his medal stripped away. He shared an inspiring story of committment, focus and effort needed to achieve your goals. "You can plan to fail, but don't fail to plan." We hope to build on this relationship with Mr Johnson as we move into next year's track season as well as in our pursuit of a new full sized track and field (soccer/football/rugby) complex for BMT.
To see Ben in his prime at the 1988 Olympics view this video:
This morning BMT hosted its annual Honour Roll Breakfast. Students who achieved Honour Roll status for the 2012-13 school year were celebrated and presented with certificates and pins. Many parents and siblings arrived early to school witness the proceedings and hear messages of hope and belief in self. Thanks to the committee who oversee this event lead by Mr O'Hara. Thanks especially to the students who continue to be stars, both visible and invisible in the BMT community. Keep your light shining.
BMT's annual International Night took place during Catholic Education week and was as always a success. The day started with our International Mass and Fr Mike Lehman reminded us all that we are all part of God's family and created in the image of God. During his homily, he spoke of our differences allowing us to build "unity in diversity." In the evening, parents, students and neighbours visited 10 pavilions and enjoyed the sights, sounds and tastes of places from around the world. Local politicians, City Councillor Raymond Cho and MPP Bas Balkisoon joined us as well as CTV news. The evening ended with many fantastic performances. Thanks to all students, staff and parents for all the hard work in bringing the world to BMT.
Congratulations to the Jr Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. They were the only Canadian team at the NSBE Convention in Tennessee. They placed in the top ten for the NASCAR TEN80 STEM Initiative Competition. In addition, Sheila, Victoria and Nathaniel finished first in NSBE's Mathletics on-line competition. Well done team and teacher/coaches.
All Catholic stakeholders are invited to provide input into that draft policy before the Board finalizes a new policy. The Board is committed to working directly with the community members throughout the process to ensure that their concerns and needs are understood and considered in decision-making processes.
Participate in Consultation in the Round Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
at the Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Avenue East (Yonge and Sheppard).
After raising a flag outside the school, members of our Regional Arts Dance Class along with students from our DD/ME program and representatives from all other classes join in the atrium to dance in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day. Special thanks to Ms Sangalli, Ms Szlachta, Mr Lambert and all our wonderful EAs for organizing this as part of a TCDSB board wide initiative.