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RECIPE: A HOT COCKTAIL FOR A COLD WINTER’S NIGHT
RECIPE: THE SECRET TO PERFECT HOMEMADE SOUP
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NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION AT THE PEACH KING CENTRE
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PET ADOPTION: MEET ORCHID
NELLES MANOR CHRISTMAS FAMILY DAY
12 DAYS OF GIVING BY AMANDA SABATINI
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A HOT COCKTAIL
FOR A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT Perfect for après ski, a winter party or a toasty treat, combine the flavours of Florida Grapefruit with warm whiskey in this sweet twist on a Hot Toddy.
RUBY TODDY Serves: 1 Prep time: 15 minutes
DIRECTIONS STE P 01
Warm a brandy snifter by filling it halfway with hot water. STE P 02
Place grapefruit in mixing tin and muddle lightly.
INGREDIENTS • • • • • • •
Lot 40 Rye (or any high rye-based whiskey) 1/4 oz Agave Syrup Hot Water, enough to fill your brand snifter halfway 1 Cinnamon Stick 3 Florida Grapefruit segments 3 oz Hot Water Grapefruit Peel
STE P 03
Add agave and whiskey. STE P 04
Strain into snifter and add hot water. STE P 05
Add cinnamon stick and Grapefruit peel. STE P 06
Combine ingredients in a steaming jug or mixing tin and steam with a wand from espresso machine. www.newscanada.com
THE SECRET TO
The key to delicious DIY soup is as simple as getting the base right, according to chef Antonio Park, a judge on Chopped Canada and owner of two successful restaurants. Starting with a flavourful broth made with natural ingredients is essential to creating a sensational pot of soup. “Quality recipes start with quality ingredients,” explains Park. “The broth really is the foundation that will set the flavour stage for every soup.” Park recommends home chefs try his vegetarian mushroom miso soup, made with quality ingredients and all natural flavours. The base for this soup, Campbell's Ready To Use Mushroom Broth, is infused with hints of cabernet sauvignon, sherry wines and essential oils from thyme, rosemary and bay leaves.
MISO SOUP Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes
INGREDIENTS • • • • • • • • • •
1 carton (900 mL) Campbell's Ready to Use Mushroom Broth 2 tbsp (30 mL) White Miso "fermented soy bean paste" 1 tbsp (15 mL) Sake (rice wine) 1/4 cup (60 mL) Dried Wakame Seaweed, sliced 1/2 cup (125 mL) hard or soft Tofu, cut in 1/4” (0.6 cm) cubes 1/3 cup (80 mL) Shiitake Mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/3 cup (80 mL) White Mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/3 cup (80 mL) Enoki Mushrooms, whole 1/3 cup (80 mL) King Oyster Mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped Green Onion
DIRECTIONS STE P 01
Pour broth into a medium saucepan, and bring to a low simmer. STE P 02
Add miso paste and sake and whisk until smooth. STE P 03
Add dried wakame seaweed, tofu, shiitake, white, enoki and king oyster mushrooms to the pan and cook for another 5 min. STE P 04
Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped green onions.
RECIPE TIP • Add more miso instead of salt to season to taste • Garnish with cracked black pepper before serving Find more delicious recipes at www.cookwithcampbells.ca. www.newscanada.com
Dear The Wine Ladies,
I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year and say thank you for spreading the joy of wine throughout the year! Once again as we head into 2017 I have a question for you that is likely to be on the minds of many. How do we lose the extra five pounds we have been gifted and still enjoy an occasional glass of wine? Which wines are the least caloric? - Jackie
THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Jackie,
Happy New Year to you as well and we must confess, we too have been similarly gifted! Here’s the good news, if it is only an occasional glass of wine, and time is not of the essence, the additional 100-125 calories/ 5 ounce glass shouldn’t impede your progress too badly. In fact, there are many diets out there that actually allow for an occasional glass or two such as Weight Watchers and L.A. Weight Loss. Even the popular ketogenic diet has a place for vino says Dr. Dominic D’Agostino of Keto//OS. In fact there is one company, Dry Farm Wines, deemed “ketogenic friendly” that we are looking at bringing in, so keep an eye out for that. We would like to offer a word of caution though, if you are anything like us, we tend to bring out the assortment of cheeses, dried fruit and nuts to accompany our wine. This behavior is definitely better reserved for post diet times.
Studies show that total consumption of calories tends to go up when an aperitif or two precedes or accompanies the meal.
Finally we are often asked if the driest wines are the least caloric. Actually the ideal choice is to select wines that are both dry and lower in alcohol. Percentage alcohol is definitely a determining factor when it comes to caloric content. Opt for wines that come from cooler climates such as Germany, Austria, New Zealand and Ontario to name a few. Cooler climate regions tend to produce lower alcohol wines that are 12% or 12.5%, and Germany has one as low as 9%. If you’d like to learn a little about our keto//OS that keeps us in ketosis, you can visit us here too thewineladies.pruvitnow.com
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NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION AT THE PEACH KING CENTRE On Saturday, December 31, there was a free skate at all three rinks at the Peach King Centre. The two indoor rinks were filled all day with generations of families. The outdoor rink saw the braver skaters enjoying the “Canadian” experience. A craft table was set up for everyone to enjoy making many different items. The most popular craft was the 2017 headband. Unfortunately, due to high winds, the evening’s fireworks were cancelled.
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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS IN NIAGARA FALLS
The Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls are put on by The Ontario Power Generation. The Festival features millions of sparkling lights and is a spectacle that must be seen. There were more than 120 animated displays, many of them along a wooded area for you to drive slowly and enjoy. This Festival attracts over a million visitors every year.
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CHRISTMAS FAMILY DAY On December 28th and 29th, Nelles Manor held a Family Day Christmas with kid friendly tours happening all day. The Manor was beautifully decorated inside and out. The fire was on in the sitting room where it was warm and inviting for all to enjoy after the tour. The children were playing games, a few crafts were set up at one table and trays of cookies and hot chocolate at another. It was a perfect time to enjoy the immaculately preserved pre-1812 manor.
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01: Dinning table set for dinner. 02: Kim, Meg, Clara, Shawn, Ryan, Jacob, Marion & Aubrey. 03: Clara & her mom, Meg, pulling a cracker. 04: Aubrey & Marion. 05: The Christmas Tree. 06: Shawn & Ryan.
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This year the Blessed Trinity Student Council wanted to put a unique spin on the “12 Days of Christmas.” Instead of simply boosting school spirit with the same old Christmas activities, the students in council decided to focus on giving back to the larger community and those less fortunate by creating “The 12 Days of Giving.” This fresh, communityfirst drive resonated almost immediately with the Blessed Trinity student body. To get our ideas out there and generate interest and excitement, Student Council created a video to explain the “12 Days of Giving.” www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaUiGpEqhjk
Additionally, candy grams were sold for McMaster Sick Kids. Student Council matched dollar for dollar the candy grams sale and purchased toys to bring to the children. Amazingly, over $600 of toys were purchased. Student Council also organized a visit to the Kilean Lodge Long Term Care Facility where students brought cards and ornaments for senior residents made by the entire student body. Student Council interacted with the senior citizens while spreading cheer by singing Christmas carols. Another activity Student Council ran was Shoes for Sean. Students participated in an ‘Out of Shoe Uniform’ day by donating a gently used pair of shoes to the St. Catharines Salvation Army Booth Centre. Thanks to our wonderful student body, we collected over 300 pairs of shoes. The following link displays some of our accomplishments www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zje8jGcU2Ic&feature=youtu.be
We kicked off our “12 Days of Giving” by promoting our annual food drive for the Grimsby Benevolent Fund. Next, we had our Ugly Christmas sweater day and our Christmas hat and sock day. In order to participate in these events students were asked to donate a winter accessory or make a monetary contribution. The winter accessories were donated to local homeless individuals and the monetary contributions were placed in a trust fund to support a Blessed Trinity alumni who recently faced a traumatic personal loss.
Throughout the “12 Days of Giving” students participated in various Christmas cheer activities such as Christmas karaoke, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, Christmas trivia, and a final Christmas assembly that highlighted student talent and true spirit of Blessed Trinity. This year, Blessed Trinity was able to make a difference in the lives of many individuals throughout the Christmas season. The peace, justice, and sacredness for human life displayed by the students and staff of Blessed Trinity most certainly gives witness to our Niagara Catholic social teachings. Submitted by: Amanda Sabatini, Teacher Rep for Student Council
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone in the Beamsville District Secondary School community. We really value the relationships we have with parents, families, local businesses and community organization. Working together allows us all to do our best work for students and families in the BDSS community.
IN D IGE N O US S T UD IE S A LIV E A N D WE LL: R E CO N CILIAT IO N B E GIN N IN G
C O M P U TER PR OGR AMMING & T HE HOUR O F CODE Students and staff at BDSS recently participated in the “Hour of Code” - a global movement to increase awareness of, and skill in, computer programing. Mr. Beens’ computer studies students, as well as other classes throughout the school, participated in a number of online coding activities through the week. Through the DSBN’s Information Technology for Learning department, BDSS students were lucky enough to win a draw for two mBot robots to add to our arsenal of technological tools. BDSS students also visited Central Elementary School in Grimsby to share their expertise and enthusiasm for coding. Thank you students, and Mr. Beens, for your leadership and initiative in making these events such a success.
I N T E N TI ON SH EETS We will be working through the intention sheet (course selection for next year) process as the month of January proceeds. Please touch base with our Guidance staff if you have questions about choosing classes with your student for next year. A reminder that, although we are flexible with student choices, it is important to be as accurate as possible when selecting classes for next year. These choices determine the classes that we timetable for the upcoming school year, so make sure to take your time, ask questions, and make the most informed choices possible.
The Blessed Trinity Catholic School Community is gaining momentum in addressing many of the mandates as released by Justice Murray Sinclair in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission specifically in terms of educating the youth of today about the atrocities of yesterday. This year, Blessed Trinity is offering three courses of Indigenous Studies; NAC 1O (Grade 9 Aboriginal Art), NBE 3U (Aboriginal Voices - University English) and NDA 3M (Contemporary Aboriginal Issues). This year, Blessed Trinity has the most students enrolled in Indigenous Studies across Niagara Catholic. This is in large part due to the tremendous work and response received by the Administration of the school under the leadership of Mr. Joe Zaroda and the impeccable support of Ms. Roxanne Rees (Consultant of Equity and FNMI) at the board office in Welland. The students had the opportunity to visit Crawford Lake in the early fall and participate in a traditional workshop while learning the history of longhouses and discovering the uses of traditional herbal medicines through a walking tour. The students ended the day by playing lacrosse and participating in a bow and arrow activity. This truly enabled the students to experience traditional hunting as our Indigenous communities so often do as part of their economic base.
T R I V IA NI G H T BDSS will be hosting a trivia night on Friday, March 3rd to support student co-curricular activities. This year, the theme will be pop culture trivia, so call the school ASAP to reserve your spot individually ($20) or for your whole team ($160). If you would like to support the event in other ways, we would love to hear from you!
EX A M S & C U LMI NATING ACT IVIT IE S January tends to be a busy month in classrooms, with fewer events scheduled to allow students to focus fully on their courses. It is extremely important, at this time of year, to put best efforts forth on assignments and culminating activities - ask for help if you need it! Our staff are very pleased to help you do your best, and to prepare to dominate your exams at the end of the month!
V IM Y R I DG E TR I P As part of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in WWI, BDSS students will be amongst the contingent traveling to France to recognize, learn about, and acknowledge the Canadian contribution to this key conflict. We are very excited for our students to take part in such an incredible event, and look forward to following along with their adventure in April of 2017.
Pursuant to this field trip, the students also attended the board office on National Residential School Survivor Day on September 30th to listen to a survivor of residential schooling. The students were mesmerized at what they heard. Following this, the NDA 3M class experienced the symbolism and importance of smudging lead by Ms. Wendy Wilson. The students were able to pose questions to Ms. Wilson about the challenges she faces today being an Aboriginal woman and then were given an historical lesson on smudging. From there, the students then participated in a traditional smudging ceremony (only if they wanted to). The students were extremely reverent and respectful during the smudging; even those who chose to be a witness. The semester was highlighted by a fantastic tour of the Six Nations. Many thanks to Alysha Longboat who organized the trip at the Six Nations Tourism Centre. The students left Blessed Trinity and travelled
to the reserve to begin their day by visiting the Woodlands Cultural Centre and seeing first hand the Residential School in Brantford and the affiliated Church. Unfortunately, the school is closed to visits, but under the direction of staff on the bus, the students learned about the horror of the Mush Hole. From here, the students then went to Kanata for a tour of this 17th century Mohawk village and experienced the rich cultural history of the Six Nations of the Grand River. The students then travelled to the Six Nations Police Station and were given a fantastic information session on law and crime on the reserve along with a guided tour of the police station. The information the students received was very relevant to their studies. Following this stop, the students were able to take a quick self-directed guided tour of the Reserve while doing some shopping at Iroqrafts. The students were overwhelmed by the artefacts and art of our Indigenous communities. Finally, the students attended the Six Nations Polytechnic Institute and were given a language lesson. This was a fantastic way to end the day as it was by far the best way for our students to live out Indigenous culture. To end the year, the NDA 3M class, the NBE 3U class along with all of our Grade 9 Academic Geography classes had four days of woodburning. This is a very pragmatic way for our students to participate in traditional fireart and experience first hand the solemn and spiritual elements of fireart. Again, Blessed Trinity provides our Grade 9 students an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal culture as it is heavily entrenched in the Grade 9 curriculum both in terms of physical connections, but also human connections. Many thanks to Mr. Earl and Ms. Jaqi for providing our students with this invaluable learning experience. In January of 2017, the Grade 9 Applied Geography and Grade 12 Law classes will be creating a reflective piece of fireart based off of Gordon Downie’s Secret Path. The students will be applying their knowledge and assembling a railroad that will simulate Chanie Wenjack’s attempted escape from a residential school. This plans to be four days of creative and reflective thinking. We pride ourselves at Blessed Trinity in promoting our Indigenous Studies program and we welcome any input from our elders in the community. If there are any students who would like to self-identify, they can easily do so by contacting the guidance department in confidence. Should you have any further questions or concerns about the Indigenous Studies programming at Niagara Catholic, you can contact Ms. Roxanne Rees at the Catholic Education Centre in Welland.
B L ESS ED TR I NI TY ATHL E T ICS On December 2nd, Blessed Trinity hosted its second annual Invitational Wrestling Tournament with twenty seven schools participating from all over Ontario. With over 300 wrestlers competing, Blessed Trinity came out on top with five gold medals won by Andrew Bonaldo, Sarah Bothen, Noah Muraca, Jamie Elliott, and David Smith. Silver medals were won by Rob Shuert, Riley Baran, and Kathleen Lampman and Bronze medals were awarded to Stephen Seljan and Glenn Butler. The wrestling team has had amazing success at all tournaments thus far, bringing home multiple medals from each competition. We are looking forward to our upcoming NCAA championship and ZONE tournaments and are hoping
to defend our SOSSA championship title from last year. Congratulations to the Blessed Trinity Junior Boys Basketball team for winning the St. Michael’s Mustang Classic in Niagara Falls earlier in December. So far, the Junior Boys are off to an exciting start in both league and tournament play, amassing a 5-3 overall record. They look to continue their strong play in the new year; both in league play and at the FIOCCA tournament in St. Catharines and the Centennial tournament in Welland. Congratulations to the Blessed Trinity Girls hockey team for winning both the 34th Annual McDonald’s Girls Hockey Tournament in Niagara Falls & the 10th Annual Blessed Trinity Girls Hockey tournament during the month of November. The team is off to another tremendous start this season and will be hosting the girls SOSSA Championships in Grimsby in March.
SECONDARY SCHOOL The students at Grimsby Secondary School are very fortunate to have so many opportunities to support their learning inside and outside the classroom. This is the time of year that students are completing course work, independent study assignments and course culminating assessments as they prepare to write their exams. It is also the time of year that our students who are preparing to graduate are applying to colleges and universities. They are also spending time searching out scholarship and bursary opportunities and completing the applications. What a wonderful time it is as so many of them are receiving early acceptance notifications and are sharing their excitement with us! Incoming grade 8 students have used the information they gathered at the Open House and during their school visits to make their course choices for next year. They take eight courses in total. Everyone takes English, Math, Science, Geography and French. Many take Health and Physical Education as one of their electives in grade 9 or even as a reach-ahead credit the summer before grade 9. The other elective choices include Drama, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, Introduction to Business Studies, Food and Nutrition, and Exploring Technologies. As students continue into grades 10, 11 and 12 the range of electives increases and students are able to select a pathway that best meets
their individual learning needs. Grade assemblies were held to remind students how to use the online course selection program and also to showcase many of the electives they could choose from for next year.
automatic. So, do what you need to do to achieve your goal, over and over and over again. 5. USE MOMENTOUS MOMENTS - Certain moments in life contain momentum and power - harness these moments for goal setting. Did you receive positive feedback from a teacher? Did you “get” Newton’s Three Laws. 6. ROPE UP - This mountain climbing term means to rely on each other to reach the summit. Who can give you a rope up? Teachers? Friends? Your parents? 7. CELEBRATE - take time to enjoy the small successes. Reset your goal as needed. You might not always hit your target on the first go around, but by resetting and reflecting on the plan, you are opening yourself up to another shot at success.
Our athletes have had a successful year so far and as the winter sports season will soon draw to a close, those students who enjoy spring sports are gearing up for their season to begin. Our GSS Athletic Council is student-led. The Council provides leadership opportunities for many students through our school teams - in junior, senior and varsity sports, as well as for those who lead our recreational teams and leagues that encourage all students to actively participate. They organize lunch time games, leagues and competitions. They also organized a showcase game for the boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams the day before the winter break. It was an opportunity for all students and staff to watch the game and cheer for their favourite team. It was a great way to spend an hour that afternoon before heading off to share time with family and friends to celebrate the holidays with their own customs and traditions. As you can see, diverse learning opportunities abound as we achieve success together!
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It’s a new year and a natural time to set goals. With semester one final exams looming, student goals might be to achieve a certain mark or honours. Others might want to set goals for second semester classes.
H ER E AR E 7 STEP S TO GOAL S E T T ING by Sean Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: 1. BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND - where do you want to go, what do you want to be able to do? Set a target. You can’t hit a target you can’t see. 2. COUNT THE COST - What is reaching this goal going to require of you? Will you have to rewrite your notes each night, create a regular study sheet? Ask for help? 3. PUT IT IN PEN - Covey says “a goal not written is only a wish.” Will it help you to post your goal on your door? On your mirror? In your locker? 4. JUST DO IT - According to psychology researcher Phillipa Lally, on average it takes more than two months before a new behavior becomes
IMP O R TA N T DAT E S JAN 13
University Application Deadline*
Junior Hockey Tournament
Demonstration of Learning letters sent home
Grade 9 math EQAO
6:30 School Council Meeting in library - Parents welcome
JAN 26 - FEB 02 Semester 1 Exams FEB 01
College Application Deadline*
Semester 2 Begins
*New Ontario Assistance Program (OSAP) information: Your child may benefit from financial assistance for postsecondary education from OSAP. As part of the most significant reform of student assistance in North America, the government of Ontario is removing the financial barriers to attending college or university. • If your family income is under $50,000, your child’s tuition is covered. Even if you earn more, the new OSAP is still there to help with generous grants that will make sending your child to college or university more affordable. • The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has launched a new online calculator to help students and their families find out quickly and easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from the province. We encourage you to find out more at www.ontario.ca/osap.
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