Monthly Archives: June 2018

Panthers’ WAG – June 28, 2018

Monthly Theme: We Are Rooted in Christ!

Twitter: follow us @wcdsbStPaul to get the latest news and celebrate our #PantherPride!

We have arrived at the end of another school year. I would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for a wonderful year at St Paul. We are blessed to have a community that is so engaged and involved in their child(ren)’s learning. I hope that you all have a wonderful summer filled with many exciting events. We look forward to hearing all about it next September. As we leave for summer, we, unfortunately, have to say goodbye to some staff members. They have been a wonderful part of the fabric at St Paul, and we will miss them. We wish each of them well on the next stage of their journey. The following staff are leaving St Paul:

Ms. Lewis

Ms. Gomes

Ms. Mesojedec

Mrs. Harris

Mrs. Seager

Mr. Coelho

Ms. Cressman

Ms. MacGregor

and Mrs. Squibb (who is awaiting the birth of her second child in August)

 

At the same time, it is my pleasure to introduce the new staff to St Paul for September 2018:

Ms. C. Tavares – Kindergarten

Mrs. K. Mealing – gr 2/3

Ms. N. Toader – ECE

Ms. H. Schroeder – ESL

Ms. J. McGarr – CYCW

Ms. R. Langstone – EA

Ms. C. Mogk – EA

Ms. S. Szymkowski – EA

Mrs. B. Kuenzler-Gutknecht – Special Education teacher will be returning from her Maternity Leave

 

 

SNEAK PEEK at ST. PAUL!

We look forward to seeing you at:

Sneak Peek

Thursday, August 30, 2018

10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Simply drop into the school to pick up your child(ren)’s Registration Package(s)

The Sneak Peek package will include:

Important forms to be completed at the beginning of each school year

Classroom assignment and name of the classroom teacher

School Agendas for students in grade 1 – 8

 

SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION FOR 2018-19

Transportation details for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on Monday, August 20, 2018.

Parents can login and view their child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
  • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card
  • Numbers only, no space, no dash
  • Enter your child’s birth date
  • dd/mm/yyyy
  • Enter your child’s street number
  • house number only
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop-down menu

Please note that any address changes must be done at your child’s school. If you are moving in the summer or changing caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Visit our website at www.stswr.ca to find bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail or text notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter @STSWR

 Have a Safe and Happy Summer Panthers! See you on September 4th at 8:20!

Panthers’ WAG – June 25 – 29

Monthly Theme: We Are Rooted in Christ!

Twitter: follow us @wcdsbStPaul to get the latest news and celebrate our #PantherPride!

Principal’s Message:

It is hard to believe that the end of the school year has arrived!  Ten months have passed very quickly! As we enter June we think about packing up our classrooms and our offices, tucking away our books, pens, and memories, the staff at St. Paul School are reflective over the past year.

The year-end always brings with it a tremendous sense of accomplishment.  So many things have been accomplished this year!  From the Terry Fox Run near the beginning of the year to the many wonderful Liturgies and school assemblies, to the upcoming Grade 8 Graduation – our students have been involved in an extraordinary number of activities. Of course, we should not forget the tremendous amount of learning which has taken place during the year.  Throughout these activities, our students have demonstrated great character!

Thank you for supporting us and trusting us to take care of your children.  We feel enriched knowing that we played a big part in their learning and their becoming more responsible citizens.

To our graduates – congratulations on your achievement.  The St. Paul staff wish you all the best as you move on to the challenges and joys of high school.  Parents, if this is your last child to leave St Paul – the staff would like to thank you for your support and for the guidance that you have provided for your child(ren).  We look forward to hearing from the graduates in the future and we hope that each of them will have gained a firm foundation for their education while at St Paul.

For those families who will be returning in September, school will begin on Tuesday, September 4th.

So, as we get ready for the long, hot days of summer… be sure to spend as much time as you can with your children this summer.  Go fishing, catch frogs and eat ice cream together.  Read to them, let them read to you. Let them get dirty, and then swim in a pool, run through the sprinkler or jump into the lake.  Enjoy these moments; these are the memories that will be remembered and cherished.

On behalf of the staff, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy summer.

May our Lord bless us all on this journey ahead.

 

A Blessing Before Summer Vacation

 

Take time to have fun; it’s God’s way of teaching you your strengths.

Take time to grow yourself; only you can grow you.

Take time to trust yourself; God trusts you.

Take time to share with others; they will bless you, and you will bless them.

Take time to have hope, you are a child of God

Let’s put ourselves into the hands of the Lord,

and pray that God will bless us and our families

during the wonderful months of summer.

May we all help make our home a place of relaxation, joy, love, peace and safety.

 

May we be generous and considerate,

not thinking only about ourselves,

but helping others enjoy the blessings of a summertime.

 

Lord God, Creator of all things,

guide our steps and strengthen our hearts,

during these months of summer and vacation days.

Grant us refreshment of mind and body.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord,

Amen

 

PILGRIMAGE CROSS

Earlier this school year, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board transitioned into our Pastoral Theme: “People of Faith” and a Pilgrimage Cross was created to honour this. This cross was blessed by Bishop Crosby and has been passed from school to school within the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. The students and staff of St. Paul are very excited to embrace the pilgrimage cross that is set to arrive at our school this Monday, June 25th.  The St. Mark school community will be passing the cross to our Grade 6 students from Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Stott’s classes. The cross will be carried through the streets leading to St. Paul as a reminder and celebration of our Lord. During the week, the cross will travel to St Francis Parish for the Grade 8 Graduation Mass and Ceremony; and will be central to our year-end liturgy on Thursday. The cross will leave St. Paul at the end of the week and will reside at the Catholic Education Centre over the Summer.

 

 

SNEAK PEEK at ST. PAUL!

We look forward to seeing you at:

Thursday, August 30, 2018

10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Simply drop into the school to pick up your  child(ren)’s Registration Package(s)

The Sneak Peek package will include:

Important forms to be completed at the beginning of each school year

Classroom assignment and name of classroom teacher

School Agendas for students in grade 1 – 8

 

LOST AND FOUND

We will begin displaying our Lost and Found items this week. Please encourage your children to check the tables to ensure none of the items are theirs. All items left as of June 29 will be donated to local charities.

 

SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION FOR 2018-19

Transportation details for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on Monday August 20, 2018.

Parents can login and view their child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
  • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card
  • Numbers only, no space, no dash
  • Enter your child’s birth date
  • dd/mm/yyyy
  • Enter your child’s street number
  • house number only
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu

Please note that any address changes must be done at your child’s school. If you are moving in the summer or changing caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Visit our website at www.stswr.ca to find bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail or text notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter @STSWR

 

PIZZA WEDNESDAYS

There is no Pizza on Wednesday – PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD(REN) HAVE AN ADEQUATE LUNCH AND SNACKS!

 

HOME/ SCHOOL CONNECTION

 

 

UPCOMING DATES:

June 26 – Term 2 Report Cards go home

June 26 – Grade 8 Graduation

June 27 – page 3 of the Report Card due back, with signature

June 29 – Last Day of this school year

 

 

Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:

 Monday:

  • Pilgrimage Cross Arrives at St Paul

 Tuesday:

  • 9 am – Graduation Mass at St Francis
  • Gr 6 Coding Arcade in the Library
  • 6:30 – Gr 8 Graduation Ceremony at St Francis

Wednesday:

  • Primary Soccer Tournament
  • Mrs Harris and Mrs Stott’s classes going swimming
  • Gr 7/8 students going to Bingeman’s

Thursday:

  • Year End Liturgy and Assembly in the afternoon

Friday:

 Spirit Day – wear Red and White for Canada Day!

  • Last day for this school year – Dismissal at 2:50

The staff at St Paul wish all our students and their families a safe and happy summer!

See you in September!

Mission Day!

Mission Day is 2 Days Away!!!

We are really looking forward to Mission Day, which happens this Friday, June 22nd. The festivities begin at 12:15 pm. If you are planning on accompanying your child for the afternoon, please report to your child’s classroom at 12:15 pm.

If you signed up to volunteer at an activity for the afternoon, please meet at the office at 12:00 pm and Mrs. Ferguson will direct you to your station!

If you offered to donate a cake to the Cake Raffle, please send your cake into school Friday morning!

We are looking forward to a great afternoon!

Panthers’ WAG June 18 – 22, 2018

Monthly Theme: We Are Rooted in Christ!

Twitter: follow us @wcdsbStPaul to get the latest news and celebrate our #PantherPride!

 

MISSION DAY 2018

Mission day for this year will be on June 22nd in the afternoon. Information regarding the day has been sent home with your children this past week. As with past years, we will be using the wristband method for Mission Day.

Individual wristbands are $7 each, and families of 3 or more can purchase their wristbands for $20 (total).

 

We need community support for the following items:

  • Colouring books (new or used with pages available for colouring)
  • New items for our Raffle tables
  • Cakes/ cupcakes for the popular Cake Walk

Please see the link for  Mission Day Activities 2018

 

GARDENERS NEEDED

Our Gardening team has been hard at work cleaning up the Courtyard. We are now in need of a bit of community support to finish the work. If you are available on Monday, June 18 from 3:00 – 5:00 to lend a hard with moving topsoil, and perhaps some planting please drop by – even if it is only for a short time. Please bring your own shovels if you can.

Thanks! – Many hands do indeed make for light work.

 

LOST AND FOUND

We will begin displaying our Lost and Found items this week. Please encourage your children to check the tables to ensure none of the items are theirs. All items left as of June 29 will be donated to local charities.

 

 

SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION FOR 2018-19

Transportation details for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on Monday August 20, 2018.

Parents can login and view their child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
  • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card
  • Numbers only, no space, no dash
  • Enter your child’s birth date
  • dd/mm/yyyy
  • Enter your child’s street number
  • house number only
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu

Please note that any address changes must be done at your child’s school. If you are moving in the summer or changing caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Visit our website at www.stswr.ca to find bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail or text notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter @STSWR

 

PIZZA WEDNESDAYS

Our last Pizza Wednesday will be June 20! Pease be sure to send lunches with your child(ren) on June 27!

 

HOME/ SCHOOL CONNECTION

 We continue this week with our focus on Healthy Living. June and all the summer months provide us with opportunities for Spectacular Summer Eating!

Summer provides a lot of fun opportunities to get together with friends and family and food is often an important part of these social gatherings. For your next summer event, consider bringing a dish that focuses on fresh vegetables and fruit without too much added sugar, fat or salt. Impress guests with bright, colourful and flavourful foods!

Try one of these fresh and delicious recipes for your next summer celebration. Kids can even lend a hand with these simple dishes:

Black Bean Salsa (Perfect for Barbecues or Pot-Lucks)

Preparation time: 15 minutes                                                     Makes: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

1 can (590 ml) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup (250 ml) corn kernels (canned, cooked from frozen, or cut from a cooked ear of corn)

2 cups (500 ml) diced plum tomatoes

1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil

2 Tbsp (30 ml) lime juice

¼ cup (60 ml) chopped parsley or cilantro

2 garlic cloves, finely minced

¼ tsp (2 ml) cayenne pepper (or to taste)

Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

 

Directions:

1.       Gently combine black beans, corn, diced tomatoes and parsley or cilantro in a large bowl.

2.       In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cayenne and black pepper.

3.       Pour dressing over salsa and mix gently to combine. Serve fresh or make ahead the day before.

4.       Serve with whole grain tortilla chips, as a sauce with grilled chicken or fish, or stuffed in a pita with dark leafy greens and shredded lower-fat cheese (20% M.F. or less).

Recipe adapted from Dietitians of Canada: www.cookspiration.com

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Popsicles (An Icy Cool Treat for Hot Summer Days)

Preparation time: 10 minutes (plus freezing time)            Makes: 6 popsicles

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups (375 ml) fresh or frozen blueberries

1 cup (250 ml) lemon flavoured* 1-2% M.F. yogurt

*Or use vanilla yogurt and add 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon zest and 1 Tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice to the recipe.

Directions:

1.       Blend ingredients together using a blender or food processor.

2.       Pour into popsicle moulds and place in freezer.

3.       After 30 – 45 minutes insert popsicle sticks and return to freezer until completely frozen.

Recipe adapted from the Heart and Stroke Foundation: www.heartandstroke.com

You can also find creative ideas for vegetable or fruit trays and kabobs from the Centre for Science in the Public Interest: https://www.pinterest.com/cspinutrition/a-healthier-way-to-celebrate/

 

UPCOMING DATES:

 June 19 – Intermediate Coed Soccer Tournament at RIM

June 20 – Last day for Pizza this Year

June 22 – Year End Mass at St Francis Parish

June 22 – Mission Day in the afternoon

June 26 – Term 2 Report Cards go home

June 27 – page 3 of the Report Card due back, with signature

June 26 – Grade 8 Graduation

June 29 – Last Day of this school year

 

Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:

 Monday:

  • Last day to order pizza (Cash online)
  • KPL in the Kindergarten classes in the afternoon

 Tuesday:

  • Intermediate Soccer tournament at RIM in the afternoon

Wednesday:

  • Pizza Wednesday

Thursday:

  • 10:30 – Theatrical Performances in Ms Delooze’s class for parents and families

Friday:

  •  Spirit Day – wear Red and Black
  • Year End Mass at St Francis Parish at 9:30 am
  • 12:15 – 2:15 Mission Day

 

Have a great week Panthers!

Panthers’ WAG June 11 – 15, 2018

Monthly Theme: We Are Rooted in Christ!

Twitter: follow us @wcdsbStPaul to get the latest news and celebrate our #PantherPride!

 

ARE YOU MOVING???

Please inform the main office as soon as possible if you are moving any time between now and September. All schools are now in the process of creating class lists for September and we need to have information that is accurate so classes are balanced and there are fewer changes once school begins. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

MISSION DAY 2018

Mission day for this year will be on June 22nd in the afternoon. Information regarding the day has been sent home with your children this past week. As with past years, we will be using the wristband method for Mission Day. This allows for families to purchase their bands ahead of Mission Day through Cash online, and then on June 22, all children can simply enjoy themselves and parents don’t need to worry about students losing money, or how much the overall day could cost. Individual wristbands are $7 each, and families of 3 or more can purchase their wristbands for $20 (total).

 

We need community support for the following items:

  • Colouring books (new or used with pages available for colouring)
  • New items (toys, games, books, etc) for our Raffle tables
  • Cakes/ cupcakes for the popular Cake Walk

 

SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION FOR 2018-19

Transportation details for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on Monday, August 20, 2018.

Parents can login and view their child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
  • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card
  • Numbers only, no space, no dash
  • Enter your child’s birth date
  • dd/mm/yyyy
  • Enter your child’s street number
  • house number only
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop-down menu

Please note that any address changes must be done at your child’s school. If you are moving in the summer or changing caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Visit our website at www.stswr.ca to find bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail or text notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter @STSWR

 

PIZZA WEDNESDAYS

Our last Pizza Wednesday will be June 20! Please be sure to send lunches with your child(ren) on June 27!

 

LIBRARY NEWS 

RETURN DATE FOR ALL LIBRARY RESOURCES WAS: FRIDAY JUNE 8TH

With the arrival of June, the library is automatically put into inventory mode. All elementary school libraries across the board ceased circulation on Friday, June 8th.

Please return any overdue books to the library ASAP

Inventory will be taken in the weeks to follow. Thank you for your continued support of the library.  It is sincerely appreciated.

 

DRESS CODE:

Now that spring has finally arrived we ask that you take a moment to review the school Dress code with your child(ren).
At St. Paul Catholic School we believe that students should be able to learn in a safe and caring space that is free of bias and discrimination.  We expect that all students will use good judgement and respect for self and others when choosing what to wear.  When making choices about what to wear to school, we respect a student’s individuality and have agreed on some basic criteria when it comes to our dress code.

  • Students must always wear footwear inside and outside the school. It is preferred that students have both a set of shoes for indoor use AND a separate pair of shoes for outdoor use.  In addition, students must wear running shoes to participate in physical education classes.
  • Students must refrain from dressing in sexually explicit or revealing clothing.  This would include clothing that exposes the midriff, spaghetti straps, strapless tops and low-cut necklines.  No undergarments including bra straps and boxers should be showing and skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh length.
  • Students are not permitted to wear clothing with wording or graphics which are racist, sexist, advocate violence or are profane or demeaning to another person or towards the school.  In addition, clothing with wording or graphics which promote alcohol or illicit drugs and/or is recognized to be associated with gang membership will not be allowed.
  • Students will be asked to remove hats when entering the school building. This signals it is time to change from outside behaviour to inside behaviour.
  • The Dress Code is in effect for class trips, unless instructed differently.

While the selection of clothing worn at school is the responsibility of parents and student, the school reserves the right of final decision concerning dress and appearance.  If a student comes to school wearing clothing which fits into one of the categories listed above, the school may:

  • Exclude the student from regular school activities until the situation can be rectified (e.g. T-shirt turned inside out for the remainder of the school day, wearing a school shirt, etc.);
  • Contact parents and request replacement clothing if the problem cannot be rectified in the above manner;
  • Take further action as appropriate if there is consistent violation by a student regarding inappropriate student dress.

Due to the constantly changing variety of apparel style, the Principal and staff have the authority to determine if a clothing item not specifically covered in this dress code is, in fact appropriate for school attire.

We are asking for your cooperation and support in efforts to maintain a positive school environment which is centered around student achievement and growth.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the main office.

 

HOME/ SCHOOL CONNECTION

 

 

UPCOMING DATES:

June 12 – Junior 3 Pitch Tournament (Boys and Girls)

June 14 – Volunteer Appreciation Social

June 19 – Intermediate Coed Soccer Tournament at RIM

June 20 – Last day for Pizza this Year

June 22 – Year End Mass at St Francis Parish

June 22 – Mission Day in the afternoon

June 26 – Term 2 Report Cards go home

June 26 – Grade 8 Graduation

June 27 – page 3 of the Report Card due back, with signature

June 29 – Last Day of this school year

 

 

Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:

 Monday:

  • Last day to order pizza (Cash online)
  • Safety Village in the morning for Ms. Delooze and Mrs. Walker’s classes
  • Dairy presentations in Mrs. Elash, Mr. Cangiano and Mr. Litschgy’s classes

Tuesday:

  • Roots of Empathy in Mrs. Harris’ Class
  • Scientists in Schools with the grade 5s
  • Boys’ and Girls’ 3 Pitch tournaments at RIM in the afternoon

Wednesday:

  • Pizza Wednesday

Thursday:

  • Volunteer Appreciation Social at 11 am

Friday:

  • Beach Spirit Day

Have a great week Panthers!

Panthers’ WAG – June 4 – 8, 2018

Monthly Theme: We Are Rooted in Christ!

Twitter: follow us @wcdsbStPaul to get the latest news and celebrate our #PantherPride!

ARE YOU MOVING???

Please inform the main office as soon as possible if you are moving any time between now and September. All schools are now in the process of creating class lists for September and we need to have information that is accurate so classes are balanced and there are fewer changes once school begins. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

 

ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER? WEARING SUNSCREEN?

Parents/ guardians – with the return of the warm (and very hot!) weather – please be sure to send a refillable water bottle to school for your child(ren). As well – please apply sunscreen before students come to school, and teach your kids to re-apply before recesses to ensure they are protected.

 

SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION FOR 2018-19

Transportation details for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on Monday August 20, 2018.

Parents can login and view their child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
  • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card
  • Numbers only, no space, no dash
  • Enter your child’s birth date
  • dd/mm/yyyy
  • Enter your child’s street number
  • house number only
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu

Please note that any address changes must be done at your child’s school. If you are moving in the summer or changing caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Visit our website at www.stswr.ca to find bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail or text notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter @STSWR

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS goes out to all of those who helped in collecting donations for Jump Rope for Heart this year! We RAISED $7, 793 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! Way to go Panthers-  We couldn’t be prouder of you! We had a great day skipping and keeping our hearts healthy! Thanks again for all your support!  Prizes will be delivered to the school in the next week or so.

 

LIBRARY NEWS 

RETURN DATE FOR ALL LIBRARY RESOURCES IS: FRIDAY JUNE 8TH   

With the arrival of June the library is automatically put into inventory mode. All elementary school libraries across the board will cease circulation on Friday, June 8th.

Please return all books to the library by  Friday June 8th.

Mark this date on your calendar to help ensure all your child[ren]’s resources are returned by this date.

Inventory will be taken in the weeks to follow. Thank you for your continued support of the library.

It is sincerely appreciated.

 

DRESS CODE:

Now that spring has finally arrived we ask that you take a moment to review the school Dress code with your child(ren).
At St. Paul Catholic School we believe that students should be able to learn in a safe and caring space that is free of bias and discrimination.  We expect that all students will use good judgement and respect for self and others when choosing what to wear.  When making choices about what to wear to school, we respect a student’s individuality and have agreed on some basic criteria when it comes to our dress code.

  • Students must always wear footwear inside and outside the school. It is preferred that students have both a set of shoes for indoor use AND a separate pair of shoes for outdoor use.  In addition, students must wear running shoes to participate in physical education classes.
  • Students must refrain from dressing in sexually explicit or revealing clothing.  This would include clothing that exposes the midriff, spaghetti straps, strapless tops and low-cut necklines.  No undergarments including bra straps and boxers should be showing and skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh length.
  • Students are not permitted to wear clothing with wording or graphics which are racist, sexist, advocate violence or are profane or demeaning to another person or towards the school.  In addition, clothing with wording or graphics which promote alcohol or illicit drugs and/or is recognized to be associated with gang membership will not be allowed.
  • Students will be asked to remove hats when entering the school building. This signals it is time to change from outside behaviour to inside behaviour.
  • The Dress Code is in effect for class trips, unless instructed differently.

While the selection of clothing worn at school is the responsibility of parents and student, the school reserves the right of final decision concerning dress and appearance.  If a student comes to school wearing clothing which fits into one of the categories listed above, the school may:

  • Exclude the student from regular school activities until the situation can be rectified (e.g. T-shirt turned inside out for the remainder of the school day, wearing a school shirt, etc.);
  • Contact parents and request replacement clothing if the problem cannot be rectified in the above manner;
  • Take further action as appropriate if there is consistent violation by a student regarding inappropriate student dress.

Due to the constantly changing variety of apparel style, the Principal and staff have the authority to determine if a clothing item not specifically covered in this dress code is, in fact appropriate for school attire.

We are asking for your cooperation and support in efforts to maintain a positive school environment which is centered around student achievement and growth.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the main office.

 

 

HOME/ SCHOOL CONNECTION 

This week we continue to look at ways to build healthy eating habits with your kids!

 Making Smart Choices from the Kids’ Menu

Going out to a restaurant can be a fun opportunity for kids to learn about different foods and eat in a new environment. Unfortunately, the options on the kids’ menu can be very limited and usually don’t offer up much nutrition. Here are some ideas to help make healthier choices when eating out:

·         Choose a restaurant with a kids’ menu that offers more than the standard fare. Many only have nutrient-poor choices like fries, chicken fingers, grilled cheese, pizza or pasta with butter.

·         If you do choose an item from the kids’ menu, ask for veggies, rice or baked potato on the side instead of fries. You can also ask for fewer fries, or half fries and half veggies as other options.

·         Consider ordering an appetizer for your child instead of a kid’s meal. Fresh spring rolls, quesadillas, bruschetta or a salad with grilled chicken could be healthier options.

·         A regular entrée might be large enough to share between you and your child (or between two children). Consider options like a vegetable soup and sandwich, a stir-fry or grilled salmon.

·         Bypass the sugary drinks and order water or milk to drink.

·         If the meal comes with dessert, ask for extra spoons for sharing or substitute a fruit salad.

Restaurant meals tend to be high in fat, sodium and sugar so try to limit eating out to no more than once a week (or 2 to 3 times per month). When you have indulged in a less than healthy restaurant meal, focus on healthier fare with lots of vegetables for the rest of the day.

For more smart solutions when eating out with kids visit EatRight Ontario at: https://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Child-Toddler-Nutrition/You-can-ask—-for-healthy-foods-for-your-kids.aspx

Try this recipe for a kid-friendly and healthier twist on egg fried rice, a popular restaurant dish.

Egg Fried Rice

Preparation time: 15 minutes                     Cook time: 15-20 minutes            Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups (500 ml) brown or basmati rice, dry

6 cups chopped vegetables (carrot, green onion, broccoli, celery, cabbage, mushrooms, etc.)

2 Tbsp (30 ml) canola oil

4 eggs

6 Tbsp (90 ml) low sodium soy sauce

 

 

UPCOMING DATES:

June 5 – Track and Field regionals

June 7 – Grade 7s at Resurrection

June 12 – Junior 3 Pitch Tournament

June 14 – Volunteer Appreciation Social

June 19 – Intermediate Coed Soccer Tournament at RIM

June 22 – Year End Mass at St Francis Parish

June 22 – Mission Day in the afternoon

June 26 – Term 2 Report Cards go home

June 27 – page 3 of the Report Card due back, with signature

June 26 – Grade 8 Graduation

June 29 – Last Day of this school year

 

 

Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:

 

Monday:

  • Last day to order pizza (Cash online)

 

Tuesday:

  • Roots of Empathy in Mrs. Harris’ Class
  • Track and Field Regionals – WLU Stadium

 

Wednesday:

  • Pizza Wednesday

 

Thursday:

  • Provincial Election – St Paul is a Polling Station
  • Grade 7s at Resurrection

 

Friday:

  • Superhero Spirit Day
  • Virtues Assembly in the afternoon

 

 

 

Have a great week Panthers!