Monthly Archives: October 2018

Panthers’ WAG – October 29 – November 2, 2018

Monthly Theme: Gratitude

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

Web Page: Please continue to refer to our webpage for information and updates at https://stpaul.wcdsb.ca 

 

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

Book Fair

The Book Fair is returning to St Paul. This is an opportunity to purchase reading materials for home while supporting the school Library.

New Math Curriculum

The new government released a new curriculum in math titled “The Fundamentals in Math.”  They have released a teachers and parent fact sheet to introduce the new curriculum. The link is below:

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/parent_guide_math_en.pdf

 

Outdoor Recesses/ Clothes

As we have moved into cooler weather please ensure your children are dressed for the weather, our recesses are anywhere from 15 – 40 minutes in length in which children are outside playing. The children will be going outside if it is lightly raining or misty – please ensure they have appropriate clothes (warm rain jackets, coats with hoods, boots, hats and mitts) for these days. It is a great idea to ensure your kids have an extra pair of socks, pants, etc in their backpacks in case they get wet and need to change.

 

Umbrella Project

You can follow the Umbrella Project on social media for additional tips, resources and information. Find all the details here: http://www.umbrellaproject.co/parent-resources/

In November we will be focusing on adding to our Umbrella Skills by focusing on GRIT.

 

October Food Drive

This is our last week for our Fall Food Drive – please be generous in supporting the families in need in our community

 

Dance a thon

Halloween Dance-a-thon is here! Thank you to all the families who have supported us so far with prizes and pledges. If you are still interested in helping out we could use prizes for older students (grades 6-8) and volunteers on Wednesday morning to help with the raffles in the library.

 

Dressing Up:

On Wednesday, October 31st students are invited to dress up for our Halloween Dance. While we want students to have fun dressing up, the following guidelines will help in choosing an appropriate costume for school (which may be different than the one you choose for Trick or Treating)

  • If possible, send your child in an old or spare costume in the event that it becomes damaged. This will save tears or disappointment for when they go Trick or Treating
  • Remember that your child is attending class, going outside for recess breaks, needing to use the washroom and eating lunch and snacks throughout the day – they need to be able to move comfortably and get out of the costume independently
  • Please do not send any props (wands, pitchforks, brooms, etc) and they may be become lost or damaged
  • Please do not send your child to school with costumes that impair vision – no masks or full face paint that may get into their eyes throughout the day
  • No costumes that scare younger students or go against the teaching of the Catholic Church (violent or sexualized themes, scary clowns, etc)
  • If the costume is heavy or warm you may want to send extra clothes – remember that the school day is 6 ½ hours long

Prizes:

As in the past, a great deal of our success is a result of the generosity of our community. One of the motivations for students is the Raffle prizes available on the day of the dance. If you have any items you can donate (small toys, gift certificates, etc) we would truly appreciate it. All donations can be brought to the Office.

Cake and cupcake prizes: Each year we also include a Cake/ cupcake section for our raffle prizes. If you are able to donate a cake or cupcakes for the day – please let Maryann Pierson know (mpierson56@gmail.com).

Students who win Raffle prizes will be sent home with them on Wednesday.


Overall Prize winners will be announced November 5th at our Umbrella Skills Assembly

 

Early Bird Draw winners:

Congratulations to the following students who won our early Bird draws ($15 gift cards): 

Harper in Kindergarten

Joy in Gr 3

Devon in Gr 6

Thelma in Gr 7

 

St Francis Parish

We are very proud of our partnership with St Francis Parish. In order to continue to build on this relationship, each week we will be providing our community with a link to access the Church Bulletin so you may keep yourself apprised of the many events at the Parish.

Bulletin Oct. 28 2018

 

Halloween Math WODB

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

Monday:

  • Last day to order Pizza
  • Pumpkin Math in Ms. Delooze’s Class

Tuesday:

  • Gr 1 classes are skating at RIM

Wednesday:

  • Halloween Dance-a-thon and Spirit Day
  • Pizza lunch for those who ordered through Cash Online

Thursday:

Friday:

  • Book Fair Viewing Day – no Purchases

Panthers’ WAG – October 22 – 26, 2018

Monthly Theme: Gratitude

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

Web Page: Please continue to refer to our webpage for information and updates at https://stpaul.wcdsb.ca 

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy

Extended Day Program

Just a reminder to parents/ guardians of students in the extended day program – there is NO PROGRAM this Friday (PD Day). Please make alternate arrangements for your children

 

Municipal Election

We are a polling station for the Municipal Election on Monday, October 22nd. Please be aware that we will have many visitors in the school exercising their right to vote. There will be more traffic in the parking lot and around the school. Please use caution when dropping your children off and picking them up on Monday.

 

New Math Curriculum

The new government released a new curriculum in math titled “The Fundamentals in Math.”  They have released a teachers and parent fact sheet to introduce the new curriculum. The link is below:

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/parent_guide_math_en.pdf

 

Dropping off Lunches

If you are dropping off lunches for your children, please ensure you do so by 11:00. Students eat lunch from 11:05 – 11:25, and then go outside. There is no supervision available after 11:25 for students to eat lunches.

 

Outdoor Recesses/ Clothes

As we have moved into cooler weather please ensure your children are dressed for the weather, our recesses are anywhere from 15 – 40 minutes in length in which children are outside playing. The children will be going outside if it is lightly raining or misty – please ensure they have appropriate clothes (rain jackets, coats with hoods, boots) for these days. It is a great idea to ensure your kids have an extra pair of socks, pants, etc in their backpacks in case they get wet and need to change.

 

Umbrella Project

You can follow the Umbrella Project on social media for additional tips, resources and information. Find all the details here: http://www.umbrellaproject.co/parent-resources/

This month we will be focusing on adding to our Umbrella Skills by focusing on Gratitude.

 

October Food Drive

 

Our Fall Food Drive Continues! Please be generous to help support the many families in our community who could use the extra support as we head into the colder weather.

Dance a thon

Our annual Fundraiser has begun! We will be having a Halloween Dance-a-thon on October 31st. Each year School Council sponsors one major fundraiser to support school initiatives. The funds raised go directly to school and classrooms to support student learning. Last year’s funds purchased tablets, math resources, flexible seating in classrooms and sports equipment. Our goal for the school is to raise $8000. With these funds we plan to purchase more flexible workspaces for students in class, as well as added technology and classroom resources, all to improve the learning environment for all students.

Information about the Dance-a-thon and Pledge sheets were sent home with students on Friday. Please assist your children in safely collecting funds for the fundraiser – please note – children are not to go door to door asking strangers for support. We encourage students to ask family and friends only for support. Let’s keep our children safe!

Key dates for the Fundraiser:

 

Oct 25th – all Pledge forms due to be eligible for Certain Prizes (Chromebook, Most raised, Divisional class winners)

Oct 31st – Halloween Fundraiser Dance and Raffle draws.

Prizes:

As in the past, a great deal of our success is a result of the generosity of our community. One of the motivations for students is the Raffle prizes available on the day of the dance. If you have any items you can donate (small toys, gift certificates, etc) we would truly appreciate it. All donations can be brought to the Office.

Cake and cupcake prizes: Each year we also include a Cake/ cupcake section for our raffle prizes. If you are able to donate a cake or cupcakes for the day – please let Maryann Pierson know (mpierson56@gmail.com).

 

St Francis Parish

We are very proud of our partnership with St Francis Parish. In order to continue to build on this relationship, each week we will be providing our community with a link to access the Church Bulletin so you may keep yourself apprised of the many events at the Parish.

Bulletin Oct 21 2018

 

Which One Doesn’t Belong 

Remember – there is no one correct answer! The goal is to identify your selection, and then be able to defend it!

 

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

Monday:

  • Last day to order Pizza

Tuesday:

  • Gr 1 classes are skating at RIM
  • Healthy use of technology presentation for grades 6 – 8

Wednesday:

  • Spirit Wear Day – Wear your School Spirit Wear!
  • Pizza lunch for those who ordered through Cash Online

Thursday:

  • All Pledge forms and money due to the school to be eligible for Chromebook prize as well as most raised, both individual and class prizes
  • 6:30 – 8:00 – School Council Meeting in the Library

Friday:

  • PD DAY – no school and No Extended Day Program

Have a great week Panthers!

 

 

 

 

Panthers’ WAG – October 15 – 19, 2018

Monthly Theme: Gratitude

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

Web Page: Please continue to refer to our webpage for information and updates at https://stpaul.wcdsb.ca 

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”   (Meister Eckhart Tolle)

 

Dropping off Lunches

If you are dropping off lunches for your children, please ensure you do so by 11:00. Students eat lunch from 11:05 – 11:25, and then go outside. There is no supervision available after 11:25 for students to eat lunches.

 

Outdoor Recesses/ Clothes

As we have moved into cooler weather please ensure your children are dressed for the weather, our recesses are anywhere from 15 – 40 minutes in length in which children are outside playing. The children will be going outside if it is lightly raining or misty – please ensure they have appropriate clothes (rain jackets, coats with hoods, boots) for these days. It is a great idea to ensure your kids have an extra pair of socks, pants, etc in their backpacks in case they get wet and need to change.

 

 

Umbrella Project

You can follow the Umbrella Project on social media for additional tips, resources, and information. Find all the details here: http://www.umbrellaproject.co/parent-resources/

This month we will be focusing on adding to our Umbrella Skills by focusing on Gratitude.

 

October Food Drive

Our WE/ Social Justice Team has been working hard to prepare a variety of awareness projects over the year. Our first major initiative is the October Food Drive.

The annual food drive is here Panthers. By bringing in non-perishable food items you could help a family in need! All of the school’s donations will go towards the food bank. Our goal is to have each family provide two non-perishable food items, but if you can provide more that would be fantastic! Students will bring their items into their class, WE Team members will come to collect the items and put them in your child ’s colour house bin. The colour house with the most food items will be the winners, which will be announced by the end of October. Thank you for supporting families in need! (by Bailey M)

Dance-a-Thon

Our annual Fundraiser has begun! We will be having a Halloween Dance-a-Thon on October 31st. Each year School Council sponsors one major fundraiser to support school initiatives. The funds raised go directly to school and classrooms to support student learning. Last year’s funds purchased tablets, math resources, flexible seating in classrooms and sports equipment. Our goal for the school is to raise $8000. With these funds, we plan to purchase more flexible workspaces for students in class, as well as added technology and classroom resources, all to improve the learning environment for all students.

 

Information about the Dance-a-Thon and Pledge sheets were sent home with students last Friday. Please assist your children in safely collecting funds for the fundraiser – please note – children are not to go door to door asking strangers for support. We encourage students to ask family and friends only for support. Let’s keep our children safe!

 

Key dates for the Fundraiser:

Oct 5 – Pledge Sheets were sent home

Oct 16th – Early Bird forms due (indicating $10 raised so far)

Oct 25th – all Pledge forms due to be eligible for Certain Prizes (Chromebook, Most raised, Divisional class winners)

Oct 31st – Halloween Fundraiser and Raffle draws.

 

Prizes:

As in the past, a great deal of our success is a result of the generosity of our community. One of the motivations for students is the Raffle prizes available on the day of the dance. If you have any items you can donate (small toys, gift certificates, etc) we would truly appreciate it. All donations can be brought to the Office.

Cake and cupcake prizes: Each year we also include a Cake/ cupcake section for our raffle prizes. If you are able to donate a cake or cupcakes for the day – please let Maryann Pierson know (mpierson56@gmail.com).

 

ECO School:

This year we will be attempting to become a certified ECO school. Our goal in doing this is to put an emphasis on being environmentally aware, to conserve our natural resources and to develop student leadership. Some of the initiatives we are hoping to implement include expanding our gardening club, adding composting to our daily practices, and reducing waste by having Boomerang and litterless lunches. You could begin practicing with your children by packing all lunch items in reusable containers that can be brought home.

 

St Francis Parish

We are very proud of our partnership with St Francis Parish. In order to continue to build on this relationship, each week we will be providing our community with a link to access the Church Bulletin so you may keep yourself apprised of the many events at the Parish.

Bulletin Oct. 14 2018

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

Monday:

  • Last day to order Pizza

Tuesday:

  • Picture Day!
  • Dance-a-thon Early Bird ballots are due – money does not have to be submitted at this time
  • Gr 1 classes are skating at RIM

Wednesday:

  • Spirit Wear Day – Wear your School Spirit Wear!
  • Pizza lunch for those who ordered through Cash Online

Thursday:

Friday:

Have a great week Panthers!

Panthers’ WAG – October 8 – 12, 2018

Monthly Theme: Gratitude

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

Web Page: Please continue to refer to our webpage for information and updates at https://stpaul.wcdsb.ca 

“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.”  Brother David Steindl-Rast

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

The staff at St Paul wish you and your family a Blessed Thanksgiving.

 


Umbrella Project

On October 4th we hosted a parent workshop with Dr. Jen Forristal, founder of The Umbrella Project. Dr. Jen provided an overview of the Umbrella Project as well as many useful tips for helping our children develop the skills needed to better cope when we have rainy days. Thank you to the many parents who were able to join us.

You can also follow the Umbrella Project on social media for additional tips, resources, and information. Find all the details here: http://www.umbrellaproject.co/parent-resources/

 

This month we will be focusing on adding to our Umbrella Skills by focusing on Gratitude.

 

October Food Drive

Our WE/ Social Justice Team has been working hard to prepare a variety of awareness projects over the year. Our first major initiative is the October Food Drive.

The annual food drive is here Panthers. By bringing in non-perishable food items you could help a family in need! All of the school’s donations will go towards the food bank. Our goal is to have each family provide two non-perishable food items, but if you can provide more that would be fantastic! Students will bring their items into their class, WE Team members will come collect the items and put them in your child ’s colour house bin. The colour house with the most food items will be the winners, which will be announced by the end of October. Thank you for supporting families in need! (by Bailey M)

 

Dance a Thon

Our annual Fundraiser has begun! We will be having a Halloween Dance-a-thon on October 31st. Each year School Council sponsors one major fundraiser to support school initiatives. The funds raised go directly to school and classrooms to support student learning. Last year’s funds purchased tablets, math resources, flexible seating in classrooms and sports equipment. Our goal for the school is to raise $8000. With these funds, we plan to purchase more flexible workspaces for students in class, as well as added technology and classroom resources, all to improve the learning environment for all students.

 

Information about the Dance-a-thon and Pledge sheets were sent home with students on Friday. Please assist your children in safely collecting funds for the fundraiser – please note – children are not to go door to door asking strangers for support. We encourage students to ask family and friends only for support. Let’s keep our children safe!

 

Key dates for the Fundraiser:

Oct 5 – Pledge Sheets go home

Oct 16th – Early Bird forms due ($10 raised so far)

Oct 25th – all Pledge forms due to be eligible for Certain Prizes (Chromebook, Most raised, Divisional class winners)

Oct 31st – Halloween Fundraiser and Raffle draw.

 

Prizes:

As in the past, a great deal of our success is a result of the generosity of our community. One of the motivations for students is the Raffle prizes available on the day of the dance. If you have any items you can donate (small toys, gift certificates, etc) we would truly appreciate it. All donations can be brought to the Office.

 

Cake and cupcake prizes: Each year we also include a Cake/ cupcake section for our raffle prizes. If you are able to donate a cake or cupcakes for the day – please let Maryann Pierson know (mpierson56@gmail.com).

 

ECO School:

This year we will be attempting to become a certified ECO school. Our goal in doing this is to put an emphasis on being environmentally aware, to conserve our natural resources and to develop student leadership. Some of the initiatives we are hoping to implement include expanding our gardening club, adding composting to our daily practices, and reducing waste by having boomerang and litterless lunches. More details will follow.

 

 

St Francis Parish

We are very proud of our partnership with St Francis Parish. In order to continue to build on this relationship, each week we will be providing our community with a link to access the Church Bulletin so you may keep yourself apprised of the many events at the Parish.

Bulletin Oct. 7 2018

 

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

Monday:

  • Last day to order Pizza
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday:

  • Gr 7/8 classes are at Paradise Lake
  • Gr 1 classes are skating at RIM

Wednesday:

  • Spirit Wear Day – Wear your School Spirit Wear!
  • Pizza lunch for those who ordered through Cash Online

Thursday:

  • Immunizations for Gr 7 students
  • 6:30 – Meeting regarding Sacraments with St Francis Parish staff for any families interested (this is intended for any families whose children who have not received the sacraments of baptism, first communion (and in gr 3 or older) or confirmation (gr 8s) – it is not to replace the meetings already scheduled for students in grades 2 or 7)

Friday:

  • Gr 7/8 classes are at WLU Football Game