Monthly Theme: Intrinsic Motivation
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Web Page: Please continue to refer to our webpage for information and updates at https://stpaul.wcdsb.ca/
School Climate Survey
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) is committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive places for everyone in our schools.Parents/ Guardians are also be invited to complete a survey during the same time period. Please follow this link to complete. St Paul Parent School Climate Survey
The Umbrella Project
Dr Jen will be speaking at two of our Resurrection Family schools during April. If you missed the opportunity to attend the St Paul evening in October or you would like to connect again with Dr Jen’s message regarding the importance of each child developing his or her own Umbrella Skills this is a great opportunity.
April 11 at Holy Rosary – Umbrella project flyer – Holy Rosary
April 23 at St Dominic – details to follow
Murals in the Washrooms!
Hopefully you have already heard your children talking about the changes to our washrooms! Throughout March an artist has been at St Paul painting messages of hope and inspiration in our washrooms. The concept behind the initiative comes from Erika Gmeindl. For more information, please see the article from the Waterloo Chronicle: https://www.waterloochronicle.ca/community-story/9172092-positivity-in-the-bathroom-school-art-project-spreads-message-of-kindness-positivity-for-students/
Lunch Hour Supervisors
Are you interested in being a part of the St Paul community in a new way? Or do you know someone looking for part-time work? We are in need of people for our Lunch Hour Supervisor position, as well as our LHS supply list. The position is daily from 11:05 – 12:05 and involves supervising students while they eat lunch, and then outside during their 40-minute recess. If you are interested, please bring a resume to the school, or contact the Office for more details.
Spring has arrived, and with it, the mud on the fields!. With the spring thaw happening the outside will become wet and mucky. Our hope is that all children benefit from the nice weather, but we also realize that shoes, pants and other items will become wet. As to not disrupt parents at work or during the school hours we ask that ALL children (kindergarten to grade 8) pack an extra pair of pants and socks in their backpacks and keep them in that backpack until the end of the year.
All students need to have both indoor and separate outdoor footwear.
Grad Picture Day is Re-scheduled!
On April 5th Lifetouch will be at St Paul to take grad pictures for our SKs and grade 8s. There will also be an opportunity on this day for Sibling pictures to be taken.
Every year students in grades 3, 4 6 and 7 participate in standardized assessments. These assessments provide students and their teachers with valuable information regarding their academic progress, and learning strengths and areas for improvement as compared to other students in the same grade. Below are the dates for each assessment. Please try to ensure that students are present during their assessment times.
Grade 3 – EQAO – May 21 – June 4
Grade 4 – CCAT – April 8 – April 15
Grade 6 – EQAO – May 21 – June 4
Grade 7 – CAT-4 – April 23 – April 30
Calling all eligible Kindergarten students! Year 1 and Year 2 registration has begun for children born in 2015 (eligible for Year 1) or born in 2014 (eligible for Year 2) who have not attended Year 1.Please call the office to make an appointment to register (519-743-4401).
Are you moving?
It is important that we have accurate records for our staffing procedures. Please let us know asap if you plan to move outside of the St Paul Boundaries before September. If you are leaving our boundaries, we can help you register your children at their new school for September.
Kitchener Minor Boys Softball
Please see the information attached if you are interested in having your son play softball this summer Kitchener Minor Softball
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.
To celebrate the beginning of the baseball season we have some Baseball inspired math challenges! Go Jays Go!
Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:
- Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight
- Environmental Awareness presentations for Junior and Intermediate classes
- World Autism Day – Wear Blue
- Immunizations for students in grade 7
- Umbrella Assembly
- Pizza Day
- Mrs. Aicken’s class at Swim to Survive in the morning
- Grad pictures for students in SK and Gr 8
Have a great week Panthers!