Monthly Archives: April 2019

Panthers’ WAG – April 29 – May 3, 2019

Monthly Theme: Integrity

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/ 

 

The Umbrella Project: Integrity

Watch for our upcoming contest – How are you using the Umbrella Skills at home?

 

We continue to explore the Umbrella themes each month and students are starting to build their own personal umbrellas – being able to use various strategies to help them deal with struggles they may face in their lives.  Throughout the month of May, we will be exploring the theme of Integrity.

All About Integrity

What is integrity?

Integrity is when we have a set of positive values and our actions in life match those values.

If you look up integrity in the dictionary, it also means ‘wholeness’. When we say one thing and do another, it can make us feel like we always have something to cover up or hide. Integrity allows us to feel whole and take responsibility for our actions.  

Integrity and our wellbeing

Research shows that more students are cheating because of rising pressure to achieve academically. We live in an age where integrity often takes a back seat to power and material success.  “The end justifies the means” is a common philosophy that too many people live by.

Students who cheat feel justified in their behaviour and unfairly disadvantaged if they approach their studies with integrity.

Integrity is an important skill for building healthy relationships as it increases the release of oxytocin in our brain. Oxytocin is our bonding hormone. It makes us more trustworthy to others and allows us to feel like we’ve succeeded on our own merit. All of these benefit our sense of well-being!

Integrity is also the number one quality people look for in a leader and will help our children feel proud of who they are.

 

Spring Weather

Now that we are in the midst of spring, please be aware that students will continue our practice of going outside for recess even if it is lightly raining. Please ensure your child brings rainwear, including jackets and boots to school on rainy days in case we are still going out.

 

 

 

Jump Rope for Heart

Our school believes in kids helping kids. That’s why we’re participating in Jump Rope for Heart! We’re practicing healthy habits every day to protect our heart and brain health, and fundraising for Heart & Stroke to make a difference in the lives of other kids too. Your support will fund research and education that gives kids across Canada the best start to a healthy life.

Your child will come home with a parent letter (also see attached Jump rope for heart.jpg) and pledge envelope last week. Follow the steps to start online fundraising right away.

Our Jump Rope for Heart Day is May 17th.

 

Settlement Worker for New Canadians

For community information, there will be a settlement worker available at St. Paul school on the following mornings from 8:30-11:30:

Thurs. May 23rd

Thurs. June 20th

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact Martha by email: martha.kahsai@ckw.ymca.ca  OR Mrs. Helen Schroeder at Helen.Schroeder@wcdsb.ca

 

Standardized assessments

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 – May 27

Grade 6 – EQAO – May 28 – June 3

Grade 7 – CAT-4 – April 23 – April 30

 

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 April 28, 2019

Math Matters:

With the unpredictable weather ahead, below is link to a series of Math activities you can do with your kids at home when they are ‘stuck’ inside

Helping your child learn math

 

 

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

Monday:

  • Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight
  • CAT-4 Assessment  for Grade 7 students finish on Monday

Tuesday:

  • Mad Science Assembly for students in grades 1 – 5

Wednesday:

  • Pizza Day

Thursday:

Friday:

 

  • Cri du Chat Stripey Sock Day

 

  • Umbrella Assembly in the morning

Have a great week Panthers!

 

 

Panthers’ WAG – April 22 – 26, 2019

Monthly Theme: Intrinsic Motivation

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/ 

We wish each of you a wonderful and blessed Easter. 

May our risen Lord bring you great blessings, graces, health, happiness, prosperity and peace.

 

The Umbrella Project: Intrinsic Motivation

We continue to explore the Umbrella themes each month and students are starting to build their own personal umbrellas – being able to use various strategies to help them deal with struggles they may face in their lives.  Throughout the month of April, we will be exploring the theme of Intrinsic Motivation. Take a minute to read the attached article that can be found at the link below.

Creating a Learning Environment at Home

Dr Jen will be speaking at St Dominic Savio on April 23rd at 6:00 pm. 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.

 

Resurrection Parenting Night – The Practice of Parenting Workshop

RCSS Pro Grant Flyer-The Practice of Parenting_2019_Final

 

Plastic Garbage Bag Grab

We are pleased to announce that St Paul is taking part in the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge.. During Earth Week 2019 (April 15 – 26), schools are challenged to learn and take action on plastics waste by reducing their use, while collecting discarded plastic bags (that cannot be reused) for recycling in their schools and beyond. The Plastic Bag Grab challenge is an environmental awareness program that engages schools and students on the 3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Please send any discarded plastic bags into school this week with your children

 

Settlement Worker for New Canadians

For community information, there will be a settlement worker available at St. Paul school on the following mornings from 8:30-11:30:

Thurs. Apr. 25th

Thurs. May 23rd

Thurs. June 20th

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact Martha by email: martha.kahsai@ckw.ymca.ca  OR Mrs. Helen Schroeder at Helen.Schroeder@wcdsb.ca

 

Standardized assessments

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 – May 27

Grade 6 – EQAO – May 28 – June 3

Grade 7 – CAT-4 – April 23 – April 30

 

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.

easter-bulletin-2019

 

Math Matters:

Try these math activities at home:

      

 

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

Monday:

  • Easter Monday – No School
  • Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight

Tuesday:

  • CAT-4 Assessment  for Grade 7 students begin this week
  • Spring Swing in Ms. Delooze’s class in the morning
  • Scientists in Schools in Kindergarten room 103

Wednesday:

  • Pizza Day
  • Coding Arcade for selected students in grades 4 – 6

Thursday:

  • Scientists in Schools in Kindergarten – rm 102
  • Scientists in Schools in Kindergarten – rm 104
  • Settlement Worker at St Paul in the morning
  • Jump Rope for Heart Kick-Off Assembly in the afternoon

Friday:

 

  • STEM/ Hockey workshops in Junior and Intermediate classes

 

 

Have a great week Panthers!

 

Panthers’ WAG – April 15 – 19, 2019

Monthly Theme: Intrinsic Motivation

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/ 

Holy Week

 

The Umbrella Project: Intrinsic Motivation

We continue to explore the Umbrella themes each month and students are starting to build their own personal umbrellas – being able to use various strategies to help them deal with struggles they may face in their lives.  Throughout the month of April, we will be exploring the theme of Intrinsic Motivation. Take a minute to read the attached article that can be found at the link below. It has some great activities for your children around Intrinsic Motivation.

10 Ways to Encourage Intrinsic Motivation in Children

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 23 at St Dominic – 6:00 pm

 

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.

 

Resurrection Parenting Night – The Practice of Parenting Workshop

Resurrection CSS is hosting a Parent Night on May 1st with the focus of Building Relationships with Your Teens & Promoting Peace in Your Home. Please see the attached flyer for details

RCSS Pro Grant Flyer-The Practice of Parenting_2019_Final

 

Plastic Garbage Bag Grab

We are pleased to announce that St Paul is taking part in the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge. During Earth Week 2019 (April 15 – 26), schools are challenged to learn and take action on plastics waste by reducing their use, while collecting discarded plastic bags (that cannot be reused) for recycling in their schools and beyond. The Plastic Bag Grab challenge is an environmental awareness program that engages schools and students on the 3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Please send any discarded plastic bags into school this week with your children

 

Settlement Worker for New Canadians

For community information, there will be a settlement worker available at St. Paul school on the following mornings from 8:30-11:30:

Thurs. Apr. 25th

Thurs. May 23rd

Thurs. June 20th

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact Martha by email: martha.kahsai@ckw.ymca.ca  OR Mrs. Helen Schroeder at Helen.Schroeder@wcdsb.ca

 

Spring Weather!

Spring has arrived, and with it, the mud on the fields! Our hope is that all children benefit from the nice weather, but we also realize that shoes, pants and other items will become wet. Children also need wear splash pants or rain pants if they want to play on the fields when it is wet and/or muddy.  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.

 

Standardized assessments

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 – May 27

Grade 6 – EQAO – May 28 – June 3

Grade 7 – CAT-4 – April 23 – April 30

Congratulations to our grade 4 students for completing the CCAT Assessment this past week!

 

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 April 14, 2019

 

Home/ School Connection

Here are some fun Ester Egg STEM activities for you and your kids to try at home this coming week, and long weekend!

Easter STEM Activities for Kids

 

 

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

Monday:

  • Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight

Tuesday:

  • Junior Achievement in the Grade 7/8 classes

Wednesday:

  • Pizza Day

Thursday:

  • Earth Day Spirit Day – wear Green and Blue
  • Holy Thursday Bread Service – begins at 8:20 – please ensure all children arrive on time so they can fully participate

Friday:

 

  • Good Friday – no school

 

Have a great week Panthers!

 

Parents/ Guardians – please see the attached poster for an informative Parent workshop to be held at St David CSS on Wednesday, April 17th

Shaping Futures Poster

Panthers’ WAG – April 8 – 12, 2019

Monthly Theme: Intrinsic Motivation

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/ 

 

The Umbrella Project: Intrinsic Motivation

We continue to explore the Umbrella themes each month and students are starting to build their own personal umbrellas – being able to use various strategies to help them deal with struggles they may face in their lives.  Throughout the month of April, we will be exploring the theme of Intrinsic Motivation. Take a minute to read the attached article that can be found at the link below. It has some great activities for your children around Intrinsic Motivation.

https://www.ahealthysliceoflife.com/raising-intrinsically-motivated-kids/

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 – 6:30 pm

April 23 at St Dominic – 6:00 pm

 

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 Weather!

Spring has arrived, and with it, the mud on the fields! 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. Children also need to wear splash pants or rain pants if they want to play on the fields when it is wet and/or muddy.

 

Students are also encouraged to dress for the weather conditions. On days when we have light rain, we will still be going outside for recesses as we believe in the benefits of fresh air! Please ensure your children have rain resistant coats and footwear on these days

All students need to have both indoor and separate outdoor footwear.

Standardized assessments

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 – May 27

Grade 4 – CCAT – April 8 – April 15

Grade 6 – EQAO – May 28 – June 3

Grade 7 – CAT-4 – April 23 – April 30

 

Kindergarten Registration

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.

 

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 April 7, 2019 (1)

 

Math Matters:

 

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

Monday:

  • Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight
  • Grade 4 students will be writing the CCAT assessment this week

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

  • Pizza Day

Thursday:

  • Rainbow Spirit Day

Friday:

 

  • PD Day – no school

 

 

Have a great week Panthers!

Bus 170 is Delayed

Good Morning Pathers!

Bus 170 is delayed by 10 – 20 minutes. Please wait at your stops for the bus to arrive