Congratulations and Farewell Wishes

St. Paul Families,

Wishing to let you know that Mr. Mitchell who has been the Head Custodian at St. Paul for the last 6 years or so, will be leaving our school community to take on a new role at the WCDSB Board Office as Head Custodian. Mr. Mitchell’s last day at St. Paul will be Friday, Jan. 29/21. On behalf of the staff, students and families, we extend our sincere gratitude for all of Mr. Mitchell’s contributions over the years. He will certainly be missed and we wish him all the best in his new location!!!

We also look forward to welcoming  Mr. Ward, who will be our new Head Custodian beginning February 1/21. We invite you to extend a warm Panther welcome to Mr. Ward when you have the opportunity to meet him!

Week at a Glance – Jan. 17

St. Paul Panther Families,

Last week was our second week of Remote Learning and despite some of the challenges encountered, it seems that overall it was another successful week of learning. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we learn how to download, upload, reload and deal with internet connectivity problems. We should all celebrate and be proud of making it through another week!

Just a reminder that this Friday, January 22, 2021 is a PA Day. All staff will be involved in professional development activities throughout the day, and there is no school for students on Friday! We hope that students will have the opportunity to “step away” from screen time and take the day to relax and have some FUN!!

School Events for the Week:

Wed. Jan. 20 – Panther Spirit Day (Wear your St. Paul Spiritwear and/or Red and Black)

Fri. Jan. 22 – PA Day: NO School for Students

 

St. Francis Parish Bulletin

 

Google Meet and Google Classroom Technical Issues

Good Morning Panthers Families,

Thank you for your patience
We have been informed that Google Meet and Google Classroom is having some technical issues and some classes may be having difficulty connecting board-wide.
It appears that many are experiencing this challenge.
We are in the process of getting the issue resolved.

Important Information for Grade 8’s and Families – Resurrection Secondary School

Dear Grade 8 Families,

On behalf of Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, in the absence of a Grade 8 Night, we’d like to share information about the high school that includes a video overview as well as 14 additional recorded videos which provide information about each of the school’s departments.  The webpage also includes a note from our school chaplain, librarian and school administrators.

Please take the time to explore the school and don’t hesitate to contact anyone of us at the school at 519-741-1990 or the Resurrection website, click on ‘about us’, then ‘staff lists’ for specific emails.

We look forward to meeting you,

Leisha Craftchick, Patrick Eby, Mark Modolo and Marisa Munroe

Please visit the “Explore Our School” feature link which is now located on our official Resurrection website

Lifetouch Picture Order Info

Hello St. Paul Families,

Please see the information below regarding how to view and order your child(ren)’s school pictures taken back in December:

Fall photos are available for purchase on the Lifetouch website     https://schools.lifetouch.com

 

Please see the information below for online ordering

School Name: St Paul Elementary

School Picture Day Date: Friday, December 11

Picture Day ID: QX010245QP

Please call Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-866-457-8212 to get your child(ren)’s access code in order to be able to view and order the prints.

You will need this access code for your child/children (privacy regulations).

Photo proofs are not able to be distributed until school is back in session.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, please choose to have the packages delivered to your home.

Human Trafficking Presentation for Parents – Jan. 18

WCDSB  invites parents/ caregivers to be a part of our Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign. On January 18th, 2021 from 6:30-8:00pm we invite you to attend an informational webinar on Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention as the first step in our multipronged Anti-Human Trafficking strategy. We have partnered with the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program from St. Mary’s Hospital, as well as Waterloo Region Police Services, to deliver this presentation.

Please sign up via this link.  Registration is limited to the first 100 participants

Human Trafficking Presentation for Parents – Jan 18

Kindergarten Registration

It’s Time to Register for Kindergarten! 

CHILDREN BORN IN 2017 are eligible for Year 1 of the Kindergarten Program and CHILDREN BORN IN 2016 are eligible for Year 2 of the Kindergarten Program. Children currently enrolled in Year 1 of the Kindergarten Program do not need to register for Year 2.  

Online Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year will be available for all new families within the St. Paul school boundary as of January 2021The parent/legal guardian of the child registering for Kindergarten is asked to visit our Waterloo Catholic District School Board website at wcdsb.ca to register their child(ren) for Kindergarten. Click on the tab at the top of your screen that says, “Register” and then scroll down and select “Kindergarten Registration”. Upon completion of the online registration, please call our school at 519-743-4401 to schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Pieczewski to complete the registration process.  

Kindergarten Registration for September 2021 will be held: 

The week of Feb. 15th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Wed. Feb. 17th, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm ** By Appointment ONLY

Please know that when you visit our school, we will be very happy that you are here but there will be health and safety protocols to follow.  Whenever possible, please have only one parent or guardian attend, wear a mask, sanitize hands upon entry, maintain physical distancing when in the school and stay behind the plexiglass in the main office. 
 

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our St. Paul Catholic School community.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

 

Week at a Glance – Jan. 10

Dear St. Paul Families,

As you know we will not be returning to school as planned Monday, January 11th due to the Provincial government’s announcement to extend virtual/remote learning from home until January 25th.

As we get ready for our second week, we would like to express how very proud we are of our St. Paul students for their hard work and putting their best efforts forward during this past week’s start to virtual learning. It was also really nice to see all of their smiling faces, on-line, without the mask.

We are also very appreciative to our parents and guardians for your support and assisting your child(ren) with their learning. We encourage you to continue to stay engaged in their learning and reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Re: Attendance – Parents/Guardians, please remember that teachers are required to take attendance at the beginning of each of our school start times ie. 8:20 am and 12:05 pm. IF YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ATTENDING, PARENTS NEED TO CALL THE SCHOOL TO REPORT THE ABSENCE AND INDICATE THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE. Mrs. Pieczewski will be following up as she normally would if a teacher has marked a student absent and a parent has not called in to report the student’s absence.

 

Calendar Events/Activities for this week:

Wed. Jan 13 – Panther Spirit Wear (and/or wear black and red) Day

Fri. Jan. 15 – Winter/Snowflake Toque or Hat Day

 

PANTHERS, we CAN do this by continuing to work together! Be strong! Stay home and stay healthy!

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