Monthly Theme: Integrity
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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.
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: email@example.com OR Mrs. Helen Schroeder at Helen.Schroeder@wcdsb.ca
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.
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
Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:
- Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight
- CAT-4 Assessment for Grade 7 students finish on Monday
- Mad Science Assembly for students in grades 1 – 5
- Pizza Day
- Cri du Chat Stripey Sock Day
- Umbrella Assembly in the morning
Have a great week Panthers!