Monthly Theme: Being a Responsible Citizen
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This past week the father of Maddie B, a student in grade 8, passed away in a house fire. As a community united through our Catholic Faith, we join together to support Maddie and her family. One of the core beliefs of our faith is that in death we are united with God in Heaven. As St Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “We have an everlasting home in Heaven” (2 Corinthians 5:1). We ask that you keep Maddie and her family in your prayers in the days to follow as they grieve.
We would like to Welcome Ms Nicole Lewis to St Paul. Ms Lewis will be teaching Ms McKenna’s class along with Mrs Robinson, while Ms McKenna recovers from surgery due to an injury.
APRIL IS EARTH MONTH!
As part of our focus on being a Responsible Citizen we will be focusing on environmental issues this month. We will be having Boomerang Lunch days throughout the month to help us focus on the amount of waste we produce each day – stay tuned as our grade 8 Eco students announce our Boomerang Lunch schedule.
SPRING INTO HEALTH!
Save the date – On May 1st from 6 – 8 pm we will be hosting a family wellness night for students and parents. Some of the topics will be: Building healthy and easy lunches, family fitness, and mental wellness. As well we will have a variety of community resources available during the evening. Please see the attached flyer for details
MEDICINE AT SCHOOL
For safety reasons, children are prohibited from bringing any form of medication to school without prior approval from the office. This includes all over the counter (Advil, Tylenol, Cold or Allergy medications, etc.) and prescription medications. If medication is determined to be necessary, there is a form that must be filled out by parents/guardians to indicate that the medication must be taken during school hours. The medication must be in the original container and clearly labelled with names (child, parent/guardian, doctor), phone numbers and directions. All medications will be stored in the office and administered by office staff. Parents/guardians are asked to contact the school to address individual student needs in this regard.
The WCDSB Student Medication form is available from the office or on the school board website.
KNOWLEDGEHOOK MATH RESOURCE:
Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing a new Math Resource in our classrooms. Knowledgehook, is now a Board approved “Green Tool” which ensures student information is stored in a secure manner. This online, interactive math resource will support student learning in grades 3-8. Knowledgehook will provide additional math support and instruction for learning both in the classroom and also for differentiated home-practice. If you have any questions or concerns about this program please speak to your child’s classroom teacher.
HOME/ SCHOOL CONNECTION
In spite of the snow and cold, we have a Spring Math Challenge for you!
April 13 – PD Day – No School
April 17 – Gr 7 immunizations
April 20 – EASTER Mass at St Francis Parish
April 23 – 27 – CCAT Assessments for students in Grade 4
April 30 – May 4 – CAT 4 Assessment for students in Grade 7
May 1 – Spring into Health – family Wellness night
May 2 – The NED Show
May 6 – 11 – Catholic Education Week
May 11 – Track and Field (grades 4 – 8)
May 14 – Empower Lacrosse Workshops for students in grades 4 – 8
May 18 – Jump Rope for Heart
May 22 – 25 – EQAO Assessment for students in Gr 3
May 28 – May 31 – EQAO Assessment for students in Gr 6
May 30 – Welcome to Kindergarten evening
June 1 – PD DAY – No School
June 22 – Year End Mass at St Francis Parish
June 22 – Mission Day in the afternoon
June 26 – Grade 8 Graduation
June 29 – Last Day of this school year
Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:
- Last day to order Pizza (only through Cash online)
- Roots of Empathy in Mrs. Esmaili’s Class
- Pizza Wednesday
- 6:30 – “Spring Into Health” Planning Committee Meeting
- Gum Spirit Day – students may chew gum at school today
- PD Day – no School for students