Monthly Theme: Self Compassion
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“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”
This Sunday marks the first week of Advent. Please enjoy the following video to help get into the spirit of Advent! What is Advent Again?
This month’s Umbrella Skill is Self Compassion. Our students will be learning why it is important to be compassionate towards themselves. Too often we reserve our kindness for others, but neglect to show ourselves the same kindness and compassion. Did you know that 75% of people treat others more kindly than they treat themselves? Self-compassion is treating yourself with care and understanding instead of harsh judgement. Many people are hard on themselves because they feel it is motivating. Self-criticism actually reduces our self-confidence and perceived abilities, making it harder to get tasks done.
Our inner critic has the same impact as if someone else were saying these things to us. Imagine a parent saying the things to a child that you might say to yourself in your head and you will understand why this isn’t helpful!
We are once again offering families the opportunity to purchase Panthers Spirit Wear! All orders will be completed online. Please see the link below to shop for your Panther Spirit Wear. All orders are due by December 9th. Information regarding Spiritwear was also sent home on Friday, Nov 23rd.
Christmas Angel Tree – a message from our Social Justice Club
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Guess what time of year it is? It’s Christmas which means St.Paul School will be holding a gift drive. Donations will be accepted for the Angel Tree running from December 3rd to 14th. New for this year – year you can donate online! Just visit school cash online! You can donate toys, gift cards, warm clothes, cash and books and it all goes to children and families in our community! Remember, no donation is too small! Please help our cause and donate today!
Social Justice Club
Nutrition for Learning Fridge
Our Nutrition for Learning team is looking for a second Fridge to help store some of the perishable food items we have to distribute. If you have a CSA approved, Energy Efficient Fridge you no longer need and are able to donate it to St Paul, please contact the school.
It is Hour of Code Week. Throughout the week classes will be engaging in coding type activities to promote procedural thinking and various mathematical concepts. The following link has many activities that you can try with your kids at home: https://code.org/learn
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.
Here is a Christmas Themed Math Challenge!
Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:
- Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight
- Junior Division Coding activities with Mr. Dalley
- Pizza Day
- Umbrella Assembly
- Raphael Ma visiting the Gr 4 and 4/5 classes
- Deacon Shawn visiting the JK/SK classes
- Dance-a-thon Movie Day Reward Day
- PD Day – Spiritual Development Focus- No School for Students