Monthly Theme: Sense of Purpose
Our families come in all different shapes. Here is an interesting article about 8 Things that make a Family: https://adoption.com/8-things-that-make-a-family
LABOUR ACTION UPDATE – ALL WATERLOO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD SCHOOLS CLOSED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Friday, February 21, 2020. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.
As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on February 21.
All programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 21 — with the exception of Personal Support Worker programs, which will run on their normal schedules.
All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.
Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.
OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after February 21.
As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.
UMBRELLA SKILLS – PURPOSE
This month we are going to working with students to learn about purpose and their meaningful contribution to the world. As we always say at the Umbrella Project, all of the skills are important and work best together! The happiest kids are able to understand their own needs and their contribution to the bigger world around them. Please watch the video attached in the following link to learn more about this important Umbrella Skill.
A Shark Attack Survivor Jumps Back into the Water
PINK SHIRT DAY
From its humble beginnings in 2007 in small-town Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day has spread across the globe as a way to take a stand against bullying and to show support for those who have been affected by it in schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Last year alone, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.
On February 26, 2020, we encourage everyone at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board to practice kindness and wear pink to school or work to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying. The focus for 2020 is “lift each other up.”
I READ CANADIAN DAY
Everyone across Canada has been asked to read a Canadian content book[s] for 15 minutes of their day on Wednesday February 19th. Why not take some time to read your favourite Canadian Book together as a family on this day?
SK AND GRADE 8, AND SIBLINGS PICTURE DAY
Lifetouch Photography will be at St Paul on February 24th for our Grad pictures (SK and Gr 8) as well as Siblings photos.
Registration for Kindergarten continues. Please go online to register (https://www.wcdsb.ca/our-schools/register-for-school/) and then call the office to make an appointment to complete your registration(519-743-4401).
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 up to date on the many events at the Parish.
Bulletin Feb. 16, 2020
LITERACY AT HOME
As we celebrate Family Day this weekend, take some time to read together – here is a great book that celebrates families of all kinds.
MATH AT HOME
Try some of these fun FAMILY MATH activities this weekend with your kids!
Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:
- Family Day – no school for students
- Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight
- Junior Achievement in Mr Litschgy’s Class
- Pizza Day
- I Read Canadian Day
- Please return signed page 3 form from the Report Card
- Spiritwear Wednesday – all Panthers are invited to wear their Spiritwear on Wednesdays
- Field trip for the grade 5 and 6 classes
- OECTA Strike Day – No school for students
Have a great week Panthers!