Monthly Theme: Resourcefulness
Twitter: follow us @wcdsbStPaul to get the latest news and celebrate our #PantherPride!
Welcome to 2018! The staff at St Paul are excited to begin a new year and we look forward to continuing to learn with your children.
NEW YEAR PRAYER
“A New Year is unfolding like a blossom, with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”
Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good, with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others. As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things are possible with Your help and Guidance
WINTER WEATHER REMINDERS
When we experience wintry weather throughout the year families often have many questions. Considering this we are informing the community of the policy that is followed when deciding to keep students indoors during winter. Students will remain inside when temperatures, including wind chill, are at or below minus 20°C. Otherwise, all students will go outside for recesses and lunches. Students must dress for the weather and be prepared to be outside before school, during the two 15-minute recess and the 40-minute lunch break.
Please check the weather each day before students leave for school to ensure that they are coming to school dressed appropriately to go outside every day. We are using the Environment Canada weather station website for the information needed to decide on indoor or outdoor recesses. (https://www.theweathernetwork.com)
In the event of severe weather, please listen to the local radio stations for school closure or bus cancellation information beginning at 6:45 a.m. Announcements are made approximately every quarter hour. Additionally, all cancellation updates can be found on the WCDSB website (www.wcdsb.ca) under the Cancellations tab.
Here are some tips for walking to school in the winter:
- Wear a hat…up to 50% of body heat can be lost through your head, so keep it covered;
- Walk with smaller steps to improve footing on slippery sidewalks;
- Wear mittens…they are warmer than gloves;
- Use a lip protector (such as a lip balm) on your lips;
Walk with a buddy…talk about all the great winter scenery.
VISITOR SIGN-IN SAFE SCHOOL PROTOCOL
We would like to remind parents, guardians, and visitors to please only enter the building through our front doors. Once you have entered, please check in at the main office. Inform office staff of the reason for your visit. Office staff will call the classroom for your child to be sent down. We ask that no visitor enter through any other door or walk through our hallways or go to classrooms regardless of the time of day. This will ensure that we maintain a safe environment for all our students and that we adhere to our safe school protocol. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Do you have an hour each day between 11 and 12? We are looking for adults to be on our supply list for the Lunch Hour Supervisor position. There is also the possibility of this becoming a permanent position in the future. This is a CUPE position with the School Board. Training is provided. If you are interested, please bring a Resume (including the names and numbers of two references) to the Office. A police check is also required.
Attention All Parents of New JK & SK Students! Registration for junior kindergarten (children born in 2014) and new senior kindergarten students (children who have NOT attended JK but were born in 2013) for September 2018 will take place in February. Look for the specific dates and times in the near future.
Please make sure that you have the following documents with you:
- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Certificate
- Proof of Address (ie. Utility Bill or Driver’s License)
Registration and all other required forms are available on our Board Website (www.wcdsb.ca) under “Register For School”. If you’d like to get a head start, you can print them off and complete them prior to your visit to the school or we will also have the forms available at our office. We look forward to seeing you in February! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the main office at 519-743-4401
If you are planning a family vacation this winter, please be sure to come to the office to complete the Intent to be Absent form for your children.
Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:
- Last day to order Pizza (only through Cash online)
- Roots of Empathy Program in Mrs. Esmaili’s class
- Spirit Wear Day – Wear your School Spirit Wear!
- Pizza Wednesday!
- Spirit Day – Snowflake/ Winter Clothing Day
Have a great week Panthers!