Monthly Theme: We Are Rooted in Christ!
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MISSION DAY 2018
Mission day for this year will be on June 22nd in the afternoon. Information regarding the day has been sent home with your children this past week. As with past years, we will be using the wristband method for Mission Day.
Individual wristbands are $7 each, and families of 3 or more can purchase their wristbands for $20 (total).
We need community support for the following items:
- Colouring books (new or used with pages available for colouring)
- New items for our Raffle tables
- Cakes/ cupcakes for the popular Cake Walk
Please see the link for Mission Day Activities 2018
Our Gardening team has been hard at work cleaning up the Courtyard. We are now in need of a bit of community support to finish the work. If you are available on Monday, June 18 from 3:00 – 5:00 to lend a hard with moving topsoil, and perhaps some planting please drop by – even if it is only for a short time. Please bring your own shovels if you can.
Thanks! – Many hands do indeed make for light work.
LOST AND FOUND
We will begin displaying our Lost and Found items this week. Please encourage your children to check the tables to ensure none of the items are theirs. All items left as of June 29 will be donated to local charities.
SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION FOR 2018-19
Transportation details for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on Monday August 20, 2018.
Parents can login and view their child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:
- Click on “Student Login”
- Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
- The OEN can be found on your child’s report card
- Numbers only, no space, no dash
- Enter your child’s birth date
- Enter your child’s street number
- house number only
- Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu
Please note that any address changes must be done at your child’s school. If you are moving in the summer or changing caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
Visit our website at www.stswr.ca to find bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail or text notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter @STSWR
Our last Pizza Wednesday will be June 20! Pease be sure to send lunches with your child(ren) on June 27!
HOME/ SCHOOL CONNECTION
We continue this week with our focus on Healthy Living. June and all the summer months provide us with opportunities for Spectacular Summer Eating!
Summer provides a lot of fun opportunities to get together with friends and family and food is often an important part of these social gatherings. For your next summer event, consider bringing a dish that focuses on fresh vegetables and fruit without too much added sugar, fat or salt. Impress guests with bright, colourful and flavourful foods!
Try one of these fresh and delicious recipes for your next summer celebration. Kids can even lend a hand with these simple dishes:
Black Bean Salsa (Perfect for Barbecues or Pot-Lucks)
Preparation time: 15 minutes Makes: 6-8 servings
1 can (590 ml) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup (250 ml) corn kernels (canned, cooked from frozen, or cut from a cooked ear of corn)
2 cups (500 ml) diced plum tomatoes
1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
2 Tbsp (30 ml) lime juice
¼ cup (60 ml) chopped parsley or cilantro
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
¼ tsp (2 ml) cayenne pepper (or to taste)
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1. Gently combine black beans, corn, diced tomatoes and parsley or cilantro in a large bowl.
2. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cayenne and black pepper.
3. Pour dressing over salsa and mix gently to combine. Serve fresh or make ahead the day before.
4. Serve with whole grain tortilla chips, as a sauce with grilled chicken or fish, or stuffed in a pita with dark leafy greens and shredded lower-fat cheese (20% M.F. or less).
Recipe adapted from Dietitians of Canada: www.cookspiration.com
Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Popsicles (An Icy Cool Treat for Hot Summer Days)
Preparation time: 10 minutes (plus freezing time) Makes: 6 popsicles
1 ½ cups (375 ml) fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup (250 ml) lemon flavoured* 1-2% M.F. yogurt
*Or use vanilla yogurt and add 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon zest and 1 Tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice to the recipe.
1. Blend ingredients together using a blender or food processor.
2. Pour into popsicle moulds and place in freezer.
3. After 30 – 45 minutes insert popsicle sticks and return to freezer until completely frozen.
Recipe adapted from the Heart and Stroke Foundation: www.heartandstroke.com
You can also find creative ideas for vegetable or fruit trays and kabobs from the Centre for Science in the Public Interest: https://www.pinterest.com/cspinutrition/a-healthier-way-to-celebrate/
June 19 – Intermediate Coed Soccer Tournament at RIM
June 20 – Last day for Pizza this Year
June 22 – Year End Mass at St Francis Parish
June 22 – Mission Day in the afternoon
June 26 – Term 2 Report Cards go home
June 27 – page 3 of the Report Card due back, with signature
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 (Cash online)
- KPL in the Kindergarten classes in the afternoon
- Intermediate Soccer tournament at RIM in the afternoon
- Pizza Wednesday
- 10:30 – Theatrical Performances in Ms Delooze’s class for parents and families
- Spirit Day – wear Red and Black
- Year End Mass at St Francis Parish at 9:30 am
- 12:15 – 2:15 Mission Day