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ARE YOU MOVING???
Please inform the main office as soon as possible if you are moving any time between now and September. All schools are now in the process of creating class lists for September and we need to have information that is accurate so classes are balanced and there are fewer changes once school begins. Thank you for your cooperation.
ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER? WEARING SUNSCREEN?
Parents/ guardians – with the return of the warm (and very hot!) weather – please be sure to send a refillable water bottle to school for your child(ren). As well – please apply sunscreen before students come to school, and teach your kids to re-apply before recesses to ensure they are protected.
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
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS goes out to all of those who helped in collecting donations for Jump Rope for Heart this year! We RAISED $7, 793 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! Way to go Panthers- We couldn’t be prouder of you! We had a great day skipping and keeping our hearts healthy! Thanks again for all your support! Prizes will be delivered to the school in the next week or so.
RETURN DATE FOR ALL LIBRARY RESOURCES IS: FRIDAY JUNE 8TH
With the arrival of June the library is automatically put into inventory mode. All elementary school libraries across the board will cease circulation on Friday, June 8th.
Please return all books to the library by Friday June 8th.
Mark this date on your calendar to help ensure all your child[ren]’s resources are returned by this date.
Inventory will be taken in the weeks to follow. Thank you for your continued support of the library.
It is sincerely appreciated.
Now that spring has finally arrived we ask that you take a moment to review the school Dress code with your child(ren).
At St. Paul Catholic School we believe that students should be able to learn in a safe and caring space that is free of bias and discrimination. We expect that all students will use good judgement and respect for self and others when choosing what to wear. When making choices about what to wear to school, we respect a student’s individuality and have agreed on some basic criteria when it comes to our dress code.
- Students must always wear footwear inside and outside the school. It is preferred that students have both a set of shoes for indoor use AND a separate pair of shoes for outdoor use. In addition, students must wear running shoes to participate in physical education classes.
- Students must refrain from dressing in sexually explicit or revealing clothing. This would include clothing that exposes the midriff, spaghetti straps, strapless tops and low-cut necklines. No undergarments including bra straps and boxers should be showing and skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh length.
- Students are not permitted to wear clothing with wording or graphics which are racist, sexist, advocate violence or are profane or demeaning to another person or towards the school. In addition, clothing with wording or graphics which promote alcohol or illicit drugs and/or is recognized to be associated with gang membership will not be allowed.
- Students will be asked to remove hats when entering the school building. This signals it is time to change from outside behaviour to inside behaviour.
- The Dress Code is in effect for class trips, unless instructed differently.
While the selection of clothing worn at school is the responsibility of parents and student, the school reserves the right of final decision concerning dress and appearance. If a student comes to school wearing clothing which fits into one of the categories listed above, the school may:
- Exclude the student from regular school activities until the situation can be rectified (e.g. T-shirt turned inside out for the remainder of the school day, wearing a school shirt, etc.);
- Contact parents and request replacement clothing if the problem cannot be rectified in the above manner;
- Take further action as appropriate if there is consistent violation by a student regarding inappropriate student dress.
Due to the constantly changing variety of apparel style, the Principal and staff have the authority to determine if a clothing item not specifically covered in this dress code is, in fact appropriate for school attire.
We are asking for your cooperation and support in efforts to maintain a positive school environment which is centered around student achievement and growth. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the main office.
HOME/ SCHOOL CONNECTION
This week we continue to look at ways to build healthy eating habits with your kids!
Making Smart Choices from the Kids’ Menu
Going out to a restaurant can be a fun opportunity for kids to learn about different foods and eat in a new environment. Unfortunately, the options on the kids’ menu can be very limited and usually don’t offer up much nutrition. Here are some ideas to help make healthier choices when eating out:
· Choose a restaurant with a kids’ menu that offers more than the standard fare. Many only have nutrient-poor choices like fries, chicken fingers, grilled cheese, pizza or pasta with butter.
· If you do choose an item from the kids’ menu, ask for veggies, rice or baked potato on the side instead of fries. You can also ask for fewer fries, or half fries and half veggies as other options.
· Consider ordering an appetizer for your child instead of a kid’s meal. Fresh spring rolls, quesadillas, bruschetta or a salad with grilled chicken could be healthier options.
· A regular entrée might be large enough to share between you and your child (or between two children). Consider options like a vegetable soup and sandwich, a stir-fry or grilled salmon.
· Bypass the sugary drinks and order water or milk to drink.
· If the meal comes with dessert, ask for extra spoons for sharing or substitute a fruit salad.
Restaurant meals tend to be high in fat, sodium and sugar so try to limit eating out to no more than once a week (or 2 to 3 times per month). When you have indulged in a less than healthy restaurant meal, focus on healthier fare with lots of vegetables for the rest of the day.
For more smart solutions when eating out with kids visit EatRight Ontario at: https://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Child-Toddler-Nutrition/You-can-ask—-for-healthy-foods-for-your-kids.aspx
Try this recipe for a kid-friendly and healthier twist on egg fried rice, a popular restaurant dish.
Egg Fried Rice
Preparation time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes Makes: 6 servings
2 cups (500 ml) brown or basmati rice, dry
6 cups chopped vegetables (carrot, green onion, broccoli, celery, cabbage, mushrooms, etc.)
2 Tbsp (30 ml) canola oil
6 Tbsp (90 ml) low sodium soy sauce
June 5 – Track and Field regionals
June 7 – Grade 7s at Resurrection
June 12 – Junior 3 Pitch Tournament
June 14 – Volunteer Appreciation Social
June 19 – Intermediate Coed Soccer Tournament at RIM
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)
- Roots of Empathy in Mrs. Harris’ Class
- Track and Field Regionals – WLU Stadium
- Pizza Wednesday
- Provincial Election – St Paul is a Polling Station
- Grade 7s at Resurrection
- Superhero Spirit Day
- Virtues Assembly in the afternoon
Have a great week Panthers!