Phone: 519-743-4401

Panthers’ WAG – March 5 – 9, 2018

Monthly Theme: Being a Reflective and Creative Thinker

Twitter: follow us @wcdsbStPaul to get the latest news and celebrate our #PantherPride!

“I’m reflective in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose” (Kobe Bryant)



Attention all parents, WCDSB is reviewing its French Immersion program with the intent to expand. This could impact students in the English stream as well as those in French Immersion.
Please join us next week at one of our open houses March 6th, 7th, and 8th. We would love your feedback. The link to the full ad including locations and timing of the open houses is:



This week we will be celebrating our fundraising successes with pizza parties, extra recess, movie day and a special challenge for Ms. Santomero from Ms. Dejaegher’s class. It will certainly be a fun week!



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 continues. Please contact the Office (519-743-4401)



FITGO was a great success this past week – check out our Twitter Feed (@wcdsbStPaul) for the pictures! Students engaged in activities that promoted Healthy Bodies, Minds and Relationships. We look forward to continuing this learning throughout the rest of the year!



Fri. March 2 (7:00 PM) – Stations of the Cross – presented by the Health & Wellness Committee

Sat. March 3 (10:30 AM) – First Reconciliation for all students preparing for this sacrament and First Eucharist followed by a pot luck lunch

Tues. March 6 (7:00 PM) – Parish Penitential Service  with individual confessions offered.   If this date does not suit visit our website for the listing across Waterloo Region.

Fri. March 9 (7:00 PM) – Stations of the Cross —  presented by the K of C  Kitchener Council


Mon. March 12 – Friday March 16    March Break


Fri. March 16 (7:00 PM) – Stations of the Cross –  presented by the St. Francis Choir

Weekend of March 17/18 – SHARE LENT CAMPAIGN – Please be as generous as you can with this special collection

Tues. March 20 (7:00 PM) – PARENT Meeting for First Eucharist.  If you need to bring your children contact Ruthann 519-745-7301 or via email

Fri. March 22 (7:00 PM) – Stations of the cross presented by the Catholic Women’s League of St. Francis

Weekend of March 24/25 – Palm Sunday Weekend


Thurs. March 28 (8:00 PM Mass_ – Holy Thursday Mass – a gift of food will be collected for St. Vincent de Paul

Fri. March 30  – Good Friday

11:00 AM – Family Service for Good Friday – a collection will be taken up for the care of the Holy Land   This service is especially for young children and their parents.

3:00 PM – Solemn Service for Good Friday – a collection will be taken up for the care of the Holy Land.

Sat. March 31 (8:30 PM) – We will be welcoming 3 new Catholics into our parish family as well as witness the baptism of a fourth child. This mass is the highlight of the Easter Season with a patient vigil at the tomb followed by the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.

Sun. April 1 EASTER SUNDAY   (9:00 AM and 11:00 AM) – Easter Sunday mass times   Rejoice in the Resurrection of our Lord!!

Office is closed Easter Monday and all meetings and weekday Masses will be cancelled the week after Easter.



 March 12 – 16 – March Break

March 30 – Good Friday – no school

April 2 – Easter Monday – no school

April 13 – PD Day – No School

April 17 – Gr 7 immunizations

April 20 – EASTER Mass at St Francis Parish

April 23 – 27 – CCAT Assessments for students in Grade 4

April 30 – May 4 – CAT 4 Assessment for students in Grade 7

May 6 – 11 – Catholic Education Week

May 11 – Track and Field (grades 4 – 8)

May 18 – Jump Rope for Heart

May 22 – 25 – EQAO Assessment for students in Gr 3

May 28 – May 31 – EQAO Assessment for students in Gr 6

May 30 – Welcome to Kindergarten evening

June 1 – PD DAY – No School

June 22 – Year End Mass at St Francis Parish

June 26 – Grade 8 Graduation

June 29 – Last Day of this school year




This week Drew shared her home learning connection with the school – it was an awesome connection for us to see – Math is everywhere!



Here is another activity to try with your family:

 What is the sum of the numbers covered by the grey squares?

How do you know?

What did you do?  “Justify your thinking.”


Find more:

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
  • Monthly Virtues Assembly – in the morning


  • Pizza Wednesday


  • Boys Basketball tournament at Holy Rosary
  • Dance-a-thon Movie Reward Day


  • St Patrick’s Day at St Paul – Wear Green!
  • Environmental Awareness Presentation for students in grades 5 – 8
  • March Break begins at 2:50

The Staff at St Paul wish our families a safe and restful March Break filled with laughter and time with those who are a part of your family. We look forward to seeing all of you on March 19th at 8:20!


Have a great week Panthers