Monthly Theme: Grit

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“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens


We had an unprecedented success this year with our Dance-a-thon Fundraising. Thanks to our amazing and generous community we raised over $9000! What is more amazing is that each Division raised over $2000 – the hard work and success was spread out across the community! All funds will be3 used to directly support student learning and achievement at St Paul.  As a result of our Success we will be able to celebrate with our students in the following ways:

Top Classes in Each Division (each wins a Pizza Party)

Mrs. Ambeau

Mrs Coelho

Mrs. Walker

Mr. Litschgy


Individual Winners (a Fairview Mall Gift Certificate):

These students raised the most in their Division

Early Years – Felix S

Primary – Elroy B

Junior – Aaron D

Intermediate  – Joanne J


Chromebook Winner:

For every $20 that a student raised a ticket with his or her name was put into a draw to win a Chromebook. On Tuesday, Nov 6th we had the draw for the winner. Congratulations go out to Holly M in SK for winning a new Chromebook!


School Wide Prizes:

As a result of raising over $9000, students have won all three school wide prizes

  • Extra Recess
  • Movie Day
  • Electronics Day

All of these days will be decided on shortly and more information will be sent home.


Overall Top Class:

Mr Litschgy’s Class! They will get to decide on a challenge for Ms Santomero to complete at an assembly.

Congratulations Panthers on an Awesome Fundraiser!



Cold and Wet Weather Preparation

It’s that time of year where the weather is unpredictable and often cold, wet and very rainy.  Due to this, we are asking ALL students (students in grades JK through to grade 8) to please pack extra socks, pants and shirts into backpacks.   We would like to keep the phone calls out to parents to a minimum when it comes to coming into the school to give children a new set of clothes. To be proactive, we are asking that all students please have extra clothing in their backpack at all times, otherwise, your children will either need to wear wet clothes for the day, or we will need to call you at home or work to bring clean, dry clothes to school. Thank you for your assistance with this; it’s greatly appreciated


We have been having some difficulty with our students and playing Beyblades at recess times. We support the playing of games at Recess and would like students to have the opportunity to play these games with their friends. Our school rule is simple (and the same as with Pokemon Cards) – there is no playing for keeps. All students should take home the Beyblades they bring to school. Please discuss with your child these expectations to ensure all students enjoy the games.


Umbrella – Grit

Welcome to November at the Umbrella Project!! Last month we dove into building a sense of Gratitude and this month we are shifting our focus to a skill that helps us persevere in the face of challenges, Grit!

Does your child give up easily when things get tough? Do they fear failure or take it very personally?

Grit is the skill that helps us persevere towards the long-term goals we are passionate about.

Excellence in anything we do requires commitment, hard work and lots of bumps in the road. To be successful and happy we need to learn to take failures in stride and not give up when we get to the hard parts. Grit helps us take on a practice mindset, knowing that our perseverance will pay off in time. It can help us set important goals and the overcome obstacles in our way, even on the toughest days.

In every type of work or school subject, grit can be as important to our success as talent or intelligence and is an important piece of a complete umbrella of wellbeing.



Halloween Candy

Do you have leftover Halloween Candy that you would like to get out of the house?  Please consider donating the candy to the school our December fundraising Candy Raffles.




Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region

The Catholic Community Foundation has always provided great support and assistance to the St Paul Community to help us provide things like recess games and equipment, prayer centre supplies and other learning opportunities. Plese consider supporting the Foundation if you are able.


St Francis Parish Christmas Bazaar

NOV 10   Christmas Bazaar  from 9AM – 2 PM

Please be aware that Fr. Tim is auctioning off a home made dinner for 6 (cooked by him) as part of the bazaar. For a look at the menu  and to bid on the silent auction see the poster at the main doors of the church or come to the bazaar and bid on it. Opening bid must be $200.00— the bidding right now is up to $600.00 but will close on Sat Nov 10 at 2:00 PM

Any amount over $200.00 will be tax receipted to the final bidder.


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 apprised of the many events at the Parish.

Bulletin Nov. 11 2018


Home Reading Check – How Do I know if this book is too hard for a child to read?

Use the ‘Rule of Thumb’ to see if a book is on your child’s reading level. Have him or her read a full page of the book aloud. Have him or her hold up a finger for each word they don’t know. If they hold up four fingers and a thumb before the end of the page the book is probably too hard. This would make a great book for an adult to read aloud to him or her.


Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:


  • Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight
  • JK/SK Observations all week, by appointment
  • Wear Red – Spirit Day
  • Remembrance Day Observation in the morning


  • JK/SK Observations continue, by appointment
  • Gr 3 Toyota Trip


  • Pizza Day
  • JK/SK Observations continue, by appointment
  • Grade 8s at Resurrection all day


  • Spirit Wear Day – Wear Pink for Friends
  • JK/SK Observations continue, by appointment


  • PD Day – No school for students

Have a great week Panthers!