Monthly Theme: Growth Mindset
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela
Great news Panthers! We are very fortunate to have the ExBeats Kit this week at St. Paul School! ExBeats is very similar to Drumfit, where students move and drum on exercise balls while in the gym. It addresses students’ physical, emotional, and intellectual needs, making ﬁtness easy to teach and a blast to learn! Each class will have the opportunity to use the ExBeats Kit twice throughout the week! We are looking forward to getting started!
SWAP AND SHOP
On December 2, from 3 to 6 pm in the gym we will be having a ‘Swap and Shop’ Event. This is an opportunity for you to bring in any gently used winter clothes and toys in to the school for others, and to ‘shop’ for any items that have been brought in by others. It is a great chance to clear out some space as we head into the holiday season, and to do some early shopping for those things you or your children have needed or wanted! Please bring in any items you would like to donate to the Swap and Shop on November 29th.
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE – A MESSAGE FROM OUR SOCIAL JUSTICE CLUB
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Guess what time of year it is? It’s Christmas which means St.Paul School will be holding a gift drive. Donations will be accepted for the Angel Tree running from December 2nd to 17th. You can donate toys, gift cards, warm clothes, cash and books and it all goes to children and families in our community! Remember, no donation is too small! Please help our cause and donate today!
Thank you, The Social Justice Club
FAMILY CHRISTMAS FUND
Once again this year we are reaching out to our families who are able and interested in supporting some of our families that are currently experiencing some hardships and are unable to access food and gifts for their children/ family during the upcoming Christmas season. We will be collecting donations through Cash Online beginning later this week and up to December 6th. These funds will be used to purchase Gift Cards at local businesses to assist parents in providing for their children. Details will follow in a letter home this week.
New this year – all families who donate $10 or more will be entered into a draw to win Kitchener Rangers tickets (including transportation to and from St Paul) for a child and adult for the January 19th game against the Guelph Storm.
POPCORN DAY IS COMING TO ST. PAUL SCHOOL!!!!
On Monday, November 25th , St. Paul School will be selling popcorn before the lunch hour. All popcorn is provided by From Farm to Table and is peanut free and gluten free. Each bag will be sold for $1.00 and comes in delicious flavours including, light butter salt, white cheddar, dill pickle, salt and vinegar and spicy sriracha! All proceeds will go towards school initiatives.
Popcorn sale days will be as follows:
Monday – Mrs. Ambeau, Mrs. Elash, Ms. Tavares, Mrs. McDonald and Ms. Delooze
Tuesday – Mrs. Haynes, Ms. Tassone, Mrs. Rodgers and Mrs. Walker
Wednesday – Mrs. Knopinska, Mrs. Stott and Mrs. Kowalski
Thursday – Mrs. Aicken, Ms. Ciesarik, Mr. Cangiano and Mr. Litschgy
So, bring in your loonies Panthers and enjoy a tasty treat.
Please check your children’s winter clothes to ensure they are bringing home the correct snow pants! We have many students with similar black snow pants – please be sure to label all clothes
SAVE THE DATE! – CHRISTMAS CONCERT
On Wednesday, December 18th in the morning our Kindergarten, Primary and Junior Classes invite you to attend our Family Christmas Concert. More details to follow.
Please consider joining parents from across the Waterloo Catholic DSB for this informative evening
Congratulations Panthers! Your hard work has paid off and we have several school wide prizes to be awarded this week!
Monday – Gum Day (gum will be provided by the school and given out at the teachers’ discretion)
Tuesday – Beyblades/ Pokemon cards – students who bring these items will be invited to the gym at lunch to play
Friday – Extra recess for everyone
Next Thursday, December 5 will be our Movie Day – movies will be watched in class, or by division.
This month our focus is to build a growth mindset. To briefly summarize, in a fixed mindset we believe that our intelligence and talent are something we are born with and can’t change. This leads us to the false assumption that talent alone, without hard work, will lead to success. Extensive research has shown that children with this mindset give up easily and often avoid challenges. In a growth mindset, we see ourselves as growing and developing. We believe we can build any skill with effort and this can help us create a love of learning and an excitement around new challenges. We see the brain like a muscle, the more effort we put in, the bigger it grows.
Attached is an article that will help you build a Growth Mindset with your kids:
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.
Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:
- Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight
- ExBeats in our Gym classes all week
- Fundraiser Prize – Gum Day (at teacher’s discretion)
- UW Aviation in JK/SK room 103
- Fundraiser Prize – Beyblades/ Pokemon cards at Lunch
- Pizza Day
- Mrs Walker and Mrs Stott’s classes to Resurrection to see The Little Mermaid
- 6:30 – 8:00 – Grade 8 Information Night at Resurrection
- UW Aviation in JK/SK rooms 102 and 104
- Intermediate Girls’ Basketball Tournament at Resurrection in the afternoon
- Fundraiser prize – extra recess in the afternoon
Have a great week Panthers!