Monthly Theme: EMPATHY
HALLOWEEN DANCE-A-THON – October 31
Donations Still Needed! Our Dance a thon is this Thursday! We are still accepting Pledge forms and money – please send them in with your children as soon as possible. Cash online Donations are also still available.
Prizes: Pizza parties will be awarded to classes who raise the most per capita in each division. As well, top fundraisers in each Division win a prize.
Grand Prize: For every $20 raised students will receive a ballot for our grand prize draw – a $250 Gift Certificate to either Best Buy or Toy R Us!
Prize Raffle – as always student receive a raffle ticket for every $5 raised. If you have any items that could be donated for the Raffle, please drop them off at the Office. Thanks in advance for your generosity!
Cake Raffle! – One of the biggest hits at the Dance-a-thon is our Cake Raffle! – Please contact Maryann Pierson if you can donate an item to the cake raffle (email@example.com)
HALLOWEEN AT ST PAUL
We are looking forward to an exciting day at school on Thursday!
On Thursday, October 31st students are invited to dress up for our Halloween Dance. While we want students to have fun dressing up, the following guidelines will help in choosing an appropriate costume for school (which may be different than the one you choose for Trick or Treating)
- If possible, send your child in an old or spare costume in the event that it becomes damaged. This will save tears or disappointment for when they go Trick or Treating
- Remember that your child is attending class, going outside for recess breaks, needing to use the washroom and eating lunch and snacks throughout the day – they need to be able to move comfortably and get out of the costume independently
- Please do not send any props (wands, pitchforks, brooms, etc) as they may be become lost or damaged
- Please do not send your child to school with costumes that impair vision – no masks or full face paint that may get into their eyes throughout the day
- No costumes that scare younger students or go against the teaching of the Catholic Church (violent or sexualized themes, scary clowns, etc)
- If the costume is heavy or warm you may want to send extra clothes – remember that the school day is at least 6 ½ hours long
As in the past, a great deal of our success is a result of the generosity of our community. One of the motivations for students is the Raffle prizes available on the day of the dance. If you have any items you can donate (small toys, gift certificates, etc) we would truly appreciate it. All donations can be brought to the Office.
Cake and cupcake prizes: Each year we also include a Cake/ cupcake section for our raffle prizes. If you are able to donate a cake or cupcakes for the day – please let Maryann Pierson know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students who win Raffle prizes will be sent home with them on Thursday. Individual and class prizes will be awarded the week of November 4th.
REPORT CARDS AND INTERVIEWS
Progress Report cards will be coming home on November 5th. These reports give students and their parents/guardians an opportunity to know how the school year is going in both Learning Skills and academics. Earlier this week information regarding interviews came home with your children. Please complete the form indicating INterview time preferences and return it to school with your oldest child by Tuesday, Oct 29th. We will use this form on Friday, November 1st to assign interview times for all of your children. Without this form your family will be assigned times based on openings in the teachers’ schedules.
Spiritwear is now available again! All orders are completed through the following website:
STRONG START VOLUNTEERS
Do you have an extra hour or two each week? Do you like working with and reading to young children? St Paul CES is looking for volunteers to help with our Strong Start Reading Program. Strong Start helps young readers develop their literacy skills which then helps students be more successful throughout their education. Training is provided. If you are interested, please contact the school (519-743-4401).
DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER
As a reminder – students are outside for two 15 minute recesses, plus 40 minutes at lunch, and we go outside in light rain and cold weather (as cold as -19 including wind chill). Please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather – including splash pants, rain jackets, hats and water resistant mitts or gloves so they can enjoy their time outside.
Please also consider in sending a change of clothes (especially pants, underwear and socks) in case your child falls during recess so we do not have to contact you at work to bring in a change of clothes.
LUNCH HOUR SUPERVISOR
We are looking for a new Lunch Hour Supervisor – this is a paid position with the Board, and involves 1 hour per day (from 11:05 – 12:05). If you are interested, please call the main office.
This month our focus is on building Empathy. All the Umbrella Skills can be built with practice and this month we are working to build the empathy piece of your child’s umbrella of wellbeing skills.
EYE SEE… EYE LEARN: VISION CARE FOR ALL JK STUDENTS
Parents of students in JK – please see the attached flyer for information regarding vision tests for your child.
CAREER POSSIBILITIES FOR FEMALE STUDENTS!
Consider attending this amazing FREE Career Discovery Expo event for Young Women on Thursday, November 14th with local employers and post-secondary schools in attendance.
Free food, keynote speaker, student testimonials along with local employers looking to hire. Students in Grades 7-12 and Parents! This is your time to have your questions answered. Hope to see you at Bingemans on November 14th! Register now at:
NUTRITION FOR LEARNING COMMUNITY BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
Come for breakfast and leave knowing you made a difference in the lives of local students.
Join us on Friday November 8th as Nutrition for Learning and local well known restaurants present a special Chef’s community breakfast at the Stanley Park Community centre. Each ticket sold will provide enough funds to feed one classroom in one of our local schools.
Your support will help us ensure our students continue to have access to healthy food at school.
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/65427891585
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.
MATH AT HOME
Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:
- Please return any outstanding Dance a thon Pledge forms and funds
- Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight
- Interview forms due with your oldest Child
- Pizza Wednesday
- Dance a thon!
- Mad Science is cancelled for today
- Interview times will be assigned today
Have a great week Panthers!