Monthly Theme: Relationships
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St. Paul is Growing
More and more families are joining our amazing community!
Since last September, our student population has increased by 50 students, which has resulted in full time teachers being added to our staff! We learned this week that we are adding another classroom – taking our total to 14 classes – and two portables. With the increased enrollment there are both celebrations and disappointments. Additional classes allow for us to have smaller classes – we began this year with some classes having over 30 students in them. The additional classroom brings our average class size down to approximately 25 students per class in grades 4 – 8, and 20 students per class in grades 1 – 3. Both of these numbers are in line with Board standards and Ministry mandates. Smaller classes allow for more individualized learning and safer class environments.
The increased enrollment and additional classroom also means we had to change class lists this week in order to create the new class and reduce class sizes. This is not a process that is taken lightly. All staff involved in this process make decisions with the best interests of all children at heart. We know some students are excited to move into their new classes, to meet new friends or be reunited with ‘old’ friends. Others experience disappointment and some trepidation as they enter new learning environments. All of our staff are aware of these varied emotions and will be working diligently throughout the week to ensure all students feel safe and welcomed in their new learning environments.
Meet the Teacher
Please reserve September 26, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00 for our Meet the Teacher Night – more details will follow
Student Information Packages
These packages contain important information for parents as well as various forms that need to be returned to the school. These forms are completed each year to ensure we have accurate and up to date information regarding your children in order to ensure their safety and to be able to contact you in case of emergency. All forms in the student packages are due back to the school ASAP. Your assistance in returning these forms is greatly appreciated.
Lunch Hour Supervisors
We are looking for adults who have an hour available each day from 11:05 – 12:05 to be added to our Supply list for Lunch Hour Supervisors. This is a paid position with the school board. If you are interested, please contact the main office. A resume with at least two references, and a completed Police (Criminal) Record Check – Vulnerable Sector Screening are required in order to be considered for an interview for these positions.
Wanted: Strong Start Volunteers
Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:
- Chris D’Souza Assemblies – (K – 3 in the morning; 4 -8 in the afternoon)
- Virtues Assembly in the morning
Have a Great Week Panthers!