Monthly Theme: BELONGING
NUTRITION FOR LEARNING
We are in need of a new volunteer to coordinate our Nutrition for Learning Program. If you are interested, please contact the Main Office. This would involve between 2 – 5 hours per week and is very flexible.
SCHOOL SAFETY DRILLS
We completed our first two Safety Drills for the school year. Both went well, but a little more practice is still needed. We will be holding a few more safety drills in the coming days to make sure our Panthers are able to get out of the school safely and quickly.
ORANGE SHIRT DAY
Orange shirt day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people today.
The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities and that they are our future generations of changemakers. By wearing an orange shirt, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of residential schools and to stand up against other injustices that may impact our children/students.
This link gives the story of Phyllis Webstad, who started the campaign http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Background information on Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters
WCDSB “CALLED TO BELONG” TWILIGHT RETREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS
Our Board’s theme for this year is: Called to Belong! The experience will be facilitated by Fr. Joseph de Viveiros, C.R., the Spiritual Animator for the Board. Come and discover more about the spiritual journey upon which our staff and students have embarked. All are welcome to come and learn and pray around the awesome mystery of God’s universal love!
You may join us at the location that is most convenient to you. All retreats begin at 7:00 p.m. and are 2 hours in length. Please sign up at this link:
“Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat”. Light Refreshments will be served.
Cambridge – Wednesday September 25th – St. Mary of the Visitation Parish (16 Cooper St, Cambridge, ON)
Waterloo – Thursday September 26th – St. Michael Parish (80 University Ave W, Waterloo)
Kitchener – Wednesday October 9th – St. Anthony Daniel Parish (29 Midland Dr, Kitchener, ON)
Thursday, September 26th marks a special day for our students. Once again, we will be celebrating Terry Fox and his tremendous accomplishments by participating in the Terry Fox National School Run. Our entire school will be showing our support by walking in the afternoon, to remember Terry Fox’s dream of raising money for cancer research. Students are encouraged to bring $2.00 or more, to help raise funds for Cancer Research and to carry on Terry Fox’s dream. Last year we raised $1269.00, and our goal is to match that again! So, Panthers please start saving your toonies! With each donation, your child will receive a paper shoe, which will be displayed around the halls of St. Paul School. The top 2 classes that raise the most money will win a free pizza lunch – one class from JK- Gr3 and one class from Gr4 – 8!! Remember to wear red that day to show your St. Paul spirit and support! Keep Terry’s spirit and hope alive during the month of September and help us make a difference!
HALLER CRAFT SALE
Please the information below regarding the Monsignor Haller Craft Sale
PIZZA ORDERS THROUGH CASH ONLINE
When ordering Pizza for your child, please ensure that you are ordering for the proper day/ week.
The week that you are ordering for is in the title of the item. You must order each pizza day separately according to the date in the title of the item. For those who have ordered in advance, please check your receipts to ensure you have ordered for each week separately.
Are you looking for a meaningful way to get involved in your child’s school? School Council works with the St Paul staff to improve student learning. Please join us on September 26th at 6:30 for our first School Council meeting of the year.
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.
Numeracy Tip of the Week
As a parent, you can help your child be a whiz at math, even if it wasn’t your best subject. Some tips include:
Be positive about math. Express confidence in your child’s ability to do math. Don’t stress either your own fear of math or how difficult math is or how much you admire anyone who can do math. Remember, everyone can and does use math all the time.
Show your kids math at work in their world. Get your kids used to math by thinking out loud when making calculations. Then, let your children work out some real-life puzzles themselves. For example:
- Let them measure when you bake.
- Ask them to figure out how long of a hose you need to reach from the faucet on the side of the house to the garden.
- Let your child figure out how many miles you’ll be driving on your next trip by using the information on a map.
- Sort silverware by knives, forks, and spoons. Sort cards by suit or numbers.
Make math a game. Math games are fun and inexpensive. They are a wonderful way to get your kids to enjoy working with numbers, as well as improve their number skills. Here are a few suggestions:
- Many games that we take for granted are excellent math lessons. “Go Fish” teaches counting and grouping in sets. Games that use play money teach how to make change. Board games that use dice teach addition and counting. Backgammon teaches addition, subtraction, and strategy.
- Beans, stones, or marbles can be used to play number games. Let your child develop his or her own games by sorting beans into different sizes or types, setting up the rules for a counting game, or using different types of pasta to make a picture.
- Give your children a geometry lesson by letting them create a collage of circles, squares, and triangles. Challenge them to come up with as many different shapes as they can using only triangles.
- Play store with the items in your cupboard.
- A pan of water and some jars or cups of different sizes will amuse a child for hours while teaching capacity and volume.
Here’s what is happening at St Paul CES this Week:
- Pizza orders due through Cash Online by Midnight
- Mrs Rodgers and Ms Ciesarik’s classes at Safety Village
- Pizza Day
- Intermediate Boys and Girls 3 Pitch Tournaments at RIM in the afternoon
- Wear Red Spirit Day
- Mrs Aicken adnMrs Walker’s classes at Safety Village
- Terry Fox Walk in the afternoon
- Opening Mass at St Francis Parish in the morning
- Junior Coed Soccer at RIM in the afternoon
Have a great week Panthers!