Hello Panther Families,

It is hard to believe but the month of January is behind us – time sure flies!! As we begin the second month of 2021, let us celebrate all of the accomplishments that we achieved in the past 4 weeks!! A BIG thanks and virtual “pats on the backs” are extended to all of our families who have been working through the remote learning experience, while also navigating the usual day-to-day home activities. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for helping your child(ren) connect to their classroom google meets each day – your support and assistance is truly appreciated by the St. Paul staff.

Thank you also to the amazing St. Paul staff who have been working very hard to plan and instruct all of their students “on the other side of the screen”.  There is certainly A LOT of fantastic learning happening in all of our virtual classrooms!

As we continue into our 5th week of remote learning, here are a few reminders about how parents can assist their child(ren) to be digitally responsible.

1.) School devices and school accounts are only to be used for schoolwork and educational activities that have been assigned by the teacher

2.) Students should only be “connected to” google meets that have been organized and are being supervised by their teacher

3.) Students should NOT be using their school account to create google hangouts

4.) Students and families need to remember that when cameras and microphones are on, the other people in the google meet can hear/see what is happening in the home

**Remember School Devices and School Accounts are monitored closely by board staff and school principals are notified if students are engaging in unacceptable activities or using inappropriate language

Thank you in advance for your support in helping your child(ren) make responsible choices when they are connected to technology. Any questions or concerns about the use of technology may be communicated with your child(ren)’s teacher or by contacting the school.

School Events for the Week:

February is Black Heritage Month – stay tuned for more information…

February Umbrella Skill Focus: Purpose

Feb. 1-5  WCDSB Pet Week

Tues. Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day

Wed. Feb. 3 – St. Paul Spiritwear and/or Red and Black Day

Fri. Feb. 5- (Super) Hero Day

Please access the link below for this week’s St. Francis’ Parish Bulletin:

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Bulletin