“The Word of God fills us with joy and this joy is our strength.”
Thank you to our AMAZING Catholic School Council! We held our first meeting on Monday, October 7th ~ we are excited about the upcoming year and working together to enhance & support our community. Thank you as well to those parents who were in attendance, your presence is always appreciated!
Thank you to our Mission Club for organizing the Good Shepherd Food Drive!
Thank you to our community for your support of our Food Drive~ the Good Shepherd Center was very impressed & grateful for all of the donations that they received today!
Please consider bringing your child’s pledge for our upcoming Halloween Dance-a-thon when visiting family & friends over the Thanksgiving Weekend! All money raised goes directly back to our school!
Please note that Monday is the Thanksgiving Holiday ~ We wish all of our families a Blessed Thanksgiving!
St. Paul Parish News October-November 2019
The fall has been a busy season for the parish already with ministries and groups back in action, school masses to start the year and sacramental preparation meetings being held. There are a number of things going in these final weeks of October and the month of November and the parish invites all families to participate and be active in the life of the parish. Please refer to the website https://www.stpaultheapostleburlington.com/ or the bulletin for more details.
The Social Committee is hosting its annual Octoberfest Family Night Out on Saturday October 19th at 6pm. Tickets are on sale after masses over Thanksgiving weekend. Come out for a sausage, potato salad and dessert. Tickets are $10 each, children under 5 are free. Beer and wine and pop will be available for sale at the event.
A Mass of Anointing will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday October 26th followed by a reception in the parish hall hosted by the Catholic Women’s League. The sacrament of the sick is a moment of grace in the lives of all who are struggling with illness. Do you have a chronic illness, a cancer diagnosis, are awaiting surgery or are growing frail as you age? Join us for this special moment of God’s healing grace.
Christmas Bazaar – the annual Catholic Women’s League premier event will take place Saturday November 9th, 9am-3pm. There will be a wide range of vendors offering gift items for sale, a bake room, a tea room and luncheon room in addition to free face painting for children, Penny Sale and Silent Auction. Admission of $1 with all admission proceeds going to Carpenter Hospice.
Coffee Sunday – following the Bazaar on Sunday November 10th and hosted in partnership by the CWL and St. Timothy Elementary School. Please join us after the 9 am and 11 am mass in the hall for refreshments and fellowship. Many of the Bazaar vendors from the day prior remain on site for this event.
As November comes to a close we will begin First Reconciliation celebrations for our Grade 2 students. Please pray for them as they discover God’s mercy in a new way for the first time
Mind Up @ Canadian Martyrs CES KDG- GR. 4
Since 2003, MindUP, the signature program of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, has been helping children develop the mental fitness necessary to thrive in school, work and life. The Goldie Hawn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created in response to the global epidemic of childhood aggression, anxiety, depression and suicide. Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with resilience. Thank you to Mrs. Lopes, Itinerant Child Youth Counselor HCDSB, for your support of staff and students implementing the program.
Reminder about Lunch and Snacks
We have several children in our school who live with a severe life-threatening food allergy to peanuts and tree nuts (anaphylaxis). Please choose items carefully when sending lunches and snacks to school. Please be extra vigilant to avoid sending those treats that contain nuts or traces of nuts. (REMINDER: Alternate “peanut butter” spreads are difficult to differentiate from the real product and make monitoring student safety a challenge. Please do not send “peanut butter” look-alike products to school.) Thank you for your continued cooperation in ensuring the safety of our anaphylactic students.
Promoting Well-Being – Be Well Kids – Countdown to a Healthy Lifestyle!
It’s easy to countdown to a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few easy tips for children ages 5 to 17. Remember, 10-5-2-1-0!
- 10 or more hours of sleep – Create a calming bedtime routine, listen to quiet music, read books or practice deep breathing. Keep electronic devices out of bedrooms and avoid caffeinated food and drinks.
- 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables – Fill half of your plate with vegetables at dinner. Try a new vegetable every week with a variety of colours. Focus on increasing vegetable servings as children are more likely to eat fruit than vegetables.
- 2 hours or less of screen time per day – Replace screen time with physical activity, games, puzzles or cooking a healthy meal together. Eat meals together at the table, not in front of the TV.
- 1 hour or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity – Provide a time and space for kids to be physically active. Take a family walk, use active transportation to get to school, play active games outdoors as a family. As a parent, model an active lifestyle for your children.
- 0 sugar-sweetened drinks – Sugar-sweetened beverages are the single largest source of sugar in most kids’ diets. Eliminate sugary drinks and replace with water or plain milk. Bring a reusable water bottle when away from home.
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