“In a world where you can do anything, be kind.” – Mother Teresa
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL – FAMILY PICNIC & MOVIE
It is not too late! Please join us on Thursday, June 21st from 5:00 to 8:00pm for our Family Picnic & Movie Night.
KINDERGARTEN NATURALIZATION YARD UPDATE
Thank you to Let’s Landscape Inc. for the amazing transformation of our Kindergarten Naturalization Playground Project. Be sure to come by and check it out!
Once the area has been properly inspected and cleared for use, students will be able to use it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Main Office.
REPORT CARD & COMMUNICATION OF LEARNING DOCUMENTS
REMINDER: Report Cards for Grade 1 to 8 and Communication of Learning documents for Kindergarten students will be distributed on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
MEDICAL CONDITIONS – PARENT/GUARDIAN PACKAGES
Given that the school year is drawing to a close, please assist us by addressing the following items:
ITEM #1 – If we currently hold medication for your child, please note that it must be picked up by dismissal (1:55pm) on Friday, June 29th, 2018. We do not store medications over the summer.
Medication or any other medical apparatus (e.g., AeroChamber ®, EpiPen ®),
that are not picked up will be sent home with your child at dismissal.
For safety reasons, please immediately inspect your child’s backpack for medications upon arrival at home.
ITEM #2 – We will send home health care forms for the 2018-2019 school year. Please complete these forms. The completed forms MUST be returned to the school during the week of August 27th, 2018. Please DO NOT return the new forms package prior to the end of the current school year (June 29th, 2018).
Accompanying these completed forms, please provide:
- Updated medication for the 2018-2019 school year in a Ziploc® bag that is clearly labeled with your child’s name; and,
- For PRESCRIBED medications, complete MEDS.1-P form (Request and Consent for the Administration of Prescribed Medication) PRIOR to your child’s first day in September 2018.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation regarding the safe provision of medication and the information pertaining to your child. Their safety, and the safety of all other students, is our first priority.
GRADE 6 BRAVO GRADUATION CEREMONY
REMINDER: Our Grade 6 BRAVO Program Graduation takes place on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 beginning at 1:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome.
WARM WEATHER REMINDERS
With the warm weather we have been experiencing, it is important that students are dressed appropriately for recess. Please send your child to school with a hat and a water bottle to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the day. We would encourage you to make applying sunscreen part of your morning routine rather than send it to school. If you are sending sunscreen to school, please make sure that it is not a spray application as the sprays can make floors slippery if misapplied.
Raising Resilient Children
Tips for raising resilient children:
- Resiliency is commonly thought of as the ability to ‘bounce back’ when faced with a challenge. It helps us to cope with our feelings so we can learn from an experience and move forward. For a child this could mean; having a disagreement with a friend, failing a test or not making a team.
- Build and maintain relationships – Children need to feel that they belong and have people who support them.
- Be a positive role model – Children learn by watching.
- Teach optimistic thinking – Children with a positive outlook have more confidence and self-esteem.
- Use positive discipline practices – Help children learn and understand the impact of their behaviours, actions and choices. Set clear, reasonable limits. Tell and show what behaviour is expected (not just what children shouldn’t do) and use fair consequences.
- Give children choices – Helps build decision making skills.
- Encourage creative problem solving – Helps children think about alternate solutions.
- Teach children how to be assertive – Show children how to confidently and respectfully communicate their thoughts, feelings and needs to others in a way that is not hurtful.
- Help your child identify and develop strengths – Encourage them to try new things. Praise their efforts.
- Help your child identify and name their feelings – Learning to recognize and label their emotions is the first step in teaching ways to effectively express emotions.
- Build parenting resiliency – Ask for help. Read parenting books or attend parenting workshops. – Healthy Schools Halton