During Lent, let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference ~ Pope Francis
Professional Activity Day
Friday April 12, 2019 is a PA Day. There is no school for students. School staff will be involved with workshops and information sessions on Mathematics and Health & Safety.
Our next School Council Meeting will take place in the Library Learning Commons at 6:30 p.m. on April 10th, 2019. All are welcome!
International Day of Pink
Staff and students are encouraged to wear a pink accessory on April 10, 2019! April 10, 2019 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop all forms of bullying. At St. Elizabeth Seton, our Safe School Action Team has encouraged the community to participate by wearing a touch of pink to show our desire to continue to build acceptance and celebrate that we are all created in God’s image as we are one body with many parts.
“You are the body of Christ. Each one of you is a part of it.” ~ 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
As mandated by the Ministry of Education, our Grade 3 and Grade 6 students will write the standardized test developed by EQAO, which stands for Education Quality Assessment Office. We will be finalizing our EQAO dates soon between May 21st – June 3rd. We advise you of these dates well in advance and appreciate you scheduling any appointments for your child outside of these dates. Thank you in advance for your efforts to accommodate this request.
Promoting Well-Being – 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. ~Healthy Kids – Community Challenge Burlington
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