Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. ~ John 11:25-26.
There is no school for the students on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
What is Holy Week?
Check out the link located on our school website: Holy Week
We have definitely had an unpredictable spring. Whenever possible we are outside for outdoor play and recess breaks. Please continue to dress your child/ren appropriately for the weather with outdoor shoes and warm jackets. Layering is a good idea so that they have options as the temperature fluctuates throughout the day.
Battle of the Books
We are proud of both of our Jr. and Sr. Battle of the Books teams that prepared with Mrs. Bisbee and battled successfully this year. We are excited to announce our Senior Team won first in their battle and will continue on to the Burlington Schools Battle finals.
Earth Week – Stewards of Creation
We are challenging our community with some Earth Week initiatives both this week and next. This week we will be participating in “Power Hour” on Thursday @ 1-2 p.m. Stay tuned for more initiatives!
As mandated by the Ministry of Education, our Grade 3 and Grade 6 students will write the standardized test developed by EQAO, between May 21st – June 3rd. Our Grade 3 students will write on May 23, 24, and 27. Our Grade 6 students will write May 28, 29 and 31.
The purpose of EQAO assessment is to promote academic excellence and improvement in student achievement throughout all schools in our province. As educators, we do prepare and respond to our EQAO results with appropriate accountability, integrity, and due diligence.
As we are preparing for this year’s Grade 3 and 6 EQAO Testing, we are sharing the dates of testing. We hope this will be helpful when planning any family vacations or medical appointments. We encourage all students participating in the EQAO testing to be present at school and on time.
Promoting Well-Being – Stress
One in five children will struggle with poor mental health. Stress is often a contributing factor.
Simple steps to help calm your child
- Spend time with your children: Laughing and having fun together as a family is a great stress buster.
- Be a good role model: Show your children how to stay calm, even when you are feeling stressed.
- Maintain routines as much as possible: Morning routines get the day off to a good start while bedtime routines help kids relax. This is often the time when kids will want to chat about their day.
- Promote a healthy lifestyle: Healthy food, physical activity, and adequate sleep help the body cope more easily with stress.
- Check in with your child frequently: Ask about things that they may be worrying about.
- Limit extracurricular activities: Running from activity to activity creates stress on the whole family.
- Reserve free time: A calendar can help your family stay organized. If you are having trouble finding downtime, schedule it in.
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