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School Weekly Update September 23, 2019

 Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

~ St. Teresa of Calcutta

SCHOOL OPENING MASS

We are excited to come together as a school community to celebrate our opening school mass on Tuesday, September 24 with Father Ed at St. Elizabeth Seton. Mrs. Groulx’s Gr. 4/5 class will be helping to lead this special mass. Please note, there has been a time change and we are celebrating mass at 1:45 p.m. You are welcome to join us!

GRADE 2 SACRAMENTAL MEETING

All grade 2 parents are invited to the Reconciliation/Communion Parent Meeting that is being held on Wednesday, September 25th at St. Paul the Apostle Parish @ 7:00 p.m.

ROWAN’S LAW DAY

On September 25, 2019, Ontario will recognize the second annual Rowan’s Law Day. this day was named to honour the memory of Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player who died in spring 2013 after experiencing 3 concussions over 6 days while playing rugby. For more information about please see: 22 – Parent Guardian Concussion Information Package

TERRY FOX WALK – September 27

We will be celebrating the legacy of Terry Fox on Friday, September 27 with our very own Terry Fox Walk. Terry’s goal in the Marathon of Hope is to raise $1 for every Canadian.  Our goal is to raise $1 for every student at St. Elizabeth CES – please help us reach our goal of $413.00 to donate to the Terry Fox Foundations. We will aim to walk before lunch on Friday! Thank you for your support! “Anything is possible if you try!” ~ Terry Fox

ORANGE SHIRT DAY – September 30

Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt (they are to wear uniform bottoms) or orange accessory on Monday, September 30th.  Orange Shirt Day occurs annually in recognition of our indigenous community. It is an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Our Catholic Social Teachings call us in Solidarity with our indigenous sisters and brothers to honour human dignity in all.

CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL

Our First Council Meeting is Wednesday, October 9th at 6:30 pm in the Library Learning Commons. All parents are welcome to attend regular Catholic School Council meetings. We are excited to welcome our new Catholic School Council. Please see the website announcement for more information!

EMERGENCY DRILLS 

We had our first successful fire drill last week. Throughout the fall, we will conduct a series of drills to ensure everyone knows how to respond in the case of an emergency. Please talk to your child(ren) about the importance of safety drills so that they will be confident and know how to respond appropriately

FOOD DRIVE

Our Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of the Burlington Food Bank begins at the end of the month. The food drive will take place from Tuesday, October 1st to Thursday, October 10th. More info coming home next week. Thank you for your support.

EQAO RESULTS

This month, parents and guardians will receive their child’s Individual Student Report (ISR). This report contains their child’s results from the Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary, and Junior Divisions, administered in spring 2019. These results did not impact students’ report cards last year.

EQAO results offer an independent snapshot that shows whether students are meeting literacy and math expectations from The Ontario Curriculum. In receiving the ISR, there is an opportunity for parents and guardians to have discussions about their child’s achievement within their family or with a teacher (e.g., parent/guardian-teacher interview).

EQAO data should be considered alongside other information—such as in-class assessment results, report-card grades and teacher observations—so parents and guardians can build a fuller understanding of their child’s learning.

Parents and guardians can learn more about assessment results through EQAO’s website (www.eqao.com) or by clicking the following links:

CHRISTMAS MUSICAL- Save the date!

The Christmas Musical will be held on Friday, December 13th with information to follow in the coming months. Classes will begin practices this week for the next 10 weeks in preparation for this amazing show!

PROMOTING WELL-BEING – Self-Confidence and Identity Skills

Supporting and practicing self-confidence can assist students to value their uniqueness, and to be comfortable expressing their opinions.  A critical element of self-confidence for students involves growing and learning to appreciate their identity. Knowing who you are and holding firm to the person you believe yourself to be in the face of life’s challenges and choices is a life-long skill that can begin to develop in childhood. Educators have a key role in helping to show students that they matter and that they bring value to the classroom. For more info check out this link – https://smh-assist.ca/emhc/skills/self-confidence-and-identity-skills/

~ School Mental Health – ASSIST

Sep
23
Mon
Milk Order Forms Due
Sep 23 all day
Sep
24
Tue
Opening Mass
Sep 24 @ 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep
25
Wed
Pizza Forms Due
Sep 25 all day
Sep
27
Fri
Terry Fox Walk – $1 donations welcome for Terry Fox Foundation
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We will be celebrating the legacy of Terry Fox on Friday, September 27 with our very own Terry Fox Walk. Terry’s goal in the Marathon of Hope is to raise $1 for every Canadian.  Our goal is to raise $1 for every student at St. Elizabeth CES – please help us reach our goal of $413.00 to donate to the Terry Fox Foundations. We will aim to walk before lunch on Friday! Thank you for your support! “Anything is possible if you try!” ~ Terry Fox

Sep
30
Mon
Milk Program Starts
Sep 30 all day
Orange Shirt Day
Sep 30 all day

Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt (they are to wear uniform bottoms) or orange accessory on Monday, September 30th.  Orange Shirt Day occurs annually in recognition of our indigenous community. It is an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Our Catholic Social Teachings call us in Solidarity with our indigenous sisters and brothers to honour the human dignity in all.

Oct
1
Tue
Seton Spirit Wear Day
Oct 1 all day

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Wishing you a peaceful weekend – the Staff of St. Elizabeth CES

 

Elementary PrincipalSchool Weekly Update September 23, 2019