So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal – 2 Corinthians 4:18 All Saints Day – Nov 1st, All Souls Day – Nov 2nd
Thank you to Halton Food for Thought and Drummond Farms for supporting the Great Big Crunch! Our students enjoyed their healthy snack and the count down to our Big Crunch led by Mrs. Puglia-Ribeiro and our Student Ambassadors!
Halloween Danceathon Fundraiser – Oct 31st
Thank you to our families for your donations so far! Staff is creating wish lists for students and classrooms which include topping up physical education equipment and technology in our classrooms to support our 21st Century Learning initiatives. Thank you for your generosity in supporting our school and students! To donate online, please click here: School Cash Online.
All staff and students are welcome to wear costumes on Halloween. Students may decide not to wear a costume. Anyone so inclined may want to wear black and orange as an alternative. We look forward to a fun day celebrating our fundraiser and dancing the day away!
As has become a custom at St. Elizabeth Seton, there will be a costume parade immediately following announcements prior to the kickoff of the danceathon. Parents are welcome to gather along the hallway on the lower level only, beginning in front of the office. Staff will lead their classes by the front foyer in grade order as much as possible for a quick parade. We will begin with the Kindergarten classes on the lower level, followed by classes from the upper-level finishing with Intermediate students. Please remember not all students are allowed to be photographed so if you are inclined, please only photograph your child. Thank you for your cooperation!
Costume considerations to be safe at school:
Costumes must not:
- Impair vision or breathing, there are no masks;
- Present a trip hazard to the wearer or the bystander;
- Represent disfiguring injury (too violent or graphic)
- Promote themes or activities inappropriate for a Catholic elementary school;
- Make fun (i.e. use of stereotypes) of a group of people, culture or religion
- Be too revealing or suggestive;
- Include weapons or replica weapons;
- Require staff to apply or remove costume pieces and/or make-up;
- Allow the student easy, independent access to the washroom. This is especially important for students from FDK to grade 2.
- Allow the student to wear sufficiently warm clothing over or under the costume as weather/temperature dictates for outdoor recess.
Please do not send in any baked goods or treats as we have students who are anaphylactic and have severe allergies to certain foods. We cannot accept any food/treats that put our students at risk. Any treats or food that come in will be sent home with your child. Please avoid sending too many sugary treats to school as snacks following Halloween. We are working hard to educate students about healthy eating to promote student success. Thank you for your co-operation in keeping our children safe and healthy!
St. Paul’s Church will collect extra Halloween candy you may have on hand. The collection boxes are in the foyer of the church and will be available from October 26th to November 4th only, or can be dropped off to the main office at St. Elizabeth Seton until November 1st. The candy is boxed and taken to Dr. Simone’s Canadian Food for Children which sends it on via missionaries to the poorest nations. Interestingly enough sugar and salt are often used to stimulate the appetites of starving people, children in particular. This is a wonderful way to donate excess treats and is an annual collection organized via the parish.
Parent-Teacher Interview Communication
Progress Reports will be sent home on November 20th. Parent-Teacher Interviews will take place on the evening of November 21st and on November 22nd PA Day. Communication with regards to preferred interview times is going home on Wednesday, October 30th. Please return the interview request form by Wednesday, November 13th.
Promoting Health and Wellness
Building Resilience and self-regulation skills for wellness: The key to learning self-regulation skills…is not to avoid situations that are difficult for kids to handle, but to coach kids through them and provide a supportive framework — clinicians call it “scaffolding” the behavior you want to encourage — until they can handle these challenges on their own. Dry runs are another way to scaffold self-regulation. For instance, try paring down the activity so it is more doable, and slowly give your child more and more independence to handle it–Child Mind Institute
Classroom teachers have passes for interested students to attend the LEGO Club in the LLC at lunch time.
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Wishing you a wonderful week – the Staff of St. Elizabeth Seton CES