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School Weekly Update November 18, 2019

Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Code of Conduct

As referenced in the Syner email sent, St. Elizabeth Seton staff appreciate any support that you can provide at home to reinforce the messages that we are providing at school for student behaviour. Please take the time to speak to your children about appropriate play in the schoolyard and in the classroom. The Code of Conduct can be found at the front of each student’s agenda. We can all be a part of the solution and the best results always come from teamwork.

Progress Reports – Nov 20th

Progress Reports are going home on Wednesday, November 20th. Your interview time is included in the report card envelope. Please take the time to go over these reports with your child(ren) and discuss some learning goals they can set for the term and school year. Please return the third page (signed) and the envelope to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

Parent-Teacher Interviews – Nov 21st & 22nd

Our interviews are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21st beginning at 3:30 pm and Friday, Nov. 22nd beginning at 9:00 AM. We look forward to meeting to discuss your child’s progress!

PA Day – Friday, Nov. 22nd

Please note that due to our parent-teacher interviews, Friday, November 22nd is a PA Day and therefore there is no school for students.

Bullying Prevention Launch

On November 12th, some of our Student Ambassadors attended our School Board’s “See the Problem Be the Solution” presentation at Holy Trinity.  As part of our school improvement plan, teachers will continue to discuss the following Conflict Rude Mean Bullying Behaviours chart with students to help educate them on what these behaviours look like, and what we can do to help solve these issues. We look forward to our Student Ambassadors sharing the information they learned at the launch with our students in the upcoming weeks, and their leadership during Bullying Awareness Week this week.

Bullying Awareness Week – BLUE SHIRT DAY – Thursday November 21, 2019

During the week of November 17 – 23, Halton Catholic schools join school boards across Ontario to recognize Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (Ontario Ministry of Education Link) each year, to develop awareness and understanding of the factors that contribute to a safe, inclusive, caring and accepting school climate. Building a positive and inclusive school climate is a necessary condition for student success. Thank you to Miss Arthur, CYC, and our School Ambassadors for organizing the activities and announcements during this week. We will have BLUE SHIRT DAY on Thursday November 21, 2019 to promote healthy relationships! The colour blue was chosen because in many cultures it is seen as bringing calmness and peace, as well as importance and confidence.

More information and links can be found on the HCDSB website at  https://www.hcdsb.org/Board/Equity/Pages/Bullying-Prevention-and-Awareness.aspx

Family Movie Night- December 5

Save the date for our parent engagement Family Movie Night on Thursday, December 5! The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Water and Pizza slices will be available for sale. Thank you in advance to our Catholic School Council for organizing another great school event for our community. More information will be coming home soon!

Sensory Friendly Masses

Beginning  November 10th – 3 p.m., Mary Mother of God Parish will offer a monthly Mass for Catholics (young and old) with sensory sensitivities including Autism, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD. The masses will continue every second Sunday. For more information, please contact: Mary Mother of God Parish

Girls Senior Volleyball Update

Congratulations to our senior girls’ volleyball team for placing first out of all the Burlington schools to win the gold at the municipal finals! We are so proud of our Saints Girls. Next up is the Halton quarter and semi-finals on Tuesday at Sacred Heart starting at 4:30 p.m. A huge thank you to our coaches, convenors, referees, organizers, and parents for supporting our team!

STEAM Challenge- LLC

Egg Carton Donations Please!

Please donate any clean Egg Cartons (cardboard, plastic, 12, 18, etc.) for a future large scale makerspace activity in the Library Learning Commons.  We are hoping for 250+ egg cartons to build a large structure.  They can be dropped off in the office or LLC.  It will be an Eggsiting Eggsperience — no Yoke!

Promoting Well-Being – the power of a positive role model

When you change your habits, you change your children’s lives, too.

Things you are doing now have a lasting impact on your child for years to come.

Here are some positive examples:

  • If you eat well, exercise regularly, and practice good sleep habits, your kids will probably do the same.
  • If you are selfless and kind and loving and honest, your kids will tend to be selfless, kind, loving, and honest.
  • If you respect money, save well, and give generously, your kids will likely do the same.

On the contrary:

  • If you’re on your phone all the time, your kids are going to be on their phones all the time.
  • If you snack on junk food and drink nothing but soda, your kids are going to snack on junk food and drink nothing but soda.
  • If you are negative, selfish, and often blame others, your kids are going to be negative, selfish, and often blame others.

Source:  Dynamic Catholic

Nov
18
Mon
Last Day to purchase Christmas Musical Tickets – School Cash Online
Nov 18 all day
Picture Retake Day
Nov 18 all day
Nov
19
Tue
Girls Senior Volleyball Halton Quarter & Semi Finals @ Sacred Heart CES
Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join us at Sacred Heart of Jesus school to cheer on the Saints Senior Girls Volleyball Team on Tuesday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Go Saints!

Nov
20
Wed
Report Cards Go Home
Nov 20 all day
LEGO Club Gr. 1-3 in Library Learning Commons
Nov 20 @ 12:15 pm – 12:55 pm

Classroom teachers have passes for interested students to attend the LEGO Club in the LLC at lunch time.

Nov
21
Thu
Blue Shirt Day- Supporting Peaceful & Healthy Relationships
Nov 21 all day

Blue Shirt Day:

As a gesture to end the official Bullying Awareness Week, we are asking staff and students who wish to participate by wearing a Blue Shirt. We are promoting peaceful and healthy relationships. We will continue to work on community initiatives in this same spirit because we have a zero-tolerance for bully type behaviour and it is our mission to work on using the “Golden Rule- treat others the way we want to be treated” every day at St. Elizabeth Seton.

We will be celebrating ” International Pink Shirt Day” later in February as well.

Thank you!

 

 

Parent/Teacher Interviews
Nov 21 @ 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
22
Fri
PA Day
Nov 22 all day
Parent/Teacher Interviews
Nov 22 all day
Nov
27
Wed
LEGO Club Gr. 1-3 in Library Learning Commons
Nov 27 @ 12:15 pm – 12:55 pm

Classroom teachers have passes for interested students to attend the LEGO Club in the LLC at lunch time.

Have a wonderful week! ~ St. Elizabeth Seton CES Staff.

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