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School Weekly Update February 3, 2020

The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Black History Month

Welcome to the first full week of February. All month long Canadians are encouraged to take the opportunity to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, both past and present, that help to make Canada the more culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.

We challenge our community during Black History Month to take time to learn more about these Canadian stories and the many other important contributions of Black Canadians to the settlement, growth and development of Canada, and about the diversity of Black communities in Canada and their importance to the history of this country.

Click here for dates and times of community events celebrating Black History Month and take the opportunity to continue these important discussions at home.

Wheelchair Basketball

We are excited to host Cruiser Sports this week to run wheelchair basketball for all JK-Gr. 8 students. Every student will have two opportunities to experience wheelchair basketball during their physical education classes this week. Cruiser Sports have evolved into one of the largest sports organizations for people with physical disabilities.

The program will give students JK- Grade 8 the opportunity to

  • learn the rules of wheelchair basketball
  • practice wheelchair basketball skills
  • play mini-games.

Cruise Sports personnel along with our staff will be working together to ensure student safety. As with any physical activity, there can be elements of risk involved.  Parents, please note that an “Informed consent” form was sent home stating elements of risk.  This form is not meant to alarm you but rather it is board policy to inform parents.

Thank you for giving your child informed consent by signing and returning the form to allow your child to participate. Our students are very excited about this opportunity to learn more about physical disabilities and sport as we continue our work to be an inclusive school community.

National Sweater Day

St. Elizabeth Seton school will be participating in National Sweater Day on Thursday, February 6th 2020.  On this day we will be turning down the heat, so students should wear an extra warm sweater over their full uniform.

National Sweater Day is a way to learn about the importance of saving energy and to inspire you to use less energy all winter. Heating accounts for 80% of residential energy use in Canada. If all Canadians lowered their thermostats by just 2 degrees Celsius this winter, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 4 megatons – that’s equivalent to taking nearly 700,000 cars off the road!

Thank you to our St. Elizabeth Seton ECO team for inspiring us to participate this week!

Grade 7 Confirmation

We wish our Grade 7 students all the best as they celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, February 8th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Blessings to our Grade 7s and their families on this very special day!

Are You Moving?

If you are moving sometime between now and September, and as a result, your children will no longer be attending St. Anne School, please call the office ASAP to let us know.  This information greatly affects the organization of our school for the upcoming year and the process has already begun.

Labour Update

Please see the following HCDSB Link to keep current with the Labour Updates: bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates

Promoting Well-Being

Top 5 Parenting Tips

  1. Give hugs and kisses and say “I love you.”

All that touching is contagious — hug your kids, and they’re more likely to offer hugs to you, to their friends, and even to their siblings.

  1. Read stories and sing songs, especially before bedtime.

Hearing stories and songs is a key component to language acquisition and promotes conversation, while at the same time helps to form the structure of a daily routine.

  1. Have conversations with your children.

Simply put, language begets language.

  1. Praise your child’s accomplishments.

This builds up your child’s confidence.

  1. Teach your child manners.

Instilling “please” and “thank you” into your child’s consciousness helps them integrate into the adult world by helping them understand boundaries (you can’t just run up and take something without asking), and they cultivate respect (it’s best to say “excuse me” before addressing someone you don’t know).

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Upcoming Events and Activities at St. Elizabeth Seton

 

Feb
3
Mon
Seton Spirit Wear Day
Feb 3 all day
Wheelchair Basketball Phys Ed Program JK-Gr. 8
Feb 3 – Feb 7 all day
World Cancer Awareness Day
Feb 3 all day

Students are encouraged to wear a colour that represents a type of cancer that is near and dear to their hearts. We want to show our school spirit in an attempt to create more awareness and support to fight this terrible disease!

Feb
6
Thu
Confirmation Rehearsal
Feb 6 all day
National Sweater Day!
Feb 6 all day

St. Elizabeth Seton school will be participating in National Sweater Day on Thursday, February 6th 2020.  On this day we will be turning down the heat, so students should wear an extra warm sweater over their full uniform.

National Sweater Day is a way to learn about the importance of saving energy and to inspire you to use less energy all winter. Heating accounts for 80% of residential energy use in Canada. If all Canadians lowered their thermostats by just 2 degrees Celsius this winter, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 4 megatons – that’s equivalent to taking nearly 700,000 cars off the road!

Thank you to our St. Elizabeth Seton ECO team for inspiring us to participate this week!

Drama Club Gr. 7-8
Feb 6 @ 12:15 pm – 12:55 pm
Feb
8
Sat
Confirmation
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
11
Tue
Games Club Gr. 7 & 8
Feb 11 @ 12:15 pm – 12:55 pm
Homework Club Gr. 5-8
Feb 11 @ 12:15 pm – 12:55 pm
Knitting Club Gr. 2-4
Feb 11 @ 12:15 pm – 12:55 pm

 

Elementary PrincipalSchool Weekly Update February 3, 2020