A very big thank you to our school community for your generous donations to make our school fundraiser a success! We raised just over $7500 which will be put toward the purchase of program materials such as technology, gym equipment, games, Kindergarten yard upgrades, and more! We loved seeing our staff and students get in the Halloween spirit for this fun day. Enjoy a short video that captured some of the fun!
Special thanks to Mrs. Lourenco’s Grade Eight students who served as our DJs and photographers for the day and to all our families who generously donated raffle prizes. We generosity is so greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to our raffle prize winners:
- Air Pod Pros-Jack G
- Amazon Fire Tablet-Sara R and Fabio W
- Canon Mini Photo Printer- Julia P
- Ravensburger Puzzle-Ethan D
- Mega Construc Despicable Me3 and DQ Gift Card- Fiona G
- MyMini and DQ Gift Card- Jordyn T
- Slime Kit-Sophia G.F.
- Saints Grey T-Shirt-Samantha S
- Saints Blue T-Shirt-Alexander P
- Saints Blue Hoodie-Everlee S.
- Saints Grey Hoodie-Jacob S
- Minecraft Lego Package-Dario S
- Lego Friends Package-Jasmina N
- Belle Gift Basket-Lily P.
- Sports Basket-Mikael V.M.
- Arts & Crafts Basket-Jazlene V.
- Lego Books-Sebastian B.
- Candy Basket-Meghan K.
- Hatchimals Game-Malia Grace L.
- Minnie Mouse Toy-Samantha H.
- Google Play Gift Card-Gloria M.
St. John Paul II Spirit Wear
This year, in an effort to promote community during a time when we cannot gather, we are offering families an opportunity to purchase SJPII spirit wear. Please check out the attached flyer for more information. Orders can be placed at: www.teamandspiritwear.com/st-john-paul
Orders purchased by November 19th will arrive in time for Christmas and will make great gifts for your kids!
Virtual Book Fair
Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! To adapt to our changing needs, Scholastic has developed a Virtual Book Fair to provide an opportunity for our students and families to experience the joy of reading together.
So save the date! Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair will take place onMonday, November 16 – Friday, November 27.
When it’s time to shop, visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair site using this link: https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5151313
Before our Fair begins, click the link to:
- SAVE it to your browser
- WATCH videos of popular new titles
- PREVIEW our Featured Books
Watch for news leading up to our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair!
Cell Phone Use
As you know, students are able to use their cell phones in class under the direct supervision of their teachers for educational purposes ONLY. Parents, if you need to relay a message to your child during the school day, please DO NOT text or call their cell phone. Please call the main office and we will notify your child accordingly. We thank you for your support and cooperation with this.
For the health and safety of our students and school community, as we limit visitors to our school throughout the day, lunch drop offs are discouraged. Parents and guardians are asked to provide their child(ren) with lunch in the morning before students enter the school building. If you must drop something off, please bring it to the front doors and we will get it to your child. As a reminder, due to the number of allergies in our building, food from fast-food restaurants (ie. McDonalds) that are not nut-free are not permitted in the school. Thank you for your understanding as we limit the number of visits and contacts to our school community to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.
Just a reminder to ensure that your child is dressed for all types of weather so that they can comfortably enjoy recess and physical education classes.
COVID-19 School Screening Tool
Yesterday, the Ontario government released changes to the COVID-19 School Screening Tool used to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in children.
The guidelines continue to evolve as we learn more about COVID-19, how it spreads, and how it affects children and adults in different ways.
The updated screening tool offers a more comprehensive checklist of the type and number of symptoms needed for a child to stay home for a period of time and seek medical advice.
Please note that the COVID-19 School Screening Tool is not to be used as a clinical assessment or intended to take the place of medical advice; a diagnosis or treatment.
The online COVID-19 Screening Tool will be updated soon to include these new revisions.
In the meantime, you are asked to keep screening your children for COVID-19 each day using the updated guidelines in the link below:
October 1st Update – COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children As always, the health and safety of our students, staff and families is our highest priority, and we will continue to take direction from the Ministry of Education and Halton Region Public Health to ensure all protocols are in place and followed in each of our schools.
Thank you for your ongoing support as we work together to keep our school community healthy and safe for all.