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Weekly Update – June 10 2019

“God is my strength and power; and he maketh my way perfect” ~ 2 Samuel 22:55

Food Drive

We will collecting food for the Acton Food Bank the week of June 10th – 14th.  All donations are greatly appreciated.

Graduation 

Our Grade 8 Graduation will be held on Thursday June 20th.  Mass is at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Parish.  Graduation ceremony at 6:30pm at St. Joseph School gym.

Our Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Friday June 21st at 11:00 am in the school gym.

Library books

We hope you have enjoyed reading some great books this year.  All library books are to be returned back to St. Joseph this week.  Please make sure to return them during your regular book exchange day.

Students with Medical Conditions

Please be aware that medical packages for the 2019-2020 year will be sent home Monday June 24th.  Please complete and return to the school the week of August 26th.  All epipens and inhalers housed at school will be returned on the last day.  If your child has additional medications at school, a parent is required to come pick it up from the office.  All medication not picked up by the end of the school year, will be disposed of.

Student Insurance

The Halton Catholic District School Board does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during school activities. Since accidents can happen, and some injuries result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans, as a parent, you may wish to consider purchasing student accident insurance. Student accident insurance can provide you with financial piece of mind against the possible expenses that can be incurred if a child is injured at school.

The Board makes available an Accident and Life Insurance Program for students exclusively through Old Republic/Reliable Life Insurance Company. Participation is voluntary and the costs for the program are paid by the parent or guardian. The program offers a variety of plans and benefits, which can be tailored to suit your needs. The coverage provided by the policy is comprehensive and reasonably priced ($8.00 to $32.00 per year depending on plan chosen).

The insurance agreement is between the parent or guardian and the insurance company. If you wish to subscribe or for more information, please visit: www.insuremykids.com or call 1-800-463-KIDS (5437).

Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Smoking is prohibited in public schools, private schools and on public school property.  Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, the prohibition on smoking is extended to include private school property, including private school property that is specifically annexed/in use by the private school (e.g. a playground and sports field).

St JosephTips

Conflict resolution is an important topic with kids and adults alike.  Kids need to learn early how to deal positively with conflict so that they can learn to work out their differences.   Here a few ideas to help your child with conflict resolution:

  1. Conflict is not always bad – it can teach kids coping social skills such as active listening, empathy and compromise
  2. Show by Example – if you illustrate positive conflict-resolution skills within your family at home, they will more likely emulate these themselves
  3. Seek help from professionals when needed – don’t be afraid to reach out for support from counselors and therapists if needed
  4. Teach kids to take responsibility for their actions – it is an important aspect of understanding where the other person is coming from and taking control of their behaviour.

For more information, visit: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/parenting-grade-schoolers/128314-helping-kids-to-resolve-conflict/

Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – June 10 2019