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Weekly Update – Nov 11 – 15 2019

“In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow, Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly,  Scarce heard amid the guns below.” —John McCrae

Remembrance Day Service

The students in Grade 2-8 will be walking to the Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day Service on Monday November 11th.  All Parents are welcome to attend. Please make sure to dress for the weather as we will be outside.

Project Warm

Our “Project Warm” initiative is on its way and our goal is to raise awareness in our community about homelessness in Acton and the greater GTA.  This year we have a variety of initiatives tied into “Project Warm” and our Social Justice Committee “Loyal Lakers”.

November 11-29: Each class has been given a list of specialty items that will used to make up “bags of essentials” which will be given out to the homeless. Items for donations: small size bottles of shampoo,  soap, dental floss, deodorant, small hair combs or brushes, small tubes of hand cream, mini Kleenex packs, lip balm, toothbrushes and toothpaste

November 21-22: Our Loyal Lakers will be collecting donations in order to purchase warm socks.

November 4-December 6: Crocheting bookmarks sales in the shape of a miniature scarves. Each bookmark is $2.00.

November 12 & 26: We will be holding a $2 a bowl soup day for our Grade 6,7, & 8 students.

Outdoor Wear

With the fall weather upon us and our windy playground, please remember that it is that time of year when our weather changes drastically throughout the day. Layering is a great solution for our students to ensure that they have the proper wear. Please note that children in the K program may be outside during all types of weather, so please make sure to come prepared to play outside.

Healthy School Initiatives

We look to our parent community for support in our Healthy school initiative. Please choose items carefully when sending lunches and snacks to school and be extra vigilant to avoid sending those treats that contain nuts or traces of nuts.  Healthy eating leads to a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Parents support group

Parents for Children’s Mental Health Georgetown Chapter. Meet other parents with children who have similar challenges. Find encouragement and emotional support. Learn strategies to help your child or youth at home/school. Learn how to access resources in the community.

First Tuesday of the month Time: 7:00-8:30pm Where: CMHA Halton Region Branch Office 211 Guelph St, Suite 5 Georgetown Contact: georgetown@pcmh.ca  For more information and resources, please visit www.pcmh.ca or view our Georgetown Chapter page at www.pcmh.ca/georgetown

St. Joseph Tips

Everyone has periods of feeling anxious, however some feel as thought they have no control over how their body is reacting and aren’t able to function in their day to day lives. Some signs that your child might have anxiety are: excessive worry, sleep disturbance, panic attacks, nausea or muscle tension. Seeking the right support early is key.  The Children’s Anxiety Group is a cognitive-behavioural group for children with, or at risk of, anxiety disorders. The goals of the group are to teach children to recognize emotional and physiological symptoms of anxiety and to learn to more accurately appraise anxious situations. The children also learn strategies (e.g., coping, self talk, relaxation) to help them manage their levels of anxiety. (For more information visit ROCK)

 

Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – Nov 11 – 15 2019