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Weekly Update – Nov 18 – 22, 2019

“For Jesus, peace seems to have meant not the absence of struggle, but the presence of love” ~ Frederick Buechner

Progress Reports

Progress Reports go home on Wednesday, November 20th from Kindergarten to Grade 8 students.  Please make sure you sign up for an interview time for either Thursday, November 21st or Friday, November 22nd online.  Please complete page 3 with your child and return it to the teacher with the envelope.

Parent-Teacher Interview

This year, you will be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. If you wish to schedule a meeting with any of your child’s teachers, please follow the instructions. You will be able to make appointments from November 8th at 8:00 am until November 18th at 11:00 pm.

Instructions

1. Go to St. Joseph scheduling webpage at https://stjo.parentinterview.com
2. Enter the Parent Code:  (code was emailed to all parents)  and click “Sign In”.  Please make a note of your Confirmation #   If you have not received the code, please call the school.
3. Fill in your contact information and click “Continue to Make Appointments”
4. Click on the name of a teacher with whom you wish to schedule an appointment
5. Click on “Available” for a time at which you wish to meet to have your meeting
6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until you have scheduled all the teachers you wish to meet
7. Click on “My Schedule” (top left of the page)
8. Print out, email or copy down your schedule and bring it with you

Bullying Awareness Week 

November 18th to November 22nd is Bullying Awareness Week.  Students will be participating in activities that are designed to deepen learning and help them connect to and care about themselves, others and the world around them.

Everyday Counts

It is imperative that students attend school on a regular basis and on time.  Students are more likely to succeed in school when they attend consistently.  Please make sure to continue with your positive daily routines to ensure that all students arrive on time and ready to learn for the day.

St. Joseph Tips

We always encourage students to treat others as they would like to be treated, by setting good examples and creating a positive learning environment.  Having a safe and positive school climate is essential for student success in school.  Through our Catholic Values and many varying initiatives and daily announcements, students are aware of the issues around bullying and how to prevent it.  By helping students use proactive strategies such as asking for help from an adult, standing up for each other, supporting each others’ differences, it aids to eliminate misbehaviour.  It is in the little daily things that make a big difference.  Regularly taking to students and addressing their needs help make students feel connected and supported.  Having a close relationship with our families and community members also allows our students to know that they are loved and cared for.

Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – Nov 18 – 22, 2019