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Weekly Update – Feb 24-28 2020

“REMEMBER THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS. EVERY ACT CREATES A RIPPLE WITH NO LOGICAL END” ~ Scott Adams

St. Joseph Tips

Ash Wednesday is an important celebration that marks the beginning of Lent.  It is a day of fasting and repentance and begins 40 days before Easter.  As we begin this season, it is important to include your child in the traditions and observances.  One of the best ways to do this is to observe them yourself.  Also, explain to them what will happen before you attend the services.  Talk to them about why we do special things during this time of year.  When children understand they are more likely to pay attention and behave in the service.

Shrove Tuesday

On Tuesday, February 25th our Parent volunteers will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes for the entire school.  Thank you to Mrs. LaSelva for organizing the event and to all the volunteers who are helping out.  We are blessed to have so many helping hands.

Ash Wednesday Liturgy 

On Wednesday, February 26th we will be having our Ash Wednesday Liturgy at 10:00 am.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Pink Shirt Day

On Wednesday, February 26th, students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt in order to bring awareness to the importance of kindness and “lifting each other up”.  Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness around bullying, as well as to raise funds to support programs that foster healthy self-esteem in children. For more information visit https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/

Social Media Awareness

Instagram, Snapchat… now TikTok? Social Media fads change so rapidly, it is challenging to keep up! Please take note of a wonderful resource designed to assist parents by offering a reference Guide sheet to support your understanding and decision-making. Some of the topics include: TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, social pressures (appearance, influencers, friends and followers and likes), gaming, Fortnite, Minecraft, Whatsapp, live streaming, suggested apps per age group, parental controls, safety tips, children’s devices, screen addiction, social media and mental health, online safety, etc.  For more information check:  Click on https://nationalonlinesafety.com/  – Look under “Guides” to access the quick reference tip sheets.

Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – Feb 24-28 2020