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Update June 14 2019

“Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”

~ 1 John 3:18

CONGRATULATIONS to our St. Patrick System Track and Field finalist for an amazing morning on Monday with great results – check out our twitter site for the highlights!

Thank you for the great turnout at the Year End BBQ – we are grateful to our Catholic School Council for all their work organizing this community event;

Thank you to Mrs. Heald and the Rosary Ladies for visiting our classes this second semester and praying the rosary with our students;

Thank you to the Burlington Public Library visits to share Summer Reading Program information with our Kindergarten to Grade 5 students;

Thank you to the McMaster Venture Engineering students for the engaging and interesting sessions today – thank you to Mrs. Boss for organizing this visit;

Thank you to Paul Davis for enlightening our grade 5 to 8 students and parents with the Online Safety and Social Media presentation today;

Thank you to our HCDSB’s Special Education Department for hosting “Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for All Bonanza” showcasing ABA methodology to help teachers, school staff, administrators, and parents gain a better understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis and its benefit on education;

St. Patrick Church News

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  • Altar Server & Children’s Choir Party – Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 5:30 pm, Movie and Pizza

A Dog’s Way Home – We invite our Altar Servers and Children’s Choir members to a movie and pizza party featuring the film, “A Dog’s Way Home”.  Please indicate your attendance by contacting Mrs. Tessari at

  • Memorial Mass for Megan Teepell – There will be a memorial mass for Megan Teepell on Thursday August 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm at St. Patrick Church.

Medical Conditions – Parent/Guardian Packages

  • Given that the school year is drawing to a close, please assist us by addressing the following items:
  1. If we currently hold medication for your child, please note that it must be picked up by dismissal (2:00 p.m.) on Friday, June 28, 2019. We do not store medications over the summer.

Medication or any other medical apparatus (i.e. AeroChamber ®, EpiPen ®),
which is not picked up will be sent home with your child at dismissal.

For safety reasons, please immediately inspect your child’s backpack for medications upon arrival at home. 

  1. We are sending home health care forms for the 2019-2020 school year. Please complete the forms. The completed forms MUST be completed and returned to the school during the week of August 26, 2019.  Please DO NOT return the new forms package prior to the end of the current school year (June 28, 2019).
  • With these completed forms, please provide:
  1. Updated medication for the 2019-2020 school year in a Ziploc® bag that is clearly labeled with your child’s name. 
  1. For PRESCRIBED medications, complete MEDS.1-P form (Request and Consent for the Administration of Prescribed Medication) PRIOR to your child’s first day in September 2019.

Please understand that at the beginning of the school year, parents assume complete responsibility for the administration of the medications their children require until such time as all of the requirements of #2 above are satisfied in full.

  • Thank you in advance for your cooperation regarding the safe provision of medication and the information pertaining to your child. Their safety, and the safety of all other students, is our priority.

PLAY DAY – Tuesday June 18 (rain date June 20)

  • Students are asked to come in comfortable clothing and running shoes to enjoy this fun filled day! Thank you to Mrs. Kehl, Mrs. Mc Nish and Mrs. Boss for organizing the morning! Thank you to the overwhelming number of volunteers for the freezie station! We are grateful for your support!

Talent Show

  • This year’s talent show will take place on Wednesday June 19 – we hope you can join us for the afternoon performance! Thank you to Ms. Tolomeo for her leadership with the show!

Dressing for the Weather

  • With the warm weather we have been experiencing, it is important that students are dressed appropriately for recess. Please send your child to school with a hat and a water bottle to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the day. We would encourage you to make applying sunscreen part of your morning routine rather than send it to school. If you are sending sunscreen to school, please make sure that it is not a spray application as the sprays can make floors slippery if misapplied.

Civvies Week – June 24 to June 28

  • Students are invited to come in civvies during the theme days from June 24 to June 28 as we will be having a Uniform Exchange Monday to Wednesday of the last week of school.  Gently used and washed items will be accepted all next week – June 17-21.  Uniform Exchange days and times will be Monday June 24 – Wednesday June 26 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  Dress code applies – no midriffs, proper length shorts – modest attire for a school setting is requested – thank you. The themes are as follows:
    • Monday – Hawaiian Day
    • Tuesday – Sports Team Appreciation Day
    • Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
    • Thursday – Superhero Day
    • Friday – Red & White for Canada Day

Uniform Exchange – Monday June 24 to Wednesday June 26

  • Uniform Exchange will take place Monday to Wednesday of the last week of school.  Gently used and washed items will be accepted all next week – June 17-21.
  • Uniform Exchange days and times will be Monday June 24 – Wednesday June 26 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. If you can volunteer for any of these days – please contact Mrs. McCormick at the office – thank you!

School Yearbooks – 2018-2019

  • We are working hard to complete the yearbook before the end of this school year – Thank you to Mrs. Langdon, our school photographer, Mrs. Boss and the grade 7 crew for creating this year’s edition. School yearbooks will be available to order from June 17th – June 26th on School Cash Online. The cost is $20. We will keep you updated on the expected arrival time.

Promoting Well-Being Raising Resilient Children

Resiliency is commonly thought of as the ability to ‘bounce back’ when faced with a challenge. It helps us to cope with our feelings so we can learn from an experience and move forward. For a child this could mean; having a disagreement with a friend, failing a test or not making a team.

Tips for raising resilient children:

  • Build and maintain relationships.Children need to feel that they belong and have people who support them.
  • Be a positive role model. Children learn by watching.
  • Teach optimistic thinking. Children with a positive outlook have more confidence and self-esteem.
  • Use positive discipline practices. Help children learn and understand the impact of their behaviours, actions and choices. Set clear, reasonable limits. Tell and show what behaviour is expected (not just what children shouldn’t do) and use fair consequences.
  • Give children choices. Helps build decision making skills.
  • Encourage creative problem solving. Helps children think about alternate solutions.
  • Teach children how to be assertive. Show children how to confidently and respectfully communicate their thoughts, feelings and needs to others in a way that is not hurtful.
  • Help your child identify and develop strengths. Encourage them to try new things. Praise their efforts.
  • Help your child identify and name their feelings. Learning to recognize and label their emotions is the first step in teaching ways to effectively express emotions.
  • Build parenting resiliency. Ask for help. Read parenting books or attend parenting workshops.

– Healthy Schools Halton 

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Wishing you great weekend ~ the Staff of St. Patrick CES

ABA Bonanza @StPatrickB ☘
Jun 14 all day
Grade 5-8 Social Media & Online Safety – 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Jun 14 all day
McMaster Venture Engineering Visit – Grade 2-8
Jun 14 all day
Grade 1 Trip to Bronte Creek
Jun 17 all day
Play Day
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Talent Show – 1:15 pm – Parents Welcome!
Jun 19 all day
Cool Pool Patrol Presentation – Kindergarten to Grade 3
Jun 21 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Civvies Week – Monday – Hawaiian Day!
Jun 24 all day


Elementary PrincipalUpdate June 14 2019