“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.”
– George Elliston
Thank you to our Halton Food for Thought volunteers for all their work this year preparing morning snacks Monday to Thursday. There will not be any snack program this last week of school as we clean and organize for next year;
Thank you to, Mrs. Kehl, Mrs. McNish, Mrs. Boss and our Intermediate students for an amazing Play Day this year;
Thank you to Ms. Tolomeo, the staff helpers and the grade 7 crew for organizing a star-studded talent show this year!
St. Patrick Church News
The St. Patrick Church website can be accessed from the link http://stpatricksparish.ca/
- Thank you to Father Godwin Pinto and Mrs. Tessari for their spiritual guidance at St. Patrick Catholic School;
- Graduation and School Year Mass will take place on Tuesday June 25 at 9:45 am – hope you can join us;
- 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.
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!
Grade 8 Graduation
- We wish our grade 8 students all the best as they graduate from St. Patrick CES on Tuesday June 25. The Mass is at 9:45 am and the Evening Ceremony begins at 7:00pm in our school gym. We are very proud on these young women and men!
Final Assembly, Early Dismissal and Clap Out
- Friday June 28 is the last day of school with an EARLY DISMISSAL of 2:00 pm. We will have a final assembly at 1:15 with a recognition of the staff that will be leaving us, our grade 8 graduation class and a clap out for them.
SEPTEMBER 2019 OPENING PROCEDURES: Tuesday, Sept. 3 2019 – Grade 1-8 – Back to School!
Parents are asked to review the procedures for looking up their child’s class placement for September. Please Note: All elementary student class placements will become live on Friday, August 30, 2019. Parents will need your child’s OEN number which is found at the top of their report card. Follow these steps to access this information:
- Click on school tab-school listing
- Click on Elementary school placement
- Enter OEN, click search
- Your child’s name, school year and placement will be displayed
Grade 1-8 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Grade 1-8 students and parents proceed to the pavement area (between 8:45-8:55 am) where they will meet their teachers and placements will be confirmed. Please note, all lists are tentative until after the first couple of weeks of school as numbers can change.
KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS will have a staggered entry and DO NOT begin on September 3 as the Teachers and ECE’s will be taking part in interviews. More info to follow.
Promoting Well-Being – 10 Tips to Make This the Best Summer Ever with Your Family
Summer lives in our imaginations throughout the year because it nourishes our souls. The warmth…. the fun… the sheer deliciousness. But mostly, the luxury of time, unbounded by school. Time to explore, to make new friends, to lie on your back and watch the clouds billow. The vivid aliveness and freedom of a child’s summers can change her forever.
Does this sound like the summer your child is having? Or is he glued to an electronic screen? Or maybe she just has to get up early for camp, so you can get to work. Or maybe he’s gotten so used to constant stimulation that he’s complaining he’s bored.
You CAN reclaim summer for your family. In fact, you can make this the best summer ever with your kids. It doesn’t take travel or a lot of money. And you can do it even if you’re working and your kids are in daycamp. All it takes is your time.
That’s right, your time. I know that sounds like the one thing you don’t have enough of. If you’re anything like most parents, you have a long list of things that need to get done and you feel a little (or a lot!) overwhelmed. But it’s summer. Your kids won’t be kids forever. This is the stuff their childhood memories are made of. As George R.R. Martin says, “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”
In addition to those lovely experiences that define summer, children also need lazy summer afternoons with not much happening. So finding that sweet spot of “just enough” activity without over-scheduling is the goal.
Why not decide now to make the most of this opportunity to connect with your kids? Here are ten simple tips to make this summer your best summer ever with your family.
1. Set aside some time every day to have fun with your child.
2. Find the “sweet spot” for structure.
3. Commit to de-stressing and just enjoying your life this summer.
4. Help your kids develop a healthy relationship with time
5. Encourage your child to try something new this summer.
6. Strictly limit technology to certain times of the day.
7. Institute daily reading time and regular library visits.
8. Be aware that transitions take time.
9. Plan some fantastic family memories, even if you don’t have the money or time to head off on vacation.
10. The last week of the summer, print out all your summer photos and make a Summer Album.
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Enjoy the fantastic weather on this first weekend of summer! ~ the Staff of St. Patrick CES
Graduation Mass – 9:45 am – St. Patrick Church
Graduation Ceremony – 7:00 pm – St. Patrick CES Gym
Graduation Dance – 8:00 – 10:30 pm – St. Patrick CES Gym