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St. Paul Weekly Update June 3-7

Hello St. Paul Families,

Good Luck to our Grade 5-7 students participating in the Burlington Track and Field Meet on Monday, June 3rd at Notre Dame High School.

Good Luck to our Grade 8’s as they make their way to our Nation’s Capital, Ottawa (June 3rd-5th).

Please see below for some important info items and dates for the following weeks.


  • Professional Activity Day – Friday June 7 is a PA Day – there are no classes for elementary students.


  • ABA for ALL – Kids Do Well if They Can: HCDSB’s Special Education Department is thrilled to be hosting Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for All Bonanza event at our school on June 12th, 2019 from 8:40-11:50 and 12:50-2:45 – All Parents are welcome to drop by for a visit (20 minutes sessions) in our school library! No need to call for an appointment – just come to the library at a time that is convenient for you.

The events will showcase ABA methodology to help teachers, school staff, administrators, and parents gain a better understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis and its benefit on education.

The Bonanzas will also demonstrate all the great ways that ABA is already happening in our schools to support our students! ​

Not sure what ABA is? Watch this short video to learn more:​.​


  • Whale Cove Cereal Box Collection: We are well on our way to reach our goal of 300 cereal boxes for Whale Cove. These donations will help support this community in Nunavut for the entire year! When donating, please refer to best before dates. These dates are important as the items have to last a year – so best before dates should be well into 2020.


  • SAVE THE DATE: Community BINGO Night on Wednesday, June 12th from 6:00-7:30


  • Salad Bar: Thank you to all the registered students and Salad Bar Volunteers for a very successful launch to our Salad Bar Program. We had a total of 78 students visit the salad bar last Wednesday. Don’t forget to bring your reusable container back to school this Wednesday to enjoy the 2nd week of Salad Bar.


Promoting Well-Being – Bike Safety Continued…

Cycling is a fun and healthy activity, it’s a low-cost way to get around, and it’s good for the planet. Cyclists have to share the road with cars, pedestrians and other cyclists. Before you head out on a bike, learn the rules of the road, helmet information and safety tips for cyclists of all ages. As recommended by Parachute Canada:

  • Always wear a helmet. Properly worn, it can reduce the risk of serious head injury by up to 80%. Know and follow the 2V1 Rule.
  • Be prepared. Know the rules of the road.
  • Check your ride. A fun and safe cycling experience starts with a properly equipped bicycle.
  • Be a role model. Set a good example and practice safety together.

The Ministry of Transportation’s Young Cyclist Guide has additional information on riding tips to keep you safe while cycling.

Yours in Catholic Education,

N. Costa

Whale Cove Cereal Box Collection
May 27 – Jun 14 all day
Dairy Farmer Presentations: Grades K-5 at Various Times
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all day
Grade 8 Ottawa Trip
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all day
Track and Field Meet (Grades 5-7 team) at Notre Dame High School
Jun 3 all day
Lunchbox – Mr. Sub Day
Jun 4 @ 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm
Salad Bar Lunch (registered students only)
Jun 5 @ 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm
Ice Dawg Day
Jun 5 @ 2:30 pm – 2:35 pm
Pizza Day – Term 3
Jun 6 @ 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm
PA Day – No school for students
Jun 7 all day
Lunchbox – Lunch Lady Day
Jun 11 @ 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm
Salad Bar Lunch (registered students only)
Jun 12 @ 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm
Ice Dawg Day
Jun 12 @ 2:30 pm – 2:35 pm
Bingo Night – School Community Event
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
ABA Bonanza – Applied Behaviour Analysis Drop-in: Library
Jun 13 @ 8:40 am – 2:45 pm
Pizza Day – Term 3
Jun 13 @ 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm
Elementary PrincipalSt. Paul Weekly Update June 3-7