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St. Paul Weekly Update February 17-21

Dear St. Paul CES Families,

We have exceeded our Jump Rope for Heart fundraising goal of $2000. Currently we are sitting at $4000 with just our online pledges! The final count will be communicated shortly and prizes to be distributed prior to March Break. As a reminder that all pledges are due. Please submit any outstanding pledge forms to the office by Tuesday, February 18.  All funds raised will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Cardiac Kids. Thank you all again for your support during the event. Check out our twitter page @StPaul_CES for some action shots of the students jumping.

A reminder that all HCDSB schools will be CLOSED to students on Friday, February 21st, 2020 as a result of the recent announcement of the province-wide one-day full withdrawal of services. Please do not send any students to school on Friday.

Please see below for important information items for this week.




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  • There is no school on Monday, February 17th as it is Family Day. Enjoy the day with your loved ones.



  • Thank you to our parent volunteers that are organizing our Pancake Tuesday event at St. Paul School for our students on Shrove Tuesday. All students will be served pancakes in the gym on Tuesday February 25.  If your child has an allergy you will be receiving communication regarding ingredients shortly.
  • Volunteers Needed –> Pancake Tuesday Volunteers Needed



  • Our Salad Bar Session 2 begins on Wednesday, March 4th to Wednesday April 15th. You can place your order on SCHOOLCASH ONLINE starting February 3rd. Click here for additional information –> Salad Bar Order Form – Session 2
  • Salad Bar Ordering closes on Thursday, February 20th.





  • Report cards for term one will be coming home with your child on Wednesday February 19th



  • Parents are reminded that the back parking lot is dedicated for staff only. Please park in the main parking lot or use our kiss n’ ride. Parking By-law officers will be making their way to the back and front parking lots during our heavy traffic times to ensure everyone is parking in dedicated parking spots.



PROMOTING WELL BEING: List of Feeling Words From A to Z By Amanda Morin

  • Parents will often ask their kids to express themselves with words—”Use your words!” is a common playground refrain—but it’s not always easy for children. They are still exploring feelings and are sorely in need of emotional vocabulary to hang these feelings on.
  • Helping our kids expand their emotional vocabulary not only aids them scholastically, but it also helps them better understand the subtlety of emotions and how words like “happy” and “elated” or “indifferent” and “disinterested” differ.
  • By teaching our children the feeling words appropriate to their age—and encouraging them to use them when expressing themselves—we aid in their emotional growth now into their teen and adult years.



Yours In Catholic Education,
Elementary PrincipalSt. Paul Weekly Update February 17-21