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St. Paul Weekly Update: Nov. 16-20

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be having a Christmas Concert this year!  Each class will learn a Christmas song and the performances will be recorded within the classroom.  All the performances will be combined to create a video that parents, students, families and teachers will be able to view through a direct, private link to YouTube.

Our concert will include body percussion, sign language, cup routines, desk drumming, boomwackers and more!

The recordings will take place the week of December 7 – 11th.  If your child is absent from the day of their music class that week, they will unfortunately not be in the concert.  A schedule for the week is as follows:

Dec. 7 – Mrs. Volpini, Mr. Petrucelli, Mrs. Desrochers

Dec. 8 – Mr. Jefferies, Mrs. Tilley, Mrs. Coughlan

Dec. 9 – Mrs. Murray, Mr. Cataldo, Mrs. Densmore

Dec. 10 – Mr. Stoneburgh, Mrs. Ferrraro, Mrs. Byrnes

Dec. 11 – All FDK Classes

On the day of their performance, students are asked to wear red and green.  A reminder will be sent to parents the week prior.

We cannot wait to spread Christmas Cheer this year!! 

PROGRESS REPORT CARDS/INTERVIEWS:

The Elementary Progress Report for grades 1 – 8 students, and the Kindergarten Communication of Learning will be issued on November 24, 2020. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will be able to schedule an interview with your child’s teachers during the evening of Thursday, November 26, 2020 and during the day on Friday, November 27, 2020 which is a designated Professional Development Day. Interviews will last approximately 10 minutes but will be scheduled in a 15 minute block. The extra 5 minutes will account for technical issues and/or transition times between interviews. Please keep to the 10 minute time frame for the interview. If additional time is needed, please set up another date and time with the classroom teacher to continue the conversation.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all interviews will be offered virtually or through a phone call. An email will be sent out on Monday with instructions on how to make an appointment.  Please note that all families will also receive a paper copy of these instructions which contains the access code needed to book an appointment.

BULLYING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WEEK – NOV. 15-20

This week is Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week. Ms. Giordani and our peer mentors have organized some special announcements for the staff and students this week. The St. Paul students and staff are committed to learn more about bullying prevention and awareness, and how we can make a difference. Teachers and students will participate in activities and have been given resources to support the learning.

As a school, we are continuing to promote kindness in our everyday actions.

For further information, for guidance on how to speak with your child about bullying or to receive information about community supports for mental health, please visit:

https://www.hcdsb.org/Parents/safeandhealthy/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/prevention.html

https://www.ementalhealth.ca/Halton-Regional-Municipality/Bullying/index.php?m=heading&ID=31

https://smho-smso.ca/

REMEMBRANCE DAY:

Thank you again to Mr. Jefferies and his grade 7/8 students for a beautiful liturgy for Remembrance Day. A great way to honour and respect those who have served our country and worked for peace. 

BOOK FAIR:

We are hosting our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair from November 16 to November 29. Shop from the safety of your own home while earning rewards for our school library! Free shipping on Family Nights occurring on Wednesday Nov 18 & 25 from 6-8 PM; also get free shipping anytime during our fair if you order $35+. Link for our school will be available here: https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5150716

CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL:

St. Paul Civvies Day’s: In partnership with the Halton Catholic Children Education Foundation, St Paul Parent Council has organized Civvies Day for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

To add to the excitement, each Civvies Day will have a specific theme.  The dates and themes are as follows:

DATETHEME
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2020  JUST BE YOU DAY AND WEAR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2020  UGLY SWEATER DAY
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021  PJ DAY
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021  DRESS LIKE A TEACHER DAY
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021CAREER DAY  
THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021  CRAZY HAIR DAY
THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021  JERSEY DAY

If possible, we are asking each family to consider donating $10.00 for all 7 Civvies days.  All money raised will be donated to the Halton Catholic Children Education Foundation.  Please submit your donation to School Cash Online.

EPICURE and HALTON FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

Looking for a great Christmas gift for family members? Look no further. Try Epicure! See below for details on how you can help support our goal in raising funds for Halton Food For Thought!

COVID-19 Screening/Update Letter from Halton Public Health:

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support in completing the daily self-assessment with your child every morning and following any recommendations. Please continue…

  • monitoring your children for symptoms of COVID-19 and keeping them home from school when they do not feel well
  • completing the daily screening tool each day before sending your children to school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
  • wearing a mask and ensuring physical distancing is in place when picking up or dropping off your children
  • maintaining distancing/masking with others who are not part of your family – this continues even after school!

Please review the flow chart – Return to School and Child Care Protocol for Individuals with COVID-19 Symptoms.

Have a great day!

N. Costa

Nov
16
Mon
Catholic School Council Meeting – Virtual – TEAMS
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please contact Mr. Costa if you would like to attend as a guest. costan@hcdsb.org

Nov
24
Tue
Progress Report Cards Go Home
Nov 24 all day
Nov
26
Thu
Civvies Day – Just Be You Day! (non-uniform)
Nov 26 all day
Grade 4 CCAT Testing
Nov 26 all day
Parent Teacher Interviews
Nov 26 @ 3:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
27
Fri
Parent Teacher Interviews – PA Day
Nov 27 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Nov
29
Sun
Advent Begins
Nov 29 all day
Dec
1
Tue
Grade 4 CCAT Testing – Virtual Students
Dec 1 all day
Dec
7
Mon
Christmas Concert Recording Week
Dec 7 – Dec 11 all day
Red/Green Day – Mrs. Volpini, Mr. Petrucelli, Mrs. Desrochers
Dec 7 all day
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