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:
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.
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:
|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, 2021||CAREER 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!
Please contact Mr. Costa if you would like to attend as a guest. email@example.com