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St. Paul Weekly Update: May 25-29

Hello St. Paul CES Families,

Please see below for some important information as we start our week. Enjoy the rest of your Victoria Day long weekend!

Kindergarten Orientation:

  • The Kindergarten Orientation for new students/families currently registered for Kindergarten for Sept 2021/22 has been re-scheduled to Thursday, May 27th at 3:30pm due to an error in communication. This will be pre-recorded video presentation followed by a live synchronous question and answer period. An email with links will be provided by Wednesday, May 26. Please check your email for the link.


  • HCDSB’s Thomas Merton Centre for Adult and Continuing Education is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting registrations for Literacy and Math Summer School courses for students in Grades 6-8.


Asian Heritage Month:

Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated across Canada since the 1990s. In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month. 

Over the last two centuries, immigrants have journeyed to Canada from East Asia, Southern Asia, Western and Southeast Asia, bringing our society a rich cultural heritage representing many languages, ethnicities and religious traditions.

This month, HCDSB recognizes the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to the growth and prosperity of our country.

Join us as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month virtually with multiple activities and resources to enjoy at home with your family! Please see the flyer for more details.

Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening Details:

  • The information evening will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the Board’s YouTube Channel.
  • The information evening is open to all parents, students, and staff, and will feature a showcase with students and an opportunity to learn more about assistive technology devices and its impact on education.
  • Watch the session through this link on the day of the scheduled presentation.

Keynote Speaker ~ Carrie Anton – She is a gold medal Paralympian in Goalball who will speak to her experience in being one of Canada’s leading experts in assistive technology and accessibility. 

To learn more about Carrie Anton, please visit her website.

Bike Safety:

  • 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.

Have a great week.

N. Costa and the St. Paul Staff

Victoria Day – No School For Students
May 24 all day
Rainbow Day!
Jun 1 all day
Community Family Game Night
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
PA Day – No School for Students
Jun 4 all day
Attending Virtual School for September 2021? – form due today
Jun 11 all day
Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jun 11 all day
PRIDE Awareness Day
Jun 14 all day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun 21 all day

Costa, NelsonSt. Paul Weekly Update: May 25-29