“From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.” – Pope Francis
REPORT CARDS & KINDERGARTEN COMMUNICATION OF LEARNING DOCUMENTS
Report Cards for Grades 1 – 8 students and the Kindergarten Communication of Learning Documents will be distributed on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019. Please return the response forms by Thursday, June 27th, 2019. Unfortunately, report cards cannot be distributed prior to this day. For students who are away on vacation, report cards will be held in the Main Office for pick-up when the school re-opens on Monday, August 26th, 2019. Alternatively, report cards may be mailed out provided that a request is received in the office by Wednesday, June 26th, 2019. Please indicate your child’s name and local mailing address. Of note, Report cards cannot be emailed.
CIVVIES’ DAY – RED & WHITE DAY!
Just a reminder that Friday, June 28th, 2019 is Red & White Day at St. Peter CES! Students are encouraged to wear red and white in support of Canada Day on July 1st, 2019. Please note this is not a school fundraising initiative, and therefore, no money will be collected. Show your school spirit!
WE NEED YOUR HELP – POLLINATOR GARDEN
The Pollinator Garden is showing many signs of life! The Green Team is looking for families to become “Guardians of the Garden” over the summer. Families would be assigned a week in which they are responsible for some light weeding, as well as, possible watering. If your family is interested in taking this on, please reach out to Mrs. McLaren or Mrs. Charles and they will be able to assist you in signing up for the week that works best for you. Families that help out will be entered into a draw for their very own “bee house”.
Thank you for support of the our Freezie Sales initiative during the month of June! Due to overwhelming sales on the Family Food Truck Night unfortunately we have ‘sold out’ for the remainder of the school year…there will be no more freezie sales this year. As communicated, the proceeds will be applied to various initiatives sponsored by the Catholic School Council throughout the school year. Thank you to our Grade 5 & 6 student ambassadors from Mlle O’Brien & Mrs. Almeida-Bateman’s classes for leading this initiative.
ISW SCHOOL UNIFORM UPDATE
ISW Uniforms will be running our annual ‘Save the Tax’ event in-store and online for the entire month of June. Please see the flyer attached regarding the upcoming sale! ISW Uniforms June 2019 MIL
GRADE 8 GRADUATION – IMPORTANT DATES
- Family of Schools Grade 8 Graduation Mass – June 25th, 2019 at Holy Rosary Parish (10:00am). Students are not required to be in school uniform, however they are asked to dress for the reverence of the occasion (e.g., ‘Sunday Best’)
- Graduation Ceremony – June 25th, 2019 at St. Peter CES (6:30pm)
- Grade 8 Clap-Out – Friday, June 28th, 2019 beginning at approximately 1:30pm.
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE ON SCHOOL BUSES
As a follow up to the email sent by the school board earlier this week, please note that beginning in September 2019 all buses transporting students from the Halton Catholic District School Board will be equipped with video recording cameras. You can learn more about this new policy here: https://elem.hcdsb.org/stpeter/wp-admin/post.php?post=4747&action=edit
Please note that the last day of school is on Friday, June 28th, 2019 and that this is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed 90 minutes early at 2:05pm. Bus route arrival times will be adjusted on this day. Please ensure that your family has after school care arrangements made for your child(ren).
LOST & FOUND
Please encourage your children to take a look through the ‘Lost and Found’ bin this week. Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of June.
SEPTEMBER 2019 OPENING PROCEDURES: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Parents are asked to review the procedures for looking up their child’s class placement for September.
Please Note: All elementary student class placements will become live on Friday, August 30th, 2019. Parents/guardians will need their child’s OEN number which can be located at the top of students report card to access their class placement.
Follow these steps to access this information:
- Click on school tab-school listing
- Click on Elementary school placement
- Enter OEN, click search
- Your child’s name, school year and placement will be displayed
Grade 1 – 8 First Day School Procedures: Grade 1 – 8 students and parents are asked to proceed to the rear of the school where they will meet their teachers and placements. Please note, all lists are ‘tentative’ until final numbers of have been determined in September.
Kindergarten Students will have a staggered entry and DO NOT begin on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 as the Teachers and ECE’s will be taking part in interviews. More information to follow.
The Halton Catholic District School Board does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during school activities. Since accidents can happen, and some injuries result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans, as a parent, you may wish to consider purchasing student accident insurance. Student accident insurance can provide you with financial peace of mind against the possible expenses that can be incurred if a child is injured at school.
The Board makes an Accident and Life Insurance Program for students exclusively through Old Republic/Reliable Life Insurance Company available on a yearly basis. Participation is voluntary and the costs for the program are paid by the parent or guardian.The program offers a variety of plans and benefits, which can be tailored to suit your needs. The coverage provided by the policy is comprehensive and reasonably priced ($8.00 to $32.00 per year depending on plan chosen).
The insurance agreement is between the parent/guardian and the insurance company. If you wish to subscribe or for more information, please visit: www.insuremykids.com or call 1-800-463-KIDS (5437).
STUDENT WITH MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Medical packages for the 2019 – 2020 year are in the process of being sent home in an effort to prepare for next year. Please complete and return them to St. Peter CES the week of August 26th, 2019. Of note, all epipens and inhalers housed at school will be returned to student on the last day. If your child has additional medications at school, a parent/guardian is required to come pick it up from the Main Office – thank you. All medication(s) not picked up by the end of the school year, will be disposed of as per our typical practice.
DRESSING FOR THE WARMER WEATHER
With the warm weather we have been experiencing, it is important that students are dressed appropriately for recess. Please send your child to school with a hat and a water bottle to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the day. We would encourage you to make applying sunscreen part of your morning routine rather than send it to school. If you are sending sunscreen to school, please make sure that it is not a spray application as the sprays can make floors slippery if misapplied.
PROMOTING WELL-BEING: RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN
Resiliency is commonly thought of as the ability to ‘bounce back’ when faced with a challenge. It helps us to cope with our feelings so we can learn from an experience and move forward. For a child this could mean; having a disagreement with a friend, failing a test or not making a team.
Tips for raising resilient children:
- Build and maintain relationships.Children need to feel that they belong and have people who support them.
- Be a positive role model. Children learn by watching.
- Teach optimistic thinking. Children with a positive outlook have more confidence and self-esteem.
- Use positive discipline practices. Help children learn and understand the impact of their behaviours, actions and choices. Set clear, reasonable limits. Tell and show what behaviour is expected (not just what children shouldn’t do) and use fair consequences.
- Give children choices. Helps build decision making skills.
- Encourage creative problem solving. Helps children think about alternate solutions.
- Teach children how to be assertive. Show children how to confidently and respectfully communicate their thoughts, feelings and needs to others in a way that is not hurtful.
- Help your child identify and develop strengths. Encourage them to try new things. Praise their efforts.
- Help your child identify and name their feelings. Learning to recognize and label their emotions is the first step in teaching ways to effectively express emotions.
- Build parenting resiliency. Ask for help. Read parenting books or attend parenting workshops. – Healthy Schools Halton
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