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Weekly Update – Week of July 2nd, 2019

Remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, look forward to the future with confidence. ~ Saint John Paul II

SUMMER BREAK

We would like to thank all of our parents/guardians and students for a wonderful year at St. Peter CES! We wish all of you a safe, blessed and restful summer break. Take time to spend with your families and rejuvenate!  We look forward to seeing you in the September. Of note, the Main Office will open the week of August 26th, 2019. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 3rd for Grades 1 – 8 students.

HOLY ROSARY PARISH NEWS

Thank you to Father Peter & Father Kevin for their spiritual guidance over the past several year. We wish them well as they become immersed in their new parishes. With that being said, we welcome Father John Van Hees to the Holy Rosary Parish and St. Peter CES family.

The Holy Rosary Parish website can be accessed from the link http://www.holyrosaryparish.ca/

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 not that 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:

  • http://www.hcdsb.org
  • 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/guardians are asked to proceed to the back of the school where they will meet their teachers. Please note, all class 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 their teachers and Early Childhood Educators will be taking part in interviews. Year Two (Senior Kindergarten) students begin on Thursday September 5th, 2019. A letter with Year One (Junior Kindergarten) student information was mailed to families this week.

PROMOTING WELL-BEING: IDEAS FOR SUMMER READING

  • Don’t view reading as a chore…Create a positive environment for reading so that children look forward to it. You don’t have to read, you get to read!
  • Reading doesn’t have to only be books…Get a magazine about your child’s favorite hobby, turn on the captions and turn down the volume on the television, look for information on the web.
  • Your day to day routines can provide reading experiences…Cooking, using the phone book, reading instructions for a new game, and reading maps or brochures for your vacation spots are all authentic reading experiences
  • Read during transitions times…Get some more reading time in during the drive to Grandma’s house or while waiting for the dentist.
  • Keep reading those old favorites…Reading books that are a little easy or are even memorized build confidence and fluency.
  • Read to your child…You get quality time with your child; you are a great reading model and you have the opportunity to talk to your child.
  • Talk about books…Ask your child open-ended questions such as “What do you think about that story?” “What would you have done if you were that character?”
  • Visit the library…Not only can the librarian help you find good, interesting books for your child, but they probably have a summer reading program your child can participate in.
  • Support your child’s writing…There is no better letter/sound practice than writing. Provide supplies and opportunities for your child to write – letters, lists, messages, vacation journal or scrapbook, etc. Don’t worry about spelling – just praise your child’s efforts.

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