Dear St. Scholastica Families,
Wishing all of you a lovely weekend ahead. Here are the updates for this upcoming week at St. Scholastica:
ONTARIO ENGLISH CATHOLIC TEACHERS ASSOCATION (OECTA) LABOUR NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE
Our school will be CLOSED to students on Thursday, March 5th , 2020 as a result of the recent announcement by OECTA of a province-wide, one-day full withdrawal of services.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. For more information, please visit the Halton Catholic District School Board’s website: Labour Negotiations Update.
CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL PRIMARY MOVIE NIGHT – CHANGE OF DATE
For those parents who purchased tickets and snacks for our upcoming Primary Family Movie Night, please note that this Movie Night will have to be postponed until the following Thursday due to the OECTA one-day full withdrawal of services scheduled for Thursday, March 5th. THE NEW DATE FOR OUR MOVIE NIGHT WILL BE THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH. The start time has not been altered and the movie is set to begin at 6:15pm (Doors open at 6:00pm).
If you previously purchased tickets to attend this night on March 5th and are not able to make it to the new Movie Night date of March 12th, please contact Mrs. Ceko at the office to discuss a refund for your purchase.
If you did not purchase tickets and would like to come, there will be an option to “pay at the door” for entrance to our event. There will be SOME popcorn and water left for purchase but these “left overs” are in small amounts and will be sold on a “first come, first served” basis. Tickets are $10 per Family, Popcorn (while supplies last for purchase at the door) is $2/bag and bottles of water (while supplies last for purchase at the door) is $1/bottle.
We thank our Catholic School Council for organizing and hosting this evening for our school community.
GRADUATION PHOTOS FOR GRADE 8 STUDENTS
Tuesday, March 3rd will be our Grade 8 Graduation Photo Day. Parents of a student in Grade 8 are encouraged to view the attached flyer for more information.
GRADE 4-8 PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION
All parents and school community members are invited to our Public Speaking Finals which will be held on Wednesday, March 4th at 1:30pm in our school gym. We thank the following student representatives from each grade who will be presenting their speech:
Grade 4 – Natalie D.
Grade 5 – Victoria S.
Grade 6 – Marissa P.A.
Grade 7 – Carla M.
Grade 8 – Folu S.
ST. BENEDICT PARISH BULLETIN LINK
In our Weekly Website Posts we will now be including a link to the St. Benedict Parish weekly bulletin. To view this bulletin, please click on the link below:
PROMOTING WELL BEING: Emotional Well Being and Mental Health
There is no health without mental health. Mental health is the ability to think, feel and act in ways that help us to:
- Cope with life’s ups and downs
- Make good decisions
- Have meaningful relationships
Mental health shows in how you think, feel and act in life. It affects how you see the world, handle challenges, relate to others and make choices. Current research shows that 1 in 5 children will suffer from poor mental health. For most, these problems will be brief. Experiences with stress, sadness or low self-esteem are a part of growing up. However, when it begins to interfere with school, family or everyday living, it is time to ask for help. Early intervention is key. Children and youth need to be taught coping skills and need to know they are not alone.
Here are some excellent links:
- Emotionally healthy children/teens
- Tips for raising emotionally healthy children/teens
- Mental health resources for parents and caregivers
- Youth resources
- Programs and referrals
- Where to go for help
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