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Family Weekly Memo #8 October 23-27

Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, October 23 – Chess Club at Lunch. Visit from Superintendent Ritsma!
  • Tuesday, October 24: Pita Day, D & D at lunch, Choir practice at lunch.  
    • Rangers Game! Choir please wear spirit wear.
  • Wednesday, October 25: Lunch Box Day-Chess Club at Lunch
  • Thursday, October 26: Please wear your new spirit wear!! D & D at lunch  &
    • Grade 4 Bible Celebration
  • Friday, October 27: Pizza Day

 

Weekly Prayer Lord, lift us up for Your blessings today. We pray that you will anoint us with strength and self-care today, tomorrow, and always. We pray that You will grace us with patience and wisdom. We pray that You will encourage us throughout the day to take the correct steps to walk proudly and safely. Amen

Please ask your child about playing Gaga Ball with Mayor Nowak. Please also ask about using Mathology and/or Knowledgehook in the classroom.

St Clement will rock the Rangers Rink!! All of the 100 Kitchener Rangers tickets have been sold.  Parents will be responsible for driving students to and from the Aud. A letter with details and tickets will be sent home. Please ensure that your child is wearing St Clement Spirit Wear.

School Fundraising: Your opportunity to donate to the school fundraiser is available through Cash Online. Our goal is to raise $5000, which is about $20 per student. We are currently at $1245. A special prize will be awarded to the class with the highest percentage of participants!!

New Brightspace  Parent & Guardian Portal: Brightspace Parent & Guardian is a tool for authorized parents and guardians to see specific components of their child’s course, including the Activity Feed, shared Portfolio artifacts, graded assessments, and feedback as well as upcoming Assignments and Quizzes. This helps parents engage with young learners and maintain awareness of upcoming work. It is not a parent-teacher communication tool—it’s a window into the classroom. Parents automatically have an account based on the parent details you provided when you registered your child with WCDSB. Reference the Parent Portal Letter for instructions on how to access your account. 

Please mark your calendar

  • Monday, October 23 – Visit from Superintendent Jennifer Ritsma
  • Tuesday, October 24 – Rangers Game!
  • Thursday, October 26 – Grade 4 Bible Celebration
  • Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Dance a Thon Fundraiser

Reminder for Grade 7 Parents

A reminder that the Grade 7 students who have completed forms will receive their immunization from Public Health today.

#7 Family Weekly Memo October 16-20

Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, October 16 – Chess Club at Lunch
  • Tuesday, October 17: Pita Day, D & D at lunch, Father visits Grade 4, SK Vision Screening,    ECE Appreciation Day
  • Wednesday, October 18: Lunch Box Day-Choir practice at lunch, Caribou Math Contest, Chess Club at Lunch. Bus Driver Appreciation Day & Grade 7 Immunization Day
  • Thursday, October 19: Please wear your new spirit wear!! D & D at lunch                                    The Mayor visits St Clement today!!!!
  • Friday, October 20: Pizza Day Library Workers Appreciation Day

Weekly Prayer: Lord, grant us the wisdom to care for the earth and till it. Help us to act now for the good of future generations and all your creatures. Help us to become instruments of a new creation, Founded on the covenant of your love. Amen

Please ask your child about using their Agenda (Grades 1-8)

Our Eco Team is going strong. This week they are hosting a WalkBikeRoll Week. More information may be found https://bikewalkroll.org/ 

St Clement will rock the Rangers Rink!! All of the 100 Kitchener Rangers tickets have been sold.  Parents will be responsible for driving students to and from the Aud. A letter with details and tickets will be sent home.

If your child is in Grade 7 or 8 – we have a full-day field trip in the making for Friday, December 1st. We will not be back until approximately 6 p.m. More details to follow.

School Fundraising: Your opportunity to donate to the school fundraiser is available through Cash Online. Our goal is to raise $5000, which is about $20 per student. We are currently at $825. A special prize will be awarded to the class with the highest percentage of participants!!

Family-School Connections: When we surveyed families last year, there was an overwhelming desire for parents to know more about what children are learning in the classroom. All parents should be able to access their child(ren) D2L site. A memo from the school comes out each week. We update the website regularly and use an X account.

Sharing our learning: Our Grade 1-8 classes are following the WCDSB recommendation and implementing Mathology activities in each class. 

What is Mathology? Pearson Canada’s Mathology is a comprehensive classroom resource. Built on academic and classroom research for the diversity of Canadian classrooms, it is designed to unlock the joy in learning math by engaging students and teachers with materials that: help teachers gain a deeper understanding of student thinking and determine the next best steps; meet students and teachers where they are at in their math learning journey and build teacher capacity. 

What is Knowledgehook? Knowledgehook’s proprietary technology harnesses the power of data to track where students are on their math journey. Their solution connects a child’s in-school education to their at-home learning, providing real-time insights and expert-designed remediation tools to teachers on student learning gaps. This empowers teachers to develop an understanding of the math concepts related to their students’ challenges, enabling them to adjust instruction and monitor student progress.

As a staff, we collaboratively plan and discuss learning goals. Many of our teachers are seeking parent input and support around at-home work. You should expect this to transpire in the Junior and Intermediate grades. Items sent home often are the work that was not completed in class. At St Clement, teachers are also encouraging families to utilize the At Home Reading Program (Grades 1-3) and Knowledgehook Challenges (Grades 3-6). If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Mrs. MacDonald to further discuss.

Please mark your calendar

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, October 19 – We welcome the Mayor!
  • Monday, October 23 – Visit from Superintendent Jennifer Ritsma
  • Tuesday, October 24 – Rangers Game!
  • Thursday, October 26 – Grade 4 Bible Celebration
  • Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Dance a Thon Fundraiser

Family Weekly Memo #6 October 9-13

Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday October 9 – Happy Thanksgiving!!
  • Tuesday, October 10: Pita Day
    • Mrs Alvarez and a team attend a Sustainability Workshop at the University of Waterloo
  • Wednesday, October 11: Lunch Box Day
    • Choir practice at lunch
    • Chess Club at lunch
  • Thursday, October 12: Please wear your new spirit wear!!
    • School and Board Wide EQAO results will be released
    • Dungeons and Dragons Club at lunch
  • Friday, October 13: Photo Day  (in the morning)
    • Primary field trip to Benjamin Tree Farm

Weekly Prayer Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have provided me with more than I could ever have imagined. You have surrounded me with people who always look out for me. You have given me family and friends who bless me every day with kind words and actions. Amen

Please ask your child about what they like to do at recess.

Please review the Playground Reminders with your child

  • Have fun and be active!!
  • Please stay in your designated area.
  • Still no equipment from home. New equipment is on the way
  • Please stop grabbing the small soft balls (gaga & elephant) 
  • If you are found grabbing the Gaga ball, you will not be able to play
  • If you want to play frisbee or football, please speak to an adult about designating an area for that recess.
  • There should be no tag, going up slides, or more than one person on the monkey bars.
  • No stealing hats

If your child is one of the many choir members, please save the date of Tuesday, October 24th. We will be singing at the Rangers Game. There are two tickets available to each choir member. They must be purchased through CashOnline by October 11th. Any tickets left will be first come, first basis that. Parents will be responsible for driving students to and from the Aud.

If your child is in Grade 7 or 8 – we have a tentative full-day field trip in the making for Friday, December 1st. We will not be back until approximately 6 pm. More details to follow.

School Fundraising: Your opportunity to donate to the school fundraiser is available through Cash Online. Our goal is to raise $5000, which is about $20 per student. 

Please mark your calendar with these important dates:

  • Friday, October 13 – Photo Day
  • Friday, October 20 – Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • Saturday, October 21 – Librarian Appreciation Day
  • Monday, October 23 – Visit from Superintendent Jennifer Ritsma
  • Tuesday, October 24 – Rangers Game!
  • Thursday, October 26 – Grade 4 Bible Celebration
  • Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Dance a Thon Fundraiser

Saints Family Weekly Memo #5 October 2-6, 2023

Where Each One Counts! 

Monday, October 2 – National Custodian Day – Thank you, Mrs. McGivern & Mr. Jordan

Introducing our Fall Fundraiser- Halloween Dance a Thon!

Tuesday, October 3: Pita Day 

Second Spirit Assembly – Distribution of Monthly Awards for Collaboration

Wednesday, October 4: Lunch Box Day-Choir practice at lunch

Thursday, October 5: Spirit Wear Day

9 am – Liturgy of the Word at St Clement Parish – all are welcome to join

Friday, October 6: PD Day- No school for students.  Cashonline opens for Fundraising.

Weekly Prayer – Gracious and loving Lord, Thank you for the seasons we can count on, find routine in, and that will never cease while the earth remains. As we enter into autumn, when the cooler winds drift in and the days grow shorter, draw us closer to you. Let us feel your warm and loving presence.

Please ask your child about Orange Shirt Day and the recommendations regarding Truth and Reconciliation

Consider getting involved – Catholic School Advisory Council – Please complete the form on School Cash Online if you are interested in joining our Catholic School Advisory Council this year. Our first meeting is scheduled for October 3 at 6 p.m.

If your child is one of the choir members, please save the date of Tuesday, October 24th. We will be singing at the Rangers Game. There will be a limited number of tickets available to purchase through the school. Parents will be responsible for driving students to and from the Aud.

If your child is in Grade 7 or 8 – we have a tentative full-day field trip in the making for Friday, December 1st. We will not be back until approximately 6 p.m. More details to follow.

Please mark your calendar with these important dates:

  • Monday, October 2 – National Custodian Day
  • Tuesday, October 3 1st CSAC Meeting
  • Thursday, October 5 – World Teacher’s Day
  • Friday, October 6 – PD Day (Focus on Literacy and IEP Development)
  • Friday, October 13 – Photo Day
  • Friday, October 20 – Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Dance a Thon Fundraiser

Fundraiser Community Letter 2023-St Clement

Check out the School Website https://stclement.wcdsb.ca/  

Follow us on Twitter – @stclementsaints

Week 4 – Saints Family Memo

Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday September 25: Welcome back to another awesome week of learning!
  • Tuesday, September 26: Pita Day 
  • Wednesday, September 27: Lunch Box Day-Please wear purple for Rowan’s Law Day
    • Choir Practice at lunch
  • Thursday, September 28: Spirit Wear Day & Junior Soccer Tournament!
  • Friday, September 29: Pizza Day – Please wear orange-Every child matters

Weekly Prayer – Dear Lord, Open our hearts to respect, to welcome, and to include one another. Give us the courage to stand up for the dignity of our Indigenous sisters and brothers and of those with roots in other lands, all of us created in Your image. Strengthen us in our walk together.

Please ask your child about the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope!

Please consider getting involved – Catholic School Advisory Council – Please complete the form on School Cash Online if you are interested in joining our Catholic School Advisory Council this year. Our first meeting is scheduled for October 3 at 6pm.

If your child is one of the 60 (!!) choir members, please save the date of Tuesday October 24th. We will be singing at the Rangers Game. There will be a limited number of tickets available to purchase through the school. Parents will be responsible to drive students to and from the Aud.

If your child is in Grade 7 or 8- we have a tentative full day field trip in the making for Friday December 1st. We will not be back until approximately 6pm. More details to follow.

Please mark your calendar

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, September 27th: Purple Shirt for Rowan’s Law Day
  • Friday, September 29th: Every Child Matters Orange Shirt Day
  • Tuesday October 3 1st CSAC Meeting
  • Thursday October 5 – World Teacher’s Day
  • Friday October 6 – PD Day (Focus on Literacy and IEP Development)
  • Friday, October 13 – Photo Day
  • Friday October 20 – Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • Tuesday, October 24 – Saints sing at the Rangers
  • Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Dance a Thon Fundraiser
  • Friday, December 1 Grade 7 & 8 Field Trip

General Back to Communication School Checklist:

Thought for the Week: St Clement’s is Where Each One Counts!

  • Monday, September 18: Bus Patrol Training in the am
  • Tuesday, September 19: Pita Day & Family BBQ/Open House (4:30-6, $7 a combo)
  • Wednesday, September 20: focus on your wellness this Wednesday
  • Thursday, September 21: Intermediate Boys & Girls 3 Pitch
  • Friday, September 22: Pizza Day, Salute a Saint Draw & Terry Fox Fundraiser

Dear Father, As we approach the Autumn months, we are reminded that it is you who give us the breath of lifeMay the harvest from the fields remind us of the abundance we have been given and the bounty we are to share with others. May the dying of summer’s spirit remind us of your great promise that death is temporary and life is eternal. St.  Clement pray for us, Amen

Please ask your child about the pizza they received on Friday. It was delicious!!

We completed two of our practice Fire Drills. If the weather cooperates we will finish the others this week.

Thank you for submitting the school verification forms. If you did not fill in your child’s t-shirt size we will make our best guess:)

Thank you to the children and the families that needed to move classrooms. We know this is a challenge, and we appreciate your resilience!

EXCITING NEWS!!!!! We are going to be signing the national anthem at the Kitchener Rangers game on Tuesday, October 24th. More details about this special choir to come. 

We are thrilled to host our Family BBQ & Meet the Teacher. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 19 anytime for 4:30-6

Consider getting involved – Catholic School Advisory Council – Please complete the form on School Cash Online if you are interested in joining our Catholic School Advisory Council this year. Our first meeting is scheduled for October 3 at 6 p.m.

Please mark your calendar with these important dates:

    • Monday, September 18th: Bus Patrol Safety Training am
    • Tuesday, September 19th: Family BBQ & Open House (4:30 – 6 pm) Combos $7 at point of purchase
    • Thursday, September 21 – Intermediate 3 Pitch at Rim Park
    • Friday, September 22nd Terry Fox – Please wear red. Please donate here
    • Wednesday, September 27th: Purple Shirt for Rowan’s Law Day
    • Thursday, September 28th – Junior Co-Ed Soccer 
    • Friday, September 29th: Every Child Matters Orange Shirt Day
    • Tuesday, October 3 1st CSAC Meeting
    • Thursday, October 5 – World Teacher’s Day
    • Friday, October 6 – PD Day (Focus on Literacy and IEP Development)
    • Friday, October 13 – Photo Day
    • Friday, October 20 – Bus Driver Appreciation Day
    • Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Dance a Thon Fundraiser

General Back to Communication School Checklist:

Terry Fox Marathon of Hope – September 22

St. Clement Terry Fox School Run

On September 22nd our school will be proudly participating in the Terry Fox School Run. This is one of our most favourite events of the year – we get to celebrate the life of Terry Fox, his Marathon of Hope, and show our incredible school spirit as we come together to help others.

Our event this year is an opportunity to take action, show leadership, and set examples of compassion and kindness towards others. Students will be staying on school grounds and each class will have an opportunity to participate remaining in their division (Kindergarten- Grade 3 and Grade 4- Grade 8). Each student will receive a freezie treat after their run/ walk. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have an issue or concern with this. Please send your child to school prepared with running shoes, a water bottle and a red/ white outfit to show support for our Canadian hero!

Please consider supporting us in our mission, and help us raise funds for cancer research. You can make an online contribution through the St. Clement school page at 

https://schools.terryfox.ca/38139  

Every donation made in a student’s name will be entered into a draw to win this awesome Terry Fox t-shirt on Friday September 22nd!

Thank you for your support on behalf of the staff at St. Clement School.

The St. Clement Staff

“Where each one counts!”

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