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#30 Weekly Family Memo – April 15-19

 Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, April 15: Grade 8 Transition Meetings
  • Tuesday, April 16: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch, Badminton Tournament
  • Wednesday, April 17: Be You Assembly, Hot Lunch Day. Folk Dance at lunch. Gr 2 & 3 Minecraft
  • Thursday, April 18: Please wear your spirit wear!! 
  • Friday, April 19: Pizza Day

A Prayer in Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy bees, the swarm dilating around the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with a needle bill, And off a blossom in mid-air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love, The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will, But which it only needs that we fulfil. – Robert Frost

Last Day for Survey- We value your feedback as a parent / legal guardian of a student in our school. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey and share your opinions with us. We want to learn about your child’s experiences at school so we can understand what is working well and how we might improve to contribute to a more positive school climate. The survey is open until April 14th. Today is the last day to complete

Mission Day-St. Clement School will be having a Mission Day supporting Jump Rope for Heart and Tiny Home Take Out on Friday, May 10th from 12:35-3:20. We will ensure that every child will be able to participate.  Parents may buy an all-inclusive Mission Day pass for a suggested donation of $10 per child. Families are welcome to make an additional donation in the amount of their choosing directly to Jump Rope for Heart by using the following link, https://jumpropeforheart.crowdchange.ca/45354   (for any donation made directly a tax receipt will be issued by the Heart and Stroke Foundation).

Parent Action Items: 

  • Please review the dress code expectations in the student handbook.
  • Please remember that it is a scent-free school. Please remind your child not to wear perfume or scented products.
  • Yearbooks are for sale! They are available on CashOnline for $20.
  • Save the date – May 7th Family Night 4:30-6 pm Sign up for a BBQ hot dog!
  • May 10th – Mission Day Passes on sale through Cash Online – Suggested donation of $10

Reminders:

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • A20 Earth Day
  • A24 Grade 7 Vacciniations
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M7 Family Night 4:30-6
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening 
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J24 Graduation 5:30
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff

 

#19 Family Memo April 9-12

 Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, April 8 – Monday is a PD Day!!! Solar Eclipse, NO SCHOOL!
  • Tuesday, April 9: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch. Grade 8s go to Mount Mary
  • Wednesday, April 10: Hot Lunch Day. Folk Dance at lunch.
  • Thursday, April 4:  Please wear your spirit wear!! Visit from Director Dowling  Grade 8s return from Mount Mary
  • Friday, April 5 – Pizza Day

Thought for the Week:  Sometimes INSPIRATION comes from a single ray of Sunshine!

Prayer: May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing the earth. As a God of renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too. Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes in our lives this Spring. Awaken us to new life and perspective, for we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

Solar Advice: Looking directly at the Sun causes serious eye damage, especially during a solar eclipse.  

To watch a solar eclipse safely, you need eye protection that has been designed for watching a solar eclipse (i.e., meets the ISO 12312-2 standard). Sunglasses are not sufficient to protect your eyes. In addition, viewing any part of a solar eclipse through a smartphone camera, a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will cause serious eye damage.

 

A total solar eclipse is a rare and exciting natural phenomenon. However, it is crucial to view it safely to prevent any damage to the eyes. Here are some tips for safely experiencing the solar eclipse: 
  1. Use Proper Eclipse Glasses: Regular sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for viewing the sun. Special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers, must be used. Ensure they meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. 
  2. Adult Supervision for Children: Ensure that children are supervised when using solar filters or eclipse glasses. Teach them the importance of not removing the glasses while looking at the sun. 
  3. Alternative Methods: For those who do not have eclipse glasses, using a pinhole projector is a safe way to view a projection of the eclipse. This can be a fun and educational activity to do with children. 
  4. Avoid Unsafe Methods: Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays can damage the filter and enter your eyes, causing serious injury. 
  5. Check the Weather: If it is cloudy, you may not be able to see the eclipse. Use online resources to watch it live if the weather does not permit outdoor viewing. 
  6. View it Safely via Livestream: The eclipse can be viewed via livestream broadcast through the NASA Exploratorium.
We hope these tips are helpful for you and your family to safely experience this spectacular event.  

Parent Action Items: 

  • Please complete the survey that was emailed to you last week.
  • Please review the dress code expectations in the student handbook.
  • Please remember that it is a scent-free school. Please remind your child not to wear perfume or scented products.
  • Grade 8 Parents!!  Mount Mary is on April 9, 10 & 11 and Graduation is on June 24 at 5:30. 
  • Yearbooks are for sale! They are available on CashOnline for $20.
  • Save the date – May 7th Family Night – details to be provided closer to the date.!!

Reminders:

 

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • A8 PD Day
  • A9, 10 & 11 Grade 8 Mount Mary Retreat
  • A11 Visit from Director Dowling
  • A20 Earth Day
  • A24 Grade 7 Vacciniations
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M7 Family Night 5:30-7
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J24 Graduation 5:30
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff

#28 Weekly Family Memo – April 2-5

 Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, April 1 -Happy Easter – No School
  • Tuesday, April 2: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch. World Autism Awareness Day. Please wear blue.
  • Wednesday, April 3: Hot Lunch Day. Folk Dance at lunch. Grade 6 Field Trip
  • Thursday, April 4:  Please wear your spirit wear!! 10:15 Easter Mass- all are welcome. Dental Screening for JK, SK, Grade 2
  • Friday, April 5 – Pizza Day. School Bus Safety Presentation

Thought for the Week: The first Easter taught us that life never ends and love never dies! 

Prayer: Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, every day. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell your good news to the world.

Parent Action Items: 

  • Please review the dress code expectations in the student handbook.
  • Please remember that it is a scent-free school. Please remind your child not to wear perfume or scented products.
  • Tuesday is World Autism Awareness Day. Please wear blue.
  • Grades 6 field trip- students must bring their lunch and snacks. Water bottles will be provided. Backpacks are not allowed. Please see the email reminders on Tuesday the 2nd.
  • Grade 8 Parents!!  Mount Mary is on April 9, 10 & 11 and Graduation is on June 24 at 5:30.
  • Yearbooks will be coming for sale soon!!
  • Save the date – May 7th Family Night – details to be provided closer to the date

Reminders:

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • MA1 Easter Monday
  • A3 Grade 6 HHOF & Marlies
  • A4 Easter Mass 10:15 am
  • A5 Bus Safety Presentation
  • A8 PD Day
  • A9, 10 & 11 Grade 8 Mount Mary Retreat
  • A11 Visit from Director Dowling
  • A20 Earth Day
  • A24 Grade 7 Vacciniations
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M7 Family Night 5:30-7
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J24 Graduation 5:30
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff

 

#27 Family Weekly Memo – March 25-29 Holy Week

 Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, March 25 -Welcome back!! Grad Photos
  • Tuesday, March 26: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch. Please wear purple for epilepsy awareness
  • Wednesday, March 27: Lunch Box Day. Ham Toss. Folk Dance at lunch. 
  • Thursday, March 28:  Please wear your spirit wear!! Stations of the Cross
  • Friday, March 29 – Good Friday

Thought for the Week: Easter is a symbol of springtime and renewal. Easter means a time for joy, family, and fun hope you get a basketful of all three this year! I hope this Easter is the start of a joyous and prosperous spring for you!

Prayer: Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, every day. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell your good news to the world.

During this Lenten season, please be mindful of our focus on ♰ PRAY FAST GIVE ♰

Thank you to everyone who supported the Maple Syrup sales. We sold 75 bottles!!

Parent Action Items: 

  • Please wear purple for epilepsy awareness on Tuesday, March 26th
  • Grades 4, 5 and 6 – please complete permission forms and pay for the trip through Cash Online
  • Grade 8 Parents!! Save the dates…Grad Photos will be on March 25th, Mount Mary is on April 9, 10 & 11 and Graduation is on June 24 at 5:30. 
  • Yearbooks will be coming for sale soon!!

Reminders:

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • M25 Grad Photos
  • M27 Ham Toss
  • M28 Stations of the Cross
  • M29 Good Friday
  • A1 Easter Monday
  • A3 Grade 6 HHOF & Marlies
  • A4 Easter Mass 10:15 am
  • A5 Bus Safety Presentation
  • A8 PD Day
  • A9, 10 & 11 Grade 8 Mount Mary Retreat
  • A11 Visit from Director Dowling
  • A20 Earth Day
  • A24 Grade 7 Vacciniations
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M7 Family Night 5:30-7
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J24 Graduation 5:30
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff

 

Looking for Lunch Hour Supervisors

We need you!!!

We are looking for Lunch Hour Supervisors. The job is for Monday to Friday from 11:35-12:35.

Please call the Office 519-699-5271 or email sherry.macdonald@wcdsb.ca if you would like more information.

#26 Saints Family Memo March 18-22

 Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, March 18 -Welcome back!!
  • Tuesday, March 19: First Day of Spring, Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch. Please wear red
  • Wednesday, March 20: Cross Guard Appreciation Day, Grade 4 CAT Testing, Lunch Box Day, Folk Dance at lunch. Please wear any colour of the rainbow
  • Thursday, March 21:  Please wear your spirit wear!! Grade 4 CAT Testing, Please rock your socks
  • Friday, March 22: World Water Day, Pizza Day. Grade 4 CAT Testing, Please wear purple.

Thought for the Week:  It is neurodiversity week! “Neurodiversity is part of God’s creative process. Society should stop pathologizing those who think differently and appreciate all kinds of minds as a blessing.” ~ Joshua Evans

Prayer: May the strength of God pilot us, and may the wisdom of God instruct us. May the hand of God protect us, and may the word of God direct us. May thy Salvation, O Lord, be always ours this day and for evermore. Amen.

During this Lenten season, please be mindful of our focus on ♰ PRAY FAST GIVE ♰

Parent Action Items: 

  • Please take a look at the various activities to support Neurodiversity Awareness Week.
  • Please consider purchasing Maple Syrup through Cashonline. $15 a bottle, provided by the St Clement’s Knights of Columbus.
  • Grades 4, 5 and 6 – please complete permission forms and pay for the trip through Cash Online
  • Grade 2 Parents – Please ensure that you have connected with the parish about First Communion and Reconciliation. Save the dates – Reconciliation-March 23 at 11 am and First Communion on April 7th.
  • Grade 8 Parents!! Save the dates…Grad Photos will be on March 25th, Mount Mary is on April 9, 10 & 11 and Graduation is on June 24 at 5:30. 
  • Yearbooks will be coming for sale soon!!

Reminders:

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • M22 Last Day for Maple Syrup Sales
  • M23 First Reconciliation
  • M25 Grad Photos
  • M27 Ham Toss
  • M28 Stations of the Cross
  • M29 Good Friday
  • A1 Easter Monday
  • A3 Grade 6 HHOF & Marlies
  • A4 Easter Mass 10:15 am
  • A5 Bus Safety Presentation
  • A8 PD Day
  • A9, 10 & 11 Grade 8 Mount Mary Retreat
  • A11 Visit from Director Dowling
  • A20 Earth Day
  • A24 Grade 7 Vacciniations
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M7 Family Night 5:30-7
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J24 Graduation 5:30
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff

 

Social Work Week – Thank you Mrs McDonald-Reis

The staff and students of St Clement CES would like to take the opportunity today, to say a huge THANK YOU to all our Social Worker, Mrs. Cathy McDonald Reis!  Your contributions to our school community are valued. We want to let you know today, and this week especially, that your role on our team is valued!  Your commitment to our students when they are at their most vulnerable, demonstrates that you are here for the Saint family community which is reassuring and comforting.  Your role is vital to the success of our school, and we wanted to make sure that today especially, you know how thankful we are for YOU!

#25 Family Memo March 4-8

 Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, March 4– Girls Volleyball Tournament
  • Tuesday, March 5: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch. Choir at lunch.
  • Pickleball for Grade ⅚ pm recess. Boys Basketball Tournament CSAC Meeting
  • Wednesday, March 6: Lunch Box Day Folk Dance at lunch. Grade 7 Mental Health Guest Speaker
  • Thursday, March 7:  Please wear your spirit wear!! Pickleball for Grade ⅚ pm recess. Gr 3-8 Reconciliation
  •  Friday, March 8: Board PD Day

Thought for the Week: “That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty.” Shakespeare

Prayer: Faithful Father, we thank You for our children and youth. We thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes through our children and youth during their spring break activities. Thank You for blessing our children and youth with a chance to rest and relax. Loving Father, we bless Your Holy Name. Amen

Parent Action Items: 

  • Please help us keep St Clements clean. No dogs are allowed on school property, especially in the Kindy area at the front. 
  • Please consider joining us at the Parent Council (CSAC) meeting on Tuesday at 6 pm. All are welcome.
  • For those children who have already made their first reconciliation, we will be having Reconciliation in the gym this Thursday. Please discuss this with your child.
  • Grade 7/ 8 parents please review the Parent/Caregiver letter regarding the mental health presentation
  • Please consider purchasing Maple Syrup through Cash online. $15 a bottle, provided by the St Clement’s Knights of Columbus.

As we begin this Lenten season, please be mindful of our focus on

♰ PRAY FAST GIVE ♰

If you know someone moving into the area or a child born in 2020, please remind them that our 2024/2025 school registration is open. 

Grade 4 & 5 parents – We are going to the Sugar Shack at Benjamin Tree Farm!!

Grade 6 parents – We are going to a Marlies game!! Look for the letter to come home this week.

Grade 8 parents!! Save the dates…Grad Photos will be on March 25th, Mount Mary is on April 9, 10 & 11 and Graduation is on June 24 at 5:30. 

Reminders:

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • 15-M 8 MDI Survey for Grades 4-8
  • M4 Girls Vball Tournament
  • M5 Boys Bball Tournament
  • M6 Grade 7 & 8 Mental Health Guest Speaker
  • M7 Reconciliation at school
  • M8-15 March Break
  • M25 Grad Photos
  • M29 Good Friday
  • A1 Easter Monday

We Appreciate Our Lunch Hour Supervisors

 

St Clement CES staff and students would like to take the opportunity today to recognize our Lunch Hour Supervisors!

 

We are thankful for the daily dedication of our Lunch Hour Supervisor team at St Clement

 

On any given day Mrs Sass and Mrs Massey are outside rain or shine!

 

Most importantly, they build relationships with our entire school community!

 

Our school would not be the same without them!

 

They truly matter, they make a difference and we want to say THANK YOU!

Pink Shirt Day – Wednesday, February 28th, 2024.

 

We continue to promote diversity and inclusion at St Clement CES. The mission of Pink Shirt Day is to create a more kind, inclusive world by raising awareness for anti-bullying initiatives.  Today our diversity is becoming more visible than ever as people continue to embrace their cultures, identities, and true selves in more open and direct ways. The 2024 slogan “ALL KINDS OF KINDESS” aims to spotlight that all forms of kindness contribute to building an inclusive and connected community.

Let’s have greater acceptance, respect, and inclusion for everyone!

Show your support by wearing PINK!

 

 

 

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