Reminders for the Week

Reminders for the Week:

This week has been another incredible week at our school! We continue to be stronger together. Across the Board, our COVID-19 protocols are working, and our school remains a wonderful, vibrant place to be! Please find some updates below including some photos from our first week of 12 Days of Christmas!

Please remember that as we enter “cold and flu season” it is important to remember to do the COVID-19 School Screening each day before coming to school.  As numbers continue to rise, it is important that we are looking for symptoms and staying home if they are present.  The School Screening can be found at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ The assessment will help with the decision for students to go to school or stay home based on Public Health symptom guidelines. The staff at St. Clement School really appreciate your dedication to doing this in order to help keep our school community as safe as possible!  Visit wcdsb.ca for the most current news and COVID-19 updates.

Lifetouch Photo Update

This is an update from Lifetouch regarding photo orders on mylifetouch.ca: using this code QX010230Q0:

“If you have an account, sign in and navigate to the account dashboard. From there, you can click on Order History and expand the View Status drop-down next to your order, or click See Order Details to view additional status information and track shipped orders.

If you do not have an account, sign up using the same email address entered when you placed your order. Your order history, details, and order status will flow in to your account dashboard.

Your child’s pictures will arrive approximately 3-4 weeks after your Picture Day. Picture envelopes will be sent to your child’s school, league, or organization for distribution. Some proof programs can take up to 4-6 weeks before the portraits arrive.”
Angel Tree Fundraiser is in full Swing at St. Clement School
Things look a little different this year as Mary’s Place is not accepting toys or presents. Instead, they are asking for monetary donations towards food to families in need. Please donate generously through their website. Thanks to so many of you who have already donated. Please give what you can to make someone’s Christmas a little brighter.
This is such a wonderful cause, we are hopeful that you will consider helping Mary’s Place for Christmas. You can donate here:
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/1019
https://ywkw.ca/donate/
Important Dates:
Mon. Dec. 14: Christmas head accessories – wear a Santa hat, antlers, or any head accessory related to Christmas!
Tues. Dec. 15: Christmas stuffy day – students can bring their own stuffy for the day
Wed. Dec. 16: Favourite Character Day – come dressed as a favourite Christmas character… can’t wait to see all of the snowmen, reindeer, elves and Santa’s!
Thurs. Dec. 17: Christmas Movie Day #2 – yes, students begged, and it was the least we could do for this great group of students!
Fri. Dec. 18: Crazy Christmas Day! – that’s right, wear all the Christmas gear you can today! Including hats, sweaters, PJ’s, antlers or whatever you want to show off your Christmas spirit!
Here are some photos from this week’s 12 Days of Christmas!

It’s the Fourth Day of 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!!

Day 4…Students are having SO much fun with the theme days and this one is also VERY popular! It’s Ugly Christmas Sweater day today – can’t wait to see all 0f you in your favorite Christmas sweaters!

 

Reminders for the Week of: December 7

Reminders for the Week:

We are in celebration as we enter into another season of Advent!  The themes of Advent include Hope, Peace, Love and Joy.  Advent is not a season of gloom and despair; it is an invitation to hope, to embrace the light of Christ and to be at peace with one another, to live in joyful expectation of the life of the world to come.  Let us prepare our hearts for Christmas by discovering God and know God in the love of others.
Thank you to our families and our teachers who were able to connect virtually, or over the phone in collaboration of supporting your child(ren) at St. Clement CES.  Learning over the past eight months has looked very different than what we have ever seen.  So far, everyone is hanging in there.  We are focused on academics and the well-being of everyone here so that we can stay healthy and continue to learn in school.

Please remember that as we enter “cold and flu season” it is important to remember to do the COVID-19 School Screening each day before coming to school.  As numbers continue to rise, it is important that we are looking for symptoms and staying home if they are present.  The School Screening can be found at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ The assessment will help with the decision for students to go to school or stay home based on Public Health symptom guidelines. The staff at St. Clement School really appreciate your dedication to doing this in order to help keep our school community as safe as possible!  Visit wcdsb.ca for the most current news and COVID19 updates.

Saints Your Mental Health Matters to us!

Let’s just admit it…times are tough!  We are all doing our best to stay positive but our “new reality” living with the COVID restrictions and the stresses of the global pandemic is hard.

Please know that it is OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY.

Please take a look at the attached flyer.

Here is a message from our Board:
“Are you looking for information on how to support your child’s mental health and wellness during Covid?  We’ve created 2 short (1 min) videos to help Parents and Students learn about how to access help.

See the videos below:

Parent version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nybgiTQV638&feature=youtu.be.

Youth version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDgqx35g9q8&feature=youtu.be

Parents, you are invited to consider sharing the youth version with your child(ren).

For a direct link to our Mental Health and Wellbeing Site on our Webpage click here: https://www.wcdsb.ca/programs-and-services/mental-health-and-well-being-at-wcdsb/)

We hope this helps your family during this challenging time.

Take care,

Angle Tree Fundraiser is in full Swing at St. Clement School

Our Angel Tree Campaign is in full swing. Things look a little different this year as Mary’s Place is not accepting toys or presents. Instead, they are asking for monetary donations towards food to families in need. Please donate generously through their website. Thanks to so many of you who have already donated. Please give what you can to make someone’s Christmas a little brighter.

This is such a wonderful cause, we are hopeful that you will consider helping Mary’s Place for Christmas. You can donate here:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/1019

https://ywkw.ca/donate/

 

Winter Weather

Winter has arrived…well the first official day is almost here!  Please know that we will still be outside for both of our recesses (am and pm) as well as the 40 minute lunch recess.  This is a significant amount of time outside and the temperatures are a little chilly!  Please dress for the weather!  Hats, Mitts, Coats, layers, are all important as the temperatures drop.

Picture Day

Picture day was a great success on Friday. Lifetouch said they will be booking photo re-take day for staff/students that were absent. If you would like to order the pictures please visit their web site: mylifetouch.ca and use our St. Clement Picture Day ID code: QX010230Q0

 

Important Dates:

Monday, Dec. 7 – School-wide Virtual Advent Celebration for the second week in advent

Monday, Dec. 7 – Twelve Days of Christmas: (Wear) Red and Green Day!

Tuesday, Dec. 8 – Twelve Days of Christmas: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!

Wednesday, Dec. 9 – Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Pajama day #2 – students asked for another pajama day…so why not make the season a little more joyous for all of Saints!

Thursday, Dec. 10 – Twelve Days of Christmas: Funky Footwear day! Wear some funky Christmas slippers, socks or shoes!

Friday, Dec. 11 – Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Movie Day – students will enjoy a Christmas Movie

New Ontario “Support for Learners” Financial Assistance Program

On November 30, the Ontario government launched the Support for Learners program.

Through this program, the government is providing financial support to help parents and guardians with additional costs during the 2020-2021 school year, during the second wave of COVID-19.

Eligible parents or guardians will receive a one-time payment of:

  • $200 for each child up to age 12
  • $250 for each child or youth up to age 21 years with special need

This is a new program, and all parents or guardians who are residents of Ontario with eligible children will need to submit a new application for each child.

This is a new program, and all parents or guardians who are residents of Ontario with eligible children will need to submit a new application for each child.

As of today, eligible parents or guardians can go to https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-learners  for more information and to apply for the one-time financial support. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.

Support for Learners funding is intended to directly support parents to provide children and youth with key educational resources like workbooks, school supplies, technology and developmental resources during these unprecedented times.

Main Entrance Closure: Remainder of Week

Good Morning Saints!

Please Note: Due to the weather, construction had to reschedule their work on the school’s main entrance. Our main entrance is closed again starting today, all day from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, until Monday December 7. All visitors, staff and students will be asked to avoid using the main entrance of the school today and for the rest of the week. If you are picking up your child or dropping something off, please use our alternative entrance at the right side of the school by the elevator entrance. Please buzz the office at that door and provide your name.

It will not affect extended day between 3:45-6:00PM – parents will be given access to buzz extended day and enter and exit the building at the main entrance.
Thank you for your cooperation!
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