Saints Updates for the Week

As previously communicated, February 1 to 5 2021 is #WCDSBPetWeek in Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools AND OUR THEME FOR THIS FRIDAY!

Throughout the week, we invite all students and staff to share on social media their pets and how their pets are helping them cope with COVID-19.

 

If your family doesn’t have a real pet, please feel free to create a “virtual” pet and share that …. or share a favourite stuffy.

 

Remember to use the hashtag #WCDSBPetWeek when you post and also send the picture to your child’s classroom teacher by Friday noon. A collage of the class will be made to be tweeted out on Monday!

I hope you take some time to enjoy God’s gifts of Winter with your family!

February 1 to 5 is Pet Week!

February 1 to 5 is #WCDSBPetWeek in Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools.

National Pet Weeks is May 5-11 | Allentown Animal ClinicPlush Stuffed Animal | Urn Keepsakes | Memorial Gallery

Throughout the week, we invite all students and staff to share on social media their pets, and how their pets are helping them cope with COVID-19. Remember to use the hashtag #WCDSBPetWeek when you share.

Or, you can share the photos with your teachers and school (you can send emails to Mrs. Williams in the office with photo attachments: taylor.williams@wcdsb.ca)

If your family doesn’t have a real pet, please feel free to create a “virtual” pet and share that …. or share a favourite stuffy.

 

And then check out www.wcdsb.ca/wcdsbpetweek frequently as all the posts are gathered!!

Today is… Rainbow Day!

Hi Saints,

Today is Rainbow Day! Please send your pictures to your teacher of you wearing your favourite color or all your favourite colors. Mrs. Dafoe and Mrs. Williams are wearing their favourite color…pink!

Happy Rainbow Day… we hope today brings you all lots of hope and cheer!

Family Literacy Week

The Grade One class has been diving into some good books for Family Literacy Week! What is your favourite one…maybe you could read it with your stuffy…in your comfy pyjamas of course 😊!

Happy Family Literacy Week Saints!

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day!

The Bell Let’s Talk Day is a day when Bell donates 5 cents for every applicable text, call, tweet, or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social medical video view, or Facebook/ Snapchat filter.

Bell Let’s Talk is passionate about ending the stigma of mental health. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma attached to it. Bell Let’s Talk offers 5 simple ways to end the stigma and start the conversation:

1. Language Matters: The words you use can make all the difference.

2. Educate Yourself: Having the right tools, knowing the right words to use, and understanding how to correctly speak with someone experiencing a mental illness can make all the difference.

3. Be Kind: Simple kindness can make a world of a difference. Call a friend, smile at someone, be a good listener… simple acts of kindness go a long way.

4. Listen and Ask: Being a good listener and asking how you can help is the first step to supporting another person.

5. Talk About It: Two out of three people suffer in silence, fearing judgement and rejection. Being open to a conversation is an important first step.

If you want to learn more about this campaign, visit https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/.

Happy Bell Let’s Talk Day!

Friday Fun Days are BACK!! RAINBOW DAY!!!

Tomorrow is Friday Fun Day: RAINBOW DAY. The Rainbow is often referred to as a symbol of hope and what a fitting time to outwardly show our solidarity for hope! Students are encouraged to wear all of their favourite colour or many colours, whatever brings them cheer and hope. Kindly send a picture to your child’s teacher by the end of the day on Friday and Mrs. Dafoe will tweet out the pictures on Monday! Let’s bring colour to our world!

Grade 8 Important Information

Attention Grade 8 Students and Families:

Please see transition information from St. David Catholic Secondary School. Transitioning from a Saint to a Celtic is an exciting time! https://stdavid.wcdsb.ca/ The ‘Future Celtics’ link is the first pop up on the banner and easily found.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not planning to attend St. David, please contact the school you wish to attend as soon as possible and speak to their main office for next steps on registering. 

Bell Let’s Talk

Whether you take the time to listen to a loved one, or encourage a friend to ask for help, when it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, we have the opportunity to make our voices heard. Join the conversation on Jan. 28th

In support of Bell Let’s Talk Day, all St. Clement Saints staff, students and families are encouraged to wear blue on Thursday, January 28th, to show our commitment to mental well-being.

In addition, please see the attachment My Healthy Mind Challenge Board that has been provided for families to participate at home.

My-Healthy-Mind-Challenge-Board

Important Updates for Saint Families

Remote Learning Continues in Waterloo Region

The Ministry of Education has determined that schools in our region will continue to operate in a fully remote capacity. Please see the attached letter from Director Loretta Notten for further information.

Please note that the date of our Final Elementary Transition survey (to St. Isidore) has been postponed until a later date. Further details can be found in the letter below.

School Building Closure Update to WCDSB Parents Jan 21st 21

 

Friday Fun Days are BACK!!

This Friday will be our next Friday Fun Day! We are going to have RAINBOW DAY. The Rainbow is often referred to as a symbol of hope and what a fitting time to outwardly show our solidarity for hope! Students are encouraged to wear all of their favourite colour or many colours whatever brings them cheer and hope. Kindly send a picture to your child’s teacher by the end of the day on Friday and Mrs. Dafoe will tweet out the pictures on Monday!

 

Family Literacy Week

Family Literacy Week is going virtual this year! 

Find this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2767474756844587 

Check out the schedule: http://bit.ly/famlit2021 

Consider joining us for: The Joy of Reading at Home!

Please share this with your families!

The Joy of

Reading at Home!

Celebrate Literacy Day with Our Virtual Sessions

Click here to:  Register

 

Join Our Place, Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB), Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), and Early Literacy Alliance of the Waterloo Region (ELAWR) in celebrating the fun and love of literacy that develops when you read at home! In this live interactive session, we will look at the many ways to celebrate the joy of reading in any language with your child. This session is geared towards parents of children aged Birth-8 years.

 

Register for one of the three session dates and you will be contacted by email with the Zoom session link to participate.

 

 

Enjoy the weekend together as a family and stay safe, Saints!

 

Announcement from the Ministry

Good Afternoon Saints!

As you may have heard in the press release yesterday, it seems that our school board will NOT be returning to face-to-face learning come Monday, January 25th. As we are still awaiting further clarity on exactly what the return date might be, we wanted to ensure you that our staff will remain committed to virtual learning, to our student’s success, and to being there for all of you when needed. As we get further clarity, we will send it on to keep you informed.

Once again, I thank you all for your understanding and patience. I also want to once again thank our students for their commitment to their learning and their resilience, to parents for their continued support and the staff for their continued dedication to our school community. I am so honoured to be part of such a wonderful community.

Have a wonderful weekend, Saints! Get out and enjoy some time with nature this weekend!

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