IMPORTANT!! Vaccine Information Session for Parents/Guardians of Children (5-11)

IMPORTANT!! Vaccine Information Session for Parents/Guardians of Children (5-11)

Vaccine Information Session for Parents/Guardians of Children (5-11)

Presenter: Dr. Kelly Grindrod, Associate Professor from the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy

Date: December 2, 2021

Time: 7- 8:30 p.m.

Zoom Meeting Link

There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

 

Vaccines are an important tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and allow families to safely resume normal activities.

 

Although children and youth are less likely to get very sick from COVID-19 they can still:
  • Get sick from COVID-19
  • Be infected and not have any symptoms
  • Spread COVID-19 to others
  • Experience longer-term effects if they do get infected
COVID-19 vaccines authorized by Health Canada are safe, reliable, and can help protect you, your family, and our community from COVID-19. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines.

 

This webpage will be updated when additional information about COVID-19 vaccines for children becomes available.

Can my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Children born in 2016 or earlier are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Find information about how to get a vaccine.

A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination (available in 13 languages)

Reminders for the Week

Last week, we focused on how we as a school community can continue to increase the peace in our building. Random acts of kindness, being an upstander and walking in someone else’s shoes were promoted. I encourage you to discuss with your child what resonated with them around these important life lessons.

As November flies by our thoughts turn to Christmas and preparing for the birth of our Savior. We will begin our Advent journey this week with our first Advent Liturgy. We thank you for your continued support of your child’s education as we engage in our Advent /Christmas Initiatives school-wide. We are delighted in our community support and how blessed we are to celebrate our faith in our school.

Here are some Reminders:

Daily Screening:

Thank you for your continued diligence in completing the COVID-19 screening for each child(ren) every day. Here is the link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/  Please note that even when you don’t need to send us the results, you still need to complete the screening every day before your child(ren) come to school. If there are any symptoms your child must stay home. The symptom list found on the screening is the same symptom list we are looking at in order to help us to determine whether to send a student home during the day. If students begin to experience any of the symptoms listed, we will call and ask that they be picked up and taken for a COVID-19 test.

It’s back by popular demand…Hide the Nutcracker!

We have a Christmas Nutcracker Loose at St. Clement School and he is up to SNOW good!

Saints students asked for it and they got it! Starting on Monday – A Nutcracker has been hiding at St. Clement school and the students need to find him! Each day, leading up to Christmas, students will be given picture clues where the Nutcracker was hiding. On Monday, the picture of where the Nutcracker was hiding will have a small clue, and then each day after, there will be more clues in the picture to show where he is hiding leading up to the reveal on Friday. Each week he hides in a new place and each week students will have opportunities to guess where he is hiding based on the picture clues! Some holiday fun leading up to Christmas for students!

Exciting News! Basketball Posts/Nets have been installed!

Once the renovations were completed, the board determined that we would not be able to install basketball nets due to windows and our septic bed. After further consideration the board determined that we had only 2 spots for basketball nets to be installed due to our septic bed. These were installed on Wednesday and the students are enjoying them! We are so happy to have another fun activity for students to engage in at recess!

Dressing for the Weather

Weather is unpredictable at this time of year. Please ensure your children dress for the weather every day. Extra clothes are always a good idea, especially when our yard is muddy.

Christmas Charity Fundraiser

This year, CSAC requested that our St. Clement Christmas Charity of choice be a local initiative to help the homeless of the Waterloo Region. We are so excited to assist with this amazing cause.  The Hemlock Barn (Lobsinger Line) will be distributing the back packs along with a meal to the less fortunate members of the community and they need our help! They are aiming to fill 300 backpacks with essential items that would be helpful for those stuck in the cold. (see flyer below)

Each week, Saints will be challenged to bring in certain items in order to get a variety of items needed to fill the back packs. Outside of these items anyone that wants to donate a new or gently used backpack, kindly send it into the school with your child.

This campaign will go from November 15 – December 10th. (see the chart below). Let’s do what we can during this season to help others! Thank you so very much for your generosity so far!

Date of Collection New Items to be collected
Week of Nov. 15 Chapstick, Scarf, Soap, Socks
Week of Nov. 22 Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Body Wash, Gloves/Mittens
Week of Nov. 29 Hair Brush, Toque/Hat, Hand Sanitizer
Week of Dec. 6 Underwear, Feminine Hygiene Products, Combs

It’s that time of year! Virtual Book Fair at St. Clement is back!

Our school is hosting a virtual book fair from November 22nd to December 3rd. Just in time for Christmas! The virtual book fair will be a place where families can come together to shop online. Our school will has its own individualized link, where you will be able to view over 450 books and items that were specially selected to delight and inspire readers of all ages.

Our link is here: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5169470

These online orders will be shipped to our school and then be distributed to the students. Thank you so much for all of your support and we are looking forward to another successful Scholastic Book Fair!

Happy Shopping!

 Hiring Lunch Hour Supervisor Positions

St. Clement CES is looking to hire permanent and supply Lunch Hour Supervisors!

You must be:

·         18 Years of Age or older

·         Canadian citizen with Social Insurance Number or valid work permit to be eligible to work in Canada

The Salary is between $22.20 – $23.46 per hour.

You will be required to work one hour a day from 11:35- 12:35.

If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested, please contact the principal by email andrea.dafoe@wcdsb.ca or call the school at 519-699-5271. Thank you for considering!

 

WCDSB Updates
Please visit our School Board Website for updates and recent information.  Here is the link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/

 

 

Families are reminded to check the WCDSB website regularly for updates on our Operational Guidelines.  Please know families can review the Ventilation Report for schools and/or the Board should you wish to have more information: https://www.wcdsb.ca/living-learning-looking-forward/

Umbrella Project: Did you know… students are encouraged daily to show their Saints Umbrella Skills. Staff recognize students showing their skills for the month. Students from each class will be recognized and celebrating for their skills and receive a BRAG TAG for their backpack.

 Umbrella Project: Theme for the Month of November: Growth Mindset

Build In Time For Regular Self Reflection 

Reflecting regularly on what we have learned both from our successes and failures is a great way to improve the growth mindset. This regular reflection allows us to course correct quickly, recognize small wins and opportunities for improvement, and reduces how overwhelmed we feel. A great exercise to do at the dinner table is to have everyone share one thing they did great that day and one growth opportunity (an area you could improve).

Here are some examples:

Great things today:

I have committed to exercising more and I made it to the gym today.

I said something nice instead of negative about a friend I have been struggling with.

I focused in math class instead of getting distracted by my friends.

Growth opportunities:

I can make a bit more time in the evening to prepare a healthy lunch instead of choosing fast food.

I can work on scheduling my day better tomorrow so that I don’t leave my homework until the last minute.

Keep up the great work,

Dr. Jen, The Umbrella Project 

School Calendar: https://stclement.wcdsb.ca/calendar/  (please use this address to access our school calendar for all upcoming and future events).

Month of November: We continue to pray for and remember the names found in our “Book of Life- virtual”

November 22nd to December 3rd- St. Clement Virtual Book Fair

Nov. 29 – Advent Week 1 Virtual Liturgy

Nov. 30 – Student Winners for Brag Tags for our Umbrella Project November Theme: Growth Mindset

Dec. 1 – Umbrella Project School Wide Virtual Assembly : December’s Theme – Kindness

Dec. 1 – Hot Lunch day

Dec. 2 –  St. Clement Saints Spirit Wear Day – show your pride!

Here are some great things that happened recently at our school, please follow us on Twitter @stclementsaints for more information about these and other exciting news:

Saints continue to show their huge hearts as donations continue to be collected for our backpack drive! #GenerousHearts.jpg

Saints celebrate the feast of St. Clement in a virtual liturgy on Nov. 23. #FeastDay

Saints continue to show their huge hearts as donations continue to be collected for our backpack drive! #GenerousHearts

Saints staff continu to be mugged #SpreadingHolidaySpirit (2)

Saints staff continu to be mugged #SpreadingHolidaySpirit

So exciting!! Saints are getting new basketball postsnets! #WCDSBAwesome

Thank you Ms. Martin and Ms. Barton for your help so Saints can enjoy a hot lunch on Wednesday!

Thursday is Spirit Wear Day!

Just a reminder Saints, that tomorrow is spirit wear day! You can wear your Saints spirit gear or blue or gold, or both!

Spirit Wear Has Arrived!

Hi Saints,

For those families that ordered it, the Spirit wear has arrived from the vendor…lots of spiffy gear for sure! It was delivered to the classroom teacher who will distribute it. Just in time for Thursdays spirit wear day!

Thank you!