Reminders for the Week for June 27 – June 29

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Henri Nouwen

Welcome to our last week of school (partial week). As the school year draws to a close, I want to express my sincere thanks to the following: staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to meet the needs of the students in their care, parents who have supported all of our activities throughout the year, school council for their exceptional efforts this school year and lastly the students who strive each day to display our Catholic virtues. I think we are blessed to have such a wonderful group of young people at St. Clement Catholic School who try to do their best academically and to learn about and live the Gospel Values daily. Lastly, to our Grade 8 graduating class: we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. We sincerely hope that your experiences at St. Clement School have been memorable, spiritually enriching and personally rewarding.

The Pope’s prayer intention for June: We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.

May we keep the pope’s prayer intention for the month of June in our prayers for the entire summer.

Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy summer.

Please refer to this ‘partial’ week’s information and reminder updates below:

 Lost and Found Items

We still have a number of Lost & Found items that have been displayed on tables near the gym.  Please ask your child to check to see if he/she owns anything in the lost & found. Any unclaimed items will be donated over the summer

Medication at the Office

If your child has any medication at the office, we ask that a guardian or your child come to the office to pick it up on their last day of school.  We want to ensure they have all their necessary mediation they may need for the summer as well as have expiry dates checked.  Thank you!

Calling All Library Books

Each year in June in the library beings the year end library inventory. You can help us by returning ANY library books that you have at home to the school.  Thank you.

Medical Information Update

The office is updating medical information.  Kindly check if your child has brought home any forms to be returned when you have updated them.  If your child does have medical concerns, please notify the office so we can send home the correct paperwork.

 Graduation 2022

We will recognize our Graduating Class of 2022 with a Graduation Ceremony and Liturgy at St. Clement Parish on Monday, June 27th at 6:00 PM. All parents of graduating students are welcome to join us. We cannot wait to celebrate our graduates!

 

Hiring Lunch Hour Supervisor Positions for the 2022-2023 School year

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!

 

Bus Transportation Information for 2022-2023

All families will be able to access September bussing information as of Monday, 22 August 2022.

This information can be accessed at our website: https://bpweb.stswr.ca/Login?ReturnUrl=%2FSubscriptions%2FChildTransportInfo

If the family already has an account, they can login for the information, families without an account will need to create an account, using their students OEN from any report card.

Please Note: JK and some SK students new to schooling will not have an OEN and these new students will receive mailed route information in mid August.

 

 Volunteering for the 2022-2023 School Year

If you are interested in helping out at the school next year, please consider volunteering. Volunteers are required to have on file at the school a current Criminal Reference Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening before they can volunteer at any school. If you have a Criminal Reference Check on file, you are required to fill out and sign a Declaration on an annual basis. If you are looking to volunteer for next year, consider getting your Criminal Reference Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening over the summer to be prepared for an exciting September!

 

Volunteer Needed for Nutrition For Learning Program at St. Clement School

Nutrition for Learning is a program that provides snacks for students. We require a person who could co-ordinate the ordering of the snacks and distribution of the snacks at our school. If you are interested in helping out with this great program that our students benefit from, please contact the office or email andrea.dafoe@wcdsb.ca

Staffing Update: 

The end of the school year is always met with many mixed emotions as staffing transfer process is done for the employee groups. Unfortunately, we will be saying goodbye / wishing our staff all the best to the following: Jenna Dunn ~ going to spend more time with family and do some supply teaching; Kat Burtenshaw ~ got a full time contract and is going to St. Mark school; Danielle Fedy ~ TBD; Nicole Cornfield – has been assigned to St. Teresa, Elmira; Joy Snider, LHS – pursuing other interests in education. We welcome: Claire Rickert teacher in our Primary Division; Laura Mainland teacher within our Junior Division (as we received an added classroom with our growing numbers); Megan Ritsma RECE; Ayesha Corbyn (EA 09/01-10/14) and Jessica Salmeron returning as our CYCW.

 

Junior Kindergarten Registration: 

Is your little one school aged and ready to come to school?  Registration is now open.  Please register online or call the office to set up a virtual appointment to walk you through the online registration process.

Kindergarten registration for the 2022– 2023 school year is happening now! No experience needed

 

Children born in 2018 are eligible for JK/Year 1 Kindergarten

 

Children born in 2017 are eligible for SK/Year 2 Kindergarten. (*You do NOT need to re-register if your child is already at St. Clement.)

 

Once you have completed your online registration please contact the schools main office 519-699-5271 to finish your registration

 

 

WCDSB INFORMATION

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

 

 

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 June: Healthy Lifestyle

This month at the Umbrella Project, we will build our Lifestyle skills.

Lifestyle skills include the healthy habits your child needs to have the strength to hold up that big umbrella they are building. Food, sleep, outdoor time and other brain foods are extremely important in helping your child use their valuable coping skills.

When we’re hungry, tired, or haven’t had enough exercise, our brains don’t work as well, making it more difficult to practice all the other skills of wellbeing. We can become grouchy, short-tempered, and less capable of coping with the day-to-day challenges of life. Even people with the strongest coping skills can’t use them as well when they aren’t feeding their brains properly. Making the choice to establish healthy lifestyle behaviours (such as eating well, sleeping enough, and exercising regularly) has been shown to reduce stress, elevate mood, improve immune system function, and make learning easier.

Recharge with quality brain food

Summer is a wonderful time to feed our brain. The school year can be busy and rushed – so take advantage of the summer months as time to help your child recharge their brain. I like to think about brain food not just as what we actually eat, but everything our brain consumes.  What we take in with our other senses also feeds our brain: what we see, hear, touch and smell are all fuel for creating the right neural pathways in our brain.

Over the summer, make sure your child’s brain is getting a balanced diet of quality brain foods mixed in with some of the lower-quality inputs like too much time spent on screens.

Here are some of my favorite brain foods: great music, new and engaging experiences, time with friends, walks in the forest, snuggling, unstructured outdoor play, laughter, giving to others and so many more.

Here at the Umbrella Project, we will be taking some time to fuel ourselves and to build new programs for teachers and families. We anticipate that brain food such as active outdoor meetings and deep conversations over evening bonfires will become a natural part of our daily schedule.

If you have any stories or experiences about your summer adventures with your kids, we would love to hear them! Send us an email at admin@umbrellaproject.co or connect with us on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/umbrellapjct).

We are looking forward to reconnecting with you in September for another great year building wellbeing.

See this blog for a more detailed look at coaching children through the challenges of building a healthy lifestyle.

Until next time,

Dr. Jen, The Umbrella Project

 

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:

 

Kindergarten students enjoy a picnic with parents.

Track and field celebration for grades 4-8 in celebration of their achievements.

 

Saints are excited to be awarded with their Brag Tag for this month’s #UmbrellaSkills Healthy Lifestyle.

 

Thank you parent volunteers, Saints love their hot lunches!

 

Saints having fun playing baseball

 

 

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

June 27- Term 2 Report Card Distribution Date

 

June 27 – Spirit Day – Congratulations Day! Your future’s so bright you gotta wear sunglasses. Congratulations Grade 8 grads as they head to high school. Wear your favourite sunglasses today in honour of their graduation.

 

June 27- Primary Division Play Day – more information with come from your Primary child’s classroom teacher

 

June 27 – Grade 8 Graduation and Awards at the church – 6 PM

 

June 29 – Last day of school & Year End Mass at 10:30 AM – parents are welcome to join us at the church

 

 

 

Today’s spirit day is Oh Canada Day

Show your love for Canada! Wear read and white t-shirts or clothing from places you have visited in Canada, or represent your favourite Canadian brands and sports teams.

Lost and found items

All items are spread out in the lower hallway.  Please have students collect their lost items.

Here are pictures of the items that are waiting to be collected:

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!

National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21, 2022

This is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Indigenous peoples of Canada. The day was first celebrated as National Aboriginal Day in 1996 and to be celebrated annually on June 21st.

 

This date was chosen for many reasons, including its cultural significance as the Summer solstice, and the fact that it is a day on which many Indigenous peoples and communities traditionally celebrate their heritage. It was renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2017.

  Reminders for the Week for June 20 – June 24

Happy Father’s Day Father! – to God himself we cannot give a holier name. ~William Wordsworth We wish you a sunny, happy and blessed Father’s Day on June 19th, from all the staff here at St. Clement School!

 

 

Please refer to this week’s information and reminder updates below:

 

 Daily Student Screening Protocols / Rapid Antigen Test Kits 

 Please continue to complete the COVID screening each day and should your child experience any symptoms, they should remain at home and check the online class platform for work.  The screener is updated and will help to guide decision making and can be found here:  COVID-19 school and child care screening tool  Please be sure to follow the instructions in the screening tool. While families are not required to provide confirmation of screening results to the school each day, please continue to complete the school screening tool daily, follow its advice, and keep your children home if they are sick.

A reminder to parents and guardians that Rapid Antigen Tests are still available in our school office, upon request. As outlined by the Ministry of Education, Rapid Antigen Tests are a voluntary option for students and staff who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. To request a Rapid Antigen Test Kit, please contact the school office.

 

Spirit Days for May and June

Talent Show

We are excited to have the 2021-2022 St. Clement Talent Show! The talent show will be held in the gym on Friday June, 3rd from 10:30-11:30. Due to capacity limitation (and school population will be included in this number) we ask that only Parents/Guardians of students that are performing in the show attend if available. Unfortunately we are unable to open this up to everyone, so we ask that only parents of performers attend, if they wish to come.

Lost and Found Items

We still have a number of Lost & Found items.  Please ask your child to check to see if he/she owns anything in the lost & found box. Any unclaimed items will be donated over the summer

Medication at the Office

If your child has any medication at the office, we ask that a guardian or your child come to the office to pick it up on their last day of school.  We want to ensure they have all their necessary mediation they may need for the summer as well as have expiry dates checked.  Thank you!

Calling All Library Books

Each year in June in the library beings the year end library inventory. You can help us by returning ANY library books that you have at home to the school.  Thank you.

Medical Information Update

The office is beginning to update medical information.  Kindly check if your child has brought home any forms to be returned when you have updated them.  If your child does have medical concerns, please notify the office so we can send home the correct paperwork.

 

Thank you, CSAC!

We would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the individuals who volunteered their time and talents to contribute to the success of the Catholic School Advisory Council (CSAC). Especially this year with continued COVID-19 restrictions, we had many challenges but we were able to rise above them and still create some new opportunities for our school.  They say it takes a community to raise a child and this came through loud and clear with the commitment demonstrated by our CSAC this year!

Special thanks are due to the members of the 2021-2022 CSAC:  Tracy Brenner, Kathleen Kirby, Pam Koebel, Andrea Boyce and Emily Runstedler.  Thank you for your commitment

You will find all of our previous CSAC minutes and the Year End Report can be found here: CSAC Year End Council Report 2021-2022 If you are looking to get involved in our school next year, I would encourage you to join our CSAC!  Contact the office for details.

 

 

Graduation 2022

We will recognize our Graduating Class of 2022 with a Graduation Ceremony and Liturgy at St. Clement Parish on Monday, June 27th at 6:00 PM. All parents of graduating students are welcome to join us. We cannot wait to celebrate our graduates!

 

Bus Transportation Information for 2022-2023

All families will be able to access September bussing information as of Monday, 22 August 2022.

This information can be accessed at the following website: https://bpweb.stswr.ca/Login?ReturnUrl=%2FSubscriptions%2FChildTransportInfo

If the family already has an account, they can login for the information, families without an account will need to create an account, using their students OEN from any report card.

Please Note: JK and some SK students new to schooling will not have an OEN and these new students will receive mailed route information in mid August.

 

Playground Equipment is Open!

Great news! The WCDSB has finalized their playground inspection and both playgrounds received a pass rating which means that we have opened the playground! Students enjoyed having the playground equipment back to enjoy! I am so happy for our Saints!

 

Junior Kindergarten Registration: 

Is your little one school aged and ready to come to school?  Registration is now open.  Please register online or call the office to set up a virtual appointment to walk you through the online registration process.

Kindergarten registration for the 2022– 2023 school year is happening now! No experience needed

 

Children born in 2018 are eligible for JK/Year 1 Kindergarten

 

Children born in 2017 are eligible for SK/Year 2 Kindergarten. (*You do NOT need to re-register if your child is already at St. Clement.)

 

  Once you have completed your online registration please contact the schools main office 519-699-5271 to finish your registration

 

 

WCDSB INFORMATION

Summer Learning For Students

Waterloo Catholic District School Board is committed to supporting your child’s continued learning.  In July and August this year, there are a number of learning options available for elementary and secondary students that will ignite, support and challenge student towards success and preparation for the next grade.  Find the programs listed by date and grade that best suit your child’s needs https://www.wcdsb.ca/summer-learning/

CPIC’s Parent Portal Launch

CPIC has officially launched it’s parent portal based on their goals and themes for the year. You will be able to access our CPIC Parent Information Hub to listen to various community organizations speak directly to questions such as : Howe do I support my anxious child? How do I help my child build social skills? Where do I learn more about LGBT2S+ identities? How do I keep my child safe on the internet? Interested in additional services to support your child? Follow the links to access more information on services offered by each organization. https://www.wcdsb.ca/cpic-parent-hub/ #SentToBuild

World Refugee Day Community Event

Becoming Neighbours – Building Peace
June 20, 2022, 7pm – 9pm (doors open 6:30pm) Join CCORIC at THEMUSEUM as we celebrate World Refugee Day together. Waterloo Region has a rich history of welcoming and providing safety and new beginnings to people who have come as refugees. Together let’s celebrate the contributions of many in our region, while creatively imagining a more peaceful future together. This year’s event features:

  • Performances by newcomer youth group Crossing Borders
  • Music by local artist Juneyt
  • World Refugee Day awards
  • THEMUSEUM’s newest exhibit: Climate Refugees
  • Door prizes and more!

We can’t wait to see you there! See the attached flyer or click here for the Facebook event for more info!

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

 

 

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 June: Healthy Lifestyle

This month at the Umbrella Project, we will build our Lifestyle skills.

Lifestyle skills include the healthy habits your child needs to have the strength to hold up that big umbrella they are building. Food, sleep, outdoor time and other brain foods are extremely important in helping your child use their valuable coping skills.

When we’re hungry, tired, or haven’t had enough exercise, our brains don’t work as well, making it more difficult to practice all the other skills of wellbeing. We can become grouchy, short-tempered, and less capable of coping with the day-to-day challenges of life. Even people with the strongest coping skills can’t use them as well when they aren’t feeding their brains properly. Making the choice to establish healthy lifestyle behaviours (such as eating well, sleeping enough, and exercising regularly) has been shown to reduce stress, elevate mood, improve immune system function, and make learning easier.

Help your child develop a love for healthy eating

Eating is a huge part of our wellbeing. It takes time and energy, every single day, throughout our entire lives and has a big impact on how we feel. Aside from the obvious purpose of giving us the nutrients we need to thrive, healthy eating is an activity that improves our bonds with our family and friends and gives us a daily place to savour the small things in life. It nourishes our brains in so many different capacities! Helping your child develop the passion for preparing and eating healthy foods can really fuel their mental health.

Here are a few tips that can help your child build this lifelong skill:

Sit down to meals as often as possible as a family. This alone has been shown to improve resilience and academics, while reducing depression and obesity.

Keep mealtime joyful. Associating healthy meals with laughter and fun instead of stress is a great way to encourage your children to enjoy balanced meals.

Start a small garden. The more children become involved in the process of growing food, the more likely they are to appreciate those fruits and veggies.

Cook with your kids. Very young children can get involved with mealtime in many different ways.  From choosing menus to washing and cutting veggies, engaging your child in the process of meals is teaching them the self-sufficiency they will need to make nourishing choices when they grow up.

Eat with other people who love healthy food. Eating is a social activity! When everyone else finds something delicious (especially other children) this can make your child much more curious about trying a broad range of foods. Look for opportunities to sit down to meals with people who have a broad range of tastes.

Helping children develop the passion for healthy eating is not always easy but it is a lifelong gift you can give your child’s brain and body. Try not to give up on the process, resorting to only “kids menu” foods. Children have an incredible capacity for palate building so stay patient and find ways to make it fun.

Health & Happiness,

Dr. Jen, The Umbrella Project

 

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:

Congratulations to the Junior girls 3-pitch team! First place! Thank you for coaching Ms. D’Arcy.

 

Congratulations boys 3-pitch who finished 4th overall! Thank you to Mr. Ouellette for coaching. 

   

 

Saints enjoy a presentation from St. David’s Robotics.

 

Saints love Spirit Thursdays! #SpiritWear 

 

Saints show off their vacation mode attire by dressing like their dream vacation.  #SpiritDay 

 

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

For the Month of June, we  acknowledge Pride month and National Indigenous History Month. As a community we have worked throughout the year to deepen our understanding of the role we must take in recognizing our impact on our Indigenous brothers and sisters and our part in promoting truth and reconciliation. Our journey will continue throughout the month.

June 22 – Hot Lunch Day

June 23 – Hot Dog Lunch for those that ordered (June 19th deadline for ordering)

June 23 – Spirit Wear Day – Saints are encouraged to wear their spirit wear and/or Blue and gold!

June 24 – Spirit Day – Oh Canada Day  – Show your love for Canada! Wear Red and white, t-shirts or clothing from places you have visited in Canada or wear your favourite Canadian brand or sports team

June 24 – Talent Show 10:30-11:30

June 27- Term 2 Report Card Distribution Date

June 27 – Spirit Day – Congratulations Day! Your future’s so bright you gotta wear sunglasses. Congratulations Grade 8 grads as they head to high school. Wear your favourite sunglasses today in honour of their graduation.

June 27 – Grade 8 Graduation and Awards at the church – 6 PM

June 29 – Last day of school & Year End Mass at 10:30 AM – parents are welcome to join us at the church

 

 

Today’s spirit day is Vacation Mode

Dress like you’re on your dream vacation: lounging on the beach, hiking through the mountains, going on safari or kicking back in nature camping.

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!

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