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Family Weekly Memo #9 – October 31-November 4

Thought for the Week:  What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul! ~ Joseph Addison 

  • Monday, October 31 – Halloween Parade, Dance a Thon & Haunted House. Grade 7 Vaccinations 
  • Tuesday, November 1 –  Class Reviews with Teachers
  • Wednesday, November 2 – Hot Lunch
  • Thursday, November 3- Spirit Day – please wear blue, yellow, or Saint spirit wear. 
  • Friday, November 4- Pizza Day! Visit from Director Tyrone Dowling

Requested Parent Action Items:

  1. We have launched our fall fundraiser. More information is found here. We are looking to raise money to support outdoor classroom programming and the building of a Gaga Ball Pit! Find out more information about what a Gaga Ball Pit is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWM_z6__3_Y  Please consider donating to this cause. We are currently at $1723…just under halfway to the money needed for the outdoor equipment!! 
  2.  Please ensure that you are able to access your students’ Learning Managment System (either Google Classroom or D2L Brightspace). If you are unable to, please reach out to the Classroom Teacher asap. This is a vital communication tool.

General: Grade 4 & 5 tutoring, Girls Basketball, Boys Volleyball, Choir, Social Justice Club, Innovation Buddies, Enviro Club, Games Club, Lego Club, and Student Council are happening!! 

Staffing: The Waterloo Catholic District School Board Human Resources department continues to work on filling of vacant teaching positions. Due to province-wide teacher shortages, many positions currently remain vacant each day. We are doing our best and appreciate that our team is pitching in to help as best as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through the staffing shortage. #betttertogether

Halloween costume guidelines– please no masks (below the nose is okay), scary, bloody, or cultural appropriation. Please do not bring props. We are strongly discouraging inflatable costumes, but if you choose to wear one it will only be allowed in the Peace Garden at recess and during the parade. The Staff has decided that you are welcome to send in Halloween treats for your child’s class on Monday, October 31. They must be prepackaged and nut free. This is in no way mandatory, only if you wish.

Are you looking for more Saints Spirit Wear?? Our friends at Marchants have set up a shop just for us. Orders will be delivered in time for Christmas. A separate message will be sent.

Wednesday hot lunches are back. Please purchase through Cash Online. New Orleans pizza will be each Friday. In order to avoid disappointment, please order pizza by the due date, as it can not be reopened. We order pizza far in advance for the whole month. All of November’s pizza orders are now closed. December orders are now open. There will be no refunds if your child is absent and you purchased a lunch. We will do our best to redistribute, please be aware that there are many last-minute requests in a very busy office.

All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. All staff and students who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool, must not attend school and should follow the guidance provided in the screening tool, which may include seeking appropriate medical attention as required, and/or getting tested for COVID-19. All STAFF & STUDENTS must self-screen every day before attending school. SCHOOL SCREENING LINK  

 

⭐Please mark your calendar with these important dates:

    • Monday, October 31 – Halloween Parade & Dance a Thon 
    • Thursday, November 3  – 6 pm CSAC Co-Chair Commissioning
    • Wednesday, November 9 – Umbrella Assembly – Celebrate Gratitude (Respect) & Introduce Grit 
    • Friday, November 11- Remembrance Day
    • Tuesday, November 8 – CSAC Meeting #2
    • Tuesday, November 15 – Bus Evacuation Training (AM)
    • Friday, November 18 – PA Day – No School for Students
    • Monday, November 21:  Progress Reports go home
    • Wednesday, November 23 – Feast of St Clement Mass & Celebration
    • Thursday, November 24 – Photo Retake Day
    • Monday, November 28: Girls Basketball Tournament
    • Thursday, December 1- Grades 6, 7 & 8 go to St David’s to see Shrek!
    • December 5,6 & 9  ESQube Mobile Workshops from the University of Waterloo will present to Grades 1-8
    • Tuesday, December 6 – CSAC Meeting #3
    • Friday, December 16 – Christmas Liturgy & Umbrella Assembly Celebrate Grit & Intro Self Compassion
    • Wednesday, December 21– Christmas Pagent and Innovation Buddy Song Fest
    • Tuesday, January 17, CSAC Meeting #3
    • February 21– Pancake Tuesday (volunteers needed)
    • February 2 – Grade 4 go to Tiny Homes & Mass
    • February 16 – Grade 5 go to Tiny Homes & Mass
    • February 22 – Ash Wednesday Liturgy
    • February 23 – Grade 6 go to Tiny Homes & Mass
    • March 7 – CSAC Meeting #4
    • April 11 – CSAC Meeting #5
    • May TBD – CSAC FOS Meeting #6
    • May 5 – Mission Day (volunteers needed)

 

Prayer

 God of all seasons, we thank you for Autumn.

We thank you

for the touch of coolness in the air that gives us a new burst of energy,

for the coloring of trees that shows the creativity of the Divine Artist,

for the falling leaves that reveal the strength of the branches,

for the hues of fields that bring peace to our souls,

for the smiles on pumpkins that bring joy to children,

for the fall harvest which that brings us gratitude for the bounty of our land,

for this change of seasons that reveals the circle of life.

God of all seasons, as you transform the earth, transform us by your Spirit.

Amen

Family Weekly Memo #8 – October 24-28

Monday, October 24 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

Tuesday, October 25 –  Welcome back to another fabulous week of learning and growing!

Wednesday, October 26 – Hot Lunch

Thursday, October 27- Spirit Day – please wear blue, yellow, or Saint spirit wear.

  • Photo Day

Friday, October 28- Pizza Day!

General: Grade 4 & 5 tutoring, Girls Basketball, Boys Volleyball, Choir, Social Justice Club, and Student Council are happening!! We will be looking at Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Learning. In particular, we will learn about the Seven Grandfather teachings. This week after morning announcements, we will introduce the concept of Respect. Innovation buddies have started and we are all doing amazing activities to support Cyber Awareness.

We have launched our fall fundraiser. More information is found here. Please consider donating to this cause. We are looking to raise money to support classroom programming and the building of a Gaga Ball Pit! We are currently at $800!! 

Halloween costume guidelinesThis slide deck has been shared with the students. Please no masks (below the nose is okay), scary, bloody, or cultural appropriation. Please do not bring props. We are strongly discouraging inflatable costumes, but if you choose to wear one it will only be allowed in the Peace Garden at recess and during the parade.

The Staff has decided that you are welcome to send in Halloween treats for your child’s class on Monday, October 31. They must be prepackaged and nut free. This is in no way mandatory, only if you wish.

Are you looking for more Saints Spirit Wear?? Our friends at Marchants have set up a shop just for us. Orders will be delivered in time for Christmas. More information should be coming this week…stay tuned.

Wednesday hot lunches are back. Please purchase through Cash Online. New Orleans pizza will be each Friday.

In order to avoid disappointment, please order pizza by the due date, as it can not be reopened. 

We order pizza far in advance for the whole month. All of November’s pizza orders are due October 26th. 

There will be no refunds if your child is absent and you purchased a lunch. We will do our best to redistribute, please be aware that there are many last-minute requests in a very busy office.

All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. All staff and students who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool, must not attend school and should follow the guidance provided in the screening tool, which may include seeking appropriate medical attention as required, and/or getting tested for COVID-19. All STAFF & STUDENTS must self-screen every day before attending school. SCHOOL SCREENING LINK  

 

Please mark your calendar with these important dates:

  • October – Cyber Security Month
  • Monday, October 24 – PD Day – No School for Students
  • Thursday, October 27:-Fall Photo Day
  • Friday, October 28 – Dance a thon Set Up 2:45-4pm
  • Monday, October 31Halloween Parade & Dance a Thon 
  • Thursday, November 3  – CSAC Co-Chair Commissioning 
  • Tuesday, November 8 – CSAC Meeting #2
  • Wednesday, November 23 – Feast of St Clement Mass & Celebration
  • November 14th -18th: Bully Awareness & Prevention Week 
  • November 21st: Progress Reports GO HOME
  • November 24th – CONFERENCES (*in person)
  • Monday, November 28: Girls Basketball Tournament
  • Thursday, December 1, Grades 6, 7 & 8 go to St David’s to see Shrek!
  • December 5,6 & 9  ESQube Mobile Workshops from the University of Waterloo will present to Grades 1-8
  • Tuesday, December 6 – CSAC Meeting #3
  • Tuesday, January 17, CSAC Meeting #3
  • February 21Pancake Tuesday (volunteers needed)
  • March 7 – CSAC Meeting #4
  • April 11 – CSAC Meeting #5
  • May TBD – CSAC FOS Meeting #6
  • May 5Mission Day (volunteers needed
  • March 7 – CSAC Meeting #4
  • April 11 – CSAC Meeting #5
  • May TBD – CSAC FOS Meeting #6
  • May 5Mission Day (volunteers needed)

 

Dear Lord God,

You created balance.

The night to follow the day. The sea to touch the earth.

All the wonderful animals, fish and birds.

You are the great creator of variety and diversity.

Thank you that you made us all to be unique and reflect your love.

Come draw our St Clement community together in all its wonder and beauty.

Help us to love and respect each other. Show us how to support and encourage one another.

Inspire us to work together to become a picture full of your perfect love.

Amen

Family Weekly Memo #7 – October 17-21

Thought for the Week:  Saints have much to be grateful for!

Monday, October 17 – Welcome back to another week of learning and growing! We are trying magic pumpkin seeds.

Tuesday, October 18 –  IEPs are coming home

Wednesday, October 19-Hot Lunch

Thursday, October 20- Spirit Day – please wear blue, yellow or Saint spirit wear. 

Friday, October 21- Pizza Day!

Monday, October 24 – PD Day- no school for students!

General: Grade 4 & 5 tutoring, Girls Basketball, Boys Volleyball, Choir, Social Justice Club, and Student Council are happening!! We will be looking at Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Learning. In particular, we will learn about the Seven Grandfather teachings. This week after morning announcements, we will introduce the program. Next week, at the same time, we will introduce the concept of Respect.

We welcome our new Lunch Hour Supervisor – Krissy Massey and a new Education Assistant – Veronica Ayara

We have launched our fall fundraiser. More information is found here. Please consider donating to this cause. We are looking to raise money to support classroom programming and the building of a Gaga Ball Pit! We are currently at $665!!

Thankful to the community members who came to our first Catholic School Advisory Council meeting. Minutes will be posted on the school website. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 8 at 6 pm in the Library Learning Commons.  All are welcome to attend!

Are you looking for more Saints Spirit Wear?? Our friends at Marchants have set up a shop just for us. Orders will be delivered in time for Christmas. More information should be coming this week…stay tuned.

Wednesday hot lunches are back. Please purchase through Cash Online. New Orleans pizza will be each Friday.

In order to avoid disappointment, please order pizza by the due date, as it can not be reopened. 

We order pizza far in advance for the whole month. All of November’s pizza orders are due October 26th. 

There will be no refunds if your child is absent and you purchased a lunch. We will do our best to redistribute, please be aware that there are many last-minute requests in a very busy office.

 

All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. All staff and students who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool, must not attend school and should follow the guidance provided in the screening tool, which may include seeking appropriate medical attention as required, and/or getting tested for COVID-19. All STAFF & STUDENTS must self-screen every day before attending school. SCHOOL SCREENING LINK  

 

Please mark your calendar with these important dates:

    • October – Cyber Security Month
    • Monday, October 24 – PD Day – No School for Students
    • Thursday, October 27:-Fall Photo Day
    • Monday, October 31Halloween Parade & Dance a Thon (set up & take down volunteers needed)
    • Thursday, November 3  – CSAC Co-Chair Commissioning 
    • Monday, November 7:  Progress Reports go home
    • Tuesday, November 8 – CSAC Meeting #2
    • Wednesday, November 23 – Feast of St Clement Mass & Celebration
    • Monday, November 28: Girls Basketball Tournament
    • Thursday, December 1, Grades 6, 7 & 8 go to St David’s to see Shrek!
  • December 5,6 & 9  ESQube Mobile Workshops from the University of Waterloo will present to Grades 1-8
  • Tuesday, December 6 – CSAC Meeting #3
  • Tuesday, January 17, CSAC Meeting #3
  • February 21Pancake Tuesday (volunteers needed)
  • March 7 – CSAC Meeting #4
  • April 11 – CSAC Meeting #5
  • May TBD – CSAC FOS Meeting #6
  • May 5Mission Day (volunteers needed)

Dear God, 

We thank you for each day, 

Please help us to respect everyone, including those that are different to us. 

Help us to be kind and patient with one another and always show respect.

Amen

Family Weekly Memo #6 – October 10-14

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thought for the Week:  NOT what we say about our blessings, but how we use them … is the true measure of our Thanksgiving. ” ~ W. T. Purkiser

Monday, October 10 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 11 –  Welcome back to another week of learning and growing.

Wednesday, October 12-Hot Lunches are back. Mrs Brenner helping out with the 55 Subway orders!

Thursday, October 13- Spirit Day – please wear blue, yellow or Saint spirit wear. Thanksgiving Liturgy of the Word & Umbrella Assembly focusing on Gratitude

Friday, October 14- Pizza Day!

We have launched our fall fundraiser. More information is found here. Please consider donating to this cause. We are looking to raise money to support classroom programming and the building of a Gaga Ball Pit!

Thankful to the community members who came to our first Catholic School Advisory Council meeting. Minutes will be posted on the school website. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 8 at 6pm in the Library Learning Commons.  All are welcome to attend!

Are you looking for more Saints Spirit Wear?? Our friends at Marchants have set up a shop just for us. Orders will be delivered in time for Christmas. More information should be coming this week…stay tuned.

Wednesday hot lunches will be back on October 11. Please purchase through Cash Online.

In order to avoid disappointment, please order pizza by the due date, as it can not be reopened. 

We order pizza far in advance for the whole month. All of November’s pizza orders are due October 26th. 

  • Thursday, October 13: Thanksgiving & Gratitude Assembly
  • Monday, October 24: PD Day- No School for Students
  • Thursday, October 27: Fall Photo Day
  • Monday, October 31: Halloween Parade & Dance A Thon Fundraiser (volunteers needed)
  • Monday, October 31: Grade 7 – HepB & HPV 
  • Monday, November 7:  Progress Reports go home
  • Thursday, November 3  – CSAC Co-Chair Commissioning
  • Tuesday, November 8 – CSAC Meeting #2
  • Tuesday, December 6 – CSAC Meeting #3
  • Tuesday, January 17, CSAC Meeting #3
  • February 21Pancake Tuesday (volunteers needed)
  • March 7 – CSAC Meeting #4
  • April 11 – CSAC Meeting #5
  • May TBD – CSAC FOS Meeting #6
  • May 5Mission Day (volunteers needed)

All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. All staff and students who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool, must not attend school and should follow the guidance provided in the screening tool, which may include seeking appropriate medical attention as required, and/or getting tested for COVID-19. All STAFF & STUDENTS must self-screen every day before attending school. SCHOOL SCREENING LINK  

School Phones not working

Please be aware until further notice no phone calls to or from the school can me made.

We will update you as soon as they are working again.

Parent’s Guide to Lunch Box Orders – Hot Lunch Wednesdays!

Lunch Box Oct 2022 How-to-Order-Guide

We are happy to share that Lunchbox by SchoolCash Online will be offered at your school for the 2022/2023 school year. Lunchbox is a convenient, online ordering platform featuring local vendors. An ordering calendar has been coordinated for the school community and can be found on your SchoolCash Online items page.

The ordering calendar will open on Sep 29, 2022

How to Order:
1. Go to your child’s SchoolCash Online account items page and click “ORDER NOW”.
2. Confirm your child’s account information including their new teacher and grade for the current school year. **Please ensure the correct teacher and grade are selected to prevent errors on delivery days.
3. Proceed with ordering your child’s lunch on the school’s ordering calendar by clicking on the blue date for the scheduled vendors.
4. All orders are submitted on the website and payment is processed on-line by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Debit MasterCard or Visa Debit. Visa and MasterCard prepaid cards are also accepted.
Important Dates:
• Lunch delivery is scheduled to begin Oct 12, 2022.
• Orders may be placed weekly or in advance, for the full length of the program.
• Oct 9, 2022 at NOON (12:00 PM) is the ordering deadline for the first scheduled LUNCH delivery.
Things to Remember:
• The ordering deadline is Sunday at 12 PM (NOON) for the upcoming week’s deliveries.
• New orders will not be accepted after the Sunday deadline.
• If buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, lunches will be canceled and credited.
• If there is a school closure, lunches will be cancelled, and a credit will be issued to your Lunchbox account within 3 business days.

Family Weekly Memo #5 – October 3-7

Thought for the Week:  Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.

Monday, October 3 – Welcome back to another great week of learning!!

Tuesday, October 4 –  Catholic School Advisory Council 6-7:30 in the School Library – All are welcome!

Wednesday, October 5 – Happy Wednesday

Thursday, October 6- Spirit Day – please wear blue, yellow or Saint spirit wear. Turkey Shoot Basketball Competition!

Friday, October 7- Pizza Day!

Monday, October 10- Thanksgiving – No School for all

Hot lunch from Lunch Box will be back October 12. Please purchase through Cash Online.

All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. All staff and students who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool, must not attend school and should follow the guidance provided in the screening tool, which may include seeking appropriate medical attention as required, and/or getting tested for COVID-19. All STAFF & STUDENTS must self-screen every day before attending school. SCHOOL SCREENING LINK  

Please mark your calendar with these important dates:

  • Wednesday, October 11: Thanksgiving & Gratitude Assembly
  • Monday, October 24: PD Day- No School for Students
  • Thursday, October 27: Fall Photo Day
  • Monday, October 31: Halloween Parade & Dance A Thon Fundraiser
  • Monday, October 31: Grade 7 – HepB & HPV 
  • Tuesday, November 1: Catholic School Advisory Council Meeting #2
  • Monday, November 7:  Progress Reports go home

Heavenly Rays

As summer into autumn slips,*

O give me grace today

To rise and turn as summer’s leaves

Draw life and strength from heavenly rays.

*first line from Emily Dickinson

 

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