Monthly Archives: April 2024

#32 Family Memo April 29-May 3

 Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, April 29: Welcome back to the last Monday in April!!
  • Tuesday, April 30: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch. Cross Country at Lunch
  • Wednesday, May 1:  Welcome May!!Hot Lunch Day. Folk Dance at lunch. Gr 2 & 3 Minecraft. 
  • Thursday, May 2: Please wear your spirit wear!!  Cross Country at Lunch Grade 7 Immunizations
  • Friday, May 3: Pizza Day. OT visit. 

Thought for the Week:   “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” ~ Jim Ruhn

Prayer: May is traditionally dedicated to Mary, Mother of God. During this month we honour Mary and seek her prayers for the world. “For all those who have no peace, let us invoke Mary, the woman who brought into the world the Prince of Peace.”

Family Fun Night- May 7th 4:30-6 pm. Thank you to the 178 people who have registered to enjoy a hotdog. Even if you did not register for the BBQ, you are still welcome to come.

Mission Day-St. Clement School will host a Mission Day supporting Jump Rope for Heart and Tiny Home Take Out on Friday, May 10th from 12:35-3:00. Interested parents may buy an all-inclusive Mission Day pass for a suggested donation of $10 per child.  Please know that the bracelets will be distributed on May 8th and they will be given for ANY donation amount. Please go on Cashonline to purchase. So far we have 110 students participating. We hope to have most of the students participate in this awesome community-building event!! No receipts will be given through CashOnline. 

Receipts will be given to families who donate the amount of their choosing directly to Jump Rope for Heart by using the following link, https://jumpropeforheart.crowdchange.ca/45354  For any donation made directly a tax receipt will be issued by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Students in Grades 4-8 had the opportunity to hear Dwayne Morgan’s spoken word. Please ask your child about it.

Parent Action Items: 

  • Save the date – May 7th Family Night 4:30-6 pm – BBQ sign-up is closed.
  • May 10th – Mission Day Bracelet passes are on sale in Cash Online – Suggested donation of $10
  • Yearbooks are for sale! They are available on CashOnline for $20.
  • Please review the dress code expectations in the student handbook. We are asking that all shorts are at least 4 inches in length. 
  • Please remember that it is a scent-free school. Please remind your child not to wear perfume or scented products.
  • Please consider joining the Cross Country team for a run on Tuesday or Thursday at 11:35.

Reminders:

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • M2 Grade 7 Vacciniations
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M6 Wishbone Day – Please wear yellow
  • M7 Family Night 4:30-6 pm
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening 
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Volunteer Breakfast 8:15-9:00 am
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15 am
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30 am
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J21 Freaky Friday
  • J24 Graduation 5:30 pm
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff

 

#31 Family Memo April 22-26

 Where Each One Counts! 

Earth Week

  • Monday, April 22: Grade 7 & 8 Guest Speaker.! Please wear blue or green to celebrate Earth Week
  • Tuesday, April 23: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch. Cross Country at Lunch
  • Wednesday, April 24:  Hot Lunch Day. Folk Dance at lunch. Gr 2 & 3 Minecraft. Landfill Visit from Vecchio & Rickert’s class.  Administrative Assistant Day- Thank you, Mrs Janzen!!
  • Thursday, April 25: Please wear your spirit wear!!  Cross Country at Lunch
  • Friday, April 26: Pizza Day. OT visit. Last day to register for your Hotdog BBQ.

Thought for the Week:  “Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished.” —Lao Tzu

Prayer: Lord, grant us the wisdom to care for the earth and till it. Help us to act now for the good of future generations and all your creatures. Help us to become instruments of a new creation, Founded on the covenant of your love.

Family Fun Night- May 7th 4:30-6 pm. Please click here and take a moment to fill out one form per family to register for the family hot dog BBQ provided by the Knights of Columbus. Please help us with our mission to eliminate single-use plastics and bring a reusable water bottle. The deadline to complete this form is Friday, April 26 at 11:59 pm. Only those who pre-register will be given a voucher for the BBQ.

Mission Day-St. Clement School will host a Mission Day supporting Jump Rope for Heart and Tiny Home Take Out on Friday, May 10th from 12:35-3:00. Interested parents may buy an all-inclusive Mission Day pass for a suggested donation of $10 per child.  Please know that the bracelets will be distributed on May 8th and they will be given for ANY donation amount. Please go on Cashonline to purchase. So far we only have 38 students participating. We hope to have most of the students participate in this awesome community-building event!! No receipts will be given through CashOnline.

Receipts will be given to families who donate the amount of their choosing directly to Jump Rope for Heart by using the following link, https://jumpropeforheart.crowdchange.ca/45354  For any donation made directly a tax receipt will be issued by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Students in Grades 4-8 had the opportunity to hear Dwayne Morgan’s spoken word. Please ask your child about it.

Parent Action Items: 

  • Save the date – May 7th Family Night 4:30-6 pm Sign up here for a BBQ hot dog!
  • May 10th – Mission Day Bracelet passes are on sale in Cash Online – Suggested donation of $10
  • Yearbooks are for sale! They are available on CashOnline for $20.
  • Please review the dress code expectations in the student handbook.
  • Please remember that it is a scent-free school. Please remind your child not to wear perfume or scented products.
  • Please consider joining the Cross Country team for a run on Tuesday or Thursday at 11:35.

Reminders:

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • A22-26 Earth Week
  • M2 Grade 7 Vaccinations (moved from April 24)
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M6 Wishbone Day – Please wear yellow
  • M7 Family Night 4:30-6 pm
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening 5:30-7 pm
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Volunteer Breakfast 8:15-9:00 am
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15 am
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30 am
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J21 Freaky Friday
  • J24 Graduation 5:30 pm
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff

#30 Weekly Family Memo – April 15-19

 Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, April 15: Grade 8 Transition Meetings
  • Tuesday, April 16: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch, Badminton Tournament
  • Wednesday, April 17: Be You Assembly, Hot Lunch Day. Folk Dance at lunch. Gr 2 & 3 Minecraft
  • Thursday, April 18: Please wear your spirit wear!! 
  • Friday, April 19: Pizza Day

A Prayer in Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy bees, the swarm dilating around the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with a needle bill, And off a blossom in mid-air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love, The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will, But which it only needs that we fulfil. – Robert Frost

Last Day for Survey- We value your feedback as a parent / legal guardian of a student in our school. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey and share your opinions with us. We want to learn about your child’s experiences at school so we can understand what is working well and how we might improve to contribute to a more positive school climate. The survey is open until April 14th. Today is the last day to complete

Mission Day-St. Clement School will be having a Mission Day supporting Jump Rope for Heart and Tiny Home Take Out on Friday, May 10th from 12:35-3:20. We will ensure that every child will be able to participate.  Parents may buy an all-inclusive Mission Day pass for a suggested donation of $10 per child. Families are welcome to make an additional donation in the amount of their choosing directly to Jump Rope for Heart by using the following link, https://jumpropeforheart.crowdchange.ca/45354   (for any donation made directly a tax receipt will be issued by the Heart and Stroke Foundation).

Parent Action Items: 

  • Please review the dress code expectations in the student handbook.
  • Please remember that it is a scent-free school. Please remind your child not to wear perfume or scented products.
  • Yearbooks are for sale! They are available on CashOnline for $20.
  • Save the date – May 7th Family Night 4:30-6 pm Sign up for a BBQ hot dog!
  • May 10th – Mission Day Passes on sale through Cash Online – Suggested donation of $10

Reminders:

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • A20 Earth Day
  • A24 Grade 7 Vacciniations
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M7 Family Night 4:30-6
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening 
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J24 Graduation 5:30
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff

 

#19 Family Memo April 9-12

 Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, April 8 – Monday is a PD Day!!! Solar Eclipse, NO SCHOOL!
  • Tuesday, April 9: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch. Grade 8s go to Mount Mary
  • Wednesday, April 10: Hot Lunch Day. Folk Dance at lunch.
  • Thursday, April 4:  Please wear your spirit wear!! Visit from Director Dowling  Grade 8s return from Mount Mary
  • Friday, April 5 – Pizza Day

Thought for the Week:  Sometimes INSPIRATION comes from a single ray of Sunshine!

Prayer: May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing the earth. As a God of renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too. Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes in our lives this Spring. Awaken us to new life and perspective, for we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

Solar Advice: Looking directly at the Sun causes serious eye damage, especially during a solar eclipse.  

To watch a solar eclipse safely, you need eye protection that has been designed for watching a solar eclipse (i.e., meets the ISO 12312-2 standard). Sunglasses are not sufficient to protect your eyes. In addition, viewing any part of a solar eclipse through a smartphone camera, a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will cause serious eye damage.

 

A total solar eclipse is a rare and exciting natural phenomenon. However, it is crucial to view it safely to prevent any damage to the eyes. Here are some tips for safely experiencing the solar eclipse: 
  1. Use Proper Eclipse Glasses: Regular sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for viewing the sun. Special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers, must be used. Ensure they meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. 
  2. Adult Supervision for Children: Ensure that children are supervised when using solar filters or eclipse glasses. Teach them the importance of not removing the glasses while looking at the sun. 
  3. Alternative Methods: For those who do not have eclipse glasses, using a pinhole projector is a safe way to view a projection of the eclipse. This can be a fun and educational activity to do with children. 
  4. Avoid Unsafe Methods: Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays can damage the filter and enter your eyes, causing serious injury. 
  5. Check the Weather: If it is cloudy, you may not be able to see the eclipse. Use online resources to watch it live if the weather does not permit outdoor viewing. 
  6. View it Safely via Livestream: The eclipse can be viewed via livestream broadcast through the NASA Exploratorium.
We hope these tips are helpful for you and your family to safely experience this spectacular event.  

Parent Action Items: 

  • Please complete the survey that was emailed to you last week.
  • Please review the dress code expectations in the student handbook.
  • Please remember that it is a scent-free school. Please remind your child not to wear perfume or scented products.
  • Grade 8 Parents!!  Mount Mary is on April 9, 10 & 11 and Graduation is on June 24 at 5:30. 
  • Yearbooks are for sale! They are available on CashOnline for $20.
  • Save the date – May 7th Family Night – details to be provided closer to the date.!!

Reminders:

 

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • A8 PD Day
  • A9, 10 & 11 Grade 8 Mount Mary Retreat
  • A11 Visit from Director Dowling
  • A20 Earth Day
  • A24 Grade 7 Vacciniations
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M7 Family Night 5:30-7
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J24 Graduation 5:30
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff

#28 Weekly Family Memo – April 2-5

 Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, April 1 -Happy Easter – No School
  • Tuesday, April 2: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch. World Autism Awareness Day. Please wear blue.
  • Wednesday, April 3: Hot Lunch Day. Folk Dance at lunch. Grade 6 Field Trip
  • Thursday, April 4:  Please wear your spirit wear!! 10:15 Easter Mass- all are welcome. Dental Screening for JK, SK, Grade 2
  • Friday, April 5 – Pizza Day. School Bus Safety Presentation

Thought for the Week: The first Easter taught us that life never ends and love never dies! 

Prayer: Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, every day. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell your good news to the world.

Parent Action Items: 

  • Please review the dress code expectations in the student handbook.
  • Please remember that it is a scent-free school. Please remind your child not to wear perfume or scented products.
  • Tuesday is World Autism Awareness Day. Please wear blue.
  • Grades 6 field trip- students must bring their lunch and snacks. Water bottles will be provided. Backpacks are not allowed. Please see the email reminders on Tuesday the 2nd.
  • Grade 8 Parents!!  Mount Mary is on April 9, 10 & 11 and Graduation is on June 24 at 5:30.
  • Yearbooks will be coming for sale soon!!
  • Save the date – May 7th Family Night – details to be provided closer to the date

Reminders:

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • MA1 Easter Monday
  • A3 Grade 6 HHOF & Marlies
  • A4 Easter Mass 10:15 am
  • A5 Bus Safety Presentation
  • A8 PD Day
  • A9, 10 & 11 Grade 8 Mount Mary Retreat
  • A11 Visit from Director Dowling
  • A20 Earth Day
  • A24 Grade 7 Vacciniations
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M7 Family Night 5:30-7
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J24 Graduation 5:30
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff

 

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