Due to a scheduling conflict with one of our lunch vendors, hot lunch will be moved to Friday this week. This effects orders placed for this Wednesday. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks!
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In the spirit of Christmas, the grade 6 class has teamed with the Social Justice Club to hold an Advent Loose Change Drive. Funds from the Drive will be donated to We Charity to help a family in Ecuador. The Students have set a goal of raising $250 to purchase a Farm Animal Bundle. This bundle of three goats and 15 chicks gives a family the chance to sell eggs and milk, and run a sustainable small business. Students wishing to support this initiative are asked to bring in loose change from December 6th through December 15th.
The Angel Tree will be ready later in the week for students to choose an angel and bring in an unwrapped present for the person on the angel. This is a tradition at St. Clement to help out the less fortunate have a memorable Christmas.
The St. Clement Games Club is looking for used games in good condition for students in grade 3-6. If your family has a game a home that is no longer being played and you would like to donate it, please send it in to Mrs. Gheorghe at the school.
Spirit Wear will be on sale at www.gamedayretail.com until Monday, November 27. Sales will close and we may sell again later in the year. This will allow items to be ready for Christmas.
TCMHA is hosting the Richard Vollmer hockey tournament on December 8th-10th between the St. Clements arena and Wellesley arena. The Paradise and District Lions Club is interested in running the concession booth at the St. Clements arena throughout the tournament. We are hoping to find high school students who wish to gain volunteer hours to help. We will divide into 3 hour shifts and will be looking for 8 volunteers or any combination that can fill 8 shifts throughout the tournament. Anyone who is interested can email email@example.com.
There is a Youth Night this Thursday, Nov 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 in the St. Clement Parish Hall. This is intended for students in grades six to eight. Games and snacks will be provided.
The grade 4 students will receive their Bibles in a Celebration at the Church this Tuesday at 1:00. All are welcome to join us.
Five classes will be going to see the movie “Wonder” on Friday. This is a great follow-up to bullying awareness week.
Next Saturday, Dec 2 the Tree of Light will be lit behind the library at 6:00. This is a great community event sponsored by the Lions Club.
This week is Bullying Awareness Week across Canada. We will be highlighting strategies for dealing with bullying and being proactive about bullying prevention. Please take an opportunity to talk to your child(ren) about this important topic.
The Feast of St. Clement is this Thursday, November 23 and we will celebrate Mass in honour of this Feast Day at 9:00 in the Church. All are welcome to join us. We will have confessions on Wednesday morning to help us prepare for the Mass.
Grade 6 to 8 students will travel to St. David to see the production “Celtics on Broadway”. There is no cost involved but parents must complete the permission form at www.schoolcashonline.com
Spirit Wear will continue to be sold at St. Clement www.gamedayretail.com. The window for purchase will close on November 27 so that items can be ready for Christmas. Please let Connie know if you order items that you would rather pick up at the school yourself instead of given to your child if you intend it as a Christmas gift.
Photographers will be in school Tuesday morning for retakes if students missed Photo Day or would like a different photo.
Saturday, Dec 2 is the lighting of the Tree of Light in St. Clement behind the library. Please see the attached flyer.
St. Clement Spirit Wear is now available for purchase online at www.gamedayretail.com . If you wish to purchase spirit wear, go to their website and look for St. Clement Saints under Your Association. The window for purchase will be open for two weeks and orders will be available before Christmas. Thanks to Noah Strauss for his logo design.
Progress reports go home on Tuesday and times for Student Parent Teacher Conferences will be included in the Progress Report of your oldest child here at St. Clement.
We are looking forward to seeing families on November 9 for Parent Student Teacher Conferences. Sizing will be available for Spirit Wear that will be online soon.
Scholastic Book Fair at St. Clements
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event. For every $10.00 spent at the Fair, up to $5.00 goes back to our school.
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held:
Wednesday, November 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5.00 to 7.30p.m.
Friday, November 10 from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hope to see you there!
On Friday, at 10:40 a..m., we will be having a Remembrance Day ceremony in the gym. All are welcome to join us.
We have three community announcements attached. One is about the Lion’s Club Tree of Light and the other two are from Woolwich Counselling.
Our annual costume parade will be on Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the gym. Parents( and grandparents) are welcome to join us.
We will continue with two drives to help the less fortunate in the community. They are Toasty Toes and WE Scare Hunger:
Let’s raise socks! This year our school is participating in a new charity to our school called Toasty Toes. It collects and distributes socks to people who need them during the fall and upcoming winter. To donate, all you have to do is bring new and packaged socks to our school and place them in the Toasty Toes bin right beside Mr.Ingoldsby’s office. Let’s beat our goal of 250 pairs of socks, I know we can do it. The campaign runs from October 10 – November 10. Only a couple more days!
We are holding a Halloween food drive October 30th to November 3rd called We Scare Hunger. Please help support the local food banks by bringing in non-perishable food items. Let’s scare away hunger together!
The book fair begins this friday morning and runs through Parent Teacher conferences next week. This is a great fundraiser for the school library.
Progress reports go home next Tuesday and Parent Student Teacher conferences will be on November 9. Please return the form that you should have received this week with your oldest child by friday so that we can schedule appropriate times.
Congratulations to Noah Strauss on winning the School Logo contest. Spirit Wear will be available soon through Game Day. There will be an opportunity to try on sizes during Parent Student Teacher Conferences.
Please have a look at the Woolwich Community Services Fall Newsletter
October 23 is a Spiritual Development PD day.
Staff and students are encouraged to wear purple to create awareness around Child Abuse Prevention.
On Friday, we will have a couple of guests introducing computer coding to students in grades 4-6. The program that they will be using is called Scratch.
Student Parent Teacher Conferences are on Thursday, November 9. Next week we will be scheduling interviews for families so we ask that you to check your schedules and have your oldest child at St. Clement prepared to schedule those interviews for either 3:30 to 5:30 or 6:30 to 8:30.
The Fitness Frenzy activities will take place this Wednesday for all classes except Kindergarten as they were able to complete their activities last week. Thanks to all the parents who came out to help. We are hoping for better weather this week. Activities this week will include lacrosse, karate, dance, ringette, hockey training (The Grind) and activities run by the St. David leadership class.
We have raised over $6400 from the Fitness Frenzy. Thanks to all who donated prizes for the event.
This is another plea for new members of School Council. We are down three members from last year for various reasons and would like more members. Our next meeting is next Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 in the library. Please consider joining this important group.
St. David CSS is inviting the community to the KW Bowl football game against Resurrection. Several of our former students will be in action.
I have some updates attached from Woolwich Counselling
Glad to Be Me – self-esteem program for children ages 4-7
No Need to Fret – anxiety group for children ages 7-11
The School Board has asked us to send home some information about School Bus driver shortages. Please see the attached note.
Thanks to all who have donated prizes to the fitness frenzy. We will be doing the next draw on Thursday so there is still time if you are looking to donate. We are looking forward to a great day on Wednesday.