Halloween was a great success today despite COVID! Students enjoyed being dressed up and seeing each other dressed up through our virtual parade! Staff costume theme was Storybook characters- see our tweets for staff and student costumes by following us on Twitter: @stclementsaints. Thank you for sharing your children with us. We enjoyed a faBOOlous day together!

CSAC

A big thank you to our Catholic School Advisory Council parents for their meeting on Wednesday. We also want to congratulate Mary Craiovan our CSAC chair on her commissioning from the WCDSB! What a great team and wonderful group of parents we have on our committee. All parents are welcomed to join the meetings. Our next meeting is Feb. 9th at 6:30 PM (the virtual link will be sent out via Newswire).

Office

Our administrative assistant will be away for Monday Nov. 2 and Tuesday Nov. 3 (she is getting married!) with supply admin. assistant in training covering the office. We appreciate your patience and ask that you ensure that you call in your child’s absence to the office those days. Thanks for your continued cooperation and understanding.

School Forms:

There are a number of outstanding forms to be completed by families. Please take a look at School Cash Online for any outstanding forms. If they are in your inbox, they still need to be completed. Once you have completed them, you need to “check out” like you are purchasing something…however, no money will be charged to you.

Progress Reports:

Progress Reports are coming home on November 20, 2020. Please read these with your child and look for the many positives that we have seen so far as well as the goals that are set for moving forward! This important

Parent/Student/Teacher Conference:

Unfortunately, we will not be able to host our traditional conferences this year. You will be contacted by your child’s classroom teacher to schedule a virtual or telephone conference. These conferences are to take place the week of November 23rd. If you would like to contact your child’s French teacher, Planning Time Teacher or Itinerant Planning Time teacher, please contact them directly to set up an interview

PD Day in November:

Please know that Monday, November 23, 2020, is our Faith PD Day. All school staff will be engaged in Faith Development Activities and there is no school for students this day.

 

Book of Life

St. Clements will once again do a “Book of Life” for All Souls Day (Nov. 2) again this year but virtually. And so for the month of November students and staff may submit names of those that have departed. We will remember those resting in peace as a prayer intention on our announcements. In lieu of forms sent home as per past practice, during COVID, classroom teachers will be following up with communicate to you via their platform.

Update from the Director of Education

A newswire was sent out from the WCDSB on Tuesday. Please note the following key messages from the messaging:

  • The removal of the transition date of November 20 – there is no longer a window at the end of November to move to fully remote learning from St. Isidore
  • A Thought Exchange (Survey) link was provided to allow for your input and thoughts about the past several weeks and our launch to the 2020-2021 school year. The Thought Exchange Survey is available at: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/474084826

Treaty Awareness Week (Nov. 1-7)

  • As many schools and offices are now saying a territorial acknowledgment at the beginning of the day or meetings, recognizing treaty awareness within the acknowledgment or using the acknowledgment as part of the learning of treaty awareness is a next step in deepening one’s knowledge of Indigenous perspectives. Treaty Awareness Weekwas introduced in 2016 to honour the importance of treaties and to help Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships. Teachers have been provided with resources to guide conversation and learning about treaty rights and treaty relationships.

Daylight Savings Time

Just a reminder that on Sunday November 1st at 2 AM in the morning to turn your clocks back one hour.

Important Dates:

Nov. 1 – All Saints Day

Nov 5 – Spirit Day  – Thursdays are Spirit Days at St. Clement school. Spirit wear, blue or yellow ….your choice

Nov. 1- 7 – 2020 Treaty Awareness Week

Thursday Nov. 5 – Spirit Wear Day – wear blue, yellow or your Saints Spirit Wear

 

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Have a great weekend Saints! Stay safe and healthy during this Halloween Weekend.