“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – John 4:7-8

June is already upon us as we finish up another year at St. Clement CES.  In light of what we have been through the last couple of years, we are both proud and encouraged about the learning that has gone on.  Our students have shown amazing resilience and joy as we continued through this last pandemic year.  Thank you also to our parents, who continue to support the rapid opening and all the returning activities of our school program.  Our last month will be active but also a celebration of the hard work of many; especially our staff who have kept our students safe and engaged in learning throughout the many ups and downs of announcements from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education.  As we wind down the year, let us engage in the final month with the same joy and spirit as we started the year.

 

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.

 

Year Books are coming home today!

Our 2021 2022 yearbooks are coming home tonight. Teachers have distributed them to the students that ordered them through Lifetouch. We want to thank Ms. Runstedler and Ms. Koebel once again for all their efforts on this amazing yearbook!

 

Spirit Days for May and June

 

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.

 

Team DAVE – St. David School – Presentation

TEAM DAVE, the robotics team from St. David coming for a 30 min. presentation in the gym on June 15th at 12:45 PM in the gym for grades K -8. They will be showcasing their robot for students

 

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!

 

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.

Focus on a restful night’s sleep

Good sleep contributes to feeling well, regulating mood and behavior and doing well in school.  It allows the brain to integrate and organize new information and recuperate from daily stress.  Research has shown that even half an hour of missed sleep can affect a child’s behavior the next day and chronic missed sleep has far reaching impacts on health and happiness. Your child’s ability to use their coping skills can be heavily impacted by how rested they are.

Some of the common consequences of missed sleep include:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Poor impulse control
  • Difficulties with attention and memory
  • Irritability
  • Higher injury rates
  • Impaired task performance

The first step in improving your child’s sleep is to make sure they are getting the right amount.  The current guidelines are:

  • Preschool children (ages 3-5) – 10 to 13 hours/night
  • School aged children (ages 6-13) – 9 to 11 hours/night
  • Teenagers (ages 14-17) – 8 to 10 hours/night

Then focus on a calm bedtime routine to maximize the chances of a good night’s rest. It can be difficult to sleep if your child is engaging in activities such as watching TV, talking on the phone, texting, using the computer or playing video games in the bedroom. These and other stimulating activities can keep your children awake and affect their ability to transition to sleep. As much as possible the bedroom should be reserved for sleeping. Be aware of the household activity level at bedtime. Loud TV, company, siblings playing and general chaos can affect your child’s ability to sleep. Instead, swap out chaotic bedtime activities for calming sleep rituals. These should begin about an hour before you would like your child to be asleep. This gives their body cues that it is time to slow down and mentally prepare for going to sleep. These rituals could include quiet activities such as reading, listening to music, meditation and other relaxation exercises or having a hot bath or shower.

You’ve got this!

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:

Thank you parent volunteers for serving our students hot lunch ever Wednesday!

 

Saints sporting their #SpiritWear

 

It was welcome to Kindergarten Night on Thursday. So great to meet all of our newest Saints. Thanks Mrs. B for setting up our Selfie area!

 

Saints enjoyed Ultimate Frisbee! Thanks to Mr. Ouellette for coaching!

 

Be Bright, Be Bold, Saints dress in bold patterns and designs today! #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 14 – CSAC virtual meeting 6:30 PM – all are welcome – please email andrea.dafoe@wcdsb.ca for the link to the meeting

June 15 – Hot Lunch Day

June 15 – TEAM DAVE, the robotics team from St. David coming for a 30 min. presentation in the gym on June 15th at 12:45 PM in the gym for grades K -8.

June 16 – Spirit Wear Day – Saints are encouraged to wear their spirit wear and/or Blue and gold!

June 17 –  Spirit Day – 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

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

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

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