Happy Father’s Day Father! – to God himself we cannot give a holier name. ~William Wordsworth We wish you a sunny, happy and blessed Father’s Day on June 19th, from all the staff here at St. Clement School!

 

 

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.

 

Spirit Days for May and June

Talent Show

We are excited to have the 2021-2022 St. Clement Talent Show! The talent show will be held in the gym on Friday June, 3rd from 10:30-11:30. Due to capacity limitation (and school population will be included in this number) we ask that only Parents/Guardians of students that are performing in the show attend if available. Unfortunately we are unable to open this up to everyone, so we ask that only parents of performers attend, if they wish to come.

Lost and Found Items

We still have a number of Lost & Found items.  Please ask your child to check to see if he/she owns anything in the lost & found box. Any unclaimed items will be donated over the summer

Medication at the Office

If your child has any medication at the office, we ask that a guardian or your child come to the office to pick it up on their last day of school.  We want to ensure they have all their necessary mediation they may need for the summer as well as have expiry dates checked.  Thank you!

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.

 

Thank you, CSAC!

We would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the individuals who volunteered their time and talents to contribute to the success of the Catholic School Advisory Council (CSAC). Especially this year with continued COVID-19 restrictions, we had many challenges but we were able to rise above them and still create some new opportunities for our school.  They say it takes a community to raise a child and this came through loud and clear with the commitment demonstrated by our CSAC this year!

Special thanks are due to the members of the 2021-2022 CSAC:  Tracy Brenner, Kathleen Kirby, Pam Koebel, Andrea Boyce and Emily Runstedler.  Thank you for your commitment

You will find all of our previous CSAC minutes and the Year End Report can be found here: CSAC Year End Council Report 2021-2022 If you are looking to get involved in our school next year, I would encourage you to join our CSAC!  Contact the office for details.

 

 

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!

 

Bus Transportation Information for 2022-2023

All families will be able to access September bussing information as of Monday, 22 August 2022.

This information can be accessed at the following website: https://bpweb.stswr.ca/Login?ReturnUrl=%2FSubscriptions%2FChildTransportInfo

If the family already has an account, they can login for the information, families without an account will need to create an account, using their students OEN from any report card.

Please Note: JK and some SK students new to schooling will not have an OEN and these new students will receive mailed route information in mid August.

 

Playground Equipment is Open!

Great news! The WCDSB has finalized their playground inspection and both playgrounds received a pass rating which means that we have opened the playground! Students enjoyed having the playground equipment back to enjoy! I am so happy for our Saints!

 

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.

Help your child develop a love for healthy eating

Eating is a huge part of our wellbeing. It takes time and energy, every single day, throughout our entire lives and has a big impact on how we feel. Aside from the obvious purpose of giving us the nutrients we need to thrive, healthy eating is an activity that improves our bonds with our family and friends and gives us a daily place to savour the small things in life. It nourishes our brains in so many different capacities! Helping your child develop the passion for preparing and eating healthy foods can really fuel their mental health.

Here are a few tips that can help your child build this lifelong skill:

Sit down to meals as often as possible as a family. This alone has been shown to improve resilience and academics, while reducing depression and obesity.

Keep mealtime joyful. Associating healthy meals with laughter and fun instead of stress is a great way to encourage your children to enjoy balanced meals.

Start a small garden. The more children become involved in the process of growing food, the more likely they are to appreciate those fruits and veggies.

Cook with your kids. Very young children can get involved with mealtime in many different ways.  From choosing menus to washing and cutting veggies, engaging your child in the process of meals is teaching them the self-sufficiency they will need to make nourishing choices when they grow up.

Eat with other people who love healthy food. Eating is a social activity! When everyone else finds something delicious (especially other children) this can make your child much more curious about trying a broad range of foods. Look for opportunities to sit down to meals with people who have a broad range of tastes.

Helping children develop the passion for healthy eating is not always easy but it is a lifelong gift you can give your child’s brain and body. Try not to give up on the process, resorting to only “kids menu” foods. Children have an incredible capacity for palate building so stay patient and find ways to make it fun.

Health & Happiness,

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:

Congratulations to the Junior girls 3-pitch team! First place! Thank you for coaching Ms. D’Arcy.

 

Congratulations boys 3-pitch who finished 4th overall! Thank you to Mr. Ouellette for coaching. 

   

 

Saints enjoy a presentation from St. David’s Robotics.

 

Saints love Spirit Thursdays! #SpiritWear 

 

Saints show off their vacation mode attire by dressing like their dream vacation.  #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 22 – Hot Lunch Day

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

June 23 – Spirit Wear Day – Saints are encouraged to wear their spirit wear and/or Blue and gold!

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 10:30-11:30

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