Reminders for the Week:

We are in celebration as we enter into another season of Advent!  The themes of Advent include Hope, Peace, Love and Joy.  Advent is not a season of gloom and despair; it is an invitation to hope, to embrace the light of Christ and to be at peace with one another, to live in joyful expectation of the life of the world to come.  Let us prepare our hearts for Christmas by discovering God and know God in the love of others.
Thank you to our families and our teachers who were able to connect virtually, or over the phone in collaboration of supporting your child(ren) at St. Clement CES.  Learning over the past eight months has looked very different than what we have ever seen.  So far, everyone is hanging in there.  We are focused on academics and the well-being of everyone here so that we can stay healthy and continue to learn in school.

Please remember that as we enter “cold and flu season” it is important to remember to do the COVID-19 School Screening each day before coming to school.  As numbers continue to rise, it is important that we are looking for symptoms and staying home if they are present.  The School Screening can be found at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ The assessment will help with the decision for students to go to school or stay home based on Public Health symptom guidelines. The staff at St. Clement School really appreciate your dedication to doing this in order to help keep our school community as safe as possible!  Visit wcdsb.ca for the most current news and COVID19 updates.

Saints Your Mental Health Matters to us!

Let’s just admit it…times are tough!  We are all doing our best to stay positive but our “new reality” living with the COVID restrictions and the stresses of the global pandemic is hard.

Please know that it is OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY.

Please take a look at the attached flyer.

Here is a message from our Board:
“Are you looking for information on how to support your child’s mental health and wellness during Covid?  We’ve created 2 short (1 min) videos to help Parents and Students learn about how to access help.

See the videos below:

Parent version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nybgiTQV638&feature=youtu.be.

Youth version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDgqx35g9q8&feature=youtu.be

Parents, you are invited to consider sharing the youth version with your child(ren).

For a direct link to our Mental Health and Wellbeing Site on our Webpage click here: https://www.wcdsb.ca/programs-and-services/mental-health-and-well-being-at-wcdsb/)

We hope this helps your family during this challenging time.

Take care,

Angle Tree Fundraiser is in full Swing at St. Clement School

Our Angel Tree Campaign is in full swing. Things look a little different this year as Mary’s Place is not accepting toys or presents. Instead, they are asking for monetary donations towards food to families in need. Please donate generously through their website. Thanks to so many of you who have already donated. Please give what you can to make someone’s Christmas a little brighter.

This is such a wonderful cause, we are hopeful that you will consider helping Mary’s Place for Christmas. You can donate here:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/1019

https://ywkw.ca/donate/

 

Winter Weather

Winter has arrived…well the first official day is almost here!  Please know that we will still be outside for both of our recesses (am and pm) as well as the 40 minute lunch recess.  This is a significant amount of time outside and the temperatures are a little chilly!  Please dress for the weather!  Hats, Mitts, Coats, layers, are all important as the temperatures drop.

Picture Day

Picture day was a great success on Friday. Lifetouch said they will be booking photo re-take day for staff/students that were absent. If you would like to order the pictures please visit their web site: mylifetouch.ca and use our St. Clement Picture Day ID code: QX010230Q0

 

Important Dates:

Monday, Dec. 7 – School-wide Virtual Advent Celebration for the second week in advent

Monday, Dec. 7 – Twelve Days of Christmas: (Wear) Red and Green Day!

Tuesday, Dec. 8 – Twelve Days of Christmas: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!

Wednesday, Dec. 9 – Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Pajama day #2 – students asked for another pajama day…so why not make the season a little more joyous for all of Saints!

Thursday, Dec. 10 – Twelve Days of Christmas: Funky Footwear day! Wear some funky Christmas slippers, socks or shoes!

Friday, Dec. 11 – Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Movie Day – students will enjoy a Christmas Movie