Umbrella Project Theme of the Month: Kindness~ “Kindness is the mark we leave on the world” ~ Random Acts of Kindness foundation
We are in need of a volunteer for our Nutrition For Learning Program. This position involves being responsible for the day-to-day operations and supervision of the Student Nutrition Program. Responsibilities include; creating menus, develop a program budget to monitor the cost of the menu items, placing a weekly food order, sorting the order in bins for each classroom. If you are considering this, kindly contact the office for more information. The estimated time commitment would be 5 – 10 hours a week.
Action For Happiness (actionforhappiness.org) provides monthly calendars that are packed with actions that help to create a happier and kinder world. Teachers will be speaking to the actions in class and posting a calendar in their prayer center. Additionally, each day has been posted on our School Calendar (found on our web site) so that you can participate in the actions as a family as well. Mindful March is the theme for this month that includes daily actions to help you be more mindful and live in the moment.
2020-2021 Budget Survey: Please find below the link to the 2020-2021 budget survey. The survey uses a tool called Thought Exchange to collect open ended thoughts/opinions on specific topics. There is also the ability to rate Thoughts of other participants. Participant names are not shown. This should take about 10 minutes or less to complete. This tool also has Google Translate available should stakeholders require a different language option. There are 2 Thought Exchanges that you can participate in. You can choose to participate in one or both since they are not linked but are asking for feedback on 2 different questions. The survey will be open until March 27th, 2020. The survey results will be made available after they have been presented to the Board’s Budget Advisory Committee.
- Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Please identify what you feel is the MOST important area for investment within the budget in order to achieve our priorities?
- Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Where do you think the Board could obtain savings or efficiencies?
The Board values input from stakeholders and your feedback helps ensure that budgets are aligned according to the Board, school and stakeholder needs. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to the survey.
We are in need of Lego at the school. We would be so appreciative of any donations. You can drop them off at the main office.
As part of our Umbrella theme of Kindness for the month of March, students will be participating in two incentive programs. One is “Catch-A-Kid” whereby staff would present a ballot to students who are “caught” doing acts of kindness. There will be draws at the end of the week (one for Early Years/Primary and one for Junior/Intermediate) and then draws with a larger prize at the end of the month. The other program is kindness towards a very hard-working team – our custodians. The class with the tidiest classroom will be awarded the golden garbage can in honour of their help in keeping the school tidy. Follow us on Twitter for results.
On behalf of the St. Clement’s Catholic School Advisory Committee, they would like to take the time to ask if family businesses would be interested in purchasing advertisement space in our annual school yearbook? St. Clement School/ CSAC is an integral part of the community and would like to reach out for your support. Advertisement options are as follows: a business card size for $25; ½ page advertisement for $50; or a full-page advertisement for $75. If you wish to make a monetary donation in lieu of advertisement, please let Pam Koebel know. We would like to have all the advertisements and payments collected and ready for printing by Friday, March 27, 2020. You may choose to send cash or cheque made out to St. Clement Catholic School. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Koebel at firstname.lastname@example.org. On behalf of the students, staff and Catholic School Advisory Council at St. Clement Catholic Elementary School, we would like to thank you for your continued support.
On behalf of the ECO Team – This Lenten season the ECO Team would like to introduce the Boomerang Lunch Program. We are using the season of Lent as a time to introduce this program. We encourage everyone to give up some of their wasteful habits and replace them with more environmentally friendly practices. We will start this Friday for the rest of the school year. The ECO Team is asking that students put all garbage waste produced from their lunches and snacks back into their lunch bags to take home. Green Bins and Recycling Bins will still be used, but any garbage items will go back home. It can be challenging to implement at first, but as it becomes routine we hope it will become easier. This is a practice that many schools use already, and our goal is that this becomes a weekly practice at our school. Staff have taken time in class to help students understand why they are being asked to do this. Thank you for helping to lessen our Carbon Footprint.
Parking on side streets. Please be cognizant of the traffic signs when parking around the school. Owners have been ticketed recently on Charles Street. I have contacted the township to see if the restrictions on this street could be changed so that they are accommodating for parent drop-off. I am waiting to hear back from the township. In the meantime, encourage your child to walk to school with a buddy when they are able and use the crossing guard to safely cross the street. If you do need to drive your child to school, please drop them off in a safe area, being aware of traffic signs or where you are able, park your car and walk your child into the school.
Primary Intramurals will be offered to all Primary students everyday next week during morning recess. Students will be given details on the morning announcements!
Today was our Staff vs Student Girl’s volleyball tourney! The girls showed great spirit and enthusiasm and were a tough competition. Follow us on Twitter for more information.
Note: Don’t forget Sunday March 8 at 2 AM is Daylight Savings Time. Clocks Ahead an Hour!
Monday, March 9
- Action Calendar: Mindful March –: When someone is speaking, take a full breath before you reply
Tuesday, March 10
- Action Calendar: Mindful March – Stay fully present while drinking your cup of tea or coffee or water
- Catholic School Advisory Council Meeting: 6:30 PM – all are welcome
Wednesday, March 11
- Action Calendar: Mindful March – Notice how you speak to yourself. Try to use kind words
- Hot lunch day – Lunch Lady
- Vision Screening for Sr. Kindergarten Students
Thursday, March 12
- Action Calendar: Mindful March – Feel the cool of a breeze or warmth of the sun on your face
- Spirit Wear Day!
Friday, March 13
- Action Calendar: Mindful March – Stop, breathe and just notice. Repeat regularly during the day
- Boomerang Lunch Challenge
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*Did you know that our school has a lunch program? Full menu and delivery dates can be found online at www.lunchboxorders.com. Ordering deadline is Sunday at Noon for the following week.
* Please visit our website at https://stclement.wcdsb.ca/ and “View Calendar Highlights” for more information about these and any upcoming events.
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