Anti-bullying week:

Friendship/anti-bullying week – theme is Gathered to Become: Transforming Communities During Anti-bullying week.

WCDSB will be issuing social media challenges every day with the hashtag #becomingWCDSB and email: becoming@wcdsb.ca.  Following completion of the week, WCDSB will work on an e-book from the submissions and one student submission will become the logo for a limited supply of Transforming Communities hoodies.

Here are the challenges for Saints:

Monday’s Social Media challenge:
What 3 myths are you aware of regarding bullying?

 

Tuesday’s Social Media Challenge:

Create a logo, poem, song or video that speaks to gathered to become/ anti-bullying week – hoodie promotion!

 

Wednesday’s Social Media Challenge:

Brainstorm your top 3 ways to safely connect in a pandemic to someone new

 

Thursday’s Social Media Challenge:

Post your top 3 safe ways to stand up to bullying

 

Friday’s Social Media Challenge:
Think of 3 new learnings from the week….and  Fill in the blank “I can

Friday will be wear Pink to support Friendships.

 

All week:

  1. Special Friendship prayers will be on the announcements every morning as followers of Jesus we are called to be peace makers.
  2. Classes will come up with an anti-bullying/Friendship message/ public service announcement that the classroom teacher will post on the announcements.
  3. Staff will recognize acts of kindness. If a student has done something that is extremely kind, staff will add it to the class Kindness Tree that has been designed by each class. Can’t wait to see how full our trees can get!

 

Progress Reports and Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences:

As previously communicated, Progress Reports will be sent home on Friday, November 20th. Teachers will be conducting virtual or phone interviews between Tuesday, November 24th and Thursday, November 26th.  Please note the WCDSB statement, which will be found on all reports: “This reporting period reflects learning that has occurred in a modified learning environment as required by the provincial public health guidelines. As a result, the rate of progress described on this report card may differ from previous years due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on student learning. Ongoing communication with your child’s teacher will provide additional information pertaining to student progress throughout the term.”

Your child(ren)’s teacher will be in touch with you soon to schedule the conference times.  Please stay tuned to the Google Classroom for information on when and how your child’s conference will take place.  Please know that as always, we endeavour to accommodate you in terms of your work schedules, sibling conferences, and other aspects of “life” that tend to get in the way.  We will work with you to schedule conferences at a time that is convenient for you.

PD Day – Monday, November 23, 2020

Please mark your calendar and be reminded that there is no school for students on Monday, November 23rd, as this is a Spiritual Development PA Day for WCDSB staff.  As a result, Extended Day Programs are also closed for this day.

Friday Fun Days

Friday Fun Days are back! I have collected the suggestions from each class to see what they would like to do for theme days on Fridays. Some students told me that they would like some of the theme days repeated (like pajama day…they really like that one!). Next Friday will be wear pink in support of peace and Friendship for our Friendship/anti-bullying week as our first Friday Fun Day theme day. More information will be communicated to you by your child’s classroom teacher.

 

Important Dates:

Month of November – Saints “Book of Life” continue to send your child’s classroom teacher names of those who have departed so that we may honour the lives and pray for their souls.

Friday November 20 – Wear pink in support of peace and friendships

Monday November 23 – PD Day: Staff Faith Day – No school for students