Construction at St. Clement School: Main Entrance:

The Main entrance to the school will continue to undergo construction over the weekend. We will inform of you of any update should they need to finish it next week.

Food Bank donations update:

St. Clement families raised $766 to go towards The Food Bank of the Waterloo Region. Way to go, Saints! Your generosity will mean so much to so many in our community!

Terry Fox donations update:

Our Terry Fox run and donations were a success. Initially, we raised a whopping $657 for on-line donations, however, we had some additional donations making our grand total donations of $1032! Thank you Saints- your kindness and giving nature are very much appreciated! Thank you to Ms. Kirby for organizing this amazing event!

Celebrating Halloween at St. Clement School:

All students are invited to dress up in costumes for Halloween on Friday, October 30th at school.  While we want students to have fun, please use the following guidelines when choosing an appropriate costume for school. If your child is not comfortable wearing a costume they are welcome to wear black and orange for the day to join in the festive nature of Halloween.

If possible, send your child to school in a spare/used/older costume in the event it becomes damaged. You may also send a change of clothes for your child for the afternoon as many children are not comfortable being in a costume all day long.

Your child will be attending class, participating in physical education, going outside for recess breaks, and eating their snacks / lunch in their costume – they need to be able to move comfortably.

The only mask your child can wear is their usual COVID covering. Costumes should not include face masks, weapons, blood, violent or offensive content to allow for the day to be enjoyable for all age groups in our school community.  Students are asked not to bring weapons or wear masks (other than the mandatory COVID-19 masks).

Unfortunately, there will be no sharing of treats this year of any kind. This includes candy, prepackaged treats, stickers, pencils, etc. We know that times are challenging for students right now. However, thanks to the efforts we have all made to this point, school continues to be a positive and safe space for all members of our community. Let’s continue to do the right thing even when it isn’t the popular or preferred thing.

Your understanding and cooperation are genuinely appreciated.

Inclement Weather:

Please dress for the weather. It is cold and wet, but we are braving the elements and heading outside at recesses. The students are loving it! Well, the ones that are dressed appropriately are. Please bring a tuque, mitts, a jacket suitable for light rain, an umbrella, etc. Dress for the Canadian weather! We will attempt to be outside at recesses even if it is misting or a light drizzle. We will try for even as little as 5-10 minutes, as this is our opportunity for a mask break. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to parents:

Thank you so much to all of the parents who use the crossing guard to cross Lobsinger line to ensure safe crossing of the street. I love that so many of you model for your children the proper way to cross the street! Thank you for following all of the protocols to keep our students safe!

School Screening Survey from the Ministry of Public Health

Have you done the School Screening Survey from the Ministry of Public Health? (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/)

This is to be done each morning with every person coming to school – staff, and students.  At the end of the survey, depending on how you complete it, it will show a green checkmark and tell you to go to school, or a red “X” and let you know that you should not be attending given the reported symptoms.   This is the SAME SURVEY that we will do with your child if they report “not feeling well” to our staff.  If the results of this survey state that they can attend, we will send them back to class

If the results of the survey state that they cannot attend school, we will be calling you to come and pick them up to seek the advice of a Health Care Professional (i.e., a doctor or nurse practitioner), and to follow their advice.  If your child has siblings in the school, they will be required to “self-monitor” for symptoms – they no longer have to leave the school as well.  This represents a change in direction from Public Health.

Upcoming Important Dates:

Wednesday Oct. 28th – 6:30PM – CSAC Commissioning and CSAC meeting

Thursday Oct.29th – Spirit Wear Thursdays – Don’t forget to wear our school colours blue and /or gold or other Spirit Wear!

Friday Oct. 30th – Halloween Day at St. Clement CES

I “witch” you a “boo-tiful” Halloween!