Welcome Back Defenders!
We are officially in 2023. A new year brings many opportunities to start fresh. Give yourself grace and patience as new habits take time to form and old habits take time to break. We are really excited to have everyone back together again!
Pokémon Pause this week…
Prior to the break, our staff noticed a LOT of upset feelings about damaged Pokémon cards that were exposed to Winter weather. We also noticed that students were trading outside and those trades were being perceived as unfair by one of the students involved in the trade. Normally, that trade could be a learning opportunity and we try to support our students while on the yard to make good decisions around their Pokémon cards. However, they have been bringing those upset feelings and arguments back to the classroom after recess, and it was really impacting several classroom learning environments. For now, we are putting a pause on Pokémon cards at school so can make learning the focus during the class time. We will develop a Pokémon club and have a schedule so that it will have the least negative impact on learning, but continue to bring joy to students who are excited about this hobby. Stay tuned…but keep the Pokémon cards at home for now. Thank you for your partnership and cooperation as we work together to support our learners.
NEW JK Kindergarten Registration – NOW OPEN!
|The online registration portal for Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year is NOW OPEN!|
- Traditionally, JK Registrations for school boards takes place in February for the upcoming school year
- A Welcome to Kindergarten Night will be held at Saint Peter School in late May to answer parents questions (date to be determined soon)
- Children born in 2019 are eligible for Year 1 of The Kindergarten Program (Junior Kindergarten)
- Children born in 2018 are eligible for Year 2 of The Kindergarten Program (Senior Kindergarten)
- NOTE: Children currently enrolled at Saint Peter School in Year 1 (JK) do not need to register for Year 2 (SK)
Week at a Glance
Monday January 9th
- Welcome Back
Tuesday January 10th
- Pizza Day today
- Umbrella Assembly at 2PM
- French Immersion Information Session at 5PM in the library. All SK families are welcome to attend.
Wednesday January 11th
- Defender Spirit Wear Day: Dress in Red, Black and Grey Or wear your Spirit Wear!
Thursday January 12th
- Grade 7 and 8 Remember to keep bringing your New devices back and forth.
Friday January 13th
- Movie Character Day. Dress like your favourite movie character, or just come as you are and be an extra on set. Let’s have some fun to end this first week back!
Important Upcoming Dates
Thursday Jan 19 – Hat Day
Friday Jan 20 – P.A. Day
Thursday Feb 2 – Groundhog Day
Friday Feb 3 – Super Hero Day
Friday Feb 3 – Umbrella Assembly at 12:15PM
Tuesday Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day
Friday Feb 17 – Term 1 Report Cards Go Home
Friday Feb 17 – Inside Out/Mis-Matched Clothing Day
Monday Feb 20 – Family Day Holiday
Tuesday Feb 21 – Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday Feb 22 – Ash Wednesday
Friday March 3 – Neon Day
March 13-17 – March Break
Sunday March 26 – Epilepsy Awareness Day (Wear Purple on Monday)
Friday March 31 – P.A. Day
Thursday April 6 – Holy Thursday
Friday April 7 – Good Friday
Monday April 10 – Easter Monday
Friday April 21 – P.A. Day
May 1-5 – Catholic Education Week
Sunday May 14 – Mother’s Day