A Busy Few Weeks!

We know this is a busy time for all families and we appreciate the connection we have with have with our Defender families. Our P.D. day was full of learning that was both meaningful to staff and students as well as timely. Some of the learning had implications for reporting on our students with an IEP and our staff applied their learning to the progress reports that will be coming to you next week. Outside of the staff learning, our students have been doing some really great work that we often celebrate on Twitter. Please take a moment to set up a twitter account if you have not already and follow our school. The twitter page can be found below, as well as some celebrations of learning that we have been doing.

https://twitter.com/StPeterCES

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences on November 7th

A form went home last week allowing you to choose a preference of a time range that works for your family. We are doing the scheduling later this week and need all the forms returned. We understand that sometimes forms ‘disappear’ on their way home, so a digital copy is below that you may print off. Also, please call Mrs. Ullmann in the office if you her to send you home a paper copy. We need them returned by Wednesday morning (Oct 30) for your preferences to be incorporated into the scheduling process.

Parent-Teacher-Student-Conferences 2019

Saint Peter Halloween Day Reminders:

In order to ensure that all of our students have a fun and safe day, there are a few guidelines that we would like all parents/students to follow with respect to costumes:

  • Costumes should not be such that they interfere with classroom activities
  • Students must be able to sit, walk, breathe, see and hear. No masks that cover the face.
  • No fake weapons of any kind are allowed.
  • Costumes that are provocative, revealing, sexual in nature, or employ questionable props are not allowed.
  • Costumes that depict violence, alcohol or drugs are not allowed.
  • Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, heritage, ethnicity or religion are not allowed.
  • All students are asked to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the Christian values of Saint Peter CES and the WCDSB.
  • Appropriate and safe footwear must be worn.

Halloween Facts and Safety Tips

The word “Halloween” translates to “Holy Evening” which originates in our Catholic Tradition as the holy evening before “All Saints Day” on November 1st. Halloween presents many opportunities to discuss our Catholic Traditions heading to the month of November also …
With witches, goblins, and super-heroes descending on neighbourhoods across Canada, the Canadian Red Cross offers parents some safety tips to help prepare their children for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat holiday. Halloween should be filled with fun, surprise and enjoyment and following some common sense practices will make events safer and more fun!

  • Costumes should be light-coloured and flame resistant with reflective strips so that children are more easily seen at night. (Remember to put reflective tape on bikes and brooms, too!)
  • Costumes should be short enough to avoid tripping.
  • Remind children to keep away from open fires and candles, as costumes can be extremely flammable.
  • Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover the eyes.
  • Remind children to walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks – not in the street.
  • Explain to children that calls should be made along one side of the street first and then the other, and that it’s best to cross the street only at intersections or crosswalks.
  • Visit homes that have a porch light on
  • Provide yourself or the children with a flashlight to see better and to be better seen.
  • Have children plan their route and share it with you and the family.
  • Children should travel in groups of four or five. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Remind children to look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks and low-flying brooms.
  • Make sure children know they should accept treats at the door and must not get into cars or enter the homes or apartments of strangers.
  • Remind children not to eat their treats and goodies until they are examined by an adult at home. Candy should not be eaten if the package is already opened.
  • Set agreed-to boundaries with your children. Explain the importance of staying with them and arriving home on time.

 

All Saints and All Souls Day

As Catholics, we are privileged to have a faith rich in history and tradition. Sometimes when secular holidays like Halloween get mixed in, it becomes even more confusing to know what exactly we are celebrating. But we are a people of Joy and Hope! We encourage you to take 3 minutes and watch this brief video explaining the various days that take place this week, and spend some time with your families honouring our loved ones who have passed on and the Saints (aka heroes of our faith).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BApiwgFPs10

Nutrition For Learning Charity Breakfast

On November 8th Nutrition for Learning is hosting our first Annual Community Breakfast Fundraiser happening at the Stanley Park Community Centre.  The event is a drop-in breakfast from 7:30-9:30am where guests will have the opportunity to have breakfast which is provided by a group of local restaurants. Click on the flyer for details. This program makes a HUGE difference in our community at Saint Peter!

Nutrition For Learning Community Breakfast

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/community-breakfast-fundraiser-tickets-65427891585 and are $35.00 each

Monday, October 28th 

  • Grade 3s and Grade 6s at Shade’s Mill
  • Bring in you Parent/Student/Teacher Conference Request Form.

Tuesday, October 29th

  • Study Hall at Lunch
  • Grade 3s and 4s at Safety Village
  • Pizza Day
  • P.A.L.S. at first recess

Wednesday, October 30th

  • Study Hall At Lunch
  • Umbrella Grit Assembly at 10AM.
  • P.A.L.S. at first recess

Thursday, October 31st

  • Happy Halloween!
  • Grade 7 Immunizations
  • Study Hall at Lunch
  • P.A.L.S. at first recess

Friday, November 1st

  • All Saints Day

Looking Beyond This Week…

  • Progress Reports Go Home (November 5th)
  • Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences (November 7th)
  • Remembrance Day Liturgy @ 10:45AM -Led by Mrs. MacMillan and Mrs. Harrington’s Students (November 11th)
  • Catholic Parent Advisory Council (November 12th at 6:30PM)
  • World Diabetes Awareness Day-Wear Blue (November 14th)
  • P.A. Day: No School for Students (November 15th)
  • Rosary Liturgy at Saint Peter School -Led by Mr. Smart’s Class (November 26th at 9AM)
  • Umbrella Assembly @ 12:15PM -Focus is Self-Compassion Led by Mrs. Faria’s and Mrs. LeDrew’s Classes (December 2nd)
  • Grade 5 Students go to the Safety Village (December 3rd)
  • P.A. Day : No School for Students (December 6th)
  • Advent Mass Led by Mrs. Petro’s Class at 8:45AM at School with Father Ross (December 12th)
  • Umbrella Assembly @ 8:40AM -Focus is Resilience – Led by Mrs. Haman and Mrs. Harrington (December 16th)
  • Christmas Vacation Begins (December 21st)