So Much Fun and Learning This Week!

We had a wonderful time learning and having fun as a community on the Terry Fox Run. A huge thank you to Mrs. Monteiro for organizing the walk. Also, thanks to Ms. Haman and Mr. Harnack for coaching soccer. Everyone had a great time!

 

Orange Shirt Day on Monday: Wear Orange

Orange shirt day is recognized annually on September 30th to remember the harm residential schools did to children of Indigenous decent. Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt. Also, it is the day of the assembly to launch our first Umbrella Skill: GRATITUDE. All are welcome to attend at 2PM in the gymnasium.

The origin of Orange Shirt Day as written on Indigenous Corporate Training Inc:

“Orange shirt day is a movement that officially began in 2013 but in reality it began in 1973 when six year old Phyllis Webstad entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School, outside of Williams Lake, BC. Young Phyllis was wearing a brand new orange shirt for her first day of school – new clothes being a rare and wonderful thing for a First Nation girl growing up in her grandmother’s care – but the Mission Oblates quickly stripped her of her new shirt and replaced it with the school’s institutional uniform.”

Fire Drill Safety Week Continues…

Each term we conduct a number of safety drills to ensure we are prepared in the event of a real emergency. Please speak with your children about the importance of full participation in a safety drill. Fire drills should not be a surprise to any of us, and if your child experiences anxiety please remind them that the drills will be taking place throughout the week. We have one more fire drill and several lockdown drills to complete this coming week.

Volunteer Reminders

A Huge THANK YOU to all the parents and guardians who volunteer for us. In order to do so, you needed to submit a valid police check with a vulnerable sector screen. If you have already done that, this year you will need to complete an offence declaration. Essentially, this lets you tell us if you have been convicted of a crime since your police check, or that you have continued to be a crime-free member of the community :). Please take the time to submit the page to Mrs. Ullmann so she can update her records and you can join the class on an excursion or help out at an event like Track and Field. Maybe you would consider being one of the heroes in the school who supports our strong start program and help the youngest learners in our building learn to read. All the training is provided and we would love to assemble a larger team. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Farrow.

Document to Fill Out if you already have a police check: Saint-Peter-Volunteer-Offence-Declaration

Letter to obtain a police check for only $10 : Signed Volunteer Letter

 

Monday, September 30th Orange Shirt Day

  • Wear an Orange Shirt
  • Umbrella Assembly at 2PM

Tuesday, October 1st

  • Study Hall at Lunch
  • Pizza Day
  • Grade 7 Confirmation Parent Meeting at 7PM at St. Patrick’s Parish
  • Food Drive Starts Today!

Wednesday, October 2nd

  • Grade 7 Confirmation Retreat
  • Study Hall At Lunch

Thursday, October 3rd

  • Grade 7 Confirmation Retreat
  • Study Hall at Lunch

Friday, October 4th

  • Remember to pick up extra items for the food drive this weekend. Tuna, Canned Vegetables and Pancake Mix are important staples that are always in demand.

Looking Beyond This Week…

  • Picture Day (October 10th)
  • Grade 4 Bible Presentation with Father Ross at 9:30AM (October 10th)
  • Thanksgiving: No School (October 14th)
  • Intermediate First Aid and CPR Training (October 15th)
  • Thanksgiving Liturgy at 8:30 AM-Led by Mrs. Schell’s Class (October 16th)
  • Federal Election: Saint Peter is a Polling Station (October 21st)
  • P.A. Day: No School for Students (October 25th)
  • Umbrella Assembly at 10:00 AM-Focus is Grit Led by Mrs. Schell’s and Mrs. Farrow’s Classes (October 28th)
  • Grade 3s at Safety Village (October 29th)
  • Grade 7 Immunizations (October 31st)
  • Happy Halloween (October 31st)
  • All Saints Day (November 1st)
  • 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)
  • 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)