Wildcat News

St. Elizabeth Catholic School E-Newsletter

From the Principal’s Desk

Learning to love mathematics has been the focus for our grade one and two students during the past two weeks. Math Resource Teacher, Melanine Biesenthal has worked closely with teachers to plan and teach lessons designed to foster a sense of excitement when learning to solve problems. Our grade one and two teachers continue to participate in math professional development through Lakehead University. Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to discuss and review math concepts learned in the classroom on a daily basis.

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Here are our themes beginning February 1st!

Monday- “Smarties” Day- Classes will dress in their colour to create a school box of Smarties.


Grade 1, 1 /2- Yellow

Grade 2, 3- Green

Grade 3 /4, 4- Orange

Grade 5, 5 /6- Blue

Grade 6- Pink/Violet

Tuesday- Beach Day- Dress for the tropics! Remember outdoor clothing for recess.

Wednesday- Crazy Hair and Wildcat Wednesday. Show your school spirit!

Thursday- Sports/Jersey Day. Show us your favourite team!

Friday- Pajama Day- Bring a stuffed friend! Persian Day.

Each day, a ticket will be handed out to the students who participate. At the end of the week, we will have a draw for some fun prizes!

FEBRUARY CATHOLIC VIRTUE: COURAGE “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.”

JK Registrations

Registrations are now being accepted for our Full Day Kindergarten Program. Interested parents and guardians of children entering junior and senior kindergarten are asked to contact the school for more information. Please pass this information on to friends and family not receiving this newsletter. Students 4 years of age as of December 31, 2016 are eligible for junior kindergarten.

BULLYING PREVENTION THOUGHT Teach your child that mistreatment and kindness are powerful – creating memories.

Native Language Class Update

Native Language students were treated to a drumming demonstration by James Angus who recently travelled to China with his drumming group. Many teachings and traditions were explained and demonstrated to a very respectful group of learners.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition!

Congratulations to our Wildcat Athletes who recently competed in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition at St. Pat's High School. Thanks to Mrs. Barch for coaching the team.

Special mention goes out to Ryden Barr who sunk 22 out of 25 shots. He placed 2nd overall to the winner who scored 23 baskets.

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Winter Electives starting in February!

Junior students will participate in winter electives on February 17, 24, March 2 and 9th. from 10am. -12pm. Please ensure permission forms and money are returned to the office.

Keynote Presentation on Raising Healthy Children!

The Thunder Bay Health Unit has secured another great speaker for their speaker series that is part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The speaker is Dr Shimi Kang. She will be speaking at the Victoria Inn on Tuesday, Feb 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The event is free and childcare is provided.
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