St. Patrick Catholic School
Weekly Bulletin - April 28, 2019
TRACK AND FIELD INFORMATION
The St. Pat's Saints School Track and Field Event for grades 1-4 will take place on Tuesday, May 14th at the Camrose Composite High School Track and Field Facility.
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION!
Volunteers are a critical part of running a smooth and memorable event. Currently, we are in need of Event Leaders and Group Supervisors.
Please contact Greg Doll at email@example.com if interested in volunteering.
COUNSELLOR'S CORNER-MR. ERNST
Why Does Humor Matter?
The ability to see and understand humor is increasingly important as your child moves through school. As early as preschool, kids with a strong sense of humor are better liked by their peers, have more friends, higher self-esteem, and a more positive outlook on life. They’re better able to deal with their own quirks and are more tolerant of others. Most important, kids who can smile at their own mistakes are better equipped to handle teasing, bullies, and the adversities of childhood, both big and small.
For an adult, school-age humor can get a little tiresome. But there’s really no downside to your child’s love of jokes, riddles, and puns. Playing with language introduces new words and meanings and builds vocabulary. Repeating the same jokes or riddles develops memory skills. And poring over joke books teaches the value and enjoyment to be found in reading. So what can you do? Keep your child well supplied with material. Buy or check out joke books from the library. Look for jokes, riddles, and puns together online. And best of all, make your own. Play the “Make Me Laugh” game — everyone takes a turn trying to make the group laugh doing whatever he or she thinks is funny. Memorize riddles and try to stump each other. Tell jokes and see who can keep from laughing the longest. Not only will you and your child share enjoyment, you’ll be working on your own mental agility. And don’t forget those good old standbys you remember from childhood: staring contests, tickle fights, and pillow battles. Whatever gets you giggling — the most important thing is to have a playful attitude.
And beyond simply enjoying jokes with your child, be a good humor model. Look for the humor in everyday situations. Laugh at yourself and deal lightly with irritations. Use humor as opposed to scolding; crack a joke to ease tension. You’ll not only be giving your child the tools needed to handle difficult situations in the future, you’ll find that you feel better too.
2019-2020 Class Placement
With planning already taking place for next year, we have prepared this letter to outline the process for class placement. Please take a moment to review and we look forward to serving all of our families next school year.
Hot Lunch Coordinator Needed!
St. Pat’s School Council is looking for 1 or 2 people to fill the role of Hot Lunch Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year. This program takes a lot of planning, coordinating, and volunteers. It is School Council’s main fundraiser and the kids really enjoy these special days, as do the parents not having to make lunches :)
If interested, please contact Natalie Mills by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consider this volunteer opportunity for next year – persuade a friend to take it on with you!
- Apr 30 - Spin the Wheel/Dress up day
- May 2 - Hats on for Mental Health
- May 3 - School closure
- May 5-12 Catholic Education Week
- May 14 - School Track Meet @ ECCHS Track (Comp)
- May 17 - PD Day- No School
- May 20 - Victoria Day- No School
- May 21 - Gr. 4 Patrol picnic
- May 23 - School Council Meeting @ 7pm
**PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS ON THE STREETS SURROUNDING OUR SCHOOL-WE HAVE HAD SOME RECENT INQUIRIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY NEIGHBOURS ASKING US TO REMIND PARENTS**
**AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION**
PLEASE STAY CLEAR FROM BUS LANES AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE SCHOOL DAY
**PLEASE USE CAUTION IF ACCESSING THE STAFF PARKING LOT AS WELL**