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Week of December 3 to 7, 2018
First Sunday of Advent
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness,
and put upon us the armor of light,
now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility;
that in the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever.
Our French Immersion Mass was a great success!
We had a wonderful French Immersion Mass last Thursday and I would like to congratulate all our students on their great behaviour. Congratulations to all the students who were part of our school choir for their beautiful performance and many thanks to Mme Tétreault and M. Holden who prepared our students for this event.
Have a wonderful first week of Advent everyone and God bless!
Events of the week:
Tuesday: Mme Lafrance and Mme McPherson at Leadership Meeting
Wednesday: Early Dismissal - Spirit Day: Backwards day
Thursday: Grade 3 classes have Teacher's Pet Rocks and Minerals
Friday: Regular day
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Mme Simone's Wellness Corner
My kid is not talking to me…. What do I do?!?!
This article is a great normalizing acknowledgment that talking to your child may be difficult. But as a parent, you are wanting to connect but none of your questions seems to revoke a response. That is tough and most times, disheartening. This article offers you, as a parent/caregiver, some ideas around what is going on for your child through a developmental lens and therefore offering a way to break that wall and start a conversation.
Remember: 1) Take it slow 2) Don’t take it personally if they are nonresponsive- sometimes your kiddo has a lot on his mind. 3) Try to listen more, versus offering the solution. Solutions tend to come off judgmental 4) This takes time, so practice and be patient.
And if you are having some difficulties, remember you are not alone. Please feel free to reach out to your school's FWW, Simone Moniz, as she would be glad to help.