St. Patrick Catholic School
Weekly Bulletin-September 15, 2019
MEET THE STAFF/OPEN HOUSE
It was great to see so many families for our open house. Thank you for your attendance as the students were very excited to participate in the scavenger hunt, tour the school and meet the incredible staff we have here at St. Pat's!
Congrats to our scavenger hunt draw winners:
Galvin Gibson-Gr. 1B
Avery Fitzgerald-Gr. 2K
X-COUNTRY RUNNING-BASHAW RACE
More race opportunities to come.
St. Patrick School will be participating in this year's Terry Fox School Run for cancer research. Please feel free to join us for our School event which will kick off in the gym on Thursday September 26th at 2:00 pm. We are proud to continue the legacy of one of our country’s greatest heroes. We hope you will join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to our Terry Fox School Run fundraising page at: http://www.terryfox.ca/StPatrickSchoolCamrose Thank you! The future of cancer research has never looked brighter!
HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
Order can be made starting September 15 and will close September 25th.
A GOOD DAY STARTS WITH A GOOD BREAKFAST!
According to Breakfast Clubs of Canada, "When children get a balanced meal in a positive, stimulating environment, there are marked improvements in behavior and concentration, academic performance, social skills, self-confidence, overall interest in subjects taught, and incidents of bullying."
Our program relies heavily on the generosity of community donors.
Monetary donations are accepted at the school office.
- Sept 19 X-Country running - Vikings (Biathlon range)
- Sept 20 PD Day-No school
- Sept 26 School Terry Fox Event
- Sept 26 Opening School Mass @ 9:30am
- Sept 26 Opening School Council Mtg @ 7pm
- Sept 27 AMA School Patrol Training
- Oct 3 Early Dismissal Day 2:05pm
- Oct 3 X-Country running - New Norway
- Oct 4 Nature Kindergarten day
- Oct 9 & 10 Fall Photos
- Oct 10 Thanksgiving Assembly
- Oct 11 PD Day- No School
LOOSE PARTS PLAYGROUND IS BACK......
We are looking for a variety of materials to set up our loose parts playground. Materials we are looking for are:
5 gallon buckets
Plastic drain pipes
2x4's variety of sizes
If you can provide any of these items please contact Mr. Ernst or Mr. Doll:
COUNSELLOR'S CORNER-MR. ERNST
Greetings parents and guardians,
I hope this letter finds you well and looking forward to a wonderful 2019-2020 school year! For those of you who have not yet met me, my name is Jason Ernst and I am the School Counsellor here at St. Patrick Catholic School. I am thrilled to be a part of this warm and welcoming school community, and I look forward to a wonderful school year ahead!
A common theme that comes up often for staff is the difference between Conflict and Bullying. Please take a moment to read:
Bullying is aggressive behavior that is typically repeated over time. It is meant to cause harm, fear or distress or create a negative environment at school for another person. Bullying occurs in a situation where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.
Conflict occurs between two or more people who have a disagreement, a difference of opinion or different views. Conflict between students does not always mean its bullying. Children learn at a young age to understand that others can have a different perspective than their own, but developing the ability to gain perspective takes time and the process continues into early adulthood.
In conflict, each person feels comfortable expressing his or her views, and there is no power imbalance. Each person feels able to state his or her view point. How people deal with conflict can make it positive or negative. Conflict becomes negative when an individual behaves aggressively by saying or doing hurtful things. Then the conflict is an aggressive interaction. Conflict only becomes bullying when it is repeated over and over again and there is a power imbalance. Over time, a pattern of behavior may emerge where the person who behaves aggressively in the conflict may continue or even make it worse. The person who is the recipient of the aggressive conflict may feel less and less able to express his or her point of view and feel more and more powerless. That is when negative conflict may turn into bullying.
ELL/ESL FAMILIES- A GREAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY-NO COST
For more information, please contact Kyla Kucy -ELL rep at St. Pat's. firstname.lastname@example.org