St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin-October 14, 2018

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SCHOOL SAFETY DRILLS

Student safety is a priority at St. Patrick Catholic School. As mandated within our Critical Response Plan, please be aware that we will be conducting two School Lockdown DRILLS in the near future. We will be guided by the expertise of the Camrose City Police. Teachers will be preparing students for these upcoming drills.


LOCKDOWN DRILL #1: October 16 @ 1 pm

LOCKDOWN DRILL #2: October 22 @ 9:45 am

Upcoming Events

October

  • Oct 15 ECS-Safety on Board presentation
  • Oct 16 ECS-Safety on Board presentation
  • Oct 16 School LockDown Drill @ 1pm
  • Oct 18 School Council Meeting @ 7 pm
  • Oct 18-23 Book Fair
  • Oct 19 Hot Lunch-Booster Juice
  • Oct 22 School LockDown Drill @ 9:30 am
  • Oct 23 CatChat Concert PM-K-4 audience

  • Oct 23 ECS Fire Station visit @ 1:30 pm

  • Oct 24 ECS Fire Station visit @ 1:30 pm

  • Oct 25 Spin the Wheel/Valeda House presentation

  • Oct 26 PD Day-No School

  • Oct 29 Saints Volleyball Club Start Up Meeting

  • Oct 31 Halloween Parade 12:45 pm


November


  • Nov 1 Early Dismissal @ 2:05 pm

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER-MR. ERNST

Bullying vs. Conflict:


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.

STAFF PARKING LOT


Hi Parents-Please be aware that our staff require access to the parking stalls prior to the start of the day and some mornings there is a great deal of congestion. It would be appreciated that this lot is used primarily for timely child drop-off so that staff can access parking stalls.

Please watch for pedestrians in the parking lot.

Thank you.

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TUMBLEBOOKS-HOME LITERACY eBOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to share that we have purchased a license for TumbleBooks which can also be accessed from home. Please check out the link on our website for easy access.


1. https://stp.eics.ab.ca

2. Go to the header and click on the word students

3. Click on library and scroll to the bottom of page. There is a picture of Tumble books that the students can click on and will bring them right to the site.

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SCHOOL PATROL-PLEASE BE AWARE AT CROSSWALKS!



Thank you to our Grade 4's and their leader-Ms. Gauthier for the work with patrol at the crosswalk's in the front of the school. We appreciate the ongoing support and patience by our parents who drop off/pick up their children.

***PLEASE BE SAFE AND USE THE DESIGNATED CROSSWALK'S***

BUS PASS REMINDER!

**Please remind your child they will need their bus pass to scan each time they access the Bus**


BRSD TRANSPORTATION LINE:780-672-6131 ext. 1

****PLEASE STAY CLEAR FROM BUS LANES AT THE BEGINNING OF OUR DAY AND AT THE END OF OUR DAY*****

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