St. Elizabeth Catholic School
From the Principal's Desk
Success by Seven Teacher, Mrs. Bakich has recently completed the first session of the program with our grade 2 students. She will begin to work with a group of grade one readers this month. This early reading intervention program is designed to help students in grades 1 and 2 who need to improve their word study skills and overall reading ability.
Reading success is the foundation for academic achievement. There is a critical window of opportunity from the ages of four to seven for learning to read successfully. Parents are encouraged to read with their children as often as possible. Thank you for helping us support our young readers!
March Catholic Virtue: Forgiveness: "It takes a strong person to say sorry, and an even stronger person to forgive."
EQAO Testing in May
Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is an independent agency that creates and administers large-scale assessments to measure Ontario students’ achievement in reading, writing and math at key stages of their education. All EQAO assessments are developed by Ontario educators to align with The Ontario Curriculum. The assessments evaluate student achievement objectively and in relation to a common provincial standard.
Parents of Grade 3 and 6 students are reminded of EQAO testing in May. Please visit eqao.com for parent resources.
Collecting Food Donations for RFDA during Lent
There will be a box located in the front vestibule for food donations for the RFDA. During lent, we hope you can look into your cupboards and donate food for the needy.
Here is a list of the most desired food items:
1. Canned fish or meat ie: tuna, salmon, turkey or ham, etc.
2. Mac and cheese , ie: Kraft Dinner
3. Canned Vegetables
4. Canned Fruit
5. Pork and Beans
6. Peanut Butter
8. Pasta Sauce
9. Cereal / Oatmeal
10. Canned Soup
Thank you in advance for your support!
Bullying Prevention Thought: Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of someone else.
A Student's Perspective on our Fire Safety Presentation
Today we had some special visitors from the Fire Department and the LU Thunderwolves. Fireman Anthony and Brennen Dubchak we were talking to the grade fours about how to protect yourself from fire. We learned about fire safety plans and smoke detectors. They said to check our fire alarms every month and to remember to get a new one every ten years. Brennen is #22 on the Thunderwolves. At the end of the presentation he gave us hockey cards and signed them for all of us. Our homework is to go home and test our smoke detectors and to make a fire escape plan with our families. So that’s what we learned today. Submitted by Tiana, Hailey and Hannah