St. Patrick Catholic School
Weekly Bulletin - February 10, 2019
For current and up to date information please go to the school website or EICS app!
To register for Kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2019.
St. Pat's offers a Junior Entry (3 year old) Program and a Pre-Kindergarten (4 year old) Program.
GR. 4 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Feb 13 - ECS to Rosealta
Feb 14 - Gr. 4 B-ball Jack Stuart @ St. Pat's 3:30pm
Feb 15 - Saints Hockey Academy (am)
Feb 18 - No School - Family Day
Feb 20 - Gr. 4 B-ball St. Pat's @ Sifton 3:30pm
Feb 21 - School Council Mtg @ 7 pm
Feb 22 - Saints Hockey Academy (am)
Feb 23 - Gr. 4 B-ball Wind-up Tourney @ St. Pat's 9am - 12pm
Feb 23 - Young Author's Conference
Feb 26 - Hockey Hooky-Gr 4's
Feb 27 - Pink Shirt Day/Spin the Wheel
MR. ERNST-COUNSELOR'S CORNER
Siblings: Best Friends, Worst Enemies
A sibling is a special gift, but one that is often unappreciated during the childhood years. While siblings are often excellent playmates, partners in crime, and in later years best friends and confidants, arguments among them are bound to occur and are absolutely normal, even though they can be a parent’s worst headache! Here are some tips that may help when dealing with sibling rivalry.
Know why they act out. Siblings fight with one another for a variety of reasons. They could be seeking attention from you or trying to distinguish and separate themselves from one other. Older children dislike being seen as the responsible ones, and younger children dislike being compared to their older sibling, and each may be trying to express these feelings by taking their frustration out on the other.
Set ground rules. Our tendency as parents is to get involved in every disagreement between the children and solve it for them. However, sometimes children do need to learn to settle their differences on their own, as long as it is done in a safe and healthy way. Your children should know what is appropriate and what is not. For example, under no circumstances is it ok to use physical fighting to resolve differences.
Teach positive interaction. One way to minimize squabbles among your children is to model cooperation, compromise, and anger management. Teach them to take a deep breath and remember not to say things they do not mean in the heat of the moment. Remind them that it takes two to argue, and show them how to apologize to one another. Help them figure out ways to cooperate and compromise, take turns, and sometimes agree to disagree. If you do get involved, try not to yell or lecture.
Don’t Compare. Each of your children is unique and fighting with each other is one of the ways in which they are conveying this to one another and to you. Make sure you spend some one-on-one time with each child. While it is easy to enroll your children in the same activities, especially if they are of the same age or gender, recognize their individual talents and interests. Teach your children that fair is not always equal. Older children are often given more responsibility, and younger children do not always get the same privileges.
Inclement weather procedure
We recognize the obvious importance of outside recess and extended physical literacy. The health and safety of students is a paramount consideration in the organization of outdoor activities.
**PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS DRESSED APPROPRIATELY FOR THE WEATHER**
How to use Google tools to support your EICS student - Parent Info Event
Did you know your child, as an EICS student, has access to G Suite for Education (ex. Google Classroom)? These tools allow students to access, share, and create knowledge that supports their learning. On Feb.28 from 7:00-8:30 pm, come to learn what Google for Education tools your child has access to and explore how to use those tools to support them at home. This free session is for all learners, whether you are a beginner or have experience with technology.
There are limited spaces so please register here.
Please come with your child's EICS login information (if you don't know how to access this please ask your child or your child's teacher). If you don't have this, we will have alternative logins so all participants can participate.
Session is at the new CLS in Sherwood Park behind Costco:
Central Learning Services
310 Broadview Road
Sherwood Park, AB
If you have any questions, please contact your school administrator or Heather van Streun (email@example.com)