St. Peter Update
A Message from Your Administrative Team
Remembrance Prayer for Children
We remember those who stood for love and truth,
And thank you for the sacrifice they made for me and you.
Thank you that we can now enjoy peace and learn to love not fight,
Thank you that we can now sing and play, and not be scared or hide.
We pray for other countries where children live in fear,
And there is war and fighting and many are in tears.
Please help to make things better, and bring some peace to them.
Protect all those who try and help to make friends again.
November is dedicated to remembering our dearly departed. Two important observances are found on the first two days of the month: All Saints Day and All Souls Day. This month we will recognize conscience which is one of the virtues that Jesus demonstrated through his words and deeds. Conscience is the inner voice in a person that moves them to do good under any circumstances and to avoid evil by all means. Conscience is needed in the classroom and school yard to heal broken relationships. When we join conscience with empathy (October’s virtue) we strongly echo the Gospel message and example of Jesus.
A heartfelt thank you to all the families who contributed to our school fundraising campaign. We are blessed to work with a generous and collaborative school community. We raised $1300 from our Terry Fox Run and $255 for the food bank along with many items of nonperishable food. Our United Way Spirit Week raised ??? Thank you for your generosity!
Monday, November 1st is a PA Day. Staff will continue to work on school based equity plan as well as education on PPM 166. The Keeping Students Safe policy – the first of its kind for an education sector in Canada – sets a strong foundation for Ontario school boards to build upon to create local anti-sex trafficking protocols. This new policy will ensure every school board has a plan with core components in place to protect students and empower school communities to play a key role in fighting sex trafficking and keeping children and youth safe from sexual exploitation.
On Tuesday, November 2nd, students in Gr. 1 to 6 will receive their Progress Report. The Progress Report will focus on student work habits and their progression towards learning expectations. Our Kinder students will also receive their Communication of Learning report. Your child's teacher will connect with you for interviews.
On Monday, November 11th, we will hold a Remembrance Day Liturgy to remember those who fought for our freedom, and for those who continue to work to keep our world safe. Each student will receive a sticker poppy on this morning (provided by the Royal Canadian Legion).
Yours in Catholic Education,
Gloria Hackett-Desgagne & Karen Paul
Our First School Mass
It was wonderful to join together with our community in prayer.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Mrs. Farrell's grade 1 class loves learning about the seasons!
Ms. Palma's class loves using their gratitude journals
Math is alive and well!
Exploring Gravitational Force in Grade 3!
Grade 3s learned how many bones there are in the human hand - do you know?
Hallowe’en Torn Paper Art in Grade 3
Math is fun in grade 3
Mme. Beemer's Classes are Learning About Halloween en francais!
Mrs. Lightfoot's Grade 2s took learning outside on October 20th!
Ms. Carrigan's Kinders are Having so MUCH FUN LEARning and sharing
Safe Arrival and Changes to End of the Day Routine
Changes in your child’s regular bus or pick up routine should be relayed to the office at least a day in advance when possible. If last minute changes are required, please call the school to ensure the message gets to your child.
Every school day matters
When a child is chronically late, they miss morning routines and important start up information. If you are driving or walking your child to school, please aim to arrive by 8:10 when the bell rings and they can be ready to learn with their classmates and teacher by 8:20.
Together, we contribute to each child's success!
November's Virtue and Umbrella Skill
Growth Mindset is a skill and takes practice!
- the belief that our abilities are changeable, not fixed
- the belief that you can acquire any ability through effort or study
- the understanding that talents and abilities can develop through persistence, good teaching and hard work
- the ability to see mistakes and setbacks as opportunities to learn and improve
For more information on growth mindset, please read file:///C:/Users/hackett/Downloads/Handout_Growth-Mindset.pdf