Quoi de neuf à EPK?

Semaine du 6 au 10 mai, 2019

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What to expect this week?

Good morning EPK families,


After a very busy week, everyone will be focusing on learning this week. Mme Dargis-Boucher and I will be attending the Blueprints Conference faith formation later this week, so we will be learning as well. Mme Auger and M. Holden will be our Admin Designates in our absence.


A huge thank you to all the parents who have been involved in one of our many field trips or events lately. Your time and commitment are very much appreciated!


May you all have a God kissed week,


Mme Lafrance

Mark Your Calendars For Our May 24 Bottle Drive!

ÉPK

Bottle Drive

Friday May 24th 8:15 - 9:00 AM

Saturday May 25th 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Please drop off your bottles in front of the school during either of these times, including while dropping your child(ren) off at school.

We are holding our 2ndbottle drive of this school year, raising funds to help cover costs for the Grade 4 trip to Camp Francophone, along with allowing us to support other school activities and experiences throughout the year.

We are also looking for volunteersfor the times above.
To volunteer, please email epkparentcouncil@gmail.com or

call our Fundraising Chair, Kyle Chuka at 780-207-5782.

The School Council thanks everyone for their support this year.

Like us on Facebook: ÉPK School Council

Some pictures from our Faith & Wellness Day. What a wonderful faith filled day this was!

Hydro Vac Truck at the school

Please note that a Hydro Vac truck will be in front of the school on Wednesday May 8, at 9:00 AM for a few hours. They will be investigating the location the water line in front of the school in preparation for the modernization.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Mme Lafrance

Mme Simone's Corner

Hi Parents,

The week of May 6-12 is Mental Health Week. It is a time to promote and have a conversation about something that affects all of us: our health and wellness of our mind. Mental health is a state of well-being. Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. We can all have good mental health, in the same way we all can have good physical health. Just like having intentions to eat well and exercise for our physical health, mental health can be supported through having a sense of purpose, strong relationships, connections to our communities, knowing who we are, coping with stress and enjoying life. And even if you don’t have a mental illness, you may at times feel mentally unwell. Stress, an overwhelming schedule, and difficult life events or circumstances can put pressure on your mental health. But it’s never too early or too late to change. Here is an awesome and easy list of simple activities you can do to promote your mental health and wellness:

https://mentalhealthweek.ca/16-strategies-to-help-you-thrive/


Parents, if you are interested in learning more on how YOU can support your child’s mental health, please join us on Monday May 6th at OLPH School to discuss resiliency skills for our children. Resilience is the ability to bounce back when faced with challenges. This is an important skill that parents can help kids to develop. This evening we will talk about six essential skills for resilience; emotional regulation, optimism, self-efficacy, asking for help, making friends, and coping with stress. By helping kids develop resilience we encourage them to believe in themselves and that they are capable of dealing with challenges. Parents will leave with activities, ideas, and conversation starters to help them build more resilient kids. Please see attached for more details


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Simone Moniz BA, MC.
Family Wellness Worker

TAKE A LOOK AT THE MANY PICTURES TAKEN THIS WEEK!

Hats On for Mental Health!

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Snap shots from our Peer Partners Group

Grade One Nature Walk

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Grade 2LA students read 100 books for children in need through the ''Reading is Caring'' program by Scholastic. Bravo les élèves!

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Grade 3 students are becoming builders!!!

Our little artists have been busy lately...

Our Grade One classes braved the weather to attend Arbor Day!