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QSP Fundraiser Pick Up This Week

QSP FUNDRAISER

 

ORDERS ARE ARRIVING THIS WEEK!

PLEASE ARRANGE TO PICK UP

OR

SEND HOME WITH YOUR CHILD

 

PICK UP TIMES:                THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH  BETWEEN            8:30 – 9:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                3:15 – 4:30 PM

                                                FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST               BETWEEN           8:30 – 9:00 AM

 

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM IF YOU PREFER US TO SEND HOME WITH A STUDENT

 

NAME:                                                                                  TEACHER:                                           GRADE:               

 

MANY THANKS,

FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE

 

 

Grade 8 Parent Night at St. Mary’s High School

Attention All Grade 8 Parents and Students.

 On Thursday November 30, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 St. Mary’s High School is hosting an information session for parents and future Eagles. The night will kick off with an information session in the gym, followed by tours of the school and all the amazing opportunities we offer at St. Mary’s.

(sent on behalf of the Guidance Department at St. Mary’s High School)

Wear Pink on FRIDAY

For our culminating activity for our Positive School Culture Week we have asked all staff and students to be united in our PINK theme and wear pink on Friday.

This week we discussed being Peaceful; Inclusive; Noble; Kind.

We had a different prayer and announcement each day of the week highlighting this theme.

We look forward to having our whole community wear the colour pink on Friday.

Let’s be united for a stand against bullying and united in taking the stance for being kind and positive at St. Daniel.

Road Closures This Week

The Construction Manager let us know that Ottawa will be closed at Midland and Franklin at various times of the day Wednesday- Friday due to resurfacing the road.

Thanks for taking this into consideration if you drive your child to or from school.

Remember that our driveway between the two streets, is closed from 3:30-4 pm for the safe dismissal of our students.

 

Take care.

 

Anti-Bullying Week activities

Next week is our Positive School Culture Week.

Please see link for the calendar of events.  Positive School Culture Calendar of Events

Highlights:

Week-long announcements, prayers and lessons around the word PINK (Peaceful, Inclusive, Noble and Kind) and anti-bullying.

Monday: Ant Bully Movie (full school will be seeing the move)

Friday: sharing of school wide created PINK poem and wear pink day.

During this week, please ask your child about what it means to be kind, positive, peaceful and inclusive at St. Daniel. Encourage them to discuss what bullying is (targeted behaviour, over a period of time that is hurtful) and is not.  We appreciate your support from home and look forward to seeing all the PINK on November 24th.

 

Take care and think PINK!

 

Growth Mindset for Parents At Home: Making Mistakes

 

Growth Mindset for Parents at Home:

As you know, we are focusing on Growth Mindset again this year at St. Daniel. We love to stretch our thinking, have positive thoughts, make mistakes and learn from them.

This month, as an entire school community, we are asking students to focus on making mistakes.

Making mistakes is human. It is also an exceptional opportunity to grow in a humble manner and realize that life is a continuous learning process.  

 

Having a growth mindset changes the meaning of failure. Having an attitude that if I fail, it is not defining me, is truly an important to change to a student’s thinking. As parents, we can support this by asking our children what they learned from their mistakes.

Other ways we encourage the learning from mistakes attitude is to ask our children what action they took to correct the mistake; congratulate them on their determination to overcome the problem; share your pride in them for being motivated to learn from the mistake.  Be proud of them for the enthusiasm they shared when they displayed the learning from mistakes attitude.

Confidence grows for our children when they meet challenges and master them.  Help them cope with setbacks and encourage the development of their character by sharing your excitement when they dig deep and find the strength to overcome the challenges they face and the mistakes they make and learn from.