We are very excited to connect with you to confirm our Spring 2018 program in your school!
ARTSHINE – SPRING 2018
ARTSHINE is coming again to St. Daniel Catholic School. In this session students will be exploring the following themes and mediums:
Season 7 at a Glance:
Around the world: Children will be inspired by the different forms of art that can be found across the world!
Cartoon Animals: This session will teach students a variety of different cartooning techniques.
Sculpture: This fun session will allow kids to explore their creative side through 3dimensional projects.
*A cursive writing project will be included during this season.
This 6 week Art Program begins on Monday, April 9th and takes place at lunch time! Register online before April 3rd: www.artshine.ca.
There is a meeting for parents and caregivers for Mount Mary this coming Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm in the school library.
We are looking forward to seeing all Grade 8 families at this very important meeting.
First Communion Meeting
There is a First Communion meeting for parents and caregivers Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm in the Parish Life Centre.
If you are looking for ways to help your child prepare for a sacrament at home, go to www.hamiltondiocese.com and find numerous resources under “Pastoral Offices” and “Catechesis”.
We continue to review and practice our three main protocols for safety. These protocols can also be found on our board website in the memo: APH002. The three protocols are: Lockdown, Hold and Secure and Shelter in Place. The information below is directly from this memo.
Lockdown: The term “Lockdown” will only be used when there is a major incident or threat of school violence within the school — or in direct relation to the school. All individuals inside the school will immediately move to the nearest secure location and doors will be locked.
Hold and Secure: The term “Hold and Secure” will be used when it is desirable to secure the school due to an ongoing situation outside and not related to the school (e.g., a bank robbery occurs near a school but not on school property). In this situation, the school continues to function normally, with the exterior doors remaining locked (which they always are) until such time as the situation near the school is resolved.
Shelter in Place: The term “Shelter in Place” will be used when it is necessary to hold all occupants inside the school to protect them from external situations such as chemical spills, blackouts, explosions or extreme weather conditions.
Sometimes, we may need to call “safety protocols” for safety if something is happening in the school that is not a serious threat or a major incident where a lockdown would not be necessary. This happens in order to keep everyone safe. In this case, the announcement is made that we are in “safety protocols” and staff are to understand that this means that the students are brought into the class if they are working in the hall, and doors are closed. Teaching activities carry on and “school continues to function normally”. This is to maintain safety and to ensure that whoever might be involved in the situation (another child in distress in the hall for example) is safe and their dignity is preserved.
Our first and primary role is to ensure all children are safe. It is important to review, practice and utilize these safety procedures when necessary. If you ever have any concerns about a safety procedure or protocol, please give us a call at the school and we can discuss further.
Mrs. Lorrie Temple
St. Daniel CES
During Lent students will be busy learning about the season through our Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ Religious Education program.
Parents are reminded that they can support their child’s or children’s faith formation by accessing the Student-Family website at: http://www.pearsoncanada.ca/school/growinginfaith/student-home
After you click, “Sign In”, you will be asked to enter a Username and Password as shown below:
Password: Student 99
The attached Parent Bulletin explains in more detail the different resources that are available for grade 4 during Lent 2018.
Lenten Resources for WCDSB Parents of Grade Four students 2018_4D.docx
Waterloo Region Special Needs Strategy Planning Table is pleased to announce the launch of Family Compass Waterloo Region , a new go-to site for all services for children and youth in Waterloo Region that features an easy-to-use online tool to direct parents and youth to their best starting point based on their concerns.
The online tool’s survey is confidential and users can save their customized results for later, or submit them to the appropriate starting point organization immediately. Once submitted, the starting point organization will then follow up to discuss the concerns identified, put wheels in motion to move to assessment (if desired/ warranted) and/or warm transfer to other organizations that may be beneficial (if desired/ warranted).
A great support for families in our community!