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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Trauma Informed Workshop for Parents

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshops


Trauma Informed Parenting Workshops are being offered in Waterloo Region for parents/caregivers of children and youth who have experienced trauma. The purpose of these workshops is to assist parents/caregivers with understanding trauma and what it means to parent their child from a trauma-informed perspective.

These workshops are presented by Front Door, a partnership of Carizon and Lutherwood.

Upcoming Workshops:

When: Thursday, May 3; 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Lutherwood – Cambridge office, 35 Dickson Street

When: Thursday, May 24; 2:00-4:00pm
Where: EarlyON – Roger Street, 161 Roger Street

Interpreters provided upon request!
Child minding is also available for these sessions!

Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 519-749-2932 ext. 2 or visit

Vacation Bible School Information

Vacation Bible School

  • Registration: following all weekend masses April 29/30.
  • Theme: “Shipwrecked:Rescued by Jesus” and runs Jul 9-13.
  • Cost: $30/child.
  • Ages: students going into grades 1-6 in September 2018.
  • Still need adult volunteers. Call Julie at 519-894-4115 if you can help.


Walk to School Tomorrow and Reusable Plates for Pizza Friday

Hey Thunderbird families.

As you know, this is our Earth Week and tomorrow is Walk to School Day! Feel free to walk, bike, scooter or carpool to school tomorrow.

Also, this Friday is our We Walk for Water. Please consider sharing a loonie or toonie with your child for our fundraiser. We are walking for water for those who cannot.

On Friday, our regular pizza day, we are hoping you will consider having your son/daughter bring in a reusable plate to save paper towels. We are moving forward with this in the future and thought Earth Week would be a great time to launch it.

Also, we are promoting the use of reusable water bottles and are asking families to consider banning the water bottle. We started sharing more awareness of what the bottle is doing to our environment. We are encouraging our students to bring refillable bottles to use at our awesome filling stations.

Thanks for helping us promote awareness for our environment at school and home.

We love our Thunderbird families and appreciate your support.

Class Lists for September 2018

Class Lists for September of 2018…

Many factors are considered in the creation of class lists including academic abilities and needs, social groupings and gender balance, to name a few.  The teachers, and administration, take great care to ensure that there is a balance across all classrooms.  In the past, we have received  requests to have students placed with a specific teacher.  Please know that we have your child’s best interests at heart and we will do everything to ensure a best fit for your child(ren).  Please do not submit requests for an individual teacher to administration or the current classroom teacher.  Thank you for your continued support, trust and cooperation!

The St. Daniel Staff

School Council Meeting Tomorrow Evening at 6 pm

Are you interested in what happens at a School Council Meeting?

Do you want to provide input related to future school fundraising opportunities?

Join us in the Learning Commons at St. Daniel School at 6pm on Tuesday, April 24.

If you cannot join us, but would like your voice heard, please call the school or any member of council, to have your ideas heard.

We welcome your presence!

Earth Week Celebrations…start tomorrow…please read!

Hey Thunderbirds!

During Earth Week at St. Daniel, students are raising awareness about the waste we produce and about the world water crisis.  Thank you to all of you who have already donated money to our We Walk for Water campaign. Remember to bring in your Loonies or Toonies this week starting tomorrow. In our classrooms, we will be learning about this issue in our world  and we will be walking to raise awareness on Friday. 

We are also running a Zero Waste Challenge. Instead of a garbage can, each classroom has ONE ziploc baggie to put in all of their waste for the whole week! Help us out by sending in Litterless Lunches. Your child will receive an Earth Angel ticket if they produce zero waste for their lunch.

The Green Team is also starting our “Ban the Bottle” campaign to help with the plastic pollution in our world. Keep your disposable plastic bottles at home and send in a reusuable bottle instead. We will survey our school and see how we did.

Remember, Walk to School Day is  Wednesday! 

Good luck Thunderbirds. Together we can be Earth Angels caring for our earth and the people who live in it!

Go Green Tbirds!!!


Fit Bit for May

Sports Snacks for Kids!

Water is all you need!

A common myth is that kids need sports or energy drinks to improve their performance. Water is the best choice to hydrate before, during and after physical activity.

It is rare that children or youth need a sports drink. These products are designed for athletes who exercise intensely for a long period of time and cannot eat, for example, athletes that participate in triathlons.

Energy drinks can be dangerous for children and youth due to their high caffeine content and should be avoided.

Fuelling Sports Performance

Recreational sports do not usually increase children’s energy requirements. Children’s nutrition needs can be met through a healthy diet, as recommended by Canada’s Food Guide.

If you think your child’s participation in sports may require a specialized diet or supplements, consult with a Registered Dietitian for guidance.

Food Provided After the Game

Sometimes caregivers reward kids for participating or winning with indulgent food. This can create an unhealthy relationship with food as children may start to expect treats every time they are physically active. Providing rewards for being physically active also takes away from the enjoyment and reward of the activity itself.

Sometimes teams decide to bring food to the field after games or practices. If kids are hungry after physical activity, try these snack ideas:

  • Fruit kebabs – put grapes, berries, melon or other fruit on a skewer
  • Apples
  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
  • Melon slices or cubes
  • Raw vegetable sticks (i.e. carrots, bell peppers) and hummus
  • For a more substantial snack, try cheese strings and whole grain crackers

Don’t forget to rinse fruit and vegetables before preparing and serving!

Earth Week Calendar at St. Daniel

Please see attached link for our Earth Week calendar of events.

Highlights: Walk to School Day on Wednesday and We Walk for Water Day on Friday.

Please consider sending in a loonie or two to support this wonderful initiative. We at St. Daniel walk so that others will not have to.

Earth Week calendar



Getting Ready for Summer!!! Program Opportunities


GET READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL just days before school starts up again!!


In Grade 6, 7 or 8? Take a Summer Expedition the first 2 weeks of July and love learning again! Note: this is formerly Summer Skills Builder… only better!


FUN with Languages in the Summer! 8 Free language programs in July to choose from!


Please forward to the staff person responsible for your newsletter as well as your teaching staff as an information piece.

Thank you for sharing these resources with your staff and  parent community.