Monthly Archives: March 2019

Don’t Miss Out ….

Please Join
St. Daniel Catholic Elementary School
in welcoming Jim Moss, Chief Happiness Officer of Plasticity Labs

Parent Information Night Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:15pm in our Library Learning Commons Light Refreshments Available

ALL ARE WELCOME

HERO Generation is a positive education framework that supports staff, student and family well-being. Plasticity Labs developed the HERO Generation Framework in partnership with teachers and administrators to teach students social-emotional skills to complement foundational academic skills already in place across the curriculum. The HERO Traits of Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism, Gratitude, Empathy, and Mindfulness align with the Learning Skills from the Ontario Ministry of Education and aim to build a positive school culture where students can flourish.

HERO Generation research in conjunction with existing scientific evidence demonstrates that a valuable way to support healthy psychological development, foster strong social relationships, and cultivate a positive school environment, is to support the entire learning ecosystem. We all need to work in collaboration to make the ecosystem flourish.
Join in the learning as Jim Moss explains how HERO Generation came to be, and how each of these traits contributes to our collective well-being. Understanding your part in the ecosystem will help to foster a community of healthy, and happy, high-performing individuals.


Brought to you by: St. Daniel School Council

 

Break a Rule Week

BREAK A RULE WEEK

Throughout the week of April 1-5 you can break any or all of these 5 rules!  It will cost one dollar ($1.00) for each rule that you want to break! All of the money raised will go towards KidsAbility Centre for Child Development (a centre that helps children and youth with special needs realize their full potential).

 

  • Monday, April 1 – BRING A STUFFIE
  • Tuesday, April 2 – SWITCH DESKS WITH A FRIEND
  • Wednesday, April 3 – EXTRA LONG RECESS (LAST RECESS)
  • Thursday, April 4 – WEAR A HAT IN THE SCHOOL
  • Friday, April 5 – WEAR PAJAMAS

Mount Mary Meeting Reminder

Hey Thunderbird Families:

Just a friendly reminder that the Parent/Guardian only Mount Mary information session is tonight in our Library Learning commons from 6:00-7:00. Please be sure to join us. Thanks.

Your Voice Matters

Hi Thunderbird Families:
Parents/Guardians of children in the WCDSB will have the opportunity to participate in a survey about School Culture/Climate. The relationship between home and school is an essential partnership. With this in mind, please take some time to complete the survey below. The first link will share with you the purpose of the survey, and the second link will take you to the survey itself. The survey runs from March 18th-April 5th. This survey is a great chance for you to share your voice and for us to use the information to promote an environment of respect, safety, and belonging for all students. Thanks so much for your continued support!

Safe School Parent Survey Guide

Parent Survey Link

Please Join Us

Please Join
St. Daniel Catholic Elementary School
in welcoming Jim Moss, Chief Happiness Officer of Plasticity Labs

Parent Information Night Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:15pm in our Library Learning Commons Light Refreshments Available

ALL ARE WELCOME

HERO Generation is a positive education framework that supports staff, student and family well-being. Plasticity Labs developed the HERO Generation Framework in partnership with teachers and administrators to teach students social-emotional skills to complement foundational academic skills already in place across the curriculum. The HERO Traits of Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism, Gratitude, Empathy, and Mindfulness align with the Learning Skills from the Ontario Ministry of Education and aim to build a positive school culture where students can flourish.

HERO Generation research in conjunction with existing scientific evidence demonstrates that a valuable way to support healthy psychological development, foster strong social relationships, and cultivate a positive school environment, is to support the entire learning ecosystem. We all need to work in collaboration to make the ecosystem flourish.
Join in the learning as Jim Moss explains how HERO Generation came to be, and how each of these traits contributes to our collective well-being. Understanding your part in the ecosystem will help to foster a community of healthy, and happy, high-performing individuals.


Brought to you by: St. Daniel School Council

Rock Your Funky Socks

Hey Thunderbirds!

Don’t forget to rock your funky socks tomorrow to show your support for World Down Syndrome Day!

Parent/Guardian Survey

Hi Thunderbird Families:
Parents/Guardians of children in the WCDSB will have the opportunity to participate in a survey about School Culture/Climate. The relationship between home and school is an essential partnership. With this in mind, please take some time to complete the survey below. The first link will share with you the purpose of the survey, and the second link will take you to the survey itself. The survey runs from March 18th-April 5th. Thanks so much for your continued support!

Safe School Parent Survey Guide

Parent Survey Link

 

 

St Daniel School Council Presents……

Please Join
St. Daniel Catholic Elementary School
in welcoming Jim Moss, Chief Happiness Officer of Plasticity Labs

Parent Information Night Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:15pm in our Library Learning Commons Light Refreshments Available

ALL ARE WELCOME

HERO Generation is a positive education framework that supports staff, student and family well-being. Plasticity Labs developed the HERO Generation Framework in partnership with teachers and administrators to teach students social-emotional skills to complement foundational academic skills already in place across the curriculum. The HERO Traits of Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism, Gratitude, Empathy, and Mindfulness align with the Learning Skills from the Ontario Ministry of Education and aim to build a positive school culture where students can flourish.

HERO Generation research in conjunction with existing scientific evidence demonstrates that a valuable way to support healthy psychological development, foster strong social relationships, and cultivate a positive school environment, is to support the entire learning ecosystem. We all need to work in collaboration to make the ecosystem flourish.
Join in the learning as Jim Moss explains how HERO Generation came to be, and how each of these traits contributes to our collective well-being. Understanding your part in the ecosystem will help to foster a community of healthy, and happy, high-performing individuals.


Brought to you by: St. Daniel School Council

 

Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

All students and staff at St. Daniel School are encouraged to wear their funky socks on THURSDAY, MARCH 21 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.

Worldwide, individuals and groups wear colourful, fun or mix-matched socks to celebrate our differences and raise awareness about Down syndrome.

On the evening of March 21, landmarks around the world will be lighting up in blue and yellow to recognize this important day.

Thank you for encouraging everyone to #SeeTheAbility on March 21 and every day!

SAVE THE DATE MUDPUPPY CHASE

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 at 9:15am

Columbia Athletic Fields at the University of Waterloo

This 3K walk/run event is not a competition, but an opportunity to engage in physical activity, become community aware by raising funds for a wonderful cause – KidsAbility Centre for Child Development in Waterloo (a centre that helps children with special needs realize their full potential) and of course to enjoy a day of friendship and fun!

Over the last several years, St. Daniel has participated in this wonderful endeavour. Our participation in our last Mudpuppy Chase raised an incredible $8100 for KidsAbility!!  In addition, we were awarded a pizza party for being the top fundraising school.  Several of our students also won prizes for their outstanding fundraising efforts!

If your child is interested, please remind them to listen to the morning announcements after March Break for more details. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Dankowsky, Mrs. Lopers or Mrs. Kuepfer at any time for additional information.

We look forward to your participation!!