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Good morning,

Thanks so very much for helping us raise funds through our Big Box of cards Fundraiser.

The box of cards must be returned and all orders are due TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th. The deadline was extended from last Wednesday to allow for everyone to get their orders in. We want to submit all orders this week.

Thanks for sending in the box, orders and payment by tomorrow.

It will take approximately 3-4 business days for us to receive our orders once it has been placed and a letter will be coming home on how and when to come to the school to pick them up.

Thanks to our School Council for taking this initiative on and to our entire parent community and staff for their support of the fundraiser.

Grade 7 and 8 After School FREE Homework Club Starting Nov 1

Good News–Homework Club for Grade 7 and 8 Students Starting Soon!  Notes are coming home tomorrow to sign up your child for this AWESOME opportunity.

Parents does your child need small group assistance for learning or reviewing concepts? Does your child struggle with putting time into completing homework at home?  Does you child tend to procrastinate or have difficulty remembering concepts learned in class? Then we can help. The after school homework club is supported through St. Louis Continuing Education Center and the Waterloo Catholic School Board.  We will be administering homework club at St. Daniel, starting Thursday, November 1st and it will run until the middle of May. The program is free and is available to any intermediate student.

This is a remedial literacy and numeracy program to provide any extra assistance needed to allow for students to work/study in a quiet environment, to catch up on missed homework, and for teacher/principal recommendations for individual students to attend.  Homework club may also be used as a means of providing extra preparation for tests. The goal of this program is to give students the opportunity to gain critical support with reading, writing, comprehension, math, computational and organizational skills, through their homework. The goal for our students is to build on their self esteem and prepare them to be successful this year and in the future.

Homework club will be offered from 3:40-4:40 p.m. on Thursdays.  Attendance isn’t mandatory and can be used on a needs basis. We ask that your child inform you if they want to stay for homework club.  If your child is a bus student please make arrangements for your child to be picked up on time.



Mrs. Temple and Mr. Villapiana





Halloween Information Below!!!


Dear Parents(s),


Students at St. Daniel will be wearing Halloween costumes on October 31st.  To ensure that all our students have a fun and safe day, there are a few guidelines that I would like all parents/students to follow with respect to costumes:


  • Costumes should not be such that they interfere with classroom activities.
  • Students must be able to sit, walk, breathe, see and hear. No masks that cover the face.
  • No fake weapons of any kind are allowed.
  • No clown costumes.
  • Costumes that are provocative, revealing, sexual in nature, or employ questionable props are not allowed.
  • Costumes that depict violence, alcohol or drugs are not allowed.
  • Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, heritage, ethnicity or religion are not allowed.
  • All students are asked to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the Christian values of St. Daniel C.E.S and the WCDSB.
  • Appropriate and safe footwear must be worn.

In addition, we want all our children to be safe and due to allergies, we cannot have candy or treats shared at school. If you want to share something with your child’s class, please consider pencils or craft type objects from the dollar store as an example.


Thank You for your support,

Mrs. L Temple

Principal, St. Daniel CES




Primary Yard Teaching/Learning Assembly- PLEASE discuss with your children at home.

We held a Primary learning assembly on the yard today for all students in Grade 1-3.

We discussed our concern with behaviour on the yard and focused on how to play safely.

We stressed a few things that we wanted to share with families in hopes that you could also talk with your children to reinforce our messaging at school.

We want all our children to be aware and be safe on the yard. As a result, we shared the following:

  1. No body contact on the yard (for no reason, we discussed strategies if someone is hands on with them).
  2. Tap for tag, only on the back, not pulling on a hoodie, or hitting hard.
  3. No tag on the equipment.
  4. They were taught how to play safely on the equipment. How many students on each piece of equipment; going down the slide, not up..,
  5. Only use the fountain closest to the door at recess so no one is wandering unsupervised through the school.
  6. To stay off the stairs unless they are entering or exiting the school or doing the fob monitoring.

Our primary Phys. Ed. teachers will be sharing and reviewing games that can be played on the field with no equipment during the next few weeks as well to help our students see all of the fun things they could do at recess.

All the boys and girls put their hands up to indicate they had heard the message.

They know that if they are being unsafe on the equipment, they are taken off for the rest of the day. They know if they are playing hands on, on the playground, that they will have a time out at the portables, so they can reflect on what they have done and watch the other children play safely.

Thanks for your continued support at home in reinforcing school rules.

We are working very hard to be proactive, but if your child consistently refuses to follow the rules and play safely, they will be taken off the yard and call will be made home and possibly, your child, may be sent home for unsafe play hurting others.


Your Primary Team











Popcorn Coming to St. Daniel for a LOONIE!!!

Hey Thunderbirds!

Weekly Wednesday Popcorn Sales will be starting on October 17, 2018

$1 per bag, so don’t forget your Loonies!

From Farm to Table ( offers Peanut/Tree Nut Free, Gluten Free, No Pesticides/GMO ONTARIO popcorn that is popped to perfection!

P.S. – if you want to bring a bag or two home to share, just bring an extra Loonie (or two!)

St. Daniel School Council

Gratitude: Growth Mindset Virtue for October

Happy Thanksgiving Thunderbird Families.

Please see following link for information about Gratitude and how to build this skill in/with your child(ren).

We value giving thanks, celebrating those who we are grateful to have in our lives, and saying thank you on a regular basis.

Enjoy the weekend with your families.

See you Tuesday!


Stranger on the Yard

Good evening.

I just wanted to inform our families that there was a gentleman by the hill and on the path today at recess. At no point was the person on our school yard and the students were safe and fully supervised. Students were worried and thought he may have taken pictures. I approached him to ask some questions and share that we cannot take pictures of students. He did not speak English but I believe he did understand.  I called the police and did a report. I did not feel the gentleman was unsafe, but I wanted to follow up to ensure if he was here again, that the police had this information and our concerns about pictures. They are now investigating.

If your son/daughter brings up this information at home, please let them know we followed school protocol and at no time were they unsafe. The students who reported it did exactly the right thing in letting us know so we could follow up immediately.

Thank you for your continued support.




Bus Expectations: Parents and Students (Please read and review)

Good evening,

We continue to have issues on the bus.  The bus is an extension of the classroom and students need to follow the expectations on the bus for hands off behaviour, respect for classmates, bus patrollers, and the driver.  Students are to be kind, use appropriate language, sit quietly and get home safely.

I have shared this information with each division in a meeting with all students. I also shared it individually with each busload of students and I have made consistent announcements about the expectations for behaviour on the bus.  Many students are following the expectations, but many are not.

Please review the links below for the expectations for the bus as a parent and as a student. Each of you, parents and students, have responsibilities for bus behaviour. This information is taken directly from the Student Transportation Department.

Please remember that riding a bus is a privilege, not a right. This privilege can be removed if students are being unsafe; hurting others and being consistently disrespectful.

Here are the links: Responsibilities of Parents  and   Responsibilities of Students.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.