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ST. STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER & UPDATE

Healthy Hearts, Caring Minds

                                                                                                             April 25, 2017

In this issue

EAP Raffle Basket Draw

Congratulations

School Council Meeting

School Climate Survey

School Mass and Education Week

Education Week

Follow us on Twitter



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UPCOMING DATES

April 25

Catholic School Council Meeting

April 26

Pizza Lunch Day

April 28

Easter Mass

May 3

Pita Lunch Day

May 4

Education Week Open House

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God of all creation, you anointed your Son to bring Good News. We, your baptized, have also been anointed to witness to your love. Help us live out the gospel more fully in our relationships and in the world. We offer these prayers today. Amen


EAP Raffle Basket Draw

Our Gr 4 and 5 Students are participating in the Entrepreneurial Adventure Program. Their first business venture, a Raffle Basket Draw, was a great success. More than $1000 was raised. All proceeds will support the OK Clean Water Project. Congratulations to Owen in Grade 2 for winning the Senators raffle basket! We are sure he enjoyed the Senators game, even if they didn’t win. Also, congratulations to Niko in Grade 2, for winning the gift card basket. You can find out more information about the EAP ventures on the following student created blogs: St. Stephen Entrepreneurs and Ok Gear.


Congratulations

A big congratulations to our Principal, Bob Santos, for being awarded the Principal of the Year award by the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario on Friday, April 21st. We all know what a hardworking and dedicated leader Mr. Santos is, this honour is well deserved! 


School Council Meeting

The St. Stephen Catholic School Council will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday, April 25th. All interested parents are welcome to attend the meeting, which will begin in the school staff room at 6:30pm. More information about the council can be found at: http://ste.ocsb.ca/catholic-school-council. 


School Climate Survey

Every two years the Ministry of Education requires that we conduct a School Climate Survey where we ask students, staff and families to give input on the environment in our schools. In Catholic schools, our Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person is the starting point for all issues of diversity. Catholic schools strive to create an environment where all members of the school community feel safe, welcomed, included and valued. We ask that parents and guardians take a few minutes to fill out this survey. We ask that each family complete only one survey for each of the schools the children in your family attend. Each survey is linked to the school your child attends.
The survey link is also available on the school website. All school staff and students in Grades 4-12 will complete a similar survey at school. The student survey measures safety, bullying, equity, inclusivity and student well-being. The surveys will help in-school teams determine school needs, make decisions on improving the climate of our school, as well as help to determine whether programs are effective at improving the school climate.


School Mass and Education Week

We will be having a school mass in the gym on Friday, April 28th, during second block, with Monsignor Muldoon, to celebrate Easter and to kick off our Catholic Education Week festivities. All parents and members of our school community are invited to attend.
From Monday, May 1st to Friday, May 5th, we will be celebrating Catholic Education Week at the school. The highlight of the week will be our Open House, on Thursday, May 4th, from 8:30-9:30 am. All parents are invited to attend and visit their children’s classrooms as the students work on a variety of exciting math activities.   


St. Stephen Earth Week

Next week we will be celebrating our own St. Stephen Earth Week. Each day the students will be asked to wear a colour that represents one of the Earth’s environmental elements. The schedule of Earth colours will be as follows:
Monday, May 1: Plant Life - Wear Green
Tuesday, May 2: Water - Wear Blue
Wednesday, May 3: Air - Wear White
Thursday, May 4: Earth - Wear Brown
Friday, May 5: Energy - Wear Red, Yellow or Orange  
   


Follow us on Twitter

If you want to see some of the exciting things students are doing on a daily basis, please follow us on Twitter: @STEStallions. If you don’t have Twitter, don’t worry, the feed is also embedded on our school website, which can be found at: ste.ocsb.ca.


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St. Stephen School

1145 Stittsville Main Street

Stittsville, ON  K2S 0M5

Phone: 613-831-8844
Email:
stephen@ocsb.ca
Website:
ste.ocsb.ca
Twitter: STEStallions

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