ST. STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER & UPDATE
Healthy Hearts, Caring Minds
Gospel Value/Saint for March: Dignity of Person/St. Patrick March 31, 2016
In this issue
Prayers for the Faithful by St. Patrick
May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen.
Catholic School Council Meeting
The next meeting of the St. Stephen Catholic School Council will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:30pm in the school staff room. Please see the Agenda for the meeting. All parents are welcome to attend. More information on the council can be found at: http://ste.ocsb.ca/catholic-school-council.
Lifetouch Sibling Photos
Lifetouch will be taking sibling portraits in the gym on Friday, April 1, 2016. The oldest sibling in the family, who is a student at the school, is asked to bring in the completed information form on Friday morning. The information forms were sent home earlier this week and ask for the names of all siblings who attend the school. Parents will be able to view proofs, select background options and order photos after the Sibling Picture Day.
Gospel Values Assembly - Dignity of Person
On Monday, April 4th, we will be holding our next Gospel Values Assembly, at 12:45 in the gym. We will be celebrating St. Patrick and presenting certificates to those who were selected from each class as students who recognize the dignity of all people in their daily actions.
The Grade 2 and Grade 3 students were amazing “Mathletes” on Tuesday, March 29th. They worked together to solve 5128 math questions over the course of the day. It was wonderful to see the excitement and confidence growing in the students throughout the day. The four teams - Math Maniacs, Radical Ratios, Fabulous Factors and Calculating Crew - and the Grade 6 coaches all did a fantastic job, working together to solve so many Math problems!
The next school team at St. Stephen is basketball. Any interested Grade 5 and Grade 6 students are invited to try out. The first girls tryout was held on Wednesday and the boys tryouts started today. The tournaments will held on Thursday, April 14th and Thursday, April 21st, at our school.
Lost and Found Items
With the weather finally warming up, the Lost and Found is starting to overflow with winter clothing items. Each recess, mitts, jackets and hats are left outside and brought to the Lost and Found. Students are encouraged to check the Lost and Found for any of their missing clothing items.
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.
St. Stephen School
1145 Stittsville Main Street