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Principal Update – September 28th to October 2nd, 2020

Hi St. Patrick Catholic School Families,

Please view the video below for a few important updates.

Press Here:  https://andrewlovett.screencasthost.com/watch/cYQt2ndBAW 

Hope you all have a great week!

Mr. Lovett


SEAC Information September 2020

SEAC Flyer for Parent Involvement – 2020 21


3rd Annual Orange Shirt Day

Dear Parents,

CDSBEO is proud to join in with voices across Canada to commemorate our 3rd Annual Orange Shirt Day.  Because of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the truth of the experiences of our Indigenous people in residential schools has come to light in recent years.  We are called by the 94 Calls to Action from the TRC to teach this history in an age-appropriate way.  It is in acknowledging this dark period of our country’s past that we can work towards reconciliation.

CDSBEO is committed to this work.  This year, we will honour the survivors and the victims of residential schools on Wednesday, September 30th across our board through activities, knowledge-sharing and reflections.  This work is meant to honour both the survivors, those who didn’t survive, and those who suffer from inter-generational trauma inflicted upon Indigenous peoples through the residential school system.

As a caution in doing this work, before any discussion of this topic is started, we want to be sure that you, the parents, are aware that the information is being discussed in your child’s classroom. We want to honour families by allowing them to tell their own story at home before the subject is brought up at school.  We also request that parents follow age-appropriate topics for discussion at home.  One of the concerns involved in commemorating this event board-wide is the inherent risk of re-victimizing or triggering students who either suffer from intergenerational trauma or who have been traumatized in his/her past.

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion that took plance in Williams Lake, BC, in May 2013.  As spokesperson for the Reunion group leading up to the events, former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad told her story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year old girl.  (More information about the history of this day can be found at http://www.orangeshirtday.org/about.html).  Senator (formerly Chief Justice) Murray Sinclair challenged all of the participants to keep the reconciliation process alive…

A sincere thank you for your support of our work.  These are important steps to understanding the need for and the goal of achieving reconciliation.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact your school Principal or Marian.lawsonmacdonald@cdsbeo.on.ca or Celine.Langevin@cdsbeo.on.ca .

Sincerely,

Natalie Cameron

Superintendent of School Effectiveness


CDSBEO Bully Prevention Intervention Plan Brochure

CDSBEO Bully Prevention Intervention Plan Brochure – FINAL

Don’t hesitate to contact andrew.lovett@cdsbeo.on.ca if you have any questions.

St. Patrick Catholic School


Awesome Community Supports and Resources!

 

Group Family Transitions 3 condensed web session Fall 2020

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Virtual Catholic School Council Update!

Hi St. Patrick Catholic School Families,

Please complete the “Catholic School Council Parent Self-Nomination” form below if you are interested in joining the virtual St. Patrick Catholic School Council for the 2020-2021 school year.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9Q5wfcmgKkOiyvwpwW8tAIN7RT7v31hBvGDPxyMzk7VUM05TWlZFVkQ4Slk5U0RNUzVPS0haWk5UWS4u

The due date for submission is September 29th, 2020.

Don’t hesitate to contact me at andrew.lovett@cdsbeo.on.ca if you have any questions.

Stay well!

Mr. Lovett 🙂


Back to School Parent Information Package (Sept. 4th 2020)

Hi St. Patrick Catholic School Families,

We have prepared an information package for you and your children to help prepare for the return to school.

St. Patrick Back To School Parent Information Package

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email: andrew.lovett@cdsbeo.on.ca if you have any questions.

We can’t wait to see all of you next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

St. Patrick Catholic School


Important Kindergarten Update! (Sept. 3, 2020)

Hi St. Patrick Catholic School Kindergarten Parents and Students,

There is an important email being sent to our kinder parents tomorrow during the day. It will contain all the necessary information for our big first day of school next Tuesday.

Do not hesitate to contact andrew.lovett@cdsbeo.on.ca tomorrow or over the weekend if you have any questions.

We can’t wait to see all of you!

St. Patrick Catholic School Kindergarten Team


Virtual School Update!

Hi St. Patrick Catholic School Families,
The creation of the CDSBEO Virtual Elementary School is well underway for our online K – 8 learners. The preliminary start date for elementary students registered for full-time virtual learning is Monday, September 14th, 2020.
As we move closer to September 14th, more information will be provided for families of those registered in the virtual learning school.
As a reminder, parents have the option of moving their children into the virtual school or to in-person learning on the following dates only: November 9th (after the Progress Report Period) or February 8th (after the Term 1 Report Card).
St. Patrick Catholic School

Covid-19 Parent Screening Tool

Hi St. Patrick School Families,

The local area health units have created a screening tool to help parents and guardians make decisions about whether or not their child/children can attend school.

For complete details, please visit the CDSBEO website at: https://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/students-parents/novel-coronavirus/parent-assessment-tools/

St. Patrick Catholic School


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