October was a productive and engaging month! As we move into November students and teachers move deeper into their learning experiences. Progress reports go home next week on Tuesday, November 7th. Students in kindergarten will receive a Communication of Learning too! Parent/Teacher conferences are on Thursday November 9th and we look forward to seeing many families in the school that night. Here are some questions that might spark conversation when you receive the report card:
- What strategies do you use that help you in your learning?
- What has this school year taught you about your gifts and talents?
- What has this school year taught you about how you best learn?
- What are your goals for math learning?
- Is there anything we can do to support you on your achieving your goals?
Asking your child questions will help to guide them into being a lifelong learner who wants to grow through learning for the intrinsic value of it. You are helping them learn to reflect and review their own thinking and learning in a positive way instead of getting stuck or feeling overwhelmed.
The interview time assigned for each child will be sent home with the oldest or only in their Progress Report Card. Please contact your classroom teacher after report cards are distributed if you are unsure of the interview time assigned for your child.
Check out our Twitter account to see pictures of great things happening for our Golden Stars!
November is traditionally the month when we remember those who have sacrificed so much for our amazing country. At Saint Anne, we will celebrate Remembrance Day on Friday, November 10th – with a special Liturgy starting at 10:40 am in the gym. All parents are invited to join us.
Have a peaceful November.
Philip Bruni & Amy Shantz
The EcoTeam has had a great start to our school year! They work hard every day to help ensure all classes are properly sorting their blue, white, and green bins and boomerang-ing any garbage FROM home, BACK home. They have also visited each classroom to drop off our snazzy new signage with lots of reminders of how we can keep our classrooms as green as can be!
October was Walk to School month, but we continue our Walking Wednesday campaign all year long. You can sign your classroom’s shoe if you walked or wheeled to school every Wednesday!
We also have new Crayola ColourCycle baskets in each classroom. If you have dried out markers, highlighters, or whiteboard markers at home, send them with your child to school and they can put them in their class’ basket to be recycled. Let’s keep school AND home plastics out of our landfills! Keep being green, Golden Stars!
Hope Recognition October 2017
Intermediate Boys 3-Pitch Team
“Congratulations to the Intermediate Boy’s 3-pitch team. The boys finished 1st in their division, but lost in the semi-finals. A great day was had by all and the boys put forth an amazing effort, demonstrating true sportsmanship. Way to go Golden Stars!”
Justin G – Gr. 8 Mitchell B – Gr. 8
Nate N – Gr. 8 Tristan P – Gr. 8
Alex Gr – Gr. 8 Devonte A – Gr. 8
Jonah B – Gr. 7 Owen F – Gr. 7
Bruce F – Gr. 7 Declan H – Gr. 7
Landon B – Gr. 7 Christian C – Gr. 7
Cooper B – Gr. 7 Peyton B – Gr. 7
Will M – Gr. 7 Lucas L – Gr. 7
Thanks Madame De Jong for an amazing job coaching.
St. Anne School Library
Mon Nov 6, 1pm-4:30pm
Tues Nov 7, 9am-4:30pm
Wed Nov 8, 9am–4:30pm
Thurs Nov 9, 9am-7pm (open during Parent-Teacher Interviews)
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event.
We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Your support of this vital literary event is a key part of helping the Library Learning Commons obtain new books and resources for use in the school.
You’ll find hundreds of quality books at our Book Fair with a wide assortment for all reading levels. Visit the Scholastic Book Fairs website at www.scholastic.ca/bookfairs to get more detailed information about these books. You can also watch book trailers and author videos with your child on the Book Tube page. You could win $50 in books – $25 for your family PLUS $25 for your child’s classroom!
Don’t forget to mark the Book Fair dates on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you during our Scholastic Book Fair and thank you, in advance, for supporting this great literary event. Thank you for believing in books and the impact of reading on your child’s future.
*We accept cash, cheques made payable to our school, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.*
The School Library Learning Commons is looking for
Do you have 1-2 hours a week to spare?
Looking for creative, flexible and good spirited people to help out in many different ways. Looking for volunteers to help at our two annual book fairs as well. If you are interested please email Mrs. Kocevar at Katherine.Kocevar@wcdsb.ca , send a note in your child’s agenda or reach me at the school 519 745-7847 x Library. Thank you!
I appreciate all the used books brought to the library by the students and parents of our school community. The students of St. Anne are enjoying them! I always welcome any appropriate, in good condition books for JK-Grade 8 students. Thank you!
Happy Fall! Mrs. Kocevar
Saint Anne Choir
The St. Anne School choir will be performing the National Anthem on November 19th. Come out to the game to cheer us on! Thank you to our choir for singing at the Family Mass as well as the Bible Celebration for the Grade 4 students last week.
Fit Bit November
Water is the best choice for hydration!
Recently, the Canadian Pediatric Society made a statement about energy and sports drinks.
Water is the best choice to meet children’s hydration needs before, during and after physical activity.
People who are doing physical activity for a long period of time may need sports drinks, especially athletes who are not able to eat during physical activity. For example, athletes who participate in triathlons.
Children do not usually need sports drinks. Children typically get enough carbohydrates to support physical activity, especially if they follow the eating pattern recommended in Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide.
Energy drinks contain more caffeine than children and adolescents can tolerate. They should avoid energy drinks.
Energy drinks are promoted as products that can improve performance and alertness. In Canada, one energy drink can contain up to 180 milligrams of caffeine.
How much caffeine can children safely consume? Health Canada recommends these limits on caffeine per day:
- Children aged 4–6 years: 45 milligrams per day
- Children aged 7–9 years: 62.5 milligrams per day
- Children aged 10–12 years: 85 milligrams per day
- Adolescents aged 13 years and older: 2.5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day
Children are more likely to experience side effects from drinking caffeine, such as:
- Jitteriness and nervousness
- Poor mental health
- Upset stomach
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Increased heart rate and other heart problems
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New Look For Calendar:
You can now go onto our Saint Anne School Website and see the Calendar, click on the link below to access all the activities that are happening around the School. You are now able to download it to your mobile devices. This will keep you up to date on everything going on. Try it now!!
Once in the Calendar, use the link at the bottom of the page to add to your mobile device.