/Week of May 13 – 17

Grade 2

Week of May 13 – 17

Dear Grade Two Families,

Congratulations to you and your children on receiving their First Holy Communion!! It was a beautiful day and your children so earnestly received the Lord. I loved seeing all of their faces full of a sense of pride, love and joy. I hope you had a special time celebrating this important sacrament. All the reminders for the Solemn Communion celebration are found below. That is for sure to be another very special day!

Tomorrow, Monday, May 13, parents will have an opportunity to hear from a clinical counsellor on the topic of stress and anxiety.  I encourage you all to attend if you can. Please see below the email from Mrs. Moorehead.

Hello St. Paul Families,
Has your child ever experienced stress?  The answer is, of course.  Stress is a fact of life, and can at times be a productive response to stimuli.  Unfortunately, stress has become an all too common presence in our daily lives, and when children aren’t equipped with the skills to manage it, or parents aren’t aware of the signs to watch for, stress and anxiety can become a crippling inhibitor to our children living a resilient, healthy life.
St. Paul and St. Joseph the Worker Schools invite our parent communities to a parent education evening at St. Paul School on May 13th to focus on our children’s mental health.  Even if your child does not show any signs of stress or anxiety, we encourage all parents to attend this very informative evening with Clinical Counselor PJ Lewis.  Please see the attached flyer for full details, as well as information on our presenter for the evening.
In the interest of raising resilient and joyful children, we look forward to sharing this valuable information with you.
Yours in faith,
Maureen Moorehead.

Star of the Week: Mateo

First Communion Theme: Going Forth

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday, May 13

  • Hot lunch today
  • PE today
  • Return Friday Letters
  • Dress Down Day for Kalipay Negrense Foundation
    • Bring $2 to help support children in need
  • Identifying and Supporting Anxiety and Stress information night for parents
    • 7:00 – 8:30 pm
    • Please see the attached flyer

Tuesday, May 14

  • Reading Activity goes home

Wednesday, May 15

  • PE today
  • Return Library books
  • Return First Communion gown
    • Hung on a hanger with a bag that fully covers the gown on top
    • Labelled clearly with your child’s name
  • Scholastic Book Order due

Thursday, May 16

  • PE/ Health today
  • Spelling List 20 goes home today
  • Reading Activity due

Friday, May 17

  • Assembly led by Grade 6 & K
  • PE today
  • Reading Activity goes home
  • Field trip form due

Saturday, May 18

  • First Communion Mass – Solemn Communion Celebration
    • Please drop off your child in the parish centre at 4 pm
    • Wear Sunday best clothes or white dress
      • Girls will receive a head piece
      • Wear cross
    • Picture order form due
    • After dropping off your child, please go to the church to reserve your seats
    • Children will process in to Mass together
    • Children will all sit together in the front
    • Pick up your child in the gym afterwards
    • You are welcome to take pictures in the white gown
      • Please remember to return it before you leave

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, May 20 – No school ~ Victoria Day
  • Wednesday – Thursday, May 22-23 – Book Fair
  • Thursday, May 23 – Burnaby Village Museum Field Trip

Please email me at cramirez@stpaulschool.ca or write me a note in your child’s agenda if you have any questions or concerns.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! I hope you are enjoying your very special day! Your children are so blessed to have you as their mothers!

Miss Ramirez 🙂

PJ Lewis flyer89 KB