“If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. ” – Admiral William H. McRaven
I encourage you each to read Admiral McRaven’s short book entitled, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World, as it is full of wonderful suggestions for living better. It is a book that I have read more than once.
As we focus on the Virtue of Stewardship for the month of November, I challenge you and your child to become stewards of your own living space. If we want our children to become stewards of the environment or to care more deeply for the people and places around them, then it starts in their home. And within the home, it starts in their bedroom and from their bedroom it starts with making their bed. Once they can make their bed on a regular basis they can then move onto folding their clothes and keeping their rooms tidy. As simple as it sounds, we parents know how hard it can sometimes be to get our own kids to just clean up after themselves. It is not easy, especially if you have a child that is reluctant and stubborn! Sometimes it is simply easier if we make their bed for them. However, if we do that, we only rob them of the opportunity for them to develop important habits.
The virtue of stewardship requires one to have the habit of caring for what has been entrusted to them. You can support your child in developing stewardship by helping them to develop the habit of them taking care of making their bed and keeping their room tidy.
AGAPE MINISTRIES - HALLOWEEN CANDY
Another aspect of Stewardship is to share the treasures we have been given. Many children have started to bring in Halloween Candy to support Agape Street Ministries. We are encouraging children to bring in Candy they collected (not all of it but some of it) to share with those in greater need. Children should do this on their own (pick the candy and bring it to school) as then they have ownership over their action. This is one more way we can develop the habit of stewardship this month.
KINDERGARTEN SIBLING REGISTRATION 2023-2024
We are excited to welcome kindergarten sibling registration for children born in 2018, turning 5 in 2023. These children will begin kindergarten in September 2023. Please pre-register by completing this form.
WEST COAST RECESS REMINDER
Please be sure that your child has a proper raincoat, umbrella, and rubber boots or waterproof shoes so that they are prepared for the weather.
Remember there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing. Only in extreme conditions will we keep kids inside.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB REGISTRATION
Parents are reminded to sign up for the After School Club through our website: https://stjude.ca/after-school-club/
Please note that there has been a very small price increase. You can read more below.
Description of Club: Will run daily Monday-Friday 3:00-6:00 p.m. It will also be in operation from 12 noon to 6 PM on Curriculum Planning (early dismissal) days. It will not operate on professional or conference days or holidays. Students will engage in games, arts and crafts, reading/homework, and outdoor play.
Cost per child is $13.00/day or $55.00/week on regular school days. If the child is picked up before 4:00 pm it will be $6.50. On early dismissal (12 Noon) days the cost will be $25 to 6:00 pm or $13 if the child is picked up before 3 pm. (Those who are attending the whole week and paying $55 a week will not be charged extra for early dismissal days).
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REFER A STUDENT AND GET REWARDED
This past year we handed out $1200 in rewards to parents that referred students to our school. Every student that is referred and enrolls in our school for the year results in a reward of $200 for the the referring family.
To learn more about the referral program, please click here.
Nov 11 – Remembrance Day – No School
Nov 14 – Professional Development Day – No School
Nov 18 – Care Day – Noon Dismissal
Nov 25 – Professional Development Day – No School
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