This week’s reflection is entirely inspired by a Grade 1 student, Sophia. It was shared with me by our Grade 1 teacher, Miss Handy. It struck me as brilliant, so I would like to share it with you here, in its entirety:
I truly feel like I learn from the grade 1 students every day. Not only as a teacher, but as a person who is living through new experiences in their 20s. I had a quick, casual interaction with a student yesterday and it put everything into perspective, whether they meant to do that or not.
I said, “I don’t like rain.”
The student replied right away saying, “Do you like flowers?”
“Yes,” I responded.
“Then you need to let it rain sometimes,” she said.
Although this student could have been speaking literally, they reminded me that the hardest things to do in your life often lead to the best outcome. Growth can be hard. We each face adversity, surprises and hardships throughout our lives. But it’s about deciding that the rain in your life (the challenges and obstacles) are really just opportunities. The idea of blossoming, like a flower, is a beautiful thing. It’s so good to know that though at times we may feel defeated, we are these beautiful beings in this one life, destined for growth. Without rain, there are no flowers. So maybe we could benefit from the response I received from a young mind…
If you like flowers, you need to let it rain sometimes.
DINNER DANCE TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS WEEKEND
DINNER DANCE MOVIE NIGHT FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER
DINNER DANCE SPONSORS
This year the school is hosting a Dinner Dance on Saturday, December 14. To make this event a success for our school we need your help and support. If you have a business and would like to sponsor our event, please click here to learn more.
DECEMBER 14 DINNER DANCE VOLUNTEERS
We need parent helpers for decorations, ushers, silent auction basket coordinators, set up and take down, parent helpers for selling tickets to the event, and of course we will need you to buy tickets and come out to an evening of good food, drinks, and fun. If you are able to volunteer your time please email email@example.com
ST JUDE CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
We have 440 books to go! Tickets are $2 each / $20 per book. If you would like to pick up your raffle tickets, tickets will be available after all masses this weekend. Saturday 5pm, Sunday 9am, 11am, and 5pm. Please continue to help and support our school fundraising efforts! Grand Prize $3000, 2nd Prize $1000, and 3rd Prize $500. Draw date: December 14, 2019. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com for more information.
ORDER YOUR GIFT CARDS FOR CHRISTMAS
The Fundraising Team has partnered with Indigo. You can purchase e-gift cards of all sizes online within minutes. And 15% of the proceeds will go to our school to improve the building infrastructure and upgrade technology.
Begin Ordering: Friday, November 1, 2019
Order deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Delivery: Instant delivery by email. Printable & accessible online
Support the students of St. Jude’s school by clicking the link below. Please share this link with your family and friends to join in the support of your child’s school.
3 Simple Steps to Purchase Your e-Gift card:
Click the link above to see the St. Jude fundraising page,
Choose “Shop Online Give Cash Back”
Click “Buy an Indigo e-gift card”.
Signing in is not required. You can purchase anonymously as a guest or you can log in instantly with your Facebook account, which makes it easy to invite others to join our fundraising too.
Thank you so much for your support!
Please contact Rachelle Moshfeghi, Fundraising Sub-committee Chairperson with any questions or concerns at: firstname.lastname@example.org
GR 7 FUNDRAISER PURDYS CHOCOLATE SALES
St. Jude Grade 7 Class 2020 is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier!
An easy way to do Christmas shopping – Avoid those line-ups and busy malls!
If you’d like to support us through purchasing some very sweet Christmas gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:
After you’ve signed in you can buy our amazing chocolates or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign.
Paper orders can be submitted to the school office with cash (exact change only) or cheque (made out to Anthonette Imperial)
Last day to order: Monday, November 25th
Picked up orders from St. Jude school cafeteria on Monday, December 9th
Thank you for supporting the Grade 7 class in celebrating their graduation!
GRADE 5 HOSTS OUR REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY
Today, the Grade Five class led the school in a Remembrance Day Assembly. This assembly included a reading by the class of In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae in both English and French. One special feature of the assembly was an original poem written by one of the Grade Five students, Emily. The class ended the assembly with a reflection on the meaning of peace echoing the prayer of St. Francis Assisi, “Lord, make me a channel of your peace.” The school would like to thank the Grade Five class along with their teacher, Mrs. Chao, and their Educational Assistant, Miss Lopez, for leading this important assembly remembering those who have sacrificed for our freedom. The school would also like to offer a big thank you to Mr. Kevin McLean who played the bagpipes and added to the spirit of the assembly.
Nov 1 to 30 – Indigo Gift Card Sale
Nov 11 – Remembrance Day – NO SCHOOL
Nov 12 – Hot Lunch – Pizza Hut
Nov 14 – Hot Lunch – Subway
Nov 19 – Hot Lunch – Pizza Hut
Nov 21 – Hot Lunch – Edo Sushi
Nov 22 – Pro D Day – NO SCHOOL
Nov 26 – Hot Lunch – Pizza Hut
Nov 28 – Hot Lunch – Jiro
Nov 29 – Care Day – noon dismissal