Prayer for May

May 2014 Newsletter
Prayer for May
Hail Mary
Pauline Vanier
Catholic School
56 Oaklea Blvd,
Brampton, Ontario, L6Y
Fax: 905-455-3406
I. Maas
L. Papaloni
A. daSilva
Head Secretary:
T. Winckler
St. Jerome’s Parish
8530 Chinguacousy Rd.
Fax: 905-450-6326
Pastor: Fr. Jan
School Council Chair
K. LaNave
Hail Mary full of grace
The Lord is with Thee
Blessed art thou among woman,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death.
Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 11, 2014
There are so many mothers to honour—
grandmothers, godmothers, guardian mothers, adoptive mothers, stepmothers, foster
mothers and friends’ mothers. There’s
Mary Mother of Jesus. Jesus made her the
mother of all baptized people. And, of
course, there’s Mother Earth. This title for
our planet is one way of saying that God
has made the Earth a holy home for all living things. In different ways, any one or
more of these mothers has earned our love.
To all mothers in our school community,
from all of us at Pauline Vanier Catholic
School, ‘Happy Mother’s Day’
We invite all members of our community,
to participate in our Catholic Education
Week activities and celebrations. Please
refer to the flyer that went home last week
and the insert in this newsletter.
First Eucharist Celebration
Our Grade two students, with the guidance
of their teachers, have been busily preparing for their First Eucharist celebration.
Their Eucharist celebration will be celebrated at St. Jerome’s Parish on Saturday, May
24, 2014 at 5:00 pm.
Confirmation Celebration
Our Grade eight students’ Sacrament celebration will be celebrated at St. Jerome’s
Parish on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
Easter Mass
Easter Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday,
May 20, 2014 at 9:30 am in the gym. All are
welcome to attend.
Catholic Education Week
May 4th—May 9th
This year’s theme is:
Serving in the Love of Christ
Five sub-themes, one for each of the five
Fond Farewell
days of Catholic Education Week 2014, help
students to understand the rich meaning of
We say good bye and thank you to
this year’s theme:
Madame McDonough who has completed a
Day 1-Serve with Faithfulness
French as a Second Language Long Term
Day 2-Serve with Humility
Occasional Contract at our school. Please
Day 3-Serve with Compassion
join me in welcoming back Madame
Day 4-Serve with Justice
Wietczak to Pauline Vanier School.
Day 5– Serve with Joy
Learning and Growing Together with God
COPS for Cancer
Pauline Vanier students and staff participating in the Cops
for Cancer fundraiser. We are pleased to announce that a
total of $333.40 was raised. Thank you for donating to this
worthy cause.
Make Sure Your School Support
Designation is English Separate
Summer Literacy Camp
Summer Literacy Camps for students in SK to Grade 6 are
being offered by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School
Board from Monday, July 7th to Friday, July 25th. The
program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday to Friday for 3 weeks. There is a cost for the program. There
are 13 locations to choose from. For more information
please speak to your child’s teacher. Applications are due
to Pauline Vanier School by June 6th, 2014.
It’s a powerful message in support of Catholic education
Grade 7 and 8 Summer School
On October 27, you will cast your vote for Catholic school
trustee in the Municipal elections. Make your vote count,
by ensuring you are registered as an English Separate
school supporter.
When you designate yourself as an English Separate school
supporter, you help foster a strong political voice, through
your elected representative (Trustee), in ensuring your
rights to a Catholic education for the young people in our
To verify that you are registered as an English Separate
school supporter:
Check the assessment section of your Tax Bill or
Property Assessment Notice
Check your Voter Information Card received by
mail during the month of May
Summer School for students in Grades 7 and 8 is being
offered by the Department of Continuing Education from
Wednesday, July 2nd to Friday, July 18th at Our Lady of
Fatima School in Brampton.
The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday and attendance for students enrolled is
compulsory. Transportation is provided at home school
pick up point. The program is free of charge and is intended for students who are achieving at Levels 1 and 2 in Language and Mathematics. Students must be recommended
by the Principal to be eligible to attend. Please speak to
your child’s teacher for more information. Applications are
due May 30th, 2014.
We can help you register or change your direction of school
support. Contact the Admissions Department at 905-8900708 ext. 24512.
For more information, visit
Over exposure to the sun can cause skin damage. We remind students regularly to take precautions to protect their
skin during recess times. The following are some suggestions to help protect skin:
Safety Awareness-Protecting the Skin
Wear protective clothing to cover the skin
Wear a hat to protect both the eyes and the skin
When possible, stay out of direct sunlight
Know your skin type, for example fair skinned people
Pauline Vanier students in Grades 3 and 6 will be assessed
in Reading, Writing and Math for a period of 5-6 days.
are more sensitive to ultraviolet radiation
 Wear sun block; the higher the protection factor numGrade 3 students will be writing on Tuesday, May 27th,
ber, the greater the protection
Thursday, May 29th, Friday, May 30th, Tuesday, June 3rd
and Thursday, June 5th, 2014. Grade 6 students will be
Parents are encouraged to reinforce these strategies with
their children regularly.
writing on Monday, May 26th, Tuesday, May 27th,
Wednesday, May 28th, Friday, May 30th , Monday, June
2nd, and Wednesday, June 4th, 2014. Kindly avoid booking dental, doctor and other appointments during this periKiss and Ride
od. If you should have a child in either grade 3 or 6 you
We would like to thank those who have been properly uswould have received specific communication and information regarding the Provincial Assessment.
ing the Pauline Vanier “Kiss and Ride Program”. Due to
your adherence to the rules and procedures it runs
smoothly and safely both before and after school for all
our students. If you are new to using the Kiss and Ride
EQAO Primary and Junior Assessments
program these are the procedures everyone needs to follow
to keep it safe and effective.
1. Students are expected to exit the vehicle when the vehicle reaches the front of the Kiss & Ride line where a staff
member is on duty.
2. In order to ensure the safety of your children, please
only let your children get out on the right hand side of the
vehicle. Please never allow them to exit on the left side of
the vehicle, as it is the designated drive thru lane.
3. Never drive or park in the bus lane at the front of the
school. This is reserved for busses.
4. During Dismissal, Kiss & Ride students will be waiting
near the Kindergarten fence and will be escorted by staff to
the car at the front of the line.
5. If you need to walk your child to school or you need to
stop at the office, please park in the parking lot or on the
street if it is allowed. DO NOT PARK in the “Kiss and
Ride” lane or the PLASP Daycare parking lot.
We appreciate your co-operation in following these procedures. Your child(ren)’s safety is our main concern.
School Dress Code Reminders
We expect that warmer weather will soon be here, making
classrooms somewhat warm and bringing about more casual dress. With this in mind, we will be discussing with
students, what is generally considered to be suitable clothing for school. Clothing should be comfortable, tasteful
and appropriate for a school environment. Please refer to
the Dress Code Section of the Student’s Agenda.
Shorts are permitted, as long as they are neither too tight
nor too short. Tank tops, tube tops, halter-tops, muscle
shirts or anything that exposes midriffs are not suitable for
any student from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Slogans on
shirts will also be carefully monitored. The intent of our
school dress code policy is to continue to provide a modest,
yet comfortable work atmosphere for our students during
the school day. We look forward to your continued support as concerned parents.
May Virtue of the Month is Acceptance
During the month of May, we celebrate the virtue of
ACCEPTANCE. One of the great wonders of the world
we live in is that no two people are exactly alike. We may
share biological families or national or cultural and ethnic
identity but we are all unique and distinct creations. God
breaks the mold every time! And that is a fantastic fact of
It can also be a challenging fact of life if it makes us afraid.
Sometimes differences are scary-especially if we haven’t
learned about or don’t understand how people are different.
The virtue of acceptance describes our ability to look at the
attitudes and actions of those around us and then just stop
and consider without judging them. The virtue of acceptance means that we look beyond what we see— a person’s skin colour, ethnic background, religion, gender, age,
sexual orientation, and see a person created and loved by
An ACCEPTING person:
 Is friendly and open to all God’s peoples regardless of
age, beliefs, gender, culture or ability
 Sees the positive traits in all people even if he/she disagrees with them
 Avoids judging or stereotyping others
 Understands that there may be more than one way to
do things
 Sticks up for the ‘underdog’
Bullying Prevention Corner– Bullying is NOT a Normal
Part of Growing Up
In May students will hear over the announcements why
people use bullying behaviours. We need to dispel the
myth that bullying is just a normal part of growing up and
understand why it happens. Bullying is a relationship
problem-it is about a sense of entitlement, power, and control. Using bullying behaviours is not something we outgrow but rather adopt as a way of interacting with others
throughout our lifespan. Childhood bullying may evolve
into dating violence, gang activity, assault, sexual harassClean Clothing Reminder
ment, workplace harassment, marital violence, child abuse
and elder abuse (Peplar). Research demonstrates that by
At times, our play area behind the school can become quite age 24, 60% of identified bullies have criminal records
muddy. We ask that students keep an extra pair of pants
and socks in their backpacks or at school.
Learning how to effectively deal with feelings of anger and
finding positive ways to feel powerful are proactive steps
to changing or preventing the use of bullying behaviours.
Ultimately it is a question of the worth or value we assign
to all people. We don’t tend to bully those we consider
worthy. In turn, when someone is bullying others we must
remember to value that person while helping them deal
with their bullying behaviours. Students will be reminded
to identify the behaviour as bullying but not to label the
person as a bully.
Tips for parents:
 learn to recognize warning signs that your child may
be involved in bullying others
 role model appropriate anger management strategies
and effective apologies for and with your children
don’t label children; deal with problem behaviours
while maintaining a child’s sense of worth
Wednesday, May 7
Thursday, May 8
Friday, May 9
Sunday, May 11
Tuesday, May 13
Are you Moving?
Thursday, May 15
Monday, May 19
School organization for next year is in the planning stages. Tuesday, May 20
Timelines for making decisions about the number of classes
and teacher assignments will be tentatively determined by Wednesday, May 21
the end of June. To help us with our planning for September 2014, it would be appreciated if you could let us know
now if you will be moving out of our school area over the Thursday, May 22
Friday, May 23
National Denim Day
Saturday, May 24
Tuesday May 13th is National Denim Day. Pauline Vanier
would like to support the CURE Foundation to help fight
breast cancer again this year. In order to help support this
cause, staff and students are asked to wear jeans on this
day and make a small donation. On Tuesday May 13th, a
collection box will be going around to your child’s class to
collect donations. In receipt of a donation, your child will
get a pink ribbon to be worn as a symbol of their support.
Together we can help this fight!
Catholic School Council
Monday, May 26
Tuesday, May 27
Wednesday, May 28
Thursday, May 29
Friday, May 30
Monday, June 2
Tuesday, June 3
The next Catholic School Council Meeting will be held on
Monday, May 5th at 6:45 p.m. in the library’s computer lab Wednesday, June 4
on the second floor. As always, ALL parents are welcome Thursday, June 5
to attend the meeting.
Friday, June 6
Dates to Remember
Monday, May 5
Tuesday, May 6
-Catholic Ed. Week Food Drive begins
-Grade 7 and 8 Ottawa Trip departs
-Grade 2 Communion Retreat at St.
Jerome’s Parish
-Grade 4 Library Trip to South
Fletchers Library
-CSC meeting at 6:45 pm in the
Library/Computer Lab
-Lost and Found on display this week
-Pizza Day
-Sidewalk Chalk Day
-Grade 7 and 8 Trip Ottawa Day 1
Monday , June 9
-Catholic Education Week Liturgy at
12:50 pm in the gym
-Open House and Reception for
-Catholic Ed.. Week 2:00–2:30 pm
-Grade 7 and 8 students arrive home
-The Crowning of Mary Grades JK– 3
at 9:00 am, Grade 4-8 12:50 pm
-Duffelbag Theater Gr. JK-8 9:30 am
-Rooftop Photo at 2:30 pm
-Family Fun and Movie Night at
5:30 pm in the gym
-Mother’s Day
-Pizza Lunch
-National Denim Day for the Cure
-Boxed Lunch
-Victoria Day (no school)
-Easter Mass 9:30 in the gym
-Pizza Lunch
-Grade 6 Scientists in the School
-Welcome to Kindergarten Night 6:30
for JK students starting Sept. 2014
-Talent Show 6:30 pm
- AM and PM Kindergarten Classes to
Downey’s Farm in the morning
-First Communion at St. Jerome’s
Parish at 5:00 pm
-EQAO Assessments Grade 6 8:40 am
-EQAO Assessments Grade 6 8:40 am
-EQAO Assessments Grade 3 12:40 pm
-Pizza Lunch
-EQAO Assessments Grade 6 8:40 am
-EQAO Assessments Grade 3 8:40 am
Grade 4 Trip to Medieval Times
-EQAO Assessments Grade 3 8:40 am
-EQAO Assessments Grade 6 12:40 pm
-Gr. 7/8 Summer School applications due
-EQAO Assessments Grade 6 8:40 am
-CSC meeting at 6:45 pm
-EQAO Assessments Grade 3 8:40 am
-EQAO Assessments Grade 3 12:40 pm
-EQAO Assessments Grade 6 8:40 am
-EQAO Assessments Grade 3 8:40 am
-Lunch Moms
- Gr. 8 Confirmation Practice at St.
Jerome’s Parish
-Grade SK-6 Summer Literacy Camp
applications due
-Reporting and Evaluation Day (no
school for students)
Catholic Education Week Flyer
CSC Family Fun and Movie Night Flyer
Public Budget and Consultation Opportunities Invitation
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