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Nutrition For Learning Pop-Up Snack Truck

Just a reminder that Friday is almost here, which means the Snack truck will be back at St. John’s and other schools in the area. Stop by the school for some free healthy snacks. Here is the schedule for this Friday, June 12th:

West Heights Public School 10 am
St. Dominic Savio 10 10:30 am
St. John’s Catholic School 11:00 am
King Edward Public School 11:30 am

Collection of items and report Cards from School

covid collection days

June 8, 2020

Dear Parents,

We all hope you are doing well and staying healthy at home. Thank you for your ongoing patience and flexibility with the home learning that the students are participating in.  One of the important things on parents and students’ minds is, when can we pick up our things at school and when/how will we get our report cards. We will be open for this exact purpose on June 22nd to 24th.  Teachers are reaching out and you are invited to come in during your scheduled times. If you have multiple children in the school, you are welcome to bring your older students when you are scheduled with your youngest child, they can all pick up their items at the same time.  The schedule for the week is as follows:

June 22  June 23 June 24  June 25
9:00-12:00 FDK A, B & C & 7A/B 1A, 1B, 1C & 1 / 2 3A, 3B & 3/ 4

8A & 8B

Final Pick Up & 

Pack Up

12:00-3:00 FDK D, E & F & 


2A, 2B, 2C & 2 / 3 4A, 4B, 4/ 5, 5A/B Virtual Assembly


During the visits to the school we will have many safety protocols in place; please follow these so that we are able to keep your family, the staff and all community members safe.

  • All individuals must complete the self-assessment tool prior to arrival, please go to:  to complete the self-assessment

  • Hand Sanitizer will be available when you enter the building, everyone must apply it when entering
  • Individuals may choose to bring and wear a facemask.
  • It is required that there be no more than 7 families in the building at a time
  • Families, teachers and support staff must socially and physically distant at all times.
  • Only one parent allowed in with student – parent attendance is not mandatory especially for older kids,
  • Students must stay with and close parents at all time.
  • Student & families are asked to come at the time assigned by their teacher, families will line up outside to wait their turn – we will have a corral set up; staff will direct you and track the maximum number of families permitted at one time (7 families). Please move quickly so other families can come in.
  • This is not a time for play, socializing, reporting to parents or discussing student achievement
  • All families will enter through the main entrance / the side door that faces the church
  • Families will exit thought door beside the library or the door by the gym, all families will exit to the blacktop
  • No washrooms will be open or available for students/parents
  • Staff will be in classrooms to assist you
  • Families will go to the classrooms to collect belongings, including report card and then leave
  • Lost and Found Materials will be outside on the blacktop
  • Students are encouraged to bring their backpacks; we will also have small black garbage bags if needed
  • Please follow posted signs for direction/flow around the school
  • There will be a designated spot outside each classroom for drop off of materials such as textbooks, uniforms and library books
  • Chromebooks to be returned to the Library – only for Grade 8 and those moving from our Board
  • Chromebooks for all other students including those moving to OLOL and HR are not being collected at this time

Thank you for your help and cooperation as we work though this process and begin the summer holiday.

Paul Gladding


Week 5 Tools For Life

Week 5 Tools For Life- Calming Down

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

This week, your child learned strategies to calm down when they are upset. Demonstrating self control is a very important life skill that all children will need to be successful. We have been encouraging your child to share their feelings, but they need to know appropriate strategies to do this.

Please take this opportunity to discuss what your child learned using the following questions. We are sure that you will be impressed with the many strategies they have learned. Encourage them to use these strategies at home as well as school.

  1. What causes you to get upset and need to calm down?
  2. What are some ways that you like to calm down?
  3. Share with your child, times that you get upset and need to calm down.
  4. Share with your child, ways that you calm down.


Mr. Shanahan & Ms. Murphy


Additional Resources/Links for stories on this topic

I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer – Little Critter – Read Aloud Books for Children – Storytime         

Sometimes I Get Mad (The Anger Song) Boog ‘n Shoog       

Why Do We Get Mad?      

Kids Mindfulness: Calm Compilation

Letter from the Minister of Education and Pop-Up Snack truck info

Good morning everyone,

Please click on the following link to read a letter from the Minister of Education regarding the rest fo the school year. We will continue to keep you updated as information is provided to us.

Letter to Parents May 19 Announcement May

Also the Pop-up Snack truck will be in our area again this Friday at the following times and locations:

St. Dominic Savio 10 am
AR Kaufman School 10:30 am
St. John’s Catholic School 11 am
King Edward Public School 11:30 am

Have a great day


Nutrition 4 Learning Snack truck this morning

Good morning,

Its Friday!! Just a reminder of our great weekly visitor from Nutrition for Learning.

Stop by the school this morning at 11am for free healthy snacks form the Nutrition 4 Learning pop up snack truck!!


Week 4 Tools for Life

Week 4 Tools for Life- Body Clues

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

This week your child learned about body clues for feelings. A person’s body language sends very clear messages as to how they are feeling. It is important that children learn how to read and understand body clues in themselves and other people. If a child can recognize body clues in themselves, they can start to learn strategies to maintain self control and make good choices. If they can learn to recognize other people’s body clues, it will help them to make choices to change something they are doing to someone who is upset, or to avoid someone who may need some time alone. It will also assist them in developing empathy for others, which will make them better friends

Please take this opportunity to discuss what your child learned using the following questions. We are sure that you will be amazed with what they are learning and how much they know.

  1. When you are excited, where do you feel it in your body?
  2. Ask your child to share how they recognize when you are frustrated?
  3. Share with your child a body clue you get when you are sad.
  4. How do you know when you are feeling angry?


Mr. Shanahan & Ms. Murphy

Additional Resources:

How To Lose All Your Freinds – By Nancy Carlson – A Childrens book about friendship – ESL        
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard | English Children’s Books | Bedtime Stories | Picture Books for Kids  
The Kissing Hand – 178            SCAREDY SQUIRREL MAKES A FRIEND Read Aloud Book for Kids           
Negative Body Language: Examples & Signs – Video & Lesson Transcript

Boundary Information, JK Registration Reminder, Snack Truck times and Tools for Life

Boundary Review Communication – On Friday and today we send communication via email and some standard mail, to families that are directly affected by the St. John’s Boundary Review. To those of you that have ‘Grandparent” status, you have been asked to respond with your intentions for next year, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you.

JK registration reminder – any families that have a child entering Junior Kindergarten in September are asked to complete their registrations so we can finalize our class organizations. Registration is online via the WCDSB website at this link:

Any inquiries about registration can be sent by email to Mrs. Lisa Miller:

Nutrition For Learning POP-Up Snack Truck – Stop by for some FREE Healthy Snacks!! – The Nutrition4Learning Pop-up Snack truck will be in our area on Friday May 8th at the following locations and times:

St. Dominic Savio 10 am
AR Kaufman School 10:30 am
St. John’s Catholic School 11 am
King Edward Public School 11:30 am


Week 3 Tools for Life – Put Ups

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

This week, your child learned about positive ways to speak to each other. The messages we send to others need to have a positive tone. We call these messages “Put Ups”. Put Ups are things we do or say to make others feel good. Please take this opportunity to discuss what your child learned through the following questions. We are sure that you will be impressed with how much information your child can share.

  1. What is a Put Up?
  2. What is a Put Down?
  3. Why is it important to give Put Ups?
  4. What are some things you could do or say that would be a put up?
  5. Show me how you can relax your muscles.

We hope that you will encourage your child to use the “Put Up” language at home, as well as at school.


Mr. Shanahan & Ms. Murphy



Catholic Education Week + video

Good afternoon everyone,

This is Catholic Education Week 2020 – Please join us in celebrating the gift of Catholic Education. We are in a very different time where we are receiving that education in a unique way. The staff misses the students very much and is working hard to make connection and provide the best at-home possible. Please click on the link for our Catholic Education Week staff message.



Nutrition for Learning Food Truck

The Nutrition for Learning Pop-Up Foodtruck will be in the area on Friday May 1st; at the following locations and times:

St. Dominic Savio Catholic School 10 am
AR Kaufman School 10:30 am
St. John’s Catholic School 11 am
King Edward Public School 11:30 am

Stop by the truck to pick up some FREE healthy snacks!