Sunday, 10 May 2020

Grade 1/2J Catholic Education Week 2020


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Catholic Education Week 2020 Video

Thanks to all participants during Catholic Education Week 2020.  Many, many Stingrays Ignited Hope for the future through our theme of "I Am Human".  We published many student works throughout the week and now we are proud to present a video compilation of so, so many wonderful pieces!  Enjoy!



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Monday, 27 April 2020

Catholic Education Week May 3-8


This year's Catholic Education Week theme is Igniting Hope.  A very fitting theme given the current circumstances.  Teachers will be engaging students in a variety of ways.  As a school we will focus on the theme of "A Future Full of Hope" by creating a school "book" around the theme I Am Human. Each student/family is encouraged to create and contribute a page for the book. More details will be coming soon from your child's teacher. Please know that this would be a good family activity and would encourage families to submit something collectively

 

We are reminded that God lives in their hearts during difficult times and during happy times. We are called to bring joy, kindness and hope to others.


"If you can help someone, what do you do?  Why?"



Please join us (virtually) for Mass.


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Friday, 24 April 2020

Lifetouch School Pictures

An Important message from our friends at Lifetouch (picture people:)


Dear Families,

If you would like to place an order for the Lifetouch school pictures that were taken earlier this year, go to mylifetouch.ca. Free shipping to your homes will be available until May 31, 2020, when you order on mylifetouch.ca with promo code SMILES. Locate your access credentials on your proof sheet if you have it or call 1-866-457-8212 and Lifetouch will help locate your credentials.

Thank you.  


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Monday, 20 April 2020

September 2020 Parent Input


Dear Parents/Guardians:


It is that time of the year when we start planning for our September school organization. It is important that we have an accurate count of the numbers of students for planning purposes.


When placing students, multiple factors go into the decision as to class placement.  Factors include: work habits, independence, academics, personality factors, students working better together – some students may need to be separated, sibling rivalry, support for special needs, a balance of male/female students, teachers teaching students for a second year, and physical size are also considered.    


Sometimes there may be factors involving parental concern of which we are unaware. If you have any concerns regarding your child for September 2020, please indicate so in an email to brian_marenchin@wecdsb.on.ca We will give consideration to these in our planning.  Any concerns expressed MUST be done at this time and be SPECIFIC to your child.  This is NOT a selection process for teachers or an opportunity for students to choose their classmates.


In planning for September 2020, we are asking that if you will NOT be returning to Stella Maris Catholic School in September to please notify us by Friday, May 1.


If you are aware of anyone planning to register at Stella Maris School for September 2020, please direct them to do so as soon as possible.  


Combined classes continue to be common in elementary schools, especially smaller ones.  It is the responsibility of the principal and staff to organize the classes in their school in the best possible arrangement for the benefit of the entire school. Contrary to popular opinion, placement of students in combined classes is not done by academic clustering. In fact, experience indicates that heterogeneous or mixed ability groupings are more beneficial to ALL students, significantly enhancing the learning process. 

  

Class placements will not be made known until the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, in September. Numbers will fluctuate with new students enrolling and other students leaving. Class changes may be made right up to the first day of school and at times throughout the first month of school.  


Please return your input by Friday, May 1 to the following email:


brian_marenchin@wecdsb.on.ca


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Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Faith Resources for Home


Hello,

Below are some websites for families to celebrate the Triduum at home celebrating this most holy time in our faith. 

For local mass times and celebrations in the Windsor-Essex area, check the diocesan website - dol.ca

God Bless,


https://relevantradio.com/holy-week/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WgCh3VeVDI

https://dol.ca/outreach#live

https://watch.formed.org/holy-week-triduum

www.stmichaelscathedral.com

https://stations.wordonfire.org/stations-of-the-cross

https://www.wccm.org/content/contemplative-path-through-crisis


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Holy Week & Easter Wishes

Even though we must be apart during this very Holy time, the Staff wanted to reach out to the Stella Maris community to say 'hi' and bring Easter Greetings.

Stay safe everyone!
Happy Easter




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