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Toronto Catholic District School Board

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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), 

It was a busy beginning to the new year, but we managed to make it through the first month of 2018.   
A lot of great activities either began over this past month, or continued from the previous month.  Ballroom Dancing for our Grade 6’s began, while practices and Tournaments for our Indoor Soccer and Basketball teams continued throughout the month.  OLSAT (Gifted) letters went home to our Grade 4 families, providing them with information regarding this future test for them, while our new Coding Program began for the students that have been registered by their parents.  Kindergarten Registration began for some new families to our community, with MeToWe initiatives continuing throughout the month as well.  Excursions, presentations and workshops filled out the rest of the month, making it a very busy month for our students here at St. Clement. 
A First Communion Parent Meeting occurred on January 15th, with the Enrolment Ceremony for First Communion students occurring at the Church on January 21st.  This is a very special time for our First Communion children, as they are preparing to receive this very important Initiation Sacrament.  Thank you to Monsignor Zimmer and Sister Christina, as well as our Grade 2 Teachers for all of the guidance and support they have provided the families throughout this beautiful journey. 
Report Cards for First Term are going home on Monday, February 12th, with Parent/Teacher Interviews set for the evenings of Tuesday, February 13th and Thursday, February 15th (5:00 to 7:30 PM for both nights).  This term we will be using an On-Line Program for Parents to schedule their Teacher Interviews. 
Our Staff continues to focus on effective Math strategies for their students, while also building the Growth Mindset that ‘Mistakes are Valuable’ with their students’ overall learning in Math (just like with all learning).  We have also reflected on how the definition of “homework” needs to be altered, making it more of a helpful tool for students and their learning.  I have attached 2 links below that I trust will be helpful to Parents reinforcing the “Mistakes are Valuable” notion with their child at home. 
                         
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLPFaOvhlKw 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC82Il2cjqAS

Sincerely, S. Peters Principal ​