Good Afternoon BEARS families and friends;

Reminders/Announcements…..
1.  As we begin the season of Thanksgiving, we are reminded of all the blessings God has given to us.  We are also reminded of the many that struggle to provide for their families.  Please consider giving generously to support our neighbours who are in need.  Here are some items that are in need:  pasta, macaroni and cheese, cereal, cans of tuna, chicken, pasta sauce, canned stew, canned pastas, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned soup, etc.
2. As many of you have heard, there is a possibility of a CUPE strike starting tomorrow, October 7th.  Please make sure to stay tuned to the latest information regarding the strike via the WCDSB’s Board Website at the following address: https://t.co/WAphjFPohy
3. Umbrella Theme for October: Empathy.  Please see the attached article on how to help your child(ren) develop empathy: https://www.parentingscience.com/teaching-empathy-tips.html }
4. At the last minute, more donations came in for our Terry Fox Walk/Run.  I am happy to announce some of our staff members will be receiving pie in the face!.  Yes we reached our goal of $700.00  Thank you for your support.
5.  Next week we will be celebrating our Thanksgiving Mass at St. Joseph.  Your son/daughter should have received the permission form.  Please return it to school: October 16th Bussing Thanksgiving Mass          October 16th Walking Thanksgiving Mass
6.  Attachments for you to review…. FamilyLanguageandLearningTemplate Fall 2019       Welcome_to_Kindergarten_Infographic_FINAL_ACCESS
7.  We are hoping to run a Mad Science Program for our students in Grades 1 to 6 over lunch hour.  Information was sent home about it.

Have a great week!