Panther Community Connect


Welcome to the Panther Community Connect

A place where monthly newsletters are shared and we get to celebrate our Panther Community!

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Prayer

Christmas Thoughts Anonymous

"It’s sharing your gifts, not purchasing gifts;

It’s not wrapping presents, its being present and wrapping your arms around the ones you love;

It’s not getting Christmas cards out on time, it’s sending any card, anytime, at the right time;

It’s not having the biggest and best Christmas light display,

It’s displaying the Christ light that comes from your heart;

It’s not Santa coming down the chimney,

It’s Jesus coming down from heaven, and giving us the gift of eternal life."

Amen

St Peter Pray for Us.

A Message from our Administration Team

Mr. Shoreman - Principal

Ms. Cinnamon - Vice Principal

Ms. Lafrance - Vice Principal

Greetings Panther Families,

We can hardly believe it is mid December already. Looking back over the last 4 months we have a lot to celebrate as a Panther Community. Our school opening went extremely smoothly, our transition from Virtual Learning to the Hybrid model was also successful. So many changes and challenges along the way which our students and staff embraced with positivity and determination to succeed. We want to express how proud we are of our students for continuing to persevere, for abiding by our school COVID protocols to keep each other safe and for filling our school with your energy and enthusiasm. Please take some time over the Christmas break to close your books, shut off your laptops and just have some time to relax.

Christmas is fast approaching and we hope that you will take this opportunity to rest, recharge your batteries and spend some quality time enjoying your families this holiday season. We reflect on what a year 2020 was, we look for the positives that came out of it, and we rejoice in the possibilities of 2021. May God keep you and your loved one's safe over this holiday season,

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr. Shoreman, Ms. Cinnamon and Ms. Lafrance

SELF ASSESSMENT

We ask that all students complete the self assessment before entering the school each and every morning. This is a crucial component to keeping the schools safe for student learning.

WEARING MASKS PROPERLY

We are asking parents to continue conversations with their children about wearing their masks outside of the school when socially gathering with their friends as well as encouraging them to wear their masks appropriately at all times. We are continuing to re enforce wearing their masks over their noses at all times. If they do not have a mask that fits properly please encourage them to ask their teacher for one of the masks that we were given from the government.

Thanks for your help in this important safety related matter.

Potential Graduates / Parents / Guardians of the Class of 2021

Graduation photos symbolize an important milestone, both for the parents and their child. This year we wish to inform you that Edge Imaging, the approved vendor from our Board, will be taking photos of our potential graduates at a location in North Barrie.

In order to participate in this opportunity to have a Graduation Photo taken we have opened up the purchase of the Graduation Gown package much earlier than usual. The package includes the gown, cap, tassel and stole. All graduates who sit for a graduation photo are provided a Graduation Composite at Graduation. In order to be a part of the composite, all graduates are required to wear the cap and gown and stole purchased for the photo. This provides a harmonious composite. Please note the photographer will take photos with and without the cap.

The cost of the graduation package (gown, cap, tassel, and stole) is $20.00

It is our goal that all graduates purchase their gown by the end of Quad 2 (January 28). This will allow us to set up dates and times with Edge Imaging. Once we have dates and times to take photos we will be providing those details to you.

Please note that in addition to the purchase of the graduation package, the Graduation Sitting fee is: $35. This fee includes the 11x14 composite and hard cover portfolio.


SCHOOL SPIRITWEAR DELIVERY DELAY

We regret to inform you that we have bad news regarding our upcoming school spiritwear delivery for next week. We were just informed by our company, School Spiritwear, that they are having issues with delivery of items from their suppliers. This is something they have never experienced before and are disheartened they are unable to produce us our items.

We know many of you had purchased spirit wear as Christmas gifts and apologize for this. If you wish to cancel your order please contact the supplier directly.


Custom Clothing 4U • School Spirit Wear 4U

Custom Screen Printed Apparel • Embroidery • Graphic Design

Address: 380 High Street East, Strathroy ON, N7G 3W4

Phone: 519-457-7755

Fax: 519-245-5615

Toll Free Phone: 1-888-843-5245

Toll Free Fax: 1-888-843-8818


Just one more thing to add to the craziness of 2020!

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are hopeful for early January delivery however that will be only controlled at their end by their suppliers.



Panther Christmas Spirit

Thank you to all students for your efforts creating Christmas / Holiday Cards to send to patients at RVH as well as for your creativity making your Gingerbread people to bring some happiness to the halls and doors at St. Peter's!!


Support EatWell to Excel Across Simcoe County

November 20th is the third annual Eat Well to Excel Day in Simcoe County!

We need your help! COVID-19 has affected how Student Nutrition Programs are being offered in schools throughout Simcoe County. The grab and go requirements to keep the students safe means that it is harder and more expensive to source food items for the programs.

Here’s how you can support an Eat Well to Excel program in your area:

  • DONATE via www.eatwelltoexcel.ca - click on Donate now button (a printable tax receipts will be issued). Include the school’s name in the comment box if you want to support a specific school. If no school is identified, the funds will be used to support the purchase of equipment and food for schools with high needs.


SCHOOL DAY

School Day is a cashless and paperless system that our school uses for communicating important information. Parents/Guardians receive school announcements on upcoming events, information on field trips, approval of forms electronically, payment of any products and booking parent/teacher interview appointments.

Parents/Guardians must register for School Day using the Secure Key Code that will be provided by the school within the first two weeks of school.

It only takes a few minutes to log into a computer and the PARENT/GUARDIAN needs to create an account NOT the student. After the account is created, the student can be added with the Secure Key Code that will be provided. In a split family, both parents/guardians can create their own accounts and use the same Student Secure Key Code provided.

If you do not have a computer, please stop by the main office and we can assist you. This can also be done at a library, other family member’s homes etc.

If you have not provided us with an email address, please do so.

Lastly, please note that if your child is coming from any feeder school within our Board, they will automatically be rolled over if you have created this account at their previous school. For any other student coming from a non-feeder school this account will need to be set up.


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