Spotlight – October 23, 2018

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October 23, 2018

Board Approves Policies

During the October Board Meeting, trustees approved four policies.

Electronic Communications Systems (Employees) Policy (201.12), Student Parenting Policy (302.5), Playground Equipment Policy (702.1) and Continuing Education Policy (400.1) are available online for the public to review.

Shining the Spotlight on St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School

At each month’s Board Meeting, one school is invited to present to trustees about why they are such an integral part of the community it serves.

At the October 23 meeting, the spotlight was on St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School, and principal Chris Kerho brought with him a video presentation which included students sharing what they love about St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School.

The video opens with a student in the school’s outdoor classroom, one of many projects the school has undertaken which has earned St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School a Platinum Certification with Ontario EcoSchools. She also spoke about the other initiatives, which also includes a Sweater Day every February, a fundraiser each spring through which students grow and then sell Calla Lilies and the school’s massive vegetable garden, which is used to make the salad and sauce for the very popular pasta lunches.

The video also showcased a number of students talking about why they love St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School and how it has helped them develop and grow. Their answers included faith, the number of activities and academics available to students, the new friendships they have developed, and things such as being encouraged to set goals, challenge themselves to learn new skills and to be resilient.

It concluded with a song by students about St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School. You can view the video here.

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