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Weather forecast for Monday, May 6, 2019

Today – Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness near noon then 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon. High 22. UV index 8 or very high.

Tonight – Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Showers beginning near midnight. Risk of a thunderstorm this evening. Low 8.

St. Clair Catholic District School Board celebrating Education Week

The theme for Catholic Education Week 2019, which will be celebrated from May 5 to 10, is Living as Joyful Disciples.

The St. Clair Catholic District School Board will join with other Catholic school boards across the province to celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic education has made in our communities, the province and to Canada.

The 2019 CEW theme was inspired by three sources: Renewing The Promise, the Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education from the Bishops of Ontario; Gaudete et exsultate, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on the Call to Holiness; and Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, the October 2018 Synod of Bishops.

The theme and sub-themes are directed to our students, especially their growth in holiness and their formation as disciples of Christ.

There are five sub-themes:

Day 1: Rooted in Prayer

Day 2: Living in Community

Day 3: Doing Justice & Creating Hope

Day 4: Journeying Together in Faith

Day 5: Sharing the Good News

“Each year, Catholic Education Week offers an opportunity to reflect on the importance of Catholic education in our schools and in each of the communities we serve,” says Deb Crawford, Director of Education.

“Through the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations, our students become faith-filled responsible citizens and life-long learners, who give back to our communities in countless ways.”

Special activities are planned at each of our schools to mark Catholic Education Week.

Some activities celebrate our faith; some focus on learning excellence through literacy and numeracy events, technology and celebrations of the arts; and others demonstrate our commitment to service through acts of charity. Attached to this email, please find a list of just a few of the events that have been planned in some of our schools.

Please visit our Board website at www.st-clair.net

Community connections celebrated by LKDSB during Education Week, May 6-10

The Ministry of Education has declared the week of May 6 to May 10 as Education Week across Ontario.

This year, the Lambton Kent District School Board’s (LKDSB) theme is “LKDSB: Connecting Communities.”

The LKDSB and its staff strive to build positive relationships with students to support their learning, physical and mental health, and well being.

Throughout the week, schools will be hosting various activities that highlight the wonderful contributions of community members in supporting the success and well-being of every student.

“Each school community is unique and the LKDSB is committed to fostering connections in order to support students’ overall achievement and well being,” said Director Jim Costello. “We are proud of the support of our staff and parents/guardians, along with the relationships that are fostered between community partners and volunteers, to help provide the best possible learning experiences for our students.”

Community partnerships also allow for enriched learning opportunities.

On May 9, teachers and students in Grades 5-8 will be participating in the third annual Black Heritage Symposium at Lambton Kent Composite School in Dresden.

The symposium will allow educators and students to learn about the importance of black heritage and identity, as well as tour Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site.

The event is led by the LKDSB’s Equity and Inclusive Committee, with the support of Buxton National Historic Site & Museum and Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site. Media is invited to attend the symposium, beginning at 9 a.m.

The event features performances by the Flex We Talent Players from Guelph, Ont., who will perform My Place is Right Here, written by Aaron Haddad. The play highlights the efforts of Dresden native

Hugh Burnett, one of Canada’s first civil rights activists who was a key figure in the fight for anti-discrimination legislation in Ontario.

Additionally, LKDSB graduate, author and Guinness World Record-setting rapper Duane Gibson (D.O.) will be sharing his message about ways for youth to “Stay Driven.”

A complete list of Education Week activities held across the LKDSB may be found on the website at:
http://www.lkdsb.net/Board/Community/EducationWeek/Pages/default.aspx

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