Pope John Paul II is a nut free environment where we encourage healthy food choices. Rather than one extended lunch break, we are proud to offer a balanced day, with 2 shorter nutrition / activity breaks. Please check out the links below for some ideas on how to encourage healthy eating with your children.

Healthy Baked Goods Recipes

Packing Healthy School Lunches and Snacks FAQ

Healthy Lunch Ideas for the New School Year

 

Should your child need to have any type of medication administered during the school day, please fill out and return the form below.

Administration of Medication

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SUGGESTED EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL RESOURCES

Below you will find a list of educational resources that you can refer to anytime over the summer to keep the learning going so your child comes back in September ready to tackle their new grade level expectations with confidence.

 There are internet links and suggested free apps for apple devices.

General:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.linktolearning.com/  – you can select the grade or subject and review many links.

 

Britannica School

www.school.eb.com

 

Username: Cathont

Password: Cath6782

 

Similar to the old Encyclopedia Britannica, this online version offers detailed information and pictures about many topics. Could be beneficial in subjects like Social Studies and Science. Articles can also be translated into French.
Science Kids

 

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz

 

 

Science website that offers a variety of interactive games, fact pages, quizzes, lessons, etc for elementary level Science. Based on New Zealand curriculum but a lot of topics overlap with Ontario Curriculum.  Links available here for Math and English too.
TVO Kids

 

www.tvokids.com

 

Two websites available: ages 2-5 or 6 – 11.

Under the tab “Homework Zone” you can find a variety of videos and interactive games for Science, Language and Math.

 

 

Reading/ Literacy :

practice phonics & word work at    —   www.starfall.com

Bookflix  —  This website pairs fiction and non-fiction books on similar topics. Site reads aloud to students and highlights words as it reads.

http://www.scholastic.ca/education/bookflix_ontario/

Username: Cathont;  Password: Cath6782

Storyline Online (famous people read stories)   – http://www.storylineonline.net/

ABC Ya  – a variety of Math and Language educational games for grades K – 5. Games and activities include: alphabetical order, upper-case and lower-case letters, counting numbers, numerical order, shapes, addition, e-storybooks and holiday games.    www.abcya.com

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?R=EDB0128

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

 

 Math:

http://www.mathplayground.com/

Scroll down to try a variety of skills: place value:  www.aaamath.com

http://www.mathsisfun.com/money/money-master.html

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http://www.math-play.com/decimal-math-games.html

http://gregtangmath.com/ – scroll down to books, games,

www.multiplication.com

 

Keyboarding Skills

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

 

Art

Artisan Cam:  www.artisancam.org.uk Art website that offers many interactive online art activities.

 

Free Apps for Apple Devices

 

App Description
Educreations Interactive whiteboard that allows student to demonstrate learning and use voice recording to explain. Students can also upload pictures/content from camera roll or the web and label, etc.
Tellagami Allows students to create a 30 second animated video.

 

Story Creator Easy story book maker that allows students to import pictures from Camera Roll and add text and audio recording on each page. Supports text highlights which supports early readers. No limit on number of stories allowed in free app.

Possible uses: creative writing, retelling or summarizing (in any content area)

Pic Collage Students can import a variety of photos from Camera Roll and the web to design a collage. Each photo can be labelled individually.
iMovie Students can create a movie or trailer and customize by choosing from a variety of themes, transitions and music to create their very own productions.

 

Pages Word processor that allows students to create reports, brochures, posters, etc by choosing from over 60 templates. Also allows for creation of 3D interactive bar, line and pie graphs.

 

Sock Puppets Kids can create their own puppet shows by choosing from a variety of puppets and background. Students record their own voice and puppets will lip sync automatically.
Todo Math

(K – 2)

8 fun and engaging games to reinforce math skills like counting, addition, subtraction and early equations.
Math Trek K – 3 Lite (K – 3) A few games available here to reinforce data management, geometry and measurement for the Primary grades.
Sight Words: Kids Learn

(K – 1)

Offers practice writing sight words. Students can hear the words and record themselves reading them. Also uses the words in a culminating activity.