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Weekly Update: June 24th

“Jesus became broken for us, and He asks us to give ourselves to others, no longer to live for ourselves, but for one another.”

Pope Francis

Thank you:

Thank you to our gr. 7 & 8 students for your leadership during Play Day, the day was a great success due to your commitment, care and school spirit!

Thank you to Madame Pietrantoni, Madame DiPronio, Mr. Largy & Mrs. Toole for organizing an amazing Play Day for our students!

Thank you to our gr.1 students in Mrs. Gillis and Mrs. Temple-Brown for leading our school mass on Friday!

Thank you to our amazing choir for sharing your talents and gifts at our Final School Mass!

Gentle Reminders:

 Talent Show This year’s talent show will take place on Wednesday June 26. We hope you can join us for the performances~ beginning @9:30am.

Gr. 8 Graduation is Monday, June 24th @7pm.. The ceremony will take place at St. Paul the Apostle Church, followed by a dance/social for the grade 8 students. Parents are requested to promptly pick up their child at 10:45pm ~thank you!

Report Cards will go home on Tuesday, June 25th. Please take some time to review with your child and celebrate their growth!

The last day of School is Friday, June 28th. We will be honouring our Gr. 8 Students with a clap out beginning at 1:50pm!  Please note this is an Early Release Day and dismissal will be at 2:00pm. Please ensure that you have made arrangements with your child regarding home time.

Medical Conditions – Parent/Guardian Packages

Given that the school year is drawing to a close, please assist us by addressing the following items:

  1. If we currently hold medication for your child, please note that it must be picked up by dismissal (2:00 p.m.) on Friday, June 28, 2019. We do not store medications over the summer.

Medication or any other medical apparatus (i.e. AeroChamber ®, EpiPen ®),
which is not picked up will be sent home with your child at dismissal.

 For safety reasons, please immediately inspect your child’s backpack for medications upon arrival at home.

 

  1. We are sending home health care forms for the 2019-2020 school year. Please complete the forms. The completed forms MUST be completed and returned to the school during the week of August 26, 2019.  Please DO NOT return the new forms package prior to the end of the current school year (June 28, 2019).

 With these completed forms, please provide:

  1. Updated medication for the 2019-2020 school year in a Ziploc® bag that is clearly labeled with your child’s name.

 

  1. For PRESCRIBED medications, complete MEDS.1-P form (Request and Consent for the Administration of Prescribed Medication) PRIOR to your child’s first day in September 2019.

 Please understand that at the beginning of the school year, parents assume complete responsibility for the administration of the medications their children require until such time as all of the requirements of #2 above are satisfied in full.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation regarding the safe provision of medication and the information pertaining to your child.  Their safety, and the safety of all other students, is our priority.

 Dressing for the Weather

With summer weather hopefully around the corner, it is important that students are dressed appropriately for recess. Please send your child to school with a hat and a water bottle to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the day. We would encourage you to make applying sunscreen part of your morning routine rather than send it to school. If you are sending sunscreen to school, please make sure that it is not a spray application as the sprays can make floors slippery if misapplied.

Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) would like to inform you of a few items before the end of the school year:

  • If you are moving over the summer and know your new address please make sure you provide the information to your child’s school before the end of June 2019.  If your child(ren) are eligible for transportation from your new address, transportation will automatically be arranged over the summer.
  • Parents/guardians of students who are currently transported under the Courtesy Seat procedure may submit their  online application for the 2019-20 school year now.  Applications are accepted until September 30th and will be reviewed through the month of October.
  • 2019-20 transportation schedules will be available starting August 19, 2019 by visiting  www.haltonbus.ca
  • If your child is graduating or you are moving out of Halton Region over the summer, you can cancel your email subscription here.
  • Follow us on Twitter @haltonschoolbus to keep informed of important transportation information, safety messages and inclement weather updates.
  • HSTS offices are open all summer Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 4:00. Contact us at transportation@haltonbus.ca.

SEPTEMBER 2019 OPENING PROCEDURES: Tuesday, Sept. 3 – Back to School! Parents are asked to review the procedures for looking up their child’s class placement for September. Please Note: All elementary student class placements will become live on Friday, August 30, 2019. Parents will need your child’s OEN number which is found at the top of their report card. Follow these steps to access this information:

  • http://www.hcdsb.org
  • Click on school tab-school listing
  • Click on Elementary school placement
  • Enter OEN, click search
  • Your child’s name, school year and placement will be displayed

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Grade 1-8  students and parents proceed to the pavement area (between 8:45-8:55 am) where they will meet their teachers and placements will be confirmed. Please note, all lists are tentative until after the first couple of weeks of school as numbers can change. Kindergarten students will have a staggered entry and do not begin on the First Day of school as the Teachers and ECE’s will be taking part in interviews. More info to follow.

Promoting Well-Being

Feeling Good about the Inside and Out

With messages from media that put pressure on young girls to be thin and on boys to be strong and muscular, there can be a lot of questions from parents and children as to what is a healthy body.

Children of all ages, shapes, and sizes need parental support and positive role modelling to help them make healthy lifestyle choices.

Tips to help your children eat healthy, be active and feel good about themselves:

  • Use Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guidefor shopping and meal planning.
  • Help children recognize their hunger cues: eat when hungry and stop when full.
  • Encourage children to be active every day. Health Canada recommends 90 minutes of physical activity per day for children.
  • Try to be active as a family. Choose structured and unstructured activities that are fun.
  • Recognize that healthy bodies come in a variety of weights, shapes and sizes.
  • Let your child know that gaining weight is part of growing, especially during puberty.
  • Be aware of your own attitudes about food, weight and exercise. Be a good role model, your children are watching!

– Healthy Schools Halton 

 

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