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Weekly Update: May 15th

“The Family is the hope of the future. Let us pray especially for families facing serious difficulties: may our Lord assist them.”

Pope Francis

Happy Nurses’ Week to ALL of our Canadian Martyrs Nurses! We honor you for ALL of your support & sacrifices!

Thank you:

Thank you to our Catholic School Council for participating in our “Virtual Council Meeting” held on Monday, May 11th. Please find the Agenda, Minutes and Principal’s Report located on our School Website:

Thank you to our students, their families and our staff for participating in our Spirit Day in support of Hearing Awareness and for “Dressing Loud” on Friday!

Thank you to all of our families who continue to support the Burlington “Front Porch Clap” in support of our essential workers! Please remember to show your support each Friday evening at 7pm ~ TOGETHER Let’s make some NOISE & show our appreciation!!!

Gentle Reminders:

Monday May 18th is Victoria Day~ Please enjoy a wonderful long weekend with your family!

Christian Meditation

During our school day we pause directly following lunch hour to participate in our school wide Christian Meditation. Our students and staff find that it brings them a sense of calm and is a natural “reset” to engage in their learning. We have received requests from our parents asking if we can share this resource. Please find the following link to our school’s Daily Christian Mediation;

Literacy & Math Summer Programs

The Halton Catholic District School Board’s Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education is pleased to be offering Literacy and Math Summer Programs for Grades 6, 7, and 8 students from July 6 – July 17, 2020 (Session 1) and July 20 – July 31, 2020 (Session 2). 
Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the health and well-being of our students continues to remain our highest priority. All Session 1 and Session 2 classes will be offered in a distance (e-learning) format this summer. NOTE: Teachers will be committed to providing an engaging educational experience and interactive lessons in a virtual format to review the past school year, in preparation for next year. Educators will provide live and/or pre-recorded lessons for all students. For program details, please review the following information sheet: Literacy and Math Distance Learning Summer Programs

New this year ~ online registration is available for Session 1 and 2. You may register your child for one or both sessions by filling out the following online form: Summer Distance Learning

Praying the Rosary

Father Ed has shared that Pope Francis calls all Catholics to pray the Rosary Daily in the Month of May. Please find the following link on our school website to support your family with this request:

COVID-19 Updates

Below are updates and valuable information prepared by our Halton community partners. Provided below are a number of resources available to families in our community who may be struggling during this difficult time.  

Updates from Community Partners
Parents and guardians are welcome to review the following information:

Support & Resources for Families
A number of resources and supports have been posted on our Learn at Home website to help you take care of your family during this challenging time.

Promoting Well-Being:  Social-Emotional Learning

Social-emotional skills help us to be successful at home, school, and work. They are the sorts of skills that are needed to start and keep friendships, complete tasks, and stay positive in the face of stress or adversity. There are many social-emotional skills that we learn in life as we grow up into adulthood, but most fall into these main categories. Skills that help us to

  • identify and manage emotions
  • cope with stress
  • stay positive and persevere when things are difficult
  • build and keep healthy relationships
  • understand and celebrate our identity
  • engage in critical and creative thinking

Your child learns these skills from you, and they’re also taught at school. The way that we learn to develop these skills formally at school is called social-emotional learning. Students learn this as part of everyday classroom life and through a specific focus within the Ontario curriculum.

Watch these videos if you wish to find out more about these skills and discover why they are helpful in everyday life.

School Mental Health Ontario


Please Follow us on Twitter @CMartyrsHCDSB & consider tweeting out/sharing pictures of your family learning & spending time together ~ We MISS our students faces and the laughter & joy in our hallways & classrooms!

Looking Ahead:

Track & Field @ ND
Jun 1 all day
Gr. 8 Graduation
Jun 22 all day
Last Day of School
Jun 26 all day
Catholic School Council Meeting #1
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
First Communion Make-Up Date
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day~ No School
Oct 12 all day
First Communion Make-Up Date
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Communion Make-Up Date
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Progress Reports Go Home
Nov 24 all day
Student Led Conferences/ Parent Teacher Interviews
Nov 26 @ 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update: May 15th