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Weekly Update: May 29th

“What lasts? What has value in life? What treasures don’t disappear?

Definitely two: God and our neighbour.”

Pope Francis


Please join me in Congratulating Maddison Simmons our Valedictorian for our Graduating Class of 2020!!!

Thank you:

Thank you to our Intermediate Staff who have been busy planning and organizing a Graduation Ceremony that will honor and celebrate the many accomplishments of our Gr. 8 students!

Thank you to the Gilmour Family who are organizing a special Gr. 8 yearbook for our graduates!

Thank you for your continued patience as we work together with Board Personal & Public Health to devise a plan in which access to the building will be permitted to retrieve student belongings. We are presently planning for curbside parent pick up to be scheduled during the last week of June~ please stay tuned for further details.

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:

June 3 – #RedShirtDay

What is Red Shirt Day? – Red Shirt Day is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red in schools, workplaces and spaces everywhere in order to create a visible display of solidarity: to show their support for persons who are living with disabilities, and their commitment to helping to create a fully accessible and inclusive society that honours and values the contributions of people of all abilities in all aspects of life in Canada.

Red Shirt Day takes place on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year. In 2020, Red Shirt Day will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020; and National AccessAbility Week is from Sunday, May 31 to Saturday, June 6, 2020.

On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, post a selfie or a group photo of you with your friends, classmates or colleagues – all wearing red – on social media with the hashtags:

#RedShirtDay, #RedForAccessAbility, #EasterSeals, #unstoppABLE.

Red Shirt Day is an Easter Seals initiative and was first celebrated in 2019.

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Reach Out Centre for Kids Event

Back by popular demand…Anxiety Part 1 Webinar! A discussion on understanding what anxiety is and how it shows up in children and teens. Join ROCK Clinicians on June 8 for this informative session. For more information and to register, please visit

Join the 24 Hour Fast – June 3-4.

Similar to a Walk-a-thon, people would:

  1. Join our Canadian Martyrs’ Team and donate at:

  • Ask friends/family to sponsor, if they are able
  • Fast on June 3-4.   Fast from Electronics, Social Media, Food, Sugar or something else.
  • Start at the time you want i.e. AM or PM
  • Just go about your day at home or work (for most people these days, that’s one in the same)

Thank you for your consideration, support and generosity!

Canadian Martyrs Idol ~ Talent Show

We are looking forward to seeing the AMAZING talents that our students are willing to share with our community! Please remember All auditions must be emailed to both and by May 31st, 2020.

Promoting Well-Being:  Bring Peace into Your Home:

1.     Speak Kindly

2.     Forgive Quickly

3.     Work Cheerfully

4.     Pray Frequently

5.     Stand Firmly


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
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