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Weekly Update: June 12th

“Lord, reawaken in us a sense of praise and gratitude for our Earth, and for everything You have created”

Pope Francis

Thank you:

Thank you for your continued participation and support of your child and our teachers as we complete week ten of Distance Learning.

Thank you to our families and staff who were able to participate in the HCCEF 24 hr Fast and for those who were able to make donations to support those in need! There is still time if you are able to donate! Please see the following link : https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/HALTON_CATHOLIC_CHILDRENS_EDUCATION_FOUNDATION/p2p/24-HourFast-2020/team/canadian-martyrs-ces/

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:

Graduation

We will be celebrating our Gr. 8 Graduation on Monday, June 22nd. There will be a Curbside Pick Up for Diplomas, Awards, Lawn Signs & a Special Gr. 8 Yearbook. Parents please check with your child or contact their teacher for your appointment. The Graduation Ceremony Movie will be sent directly to our Gr. 8 Families and then posted on our School Website for our community to enjoy!

Curbside Pick Up of Student Belongings

We have arranged ‘Curbside Pick Up’ of student belongings for our Gr. 7 & 8 parents on Thursday, June 18th.  Our Kindergarten Team has made alternative arrangements with their families, please ensure you contact your child’s teacher if you did not receive information regarding the return of your child’s belongings. Our Gr. 1-6 ‘Curbside Pick Up’ will take place on the following Days; Tuesday June 23, Wednesday June 24 & Thursday June 25. Please note when scheduling your appointment, parents will need to book the day and time listed for your child’s teacher.

Please find the following instructions to support you in booking an appointment:
Instructions
1. Go to the scheduling webpage at https://cmces.parentinterview.com/  
2. Enter the Access Code (printed below) and click “Sign In”
     Please make a note of your Confirmation #
3. Fill in your contact information and click “Continue to Make Appointments”
4. Click on your student’s classroom teacher’s name
5. Click on “Available” for a time at which you wish to attend the school
6. Click on “My Schedule” (top left of the page)
7. Print out, email or copy down your appointment time
The Access Code for this term is
cmc2020
Do not share this code with anyone outside your school community

We will have the following ready for you to pick up at door ten:

  • Personal belongings in lockers, desks and cubbies 
  • EpiPens® or other medications

Please bring the following for Drop Off: 

  • Technology (devices) borrowed 
  • Special education equipment 
  • Sports uniforms
  • Library books
  • Textbooks
  • Musical instruments and mouth pieces (where applicable)

Please note that all devices/technology will need to be returned by the end of June.

SPECIAL EDUCATION SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM

This year our School Board will be able to provide Special Education Learning Programs for our students with special education needs. If you are interested we would kindly request parents to consider the following information before registering:

  • The child must be able to participate in 2 hours of synchronous learning daily
  • Keep in mind if the child is not able to participate independently parents must be available to support them during synchronous learning
  • Synchronous learning will occur from 9 – 11am each day
  • Child can register for one or both programs – but keep in mind there are limited spots so if students register for only one of the 2-week programs it will allow more students to participate
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis as spots are limited
  • Registration will close on Monday, June 22nd

SPECIAL EDUCATION SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM

Program Description

Dates: July 13th – 24th

Time: 9am – 11 am

This two-week special education summer learning program is designed for students who would benefit from additional functional literacy, functional numeracy, social skills and communication skills.

This program will be comprised of 2 hours per day of virtual synchronous learning.

This program will be taught by a special education teacher and may include a speech and language pathologist, educational assistant and/or a behaviour analyst.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TRASITION SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM

Program Description

Dates: August 17th – 28th

Time: 9am – 11 am

This two-week special education summer learning program is designed for students who would benefit from additional functional literacy, functional numeracy, social skills and communication skills with a focus on transition back into school.

This program will be comprised of 2 hours per day of virtual synchronous learning.

This program will be taught by a special education teacher and may include a speech and language pathologist, educational assistant and/or behaviour analyst.

Courtesy Seats on School Buses for the 2020-2021 School Year

Families with children who take the bus to school are advised that the application process for receiving courtesy seats on school buses will be delayed for the 2020-21 school year. Due to physical distancing measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it may not be possible to grant courtesy seats or the process may be delayed for next school year.

However, parents and guardians can continue to submit a Courtesy Seat Application, and will be notified via email once a decision on this process has been made.

Please note that there is no guarantee that a courtesy seat will be offered if you submit an application, or if your child had a courtesy seat in the past. Visit the Halton Student Transportation Services website for more information: www.haltonbus.ca

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

Promoting Well-Being – ROCK – Reach Out Centre for Kids

ROCK has put together some resources and suggestions to help support children, youth, and families at this time of uncertainty. They will be updating them regularly, so please check back for new content. To access them, please click here for the Resources for Families Guide, and click for Part 1 and Part 2 of the Resources Kit for Families, ages 0-6.

ROCK is fully supporting the Province of Ontario’s plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and is following protocol to practice social distancing. In order to ensure your own health and safety, all in-person programming and walk-ins will be suspended until further notice.

They remain available to our clients via phone support, email and the implementation of innovative services to support their program offerings for the duration of the provincial school closure.

ROCK is dedicated to supporting families during this difficult time. They are committed to live answering phone calls from the hours of 9 – 5 p.m. each business day. Families will have the ability to speak directly to a ROCK staff person who is available to answer questions. They have also created the opportunity to connect families to a pathway coordinator staff who will assess and support connection to brief virtual consultation services.

If you are in crisis, contact our 24/7 ROCK Crisis Line at 905-878-9785. For all other queries related to services, call the Live Answer Access Line at 289-266-0036 between 9 – 5 p.m. each business day. Messages cannot be left on this number.

~https://rockonline.ca/ 

 

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Looking Ahead:

Jun
22
Mon
Gr. 8 Graduation
Jun 22 all day
Jun
26
Fri
Last Day of School
Jun 26 all day
Oct
5
Mon
Catholic School Council Meeting #1
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
10
Sat
First Communion Make-Up Date
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct
12
Mon
Thanksgiving Day~ No School
Oct 12 all day
Oct
17
Sat
First Communion Make-Up Date
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov
7
Sat
First Communion Make-Up Date
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov
24
Tue
Progress Reports Go Home
Nov 24 all day
Nov
26
Thu
Student Led Conferences/ Parent Teacher Interviews
Nov 26 @ 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
27
Fri
PA Day – Student Led Conferences/Parent Teacher Interviews
Nov 27 all day
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