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Weekly Update: June 5th

“Let us learn from the strong & helpful faith of our Mother Mary in order to become living signs of God’s mercy.”

Pope Francis

Thank you:

Thank you to all of our students, their families and our staff for showing your support for #Red Shirt Day!

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 :

Thank you for your continued patience as we work together with Board Personal & Public Health to devise a plan to retrieve student belongings. We are presently planning for curbside parent pick up on June 18th for Gr. 7 & Gr.8 and June 23rd, 24th & 25th for KDG to Gr. 6. Please look for a forthcoming email in which you will be able to sign up for a time that is convenient for your family.

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:

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 between the hours of 10:00am to 3:30pm. Please note graduates will receive a specific scheduled time from their child’s teacher.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!

Parents we need your help!!! We are presently making arrangements for “Parent Curbside Pick Up” of student belongings and we would kindly request that you take some time to gather any borrowed items from our school. This would include Laptops, IPADS, team uniforms, textbooks, instruments as well as items from our School Library/Learning Commons. If you would like to check if your child has signed out any materials from our library, Mrs. Spence-Smith would be more than happy to assist you.  You will be able to find her email address in our staff directory or our school library webpage: > Students > Library Resources > Search HCDSB Libraries > Canadian Martyrs Elementary School > Contact your Library Technician.  Thank you for your support with this!

Burlington Parks & Recreation

Are you looking for fun activities to do at home with the kids? Burlington Parks & Rec have over 100 missions for your kids to complete! Try a board game! It’s one of many activities in the 30/60 Home Play Challenge.


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


“With many schools being closed and kids at home, BOKS will share as many games and activities as possible to keep kids active and happy during this difficult time. We know that anxiety is at an all-time high and one of the best ways to reduce stress in kids and adults is to get your daily dose of endorphins – so we want to provide you with as many free and accessible resources as possible.”


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