The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. ~Pope Francis
School Council Meeting & Gr. 7 Trip Parent Meeting Cancelled
These meetings, originally scheduled to take place on Monday, February 3rd have been cancelled in light of the OECTA job action, as many agenda items are uncertain at this time.
Strike Day- Tuesday, February 4th
Please remember that the school is closed to students on this date.
National Sweater Day/Jersey Day Spirit Day (Non-Uniform)
On Friday, February 7th, the Guardian Angels School Community, will recognize National Sweater Day as an Eco-initiative. We will work with staff at the Board Office to turn down the temperature of the school to help usconserve energy. Students are asked to wear both a sports jersey to show school spirit and to wear a sweater to stay warm during the school day. On this day, we will also be collecting donations for the Halton Food4Kids program that helps supports students and their families in the Halton Region with healthy food donations.
Lunch Time Supervisor Needed
If you are interested in being a Lunch Time Supervisor and you have an updated Criminal Reference Check please call the school. Hours for Lunch Time Supervisors are 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Start date: ASAP.
Congratulations to our Grades 4/5 Floor Hockey Team!
They are the Golden Stick Champions for the second year in a row! We are so proud of every one of you! Special thanks to our coaches and parents for your support at the JV Tournament. The team will enjoy a pizza party lunch Monday.
6th Annual Jean Vanier Basketball – Spring Session 2020
This Jean Vanier basketball activity is being organized so that the basketball skills of young players in the Milton Community will improve. This is a chance to play basketball in a “fun” environment. For more information click here: Thursday Night Player Application 2020
Health and Safety
Tips for Talking to Your Child about Mental Health
- Find a quiet time when you are unlikely to have interruptions to begin the conversation.
- Reassure your child that they can tell you anything and you will not get angry with them (even if you get scared).
- Start the conversation by describing changes you have noticed in their mood, behaviour, reactions, etc. e.g., “I have noticed that you seem to be crying more.” If you have had conversations with your child’s teacher about concerns, include comments from the teacher’s observations.
- Share that you “wonder” about how your child might be feeling, what they might be thinking, what they might be worried about etc. e.g., “I wonder if you’re feeling sad about losing your friendship with Sam.”
- Allow your child time to reflect before they answer.
- Stay calm and don’t abandon the conversation if your child responds with “Nothing is wrong……leave me alone”. If this happens, reassure your child that you are there for them. Give your child some time and then try again.
- If your child tells you anything that makes you worried (e.g., thoughts of suicide, overwhelming anxiety, self-injurious behaviour like cutting) reassure your child that you are glad they told you and you will help them find the right professional to talk to, and you will be there for them throughout the journey. Please see https://smho-smso.ca/ for more information
Key Messages about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- In January 2020, a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia originating in Wuhan, China.
- In addition to China, cases have also been reported now in: Thailand, Japan, South Korea and the USA.
- Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause symptoms similar to the common cold but in some cases can advance to severe respiratory illness.
- Human-to-human transmission of the new 2019-nCoV has occurred; however it is unclear how easily the virus is transmitted between people at this time.
- The risk to individuals in Ontario is considered to be low.
- The situation is rapidly evolving and Halton Region Health Department is closely monitoring the situation to ensure preparedness.
- Symptoms of 2019-nCoV infection include: fever, cough and breathing difficulties.
- If anyone has these symptoms AND has travelled to Wuhan, China in the 14 days prior to illness onset, OR has had close contact with a person who is suspected or confirmed as having novel coronavirus infection, please contact Halton Region Health Department immediately at 311, 905-825-6000 or toll free at 1-866-442-5866.
- The best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including 2019-nCoV is to:
- Stay home when ill
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve
- Wash hands with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
Please join us for a fun shopping event, where 15% of all eligible sales will go towards Guardian Angels School, for the enhancement of:
- student program and support materials
- Gym and sports equipment and student athletic initiatives
- Offset the cost of student agendas, activities, clubs and trips
Simply identify yourself as a Guardian Angels supporter, for your purchase dollars to count towards the school. Your support is instrumental in providing those necessary EXTRAS for our children.