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Weekly Update: June 1-5, 2020

“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” ~ Acts 2: 1-4

Today is Pentecost Sunday!

We celebrate Pentecost Sunday on the 50th day after Easter Sunday, to mark the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.  As we celebrate this important Catholic feast day, let us pray: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love!

A gentle reminder that Father Dave streams Mass on the Church’s Facebook page:  Please note that you don’t need a Facebook account to join.  “We can’t be physically present, but we can pray together online!”

No PA Day on June 5th

Please note that the Ministry of Education has cancelled the PA Day that was to take place on June 5th.  Distance Learning will continue for all children on this day.

Holy Cross Math Challenge: Week 8 winners!

Congratulations to Sapphira M. in Mrs. Capostagno’s Gr. 8 class, to Freddie H in Ms. Fernandes’ Gr. 4 class, and to Josias S. in Mrs. Schmidt’s Gr. 1 class. Remember to check the mail for your prize, everyone!

Week 9 problems ARE active on each of our Primary (Gr. 1 to 3), Junior (Gr. 4 to 6), and Intermediate (Gr. 7 and 8) virtual bulletin boards.  Students, click on the appropriate link (below), write out your answer and explanation for the problem, snap a picture and post it on the online board! 

Primary Math Challenge: Link: Primary Math Challenge

Junior Math Challenge: Link: Junior Math Challenge

Intermediate Math Challenge: Link: Intermediate Math Challenge

Keep up the great work, Crusaders!

Webinars for Parents

Webinars on “Navigating Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence for Parents/Guardians of Grade 7-12 Students” are being offered this week.  Click HERE for more information on how to register.

Holy Cross Tips

Sometimes life just can’t seem to give you a break, and as a parent, it can be hard to juggle all your responsibilities at work and at home on top of taking care of your children. In the middle of all these everyday tasks, it’s important to still look out for your own mental health. Keep yourself grounded and mindful with the following tips:

  • Give yourself daily “me” time. Make sure that no matter how busy you are in a day, give yourself some time to enjoy the things you like. That can be watching a movie or working out; it doesn’t matter as long as it’s time you’re spending for yourself.
  • Take a few minutes of your day to do some mindful meditation. Go to a quiet place you’re comfortable in, and take maybe ten minutes to close your eyes and just do some slow and deep breathing. Feel your breath and use it to relax.
  • Get adequate sleep. Sleep deprivation affects every aspect of your well-being, and not getting enough sleep will leave you stressed and without energy. Let yourself rest and recover by making sure you’re getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night.
  • Learn to say no. Boundaries and limitations are important in a healthy lifestyle. Learn to say no when you need to, and yes only when you mean it.

Always remember that the root of all this is to be kind to yourself.

Source:  Kids Mental Health

We continue to draw on our faith and offer prayers for the safety and well-being of those who are sick, and those who are working on the frontlines to care for them.

AM Toltl/M. Simon
Principal/Vice Principal

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