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Weekly Update: May 25-29, 2020

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”  ~Isaiah 26:3-4

Mental Health Awareness

Supporting positive mental health is an important priority at Holy Cross.  This week, we are delighted to share that St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs are going “live” on Wednesday, May 27th at 10:30 am.  Join in on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sjatherapydogsontario/and listen to Therapy Dog handler Gary read the children’s book “The Virus” (written by Miguel Chen, and illustrated by David Buist) to his Therapy Dog Tinker. Please note that this is a live Facebook event, where viewers are not seen, but can interact by typing in a question in the chat part of the event.  For anyone interested but unable to join the live reading, you will be able to watch it at your convenience, as it will go up on our YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/c/stjohnambulancedigitaltherapydogs to be enjoyed later.  This is where you can find the answers to the questions asked during our live reading as well.  So please spread the word, gather the kids, cuddle up with your dog or cat or a favourite stuffed animal and have fun!  Special thanks to Mrs. Robertson, our CYC, for highlighting this event.

Holy Cross Math Challenge: Week 7 winners!

Congratulations to Sofia M. in Ms. Logozzo’s Gr. 8 class, Nolan H. in Mrs. T-D’s Grade 6 class, and Savannah K. in Ms. McInnes’ Grade 3 class. Remember to check the mail for your prize, everyone!

Week 8 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!

Distance Learning… extension

We were all very much hoping to be back in the school in June but unfortunately due to the recent extension of the school closure until the end of the academic year, it is not possible. Please review the communication sent by Director Daly on Friday, May 22nd.

We are presently waiting for direction from the Board and Public Health regarding allowing all families to retrieve their belongings from the school building. We will communicate the date, time and protocol we will follow as soon as we receive notice.

Thank you for your incredible support with distancing learning from home. You are doing a fantastic job and we appreciate all of your efforts in keeping your children in routine and engaged in academic tasks during the school closure. We are here for you — please reach out to us if you need any support from the school.

Holy Cross Tip

Help your child create a ‘mental space’ despite the potential lack of physical space during Covid.

To ensure your children have some private space to call friends or do the things they like without being disturbed, it might be helpful to create a schedule where you agree as a family who can spend time in a certain room or space at a given time. Make sure this works for your whole family and everyone gets to input. Be clear about time allowances so everyone has an equal amount of time to have their own space. It is also important that your family are flexible during this time, as routines are likely to change on a day-to-day basis.

Source: Young Minds

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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Elementary Vice-PrincipalWeekly Update: May 25-29, 2020