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Weekly Update: June 8-12, 2020

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” ~ Martin Luther King

Mental Health awareness continues

Once again, Holy Cross staff has come together to share a smile and to encourage all Crusaders to find fun activities that can lift their spirits and contribute to positive mental health.  Enjoy: Holy Cross Staff: Keep smiling, Crusaders!

Holy Cross Math Challenge: Week 9 winners!

Congratulations to Gianna M. in Mrs. Capostagno’s Gr. 8 class, to Freddie H in Ms. Fernandes’ Gr. 4 class, and to Jackson L. in Mrs. Myer’s Gr. 2 class. Remember to check the mail for your prize, everyone!

Week 10 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!

Synchronous Learning continues

As noted in previous Weekly Updates, staff has been working towards delivering a blend of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (pre-recorded) learning opportunities.   The purpose of synchronous learning is for students to engage with their classmates and teachers to create a greater sense of classroom community during distance learning.  These sessions will provide opportunities for staff members to further explain concepts that have been taught during distance learning, answer any questions students may have and/or facilitate discussion about the topics that the students are learning.  In order to respect the learning, dignity and privacy of students and staff members, we would ask that parents review the Guidelines for Synchronous Learning .  During this period of Distance Learning, there is an expectation that students continue to abide by Board and school Codes of Conduct and continue to demonstrate positive digital citizenship.

Access to School for Personal Belongings & to Drop Off Borrowed Items

As noted in our previous communication, a protocol has now been established to allow for families to retrieve any personal belongings that may have been left in the school during the school closure period, and to return any borrowed items.   Please keep abreast of your emails over the next several days for further details.

Holy Cross Tips

The worldwide protests against systemic racism that began last week have prompted  many parents to address issues of race, privilege and injustice based on skin colour with their children.  For support material to help parents present information in an age-appropriate manner consider:

How to talk to kids about racism: An age-by-age guide

Explaining race and racism can feel like a minefield for parents, but it doesn’t have to. Here’s our age-by-age guide on how to talk to kids about racism.


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: June 8-12, 2020