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Weekly Update: November 2-6, 2020

“We too can be saints in our family, in our neighbourhood, wherever we live and work. Be a person who listens to what people need, communicating not only to grieve or tell others about your own problems. Listen in order to intercede and help out.” ~ Pope Francis

Hallowe’en Spirit Day at Holy Cross

Friday was a fun-filled day at Holy Cross as we engaged in several Hallowe’en themed activities.  Our neighbours at AMICA appreciated our walk-and-wave parade from the Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes.   Students enjoyed special crafts and artwork, a pumpkin patch, and great music during their dance themed DPA.  A very special thank you to our Grade 8 leaders who worked as DJs, read stories over TEAMs to younger students, and helped to organize the day through several acts of service.  We value these opportunities to build community and to create collective memories!  Please enjoy this video montage capturing the day: https://youtu.be/zBPYDx4t59U.

A special thank you to Mrs. Capostagno, Mr. Sutton and Mr. Simon for sharing of their skills with tech to help the day run smoothly!

We have raised over just over $2000.00!  Thank you to our families for donating – every donation is appreciated!  Please know that the link remains open all week and any contribution is gladly accepted

Monday November 2nd – All Souls Day

We have begun the practice of reciting one decade of the Rosary every Friday.  For this week, we will engage in this school-wide prayer on Monday instead, as we mark All Souls Day.  We will be praying at 12:40 p.m. together and invite you to consider joining us in prayer, from wherever you may be.  Special thanks to Mme Peric and her students for their leadership.

We Are All Treaty People

As part of Ontario’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, Ontario has designated the first week of November each year as Treaties Recognition Week. The goal of this week is to promote public education and awareness about the history and importance of treaties and treaty relationships. As a school, we acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for being stewards of this traditional territory through our daily announcements. 

Keeping Christ in Christmas

Although it seems far away, preparations for Christmas events do begin now!  The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running its annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest has opened for entries and will receive them until Wednesday, November 25, 2020.  Details can be found on our school website here: Keeping Christ in Christmas

Holy Cross Tips

End of Daylight Savings Time: Sunday, November 1, 2020, is the end of Daylight Savings so we ‘fall back’ and gain an hour. Time changes can be difficult for many children. The behaviour analysts of our board have provided some tips to help children adjust to the time change.

As always, we thank you for continuing to perform daily screening of your child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE leaving for school using the COVID-19 Self-Assessment. The Government of Ontario has created an online tool to assist families with the daily self-screening process here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

AM Toltl/M. Simon
Principal/Vice Principal

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