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Weekly Update: November 9-13, 2020

“They gave their tomorrow so we could have our today.  Lest We Forget”

Remembrance Day Service – November 11th

November 5 – 11 is Veterans’ Week in Canada. This year’s theme is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Holy Cross students will have opportunity to come together in prayer to honour those who have served and who now serve our country, in times of war, military conflict, and peace, through a Virtual Remembrance Day service on Wednesday, November 11th at 10:45 AM.  Ms. Primeau’s class will lead the Liturgy, and will assist in handing out poppies to all students and staff to wear as we celebrate and honour those that gave their lives so that we can live in freedom today. 

Progress Report / Kindergarten Communication of Learning / Interviews

The Elementary Progress Report for grades 1 – 8 students, and the Kindergarten Communication of Learning: Initial Observations will be issued on November 24, 2020. Parents / guardians will be able to schedule an interview with your child’s teachers during the evening of Thursday, November 26, 2020 and during the day on Friday, November 27, 2020 which is a designated Professional Development Day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all interviews will be offered virtually via Microsoft Teams or through a phone call. To book an interview, please follow the instructions provided through the School Messenger e-mail sent to you on Thursday evening.

If you misplace your schedule, you may use your Confirmation # to retrieve your schedule from the website at any time. If you need help using the service, please email If you do not have access to the internet at home or in the workplace, please call parentInterview toll-free at 1-866-810-0076, and someone will be happy to make your appointments with you.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 26 to November 20, 2020 marks Cyber Awareness Month. The four-week K-12 campaign, led by The Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO)​ raises awareness of the new educational realities of teaching, learning and connecting that students, parents and staff have experienced this past year.

This awareness month emphasizes how we can all do our part to protect against cyber threats in our new learning environments and workspaces. 

The campaign theme for this year is “Work, Teach, Learn Remote, Secure and Safe” with an objective of helping everyone in K-12 education – teachers, staff, students and parents – be safer and more secure online.

Fundraising Update

Many thanks to all our families for their contributions to date. Through your generosity, we have been able to raise $2660.00 so far!  This will greatly benefit our students in continuing to support their learning and achievement.  Please note that our School Cash-on-line donation link is still live and will be until the end of this week.   Any donation amount is welcome! Every donation makes a difference, and all donation amounts are confidential.

In the past years, your generous donations have allowed the school to fund many school initiatives across all grade levels. Your support has enabled our school to purchase technology, physical education equipment, materials for events, and other school initiatives. This year’s fundraiser will focus on purchasing updated technology, enhancing our outdoor equipment, and planning Virtual Assemblies for our students that will focus on well-being, as well as new educational experiences or needs that may arise during this uncertain year.  Your School Cash-on-line receipt can be used as a tax receipt. 

We thank you in advance for your contribution!

Holy Cross Tips

Remember…our children are watching us. They are watching how we respond and manage our own stress.  Let’s practice our own self-care so our children will learn and develop their own healthy strategies as well!

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:

Halton Public Health have also updated their Return to School and Child Care Protocol for Individuals for COVID-19 Symptoms, and you can review that information in the flow chart attached below. HE-return-to-school-and-child-care-protocol-for-individuals-with-covid-19-symptoms-16-Oct-2020Download

AM Toltl/M. Simon
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