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Weekly Update: January 25-29, 2021

“For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.” ~ Simon Wiesenthal

Remote learning continues January 25-29

As communicated by the Board last Friday, our students will continue to learn remotely until further notice

  • Students enrolled in the Virtual Elementary School will continue to follow their established schedules. 
  • The change in learning format between in-person and virtual instruction, and any re-organization will be delayed until schools re-open for in-person learning.
  • Students with special education needs who cannot be accommodated through remote learning will continue to receive in-person support during the extended remote learning period.
  • All Before and After School Programs will remain CLOSED until in-person learning resumes.

The Board will continue to share any new updates from the Ministry of Education, through direct e-mail to parents, and through our websites.

Our staff remain committed to working with families to provide a quality Catholic education for our students that is flexible and engaging during this period of remote learning.  We are striving to stay connected and to continue to study important events and themes.  Last week, we acknowledged Martin Luther King Jr. Day through a virtual Liturgy.  This week, our Intermediate classes will lead special virtual presentations regarding Holocaust Memorial Day.  We will also highlight Bell’s Let’s Talk Mental Health Day through announcements and in-class activities.  Please stay tuned for an upcoming Spirit Day as well!

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the support and patience of parents.  Your feedback, encouraging comments, and efforts to maintain engagement on your end are most valued.  Please continue to reach out and stay connected as we navigate these challenging times as a community.

Flip-give for Holy Cross!

As lockdown continues, families may be shopping more frequently on-line this year.  Please be reminded that Holy Cross has a “Flip-give” account.  Flip-give is an app/ website that receives a commission when used and shares the profits with the school.  The Holy Cross “team code” is MR66JK.  Please consider downloading the app for Flip-give, and downloading our code.  A donation to the school is made automatically with no additional cost to you.   Even gift cards may be purchased through FlipGive!  Your support is greatly appreciated!

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another.

To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September 2021, your child must be four years old by December 31, 2021. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December 31, 2021. 

To facilitate planning for the 2021-2022 school year, we encourage all families intending to register new children at Holy Cross CES (including Kindergarten registrations) by following the guidelines posted on the front page of our website: Holy Cross Advanced Kindergarten Registration . Online registrations are now open. In-person registrations (bringing in your documents) will take place once schools re-open.  Please direct questions regarding registration to our school secretary, Mrs. Ceko.

Holy Cross Tips

We are blessed to have an outstanding source of support in our Child & Youth Counsellor (CYC), Ms. Robertson.  Ms. Robertson assists both staff and students in our quest to nurture positive mental health.  Most recently, she has shared a strategy called “Mindful Moments” through our morning announcements.  Please consider reviewing the guide sheet, sent within our School Messenger system, with your children and discussing how these strategies might be incorporated into your day in order to support them in tackling the challenge of remote learning.     

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.  

Anna Marie Toltl

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Toltl, Anna MarieWeekly Update: January 25-29, 2021