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Weekly Update: May 25-28, 2021

“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle us the fire of your love. O Lord, on this day of Pentecost, give us the grace and strength to go forth from our homes and parishes to bring the Gospel message to the world we encounter each day of our lives.” ~ Saint Pope John Paul

Parent Night with Miguel Martinez – Wednesday, May 26th

Please join us on Wednesday, May 26th — for the Virtual Parent Night with Miguel Martinez.  Mr. Martinez’ will explore strategies to help your child cope with complicated feelings and how to develop routines to reestablish normalcy and increase good mental health.  Please review the flyer for details:

To join in, simply click on the Zoom link below at 7:00 p.m.:

Remote Learning Expectations

As the weather outside starts to improve, we remind parents and students of the expectations we have with respect to remote learning.  Students should be reminded that work must continue to be completed and submitted for feedback/assessment, just as it was during our time together in person.  We know that remote learning can be challenging, however, it is important that our students remain engaged and continue to participate fully in the teaching and learning that occurs via the remote platform.  Should you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Mrs. Toltl.  

TVO Best Teacher Ever Contest 2021

TVO’s Best Teacher Ever Contest is accepting entries now until June 18th 2021. This is an incredible opportunity to showcase our amazing teachers! Students can view the promo video by clicking the link below and can access the contest by following the link. Winners could win a tablet for their teacher and a pair of wireless headphones for themselves! Students and Staff can access the promo link  Promo  and the contest link for further details.

Summer School

Please be reminded that HCDSB’s Thomas Merton Centre for Adult and Continuing Education is currently accepting registrations for Literacy and Math Summer School courses for students in Grades 6, 7, 8.  Learn more here:

Online registration is available for our summer programs to help make the registration process more convenient for parents!  The online form to register your child is due by Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Please be advised that all HCDSB student registration submissions must be approved by your child’s home School Principal before students can be officially enrolled in a summer school course. 

Red Cross Safety Courses

The Canadian Red Cross is offering virtual summer safety courses for grade 2 – 8 students. The courses being offered are:

  • Kids Safety First – First Aid for Kids Workshop.  For all grade 2 & 3 students the First Aid for Kids program is a fun workshop that includes topics such as: what’s in a first aid kit, calling EMS, identifying poisons & dangers, cuts/scrapes, nose bleeds, & burns. The cost is $25.00
  • Kids Safety First at Home All by Myself & First Aid for Kids Workshop.  For all grade 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 students the First Aid for Kids program is a fun workshop that includes topics such as: examining what is in a first aid kit, calling EMS, identifying poisons & dangers, and dealing with cuts/scrapes, wounds, nose bleeds, burns, & choking.  The workshop also teaches participants how the rules change when home alone, the home alone checklist, walking home from school safety & more. The cost is $45.00
  • Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course.  For grade 6, 7, & 8 students interested in becoming a skilled babysitter.  Topics included everything from diapering, first aid, safety tips, rights & responsibilities, and safely finding babysitting jobs.  The cost is $65.00

To register, or for further information, contact Catherine McEwen at 905-877-4490

Victoria Day – May 24th

A reminder that Monday, May 24th is a holiday.  We wish you a restful, peaceful day!

Holy Cross Tips

Looking for a refresher about Pentecost?  Director Daly has recently shared out a fabulous 2-minute video:  Pentecost Sunday.  Enjoy!

Thank you for your continued attention to crucial Public Health Measures at this critical point in the fight against COVID-19.  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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