We would like to thank you for your generous donations to our Lenten Initiative.
This week is Holy Week, a most sacred time of year. We commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. The season of Lent, the season of sacrifice and self-denial is about to come to an end. We invite all of our families to join us on Wednesday evening at 7 pm in the gym for our Passion Play presentation. Our Grade 8 students have been practicing for the last two months in preparation for the performance. We look forward to seeing you there. Please click the link below to learn more about the importance of Holy Week and what it represents.
Earth Week-April 15-19
Students, staff, and families are invited to participate in Earth Week this week. Join the movement and participate in the initiatives below
- Paperless Monday
- Trashless Tuesday
- Walk to School Wednesday
- Bring Your Own Water Bottle Thursday
- Lights Out Friday.
Students, staff, parents and members of our broader community are welcome to participate by joining the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag: #HCDSBEarthWeek. Be sure to follow @HCDSB for daily updates throughout the week.
Looking Ahead-2019/2020 Student Class Placement
Although we are only in April, preparations are now being made to ensure that our school is organized for the 2019/2020 school year. In preparation for this, teachers will be working hard on student class placements in the coming months. As you can appreciate, many hours of meetings and consultations go into the class building process to ensure the appropriate placement of all students. When building a class teachers look at the following criteria to develop heterogeneous groupings:
- Balance of ability (academic skills)
- Balance according to gender
- Learning style (how the learner learns)
- Teaching style (how the teacher teaches)
- Social blending (who gets along with whom)
- Parental input (re: learning style of student only)
Please note that parental input is important to us but must be weighted with the other criteria. Staff has already begun to receive requests from parents regarding their child’s teacher next year. Specific teacher requests cannot be considered. Rather, if necessary, parental input, in the form of a letter to the Principal should focus on the learning style of the student and the type of environment he/she best learns in. Letters should be submitted to Mrs. Choma no later than Monday, April 29th, 2019.
Remember, once again, that as a staff many discussions and reflections are put into the class building process. We will have over 420 students in September. We do our very best to develop classes that will be formed in order to maximize opportunities for each child to learn and be successful! Your trust in our professional judgment is appreciated!
Thank you to all our families who have already donated items to our Lenten Initiatives.
Education Week will be celebrated the week of May 6-10, 2019.
This year’s theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples”. As always we will be inviting parents into the school to visit classrooms, participate in our liturgies, and walk with us on our school wide Walk with Jesus. We are excited to share with you that the staff and students of Holy Rosary Catholic School will continue to showcase the arts during our annual Lasagna Night (Thursday, May 9th). Students have been working hard to create exceptional pieces of art work for our Student Art Gallery. Our calendar of events will be sent out via email and posted on our school website later next week. Lasagna Night order forms will be posted on School Cash Online for your optional purchase shortly. Deadline for purchase is Friday, May 3rd at midnight. We look forward to seeing our families during this week.
Salad Cart Wednesdays
This is the final week for our first six week salad cart initiative. Our next six weeks will begin on May 8 and run every Wednesday until June 12th. It has now been posted on School Cash Online for your optional purchase. Deadline for orders is May 1st at midnight. The cost is 30 dollars for returning students and 33 dollars for new orders. Don’t forget to bring your container and follow us on Twitter at HRBurl_salad for menus, updates and photos.
Save the Date for our Annual Fun Fair-May 30th, 2019
Our annual fun fair will be held on Thursday, May 30th from 5:30-8 pm. We are currently in the process of organizing our themes for each classroom basket and we will be sending home the information shortly. We will be having a silent auction and welcome any and all donations. Please contact Briana Hamlet at email@example.com if you would like to donate or volunteer for the event. We look forward to seeing all our families there.