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Weekly Update – November 1-5 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families!

Thank you for a spectacular and spooktacular week!  Our Annual Halloween Dance-a-thon and Costume Spirit Day was so much fun! Thank you for your support!  We also had a Uniform Give-Away that was well attended and appreciated. Thank you to our CSC and parent volunteers for running this event. It was also wonderful to have Monsignor Martin in to visit some classes this week – we welcome him back next week for more class visits. Finally, we are doing very well with our WE Scare Hunger Food Drive – and our awesome Faithful Fury will be accepting non-perishable food donations until November 2. Thank you for your continued support!

Halloween Dance-a-thon Annual Fundraiser

Thank you for your support of our annual fundraiser and prize donations. Pledges can still be made on SchoolCash Online up until October 31st.  The donated funds help support our school-based initiatives and programs. The generous prizes you have donated will be given out, next week, to top student earners, early bird winners and wild card winners.  Good luck! If we reach our school goal of $10,000 … the promise was made to make this an ‘eggciting’ and ‘eggcellent’ event!

All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day

On November 1st we celebrate All Saints’ Day and on November 2nd honour All Souls’ Day.  Saints live among us today, as well as with Christ in heaven. These heroes of our faith model perseverance in challenges and give us hope, in following the path of Jesus.  When we honour All Souls’ Day we remember and pray for those who have died before us. We cherish the memories and continue to pray for them. 

Ontario Treaty Recognition Week

The first week of November 1 to 5th, in Ontario is Treaty Recognition Week, which recognizes the existence and importance of treaties between Indigenous Peoples and governments.

Each morning next week during announcements, we will learn a fact about Treaties. “We acknowledge that Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinabe the Attawandaron, the Haudenosaunee and the Mississauga of the Credit First Nation. These lands surrounding the Great Lakes are steeped in Indigenous history. We wish to recognize the long history of First Nations and Indigenous peoples in Ontario and show respect to them each day. Treaties have been established over centuries between First Nations peoples themselves, and with other nations. In Ontario, there are 46 treaties. Fun family inquiry: You can go online and type the words Treaty Map to view by region all the treaties in Canada.

11th Annual HCCF Dinner with Bishop Crosby – Virtual Event

Save the Date: Wed. Nov. 17, 2021 – Reception at 6:30pm; Main Event at 7:00-8:30pm

The Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) supports HCDSB students in need with basic necessities (i.e. food and clothing) & with school activities that have a fee (i.e. team or club fees).

“With this funding the foundation has gratefully reduced the stress impacting the family and helped to ensure access to basic needs.” – HCDSB Social Worker

HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning.  They are looking for companies to be a sponsor at the event and for community members to purchase tickets and to donate.

It is NOT another Zoom call. We are using https://www.kumospace.com/ so you can have fun and interact with your friends. Enjoy a meal and your favourite beverage while you catch up with others.

Join the Halton Catholic Community for an entertaining experience where you can connect with your friends and hear Bishop Crosby’s stories, sense of humour and wisdom.

For more information visit https://www.hccf.ca/evening-with-bishop-crosby/

Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Reminders

For the safety and well-being of all students and staff, parents and guardians must perform daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE leaving for school using the COVID-19 Self-Assessment.

The Government of Ontario daily self-screening tool can be accessed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Halton Region Public Health Mask Updates

Halton Public Health has updated their Public Health Recommendations for Schools 2021-2022 to Version 1.4. Regarding masks that are worn by students, the following are not to be used as substitutes for a properly fitted mask:

  • Face coverings such as a bandana, neck gaiter or any other material;
  • Mingle masks
  • Mesh masks
  • Clear masks are not recommended for routine use, however, they can be used in certain situations where it would strongly aid communication, such as for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

The mask must cover the mouth, nose and chin without leaving a gap in order to limit the spread of respiratory droplets.

Navigating Mental Health Supports in Halton

Navigating mental health supports and services shouldn’t be overwhelming… Is your child/youth experiencing mental health challenges? Not sure where to look for support? COMMUNITY PRESENTATION FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES – ASN Access and System Navigation (ASN) at ROCK was created to help simplify the process and connect children, youth, and families with community-based mental health support and services in Halton with One Call, All Access. To learn more about: Community Youth Programs Nelson Youth Centres Changing Young Lives! One Call, All Access for Child & Youth Mental Health 289-266-0036 There is a Parent Info Night on Wednesday November 3. Topics covered: How to access mental health services for your child/youth, service and program offerings available within the Halton Region and what to expect during the intake process. Join ASN Virtuallly to learn more on November 3, 2021:

Topic: ASN Community Presentation for Youth and Families

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89118870163

Meeting ID: 891 1887 0163

Wishing you all a wonderful Halloween weekend.

Stay safe.

Blessings,

Holy Rosary CES Staff

Bozzo, JudiWeekly Update – November 1-5 2021