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Weekly Update – Oct 4-8 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families!

Thank you for being wonderfully present this week with the celebrations of the Sacraments and Curriculum Night. It is truly wonderful to connect in these ways – and we hope to have more opportunities for families to engage and connect as the year progresses.

This week we look forward to celebrating and honouring our School Patron, ‘Our Lady of the Rosary’, on October 7th. Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day is a day of devotion, as we look to Our Lady to intercede, and be a role model for us all. Take this opportunity as a family to pray the Rosary and honour the Mother of our Lord Jesus.

Celebration of the Sacraments

Thank you to Monsignor Martin, Mrs. Edmondstone, Mrs. Sparks, the Holy Rosary Parish Pastoral Team and Holy Rosary Staff for their spiritual leadership and support of our Grade 3 and 8 students who celebrated the sacraments this week. We also thank the parents, families and friends who helped prepare the children and attended the masses.  Each mass was a beautiful celebration of our faith and most memorable for our First Communicants and Confirmandi.  We look forward to one more celebration of the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Oct. 2 at 1:30pm.

Daily Screening – Keeping Our Community Safe

For the safety and well-being of all students and staff, parents/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/

For everyone’s safety and wellness, students should not attend school if they feel unwell.

Family Information/Consent Form – Action Required

A friendly reminder that this year we will be collecting this information electronically, and are asking parents/guardians to complete the form online.

Parents are asked to complete the form, which may be accessed HERE.­   The form should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Please be advised we are now kindly requesting that parents complete the electronic consent form for each child, to allow all information to be uploaded correctly.  Thank you to those who have already completed the form.

Important Information before Completing the Form:

  • If you have more than one child enrolled in an HCDSB school, please complete a separate form for each child.
  • Only one parent/guardian is required to complete a form for each child.
  • You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this form. The OEN can be found on a recent report card.
  • Please ensure you are submitting your child’s preferred name or the name you provided at registration.
  • The form can be completed using a computer, smart phone, or tablet.

Truth & Reconciliation – Orange Shirt Day – September 30th

As a school community we recognized the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day on Thursday, Sept. 30th. Thank you to Ms. Khader and her Grade 7 class for a profound and engaging school liturgy. Thank you to our school community for helping with the learning, awareness and sharing the message “Every Child Matters”.

Catholic School Council 2021-2022

A very special thank you to those parents who have submitted their candidate’s form to serve our community as members of our Catholic School Council.  Our CSC Members are for 2021/22 are:

Parent Representatives:  T. Arruda Newns, M. Bradshaw, P. Cutaia, B. Hamlet, N. Martini, S. Patenaude, D. Santaguida, S. Tonkovich

B. Sparks – Parish Rep., M. Woods – Non-Teaching Rep, S. Cabral – Teaching Rep., R. Maga – Alt. Teaching Rep., R. LoPresti – Principal

Our first Catholic School Council Meeting will be held virtually on Monday, October 4th @6:30pm via Microsoft Teams. All parents are welcome to attend – please email Mrs. Bozzo at: bozzoj@hcdsb.org if you would like to attend our virtual meetings.

World Teacher’s Day 2021 – October 5, 2021

The Theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021 is “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”. The United Nations (UNESCO) presented this theme for teachers’ day in respect of their determined and diligent efforts in the crucial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.  We are honoured to serve as educators at Holy Rosary and thank you for your continued support.

Friendly Reminders:

Parking Lot/Kiss and Ride – kindly use the parking lot if you need to exit the car to escort your child to the gate, or if your child needs more time to exit your car – ‘Kiss and Ride’ should be reserved for a happy send-off and a quick and safe drop off.

Photo Day – we will share updated information soon.

Coming to School Prepared – students are reminded to share in the responsibility to come to school prepared with all their belongings, including their lunch, snack and water bottle each day. Thank you.

Friday October 8 – PA Day – Faith Day for Staff, no school for students.

Monday October 11 – Thanksgiving Holiday. There is no school on Thanksgiving Day. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Have a great weekend.

Blessings,

The Holy Rosary CES Staff

Bozzo, JudiWeekly Update – Oct 4-8 2021