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HRM Weekly Update- June17

“Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” ~ 1 John 3:18

Dear HRM parents and Guardians,

CONGRATULATIONS to our HRM System Track and Field finalist for an amazing morning on Monday with great results – check out our twitter site for the highlights!

Thank you for the great turnout at the Year End BBQ – thank you to our Catholic School Council for all their work organizing this community event;

Thank you to Mrs. Medeiros, Mrs. Flynn, Mrs. Verissimo, and Mr. Berlingieri for coaching the Boys and Girls Soccer teams and preparing for the Tournaments;

Thank you to Mrs. Holden, Mrs. Helston, and Mrs. Valerio for all the work in coaching the Track and Field team. Special thanks to Mrs. Morassutti and all the parent-volunteers who helped with student transportation to the System Finals last Monday;

Thank you to our HCDSB’s Special Education Department for hosting “Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for All Bonanza” showcasing ABA methodology to help teachers, school staff, administrators, and parents gain a better understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis and its benefit on education;

Thank you to the our HFFT Snack Volunteers for coming out faithfully each week to support our students;

Ice Dawgs Sale– Starting on Monday June 17, Miss. Fernandes’ Class will be selling Ice Dawgs and Freezies every day until quantities last;

Save the Date – Talent Show: This year’s talent show will take place on Thursday June 27 – we hope you can join us for the afternoon performances! Thank you to Miss Sansone and Mme. MacKay for your leadership with the show!

ISW Update: We are pleased to introduce new uniform hoodies for the 2019-2020 School Year as part of our uniform attire. This is a great opportunity as ISW is also sharing the No Tax event for the month of June.

Expected Uniform Attire: Students are to adhere to wearing the approved uniform pieces of navy blue dress-pants and white or navy blue tops with HR logo on it. Female students are also expected to wear white or blue tights when not dressed in pants. Students are asked to only wear white or navy blue undershirts. Lastly, all students are expected to wear closed toe shoes at all times.

Medical Conditions – Parent/Guardian Packages: Given that the school year is drawing to a close, please assist us by addressing the following items:

  • If we currently hold medication for your child, please note that it must be picked up by dismissal (2:05 p.m.) on Friday, June 28, 2019. We do not store medications over the summer.  

Medication or any other medical apparatus (i.e. AeroChamber ®, EpiPen ®),
which is not picked up will be sent home with your child at dismissal.
For safety reasons, please immediately inspect your child’s backpack for medications upon arrival at home.

  • We are sending home health care forms for the 2019-2020 school year. Please complete the forms. The completed forms MUST be completed and returned to the school during the week of August 26, 2019. Please DO NOT return the new forms package prior to the end of the current school year (June 28, 2019).

With these completed forms, please provide:

  • Updated medication for the 2019-2020 school year in a Ziploc® bag that is clearly labeled with your child’s name.
  • For PRESCRIBED medications, complete MEDS.1-P form (Request and Consent for the Administration of Prescribed Medication) PRIOR to your child’s first day in September 2019.

Please understand that at the beginning of the school year, parents assume complete responsibility for the administration of the medications their children require until such time as all the requirements of #2 above are satisfied in full.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation regarding the safe provision of medication and the information pertaining to your child. Their safety, and the safety of all other students, is our priority.

Dressing for the Weather: With the warm weather we have been experiencing, it is important that students are dressed appropriately for recess. Please send your child to school with a hat and a water bottle to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the day. We would encourage you to make applying sunscreen part of your morning routine rather than send it to school. If you are sending sunscreen to school, please make sure that it is not a spray application as the sprays can make floors slippery if misapplied.

Grade 6-8 Math and Language Summer School Programs: All grade 6-8 HCDSB students are able to register for Summer School with programs focusing on Language and Math. Summer School is offered at three sites: Jean Vanier-Milton, Corpus Christi- Burlington, and Holy Trinity- Oakville. Students may register for session 1 (July2-July12) and/or session 2 (July15-July26). Please use the following link to register your child, if interested, before June 22:

Play Day– Wednesday June 26 (rain date June 27)-Students are asked to come in comfortable clothing and running shoes to enjoy this fun filled day! Thank you Mme. Poste for organizing the morning!

Summer School Camp Opportunities:

  1. Girls Inc. Sumemr Camp 2019- : Girls Inc of Halton’s mission is to “inspire all girls to be strong smart andbold.” During the school year we offer research based programs, in 21 schools across Hlaton Region that include: Friendly PEERsuasion, Media Smarts, Discovery Leadership and Action for Safety.

2.     Summer Art Program at the Rock:body-confidence-and-self-esteem-poster

Promoting Well-Being – Raising Resilient Children

Resiliency is commonly thought of as the ability to ‘bounce back’ when faced with a challenge. It helps us to cope with our feelings so we can learn from an experience and move forward. For a child this could mean; having a disagreement with a friend, failing a test or not making a team.

Tips for raising resilient children:

  • Build and maintain relationships. Children need to feel that they belong and have people who support them.
  • Be a positive role model. Children learn by watching.
  • Teach optimistic thinking. Children with a positive outlook have more confidence and self-esteem.
  • Use positive discipline practices. Help children learn and understand the impact of their behaviours, actions and choices. Set clear, reasonable limits. Tell and show what behaviour is expected (not just what children shouldn’t do) and use fair consequences.
  • Give children choices. Helps build decision making skills.
  • Encourage creative problem solving. Helps children think about alternate solutions.
  • Teach children how to be assertive. Show children how to confidently and respectfully communicate their thoughts, feelings and needs to others in a way that is not hurtful.
  • Help your child identify and develop strengths. Encourage them to try new things. Praise their efforts.
  • Help your child identify and name their feelings. Learning to recognize and label their emotions is the first step in teaching ways to effectively express emotions.
  • Build parenting resiliency. Ask for help. Read parenting books or attend parenting workshops.
  • – Healthy Schools Halton 

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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of Holy Rosary-Milton CES

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