Love is the measure of faith. ~ Pope Francis
Dear HRM Parents and Guardians,
Thank you to all the families who continue to support our upcoming Halloween Dance-a-Thon. We appreciate the many pledges and welcome your donations helping create a successful school event! For anyone wishing to still submit pledges or donate prizes, contributions will be accepted until Thursday, October 31st.
Thank you to the HFFT, Drummond Farms, and the Tandia Financial Credit Union for their contribution of apples for students as they participated in the Halton Big Crunch Event promoting healthy eating. Students were super excited and everyone’s crunch could be heard throughout the school!
Thank you to our Volleyball Coaches for their time and commitment preparing our athletes for their participation in tournaments and the Catholic Cup. The skill and sportsmanship demonstrated by all athletes were certainly something to be proud of! Congratulations to our Boys Volleyball Team for their Championship win at the BR Tournament. What an outstanding accomplishment!
Thank you to our Grade 7 teachers for helping prepare our students for their upcoming Confirmation. We are all excited for the students as they receive this beautiful sacrament.
Lunchtime Supervisor: We are currently in need of an additional lunchtime supervisor to support students over the lunch hour. This is a paid position which requires a daily commitment from 12:10pm to 1:10pm. Anyone interested is asked to please contact the school office.
Halloween Costume Selection Consideration: Halloween is a great time to dress up and have fun with costumes. In our Catholic education community, we want to ensure costumes promote respect, inclusion and empathy for all individuals. As you select a Halloween costume for your child/ren, we encourage conversation about becoming critical thinkers and social justice champions in all respects of our lives. By asking ourselves questions such as “Is my costume making fun of a group of people, culture or religion?”, “Does my costume reinforce jokes and stereotypes about certain groups, cultures or religions?”, “Am I altering my skin colour, facial/body features to make it darker/lighter or like a particular race, ethnicity, or cultural group?”, “Do I understand and respect the history or tradition of the culture that I am borrowing my costume from?” we can all work towards being a respectful member of society. A reminder that costumes must be in keeping with our Catholic values. Students will be able to come to school dressed in their Halloween costumes (no masks, fake blood, or weapons please).
The Power of Communication!
Some of the most important things you can communicate to a child are that feelings are OK, mistakes are fixable, and there’s nothing they could do that would push you away or make you love them less. Behaviour is not perfect, it is communication. Embrace the imperfect and show children they are worth holding close to your heart…no matter what. ~ Kelly Bartlett
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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of Holy Rosary-Milton CES