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June 22- 26 Announcements

This Week’s Announcements:

Thank you for your continued participation and support of your child and our teachers as we complete week ten of Distance Learning.

Thank you to our amazing staff and families for an awesome Grade8 Graduation this week– the virtual ceremony will be sent this Tuesday along with our Grade8 Liturgy. We will also post the ceremony on our school website over the weekend for our community to enjoy!

Thank you to our Grade 8 Team and the Strategic Communications Department at the HCDSB for all their creativity and support producing the Holy Rosary-Milton CES 2020 Graduation Ceremony.

Thank you to all who signed up for Curbside Pick Up and Drop Off.  Please contact you child’s teacher if you still haven’t booked a timeslot for available time.

We will have the following ready for you to Pick Up at door ten:

  • Personal belongings in lockers, desks and cubbies 
  • EpiPens® or other medications
  • Yearbook if ordered
  • HRM “We are All in it Together” T-Shirt if ordered
  • Refund cheques for Milk, Pizza, and Grade7 Trip (refunds due to cash payments)

Please bring the following for Drop Off at door one: (PLEASE CLEARLY LABEL)

  • Technology (devices) borrowed 
  • Special education equipment 
  • Sports uniforms
  • Library books
  • Textbooks
  • Musical instruments and mouth pieces (where applicable)

Please note that all devices/technology will need to be returned by the end of June.

ISW June Sale – Save 10% on your entire purchase

·       Returning Students – Log into your account to shop for your uniform. Our new chat window lets you connect with one of your uniform experts while you shop!

·       New Students 3 WAYS TO SHOP
  1. IN-STORE APPOINTMENT – New families are welcome to book an in-store one-on-one appointment with one of our uniform experts.
  2. VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT – New families are welcome to book an appointment from home via video chat with one of our uniform experts.
  3. ONLINE LIVE CHAT – Our new chat window lets you connect with one of our uniform experts while you shop.   ~ https://www.iswuniforms.com/

Donate Your Empty Bottles to Food4Kids Halton!

Food4Kids Halton is a not-for-profit organization that provides healthy food packages for at-risk children who have limited access to food.

From June 22 to July 9th, Food4Kids Halton will be available to collect empty bottles from families in our community. If you have empty bottles (wine, beer, coolers, liquor bottles or cans) Food4Kids Halton will take them! For more information and to find out ways to donate, please visit: www.food4kidshalton.ca

Promoting Well-Being Mental Health Family Stress

When we first become parents, the hopes and dreams we have for our children are boundless. These tiny little humans who we have sworn to nurture, protect and love without condition have a lifetime of opportunities awaiting them. But life is unpredictable, and we face challenges for which we are unprepared. No matter how fiercely we fight to protect our children, there are some things in life we can’t control. According to the World Health Organization, 20% of adolescents (age 10-19) will experience a mental health condition, and now with families facing life during the Coronavirus, those mental health conditions will intensify. In the article Mental health and psychological resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization outlines the impact that COVID-19 can have on children and families and makes recommendations on how to handle this unprecedented time.

When a loved one, especially one of our children has a mental health disorder, the added stress it brings to the other members of the family can be overwhelming. Not only are there day to day challenges, but when an extreme crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic hits, managing life becomes much more difficult. If your family is coping with the stress of a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder, here are some tips to bring a little peace to your life and ease some of the anxiety in the home.

  1. Build family relationships – 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis.
  2. Find a support system – Resources for Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19.
  3. Learn to cope with fear and anxiety – 7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic.
  4. Be an advocate – Coping With Anxiety and Depression During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
  5. Stop blaming yourself – Helping Children Cope with Emergencies.
  6. Take a break – How to Look After Your Mental Health During a Pandemic.

Whether you are new to this journey or have been on this road for a long time, it is always a good idea to check in with yourself and your family. The stress of caring for someone with a mental health condition can make you feel powerless. With a strategy in place for dealing with the obstacles ahead, you and your family can stay strong together. ~https://stressfreekids.com/131475/mental-health-family-stress/

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Elementary PrincipalJune 22- 26 Announcements