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HRM Weekly Update- Dec.7

“In face of the hatred and anger of the world we must bring the gentleness and the smile of the Infant Jesus of Bethlehem. In face of the pride of the world we must bring the littleness and powerlessness of the tiny new born baby of the crib.” Little Sister Magdeleine

Dear HRM Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for joining us on our HRM Virtual Christmas Night with Santa- It was a huge success thanks to you!

Thank you for your support with the annual HRM Angel tree, HRM Virtual Bookfair, and Amazing Fundraiser initiatives.  

Thank you Costco for donating backpack to our Grades1-4 students.

Thank you to our awesome staff for all of their support in ensuring we continue to be the fabulous school that we are- Thank you to the following staff:

Ms. Dinning, Ms. Helston, & Ms. Holding for their leadership with recognizing International day/week of people with disabilities

Ms. Cutrara for all of her work with our HRM Virtual Book Fair- Monday is the last day for the Book Fair.

Ms. Ventura, Ms. Gustin, Ms. Flynn, Ms. Helston, Ms. Holding, Ms. Babin, Ms. Ayers, and Ms. Sansone for all their work in preparing for Christmas Night with Santa

Ms. Babin and Ms. Ayers for all their work with the various Christmas initiatives.

Thank you to our wonderful HRM Student Parliament members for creating the Family Kahoot game for Christmas Night with Santa in addition to all the spectacular Christmas initiatives for the month of December.

Thank you to our Kindergarten students and educators for leading this month’s Virtue of the Month Assembly focusing on Self Regulation.

Thank you for your continued support to ensure the COVID guidelines are followed.

Daily Self-Assessment of COVID-19 Symptoms: Staff are to monitor self and students for signs/symptoms of COVID-19.  All Staff and students who are experiencing new or worsening symptoms consistent with COVID- 19 must go home/stay at home and seek appropriate medical attention as required, including getting tested for COVID-19. Take the October 1st Update – COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children and follow the recommendations shared with the new changes highlighted. 

Intent of Return to School (After Christmas Break): If you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from remote learning to in-class instruction, or vice versa, you are asked to complete an online request form.

Important notes before you complete the online form:

  • You are asked to submit a separate form for each child.
  • You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this request. The OEN can be found on a recent report card.
  • This online request form applies to elementary students ONLY. Requests for changes in the learning environment at the secondary school level should be sent to directly to your child’s secondary school Principal.
  • This form does not apply to homeschooling. If your child is currently being homeschooled and you would like to request a change to either in-class instruction or remote learning, please contact your Family of Schools Superintendent.

NOTE: Please do not complete this form unless you want to change your child’s current learning environment – i.e. your child is currently attending in-class instruction and you want to switch to remote (online) learning in a virtual classroom.

CLICK HERE to access the online form to request a change to your child’s learning environment. 

The online form will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020. 

Next Steps: Once the online form has closed, our staff will begin to work through the rescheduling process.  

  • Parents and guardians will receive confirmation of the changes to their children’s learning environment by Friday, December 18, 2020.
  • The changes to your child’s learning environment will come into effect as of Monday, January 11, 2021.  
  • Your child’s current placement (in-class or virtual) will continue to be in place for the week of January 4-7, 2021.

Items’ Drop Off: Keeping in mind the importance of students being on time every day, we also ask you to remember the protocol that was shared with you at the beginning of the year: Parents/guardians will not be allowed to drop off items during the day unless it is an emergency, as access to the school will not be permitted, such items include but not limited to lunches, water bottles, jackets, shoes, etc… Therefore, while we understand that the winter weather can bring some different elements to your morning, we must adhere to our protocols and continue the great work we are doing at HRM. Please ensure that your child is ready for the school day with everything they need for the day as unfortunately we cannot accept any dropped off items unless it is an emergency.

The Importance of Students’ Attendance: This is the time of year when winter takes a toll on school attendance. Snow and slushy weather can keep parents from getting their children to school. So can the colds, fevers and earaches that often come with the winter months, especially this year. Please ensure that you continue to Take the October 1st Update – COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children and follow the recommendations. These absences, even if they are excused, can add up to academic trouble. If it is a snowy or rainy day but school is still open, students miss out on learning if they aren’t in class.  It is essential that students are at school on time, this is especially important due to the challenges we are experiencing this year with COVID.

HRM Christmas Events:

Christmas Night with Santa Recap: please use the following links to access the Liturgy and the hub from last night’s HRM Christmas Night with Santa

HRM Masks & Lanyards: All HRM Masks and Lanyards continue to be on sale through Cash Online for $10 each c00329f0-fda8-4bd9-ab21-5e158107551f.JPG e01c85c8-9f2f-4ae9-bc68-9f3ba051e4a9.JPG HOLY-ROSARY-FACE-MASK-PROOF-2020.png

We are very excited for our HRM Virtual Christmas Concert on Wednesday December 16, 2020.

Promoting Well-Being: Fun COVID-Friendly Christmas Party Ideas for Kids

There are ways we can celebrate Christmas and the holidays with friends and family while still doing our part to flatten the curve. Would we much rather have our standard holiday party complete with hugs, hot coco, and sitting on Santa’s lap? Of course. The holidays may look a little different this year but they can still be full of love, joy, and happiness.

  • Physically distanced Secret Santa
  • Virtual Parties- Bibbity Bobbity Princess Parties, Artistic Way , Glama Gal Kids Spa , Check out more virtual party providers here.
  • Participate in a drive-by Christmas event. You can check out some great options here.
  • Watch a Christmas movie together but apart- Check out Teleparty (formerly known as Netflix Party), MyCircleTV, or Scener to be synch up your video streams and even chat while you watch.
  • Host an online holiday baking party. If you are looking to have someone lead the class, Rooks to Cooks offers a Cookie Party package for kids 7+ that would be the perfect fit for a holiday get together.

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

Grade 4 Testing
Nov 16 – Dec 11 all day
HRM Scholastic Virtual Bookfair
Nov 30 – Dec 7 all day
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Ends
Dec 7 all day
Advent Liturgy
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am
MADD Virtual Presentations – Grades 7-8
Dec 9 all day
Purdy’s Order pick up
Dec 9 all day
MADD Virtual Presentations – Grades 4-6
Dec 10 all day
HRM Christmas Dress Down Day: Santa’s Helper Day (Holiday Hats & Accessories) – $2 Donation or $5 for all Dress Down Days
Dec 11 all day
HRM Virtual Christmas Craft Day (Joy Day)
Dec 11 all day
MADD Virtual Presentations Cont’d – Grades 4-6
Dec 11 all day

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