“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” Rosa Parks
Dear HRM Parents and Guardians,
Thank you Ms. Holden and the Grade5/6 for leading the Ash Wednesday Liturgy.
Thank you Ms. Dinning for preparing and leading Pink Shirt Day activities.
Thank you to all the families for sharing your Shrove Tuesday Pictures.
Daily Self-Assessment of COVID-19 Symptoms: The COVID-19 School Screening Tool has been changed and will now require students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, even those with only one (1) symptom, must stay home until:
- They receive a negative COVID-19 test result.; OR
- They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.; OR
- It has been 10 days since their symptom onset, and they are feeling better.
The new single-symptom screening criteria in the COVID-19 daily screening tool has now been applied and has been in effect since Thursday afternoon. Parents and guardians are reminded to complete theCOVID-19 School Screening Toolfor each child every day before leaving home for school or child care:https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/.
The Ministry of Health has now indicated that all individuals living in the same household are now required to self-isolate when a family member has COVID-19 symptoms, even if the family member only has one (1) symptom. The following isolation requirements now apply:
All members in a household of a symptomatic individual are required to self-isolate until the individual:
- Receives a negative COVID-19 test result; OR
- Receives an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.
If someone in your household tests positive, or is not tested and does not receive an alternative diagnosis from a health care professional:
- This individual must isolate (including from others in your household) for 10 days from the date of experiencing symptoms. AND
- All members of the same household must isolate for 14 days from their last date of exposure with the symptomatic family/household member.
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
HRM Lenten Promise: Please join us and/or support the HRM Team for the 24hour fast- the event will take place on March 30-31. More details will follow on the event by Ms. Murad https://www.canadahelps.org/s/BnpXS
Friendly Reminder: All report cards will be emailed to families on Wednesday February 24, 2021.
Pink Shirt Day: Wednesday February 24th is Pink Shirt Day! This day brings attention to bullying and treating everyone with dignity and respect. The theme for our school is spreading kindness and love. On Wednesday, staff and students are encouraged to wear a Pink Shirt and participate in activities within your classroom. This is the website for Pink Shirt Day https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/. Students will be exploring different resources that were provided by Ms. Dinning.
HCDSB Hosting a Parent Information Meeting for Students with Special Education Needs Entering Kindergarten: The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be hosting an Information Meeting on March 24, 2021, for parents of students with special education needs entering Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year. The meeting will be facilitated by Special Education staff, where they will share information about their individual roles, and supports and services offered by HCDSB. Parents/guardians will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Special Education staff, and learn more about the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC).
Event Details: Parents and guardians are invited to join us live on Microsoft Teams on March 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. to learn more about special education at HCDSB. See the event poster here!Parents/guardians who have already registered their child for Kindergarten will be sent a link to the meeting via email from their child’s school. If you have not yet registered for Kindergarten, please contact the school for the meeting link.
More Information: For more information on the Special Education Program at HCDSB, please visit the HCDSB website.
Grade 7 – 10 Students Invited to Voyage Science’s STEM Careers Virtual Conference:Students in Grades 7 – 10 are invited to tune into Voyage Science’s STEM Careers Conference on February 22-24, 2021 to learn more about careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)!Voyage Science is an organization run by International Baccalaureate (IB) students at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School. The goal of the organization is to enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of STEM.The conference will feature esteemed professionals, innovative workshops and a university students’ panel. See the event flyer here!For more information about the conference, and to register, please visit Voyage Science’s website and the HCDSB website.
Promoting Well-Being: How can I nurture my child’s mental health?
Help children build strong, caring relationships:
- It’s important for children and youth to have strong relationships with family and friends. Spend some time together each night around the dinner table.
- A significant person who is consistently present in a child’s life plays a crucial role in helping them develop resilience. This person—often a parent or other family member—is someone your child spends a lot of time with and knows they can turn to when they need help.
- Show your children how to solve problems.
Help children and youth develop self-esteem, so that they feel good about themselves:
- Show lots of love and acceptance.
- Praise them when they do well. Recognize their efforts as well as what they achieve.
- Ask questions about their activities and interests.
- Help them set realistic goals.
Listen, and respect their feelings:
- It’s OK for children and youth to feel sad or angry. Encourage them to talk about how they feel.
- Keep communication and conversation flowing by asking questions and listening to your child. Mealtime can be a good time for talking.
- Help your child find someone to talk to if they don’t feel comfortable talking to you.
Create a safe, positive home environment:
- Be aware of your child’s media use, both the content and the amount of time spent on screens. This includes TV, movies, Internet, and gaming devices. Be aware of who they might be interacting with on social media and online games.
- Be careful about discussing serious family issues—such as finances, marital problems, or illness—around your children. Children can worry about these things.
- Provide time for physical activity, play, and family activities.
- Be a role model by taking care of your own mental health: Talk about your feelings. Make time for things you enjoy.
In difficult situations, help children and youth solve problems:
- Teach your child how to relax when they feel upset. This could be deep breathing, doing something calming (such as a quiet activity they enjoy), taking some time alone, or going for a walk.
- Talk about possible solutions or ideas to improve a situation and how to make it happen. Try not to take over.
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