“Now is the acceptable time spoken of by the Spirit, the day of salvation, peace, and reconciliation: the great season of Advent.” ~St. Charles Borromeo
PRAYER FOR ADVENT
As you light your candle(s) for each week of Advent invite all who gather to share in this prayer:
God, Send your light into our hearts and fill us with joy,
as we prepare for the birth of your Son.
Transform our lives into images of Jesus
so that your light will shine through us.
Lord, fill the world with your peace, hope, and love this Advent.
The 3rd Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday. On this day we celebrate that our waiting for the birth of Jesus on Christmas day is almost over. Rose is a liturgical color that is used to signify joy, so we light the single pink candle on the third Sunday of Advent. The 3rd Sunday of Advent symbolizes Joy with the “Shepherd’s Candle” reminding us of the Joy the world experienced at the coming birth of Jesus. Read from more about the Advent Wreath Tradition and Meaning (information taken from the Catholic Company).
Dear HRM Families,
Thank you to our amazing Student Parliament members and staff for organizing Joy Day and all the activities for the day.
Thank you to our wonderful Volleyball coaches for all of their time and dedication as we have started the Volleyball season. They are certainly the reason we are able to participate in the season and provide this great opportunity for our students.
Thank you Grade3 students, Ms. Mederios, and Ms. Flynn, for leading our Advent Liturgy.
Thank you to our Christmas Concert committee for planning and facilitating our annual HRM Christmas Concert- Thank you to all our staff and student for your work and time.
Rapid Antigen Test Kits for In-Person Learners: During the week of Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th your child will be taking home a Rapid Antigen Screening Kit for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday. The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school. These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status, however, should only be used when a child is asymptomatic (does not have any symptoms of COVID-19) and has not had any exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19. Please note, your child’s participation in this rapid antigen screening is voluntary and is not a required action for return to school after the Christmas break. Thank you for your ongoing support as we work closely with the Ministry of Education and Halton Public Health to help keep our community safe and healthy for all.
HRM Christmas Concert: Like previous years, all students and staff will participate in creating this year’s HRM Christmas Concert to showcase the amazing talents in addition to celebrating the season of Christmas. We will send a direct link to access the concert and it will be viewed with students in their classes on Thursday, December 16.
Planning to travel outside of Canada this Christmas Break? Please refer to the email sent by Director Daly on November 18 in addition to the email sent by Ms. Murad and Ms. Owens on December 1. Please ensure that you inform your child’s teacher of your travel plans and duration beforehand to create a plan of study and complete the necessary form. Also, please remember that all students who are not vaccinated or are not fully vaccinated cannot attend school for 14days. http://federal directives related to international travel and quarantine requirements.
COVID-19 Safety Measures: For the safety and well-being of all students and staff, parents and guardians must perform daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE leaving for school using the COVID-19 Self-Assessment.
- Check your child’s temperature to ensure they do not have a fever (temperature greater than 37.8C)
- Monitor for signs and symptoms (including atypical symptoms) of COVID-19
- Individuals experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool, must not attend school and should follow the guidance provided in the screening tool
The Government of Ontario daily self-screening tool can be accessed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
Winter is here! Please ensure your child is dressed each day to play outside at recess. Students are outside for all regular outside activities when it is warmer than -15°C. When temperatures range between -15°C to -20°C, students may remain outside for no longer than 20-minute intervals, once temperatures are colder than -20°C students must remain inside.
Inclement Weather: As winter weather is fast approaching, parents are reminded to visit our website for important information and reminders regarding our Inclement Weather procedures and the Inclement Weather Transportation Zones map: http://bit.ly/HCDSBInclementWeather
Looking for notifications on bus delays and cancellations?
Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) provides important information for parents and students who ride the bus to and from school. Bus delays and cancellation information can be found directly on the Delays & Cancellations page.
Kindergarten Registrtaion is Now Open: Our school board offers online Kindergarten registration, making registering your child for school as easy as 1, 2, 3! Parents can upload the required documents directly through the online registration portal.
- Birth Certificate (required for Year 1 and Year 2)
- Year 1 children are required to be 4 years of age on or before December 31, 2022.
- Year 2 children (new to the school) are required to be 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2022.
- Student OR Parent Roman or Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal certificate
IMPORTANT: If your child has no Roman/Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal certificate, your child may be admitted if one parent can provide a Roman/Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal certificate. Please refer to the Board’s Operating Policy I-22 for more information.
- Proof of address
Parents and guardians who have NOT already uploaded their required documents in the online registration portal are encouraged to make an appointment to visit their school on January 25 or 26, 2022 to complete the registration process.
Please note: Children currently registered in the Year 1 Kindergarten program are not required to register for the Year 2 program. Placement in the Year 2 program will be processed by the school, unless otherwise stated.
For more information on HCDSB’s Kindergarten program and the registration process, please visit our website: Kindergarten Registration.
Promoting Well-Being: Wellbeing in the Festive Season: https://charliewaller.org/information/mental-wellbeing/christmas-wellbeing
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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of Holy Rosary-Milton CES