“This Christmas, when Christ comes, will he find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern.” ~St. Theresa of Calcutta
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.
Dear HRM Families,
Thank you to all staff and students for all of their work in producing our annual HRM Christmas Concert. Big thanks to our Christmas Concert committee- Ms. Medeiros, Ms. Sansone, and Ms. Lanktree.
Thank you to our Student Parliament students and staff for all their planning and facilitating of various Christmas activities this month.
Thank you for your continued support this month with the various Christmas initiatives.
Thank you Ms. Ganan and Ms. McNeil for all of your work and dedication- We will miss you! Wishing you all the best with your next journey!
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.
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/
Daily Self-Screening- January 3- January14: As we did for the first two weeks of the school year, when we return to school in the new year, confirmation of daily screening of COVID-19 will be required for all students, staff and visitors during the first two (2) weeks. This will be done through a Microsoft Form for each class. An email will be sent with a direct link- The form should be completed for each child, which means if you have more than one child then you are required to complete more than one form.
Interested in becoming a Lunchtime Supervisor: If you are interested in becoming a lunch time supervisor for the school please contact the school at 905-876-1121 or email Ms. Owens at OwensD@hcdsb.org. All interested individuals must have a valid clear criminal reference check with the vulnerable sector dated within a year.
Promoting Well-Being: How the Christmas Season Can Improve Mental Wellbeing in Children: https://www.rtor.org/2020/12/09/how-the-christmas-season-can-improve-mental-wellbeing-in-children/
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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of Holy Rosary-Milton CES