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Parent Weekly Update April 26-30

Reminders & Information:

  • Remote Learning: Thank you to our staff, students and parents who have successfully shifted to remote learning. We recognize the extra efforts and support that remote learning requires. If you have any concerns please know that as a school we are here to help. Please reach out to your child’s teacher and/or Amy Robinson (robinsonam@hcdsb.org) with any questions or concerns.
  • Catholic School Council BINGO! A reminder we have another family BINGO night happening on April 28th at 6:30pm. Families can register for this event by purchasing Bingo cards through School Cash Online. Registration closes at noon on April 27th! All registered families will receive two emails on Wednesday, April 28th: one email with the link to the event; and a second email with your Bingo cards.
  • Catholic School Council Hanging Basket Fundraiser: Our Catholic School Council has organized a Mother’s Day Hanging Basket Fundraiser in support of technology in the school.  Orders are due by April 30th.  Go to SchoolCash to place your order.
  • Virtual 5km Spring Walk/Run: On the weekend of May 14-16 we invite the LC Community to join us for a family fitness event as a school fundraiser to support school initiatives, resources and technology.  Donations can be made through School Cash Online up to May 17th.  All families who register by making a donation through School Cash Online will receive an electronic certificate of completion.  Share the family fun on Social Media using #LCSPRINGFUN
  • iDARE Parent Town Hall: Save the date for our upcoming iDARE Parent Town Hall on May 4th at 6:30pm. iDARE is our committee dedicated to inclusion, diversity, anti-racism and equity. Join us on May 4th to hear from our iDARE Student Reps and Parent Reps. We will also have a short keynote address related to equity and inclusion. We hope you can join us!
  • Moving? If you are moving and will not be at Lumen Christi CES next year please notify Mrs. MacDonald (macdonaldj2@hcdsb.org) as this is important information in our school and class placement planning for next year.
  • Class Placement: The planning process that will result in the school / class organization for the 2021-2022 school year is currently underway. Part of this planning process involves teachers organizing student class placements.  As you can appreciate, many hours of consultation and meetings go into the class building process to ensure the appropriate placement of all students.  In building classes we use the following criteria:
    • Heterogeneous groupings—a balance of abilities in each class.
    • A balance according to gender.
    • Best matching the students’ learning style with the teacher’s teaching style.
    • If a child was in a combined class this year, we will do our best to try to place that child in a straight grade class. However, this is not always possible.
    • Social blending – who works well with whom

Please note that parental input is important to us and is weighed with the above mentioned criteria. Specific teacher requests cannot be considered.  Rather, if necessary, parental input, in the form of an email to the Principal, Mr. J. Jurus (jurusj@hcdsb.org) should focus on the learning style of the student and the type of environment the student best learns in.  Emails must be submitted to Mr. Jurus no later than Monday, May 3, 2021.  

Please remember that many discussions go into developing classes that maximize opportunities for each child to learn and be successful. Your ongoing trust and support in our professional judgment is appreciated.

Robinson, AmyParent Weekly Update April 26-30