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Weekly Update: October 26-30

Weekly Update: October 26- 30

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”  St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

We hope that everyone had a wonderful week.  It was another great week at OLF, and we look forward to a great week this week.  We wish everyone a wonderful Halloween next weekend.

Fall Donation Fundraiser

Our Fall Donation Fundraiser is in full swing. We look forward to concluding this event on October 30th. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated as we continue to support our students and families. For every $25 raised, individual students will receive OLF themed prizes.

TO MAKE A DONATION and receive a tax-deductible donation receipt, simply visit:

https://hcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/269/6/false/true

  • Under GIFT INFORMATION, please select or enter the gift amount
  • Below, next to FUND DESTINATION, on the drop-down menu please choose Our Lady of Fatima and click ADD TO CART
  • In the message field you MUST type “Halloween Dance-a-thon – Name of student(s) and their teacher(s) so that the student can have this amount calculated for class prizes.
  • Tax receipts will automatically be emailed upon successful checkouts

We thank you for your ongoing support to allow OLF to provide the best possible school experience for your children. This is a year like no other, and in these challenging times, your support – and the bonds of our community – mean more than ever. We are very thankful for this, and for the privilege of being back at school teaching your children again this year.

Weather is Changing

The weather is getting cooler and we have noticed more students being dropped off in the morning.  To keep our parking lots safe, we would like to remind any parents using the KissNRide lanes to pull up as far forward as they can to drop off their child.  Staff members are lined up along the sidewalk to help your child get to their destination.  Dropping off your child at the gate causes congestion in the parking lot.  We thank you for your support in this.

On another note, as the weather is getting cooler, please remember warmer jackets, hats and mittens if necessary.

Daily Screening

Thank you to all parents/guardians for performing daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms before leaving for school.  We appreciate you helping our school in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Please note: This screening tool has been updated once again as of October 1st, as the Ministry of Health determine various changes in symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-19 School Screening

Curriculum Night

Thank you to all the parents who logged in for our virtual Curriculum Night last Thursday.  Although there were a couple of hiccups, it was wonderful to have the opportunity for teachers to go over what your children are working on in the classroom.  Anyone who was not able to be there for Curriculum night, please touch base with your child(ren)’s teacher for important information.

Halloween Dance-A-Thon 2020

Information was emailed last Thursday to all families regarding our Annual Halloween Dance-A-Thon.  Although our Dance-A-Thon will look a little bit differently this year, we look forward to adding a little bit of fun for the students.  We will have a dance in the gym (following COVID guidelines) and hope that our families will be able to donate to this annual major fundraiser.  Looking forward to seeing our students in their costumes.

Parish News – St. Benedict Parish

Parents of students up to grade 3!!

For this weekends Children’s Liturgy at Saint Benedict Parish.  You can either access it by going to the parish website (www.stbenedictparish.ca) or by clicking the link: https://bit.ly/34mK7vT.  It is a wonderful way to allow your child to read the current Sunday readings and there are a number of various activities.  Please check it out!

First Aid Opportunities

Students in Grades 4 and up, here are some Virtual first aid and babysitting course opportunities.  If this is something you are interested in, please click on the link below to see the flyer for information and costs.

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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of Our Lady of Fatima CES

Fitzpatrick, DavidWeekly Update: October 26-30