Catholic School Council Meeting Monday
- Our next Catholic School Council Meeting will be on Monday, May 31 at 6:30 pm, and it will be conducted virtually. If you would like to attend the meeting please email Mrs. Dore-Anderson at email@example.com.
COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program Begins Monday
- Beginning Monday, May 31st, youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination through Halton Region’s online booking system.
- Halton Region Public Health will offer first doses to all youth aged 12 to 17 years of age in June, and second doses by the end of August.
- Appointments for the Youth Vaccination Program will be available at Halton COVID-19 vaccination community clinic locations administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
- NOTE: Youth must have had their 12th birthday by the date of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
- For more information, please see the announcement on our school website here: https://elem.hcdsb.org/ourladyofpeace/2021/05/covid-19-youth-vaccination-program/
HCDSB Rainbow Day Tuesday
- We will launch Pride Month with HCDSB Rainbow Day – a day to love one another and celebrate our differences, just as God loves and celebrates each one of us because we are all wonderfully made! All students are invited to wear all of the colours of the rainbow on Tuesday – or to choose their favourite colour and wear it head to toe!
- Drawing on the example of Christ, who preached a message of love and inclusion throughout His ministry, our Catholic schools are called to ensure we are nurturing safe and inclusive learning environments, where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.
- Throughout the month of June, our HCDSB schools will be raising awareness around Pride Month and will journey with the 2SLGBTQ+ community in creating spaces of welcome in a search for dignity and justice for all.
- The information shared with students will be age-appropriate and consistent with grade-level curriculum expectations. As with all material that is taught in our Catholic schools, it will be presented through the lens of our Catholic faith.
Grade 8 Parent/Guardian Workshop – Holy Trinity Grade 9 101 – Thursday
- Parents and guardians of Grade 8 students entering Holy Trinity in September are invited to a virtual meeting about Grade 9 on Thursday night at 6 pm. Please see the flyer below for details and the meeting link.
No school Friday
- There will be no school for students on Friday, June 4 for a professional activity day for staff. We will look forward to seeing the students back in their online classes on Monday, June 7.
- At this time, there is no news about if we will be returning to face-to-face learning. We will continue with our online learning and let you know if there are any updates.
Update on the Sacraments
- Unfortunately, Confirmation for our Grade 7 students and Reconciliation and First Communion for our Grade 2 students have been cancelled for the moment.
- Once the province enters Step 2 of its reopening plan, families may book times to celebrate these sacraments directly through the St. Michael’s Parish website.
- Families will be able to choose the dates and times that best suit them from the ones that will be posted on the website. Students will not be able to celebrate these sacraments as a class, but may be able to choose the same day as a few other classmates depending on the public health guidelines around numbers of people permitted in places of worship and available spaces.
- Cristian Lecanda, the Parish Lay Minister, encourages families to check the parish website as soon as the province enters Step 2 (hopefully sometime in July) to see available dates and times throughout August and into September.
New OCSGE for June
- We will be focusing on the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation A Caring Family Member (I care!) for the month of June.
- For more information about the OCGSE, please see the Institute for Catholic Education website here: http://iceont.ca/resources/ontario-catholic-school-graduate-expectations
Summer Learning Opportunities
- Students in JK – Grade 8 may enroll in the online International and Indigenous Language Program to learn a new language during the summer. The deadline for registration is June 18, and more information and the registration links can be found here: https://merton.hcdsb.org/youth-programs/international-languages/.
- Grade 8 students may also register for an International Languages credit course for September. The registration deadline is September 13, and registration is through myBlueprint. The list of available courses is available at the link here: https://merton.hcdsb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Poster-2021-2022-International-Languages.pdf
- Students in Grades 6-8 may enroll in online Summer Literacy and Numeracy Programs designed to support them in their transition to the next grade. The deadline for registration is June 24, and more information along with the links to register can be found on the Thomas Merton website here: https://merton.hcdsb.org/youth-programs/summer-literacy-and-numeracy/
- Students in Grade 8 may also register for the Reach Ahead program where they can earn a Grade 9 credit in English or Science. The deadline for registration is June 24, and more information about how to register can be found in the flyer below.
Planning for Next Year – Moving?
- If your child will not be returning to OLP next year, please let us know as soon as possible. This information will help us to prepare our classes for next year.
- You can let us know by emailing Mrs. Lupton at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a message on the school’s answering machine.
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun 1 all day
Jun 11 all day
Jun 14 all day
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Families may pick up student belongings and drop off any non essential materials borrowed from the school.
For more information about the procedure, please see the attached letter.
When you come to the school, please:
- Complete the COVID-19 school screening at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ to ensure that you are able to come to the school site. Please note that you will be asked to confirm that you have completed the screening when you arrive, and you will not be allowed to pick up your child’s belongings without having completed it.
- Follow all public health guidelines about masking and distancing, particularly while in line.
- Avoid congregating by going immediately to the designated school entrance and leaving school property as soon as you have picked up or dropped off your child’s belongings.