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Weekly Update for October 18

Daily School Screening

  • Thank you for your continued diligence in completing the COVID-19 school screening for each child every day. Completing the screening, wearing masks, maintaining proper hand hygiene, and distancing are all ways we can help to keep the children in our care and our community safe.

Terry Fox Walk Monday or Tuesday

  • Given our Friday weather forecast, OLP rescheduled its Terry Fox Walk for Monday or Tuesday instead. Classes will stay on school property and walk around the different stations at scheduled times. We are helping our students learn more about Terry and his mission. When we walk, we usually ask for donations to the Terry Fox Foundation; however, we will not be asking students to bring in cash or cheques this year. Instead, we would encourage you to donate online at the link here: http://www.terryfox.ca/OurLadyofPeaceESOakville.

School Pictures Wednesday!

  • Students will have their individual pictures taken at school on Wednesday. At this time, we will not be taking any class photos. A retake day for any students who are absent has been scheduled for November 24. Our photographers will follow our current public health guidelines and show proof of vaccination status to the office.

Volunteers in Schools

  • We are looking forward to being able to begin welcoming volunteers back into our schools. We will be following our board and public health guidelines as we work through this process.
  • Our volunteers help us with activities such as our hot lunch program, reading programs, and other school events. There may also be opportunities to volunteer at home (e.g. by cutting out materials for reading centres or crafts). If you would be interested in volunteering this year, please review the information below and let Mrs. Dore-Anderson know if you have any questions.
    • If you have not volunteered in the school before, you will need to show the school an original of your Vulnerable Sector (Police) Check dated within the last 6 months. For more information about how to complete it, please see the Halton Police Services website here: https://www.haltonpolice.ca/en/services-and-reporting/record-checks.aspx#
    • If you have been a volunteer at the school previously, and we have your 2019 Annual Volunteer Criminal Offence Declaration Form on file, we will be sending home a new declaration for 2021-2022 for you to sign and return to the school. If you are uncertain of what you have on file with us, please contact the office.
    • This year, all volunteers in the school will need to show proof of full vaccination OR negative results through a regular rapid antigen testing program. For more information about what that means, please read the post on the school website here: https://elem.hcdsb.org/ourladyofpeace/2021/10/volunteers-in-schools/

Sacraments for Students in Grades 2 and 7

Hallowe’en at OLP

  • We will celebrate Hallowe’en at OLP on Friday, October 29. Students will need to wear their regular cloth masks to school and may not wear costume masks either as a substitute or in addition to their cloth masks.
  • Students will be able to wear costumes that are:
    • easy to move in as they will wear their costumes all day including outside for recess.
    • have no weapons or toy weapons
    • not overly scary or gory (appropriate for all students)
    • respectful of all cultural heritages
  • When choosing a Hallowe’en costume with your child, you may find it helpful to consider and discuss the following questions:
    • Is my costume making fun of or is it offensive towards a group of people, their culture or religion?
    • Does my costume reinforce jokes and stereotypes about certain groups, cultures, or religions?
    • Am I altering my skin colour, facial, or body features to make them darker or like a particular race, ethnicity, or cultural group?
    • Am I dressing up as a culture or borrowing from a religtion that is not my own or is not part of my background?
    • Do I understand and respect the history or tradition of the culture that I am borrowing my costume from?

Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Mon
OLP Terry Fox Walk (Rain Date)
Oct 18 all day
Oct
20
Wed
Picture Day!
Oct 20 all day
St. Thomas Aquinas Gr 9 International Baccalaureate (IB) Parent & Guardian Information Night
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
21
Thu
Holy Trinity Gr 9 Advanced Placement (AP) Parent & Guardian Information Night
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
27
Wed
Poinsettia Sale – Orders Open
Oct 27 all day
Poinsettia Sale - Orders Open
  • Our Catholic School Council will be hosting a Poinsettia Sale to raise funds for the school.  What a great way to celebrate the Advent season with these beautiful poinsettias which are available in 6, 8, and 10 inch sizes and in different colours!
  • Orders are due by 3 pm on Friday, November 12. Payment can be made through SchoolCashOnline. If you have trouble placing your order through SchoolCashOnline, please contact the office.
  • Plants will be able to be picked up from school on Thursday, December 2. We will share more information about the exact location, times, and procedures closer to December 2.
Oct
29
Fri
Hallowe’en at OLP!
Oct 29 all day
Hallowe'en at OLP!
  • We will celebrate Halloween at OLP today! Students will need to wear their regular cloth masks to school and may not wear costume masks either as a substitute or in addition to their cloth masks.
  • Students will be able to wear costumes that are:
    • easy to move in as they will wear their costumes all day including outside for recess.
    • have no weapons or toy weapons
    • not overly scary or gory (appropriate for all students)
    • respectful of all cultural heritages
  • When choosing a Halloween costume with your child, you may find it helpful to consider and discuss the following questions:
    • Is my costume making fun of or is it offensive towards a group of people, their culture or religion?
    • Does my costume reinforce jokes and stereotypes about certain groups, cultures, or religions?
    • Am I altering my skin colour, facial, or body features to make them darker or like a particular race, ethnicity, or cultural group?
    • Am I dressing up as a culture or borrowing from a religtion that is not my own or is not part of my background?
    • Do I understand and respect the history or tradition of the culture that I am borrowing my costume from?
Nov
5
Fri
The Saidat Show
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Our students in Grades 4-8 will receive a live virtual presentation about the following:

  • Creating Inclusive Environment
  • Combating Discrimination and Racism 
  • Appreciating Diversity 
  • Learning about Social Justice
  • Creating a Socially Responsible Classroom

We will also have access to a 10 part video series for our students in Kindergarten to Grade 3:

  • Creating a Friendly, Kind, and Helpful Classroom
  • Amplifying the Importance of Learning
  • Developing Well-Being
  • Building a Socially Responsible Classroom
  • Discussing Diversity and Inclusion

For more information about the Saidat Show, please see the link here: http://www.saidat.ca/schools/

Nov
8
Mon
Catholic School Council Meeting
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

To participate in our virtual Catholic School Council meeting, please email Mrs. Dore-Anderson for the link.

Nov
11
Thu
Remembrance Day Liturgy
Nov 11 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Remembrance Day Liturgy

We will be marking Remembrance Day with a liturgy at 10:45 am. The liturgy will be virtual. If you are a member of our school community and interested in attending, please contact Mrs. Dore-Anderson.

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