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Weekly Update for October 25

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, distancing, and staying home when sick are all ways we can help to keep the children in our care and our community safe.

Thank you!

  • Thank you for your support for our Terry Fox Walk on Tuesday. We are glad that our students had the opportunity to support such a worthy cause and learn about an exemplary person.
  • Thank you too to the people who have returned their Annual Volunteer Criminal Offence Declaration Form or have shared their updated Vulnerable Sector (Police) Check with us in preparation for being able to volunteer in the school this year. For more information about the requirements for volunteering, please see our 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!
  • Classrooms will hold their own celebrations appropriate to the students’ ages and interests, and educators will share more information about that with students as we draw closer to Hallowe’en.
  • Please remember that students are not allowed to share food at any time to protect those in our school community with life-threatening allergies, and this includes special occasions like Hallowe’en. Food treats sent to school will not be distributed and will be sent home with your child. While providing treats is not necessary, if you would like to have your child share an individual, non-edible treat with other students in the class, you may send it to school on Friday, October 29. As per our updated public health guidelines, we do not need to quarantine shared items this year.
  • Students will be able to wear costumes that are:
    • easy to move in and not a tripping hazard to others as they will be worn all day including outside for recess.
    • without weapons or toy weapons
    • not overly scary or gory (appropriate for all students)
    • respectful of all cultural heritages
  • 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.
  • 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 religion 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?

Dressing for the Weather

  • We will continue to encourage outdoor play and learning as much as possible this year, so please send your children to school prepared for the cooler weather.
  • Students should have both indoor and outdoor shoes (or boots) here at school.
  • Unless it is raining heavily, we will head outside for recess, so please ensure your child has a water-resistant coat with a hood or a hat. Students are not permitted to use umbrellas on the school yard during recess.
  • Thank you in advance for your help and support in keeping our students active and healthy!

Upcoming Events

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.

Nov
12
Fri
Poinsettia Sale – LAST DAY TO PLACE YOUR ORDER
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Poinsettia Sale - LAST DAY TO PLACE YOUR ORDER
  • Our Catholic School Council will be hosting a Poinsettia Sale to raise funds for the school.  What a great way to celebrte 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.
Nov
17
Wed
Picture Orders Due
Nov 17 all day
Picture Orders Due

Today is the last day to place your school picture order. You can do so online or by returning the form and payment to your child’s teacher. If you would like your child to have retakes, he or she can return the package to the photographer on November 24.

HCCF – Evening with Bishop Crosby
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm
HCCF - Evening with Bishop Crosby
  • The Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) supports HCDSB students in need with basic necessities (i.e. food and clothing) & with school activities that have a fee (i.e. team or club fees).
  • HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning.
  • Please consider donating to the foundation by attending the Evening with Bishop Crosby on Wednesday, November 17.
  • For more information, please see the website here: https://www.hccf.ca/evening-with-bishop-crosby/
Nov
23
Tue
Last Day to Book Interviews
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Today is the last day to book your interview for November 25 or 26. Please refer to the email sent November 12 for more information about how to book.

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