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Weekly Update – Week of June 25th to June 29th, 2018

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.” – George Elliston

THANK YOU!

To our Halton Food for Thought volunteers for all their work this year preparing morning snacks on Tuesday and Thursdays.  There will not be any recess program this week of school as volunteers will be cleaning and organizing for next year.

To our Catholic School Council for a fantastic Year End Family Picnic & Movie Night. Also, thanks to the many families that came out on Thursday, June 21st, 2018.

CRIMINAL REFERENCE CHECK & VULNERABLE SECTOR SCREENING

Our Lady of Victory Catholic School values and encourages parent involvement in our school.  School trips, lunch days, or classroom assistance…we can always use your help!  That being said, it is important to ensure the safety of our children, and therefore, all volunteers must have a valid Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening on file at the school.  This initial copy must be dated within 6 months prior to the current date.

Fortunately, Police Record Checks are now available ONLINE. Residents of Halton Region, aged 21 and older can apply for Police Information Checks and Police Vulnerable Sector Checks for employment and volunteer purposes online 24 hours a day, seven days a week without having to attend one of our police locations.  Please see the document below for further details.

To avoid the rush in September, we strongly encourage families to consider completing their Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening checks during the summer months.

Online Police Record Check

HOLY ROSARY PARISH

Thank you to Father Peter and Father Kevin for their spiritual guidance throughout the school year.

Our Grade 8 Graduation Mass will take place on Tuesday, June 26th at 10:00am.  All welcome!

Check out the Holy Rosary Parish website is http://www.holyrosaryparish.ca/

YEAR END LITURGY & GRADE 8 VIDEO/SLIDESHOW

Please consider joining us for our Year End Liturgy and Grade 8 Video/Slideshow on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 11:00am.  All welcome!

EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

Friday, June 29th, 2018 is the last day of school and is an Early Dismissal day (1:55pm).  Be sure to make the appropriate arrangements.  Please note that the transportation schedule has been amended to support the earlier dismissal time.

GRADE 8 CLAP-OUT

Don’t miss out! Our Grade 8 students will be participating in the annual Grade 8 Clap-Out on Friday, June 29th, 2018 beginning at 1:30pm. All welcome!

BECOMING A CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE

On October 22nd, 2018, Catholic School Board elections will be held throughout Ontario. If you are interested in the vocation of Catholic School Trusteeship, OCSTA has created a pamphlet for information on what this role entails: http://www.ocsta.on.ca/municipal-election/

ISW UNIFORM SALE

Please see the announcement on our website for the ‘Save the Tax’ event during the month of June, 2018

PROMOTING WELL-BEING

Feeling Good about the Inside and Out

With messages from media that put pressure on young girls to be thin and on boys to be strong and muscular, there can be a lot of questions from parents and children as to what is a healthy body.

Children of all ages, shapes, and sizes need parental support and positive role modeling to help them make healthy lifestyle choices. Tips to help your children eat healthy, be active and feel good about themselves: * Use Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide for shopping and meal planning.

* Help children recognize their hunger cues: eat when hungry and stop when full.

* Encourage children to be active every day. Health Canada recommends 90 minutes of physical activity per day for children.

* Try to be active as a family. Choose structured and unstructured activities that are fun.

* Recognize that healthy bodies come in a variety of weights, shapes and sizes.

* Let your child know that gaining weight is part of growing, especially during puberty.

* Be aware of your own attitudes about food, weight and exercise. Be a good role model, your children are watching! – Healthy Schools Halton

Upcoming events:

Jun
25
Mon
Freezie Sales continue this week…
Jun 25 – Jun 26 all day
Play Day
Jun 25 all day
Welcome Scout & Elaine – Therapy Dog
Jun 25 – Jun 26 all day
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
26
Tue
Grade 8 Graduation Luncheon
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all day
Pizza Day
Jun 26 all day
Pizza Day – LAST DAY
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all day
Play Day – RAINDATE
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all day
Term 2 Report Cards & Communication of Learning Documents go home!
Jun 26 all day
Grade 8 Graduation Mass
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jun
27
Wed
Pita Pit – LAST DAY
Jun 27 all day
Pita Pit Lunch
Jun 27 all day
Year End Liturgy & Grade 8 Graduation Video/Slideshow
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
28
Thu
Grade 8 Graduation Activity Day
Jun 28 all day
Lunch Pails Inc.
Jun 28 all day
Term 2 Report Card & Communication of Learning Documents Confirmation Slips due
Jun 28 all day
Jun
29
Fri
Early Dismissal – 1:55pm
Jun 29 all day
Last Day of Instruction (Elementary Schools Only)
Jun 29 all day
Medical Item Pick-up
Jun 29 all day
Grade 8 ‘CLAP – OUT’
Jun 29 @ 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Sep
24
Mon
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Sep 24 – Oct 3 all day

The Thanksgiving Food Drive will run from Monday, September 24th to Wednesday, October 3rd. Non-perishable donations in most need are canned meat, fruit, and vegetables. All donations will support the charity Food For Life. The classroom who collects the most items will win a prize!

Sep
27
Thu
Lunch Pails
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Curriculum Night @ OLV
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sep
28
Fri
Orange Shirt Day
Sep 28 all day
Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – Week of June 25th to June 29th, 2018