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September 27 – October 1 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week…

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the many blessings that we have such as good health, family, friends, shelter, and food. We will continue the initiative with our Thanksgiving Food Drive. As a school community, we have decided to support those in need through the Food for Life Food Drive. Food for Life has grown into the largest food recovery program in Halton Region bringing fresh and nutritious food to those in need. This year we will be able to collect non-perishable canned/boxed food. 

The Food Drive at Our Lady of Victory will run from Monday September 27th to Thursday October 7th. Announcements will be made daily to promote the canned food drive to the students.  Students are asked to bring in non-perishable food or canned goods. Students will be granted a whole school Civvies day on Thursday October 7th. The class with the most donations will be given a free period to watch a movie or have an additional gym period. 
Let’s work together as a school community to provide families in need with food this Thanksgiving. 

Thanksgiving Food Drive Team  

Mrs. Corsetti & Ms. Banyai 

Terry Fox Day

On Wednesday, September 29 the students will be taking a walk in the neigbourhood to commemorate Terry Fox and his courageous Marathon of Hope to raise money to find a cure for cancer. The students will be walking to celebrate and remember family members, neighbours, and friends. They will be carrying signs and wearing stickers: “Terry ran for me, I am running for____________”. Students are not expected to donate money. If parents or family members wish to make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, you can go to: http://www.terryfox.ca/OurLadyofVictoryESMilton

Thank you for your support and generosity.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation “Every Child Matters”

“Every Child Matters”

On Thursday, September 30 all students and staff are asked to wear orange for Orange Shirt Day. This date is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is an opportunity for every Canadian to pause and become aware of the impact of colonialism and anti-indigenous policies and practices that sought to irradiate the language, culture and identity of First Nations Peoples.

Parent Letter for Symptoms of Covid-19

While parents are no longer expected to provide proof that a student has ‘passed’ the Covid-19 screening tool, parents must do the screening for Covid-19 symptoms every morning and on the weekends to make the decision to send a child to school or to keep them at home: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

If your child reports to the classroom teacher that he or she is not feeling well, then the student will be sent to the office. Depending on the symptoms, parents can expect to receive a call from the office to pick up their child. A letter will go home with the student with instructions for next steps:

Public Health Protocols – Masks, Please!

As per Public Health guidelines, when parents and guardians drop off or pick up students at school, please wear a mask, particularly when/where physical distancing of 2m or 6 feet cannot be maintained. Parents and Guardians are to remain behind the yellow gate, or on the sidewalk at the Kindergarten gate, or at the edge of the walkway/building for Kindergarten students in Room 3, and avoid congregating. All of these Public Health guidelines are required to keep students, their families, and staff safe and healthy. Thank you for your compliance and cooperation.

Reminders from the Office

Water bottles

Parents please provide your child with a water bottle to reduce the number of students coming into the office, and contact with multiple staff to distribute paper cups for water.

Calls between Home and School

If a student needs to call home or parents/guardians need to contact their student(s), then please go through the office. Students do not have access to personal cell phones and should not be distracted with calls and texts from home during the instructional day or at recesses. Please contact the office. Likewise, the staff will ensure parents/guardians get a call if the student needs support or to call home. Thank you for your support to keep students safe and focused on learning at school.

OLV Catholic School Council 2021-2022

Thank you to the parents who are returning to serve on the OLV Catholic School Council and to new families who have expressed an interest in participating on our CSC.

Please consider putting forward your name or nominating another interested parent in the OLV community for the OLV Catholic School Council 2021-2022. The Nominations forms went out to the parent community by email on Thursday, September 16 in a Microsoft Forms format. The responses are due to the office by Friday, October 1, 2021.

Nominations cannot be accepted after the deadline. All School Council meetings are virtual. Thank you for your consideration to serve the needs of all students and families in the OLV School community.

Sep
27
Mon
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Sep 27 – Oct 7 all day
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the many blessings that we have such as good health, family, friends, shelter, and food. We will continue the initiative with our Thanksgiving Food Drive. As a school community, we have decided to support those in need through the Food for Life Food Drive. Food for Life has grown into the largest food recovery program in Halton Region bringing fresh and nutritious food to those in need. This year we will be able to collect non-perishable canned/boxed food.  Let’s work together as a school community to provide families in need with food this Thanksgiving.
Sep
29
Wed
Terry Fox Walk
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm

Incase of rain we will reschedule the walk for October 1st.

Grade 7 Confirmation Parent Info Meeting @ Holy Rosary Parish
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm
Sep
30
Thu
Orange Shirt Day
Sep 30 all day
Oct
7
Thu
OLV Feast Day
Oct 7 all day
Morrissey, MichelleSeptember 27 – October 1 Weekly Update