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
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
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.
Parent Consent Family Information Online Form
Parents are asked to complete the form, which may be accessed HERE. The form should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. If you have already completed the forms, then you do not need to do anything else.
P.A. Day October 8, 2021
Students do not attend school on Friday, October 8, 2021. Staff will be at the school participating in faith and professional development activities.
On behalf of the OLV staff, we wish you a safe and blessed Thanksgiving weekend with your family. Students return to school on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.