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November 22 – 26 Updates

Highlights for this week…

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

In time for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers, OLV will host a Scholastic Virtual Book Fair starting on Monday, November 29 to Sunday, December 5, 2021.

All orders placed online will be shipped to the school free of charge.  All orders will be individually wrapped with an invoice for either the student or parent to pick up.  

Here is the link:

https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5169640

Reminders from the Office

Progress Reports and Parent/Teacher Virtual Interviews

Progress Reports go home on Wednesday, November 24. Parent Teacher Virtual interviews are scheduled for Thursday evening, November 25 and Friday, November 26. Parent can select an interview time convenient to your family through the online booking system. Instructions were emailed to parents on Saturday, November 13 at noon. Once parents select an interview time, teachers will then send a Teams invitation to parents/guardians with their time for the Parent/Teacher interview. Friday is a PA Day – there is no school for students.

Term 2 Pizza Orders

Term 2 Pizza Lunch Program will start on January 3, 2022 until March Break. Interested parents can join the Pizza Lunch program through SchoolCash Online. Ordering will go live on Monday, November 22.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment and Screening Tool

Parents are reminded to continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 at home each day and on weekends and to complete the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool for each student before sending them to school, as per Public Health requirements to keep everyone safe and healthy.

You can help keep our school community safe by continuing to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, and completing the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool each morning. 

Bullying Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention

Bullying is a relationship problem that requires relationship solutions

– Dr. Debra Pepler

By participating in Bullying Awareness, Prevention , and Intervention, staff, students, and parents affect positive change in student learning, achievement, and well-being by promoting a safer learning environment, which is essential to their success:

  • Help students, parents and school staff become more aware of what constitutes bullying and where and when it may be happening.
  • Help students know where to turn for help if they experience or know about acts of bullying.
  • Help students succeed – research shows that a healthy school environment helps to support student success.
  • Increase student and community engagement in this important issue.

At OLV, teachers, the CYC, and educators will continue to discuss with students: the definitions of bullying – verbal, physical, social, and cyber, the difference between teasing, aggression and bullying, why people bully, the role of the bystander to effect positive change, and the consequences for bullying under Safe Schools and Progressive Discipline. OLV will continue to work with the Halton Regional Police Services and our community liaison officer and community partners for regular visits to the classrooms to discuss how to build healthy peer relationships and a positive school environment where everyone feels accepted, safe, and they belong.

Our message, “The end of bullying begins with you” will continue beyond National Bullying Awareness Week. Bullying prevention takes a united effort of students, staff, and parents. It also takes individual effort. It is about each person taking responsibility to raise awareness, prevent incidents, and to intervene and provide supports for all students impacting by bullying.

Morrissey, MichelleNovember 22 – 26 Updates