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Weekly Update September 24, 2018

There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh

THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of the parents who came out to our Curriculum Night last week. We had a fabulous turnout. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and it was exciting to meet so many new ones! “Children learn best when the significant adults in their lives — parents, teachers, and other family and community members — work together to encourage and support them.” ~ Marc Rosenthal

PIZZA & MILK

Please note that our first Pizza Day will be on October 12th. Please consider using the website or the electronic calendar to track our Pizza Days. Milk will begin on October 1st. 

CONFIRMATION

There will be an important Parent Meeting for all Gr. 7 parents who have a child participating in the Sacrament of Confirmation this year. This meeting will take place at Mary Mother of God Parish on Wednesday, September 26th, at 7:00 pm.

ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Students & staff are encouraged to wear orange on Friday, September 28th as September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually in recognition of our indigenous community. It is an affirmation of our acknowledgement everyone matters. Our Catholic Social Teachings call us in Solidarity with our Indigenous sisters and brothers to honour the human dignity of all.

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Our First Council Meeting is Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Library. All parents are welcome to attend regular Catholic School Council meetings. To learn more about our school council visit: https://elem.hcdsb.org/standrew/2018/09/introducing-your-new-school-council/

NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 5th is a PA Day. Staff will be participating in Adult Faith Formation Sessions. There will be no school for students this day.

Monday, October 8th is Thanksgiving Monday. There will be no school for students this day.

BUSING

If your child takes the bus to and from school, please find up to date busing information regarding delays, cancellations on the following link: https://www.haltonbus.ca/ Please note we have experienced some significant lates with some of our bus routes. Halton Transportation is aware and working to assure that buses are on time ~ thank you for your patience & support! 

GRADE 7 IMMUNIZATIONS 

All Grade 7 students will be offered vaccines through school-based immunization clinics again this year. The Region of Halton Health Department administers this voluntary immunization program. The first scheduled date is Thursday, October 30th will be Hep B and HPV-9 for those participating.

EMERGENCY DRILLS 

We will have our first fire drill of the year this week. Throughout the fall, we will conduct a series of drills to ensure everyone knows how to respond in the case of an emergency. Please talk to your child(ren) about the importance of safety drills so that they will be confident and know how to respond appropriately.

INTERACTIVE SCHOOL CALENDAR

Our website features an interactive school calendar, which allows parents to view the calendar right within our school site, but also offers the ability to subscribe to the calendar and add it to your Apple, Google, and/or Outlook calendars. To subscribe to this feature, click on the CALENDAR tab, and scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see a button that says ‘SUBSCRIBE’ and when you click on this button, you will be prompted to select a calendar option.  View the How-To Guide

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LOOKING AHEAD

Sep
26
Wed
Confirmation Parents’ Meeting (Grade 7) @ Mary Mother of God Parish
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
1
Mon
Daily Milk Program Begins
Oct 1 all day
Oct
2
Tue
Girls’ Volleyball Game @ St. Marguerite d'Youville
Oct 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
School Council Meeting @ School Library
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
4
Thu
Grade 5 Visit to Queen’s Park
Oct 4 all day
Thanksgiving Liturgy @ Gym
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Boys’ Volleyball Game @ St. Andrew School
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Girls’ Volley Ball @ St. Vincent School
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Weekly Update September 24, 2018

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