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Weekly Update November 5, 2018

They gave their tomorrow so we could have our today….Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day Service

We will have a Remembrance Day service on Friday, November 9th at 10:30 AM in the gymnasium. Our Grade 3 students will be leading this service. Students who are members of the Girl Guides and Scouting Movement (e.g. Sparks, Beavers, Brownies, etc.) are encouraged to wear their uniforms for the liturgy. Afterward, our Ontario Catholic Graduate Awards for Collaborative Contributors will be handed out. If your child will be receiving an award, you will be contacted by your child’s teacher in advance of the 9th.

November is Indigenous Awareness Month 

Throughout the month of November and during this school year, HCDSB students and staff will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada.

Halloween Dance-A-Thon Fundraising Update

Thank you to the many parent volunteers who helped support our Boogie-a -Thon fundraiser by helping to organize the event. It was a huge success and the students had a wonderful time! We appreciate all the donations parents provided for our fundraiser. Through your generosity, we were able to raise nearly $20,000. This will greatly benefit our students in continuing to support their learning and achievement.

The prize winners are as follows:

Early Bird Draw – $50 Cineplex gift card and basket – Tristin in Grade 7

This year we had more prizes than ever!

Leapfrog ABC – Daria in Mrs. Harrison’s and Mrs. Calaminici’s class
Paw Patrol Set – Quintin in Mrs. Deamone’s and Mrs. Landry’s class

Grade 1
Playdoh Set – Own in Mrs. Twardawa’s class
Crayola Light Board – Ian in Mrs. Twardawa’s class

Grade 2
Playmobile – Sophia in Mrs. Fiesser’s class
LEGO bucket – Allan in Mr. Scott’s class

Grade 3
Slime kit for chalkboard – Conrad in Mrs. Stolarz’ class
Artist set – Nevea in Mrs. Mihalides’ class

Grade 4
Slime kit with colour change – Maria in Mrs. Densmore’s class
Magic kit – Caio in Mrs. Tilley’s class

Grade 5
Slime kit -stress balls – Joshua in Mrs. Nedelko’s class
Explosive Science kit – Natalie in Mr. Ribeiro’s class

Grade 6
Toys R Us $50 gift card – Olivia in Mrs. Chorpeza’s class
Chapters $50 gift card – Maja in Mr. Giorgio’s class

Grade 7
Sportchek $50 gift card – Abigail in Mrs. Forsyth’s class
Chapters $50 gift card – Sophia in Mrs. Bowles’ class

Grade 8
iTunes $50 gift card – Luca in Mrs. Thompson’s class
Chapters $50 gift card – Irene in Mrs. Thompson’s class

Top Earning Classes:

  • FDK – Mrs. Bertin and Mrs. Eramo
  • Primary – Mrs. Mihalides Three class
  • Junior – Mrs. Galluzzo’s Grade 4 class
  • Intermediate – Mrs. Thompson’s Grade 8 class

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Parent/teacher interview preference forms came home last week. Please return these forms by Monday, November 5th to ensure that you get your preferred time for interviews with your child(ren)’s teacher(s). We will do our best to accommodate you for the interviews that will be taking place on the evening of November 22th and the day of November 23rd.

Catholic School Council

Our next School Council meeting will be taking place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 8th in our library. To learn more about our School Council, please visit the Council page on our school website. All are welcome to attend.

SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting is Coming to Our School!

The safety and wellbeing of our students is our highest priority, and we are happy to announce that starting Monday, November 5, 2018, our school will be moving to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival.

The SafeArrival system will be available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways:

  1. using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app
  2. by logging into the SchoolMessenger®  website
  3. by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line

SafeArrival will enhance our existing student attendance procedure, making it more convenient for parents to report a child’s absence, and more efficient for our school office staff to follow up sooner on unexplained absences. To learn more:

Crossing Guard Safety

The Crossing Guard Office of the Town of Oakville has reached out to schools to help keep crossing guards safe by reminding drivers and cyclists to wait until all pedestrians have cleared the crosswalk before crossing and to stop and park only in legally designated areas.

Clocks Changing – Fall Back  

Don’t forget to move your clocks back an hour on Sunday so that you are on time for school on Monday!

Coming Up

School Council Meeting @ School Library
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Pizza Day
Nov 9 all day
Remembrance Day Service @ St. Andrew School
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

We will  be giving our our Collaborative Contributor Awards following the service.

Grade 8 Mini-High School Day at Holy Trinity @ Holy Trinity Catholic School
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mini High School Day will take place on November 14th, 2018. This day allows students to experience a little bit of what a day might look like at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School.
The day will begin at 9:15 and end at 1:30 pm. Students will follow a 4 period timetable consisting of 25 minute classes in Math and English as well as an elective course in the afternoon.
A pizza lunch will be provided.
There is also a permission form on our website that parents will be required to fill out and bring to the Guidance Office by November 2nd, 2018. (This permission form can be found by following the link at the end of this Registration Form). Please note that due to the volume of students that attend on this day we will try our best to accommodate your academic choices.

Pizza Day
Nov 16 all day
Scholastic Book Fair @ St. Andrew School
Nov 19 – Nov 22 all day
Progress Reports Go Home
Nov 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Learning Conferences
Nov 22 @ 3:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Weekly Update November 5, 2018

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