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Weekly Update February 18, 2019

You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right ~ Rosa Parks

Family Day – February 18

A reminder that Monday, February 18th is a holiday. Please enjoy your time with your family!

Black History Month

As we are half-way through Black History Month, our students have been learning about and celebrating the many wonderful contributions made throughout history by Black Canadians and African Americans. Please ask your children at home what they have been learning about.

The Grade 7 students in Ms Chorzepa’s class are doing a Black History Escape Room Challenge

Feeduary Campaign  

On Thursday last week, we had some very special guests join us at school for our Breakfast Club Program sponsored by Halton Food for Thought. Thank you to Director Pat Daly, Trustee Peter DeRosa, Carrie Baillie from HFFT, Sarah Allen from FirstOntario, and a very special thank you to our wonderful moms – Stefania Carone and Janice Mothersill who make our Breakfast Club Program a reality! If you would like to support our HHFT Feeduary Campaign, please go to this link: https://elem.hcdsb.org/standrew/2019/02/4509/

Public Speaking Competition

On Tuesday, February 19th we will be having our School Level Public Speaking Competition. Two representatives from each grade from 4-8 will be taking part in our school level speech competition at 1 PM in our gymnasium. One student will be selected to go on to the municipal speech levels. Good luck to all of our speakers!

Term 1 Report Cards

All students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will be bringing home their reports on Wednesday. These reports are an excellent opportunity for you to celebrate your child’s successes and ask them about their goals for the rest of the year. While there are no formal interviews this term, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you wish to discuss their learning. As well, for students in Grades 1-8, please sign and return the last portion of the report card to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

Science Fair     

St. Andrew will be hosting our first ever Science Fair this Thursday and Friday. Our Intermediate students have been working very hard on their Science Fair Projects for the last several weeks. On Thursday, they will be formally displayed in the gymnasium for our visiting judges. They will be available for public viewing on Friday afternoon from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm in our gymnasium. Take down will be from 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Presentation Rescheduled: We’re In It Together: Raising Strong, Healthy, Resilient Kids! 

On Thursday, Mar. 7 at 6:15 pm, you are invited to join parents and guardians in the Holy Trinity Family of Schools at Holy Trinity for an evening with keynote speaker Dr. Angela Saunders, local psychologist, who works with children, youth, adults, families and couples to support our children in today’s stressful times. The event will also include community and student-led displays as well as breakout sessions on a variety of topics. For more information and to register, see the link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/were-in-it-together-raising-healthy-strong-resilient-kids-tickets-53878451900

Parish Updates

Debbie Frey, our Youth Minister from Mary Mother of God Parish, came to visit all of our Kindergarten – Grade 2 classes to teach them a new song and to tell them about the Children’s Liturgy Program at MMOG. Children were given an information card to take home about the “Have a Blast at Mass Program”.

Little Flower Club  

We will be having a new club during the lunch hour for girls in Grades 4, 5, and 6. On Fridays starting February 22nd for eight weeks, join Debbie Frey from Mary Mother of God Parish and learn about St. Therese (“The Little Flower”) and her “Little Way” of being close to God.  Bring your lunch, do crafts, receive your own prayer journal. There is no charge for this club, but registration is limited to 24 girls, spaces are filling up quickly, please reserve your spot! To register, email Debbie at youth.mmogp@bellnet.ca

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