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Weekly Update September 23, 2019

Pizza and Milk

Please note that our first Pizza Day will be on October 18th. Please consider using the website or the electronic calendar to track our Pizza Days. Milk will begin on September 30th. We have extended the date to order until Monday, September 23rd. Please use our School Cash Online to order your children’s milk and pizza.

Curriculum Night

Our Curriculum Night will be held at St. Andrew School on Thursday, September 26th starting at 6:30 p.m. Teachers will be having an open house in their classrooms. Watch in your children’s agendas for more information. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend Curriculum Night as there will be engaging and collaborative activities for parents and students to do together in the classrooms.  We hope you can join us, we look forward to seeing you!!

OPENING SCHOOL MASS

On Friday, September 27th at 10:15 am we will be celebrating Mass together at Mary Mother of God Parish to mark the beginning of the school year. All are welcome to attend.

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 25th, at 7:00 pm.

PICTURE DAY

Reminder that picture day will be on Wednesday. Wear your best smile!

ROWAN’S LAW DAY

On September 25, 2019, Ontario will recognize the second annual Rowan’s Law Day. this day was named to honour the memory of Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player who died in spring 2013 after experiencing 3 concussions over 6 days while playing rugby. For more information about please see: 22 – Parent Guardian Concussion Information Package

ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Students & staff are encouraged to wear orange on Monday, 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 Wednesday, 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/2019/09/introducing-your-2019-20-school-council/

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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Weekly Update September 23, 2019