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Weekly Update April 5, 2021

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. ~ Pope John Paul II

Easter Monday- April 5th

We hope all of our families enjoy a blessed Easter, the holiest of holidays on the Christian calendar as it marks the fulfillment of God’s promise. Rejoice, He is risen! Following Easter Sunday, the season of Easter begins and lasts for seven weeks, ending with Pentecost. It is a time for rejoicing and reflection.

School will resume on Tuesday, April 6th.

World Autism Awareness Day

April is Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd was worldwide Autism Awareness Day. People with autism can have a hard time communicating and understanding social cues. The symbol for Autism Awareness is the puzzle piece as the puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colours and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with the condition. On Tuesday, April 6th, we will Light it Up Blue in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them. Please join us in wearing blue to show your support.

Covid Update

The Ontario government announced additional measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 across the province. 
Schools will remain open for instruction next week and classes will resume as planned on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

In the announcement, it was confirmed that the Spring (March) Break will proceed as scheduled from April 12-16, 2021.

Read the News Release for more information and additional province-wide measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Families are reminded to continue to follow the advice of our public health officials and adhere to public health measures to keep our community healthy and safe for all students and staff when we return to school. 

REMINDER! Changes to Daily Screening Tool & Isolation Requirements 

The COVID-19 School Screening Tool has been changed and requires that students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, even those with only one (1) symptom, must stay home until: 

  • They receive a negative COVID-19 test result.; OR 
  • They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.; OR  
  • It has been 10 days since their symptom onset, and they are feeling better. 

The new single-symptom screening criteria in the COVID-19 daily screening tool has now been applied and is in effect .

*Please note, in accordance with direction from Ontario Public Health ALL household members must isolate at home if one member has a single symptom until one of the above criteria has been met*

If you are at all unsure of what to do, please follow the directions of the Ontario School Screening Tool.

St. Andrew Cookbook

Our St. Andrew Cookbook is nearly complete! Thank you to the many families who contributed photos and recipes; thank you to all of the parents who have worked tirelessly to put this beautiful book together for us. Watch for a notification coming soon about how to order your copy via School CashOnline.

First Communion & Reconciliation

Your child will have the opportunity to receive his or her First Communion on the following dates:

FRIDAY, APRIL 30 AT 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 1 AT 10:30 AM 
SATURDAY, MAY 1 AT  2:00 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 8 AT 10:30 AM 
SATURDAY, MAY 8 AT 2:00 PM

Masses are NOT organized by school. Please choose whichever Mass suits your family best. Please click here to access the parish website.

Your child will have the opportunity to receive his or her First Reconciliation on the following dates:

Saturday, April 17th:
10:00 am to Noon/3:00pm to 4:30 pm

Saturday, April 24th:
10:00 am to Noon/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Are You Moving?

If you are planning on moving before September 2021, please email our Secretary, Mrs. Gike, at gikek@hcdsb.org to let her know.

Coming Up

Apr
5
Mon
Easter Monday – Schools Closed
Apr 5 all day
Apr
6
Tue
Light it Up Blue for Autism
Apr 6 all day
Apr
12
Mon
Spring Break
Apr 12 – Apr 16 all day
Apr
17
Sat
First Reconciliation
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Please click here to access the parish website to register. Your child must receive First Reconciliation prior to receiving First Holy Communion. 

Apr
23
Fri
P.A. Day – No School for Students
Apr 23 all day
Apr
24
Sat
First Reconciliation for Grade 2 students – POSTPONED @ Mary Mother of God Parish
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Please click here to access the parish website to register your child. Your child must receive First Reconciliation prior to receiving First Holy Communion. 

Apr
28
Wed
Catholic School Council Meeting
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Email bouloslo@hcdsb.org if you would like the link to join this virtual meeting.

Apr
29
Thu
Last Day to Post to Fr. Issac’s Kudoboard
Apr 29 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
May
3
Mon
Catholic Education Week
May 3 – May 7 all day
Weekly Update April 5, 2021