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Weekly Update October 4, 2021

“The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.”

Douglas Wood

Curriculum Night Presentations Thank you

Thank you to everyone for participating in our curriculum night presentations. We hope you had the opportunity to discover the wonderful things happening in our classrooms and school. If you did not have the opportunity to attend the session, please reach out to your child’s teacher to access their presentation.

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5th to celebrate all teachers around the globe. Please join us by thanking and acknowledging the incredible teachers we are blessed with at st. Andrew School.

Catholic School Council

We will have our first Catholic School Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 6 th. The meeting will be held virtually through Microsoft TEAMs at 6:30 PM. Parents who have submitted and/or received a nomination have been notified of their position on School Council. A link to the online meeting will be emailed to members prior to the meeting. Should parents who are not on this year’s School Council wish to attend the meeting, please email Mrs. Boulos at bouloslo@hcdsb.org as all are welcome!

Thanksgiving Liturgy – Oct 7th

Our Grade 4 students will be leading us in a Thanksgiving Liturgy on Oct. 7th at 1:15 PM. All parents are welcome to join us in this virtual liturgy to celebrate Thanksgiving as a community. Please ensure your microphones and cameras are turned off, and Click here to join the meeting on October 7th at 1:15 PM to join the liturgy.

PA Day and Thanksgiving

Friday, October 8th is a Professional Activity Day for staff; therefore there will be no school for students. Monday, October 11 is our Thanksgiving holiday. We wish all our families a wonderful Thanksgiving long weekend and we will see our students back on Tuesday, October 12th!

Grade 3 Students Celebrating First Communion

Throughout the month of October, our Grade 3 students will be celebrating their First Holy Communion at Mary Mother of God Parish. We wish them all the best and continue to pray for them and their families.

As you grow in your friendship with Jesus, may your words be gentle and may your touch be kind. May you hear the whispers of Love in your heart each day. May you see God in everyone you meet and may you always know that you are dearly loved!

Family Consent Forms

Thank you to everyone who was able to complete their family consent forms. If you have not yet done so, please read the directions below and complete them as soon as possible. It is important we have accurate and up-to-date information for your children here at the school.

  • Open your internet browser (e.g. Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome)
  • Type https://lf.hcdsb.org/Forms/parent_consents
  • Enter your child’s preferred name and Ontario Education Number (OEN). The OEN can be found on a recent report card.
  • For those who are not able to submit, confirm you are entering your child’s preferred name, not legal name. Often, the preferred name is the short form of a longer legal name (e.g., Julia as opposed to Juliana).
  • If your child’s name contains special characters (e.g., ë), you might also experience submission errors.
  • If you are still having difficulty, send an email to records@hcdsb.org.

Save the Date for School Pictures!

We have booked school pictures for Tuesday, November 9th for students in Grades K-4 and Wednesday, November 10th for students in Grades 5-8 Our photographer will follow our public health protocols to help keep our students safe.

Cell Phone Use

A reminder that student cell phones are only to be used under staff supervision. They are for academic use or in case of emergency and a student needs to call home. In both circumstances, a staff member must supervise their use. Please do not text or call your child on their phone during the school day. If you need to give them a message, please call the office and we will make sure they receive it. Thank you for your co-operation. After 3:30 PM students are permitted to use their phones to text or call parents.

Coming Up

Oct
5
Tue
World Teachers’ Day
Oct 5 all day
Oct
6
Wed
Inaugural Catholic School Council Meeting
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

*** OPEN TO ALL***

If you are interested in attending our Catholic School Council meeting, please email Lorraine Boulos at bouloslo@hcdsb.org to receive the Virtual Teams link for this meeting.

Oct
7
Thu
Thanksgiving Liturgy
Oct 7 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NTM3Y2ZmMjktY2FkZS00ODcwLWI1NTEtZjUxMWNlNjUwZGM3%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%222537ab7d-25bd-498a-a642-7c135779e6d2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ea208667-239f-46fc-afae-bd9d698a0f17%22%7d

Oct
8
Fri
PD Day for Staff – No School For Students
Oct 8 all day
Oct
11
Mon
Thanksgiving – No School
Oct 11 all day
Weekly Update October 4, 2021