Welcome back to another week and the last one of September!
Thank you all for attending our virtual Curriculum Night last week! We were glad you were able to attend and meet our teachers and get a glimpse into the classrooms! Please keep the lines of communication open with your child’s teacher to ensure a smooth year!
Don’t forget our Fundraiser has started and will run until Thursday, October 7th! The Big Box Fundraiser gives you an opportunity to order an “All Occasion Box” of cards, or an “All Birthday Box” of cards, or both, or as many as you wish! Each box contains 33 cards for only $33 (cheaper than the dollar store!). All the funds raised through this initiative will be going directly to indoor and outdoor play equipment for all our classrooms from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Share the information with family and friends and help us achieve our goals! We thank you in advance for your support!
Our St. Anne Catholic School Council nominations closed on Friday and all nominations were acclaimed to the council, therefore no elections will be necessary! We will be announcing our Council Members by Thursday on our school website.
On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, all our schools in our Board will be recognizing Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussion safety, and to share Rowan Stringer’s story. In May 2013, 17-year-old Rowan died as the result of head injuries sustained in a game of rugby. In March 2018, the Ontario government passed Rowan’s Law, designed to protect athletes and to educate about the dangers of head injuries. The health and safety of our students is our top priority, and on September 29th, we hope to increase awareness about the dangers of concussions. Together, we can help our students prevent, recognize and respond to concussions.
On Thursday, September 30th, people all across Canada will wear orange shirts to remember and honour Indigenous children who were taken from their communities and families to residential schools. This Orange Shirt Day has particular significance as it is also the first observance of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Wearing an Orange Shirt is a visual reminder of our shared past and provides an opportunity for schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. This Thursday, September 30th will be a regular uniform day with the hope that all students can wear an ORANGE SHIRT (or something orange) with their uniform to show our united support!
Friday, October 1st will be another St. Anne Spirit Wear Day! If you have the gear, you can wear it as part of the regular uniform day! We are hoping to have the online store up for November if you wish to purchase any Spirit Wear items so stay tuned for more information!
Please remember to spread out at Dismissal, and to help reduce congregating and crowds we ask that only one parent pick up children as previously requested. As always at St. Anne we have asked that pets not accompany you onto school property for the safety of our students. If the sidewalks become crowded, remember to use the zones in the back playground to wait, and wear your masks when you cannot physically distance from one another. We are all in this together and we all need to do our part to ensure the safety of everyone. Thank you for assisting each other in these reminders!
We are doing our best following all the latest protocols and information, and we thank you immensely for all you are doing to support from home. With your help, we will continue to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone here at St. Anne!