Dear Parents and Guardians
This week we begin Catholic Education Week. This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is, “Igniting Hope.” The theme for CEW 2020 was inspired by three sources:
- The recent Papal Exhortation, Christus Vivit, by Pope Francis following the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment
- The recent Ontario Bishops’ pastoral letter, Renewing the Promise (2018)
- The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations by the Institute for Catholic Education (2011)
There are five sub-themes for each day of Catholic Education Week.
Day 1: Our Hope in Christ – On him, we have set our hope. ~2 Corinthians 1:10
Day 2: The Hope Within Us – The God of hope, fill you with all joy. ~Roman 15:13
Day 3: The Hope Among Us – Now faith, hope, and love abide. ~1 Corinthians 13:13
Day 4: Hope for the World – This is what the Lord asks of you; only this, to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God. ~Micah 6:8
Day 5: A Future Full of Hope – Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not at hand. ~St. Thomas Aquinas
https://youtu.be/UhLJbleNe0YTeachers will be having a focus on these themes during their lessons this week. The HCDSB and the school will also be sharing through social media. Please click on the link to Bishop Crosby’s message in regard to this year’s theme.
Thank you for your continued patience as we work through any technical problems. Please continue to reach out to your child’s teacher. The board continues to process refunds for food days and trips.
If you require assistance through these unprecedented times, please reach out to our administration and we will try to assist or refer you to appropriate resources.
In the coming days, we will be e-mailing and posting an orientation video for those who have children registered to begin Kindergarten in September.
You’re Invited to OAPCE’s Virtual Parent Summit!
The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) is holding a Virtual Parent Summit on Saturday, May 9, 2020!
The event will engage the community, advocate, and enhance Catholic Education in Ontario. Guest speakers include Sara Westbrook, Robert Gallo, Paul Davis and Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce.
All parents with children attending a Catholic school in Ontario are welcome to participate – registration is limited, so sign up soon!
Saturday, May 9, 2020
ZOOM Online Webinar Conference
To register for the event, please visit the OAPCE website.
We hope to see you (virtually) there!
Your partners in Catholic Education,
G. Giacalone, L. MacLennan, D. Owens