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Weekly Update: October 4 – 8

“For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many.”

1 Corinthians 12: 13

Entry and Dismissal Updates

Please note that during free-entry in the morning between 9:00 and 9:15, students from one family may enter any door. You are not required to escort children to both sides of the school.

On inclement weather days, students will be exiting from their regular doors at their regular times, however, will be dismissed one class at a time to allow for physical distancing. We appreciate your patience as dismissal may take longer than usual on these days.

School Council Members 

We are pleased to announce our 2021-2022 St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Council Parent Representatives:

Joseph Adams                        Uwaila Adams             Nicole Serena Chudzinski               Francine Countryman

Jacqueline Crowley-Weber     Amangi Dabara           Funmi David-Aluko                        Jennifer Deus

Tanya Ferreira                         Gary Hunter                 Sarah-Catherine Hunter                 Victoria Jarvis

Jason Kilby                              Agatha Kwaterska        Stephanie Lalonde                         Emil Matacz

Emem Metieh                          Tara Romero                Charlene Schembri                         Daniel Spadafora

Parents and Access to School Property 

Thank you to all parents who have been abiding by the parameters we have in place when it comes to being on school property.  Once again, we ask that you remain on the sidewalks and on the grass at the back of the school when dropping off and picking up your children.  Staff are present on the playground at 9:00 AM until the bell (9:15) to monitor entrances and at the end of the day as well to ensure a safe departure from school.   

Bus Loop Reminders 

The bus loop at the front of the school is reserved for busses before and after school.  Parents need to use the kiss and ride areas at both the west and east parking lots when dropping off and picking up their children.  

YMCA parents who are picking up their children at the end of the day can only use the front loop once all buses have left the area.   

Public Health Tips

Rowan’s Law Day

On September 30th, the HCDSB recognized Rowan’s Law Day

What is Rowan’s Law Day?

In May 2013, 17-year-old Rowan Stringer 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.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, face, neck, or body that can cause a sudden jarring of the head. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious.

Research indicates that a concussion can affect a student’s school performance in both cognitive activities (school work) and physical activities (physical education program/interschool activities). Research also indicates that engaging in cognitive and/or physical activities, while a child has a suspected and/or diagnosed concussion, can worsen concussion symptoms and delay the student’s recovery.

October Recognition

In October, the HCDSB is celebrating Islamic History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month. Islamic History Month gives Canadians the opportunity to reflect on and learn more about the history of Islam in Canada and the cultural diversity of Canada’s Muslim community. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the outstanding achievements and contributions of Hispanic people in our province, and around the world

Esposito, YolandaWeekly Update: October 4 – 8