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Good afternoon, 

Happy New Year to you and your family. It is my hope that you are having an enjoyable Christmas break.  

Families who requested devices through the board survey can come to the front of the school on Monday starting at 7:45 a.m. to pick up a device or devices.  

For the upcoming week, parents who have children in kindergarten can expect a minimum of 180 minutes of synchronous learning.  Parents who have children in Grades 1-8 can expect a minimum of 225 minutes of synchronous learning.  

Asynchronous learning will take place on Monday morningSynchronous learning will take place after lunch and for the duration of the week.  This schedule will ONLY apply to Monday, Jan. 4th.

All homeroom teachers will be posting their schedules for families to follow. For those students who are continuing on-line, their schedules will continue as in the past.  

It is expected that synchronous learning will be supplied for large and small groups of students each day, in a manner similar to in-person classroom teaching. Synchronous learning time may include students working independently and in small groups while engaged in a virtual classroom with the teacher overseeing their learning and available for questions. 

Now a few reflections about 2020 and thoughts about 2021:

I want to start by saying how grateful I feel to be part of the St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School community. I am so proud of my staff; they are an amazing group of educators. Daily, the St. Benedict staff conduct themselves in a professional, caring, and compassionate fashion. I admire all that they have done to provide a safe environment for our students so that our children can learn and grow to the best of their abilities.  

I am proud of our students. They bring so much joy to our lives. We ask our students to show respect to God, themselves and others and day after day, they try to live up to our expectations. 

I want to wish parents and guardians all the best in the New Year. It is not easy being a parent under normal circumstances, but during this extraordinary time, there is no shortfall of challenges.  

For any family who has suffered a loss in 2020, you are in my prayers. 

If you are like me, you may be feeling a bit anxious about what lies ahead.

I am certain that if we are going to do what is necessary for our children to succeed, we are going to need to continue to do so in a spirit of collaboration, co-operation, and respect.  We need to take care of ourselves and take care of each other.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or Mrs. Le Conte.

May God continue to bless you and your family. 

Sincerely,  

Mr. Guerin

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love ~ 1 Corinthians

Le Conte, TanyaHappy New Year