OPENING SCHOOL LITURGY
We are excited to welcome Fr. Vivek from St. Benedict Parish to join us in our Opening Liturgy this year on Wednesday, September 22! The liturgy will be part of our morning announcements.
International Day of Sign Languages is September 23, 2021
Please join us as we learn and celebrate our Deaf Community at St. Benedict School. Please take time to read the article below:
West Parking Lot Changes (Kindergarten Parking Lot)
Just like in the Spring, we are going to re-introduce an extension to our playground in the kindergarten parking lot, on the west side of the school. This will allow greater opportunities for classes to be outside for instructional purposes, such as physical education and daily physical activity (DPA). We need your help to facilitate this valuable initiative.
Effective Tuesday, September 21, a portion of the parking lot (closest to the portables) will be sectioned off for students to use for gym classes & DPA. There will be pylons set up to define this zone- for safety for staff and students. This will NOT impact the before school drop-off and the after school pickup routines that are already well established. The pylons will be set up every day until 9:30am and remain in place until 3:15pm. For safety, cars are kindly asked not to enter the parking lot until after 3:15.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation,
Mr. Guerin & Mrs. Le Conte
ELECTRONIC FAMILY INFORMATION FORMS (**NEW FOR 2021-22)
In a September 9th email, parents and guardians were asked to complete the Family Information Form online. You can access this form:
This electronic form replaces the hard copy paper forms sent home annually and should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Please confirm this important information as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance!
Important Notes Before Completing the Form:
- If you have more than one child enrolled in an HCDSB school, please complete a separate form for each child
- Only one parent/guardian is required to complete a form for each child
- You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this form. The OEN can be found on a recent report card
- Please ensure you are submitting your child’s preferred name or the name you provided at registration
- The form can be completed using a computer, smart phone, or tablet.
* If the child you are completing the form for is a new JK/Year 1 student, Kindergarten teachers have provided you your child’s OEN number
* If the child you are completing the form for is new to the Province of Ontario, please phone our main school office to get assistance with accessing their OEN number
** If you are experiencing difficulty submitting, please email: email@example.com
If your child has a medical condition that requires a student plan of care for safety (i.e. anaphylactic, asthma, heart condition), please let your child’s teacher know and we will send home the appropriate paper work. Please double check expiry dates on EPI-PENs. Thank you
Student Screening Before School Each Day
As of Monday, September 20th, families do not need to send in verification that the COVID 19 screening was completed for a student. PLEASE NOTE: It is important that parents/students continue to do the screening each day, but it is no longer necessary to provide proof to the school.
Parents and guardians must continue to perform daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE arriving at school using the https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
Virtual CURRICULUM NIGHT – SAVE THE DATE
Parents and guardians are asked to save the date for our Virtual Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 28th. Curriculum Night presentations will be virtual, through TEAMS. Teachers will be sending out TEAMS links via email. There will be 2 presentations for parents with multiple children in the school. Presentation #1 will be at 6:30 p.m. and Presentation #2 will be at 7:00 p.m. Your child’s teacher will communicate information on how to access the presentations.
ST. BENEDICT Parish CATHOLIC MOM’S GROUP
Saint Benedict Parish is launching Catholic Moms Group geared towards uplifting the vocation of motherhood. Mothers are invited to be a part of an encouraging and supportive community of women and explore your faith life.