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School Update – Week of May 17 – 21

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 17 – 21, 2021

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we carry on with virtual learning.  Students, educators and families are doing a fantastic job given the circumstances and we are so proud of everyone!

Update from Holy Cross Parish

All families registered for sacraments will have received the following communication form Father Dave Walter, Pastor of Holy Cross Church.

With Thursday’s extension of the provincial ‘Stay at Home’ Order, our last remaining scheduled First Communions on May 22nd are now officially canceled as churches remain closed.

So, where do we go from here?  We will wait until the current lockdown is lifted before rescheduling any dates, however this is how we hope to proceed:

There will be two options:

  1. This Spring – We will offer some dates in June assuming we’re able to open.  This will be for those that really wish to celebrate the sacrament before summer, and are comfortable in crowds.  The number of guests will depend on capacity restrictions at that time.
  2. This Fall – We will schedule a number of dates in September/October for First Communions, and hopefully capacity restrictions will allow for more guests at that time.

Thank you everybody for your patience, and we will send out another email offering rescheduled dates once we know when we can open.

Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated across Canada since the 1990s. In December 2001, the Senate of Canada adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month. Diversity represents one of Canada’s greatest strengths, and we strive to ensure that all Canadians have the opportunity to reach their full potential and participate in Canada’s civic life.
https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/asian-heritage-month/about.html

Dress Loud Day

May is Speech & Language Awareness Month and we’ll be celebrating Dress Loud Day… all month long!  Pick any day in May to wear your most wild, colourful and LOUD outfit to support VOICE and the deaf and hard of hearing community. Don’t forget to snap a picture of your fun outfits to post on social media and tag us at @voice4deafkids @StBrigidHCDSB #HCDSBdressloud.

Free Family Paint Nights

HCDSB Indigenous Education Advisory has organized three free on-line paint nights with Indigenous artist Moses Lunham.  Two nights have already passed, with one more to come. This is a great way to come together in community to be creative and learn more about Indigenous art.  All information for paint nights, pictures and supplies needed will be posted on the HCDSB webpage.

Each session will have a different theme based on the natural cycle of the environment.  All sessions will be on the HCDSB YouTube Channel to start 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 – Strawberry Being the First Fruit of the Season

Moses Lunham will provide step-by-step instructions, encouragement and has agreed to leave the live video up for a period of one week between each session. 

Grade 8 Graduation

We are currently in the process of planning creative and innovative ways to honour students who are graduating in June. The release of the virtual graduation video will be on June 23rd, with a curbside drive-by for graduation certificates on June 24th.  We will be sharing more information in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 Updates

Please continue to reference the Halton Public Health website for updates and items related to COVID within Halton region.  As well, our HCDSB website and Twitter provides updates when they arise.

Enjoy the week!

Mrs. Lanois             Mrs. Butt

Principal                  Vice-Principal

Butt, GenevieveSchool Update – Week of May 17 – 21