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School Update – Week of September 27, 2021

“Hope is the virtue of a heart that does not close itself in darkness or remain locked in the past but looks towards the future.

~Pope Francis

Daily COVID Screening

Parents/guardians/students must complete the Ontario School Screening Tool each morning prior to or upon arrival for each student.  Students will no longer be required to show/provide their classroom teacher confirmation of screening daily.

Screening Tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Students only attend school if a “✅” is  obtained.   Students with COVID-like symptoms or who receive an “X” indicating “Do not go to school” must remain home and isolate as instructed.

Morning Supervision

A reminder that school staff supervision does not begin until 8:45 a.m.  Students who are on the yard prior to 8:45 a.m. with an adult are part of the YMCA program and their supervision schedule. 

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Our Thanksgiving Food Drive will begin on Monday, September 27th.  Students are encouraged to bring in any items they are able to from the list below to support The Georgetown Bread Basket.

Please check the expiry dates on items so that donated food can be used for those in need.

Gift cards for stores that sell food are accepted (i.e. Walmart, Superstore, Metro, Food Basics, FreshCo), along with the following items currently in need:

Fruit cupsPopcorn
Juice boxesBaking mixes
SalmonGreen or herbal tea
Stuffing mixGluten-free items
CookiesDry cereal
MayonnaiseLarge canned soup
Pancake syrupPersonal care items
Canned cornCanned peas

Please note that items not needed at this time include:

Dry pasta, baby food/formula and instant coffee.

Your support for our local Food Bank is greatly appreciated!

Curriculum Night

Thank you to families for joining our virtual curriculum night this week.  If you were unable to attend, please reach out to your child’s teacher to get a copy of the presentation and ask any questions you may have.

If you didn’t have a chance to see our staff welcome back video, you can watch it here.

Lunch Routines

A reminder that all students who leave the school premises for lunch, must check in with the office upon their return to school.  Students can not enter back onto the school yard with food or drink items during the lunch hour.

Communication with the School

All communication with the school must come through the front office.  Any parents wishing to reach their child throughout the day must call the office at 905-877-1779.

Halton Hills Electricity Safety Presentations

We are pleased to offer virtual Electricity Safety presentations for our FDK-Grade 8 students on October 1st.

Orange Shirt Day

In honour of the HCDSB’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation through Indigenous Education which is marked annually on September 30th, St. Brigid will be wearing orange shirts to recognize the harm residential schools did to children’s sense of self-esteem and wellbeing. This day also honours those that survived, remembers those who did not, and recognizes the ongoing effects of intergenerational trauma. 

Wearing an orange shirt is a visual reminder of our shared past and provides an opportunity for dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. It is an opportunity for schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. 

Any families who ordered orange shirts through our community partner will be sent home with your children prior to Thursday.

Halton Hills Library Communication

Halton Hills Public Library is very excited to be launching a new program this fall. Please see the attached flyer.

Art at the Library: Children’s and Youth Art Exhibition

In partnership with the Helson Gallery we will be turning our Georgetown Branch children’s section into an Art Exhibition from October 9th-23rd!  

Prizes will be awarded for the top entries in each of the following categories: 

Preschool, Grade 1-3, Grade 4-6, Grade 7-8, Grade 9-10, Grade 11-12 

Submissions can be in any medium but must be the artists’ original work. 

We will be accepting submissions at both the Georgetown and Acton branches of the Library until October 2nd.  Winning entries will be announced on October 9th.  

P.D. Day

A reminder that Friday, October 8th is a P.D. Day.  There will be no school for students, as staff will be engaged in Faith Day activities.

Butt, GenevieveSchool Update – Week of September 27, 2021