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School Update – Week of November 8, 2021

Gingerbread Houses

This year, we are continuing to offer the purchase of gingerbread houses, from Parties Made Simple, a nut and peanut-free facility.  We would typically host an evening to decorate the houses here at school, however, due to Covid-19 restrictions we won’t be able to hold an evening in-person this year. 

Instead, we will arrange for a ‘curbside pick-up’ on December 8th.

We will provide more information for pick-up once all orders are in.  You can order gingerbread houses online up until November 22nd on School Cash Online.

Poinsettia Fundraising

Our Catholic School Council is offering an opportunity to order poinsettia arrangements for the upcoming holiday season. All money raised will be donated to Holy Cross HELPS and Halton Food for Thought.  Ordering will be available through School Cash Online from Monday, November 8th to Monday, November 29th.

Please see the feature story on our website for more information.

Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews

Progress Reports for Gr. 1-8 and Communication of Learning for Kindergarten students will be going home on November 24th. We will be holding virtual Parent-Teacher Interviews on the evening of Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th. This year, you will be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. If you wish to schedule a meeting with any of your child’s teachers, please follow the instructions that will be sent home this coming week.

You will be able to make appointments for virtual interviews starting on November 10th at 9:00 am until November 19th at 3:00 pm.

You will visit the St. Brigid scheduling webpage at https://sbces.parentinterview.com and enter the Parent Code which will be contained in a separate email to go home to families this week.

Scholastic Book Fair

Please see the attachment for information regarding the upcoming Book Fair at St. Brigid!

Hot Lunch Programs

Hot lunches are underway and were a huge success this week.

Please note, you can continue to place orders for the coming weeks.  See the attached letter for further information regarding ordering:

LBSCO Program Intro Letter – St. Brigid CS, Georgetown 21-22.pdf 

Going forward gluten-free pizza, by the slice, is available to order online through Lunch Box Orders.

If you have any questions or require financial assistance with these lunch programs, please contact the office. 

Agendas

Please refer to your School Cash Online account to pay for agendas for this school year.

Students Leaving for Lunch

Students who are leaving school property for lunch are expected to continue to follow public health guidelines including masking and distancing when in the community. Students are asked to leave school property promptly and return on time by checking in at the main office. Students are not permitted to be congregating in the public park adjacent to the school property. Your assistance in keeping our school community healthy by adhering to public health guidelines is greatly appreciated.

11th Annual HCCF Evening with Bishop Crosby – Virtual Edition

Wed. Nov. 17, 2021 – Reception at 6:30pm; Main Event at 7:00-8:30pm

The Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) supports HCDSB students in need with basic necessities (i.e. food and clothing) & with school activities that have a fee (i.e. team or club fees).

“With this funding the foundation has gratefully reduced the stress impacting the family and helped to ensure access to basic needs.” – HCDSB Social Worker

HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning.

They are looking for companies to be a sponsor at the event and for community members to purchase tickets and to donate.

It is NOT another Zoom call. We are using https://www.kumospace.com/ so you can have fun and interact with your friends. Enjoy a meal and your favourite beverage while you catch up with others.

Join the Halton Catholic Community for an entertaining experience where you can connect with your friends and hear Bishop Crosby’s stories, sense of humour and wisdom.

For more information visit https://www.hccf.ca/evening-with-bishop-crosby/

Bus Student Seating

Please be reminded that students have been assigned seats on both their morning and afternoon bus routes.  Students have been told their seats at the beginning of the school year and reminded throughout the year if changes occur.

We would ask that you go onto the following link for HSTS to check for your child’s seat on each bus and remind them of their seat numbers.  The seat they sit on in the morning will not necessarily be the same seat at the end of the day.  

It is very important that students sit in their assigned seats.  If there is a COVID-19 situation whereby the bus is involved, we use the seating charts to do contact tracing and determine those affected, therefore ensuring your child knows their seat is critical. 

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.

Butt, GenevieveSchool Update – Week of November 8, 2021