St.Catherine of Alexandria School

Weekly Update for Feb.10-14

 

“Jesus is waiting for us and wants to heal our hearts of all that tears us down. He is the God who has a name: Mercy.”
– Pope Francis

 

 

  • I Read Canadian Day is February 19, 2020. Please set aside 15 minutes to read something written by a Canadian on this day. For more information visit: https://ireadcanadian.com/
I Read Canadian – Give Read Grow

Help make this a priority! The I Read Canadian Fund supports getting Canadian Books into the hands of young people across the country.

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  • Scholastic Book Fair will be in May, during Catholic Education Week. The dates are May 4 to 8. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to volunteer provided they have a criminal background check on file. We need 10 volunteers to make this a success. Please email raposon@hcdsb.org or call the school library to sign up.

 

  • Reminder to Parents and Guardians that Friday, Feb.14th is a PA Day and Feb.17th is Family Day. No School for students on both days.

 

  • Monday, Feb.10th– School Council 6:30pm in library

 

  • Tuesday, Feb.11th– Paul Davis- Social Media Expert- 7pm in library

Feb
11
Tue
Social Media Expert- Paul Davis- Internet Safety for our Students
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are your kids glued to their phones?

As parents, do you want to protect your child using social media?

Do you want to learn how to best protect your child online?

St. Catherine of Alexandria is proud to present Paul Davis who will speak at an information session for parents on a wide variety of topics related to cellphone and internet use. Topics will include: Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Online Privacy, Hand-Held Devices, Cyberbullying and more!

Paul Davis has presented to over 580,000 students, 2500 principals, 85,000 parents and has been a guest speaker on Global News, Breakfast Television, CBC News and many other outlets.

All parents are encouraged to listen to and learn from Paul Davis on Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm in the school library.

Childcare will be provided on site.

Please look for a paper copy of this note that will be sent home shortly with RSVP section at the bottom.

Feb
13
Thu
Confirmation
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
26
Wed
Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
4
Wed
Public Speaking Festival at St.Catherine of Alexandria
Mar 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

In School Gym.

Mar
10
Tue
School Confessions
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mar
24
Tue
Lenten Family Mass at Holy Cross Parish
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
26
Thu
International Epilepsy Awareness Day
Mar 26 all day

Students and staff are invited to wear Purple today in recognition of Epilepsy. Student Government will be sharing information about Epilepsy all week with the school community in the mornings. Please encourage your son or daughter to participate and learn about Epilepsy this week.

Mar
27
Fri
First Communion Retreat
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
May
24
Sun
First Communion- Ms.Langdon’s class-please read special note
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

FIRST COMMUNIONS:
A number of families have contacted the parish asking about the status of First Communion celebrations this spring.   If you have made any plans to celebrate (eg. restaurant reservations, invitations to family from out of town), it would be prudent at this point to cancel those plans, and assume that 1st Communions will have to be rescheduled.  Although we would like to proceed as planned, the situation is out of our hands as we cooperate in the battle against the spread of COVID-19, and adhere to the mandatory government restrictions placed on public gatherings.

Since the current circumstances are changing so quickly, we have not yet made a decision on the scheduling of First Communions.  There is just too much uncertainty at the moment to be able to confirm the current schedule or to re-schedule, although I can say with a high degree of confidence that at least the April dates will need to be rescheduled.  As soon as it becomes clear as to when Ontario Public Health will again allow public gatherings, we will make a decision on the schedule for First Communions.   Again, at this point I ask you to just assume that the dates of the celebrations will have to be rescheduled.

Be assured of my continued prayers for all of you as we continue to place our trust in God’s hands during this difficult time…

– Fr. Dave

May
30
Sat
First Communion- Mrs.Enman’s class- please read special note
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

FIRST COMMUNIONS:
A number of families have contacted the parish asking about the status of First Communion celebrations this spring.   If you have made any plans to celebrate (eg. restaurant reservations, invitations to family from out of town), it would be prudent at this point to cancel those plans, and assume that 1st Communions will have to be rescheduled.  Although we would like to proceed as planned, the situation is out of our hands as we cooperate in the battle against the spread of COVID-19, and adhere to the mandatory government restrictions placed on public gatherings.

Since the current circumstances are changing so quickly, we have not yet made a decision on the scheduling of First Communions.  There is just too much uncertainty at the moment to be able to confirm the current schedule or to re-schedule, although I can say with a high degree of confidence that at least the April dates will need to be rescheduled.  As soon as it becomes clear as to when Ontario Public Health will again allow public gatherings, we will make a decision on the schedule for First Communions.   Again, at this point I ask you to just assume that the dates of the celebrations will have to be rescheduled.

Be assured of my continued prayers for all of you as we continue to place our trust in God’s hands during this difficult time…

– Fr. Dave

May
31
Sun
First Communion- Mrs.Buttigieg’s class- please read special note
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

FIRST COMMUNIONS:
A number of families have contacted the parish asking about the status of First Communion celebrations this spring.   If you have made any plans to celebrate (eg. restaurant reservations, invitations to family from out of town), it would be prudent at this point to cancel those plans, and assume that 1st Communions will have to be rescheduled.  Although we would like to proceed as planned, the situation is out of our hands as we cooperate in the battle against the spread of COVID-19, and adhere to the mandatory government restrictions placed on public gatherings.

Since the current circumstances are changing so quickly, we have not yet made a decision on the scheduling of First Communions.  There is just too much uncertainty at the moment to be able to confirm the current schedule or to re-schedule, although I can say with a high degree of confidence that at least the April dates will need to be rescheduled.  As soon as it becomes clear as to when Ontario Public Health will again allow public gatherings, we will make a decision on the schedule for First Communions.   Again, at this point I ask you to just assume that the dates of the celebrations will have to be rescheduled.

Be assured of my continued prayers for all of you as we continue to place our trust in God’s hands during this difficult time…

– Fr. Dave

Elementary Vice-Principal