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Weekly Update for Feb.24-28

St.Catherine of Alexandria School

Weekly Update for Feb.24-28

 

  • Monday, Feb.24thPizza Day and Pancake Day– all students will be provided with one pancake today for snack at approximately 10:30 AM. We have changed our Pizza Day for this week only to Monday as well so that we don’t miss another. We are currently looking at the calendar to organize for the missed Pizza Days. More information to follow.

 

  • Tuesday, Feb.25th– The Hockey Tournament that was schedule for our team has been postponed due to potential strike day on Tuesday. Please check emails from School Board for any further closures next week. We had a great tournament this past Thursday, Feb.20th, coming in second out of 8 HCDSB teams. Thank you to our two parent volunteers for being with us on the bench!!

 

  • Wednesday, Feb.26th– Ash Wednesday Liturgy will be at 2pm- Parents and guardians are encouraged to please join us.
  • Wednesday, Feb.26th Pink Shirt Day- students and staff are encouraged to wear a Pink t-shirt or long sleeve as part of Bullying Awareness.

 

  • Thursday, Feb.27th– Black History Month Presentation in the library for grades JK-3
  • Friday, Feb.28th– Black History Month Presentation in the library for grades 4-8.

 

  • Looking ahead: Family of Schools Lenten Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm. At Holy Cross Parish.

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-PrincipalWeekly Update for Feb.24-28