St.Catherine of Alexandria School
Weekly Update for May 31- June 4
With You there are no outsiders. We share the same table, we belong to the one body of Christ, A body that extends beyond the church to include all. A family with no borders, with no one left out. Too often judgments and prejudice tear away at our unity and people fear sharing their true self. They hide their individuality, their mental health struggles, fearful of rejection, hatred and exclusion. Other differences are visible – always in the open and always a ready target. Lord God, soften hard eyes and cure the blindness that cannot see the beauty within each person. Teach us to treasure the unique gift that each person brings to the world. Help us see differences for what they are – a dazzling rainbow of gifts, a multitude of blessings That create a rainbow of colour in the fabric of our lives.
We hope this week has been a good one! We are anticipating some information from our Provincial Government about plans for returning to school, so stay tuned. Any information we have will be communicated to you from our Board. In the meantime, here are a few updates for next week:
Beginning Monday, May 31st, Halton youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination booking appointments through Halton Region’s online booking system. Please note that children must be 12 at the time of receiving their first dose.
You received an email from the Board yesterday evening with an attached letter from Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Chief Officer of Health for Halton Region, with information about the Youth Vaccination Program in Halton, including a fact sheet with additional details. Please refer to that email for more information, or visit the Halton Region website at: Halton – COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics.
This June, and each day of every month, we are dedicated to nurturing safe, welcoming and inclusive learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools. Therefore, on Tuesday, June 1st we will launch Pride Month with HCDSB Rainbow Day – a day to love one another and celebrate our differences, just as God loves and celebrates each one of us because we are all “wonderfully made.” Students are asked to wear their most colourful clothes on Tuesday so that we have a rainbow of colours that day to celebrate acceptance and inclusion not only at St. Anne, but across our Board.
Reminder that FRIDAY, JUNE 4th is a PA DAY so there will be NO SCHOOL on this day!
Please continue to be vigilant with all the latest information and health & safety protocols from Halton Public Health. We hope you all continue to stay safe and healthy during this current stay-at-home order and this period of remote learning as we wait for further announcements!
Monday, June 7th at 6:30 pm- Virtual School Council: If you are not on School Council and would like to attend please email Mr. Monaco for a link: email@example.com