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Weekly Update – Nov. 2nd – 6th

Health & Safety:
We continue to review our protocols, provided by Public Health Halton and the HCDSB for students and staff. As we move into the colder and winter months, it is important we follow the daily screenings provided by the ministry. We respectfully ask that you continue to follow the information we have received up to this point regarding monitoring our symptoms and following the direction of health care providers/Public Health.
 
Click here for a symptoms checklist and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ). Return to School Protocol – Update Oct. 2020
Maintaining Physical Distance/ Masking on School Grounds:
In order to minimize risk within our school community, we continue to ask that you please wear a mask when dropping off/picking up your children as well as other times you may be on school property. For students in grades 1-3, kindergarten and/or any other grades, we ask that only one parent come on to our playground zones to pick up during these times. Likewise, we ask that you please maintain physical distancing practices as you wait for your children. We thank you for your cooperation and support.
2020-2021 School Major Fundraiser – Please donate!
We will continue with our major fundraiser for the next two weeks. We have had a slow start and we are hoping more families will have the opportunity to donate soon. Thank you to those who have donated already! We are looking to build our school technology supplies and support many more activities/resources needed for our students! Please click HERE to read more about our school fundraiser and specific instructions to donate. Thank you in advance for your contributions!!!
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Catholic School Council Meeting
We will have our second Catholic School Council Meeting tomorrow night at 6:30 pm (virtually on Microsoft Teams). On an ongoing basis, if you would like to reach our parent co-chairs, Kelly Sam and Laurie Mendoza, for information or to clarify any council/school related items, please email them at: stdomcouncil2020@gmail.com
If you would like to observe our meeting, please feel free to join by accessing the following link:
Catholic School Council Meeting – Nov. 2nd 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Halloween Celebrations
It was great to have everyone here in costume last Friday as we participated in our modified Halloween celebrations. Our students and staff had fun creating /carving pumpkins on Thursday and Friday, which were put on display for all to see! Thank you to our Catholic School Council and our staff for supporting these activities for our students.
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Grade 8 to 9 Transition Events (St. Thomas Aquinas):
The Virtual IB Information Night at STA took place last week. In the event, that grade 8 families were unable to view the virtual presentation, and would still like to review this information, please see the following link: https://secondary.hcdsb.org/sta/news/2020/10/st-thomas-aquinas-ib-information-night/

Gr. 8 Parent Information Night – will take place this Thursday, November 5th, from 6 – 8pm. The link to join this virtual event can be found on the STA website and will be posted closer to the event.
Community Event – “Our Space” Friday Night Sessions:
Please see the link below for a series of Friday night events being offered by two collaborative community programs – Halton Families for Families & Our Community Cares.
“Our Space” Friday Night Events

REMINDERS

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Have a great week!
Your Partners in Catholic Education,
P. Durand & V. Chininea
UPCOMING EVENTS…
Oct
16
Fri
“We Scare Hunger” Food Drive! (Items brought in until Nov. 2nd)
Oct 16 – Nov 2 all day
Nov
2
Mon
Catholic School Council Meeting (Microsoft Teams – Link below)
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
5
Thu
STA – Gr. 8 Parent Information Night (Virtual)
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
11
Wed
Remembrance Day (Virtual School Ceremony)
Nov 11 all day
Nov
13
Fri
Gr. 8 Confirmation (For Online Students)
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
19
Thu
Gr. 2 Parents Meeting – First Communion (Parish Hall) @ St. Dominic Parish
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm
Nov
24
Tue
Progress Reports Go Home (By Email)
Nov 24 all day
Chininea, VinceWeekly Update – Nov. 2nd – 6th