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School Weekly Update April 13, 2020

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. ~ Pope John Paul II

Update on Teacher-Led Distance Learning

Thank you for your continued support this past week as we moved to Distance Learning. Our goal was to welcome everyone into the virtual classroom environment and re-establish the connection between teachers and students. Your patience and willingness to work with us through some technical challenges made a huge difference, and we hope your children enjoyed reconnecting with their educators and classmates online. As with anything new, we know it will take some time before we fully adjust to this way of teaching and learning, but, as we all become more comfortable, it will get easier. We are in this together, and we will all keep doing the best we can to meet the needs of our students.

Having Trouble Logging in Multiple Children on D2L?

In households where multiple children need to log into D2L on one device, there are options that will allow two or more students to be logged in to their class portals at the same time. This will help reduce the number of sign-ins needed and make accessing D2L classes easier and faster for students. 

For detailed instructions, visit the HCDSB Learn at Home website and access the following page: https://learnathome.hcdsb.org/d2l/

First Communion

A Letter from the parish for families of Grade 2 students was sent last week through School Messenger. Just a reminder of the message sent on behalf of Father Ed Henhoeffer: “At this point it looks highly unlikely that we will be able to celebrate our Parish First Holy Communions this school year.  We would like to propose that we will celebrate the sacrament sometime in the Fall once the new school year has commenced. “

Please direct any questions to Lay Parish Minister, Mrs. Arden Ouellette, stpaulcyo@gmail.com.

Supports for Families

We are experiencing a crisis in our world right now. This can impact our well-being in so many ways – financially, physically, and emotionally. It is so important that we watch out for one another through this time of trial. Our school board has published a list of helpful resources you can access. In addition, here is a list of resources and supports available through the Halton Region.

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Easter will feel different this year. We will not gather as a community at Easter Mass, and we will not be able to share a meal with extended family and friends. We will find new ways to celebrate this holiest of days at home.

We wish you and your family a blessed and joyful Easter celebration. Please continue to follow the advice of our public health professionals and stay safe and be well. You are in our prayers. Have a wonderful weekend. We look forward to connecting with our students again on Tuesday!

Virtual Spirit Day- Crazy Hair Day April 17

To show our school spirit and keep our community connected we encourage students and staff to participate in Crazy Hair day that was planned for Friday, April 17. We will gladly post some photos on our Seton Twitter. Please follow us @ SetonSt.  #TogetherApartHCDSB

Promoting Well-Being – Talking to children About COVID-19

Staying positive

Looking at the “sunny side” of life is an important part of developing resiliency. You might find this challenging during this stressful time. It’s vital for children to learn the importance of maintaining a positive outlook, to develop ways to remain positive in a variety of situations and to feel hopeful about the future. Optimism is crucial for all of us!

 Try Gratitude Moment or Four-Finger Affirmations

The world can seem like a scary place, but too much focus on the worries can trick our brains into looking for negatives in everything. Let’s focus on the positives!

School Mental Health Ontario  https://smho-smso.ca/blog/12-easy-and-fun-mental-health-practices-to-try-with-your-children-at-home/      

Board calendar 2020-2021

https://www.hcdsb.org/Calendar/Pages/2020-2021-School-Year-Calendar.aspx

Setoncatholicschoolcouncil@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter @SetonSt

Upcoming Events and Activities at St. Elizabeth Seton

Apr
13
Mon
Easter Monday (No School)
Apr 13 all day
Apr
17
Fri
Crazy Hair Day
Apr 17 all day
May
1
Fri
Seton Spirit Wear Day
May 1 all day
May
4
Mon
Catholic Education Week Liturgy
May 4 @ 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
May
15
Fri
Dress Loud ~ Spirit Day
May 15 all day

May is Hearing Awareness Month which is an entire month dedicated to educating the public about the importance of hearing health.  Hearing awareness is very important and we would like to highlight this by providing an opportunity to share information and activities around the impact that a hearing loss can have on individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as hearing protection and conservation.

HCDSB is dedicating May 11-15, 2020 to promote Hearing Awareness amongst our students and school community. Help us to celebrate awareness and Dress Loud on Friday!

#Dressloud2020  @HCDSB  @hcdsbSEAC  @VOICE4DeafKids

Elementary PrincipalSchool Weekly Update April 13, 2020