“Faith in action is love – and love in action is service.”
~ St. Teresa of Calcutta
As we continue with distance learning we are so grateful to have our community stay connected by participating in various spirit days and school initiatives.
Thank you for participants in our Sports Fan Day and DRESS LOUD DAY this past Friday, May 15! We had great community participation and you can see photos on Twitter. Follow us @SetonSt!
Way to go Kindergarten Team all participating in Virtual Spirit Day!
Speech and Hearing Awareness Month will continue during the month of May. It is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of hearing health. Hearing awareness is very important. We will be sharing 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.
We are excited to have our yearbook complete and ready for sale! We have captured many memories from this school year. There are great photos of Halloween, snow days, friends, school Spirit Days, Pancakes Tuesday, Wheelchair Basketball, Confirmation, Raptors 905 Game, Intermediate Ski Trip, clubs and sports teams that students enjoyed and so much more. Yearbooks are on sale through cash online until May 22 ~ You won’t want to miss out on this special keep sake!
Covid Time Capsule ~ Seton Rocks!
We are creating a Covid Time Capsule for our Library Learning Commons documenting school spirit during distance learning. We have had participation in our initiatives to date including Chalk the Walks, the HOPE acrostic poem, and now a new challenge for our community- “Seton Rocks”
1. Go out in your garden and find a rock
2. Paint the rock with fun colours. If you don’t have paint, you can write a message on the rock using a sharpie instead.
Be creative! Think of how you can bring some positivity and hope to others during this stressful time. What are you grateful for?
3. Take a picture of your decorated rock (rock alone or of you holding the rock) and send the picture to your teacher or post it on Twitter with the hashtag #SetonRocks and #TogetherApartHCDSB
4. Put your rock on your lawn, in your garden, or on your front step where everyone walking by can see.
5. When we are back in school, bring your rock in and we will create a Gratitude Garden in one of the flower beds around the school as a lasting memory. If you walk by the school using social distancing you might consider dropping the rocks off!
5. Get rocking!
Father Ed at St. Paul the Apostle Church has another special message for our community during the 5th week of Easter.
Please consider participating in virtual mass with your family from the comfort of your own home on Sunday at 9 a.m.
At times students have had opportunities to pray with Christian Meditation. We know this form of prayer can strengthen our faith, create a sense of calm and is a natural “reset” to engage students in their learning. Perhaps families may want to try this form of prayer at home during distance learning as another opportunity to model the significance of prayer and comfort during these uncertain times.
Please find the following links to support Christian Mediation at home:
Christian Meditation Resources
- Christian Meditation Opening Prayer
- Christian Meditation Monograph
- 2-Minute Meditation (mp3 download)
- 5-Minute Meditation (mp3 download)
Literacy and Math Summer Programs for Grades 6 – 8 students
The Halton Catholic District School Board’s Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education is pleased to be offering Literacy and Math Summer Programs for Grades 6, 7, and 8 students from July 6 – July 17, 2020 (Session 1) and July 20 – July 31, 2020 (Session 2).
Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the health and well-being of our students continues to remain our highest priority. All Session 1 and Session 2 classes will be offered in a distance (e-learning) format this summer.
NOTE: Teachers will be committed to providing an engaging educational experience and interactive lessons in a virtual format to review the past school year, in preparation for next year. Educators will provide live and/or pre-recorded lessons for all students.
For program details, please review the following information sheet: Literacy and Math Distance Learning Summer Programs
New this year ~ online registration is available for Session 1 and 2. You may register your child for one or both sessions by filling out the following online form: Summer Distance Learning
The online form to register your child is due by Friday, June 26, 2020.
Support & Resources for Families
A number of resources and supports have been posted on our Learn at Home website to help you take care of your family during this challenging time.
HCDSB Helpful Resources
- Surviving COVID-19 Together
- 10 Ways Parents Can Support Learning at Home
- Loss & Grief During COVID-19
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 – A Parent Resource
- Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents & Teachers
- School Mental Health Ontario Resources for Educators
- School Mental Health Ontario Resources for Parents & Families
- School Mental Health Ontario Resources for Student
Acts of kindness
Kindness can be big or small, spontaneous or planned, can help form positive relationships, cultivate shared happiness, build relationships, and give people a sense of connectedness.
As a family can you come up with a way to show kindness in your neighborhood, with your friends, in your own home, or with your extended family?
Monday, May 18 is a holiday! We wish all of our families a lovely long weekend and holiday Monday as we celebrate Victoria Day. Distance Learning studies will resume on Tuesday.
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God bless you all! ~ The Staff of St. Elizabeth Seton CES
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