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School Weekly Update January 4, 2021

“The world needs hope. And with gratitude, with this habit of saying thank you, we transmit a bit of hope. Everything is united and everything is connected, and everyone needs to do his or her part wherever we are.”  ~ Pope Francis

Wishing our St. Elizabeth Seton school community, a happy and healthy new year with many blessings in 2021!

St. Elizabeth Seton’s Feast Day- January 4, 2020

January 4 is our special feast day for our Patron Saint St. Elizabeth Seton!

St. Elizabeth Seton is known as a patron Saint for the beginnings of Catholic education as she opened the first free Catholic school for girls in the United States. St. Elizabeth Seton did charitable work devoting much time working among the poor. She was known to be kind, patient, and courteous. We admire St. Elizabeth Seton for modeling the virtues of “courage, temperance, faith, love, and service to others.” We will celebrate our Patron Seton as a school community with a liturgy in her honour on Thursday, January 14 @1:15 p.m. lead by Mrs. Gramigna and Gr. 6 students. We look forward to this special celebration of our faith.

St. Elizabeth Seton Prayer~

“Lord God, you blessed Elizabeth Seton with gifts of grace as wife and mother, educator and foundress, so that she might spend her life in service to your people. Through her example and prayers may we learn to express our love for you in love for our fellow men and women. We ask this through Christ our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. St. Elizabeth Seton, pray for us. ~Amen”

Online Learning

All students are welcomed back and expected to engage in a full day of remote learning through D2L beginning on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Attendance will be taken in the morning and afternoon. Please carefully review the Feature Story with “Learning at Home” information for parents.

For parents that have indicated the need for a device, we will be preparing them on Monday. The office will inform you by email/phone when it is ready for pickup through the main office.

Thank you for your patience as we enter another learning curve for many staff and students as we navigate how to teach and learn virtually for a full school day. We are all in this together!

Using Bright Space (D2L) PowerPoint presentation to help parents navigate the platform as we move to online learning for the week of January 4-8th, 2021.

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Please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher directly by email if you have any questions. All staff emails are posted on the website under contacts.

Checking for Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19

Please continue to check for symptoms of COVID-19 in your children, and remember to conduct a self-assessment for each child every day before sending your children to school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

NEW! Halton Region Public Health is now asking students to conduct a daily self-assessment EVERY day, even on weekends. Please follow the instructions on the school screening tool. 

COVID-19 Test Results

If your child has been tested for COVID-19, they must stay home and self-isolate until the test results are received. Please do NOT send your children to school when in-person school returns while you are awaiting their test results.

If any member of your immediate family tests positive for COVID-19, all members of the family must stay home and self-isolate, even if they have no symptoms.

Promoting Well-Being: Establishing a healthy routine during Remote Learning is important too!

Sleep tips: How to help your child get a good night’s sleep

By Sick Kids Staff

Key points

  • ​Help your child get enough sleep by following a regular schedule, encouraging your child to exercise and follow a balanced diet and limiting caffeine from the afternoon onwards.
  • A relaxing routine and a comfortable sleep environment – free of electronics – can also help a child fall asleep more easily and sleep through the night.
  • Make the morning routine easier by preparing breakfast and laying out clothes the night before.
  • See a doctor if your child seems inattentive or sleepy during the day or experiences loud snoring or pauses in their breathing at night.

Sleep brings your child a wide range of physical and mental benefits. From birth onwards, your child’s wellbeing depends on their getting enough sleep for their age and activity levels. Following the tips below will help your child fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.

https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=646&language=English&hub=healthwellness

~ Thank you from the Staff of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School

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