Elementary Principal

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Elementary Principal

June 26, 2020 Update

The 2019-2020 school year was unlike anything many of us have experienced.  However, we greet its closure with grateful hearts for the blessings our Lord continues to bestow upon us.  Throughout this school year, I have been fortunate to witness first-hand the incredible strength of our school community; most recently during distance learning, which could

Kindergarten Parent Orientation

The Kindergarten program is a child-centred, developmentally appropriate, integrated program of learning for four- and five-year-old children. The Kindergarten program reflects the belief that four- and five-year-olds are capable and competent learners, full of potential and ready to take ownership of their learning. The program recognizes that our children are unique individuals who live and

June 19, 2020 Update

As we enter into our final week of distance learning, I want to express my sincere thanks for the incredible partnership between home and school during this period of school closure.  As a school staff, we are blessed and are privileged to be able to work in such a wonderful school community.  Your support and trust

Parent Protocol: Curbside Access for Student Belongings

The Ministry of Education is allowing temporary access to our school for families to retrieve any personal belongings that may have been left in schools since the start of the school closure period, and to return any items that belong to the school.  The dates of access are June 22-25, 2020. Parents/Guardians are required to

Synchronous Learning Guidelines and Expectations

The purpose of synchronous learning is for students to engage with their classmates and teachers to create a greater sense of classroom community during distance learning. While not mandatory , these sessions will provide opportunities for staff members to further explain concepts that have been taught during distance learning, answer any questions students may have

Distance Learning Code of Conduct

As Digital Citizens, users recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, in which they act in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. Students are required to demonstrate digital citizenship through the appropriate use of technology as outlined in our code of conduct. Our school’s Code

10 Ways Parents Can Support Learning at Home

The following are suggestions to help parents support their children’s success while learning at home. Establish routines Establish a schedule for learning that reflects the needs of family members. A regular routine will support everyone. Make sure the schedule allows time for learning, meals, encourages movement, breaks for physical activity, creative play and keeps normal bedtime

D2L Distance Learning Access for Students

To access the D2L Learning Environment, students will need to: Proceed to www.hcdsb.org Click on the “Students” tab Students will then see a large D2L button on the right side of the page. Click on this button. Students will be prompted for their username and password. This username and password is the same as the

Are You Receiving Emails?

Having trouble receiving emails from your child’s school or HCDSB? If so, follow these instructions: Log into your Outlook, Hotmail, Live, or MSN email account from a computer. Click the Settings button (or gear icon) in the upper right-hand corner of the page. In the settings bar, type in “safe” and then select Safe senders

March Break 2020 Update

Lord, help me be prepared, but not anxious. Be aware, but not desperate. Be vigilant, but not in fear. Be joyful, but not clueless. Be faithful, but not careless. Lord, be my hope and strength. Amen @FrGoyo We have now entered into the Season of Lent.  Reminders on the importance of this season and our