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Weekly Update – June 8 – 12

“We have a Lord who is capable of crying with us,capable of walking with us in the most difficult moments of life.”~ Pope Francis

Curbside Access for Return of Personal Belongings
Thank you for your continued patience as we complete week ten of Distance Learning. The HCDSB has completed the Elementary School Curbside Access for Student Belongings Protocol for Parents/Guardians – found below. Parents are asked to read the Protocol carefully and adhere to the guidelines during the process. We ask that you kindly begin considering which items you have at home that belong to the school such as library books, technology, team uniforms, and textbooks, and plan for their return. Please note that pick up/return dates and times will be during school hours on June 18, 22, 23, and 25. More details will be emailed to families this week.

Grade 8 Graduation 2020
Plans for Graduation for the 2019-2020 school year continue to develop. Although Graduation will not be a traditional ceremony and gathering, staff and parents are working together to ensure this milestone is recognized in a unique and special way due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A detailed outline specific to Graduation is attached below and will be emailed to all Grade 8 families early this week. Please note the outline is subject to change before the date. If changes are necessary, they will be communicated to parents via email.  

Spirit Day – “Show off your Pet Day”
Friday, June 12th will be “Show off your Pet” Spirit Day. Show your school spirit by posting photos of you and your pets. If you do not have a pet, feel free to show off your favourite stuffed animal. Families are asked to post their photos on Twitter and to tag @stgabrielhcdsb @hcdsb #TogetherApartHCDSB and on Instagram at st.gabrielhcdsb. As a school, St. Gabriel CES is dedicated to having a Spirit Day every Friday for the duration of the school year!

Medical Perils – Returning Students
For students with medical conditions and allergies, the Student Plan of Care will not be sent home this year in June.  They will continue as they are.  Upon returning to school, the Student Plan of Care will then be sent home to parents. If changes are required, they can be made prior to school beginning. Thank you for your attention to this.

ISW June Sale – Save 10% on your entire purchase
Returning Students – Log into your account to shop for your uniform. Our new chat window lets you connect with one of your uniform experts while you shop!

New Students 3 WAYS TO SHOP

IN-STORE APPOINTMENT – New families are welcome to book an in-store one-on-one appointment with one of our uniform experts.

VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT – New families are welcome to book an appointment from home via video chat with one of our uniform experts.

ONLINE LIVE CHAT – Our new chat window lets you connect with one of our uniform experts while you shop.

~ https://www.iswuniforms.com/

Literacy and Math Summer Programs for Grades 6, 7, and 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

Math Program

This two-week summer program is designed for students who would benefit from additional practice and assistance to ease their transition into Grade 7, 8 & 9.  Students will participate in engaging lessons to meet their individual needs and learning styles.

Literacy Program

Students can be initially engaged in reading by focusing on their comprehension and enjoyment of a given story, poem, blog, or news report.  Fundamentally, balanced literacy revolves around two primary strands, are a reading strand and a writing strand, each of which mirrors the other. Engaging lessons will be provided to ensure all students’ needs and learning styles are met.

Register Now!
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. 

Kindergarten Orientation
Our Kindergarten Orientation presentation has been posted our school’s YouTube channel. The link below has been emailed to all incoming Year 1 families for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to view the presentation, please see below:


Moving?
Are you planning on moving before the end of this school year or in the summertime? If yes, please email our school secretary, Mrs. Mulligan at mulliganj2@hcdsb.org  to let us know so that we can update our information and prepare for September 2020.

Family Support
Please remember to take care of your health and the well-being of your family. Halton Region has provided an updated resource for families to refer to if in need of assistance: Halton-Food-Supports-for-FamiliesDownload

Reach Out Centre for Kids Event
Back by popular demand…Anxiety Part 1 Webinar! A discussion on understanding what anxiety is and how it shows up in children and teens. Join ROCK Clinicians on June 8 for this informative session. For more information and to register, please visit https://rockevents.ca/event/anxiety-part-1-webinar/

Promoting Well-Being – BOKS IS HERE TO HELP YOUR FAMILY STAY ACTIVE AT HOME

“With many schools being closed and kids at home, BOKS will share as many games and activities as possible to keep kids active and happy during this difficult time. We know that anxiety is at an all-time high and one of the best ways to reduce stress in kids and adults is to get your daily dose of endorphins – so we want to provide you with as many free and accessible resources as possible.”

~ https://www.bokskids.ca/boks-at-home/

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Jun
7
Sun
Masses at St. Gabriel Parish (English)
Jun 7 all day
8:00 am and 11:00 am Masses
Jun
8
Mon
Lunchbox Lunch – Mr. Sub
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Jun
10
Wed
Pizza Day
Jun 10 all day
Jun
12
Fri
Lunch Lady Program
Jun 12 all day
Jun
13
Sat
Mass at St. Gabriel Parish (English)
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
14
Sun
Masses at St. Gabriel Parish (English)
Jun 14 all day

8:00 am and 11:00 am Masses

Jun
17
Wed
Pizza Day
Jun 17 all day
Jun
18
Thu
Curbside Pickup of Personal Belongings
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jun
19
Fri
Lunch Lady Program
Jun 19 all day
Jun
20
Sat
Mass at St. Gabriel Parish (English)
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
21
Sun
Masses at St. Gabriel Parish (English)
Jun 21 all day

8:00 am and 11:00 am Masses

Jun
22
Mon
Curbside Pickup of Personal Belongings
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jun
23
Tue
Play Day/Hot dog Day!
Jun 23 all day
Curbside Pickup of Personal Belongings
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Grade 8 Graduation – Virtual Ceremony
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – June 8 – 12