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Communication Bulletin No. 40

 

“Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”

~ 1 John 3:18

Happy Father’s Day to all of our St. Gregory fathers!

St. John’s Bible

The St. John’s Bible will visit our school on Tuesday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  The St. John’s Bible is the inspiration of Donald Jackson, renowned calligrapher and official scribe to Queen Elizabeth II. Donald Jackson dreamed of creating a handwritten, illuminated bible in the tradition of the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells. After approaching St. John’s University, Jackson was commissioned to produce the St. John’s Bible in 1998. Under the direction of Donald Jackson and a Committee on Illumination and Text from St. John’s University, an international team of artists, calligraphers, and biblical and theological scholars, worked for thirteen years to complete the St. John’s Bible. It is the first complete bible to be handwritten and illuminated since the advent of the printing press over 500 years ago.  You can learn more about the St. John’s Bible here https://hamiltondiocese.com/stjohnsbible/

Medical Conditions – Parent/Guardian Packages

 Given that the school year is drawing to a close, please assist us by addressing the following items:

1. If we currently hold medication for your child, please note that it must be picked up by dismissal (2:10 p.m.) on Friday, June 28, 2019. We do not store medications over the summer.

Medication or any other medical apparatus (i.e. AeroChamber ®, EpiPen ®), which is not picked up will be sent home with your child at dismissal. 

For safety reasons, please immediately inspect your child’s backpack for medications upon arrival at home.

2. We are sending home health care forms for the 2019-2020 school year. Please complete the forms. The completed forms MUST be completed and returned to the school during the week of August 26, 2019. Please DO NOT return the new forms package prior to the end of the current school year (June 28, 2019).

With these completed forms, please provide:

  1.  Updated medication for the 2019-2020 school year in a Ziploc® bag that is clearly labeled with your child’s name.

2.  For PRESCRIBED medications, complete MEDS.1-P form (Request and Consent for the Administration of Prescribed Medication) PRIOR to your child’s first day in September 2019.

Please understand that at the beginning of the school year, parents assume complete responsibility for the administration of the medications their children require until such time as all of the requirements of #2 above are satisfied in full.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation regarding the safe provision of medication and the information pertaining to your child. Their safety, and the safety of all other students, is our priority.

Active Living Day

The students in grades 1-7 will be participating in an Active Living Play Day on Thursday from 9:30-11:55.  They will be participating in different cooperative games outside.  Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather.  Have them bring in sunscreen, hat and a labelled water bottle.  If the weather is inclement we will just cancel the event and follow regular routines.

Dressing for the Weather

With the warm weather we have been experiencing, it is important that students are dressed appropriately for recess. Please send your child to school with a hat and a water bottle to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the day. We would encourage you to make applying sunscreen part of your morning routine rather than send it to school. If you are sending sunscreen to school, please make sure that it is not a spray application as the sprays can make floors slippery if misapplied

Lost and Found

All of our Lost and Found items will be put on display in the front hallway. Any items that remain unclaimed by Friday, June 21st will be donated to charity. Please stop by and pick up any missing items that belong to your children.

Early Dismissal

The last day of school will be Friday, June 28, 2019. We will be having early dismissal on that date. We will be dismissing at 2:10 pm. Please make sure you have made arrangements so that your child will not be left at school after 2:10 pm.

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Upcoming Events and Activities at St. Gregory the Great

Jun
17
Mon
Cory Conacher Visit: Grade 5 to 8
Jun 17 all day
GLOW Program (Girls Linking Our Worlds): Grade 6-8
Jun 17 all day
Jun
18
Tue
Lunchbox Tuesdays
Jun 18 all day

Order Lunchbox directly from www.lunchboxorders.com

Welcome Director Pat Daly to Saint John Bible Hand-Illuminated Heritage Edition presented by Diocese of Hamilton for Gr. 1-8 @ Gym
Jun 18 all day
Jun
19
Wed
Lunchbox Wednesdays
Jun 19 all day
Welcome Director Pat Daly to Saint John Bible Hand-Illuminated Heritage Edition presented by Diocese of Hamilton for Gr. 1-8 @ Gym
Jun 19 all day
Jun
20
Thu
Grade 8 Graduation Trip to Toronto
Jun 20 all day
Healthy Living Day
Jun 20 all day
Term 2 Pizza Day Thursdays
Jun 20 all day
Jun
25
Tue
Lunchbox Tuesdays
Jun 25 all day

Order Lunchbox directly from www.lunchboxorders.com

Elementary School SecretaryCommunication Bulletin No. 40