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Communication Bulletin – November 11, 2019

Remembrance Day Service:

Thank you to Mr. Salamanszek’s class for leading our Remembrance Day Liturgy. All are welcome to join us at 10:45 am as our school pauses to remember the tremendous sacrifices so bravely and selflessly endured by the men and women who have served our country in times of conflict, and in times of peace.

Parent-Teacher Interviews:

“We know that parents have an important role to play in supporting student learning. Studies show that students perform better in school if their parents or guardians are involved in their education. This is the basis for the principle that students and parents should be kept fully informed about the student’s progress.” ~ Growing Success, page 8.

We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews at the school on Thursday, November 21st from 4:00 – 8:30 pm and Friday, November 22nd from 9:15 am – 2:30 pm. This term, you will be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. You will be able to make appointments form November 4th at 8:00 am until November 18th at 11:00 pm. Information explaining the process was emailed out Monday, November 4, 2019.

Sara Westbrook:

On November 14, 2019, St. Gregory the Great students will have the opportunity to be part of Sara Westbrook’s UPower concert. Young people make a lot of emotion-based choices both in and outside the classroom. Since emotions shift and change according to the circumstances they are experiencing, they are not a reliable place to make choices from and can often have them say or do something they regret.

Through Sara’s UPower concert, students will learn about the skills needed to think and act beyond emotions, which builds confidence, mental and emotional well-being, respect for themselves and others, allowing them to more effectively bounce back from challenges. We look forward to this opportunity!

Christmas Musical:

For more information visit the link: Christmas Musical 

Oakville Speaker Series Loyola, Holy Trinity and St. Thomas Aquinas are partnering together to run the Oakville Speakers Series for the parents of the community. Families from all schools (secondary and elementary) are invited to attend one, two or all three sessions.

  • Thurs. Nov. 21 (7:00 – 8:30p) at Holy Trinity – Social Media
  • Thurs. Nov. 28 (7:00 – 8:30p) at St. Thomas Aquinas – Vaping & Cannabis Use
  • Thurs. Dec. 5 (7:00 – 8:30p) at Loyola – Transition to Post Secondary
See the Problem, Be the Solution:
During Bullying Awareness and Prevention week, the HCDSB Student Senate will host the annual Bullying Prevention Launch – “See the Problem, Be the Solution” on Tuesday November 12 at Holy Trinity CSS. The purpose of the campaign is to promote equity and inclusion and put an end to bullying as a Catholic community. Thank you to Mrs. Bromley and our three student representatives for representing St. Gregory the Great.

Looking ahead…Paint the Town Red” for United Way-Civvies Day will take place on Friday, November 29, 2019. Wear as much red as you can!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Matthew 5:9

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Upcoming Events and Activities at St. Gregory the Great

Optional French Programming Registration
Nov 4 – Nov 15 all day
Remembrance Day
Nov 11 all day
Remembrance Day Liturgy @ Gym
Nov 11 @ 10:50 am – 11:50 am
Grade 7 Immunizations: HBV and HPV
Nov 13 all day
Sara Westbrook UPower Concert
Nov 14 all day
Progress Reports Go Home
Nov 20 all day
Eric Walters Author Visit
Nov 21 all day
Parent-Teacher Interviews
Nov 21 all day
Wear a Touch of Blue Day – Bullying Prevention and Awareness
Nov 21 all day

Wear a touch of blue in addition to your uniform to show your support in raising awareness around bully prevention and promote healthy relationships. Some examples include, hair accessories, scarves, socks, nail polish, jewelry. Be creative!

Oakville Speaker Series at Holy Trinity on Social Media @ Holy Trinity High School
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Elementary Vice-PrincipalCommunication Bulletin – November 11, 2019