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Communication Bulletin – May 22, 2020

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” Nelson Mandela

We are so appreciative of our frontline workers who continue to show strength, courage, and resilience.  Let us continue to keep them in our prayers. Please pray that they may know God’s strength, courage, safety, and blessing in their work.  Let us pray too for those for whom they are caring for – the sick and vulnerable.  

Thank you for your continued patience as we work together with Public Health, The Ministry of Education and the HCDSB to devise a plan in which access to the building will be permitted to retrieve student belongings. Please continue to monitor your email for further updates and information.

St. Gregory’s Got Talent! Virtual Talent Show Auditions Grades 1-8

Please see details regarding the St. Gregory the Great Talent Show Auditions.  Information sent out via email. 

Summer Learning Opportunity: Grades 6, 7, 8

An email was sent out from The Halton Catholic District School Board’s Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Literacy and Math Summer Programs for Grades 6, 7, and 8 students will run from July 6 – July 17, 2020 (Session 1) and July 20 – July 31, 2020 (Session 2). 

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.  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 and refer to the email sent out from HCDSB for more details.

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. 

Moving? Please let us know!

Please let the Office know as soon as possible if your child(ren) will be attending another school in September. This information helps us with our planning as we begin to think about building tentative classes for next year.  Email Ms. Attardo attardod@hcdsb.org or Mrs. Palucci paluccic@hcdsb.org

Lunch Box Orders:

With the announcement confirming school closures for the balance of the school year, cancellations will be finalized. In cancelling the orders, parents will be notified and a credit will be placed on their Lunchbox Orders account.  Credits will carry over automatically to the new school year and DO NOT expire.  If you would prefer a refund, please contact Lunch Box directly by email at info@lunchboxorders.com to complete the return of funds to your payment card. 

Lunchbox Orders does not save payment card information for security purposes.  A refund transaction fee (4%) is applicable. The fee represents credit card and bank charges associated with the transaction. Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have any questions or requests. 

Digital Citizenship:

During this period of Distance Learning, there is an expectation that students continue to abide by Board and school Codes of Conduct.  To ensure the safety and well-being of all students, we would like to remind our students and families of the policies around the acceptable use of personal electronic devices.  Catholic School Codes of Conduct continue to be important in our Distance Learning Environment. As students continue to work in virtual classrooms, it’s important to remind children about the norms and expectations for online communication. They may be used to texting or chatting with friends on social media, but how they interact in the online school setting will be different. Thank you for your continued partnership during this time.

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