“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25
FRIDAY MAY 14 – DRESS LOUD DAY!
May is Speech and Hearing Month and the Halton Chapter of VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is launching their annual DRESS LOUD DAY!
Dress Loud is a school spirit day that encourages all participants to dress in their loudest, wackiest outfits to create awareness about the impact of hearing loss. Please click here – https://www.voicefordeafkids.com/Dressloud/ to visit the Voice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children website for additional information and activities.
Free Family Paint Nights
Our HCDSB Indigenous Education Advisor has organized three free on-line paint nights with Indigenous Artist Moses Lunham. This is a wonderful way of engaging staff, parents, students and family members to come together in community, to be creative and learn more about Indigenous Art. All information for the paint nights, pictures and supplies will be posted on the HCDSB webpage.
Each session will have a different theme based on the natural cycle of the environment. All sessions will be on the HCDSB YouTube Channel from 6 pm – 8 pm.
- Wednesday June 9th, 2021 – Strawberry being the First Fruit of the Season
Moses Lunham will provide step-by-step instructions, provide encouragement and has agreed to leave the live video up for a period of one week between each session.
Are You Moving?
If you are aware that you will not be returning to St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in September, please let the office know, you can email Mrs. Freeze: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are starting preliminary planning for next year and having the most updated information is very helpful when we look at numbers for class organization.
Faith & Well-Being Resources
Recognizing that the extension of remote learning will create additional burdens on our families and staff.
Here are a list of supports for families to access during this difficult time:
- School Mental Health Ontario: www.smho-smso.ca.
- Kids Help Phone at 1 (800) 668-6868 or visit KidsHelpPhone.ca for 24/7 support.
- Faith & Well-Being Resources: https://learnathome.hcdsb.org/faith-well-being/
St. Matthew Parish
The Early Church was surprised by the inclusivity of God’s invitation to friendship. They were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit should be poured out on the Gentiles also, considered by many in the community to be unworthy. The incredible moment of conversion, welcome, and unity at the centre of the First Reading couldn’t have happened without Peter’s bold willingness to embrace genuine humility: Get up! I myself am also a human being…In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Humble welcome has been and remains the gold standard for evangelization. If we’re to be the voice of the Gospel, we have to be sure the world isn’t afraid of our voice. ~ Father Allan Varlaki, Pastor
Please click on the following link for Parish information and the Parish YouTube channel.
Register your Child for Kindergarten
Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another. When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten?
To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September 2021, your child must be four years old by December 31st, 2021. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December 31st, 2021. For more information on how to register your child: Register Your Child
Attendance will be taken twice daily: once in the morning and again after lunch. If your child is not able to attend or participate in remote learning on any given day, please report his or her absence, as you typically would during in-person learning through the SchoolMessenger Safe Arrival System: https://www.hcdsb.org/parents/report-your-childs-absence/. We will be following our usual process of contacting parents and guardians when student absences are not reported. Thank you for your continued support and partnership. Now, more than ever, ongoing communication between home and school is key to your child’s success and well-being.
Stay Healthy and Safe!
Mr. N. Laratta