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Weekly Update June 28th

God of all creation, we are blessed to be with one another in this time and place.  We are excited to start our break, yet we may feel sad as we think about our friends we may not see for a while.  In these times of change, help us to stay connected with you, Lord, for you desire happiness and peace for all your bothers and sister. Amen

Pick-up and Drop off Information

Return of Devices:

If you were assigned a device during this last remote learning session or if you have a device as a virtual learning this year the device can be returned to school at the following times:

  1. During the pick-up/drop off time assigned to your child.
  2. Monday, June 28th – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 29th – 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

I ask that the device, charger (and box in some cases) you received be returned in the baskets at the front door.   Thank you to Mrs. Chong Tai for overseeing the return of technology. Please contact Mrs. Freeze or Mrs. Stolte at the school if you need to make alternate arrangements for returning devices.

Pick-up and Drop off Sign up

Monday, June 28th and Tuesday, June 29th are our student item pick-up days for Kindergarten to Grade 7 only.  Please use the link to sign up for a day and time to gather your child’s belongings.  All instructions are outlined in the form below.  The link closes at 4:00pm on Sunday, https://forms.gle/LL1QChTiAzAGRumS8 

St. Matthew Parish 

It was a pleasure to celebrate Mass for our graduates on Monday, even if we couldn’t all be together in person. The end of the school year is always a hectic time, and I’m sure it’s more so this year. Thank you all for your patience and flexibility. It’s our solemn hope around the parish that things will look substantially more normal in our pastoral plan next year, but even if they don’t, we’re all getting much better at scrambling together new and exciting ways of accomplishing things.

To get a head start on Sacramental Preparation, we ask parents to correspond directly and exclusively with the parish regarding these celebrations, we’ve prepared our online registration pages for the 2021/2022 Academic Year ahead of time. They’re linked to the homepage of our website (www.saintmatthew.ca) and it is simple for parents to find and use. Again, this coming year, the parish will not be accepting any paper forms (every parent must complete the online registration).  Copied below, you’ll find the links to our easy-to-use registration pages. Parents with children currently in Grade 1 and Grade 6 are asked to view these forms. The more that register over the summer, the better situated we’ll be to communicate effectively in September. We’ll still certainly have a “registration drive” once school resumes in the Fall.

~ Father Allan Varlaki, Pastor

Please click on the following link for Parish information and the Parish YouTube channel. 

https://www.saintmatthew.ca/   

https://www.youtube.com/saintmatthewparishoakville

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: freezev@hcdsb.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.

Wishing everyone a relaxing and restful summer! 

See you in September

Enjoy Ha

Mr. N. Laratta

Upcoming Events:

Jun
29
Tue
Last Day of School — Early Dismissal @ 1:45 pm
Jun 29 all day
Sep
7
Tue
New to Kindergarten Orientation/Interviews
Sep 7 @ 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
Staggered Entry for Grade 1-8 Students — Surnames beginning with A-K
Sep 7 @ 8:45 am
Sep
8
Wed
New to Kindergarten Orientation/Interviews
Sep 8 @ 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
Staggered Entry for Grade 1-8 Students — Surnames beginning with L-Z
Sep 8 @ 8:45 am
Sep
9
Thu
All Students in Grade 1-8 attending in-person instruction come to school
Sep 9 @ 8:45 am
Sep
21
Tue
Student Achievement Evening — Virtually via MS Teams
Sep 21 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Sep
24
Fri
Catholic School Council Nomination forms due
Sep 24 all day
Sep
28
Tue
Catholic School Council Elections
Sep 28 all day
Sep
29
Wed
Terry Fox Walk
Sep 29 all day
Sep
30
Thu
Orange Shirt Day
Sep 30 all day
Oct
4
Mon
Catholic School Council Meeting
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
8
Fri
Faith Day/PA Day — No Instruction for Students
Oct 8 all day
Oct
11
Mon
Thanksgiving
Oct 11 all day
Nov
26
Fri
PA Day — Parent Teacher Interviews
Nov 26 all day
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