Hearing Awareness Month
May is Hearing Awareness Month which is an entire month dedicated to educating the public about the importance of hearing health. Hearing awareness is very important and we would like to highlight this by providing an opportunity to share information and activities around the impact that a hearing loss can have on individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as hearing protection and conservation.
HCDSB is dedicating this week to promote Hearing Awareness amongst our students and school community.
The week will end, on Friday May 15th, with a Dress Loud Day where we are encouraging our students to have fun and dress in their wackiest loudest clothing. Please share your pictures in your virtual classroom via email or tweet them, if you wish, using the #Dressloud2020 @SJPIIOakville @HCDSB @hcdsbSEAC @VOICE4DeafKids
Promoting Well Being
The health and well-being of our students, families and staff continues to be our first priority. Please continue to follow the advice of our Public Health professionals. Stay well, as you continue to take good care for your loved ones. Thank you for your ongoing patience, understanding, and support during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are in need of any support.
Teacher-Led Distant Learning
We would like to thank all of our families and educators for their continued support as we navigate distance education together. As always if there is anything we can do to support you, please let us know via email.
Our Board continues to provide updated information, resources and tips through the Learn at Home blue button found on the top right hand corner of the homepage on our school website or click on the following link https://learnathome.hcdsb.org/distance-learning/
We encourage parents to take some time to explore the site.
Student Award of Excellence 2020
The Student Award of Excellence is a HCDSB award that is presented annually to students across our system who demonstrates outstanding qualities in the areas of leadership, faith development, family commitment, rapport with teachers and other students, involvement in school affairs, and community activities. Although, we are not able to celebrate this achievement in person this year, we are very proud to share that Debbie S., a Grade 8 student, has been selected as our school’s recipient of this award. Congratulations Debbie!
A Caring Family Member
Our Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation for the month of May is
A Caring Family Member
- I love God, myself and my family.
- I care about and respect my ‘family’ at school, at Church, in the community, and the world.
- I care about and respect God’s creation and everything in it.
- Because I care, I pray for all my families, and I will live my life like Jesus.
New to Kindergarten
Online registrations for Kindergarten are still being accepted even though the school is closed. Parents and guardians interested in registering can follow the process through the school website
Due to school closures, we will be providing parents with a different option for the Spring Kindergarten Parent Orientation. More information will be shared soon. Thank you for your continued support and patience.
Are you planning on moving before the end of this school year or in the summertime? If yes, please email our school secretary, Mrs. Pirruccio at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know so that we can update our information and prepare for September 2020.
Thanks and Prayers to for Our Front-Line Workers
Thank you to our many families who have Front Line Workers who courageously put themselves at risk to provide us with essential services – we are forever grateful for you! Please join us in honoring these incredible individuals each Friday evening at 7 pm for a 2 minute “Front Porch Clap” ~ TOGETHER Let’s make some NOISE & show our appreciation!!!
Praying the Rosary
Pope Francis calls all Catholics to pray the rosary daily in the month of May. The following link supports your family with this request: https://www.rcdom.org.uk/post/pope-francis-encourages-faithful-to-rediscover-the-rosary-this-may and https://elem.hcdsb.org/stpatrick/2020/04/praying-the-rosary/
Home /School Communication
During these unprecedented times, parents are always encouraged to reach out to your child’s teacher should you have any questions or concerns. All staff emails are now listed on our school website at https://elem.hcdsb.org/stjohnpaulii/
Please follow us on Twitter @SJPIIOakville ~ We MISS our students and the laughter & joy in our hallways & classrooms!
Take good care.
Mrs. Choma and Mrs. Scannell