For your continued patience as we complete week eight of Distance Learning and work together with Public Health, The Ministry of Education and the HCDSB to share a plan in which access to the building will be permitted to retrieve student belongings. Information will be shared next week.
June 3 – #RedShirtDay
What is Red Shirt Day? – Red Shirt Day is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red in schools, workplaces and spaces everywhere in order to create a visible display of solidarity: to show their support for persons who are living with disabilities, and their commitment to helping to create a fully accessible and inclusive society that honours and values the contributions of people of all abilities in all aspects of life in Canada.
Red Shirt Day takes place on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year. In 2020, Red Shirt Day will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020; and National AccessAbility Week is from Sunday, May 31 to Saturday, June 6, 2020.
On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, post a selfie or a group photo of you with your friends, classmates or colleagues – all wearing red – on social media with the hashtags:
#RedShirtDay, #RedForAccessAbility, #EasterSeals, #unstoppABLE.
Red Shirt Day is an Easter Seals initiative and was first celebrated in 2019.
ROCK-Reach Out Centre for Kids Event
Back by popular demand…Anxiety Part 1 Webinar! A discussion on understanding what anxiety is and how it shows up in children and teens. Join ROCK Clinicians on June 8 for this informative session. For more information and to register, please visit https://rockevents.ca/event/anxiety-part-1-webinar/
OCGE Focus for the Month of June
Our Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectaion for the month of June is I HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES!
- I am a peace-maker.
- I am fair.
- I am forgiving.
- I follow rules and do my share.
- I help the poor and care for people in need.
- I stand up for what is right. I know that all life is precious.
- I respect and protect the world and all that is in it.
- Because I accept my responsibilities, I can make a difference, and will live my life like Jesus.
Congratulations to all of our classroom winners for the month of May. You demonstrate how to be a caring family member everyday.
Grade 8 Parents-Graduation Update
Thank you to all of our parents and students for your feedback and suggestions for our upcoming virtual Graduation on June 22nd. We will be communicating with all of our Grade 8 Families later this week with our Graduation plan. We ask that you please check your emails this week as we have some special requests that we will need your support to see through. We want to thank all of you again for your ongoing patience and support as we navigate through these uncharted waters.
Grade 6-8 Literacy and Math Summer Programs
The Halton Catholic District School Board’s Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education is pleased to be offering Literacy and Math Summer Programs for Grades 6, 7, and 8 students from July 6 – July 17, 2020 (Session 1) and July 20 – July 31, 2020 (Session 2).
Please note that 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.
NOTE: Teachers will be committed to providing an engaging educational experience and interactive lessons in a virtual format to review the past school year, in preparation for next year. 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
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.
Due to school closures, we will be providing parents with a virtual Spring Kindergarten Parent Orientation. Parents with students who are registered to begin Kindergarten with us in the fall will receive an email from the school with a link to access the orientation. 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 email@example.com to let us know so that we can update our information and prepare for September 2020.
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