Kindness is Contagious!
The week of November 16th is designated in Ontario as Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week. Our goal as a school is to continue nurturing a positive school climate, promote respect and acceptance, develop empathy, and encourage a truly inclusive environment, one that works to fight against bullying all year long.
Throughout the week we will focus on what bullying really is, what we can do about it, and the importance of being kind and building each other up. We encourage families to continue these conversations at home and invite your children to share how they served as a builder of community in their classroom and in our school.
Congratulations to our Grade 3 students who celebrated their First Holy Communion this week. A reminder to parents to please email Mrs. Babic (firstname.lastname@example.org) a photograph of your son/daughter for our celebration on Tuesday.
Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held virtually or by phone call on Thursday, November 26th from 3:30 – 8:00 pm and Friday, November 27th from 8:45 am – 2:15 pm. This year, you will be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. If you wish to schedule a meeting with any of your child’s teachers, please follow the instructions printed further down the page.
As per the HCDSB Return to School Plan and Covid-19 restrictions, interviews will be held virtually via a Teams meeting or can be conducted by phone.
Interviews can now be scheduled online until November 16th at 11:00 pm.
Go to the St. John Paul II scheduling webpage at https://stjp.parentinterview.com and refer to the instructions provided in our email communication on November 8th.
Remembrance Day Liturgy
Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for our live broadcast of our Remembrance Day Liturgy. As promised, please find the recording below:
Virtual Book Fair begins Monday
We are hosting our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair from November 16-27. Please check out the link below to watch videos of popular titles, preview featured books and place any orders:
COVID-19 School Screening Tool
Yesterday, the Ontario government released changes to the COVID-19 School Screening Tool used to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in children.
The guidelines continue to evolve as we learn more about COVID-19, how it spreads, and how it affects children and adults in different ways.
The updated screening tool offers a more comprehensive checklist of the type and number of symptoms needed for a child to stay home for a period of time and seek medical advice.
Please note that the COVID-19 School Screening Tool is not to be used as a clinical assessment or intended to take the place of medical advice; a diagnosis or treatment.
The online COVID-19 Screening Tool will be updated soon to include these new revisions.
In the meantime, you are asked to keep screening your children for COVID-19 each day using the updated guidelines in the link below:
October 1st Update – COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children As always, the health and safety of our students, staff and families is our highest priority, and we will continue to take direction from the Ministry of Education and Halton Region Public Health to ensure all protocols are in place and followed in each of our schools.
Thank you for your ongoing support as we work together to keep our school community healthy and safe for all.