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School Update – May 24 – 28, 2021

God our Father, may we always profit by the prayers of the Virgin Mother Mary, for you bring us life and salvation through Jesus Christ her Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Victoria Day – May 24th

A reminder that Monday, May 24th is a holiday. We hope you enjoy this family time.

Family Night Presentation

“Take a moment to appreciate how awesome you are” ~ Unknown
Don’t forget our family night on Thursday, May 27th at 7 pm. A zoom link will be sent to families for the presentation. Make sure to check your emails. For more information on Coach Miguel visit:

Promoting Well-Being

There’s no doubt that it’s been a long, tough year for everyone. And while there may be light at the end of the tunnel, right now, kids in many parts of Canada are still unable to participate in the team sports or physical activities that they love. What we could all use now is a little inspiration. And this month, we’ve got it, thanks to a Canadian track star and a 14-year-old Montrealer. A recent CP24 article reported that Canada’s Andre De Grasse and teen Jesse Briscoe have started up an initiative that invites and encourages Canadian kids coast-to-coast to join the RACE WITH ME! Virtual Challenge. Briscoe said he was tired of sitting at home playing video games after his team sports were cancelled due to the pandemic, so he and his dad reached out to De Grasse. Luckily, De Grasse was up for the task of inspiring kids to get active and to hopefully find joy in getting outside and moving again. As a result, the virtual racing challenge was brought to life. 

Here’s how to participate in the RACE WITH ME! Virtual Challenge:

From May 1 to June 25, go to your local 400m track and run one lap as fast as you can.  Then go back weekly to improve your time. It’s that simple!  Siblings and/or parents can record times and capture photos and videos to be shared online. Registration is free, although any donations will go to youth mental health initiatives such as Kids Help Phone. The beauty in this challenge is that running is something we can all safely do, by ourselves or together as a family. If you’ve got a pair of running shoes and some time to get out there, you can take part. 

Read more about kids and running: Heather Dixon  May 10, 2021  


HCDSB’s Thomas Merton Centre for Adult and Continuing Education is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting registrations for Literacy and Math Summer School courses for students in Grades 6-8. Summer school will begin on July 5, 2021, through July 30, 2021, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  The courses will be offered in a virtual/remote format. To Register by June 24th: Click HERE. Please be advised that all HCDSB student registration submissions must be approved by your child’s home School Principal before students can be officially enrolled in a summer school course.

St. Joseph Tips

May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary refer to special Marian devotions held in the Catholic Church during the month of May honouring Mary, mother of Jesus as “the Queen of May”.
Take time this weekend to pray to Mary.

Snyder, SoniaSchool Update – May 24 – 28, 2021