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Week-at-a-Glance September 27

Good afternoon St. Luke Families:

We had another wonderful week at St. Luke CES!

We successfully completed our second fire drill. All students knew what to do and made it outside quietly and in a very timely manner. Way to go staff and students!

We also had a very successful Virtual Curriculum Night. We hope you were able to join your children’s teachers’ presentations. If you were not available, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the teachers. Handouts were given so please take the time to review.

As stated in our communication at the beginning of the year, our number one priority is to keep our students, staff and community safe. We know that Covid-19 cases are on the rise so we need to take things slow and steady. Extra-curricular activities, clubs, photo day, pizza lunches and field trips to name a few are still on hold for now. As stated in the Principals’ address last night, our goal is to re-introduce these activities/events, but at this time it is unsafe to do so. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding regarding these matters. We need to celebrate the positives, we are back in school and our goal is to keep students in school where they belong! We will continue to reinforce the health and safety measures we have in place at school such as hand hygiene, physical distancing and wearing masks. We appreciate your cooperation and support by keeping your children home when they are not feeling well.

Important Reminders:

  • DAILY COVID-19 SCREENING: Elementary students and staff are required to complete and PASS COVID-19 screenings EVERY morning prior to attending school using Ontario’s updated School Screening Tool.  Please Note: Children must stay home, even if symptoms are mild.
  • Be Prepared: Please have your child check to ensure that they have everything they need to complete their school day (i.e. lunch/snacks, water bottle, homework, supplies, etc.) as drop-off’s during the school day are strongly discouraged.
  • Be Punctual: It is important that students arrive on time for school (between 8:15 am and 8:25 am) so they can enter the school through their designated entry door with their class cohort when the bell rings at 8:25 am. Students are expected to be at their desks ready to begin the school day at 8:30 am.
  • Limited Access: Access to the school remains limited to staff, students and essential visitors only. (i.e. maintenance persons).  Anyone other than staff or students, must have pre-approval from Mrs. Sofia Starr and complete a COVID-19 Screening Assessment prior to entering the building. 

Monday, September 27

  • Happy Monday!

Tuesday, September 28

  • School Council The 2021-2022 St. Luke Catholic School Council will be announced via email and posted on our website!
  • Bicycle Registration App Halton Police have launched a new partnership aimed at combatting bike thefts in our region. Click here for more information on how to register!

Wednesday, September 29

  • Rowan’s Law Day Today our school will be recognizing Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussion safety, and to share Rowan Stringer’s story. In May 2013, 17-year-old Rowan died as the result of head injuries sustained in a game of rugby. In March 2018, the Ontario government passed Rowan’s Law, designed to protect athletes and to educate about the dangers of head injuries. The health and safety of our students is our top priority, and on September 29th, we hope to increase awareness about the dangers of concussions. Together, we can help our students prevent, recognize and respond to concussions.

Thursday, September 30

  • National Day for Truth & Reconciliation  On this day we wear orange shirts in honour of the indigenous children taken from their communities and families to residential schools. This day also honours the survivors of residential schools, those who did not, and recognizes the ongoing effects of intergenerational trauma. This will be a day for reflection.

Friday, October 1

  • Have a wonderful weekend!

Gratitude

Thank you to all staff members for everything they have done for our students, and for each other, to make these few weeks back to school as seamless a transition as possible for each and every one of the students in our care. 

Thank you to our parents and guardians for their time and efforts in working collaboratively with the school to make this a true partnership.

Thank you to our students who have demonstrated resilience and flexibility and adaptability every step along the way.

Thank you to all those who continue to practice COVID-19 Safety Protocols (mask wearing, hand sanitizing, hand washing, physical distancing, screening, etc) … you truly exemplify the best of humanity…sacrificing for the wellness of others…altruism at its finest and our genuine calling as God’s children.

We are a team!

Have a wonderful weekend and God bless our St. Luke Community!  

Mrs. Sofia Starr

  

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