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Week-at-a-Glance October 25 -29

Good afternoon St. Luke Families,

We are down to the final days of fundraising for our annual Spook-a-thon Fundraiser and we want to offer our sincere thanks to those who have already donated! As of today we have raised $2,600. Click here for all the details and remember all donations must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday, October 27th to be counted towards your fundraising prize totals!

We completed a surprise lockdown drill today. All students and staff were prepared and knew exactly what they needed to do. They did a wonderful job practicing for something we hope to never have to use!

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.

KINDERGARTEN PARKING: A gentle reminder to our Kindergarten parents that cars are not permitted to park along the curb at the front of the school. Parents who must leave their car to assist a child must use a parking spot. It is important that the driveway not be blocked at any time and that driver visibility of all children coming and going is not hindered. If you are unable to find a parking spot and you must walk your child to the gate, we ask that you please use street parking (where permitted) and walk with your child for drop off and/or pick up. Thank you for your support in keeping all of our students safe.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FROM TOWN OF OAKVILLE CROSSING GUARDS:

  • Required Public Health measures, including physical distancing. Students and parents must stay away from the curb and the crossing guard, while waiting to be crossed. They must listen carefully to the crossing guard’s verbal instructions as they will be crossing smaller groups in order to avoid overcrowding.
  • Pedestrians must wait for the crossing guard to assist them in crossing safely. They are required to dismount their bicycles and walk across.
  • Parents dropping off/picking their children must be patient, as frequent traffic stops might be necessary. Drivers – including cyclists – must stop and yield the whole roadway at pedestrian crossovers, school crossings and other locations where there is a crossing guard. Only when pedestrians and school crossing guards have crossed and are safely on the sidewalk can drivers and cyclists proceed.
  • Illegally stopped or parked cars are a safety risk as they affect visibility for other drivers, pedestrians and/or crossing guards. For these reasons, streets around our schools have “No Stopping” and “No Parking” signs installed. For further information regarding parking enforcement, please refer to:https://www.oakville.ca/residents/parking-enforcement.html
  • Fall is Here Now that the colder weather appears to have finally arrived, please ensure that students come dressed for our cooler temperatures. Students continue to go outside for morning, lunch and afternoon recesses unless it is raining. Let’s keep everyone cozy!

Monday, October 25

  • Happy Monday!

Tuesday, October 26

  • Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, October 27

  • Pizza Day Session #1 pizza lunch begins today and will continue every Wednesday through December 15th
  • Grade 7 Intramurals Begin Starting today grade 7s will participate in intramurals at lunch time each Wednesday!
  • Spook-a-thon Donation Deadline All Spook-a-thon donations must be submitted by midnight tonight to be counted towards your prize totals! Click here to make a donation!

Thursday, October 28

  • Grade 8 Intramurals Next Week Starting next week, November 4th, grade 8s will participate in intramurals at lunch time each Thursday!

Friday, October 29

  • ST. LUKE HALLOWEEN SPOOK-A-THON! Students are are invited to wear their Halloween costume or orange black today. Please leave costume masks and/or props at home. Get ready for a spooktacular day of FUN!!!

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Tuesday, November 9 – St. Luke Catholic School Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 24 – Progress Reports Go Home

Thursday, November 25 – Parent/Teacher Interviews in the Evening

Friday, November 26 – P.A. Day – No School for Students: Parent/Teacher Interviews

Final Thoughts

“We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.” Pope Francis.

Prayers

For those struggling with mental health.

Take care and stay well,

Annalise Sofia Starr (on behalf of S.t Luke CES)  

Rosati, KarlaWeek-at-a-Glance October 25 -29