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School Update – October 4, 2021

Believe in yourself and all that you are, know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D Larson

World Teachers Day

On October 5th, 2021, World Teachers’ Day will celebrate teachers with the theme “Teachers: leading in crisis, reimagining the future.

With learning to be an essential part of life and human development, teachers play an immensely valuable role in society. The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, take stock of achievements, and draw attention to the voices of teachers, who are at the heart of efforts to attain the global education target of leaving no one behind. For more information visit: Unesco

Catholic School Council

Thank you to all who volunteered for the Catholic School Council. Our inaugural meeting will be held virtually on Monday, October 4th at 7:00 pm.

Celebrations in October

  • Women’s History Month
  • Canadians celebrate the achievements of women and girls as trailblazers throughout our history. It is a time to learn about the contributions women have made that have shaped our way of life.

Ontario is home to more than 400,000 first-, second-and third-generation Canadians of Hispanic origin. As early as 1914, Canadians who originated from the 23 Hispanic countries began immigrating to the province.

Celebrations are held around the world, such as Hispanic Day (Dia de la Hispanidad), the Day of the Cultures (Dia de las Culturas), Day of the Race (Dia de la Raza), Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity (Dia del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural), Day of Indigenous Resistance (Dia de la Resistencia Indigena), and the commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month in North America.

  • Muslim-Canadians contribute to the prosperity and heritage of our country through their outstanding achievements in many fields, including literature, mathematics, science, sports and the arts.
  • Islamic History Month gives Canadians the opportunity to reflect on and learn more about the history of Islam in Canada and the cultural diversity of Canada’s Muslim community.
  • PA Day

    A reminder that on Friday, October 8th, there is a PA day and therefore no school for students.

    Appropriate outdoor wear

    With Fall comes a variety of weather conditions that can change drastically throughout the day.  Our outside playground tends to be windy and cool. Layering is a great solution for our students to ensure that they have the proper wear. 

    Daily Self-Screening

    For the safety and well-being of all students and staff, parents and guardians must perform daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE leaving for school using the COVID-19 Self-Assessment.

    The Government of Ontario daily self-screening tool can be accessed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

    Mary Mother of God Church

    • Thankgiving autumn leaves – This weekend after all masses, we invite you to visit our youth table in the narthex and write something that you are thankful for on an autumn leaf. If you have a Photo of something you are thankful for, visit the parish website to upload it.
    • Food, bottle and Cell phone Drive – Knights of Columbus are hosting a food, bottle and cell phone drive. Non-perishable foods and refundable bottles are welcome. Drop off at MMOG on Saturday, Oct 9th – 9 to 3 pm or Sunday, Oct 10th – 9 to 1 pm.

    St. Marguerite Tips

    October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. It is a month to bring awareness to help stop the stigma. Learning Difficulties(LDs) are very common and affect approximately 10% of Canadians, which means that 1 in 10 students in a classroom may have learning disabilities.

    Such difficulties reflect impairments in what we call ‘psychological processes’; for example:

    • Phonological processing (identifying and manipulating speech sounds)
    • Working memory (holding information in mind while also using the information)
    • Processing speed (speed of taking in, using or pulling out information)
    • Language processing (understanding and expressing information using words)
    • Visual-spatial processing (perceiving or organizing visual information)
    • Executive functions (planning and organizing)
    • Visual-motor processing (carrying out hand-eye activities)

    Today, Tory Woollcott is a successful author and artist, but it has been a long road to reach her goals. Tory was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia as a child. Instead of being discouraged by her diagnosis, Tory thrived, largely because of the support she received along the way from caring educators. Watch the following video and discover the simple moments of support that made all the difference
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