“Be the CHANGE that you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Rainbow Day ~ Tuesday, June 1st
We will kick off our Pride Month celebrations with Rainbow Day on Tuesday, June 1st.
Students and staff are encouraged to dress in their most colourful clothes as we celebrate the rainbow – a sign of God’s promise to love us and a symbol of inclusion for all in our community! We will begin the day with our school wide liturgy that will celebrate a day to love one another and celebrate our differences, just as God loves and celebrates each one of us because we are all “wonderfully made.” Please watch out for our Family Rainbow Day Activity that will be tweeted out to our school community on June 1st!
Throughout the month of June, we honour the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is a great time to learn more about the many Indigenous cultures that exist, and to recognize and appreciate the contributions of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people that have shaped the country.
Kahoot Night – June 3rd
Mark your calendars! On Thursday, June 3rd, at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary will be hosting a Family Kahoot! Trivia Night. We hope that everyone can join us for this fun community event! Parents and students are encouraged to work together as a team in one or both of the categories: “Disney Trivia” or “All things Canadian”. On June 3rd, every family will receive an e-mail with the link to an MS TEAMS meeting, along with the PIN required to access the Kahoot! from Kahoot.it. (which is the platform for the trivia contest).
It is best to have two devices to participate: one for seeing the questions through the TEAMs meeting and the other to access https://kahoot.it through your preferred browser (Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox), to enter the PIN (provided via e-mail on the morning of June 3rd), and to select your answers. If you are planning to use one device to play, you will need to split your screen between the TEAMs meeting and Kahoot.it.
Please use your family surname when prompted for a “Nickname” to use for the Kahoot! Trivia game. The top three scores will win a PRIZE, so we will need this information to identify the winners!
ST. MARY VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR
Our virtual book fair ends today! There are still a few hours left to purchase a book or two that your family can enjoy together this summer. Click on the link and take a look at the fantastic books being offered: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5160214
Our school will earn 20% of net sales and we are so close to meeting our goal of over 100 books sold!
PA Day – June 4th
Friday, June 4th is a Professional Activity Day. Teachers will be engaged in professional activities that day, therefore there will be no school for students.
Attendance during Remote Instruction
In the event that your son/daughter is unable to attend remote instruction for any reason, please report their absence using School Messenger. Staff will take attendance twice daily as always – at the start of the day and after lunch. Please note that if your child is late signing on, you will receive a notification from the school. We appreciate your help with ensuring this information is reported accurately and efficiently. Each grade level will follow their regular scheduled recess and lunch time breaks.
HCDSB Help Desk for Remote Learners
Beginning Monday, May 31st, Halton youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination booking appointments through Halton Region’s online booking system.
Halton Region Public Health will offer first doses to all youth aged 12 to 17 years of age in June, and second doses by the end of August. Appointments for the Youth Vaccination Program will be available at Halton COVID-19 vaccination community clinic locations administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
NOTE: Youth must have had their 12th birthday by the date of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
For more information about the Youth Vaccination Program in Halton:
- Read the letter from Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Chief Officer of Health for Halton Region.
- Review the Child & Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet
- Halton – COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Please see the information flyer below for signing up any students in grade 6-8 for summer school. Information was sent to parents earlier, and a reminder email will be forthcoming from the Board.
If your child(ren) will not be returning to St. Mary in September, please email Mrs. DaSilva at DaSilvaO@hcdsb.org to let our office staff know as soon as possible. This information is helpful to us as we begin to consider our classes for next year. We appreciate your help and support.
St. Mary Tips
We thank you for your continued attention to crucial Public Health Measures at this critical point in the fight against COVID-19.
We continue to draw on our faith and offer prayers for the safety and well-being of those who are sick and those who are working on the frontlines to care for them.
K. Dobbie & S. MacLeod