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Weekly Update October 4-8

It is the road of mercy, on which we meet so many of our brothers and sisters who reach out for someone to take their hand and become a companion on the way.

~ Pope Francis

Office Update

Mrs. Cascone Brown

Working along Vice Principal, Mr. Rory Sneyd is Principal Mrs. Kelly Cascone Brown. Mrs. Cascone Brown is covering for Mrs. Karen Dobbie as she is off on a leave.

Curriculum Night /Appreciation

Thank you to everyone for participating in our curriculum night presentations. We hope you had the opportunity to discover the wonderful things happening in our classrooms and school. If you did not have the opportunity to attend the session, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5th to celebrate all teachers around the globe. Please join us by thanking and acknowledging the incredible teachers we are blessed with at St. Mary School.

Catholic School Council

We will have our first Catholic School Council Meeting on  Monday, October 4 th. The meeting will be held virtually through Microsoft TEAMs at 7 PM. Parents who have submitted and/or received a nomination have been notified of their position on School Council. A link to the online meeting will be emailed to members prior to the meeting. Should parents who are not on this year’s School Council wish to attend the meeting, please email Mrs. Cascone Brown cascone-brownk@hcdsb.org as all are welcome!

PA Day and Thanksgiving

Friday, October 8th is a Professional Activity Day for staff; therefore there will be no school Friday or Monday for students. Monday, October 11 is our Thanksgiving holiday. We wish all our families a wonderful Thanksgiving long weekend and we will see our students back on Tuesday, October 12th!

Family Consent Forms

Thank you to everyone who was able to complete their family consent forms. If you have not yet done so, please read the directions below and complete them as soon as possible. It is important we have accurate and up-to-date information for your children here at the school.

  • Open your internet browser (e.g. Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome)
  • Type https://lf.hcdsb.org/Forms/parent_consents
  • Enter your child’s preferred name and Ontario Education Number (OEN). The OEN can be found on a recent report card.
  • For those who are not able to submit, confirm you are entering your child’s preferred name, not legal name. Often, the preferred name is the short form of a longer legal name (e.g., Julia as opposed to Juliana).
  • If your child’s name contains special characters (e.g., ë), you might also experience submission errors.
  • If you are still having difficulty, send an email to records@hcdsb.org.

Cell Phone Use

A reminder that student cell phones are only to be used under staff supervision. They are for academic use or in case of emergency and a student needs to call home. In both circumstances, a staff member must supervise their use. Please do not text or call your child on their phone during the school day. If you need to give them a message, please call the office and we will make sure they receive it. Thank you for your co-operation. After 3:25 PM students are permitted to use their phones to text or call parents.

Cascone-Brown, KellyWeekly Update October 4-8