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Weekly Update May 10-14

Good afternoon,

Thank you!

Thank you to all our staff, students, and parents for a wonderful virtual Catholic Education Week. We appreciate the families who joined us this week to celebrate the many gifts and talents of our students and staff. We are continuously reminded how important the gift of Catholic Education is and that we must be committed to Nurturing Hope within our schools and create a sense of belonging!

Virtual Book Fair – May 3rd to May 10th

Families are reminded of our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair. Please visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair site using this link: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5157352 This is a great opportunity to purchase some amazing gifts, while also promoting literacy and helping our school library – last day to shop is May 10th!

Dress Loud Day – May 14th

May is Speech and Hearing Month and is a time to raise public awareness about hearing, speech, language, and communication. As a part of May Month activities, The Halton Chapter of VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is launching their annual Dress Loud Day. Dress Loud is a school spirit day that encourages all participants to dress in their loudest, wackiest outfits to create awareness about the impact of hearing loss. We will celebrate this day on May 14th, so we encourage all our students and staff to DRESS LOUD!

Catholic School Council Meeting

Our Catholic School Parent Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday May 26th @ 6:30 pm. This will be a virtual meeting, if you are interested in attending, please email Mr. Cacciola directly and a Teams invite will be provided closer to the date.

Reporting an Absence

All school absences must be reported using SCHOOL MESSENGER :  If your child is not in attendance (at any point in the day) for an appointment, vacation etc, please use the attached link to report the absence:

Advising the teacher of an absence is a courtesy and appreciated, however the teacher cannot input an absence in School Messenger on your behalf.

Please see the attached link, reporting an absence in SCHOOL MESSENGER the app, the web site or by phone is available 24 hours a day: https://www.hcdsb.org/parents/report-your-childs-absence/

If the reason for your child’s absence is  due to accessing technology for virtual learning, please call the office so we can support your child’s virtual learning.

September 2021

If your children will not be returning to St. Nicholas in September, please email Mrs. Kennific- kennifict@hcdsb.org and Mr. Cacciola – cacciolaa@hcdsb.org to let our office staff know as soon as possible. This information will be helpful to us as we begin to consider our classes for next year. We appreciate your help and support.

We wish our families a wonderful and safe Mother’s Day weekend!

A Mother’s Day Prayer

I said a Mother’s Day prayer for you to thank the Lord above for blessing me with a lifetime of your tender-hearted love.

I thanked God for the caring you’ve shown me through the years, for the closeness we’ve enjoyed in time of laughter and of tears.

And so, I thank you from the heart for all you’ve done for me and I bless the Lord for giving me the best mother there could be!

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Yours in Catholic Education,

Mr. Cacciola & Mrs. Spotswood 

Cacciola, AnthonyWeekly Update May 10-14