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Weekly Update – November 8-12, 2021

Good afternoon,

As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming dates. 

Halloween Dance-a-Thon – CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the following classes for raising the most money in their division.  Each class will receive a pizza party, the classroom teacher(s) will communicate when this will take place.

Kindergarten – Mrs. Martone & Mrs. Prevost’s Class

Primary – Ms. McInnes’ Grade 3 Class

Junior – Mrs. Bilaver, Mme. Magill and Mr. Bartlett’s Classes (3-way tie)

Intermediate – Mrs. Iannace’s Grade 8FE Class

Progress Reports/Communication of Learning

Progress Reports for Gr. 1-8 and Communication of Learning for Kindergarten students will be going home on November 24 – interviews for all students are scheduled for November 25 & 26. Interviews will be virtual this year.

Parent-Teacher Interview Communication

In keeping with the reporting procedures for the Halton Catholic District School Board, we are organizing Parent/Teacher Interviews for grades K – 8.  This year’s parent-teacher interviews will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams. Homeroom teachers will be emailing families directly before Friday November 12th with booking instructions. Families will be requested to email homeroom teacher their top 2-time block options – we will do our best to accommodate the request. (Please note

that families with more than one child in the school – interview times cannot be guaranteed to follow one another – we appreciate your understanding)

Confirmation of your interview date, time and Teams link will be emailed to you no later than Tuesday November 23rd.

Photo Day – School photos will take place on Monday November 15th.  More information will be sent later this week.

Dress for the Weather

The cold weather has arrived! The best way to stay warm is to dress in layers, but when layers are removed, they often get lost! Please make sure that all of your children’s clothing is clearly labeled so that if it is lost, it can be returned to them. Also, we are outside for all recesses unless the temperature drops below -20 degrees Celcius, so make sure your children have dressed appropriately with mittens, hats, scarves, boots, and snow pants if necessary!

Please note any information regarding bus cancellations or school closures will be posted on the Board Website: www.HCDSB.org

Remembrance Day

On November 11th we honour those who lost their lives serving our country. A virtual liturgy led by our Grade 8s will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:40 am. Students involved in Guides and/or Scouts/Cadets are welcome to wear their uniforms.

11th Annual HCCF Evening with Bishop Crosby – Virtual Edition

Wed. Nov. 17, 2021 – Reception at 6:30pm; Main Event at 7:00-8:30pm

The Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) supports HCDSB students in need with basic necessities (i.e. food and clothing) & with school activities that have a fee (i.e. team or club fees).

“With this funding the foundation has gratefully reduced the stress impacting the family and helped to ensure access to basic needs.” – HCDSB Social Worker

HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning. They are looking for companies to be a sponsor at the event and for community members to purchase tickets and to donate.

It is NOT another Zoom call. We are using https://www.kumospace.com/ so you can have fun and interact with your friends. Enjoy a meal and your favourite beverage while you catch up with others.

Join the Halton Catholic Community for an entertaining experience where you can connect with your friends and hear Bishop Crosby’s stories, sense of humour and wisdom.

For more information visit https://www.hccf.ca/evening-with-bishop-crosby/

The #NoHateInHalton Campaign

The #NoHateInHalton will launch on Monday, November 8th in schools across the Halton Region. This is a community campaign that was developed by our Halton Regional Police Services in collaboration with the four school districts in Halton. 

As a school, we will be promoting this campaign through various activities in the classroom, and on social media. We are fortunate to live in such a vibrant and diverse community and are committed to nurturing a safe,

welcoming and inclusive school where all students, families and staff know they are valued, respected, accepted and safe. Let’s work together to ensure that there is #NoHateInHalton!

Daily Confirmation of COVID-19 Self-Screening
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

  • Check your child’s temperature to ensure they do not have a fever (temperature greater than 37.8oC) 
  • Monitor for signs and symptoms (including atypical symptoms) of COVID-19 
  •  If any signs or symptoms, students and other household members must stay home, and school must be contacted. 

Please note that if a student or staff member shows signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or has come into close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, they cannot come to school. They must self-isolate and be tested for COVID-19.

Wishing all of our families a wonderful week!

Mr. Agro and Mrs. Spotswood

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Spotswood, ChristineWeekly Update – November 8-12, 2021