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Parent Weekly Update- Week of May 31st, 2021

 “The strength of the family lies in its capacity to love and to teach how to love.” ~ Pope Francis

Thank you to our staff and students for persevering through remote learning and demonstrating resilience each day!

Thank you to our @stpetersmilton community for your commitment to treating everyone with dignity, kindness and respect each and every day.

We All Belong in Our Catholic School
At St. Peter Catholic Elementary School, we believe that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, and we honour the dignity in each person by treating one another with care, compassion and respect.  We are committed to nurturing a safe, welcoming and inclusive learning environment for all of our students – regardless of their race, gender identity, gender expression, disability, sex, sexual orientation, creed, or age. To learn more about our commitment to Equity and Inclusive Education, please take a few minutes to read Responding with Faith, Hope & Love.

HCDSB Rainbow Day ~ Tuesday, June 1st , 2021

Panthers, Tuesday, June 1st is Rainbow Day at St. Peter Catholic Elementary School and throughout the Halton Catholic District School Board.  This is a day to love and celebrate one another, just as God loves and celebrates each one of us.  Wear your brightest, most colourful clothes as we celebrate the rainbow – a sign of God’s promise to love us and a symbol of inclusion for everyone in our school community. 

Professional Activity Day – June 4th

Friday, June 4th is a Professional Activity Day for Staff, therefore there will be no school for students this Friday.

Graduation For Our Grade 8 Students

Plans to celebrate our Graduating Class of 2021 are underway.  Graduation details will be finalized shortly.  Graduation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23rd with a rain day of Thursday, June 24th.  We pray for our Graduates as we prepare to celebrate them and all their accomplishments.

Moving? 

If you are aware that you will not be returning to St. Peter Catholic School in September, please let the office know, you can call 905-878-4626 or email Mrs. Champoux at ChampouxE@hcdsb.org  We are planning for next year and having the most updated information is very helpful.

McCarthy’s Uniforms

As we continue to navigate COVID-19 together, we are pleased to share an update on enhanced options for buying your school uniform in 2021. Our school uniform provider, McCarthy Uniforms, has three enhanced options for shopping:  Updated school e-stores, private appointments and a web-supported call-center. 

You are encouraged to shop early and utilize these alternative channels to avoid late-August line ups. Long wait times will be the reality this year, given that McCarthy’s must adhere to strict social distancing measures and simply can’t accept normal in-store volumes. In some cases, only five customers will be permitted in stores at any one time.

McCarthy’s has informed us that to support families during this time they have implemented an installment payment program (online only), introduced volume discount buying options and invested in a variety of web support tools to make online shopping easy & fast!  All school uniform products can be exchanged for up to a year and returned until September.

There are three ways to shop for your school uniform:

1. Your School E-Store
Did you know your school has a custom e-store, complete with fit videos, uniform guides and specialized advice? Visit your school store by ‘searching for your school’ on McCarthy Uniforms’ home page. McCarthy’s recently launched a handy web chat feature and have staffed their call-centre so that you can have the support you need if you need some help along the way!  Online shoppers can also now enjoy the industry’s first flexible payment plan (interest-free payments over six weeks !)
Shop online by ‘searching for our school’ at:  www.mccarthyuniforms.ca
  2. Private Appointments Available
When stores are permitted to reopen after June 14th, appointments will be made available for virtual or in store shopping. To manage your time, you can book an appointment on your home store, accessible on the website below.
Book a personalized fitting by choosing ‘book an appointment’ on your home store site accessible on:  https://www.mccarthyuniforms.ca/ (search for your school; appointment booking buttons are located on your school e-store)
  3. Your School Call Centre
Your call-centre is open for shopping!  By giving McCarthy’s a shout at 416-593-6900 or toll-free at 1-800-668-8261 Alex and his team would be happy to assist you with your school uniform purchase or questions! McCarthy’s call centre is staffed with uniform specialists who know the ins & outs of our uniform policy.
Call McCarthy’s at: 416-593-6900 or 1-800-668-8261

Free Family Paint Nights

Our HCDSB Indigenous Education Advisor has organized free on-line paint nights with Indigenous Artist Moses Lunham.  This is a wonderful way of engaging staff, parents, students and family members to come together in community, to be creative and learn more about Indigenous Art.  All information for the paint nights, pictures and supplies will be posted on the HCDSB webpage.

Each session will have a different theme based on the natural cycle of the environment.  All sessions will be on the HCDSB YouTube Channel from 6 pm – 8 pm.

  • Wednesday June 9th, 2021 – Strawberry being the First Fruit of the Season

Moses Lunham will provide step-by-step instructions, provide encouragement and has agreed to leave the live video up for a period of one week between each session.                       

COIN FRANÇAIS  

Salut tout le monde! On espère que vous allez bien! Pouvez-vous croire que c’est déjà la fin de mai?! Pour célébrer le début de l’été, on partage un article de Radio-Canada qui donne l’histoire d’un parc d’attraction fameux… Canada’s Wonderland! À cause de la COVID-19, Canada’s Wonderland n’est pas ouvert. Cependant, on peut rêver de chaudes journées d’été passées à rouler sur des montagnes russes et à manger des funnel cakesEssayez de dessiner une image de votre journée parfaite à Wonderland ou écrivez un paragraphe descriptif en français pour décrire votre journée parfaite!

On vous encourage à lire l’article avec votre famille pour apprendre de l’histoire du parc et pour apprendre quelques nouveaux mots. 

Une pensée finale… Aimez-vous les montagnes russes et les sciences? Pensez aux scientifiques et aux ingénieurs qui travaillent à Canada’s Wonderland! On trouve les sciences partout! 

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1793838/parc-attractions-canadas-wonderland-maneges-ontario-archives

Promoting Well-Being – Bring Peace into Your Home:

  1. Speak Kindly
  2. Forgive Quickly
  3. Work Cheerfully
  4. Pray Frequently
  5. Stand Firmly

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General Information

We will continue to share information and updates with parents directly through email.

Updates will also be posted on the Return to School Planwebsite and through the Board’s social media channels:   

You can also review our FAQsonline for more information about the return to school.

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HCDSB AdministratorParent Weekly Update- Week of May 31st, 2021