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Parent Weekly Update – Week of June 14th, 2021

 “Love overcomes, love delights, those who love the Sacred Heart rejoice” ~ St. Bernadette Soubirous

Thank you to our @stpetersmilton School Council.  On Tuesday, June 8th we had our last School Council Meeting for this school year.  We would like to thank all the members of our School Council for their dedication to our school community.  Your commitment to St. Peter School is greatly appreciated.  A special shoutout and a heartfelt thank you to Louise Falcioni and Rachelle Gebel who have served on St. Peter School Council for many years.  Louise and Rachelle will graduate from St. Peter School Council along with their youngest children who are in our Grade 8 Graduating Class of 2021. Ladies, you are welcome back any time!

Thank you to our @stpetersmilton community for your ongoing support of all our students!

Thank you to our HCDSB Facilities Department for our new Outdoor Classroom close to the portable, by the parking lot!  What a wonderful new space to learn in!

Thank you to our first responders as they continue to support us through this pandemic.

Panther Pride Inclusivity Day: June 14th – Wear our school colours red, black and gold

Monday, June 14th, 2021 is Panther Pride Inclusivity Day! We Are Inclusive and We All Belong! 

We will celebrate inclusivity and acceptance, following the Catholic Social Teachings that we are all made in the image and likeness of God.
We encourage you to wear your Panther colours of red, black, and gold on Monday. We all belong at St. Peter School! Each student will be given a paw print to colour in about themselves. We are all Panthers, and members of the school community, but what makes us unique is what makes us special!  Our school community will also celebrate an Inclusivity Liturgy of the Word on Monday, June 14th.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Feast Day- Friday, June 11th

The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the celebration of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are part of our longstanding tradition in the Church.

A novena is an ancient form of prayer in the Catholic tradition consisting of nine consecutive days of prayer leading up to a particular feast day where a particular blessing or grace is sought.

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is excited to offer Special Education Summer Learning Programs for students in Grades 4-12+!

Special Education Summer Learning Program

The Special Education Summer Learning Program is available for students in Grades 4-12+ and is geared towards students who would benefit from enhancing functional literacy, functional numeracy, social skills and communication skills.  The program will be taught by a Special Education Teacher and may also include a Speech and Language Pathologist/CDA, Child Youth Counsellor, Educational Assistant and/or a Behaviour Analyst.

When is the Special Education Summer Learning Program?

The program will run from July 12 – 23, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Due to the current COVID-19 health situation, this program will be offered in a virtual/remote format, with students learning synchronously (in real-time) with scheduled breaks throughout the day.


Special Education Transition Summer Learning Program

The Special Education Transition Learning Program is available for students in Grades 4-12+, and will focus on social and communication skills development, closing gaps in skills development and learning, establishing routines prior to the return to school in September.

The program will be taught by a Special Education Teacher and may also include a Speech and Language Pathologist/CDA, Child Youth Counsellor, Educational Assistant and/or a Behaviour Analyst.

When is the Special Education Transition Summer Learning Program?

The program will run from August 23 – 27, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Due to the current COVID-19 health situation, this program will be offered in a virtual/remote format, with students learning synchronously (in real-time) with scheduled breaks throughout the day.

For additional information and registration details about the Special Education Summer Learning Programs, please contact your child’s Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT). 

YOU’RE INVITED! HCDSB CATHOLIC PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE (CPIC) SPEAKER SERIES

 The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series throughout the month of June.  For the health and safety of our HCDSB community, all sessions will be offered virtually.

Disability Reframed ~ Monday, June 14, 2021

Join us for next week’s virtual session with Ashley Harris Whaley on Monday, June 14th at 7:00 PM. The presentation will discuss physical disabilities and will teach parents how to help their children interact with their peers and adults with disabilities in a respectful and inclusive way.

Register for the Session!

If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form HERE by Friday, June 11 at 3:00 PM.

Parents will receive an invite to the session, which will take place on Microsoft Teams, closer to the presentation date.

If you cannot attend this virtual session on the scheduled time and day, a link to the recorded presentation will be available on HCDSB’s website and YouTube channel for later viewing.

More Information

To learn more about Ashley Harris Whaley, and upcoming speakers, please visit the HCDSB website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Community Pop-Up Clinics in Halton

Halton Region Public Health is offering the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to members of our community at outdoor pop-up clinics.

Beginning Monday, June 7, 2021, the Province of Ontario will be operating Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Oakville. Halton residents, 12 years of age and older, will be able to book appointments at these clinics using Halton’s online booking system.

Book Your Appointment

  • Members of the community 12 years and older are able to book their first dose appointment beginning today, Monday June 7th through the Halton Region’s online booking system: halton.ca/COVIDvaccines.
  • Residents who require booking support can also call 311. Residents who are not currently eligible to receive the vaccine are asked to avoid calling 311 or visiting the online booking system to ensure eligible residents have access.
  • Bookings for Halton residents are not available through the Provincial booking system; residents who access the Provincial booking system will be redirected back to Halton’s system.
  • Booking an appointment in advance is preferred; however, there may be very limited capacity for walk-ins based on no-shows or cancellations (last walk-in appointment at 6 p.m.), which will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Youth must have had their 12th birthday by the date of their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

Important Notes About the Pop-Up Clinics

  • The pop-up clinics will be located outdoors. Individuals are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and bring a bottle of water.
  • To maintain physical distancing and safety measures, please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment (not earlier) and remember to wear a mask. Please note you will be required to bring proof of age and residency in Halton to your appointment.
  • When possible, residents are asked to attend their appointments alone in order to limit the amount of individuals attending the clinics and to maintain adequate physical distancing. You may bring one support person, if required (for example, a caregiver or interpreter).
  • Residents who need assistance with transportation (if transportation is a barrier to getting to the appointment) can contact 311. Halton Region continues to offer transportation services to and from appointments for residents who require support, free of charge.

More Information

 For more details about the COVID-19 Community Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics in Halton. Please watch a video about the Halton Youth Vaccination Program from Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Chief Officer of Health for Halton Region: https://youtu.be/zNHaXpNE4pk

For additional information, please refer to the Halton Region website at: Halton – COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics.

COIN FRANÇAIS 

Salut tout le monde! Cette semaine on partage un jeu amusant à jouer avec votre famille. Ce jeu pourrait être joué en plusieurs langues. Codenames est un jeu éducatif, car vous avez l’occasion d’apprendre de nouveaux mots. Regardez la vidéo suivante pour apprendre à jouer Codenames. Puis, utilisez le lien pour commencer le jeu!

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXi7OllaAaY 
  2. https://codenames.game 

HCCF Golf Tournament

Being outside…check!  Spending the day at the golf course…check!  Helping HCDSB students & families in need…check!  Join HCCF for a fun day of fellowship and fundraising!

All to help HCDSB students in need to succeed in school.

As a Catholic Community, we are called by Jesus to care for others. At the Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF), they strive to do this by providing financial assistance to HCDSB students and their families in need – creating Hope, Dignity and Equity so that students can access learning and education without financial barriers to success.

Students at our school have benefitted from HCCF’s financial support in the past. Please consider supporting them so that they can continue to say “Yes” to helping HCDSB students and families with basic necessities (such as food and clothing, school supplies, shoes, eyeglasses, personal hygiene items, and learning technology).

You are invited to support the 10th Annual HCCF Charity Golf Classic on July 20th – Piper’s Heath Golf Club. Golfers, sponsors and prizes are needed.

Not a golfer? Please pass this information along to someone who is, or consider making a personal / corporate donation.

For information about the Golf Classic or HCCF visit their website – https://www.hccf.ca/charity-golf-classic/ , or contact Marc Clare, Executive Director, HCCF at clarema@hccf.ca, 905-802-0918

Promoting Well-Being: HOW TO CALM DOWN WHEN YOU’RE STRESSED

Are you stressed out? These mindfulness tips can help you calm down right now.

If you’re stressed about school, work, relationships or anything else that’s going on in your life, you’re not alone. You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious or upset about a problem — or even more than one. Whatever’s going on for you, it’s comforting to know there are things you can do to help yourself calm down. Here are some positive coping strategies you can use in the moment:

  • Ground yourself: grounding techniques can help you regain control of your mind and body. Try using your senses to feel more connected to your current environment. Focus on what you can see, touch, hear, taste and smell.
  • Breathe deepbreathing exercises can help your body relax and your mind focus on one thing at a time. Try taking slow, deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
  • Use your imagination: sit or lie down in a safe, comfortable spot and use your mind to go somewhere else. Close your eyes and imagine you’re in a favourite place or make up a game to play (like counting sheep) to distract yourself.
  • Open up: when you’re upset, you may want to spend time on your own. If you can, try to hang out with friends or family, too. Sometimes, talking about a problem with someone you trust can help you start feeling better.
  • Take a break: be kind to yourself and do something else for a while. You could play video games, watch a movie, listen to music, spend time with a pet, take a warm bath or meditate. Taking time out can help you move your mind off whatever is causing you stress.
  • Express yourself: you can try painting, writing, sculpting, singing, dancing or doing something else that helps you get your feelings out. Having an outlet to express yourself — and concentrate on a project — can help you feel some relief.
  • Have fun: look for something that makes you smile (e.g. a funny video, picture of friends/family, etc.) and take a few minutes to enjoy it. Laughing can help you unwind and focus on something fun.
  • Work it out: when you exercise, your body releases chemicals that can make you feel good (called endorphins). You could try going for a walk/run, playing a sport or doing yoga to channel your energy into something positive. You could always ask a friend to work out with you!
  • Take a nap: taking a few minutes to rest your mind and body can help you cope with stress. Sleep can also give your brain a chance to process and reset, making it a little easier to manage what’s on your mind.
  • Get support: if you’re struggling, it’s important to get support. Find someone you can talk to right away, such as a friend, parent/caregiver or teacher. Kids Help Phone’s counsellors are only a phone call away and available 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868. They can help you calm down, even if you’re really upset.

If you’re stressed out, remember there are always things you can do to feel better. When things get rough, taking a deep breath, giving your mind a break and getting support can help you calm down in the moment.

~ https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-info/how-calm-down-when-youre-stressed/

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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 June 14th, 2021