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Parent Weekly Update – December 13th, 2021

Thank you to our incredible St. Peter CES community for your generous support of St. Peter Helping Hands

Thank you to our incredible students and staff for their kindness.

Thank you to our amazing Student Parliament members and staff for organizing Joy Day and all the activities for the day.

Thank you to our wonderful Volleyball coaches for all of their time and dedication as we have started the Volleyball season. They are certainly the reason we are able to participate in the season and provide this great opportunity for our students.

EARLY DISMISSAL – Friday December 17th is an Early Dismissal Day – the day ends at 2:05pm.

St. Peter CES Warm Welcome  

Welcome Mrs. T. Le Conte who brings a wealth of experience in education to her role as Acting Principal for St. Peter Catholic Elementary School Community.

Celebrating Advent as a Family

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday. On this day we celebrate that our waiting for the birth of Jesus on Christmas day is almost over. Rose is a liturgical colour that is used to signify joy, so we light the single pink candle on the third Sunday of Advent. The 3rd Sunday of Advent symbolizes Joy with the “Shepherd’s Candle” reminding us of the Joy the world experienced at the coming birth of Jesus. Read from more about the Advent Wreath Tradition and Meaning (information taken from the Catholic Company).

Holy Rosary Parish News

Follow Holy Rosary Church on Social Media and keep up-to-date with all that is happening in our parish! There are four ways to connect to the parish:

Rapid Antigen Screening Kit 

During the week of December 13th – 17th, your child will be taking home a Rapid Antigen Screening Kit for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.   

The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school.  These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status, however, should only be used when a child is asymptomatic (does not have any symptoms of COVID-19) and has not had any exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.  

Please note, your child’s participation in this rapid antigen screening is voluntary and is not a required action for return to school after the Christmas break.  

Thank you for your ongoing support as we work closely with the Ministry of Education and Halton Public Health to help keep our community safe and healthy for all. 

Confirmation of Daily Screening

January 2022-  Like the first 2 weeks in September, the government has mandated that families confirm that students have passed the Daily COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool.  Classroom teachers will be tracking this for the first two weeks back.

Winter Break Travel

With the holiday season approaching, it is anticipated that many staff, students and families will choose to make travel plans over the break. We would like to remind families to follow federal directives related to international travel and quarantine requirements

Winter is here!

Please ensure your child is dressed each day to play outside at recess. Students are outside for all regular outside activities when it is warmer than -15°C. When temperatures range between -15°C to -20°C, students may remain outside for no longer than 20-minute intervals, once temperatures are colder than -20°C students must remain inside.

Inclement Weather

As winter weather is fast approaching, parents are reminded to visit our website for important information and reminders regarding our Inclement Weather procedures and the Inclement Weather Transportation Zones maphttp://bit.ly/HCDSBInclementWeather  

St. Peter Catholic Student Parliament presents  Joy-filled Fridays! Joy-filled Fridays are back, Panthers! Four spirit days for the four weeks of Advent! No need to buy anything new; you can check your closet for the colours you’ll need or you can always DIY some accessories. ❤🎄☃️ The following days are non-uniform days; please dress to match the theme.

Joy-filled Fridays:

  • Thursday, November 25th – Pink and Purple Day
  • Friday, December 3rd – Red and Green Day
  • Friday, December 10th – Festive Sweater Day
  • Friday, December 17th – Show your Christmas Spirit Day

Extended French Program (begins in Grade 5 at HCDSB.)
The online registration process for the 2022-2023 school year will take place in December of this year. The online registration portal will be available on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 until Friday, December 17, 2021.
A direct link to online registration will be available on the Extended French webpage, and can also be accessed on the homepage of the Board’s website (www.hcdsb.org) during this time period.
About the Random Selection Process
Student enrolment in the Extended French program will be determined through a random selection (lottery) process. Please note that only one (1) registration per child will be accepted and included in the random selection process. All duplicate registrations will be CANCELLED. Visit HCDSB’s website for more information on the Extended French Program.

Looking for notifications on bus delays and cancellations?
Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) provides important information for parents and students who ride the bus to and from school. Bus delays and cancellation information can be found directly on the Delays & Cancellations page.

Update Contact Information
If there have been any recent changes to your contact information, please update your contact information with the school office. Up-to-date contact information is important if your child becomes ill at school and needs to be picked up, or in the case that COVID-19 contact tracing needs to occur.

Not Receiving Emails from us or HCDSB?
If you have not been receiving emails from our school or HCDSB, please first check with the school office to ensure your email contact information is correct.

If your contact information is correct, your email provider is marking emails from us as spam/junk. To correct this, please follow these instructions: https://www.hcdsb.org/DropOffLibrary/2019-11-EmailInstructions.pdf

Promoting Well-Being – Outdoor winter safety: Staying safe during winter activities

By SickKids staff

Information for parents on helping kids stay safe while skating, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or tobogganing.

Key points

  • Check the weather forecast before going out for a day’s activity.
  • Dress appropriately for the temperature and the activity you will be doing.
  • Use well-maintained, well-fitting equipment, including the appropriate safety helmet for your activity.
  • Keep activities suited to children’s age and abilities and stay alert for hazards.

For more information see the entire article at –  https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=1954&language=English

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 Plan website and through the Board’s social media channels:  

Twitter: @HCDSB

Instagram: @HaltonCatholicDSB 

Facebook: Halton Catholic District School Board 

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

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HCDSB AdministratorParent Weekly Update – December 13th, 2021