Dear St. Scholastica Families,
I hope that you have all had a great week. Please be sure to review the following updates for this upcoming week found below:
We have sent out a survey to families about volunteering at our school. We are looking for parent volunteers for a number of upcoming events so if you haven’t already gone in to visit this survey, please click the link below to do so. This survey will remain open until Friday, January 31st.
SCHOOL UNIFORM PROVIDER – PUBLIC CONSULTATION
The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is seeking feedback from parents, students and staff on our next school uniform provider. See more info at https://www.hcdsb.org/Community/Pages/School-Uniform-Provider-%e2%80%93-Public-Consultation.aspx
PA DAY – FRIDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 2020
A reminder to all families that this upcoming Friday, January 31st is a PA Day. There will be no school for students on this day. The next one will be on Friday, February 14th , 2020.
SURVEY SENT OUT BY THE SCHOOL BOARD ABOUT OPTIONAL FRENCH PROGRAMMING – VERY IMPORTANT!!!
This past week you should have received an email sent to you by the Halton Catholic District School Board seeking your input on the possibility of extending optional French programming (French Immersion) at various school sites throughout our board. If you are a family who is not interested in the French Immersion program you may think that this survey is something that you can ignore – this is not the case! I implore ALL FAMILIES to respond to this survey, as the results could drive decisions about the extension of this program that could have drastic impacts on a school like ours who hosts the program and could also create the need for school boundary revisions for all schools in Milton. Please review this email carefully and take 3-5 minutes to reply to the survey. It is imperative that our Trustees hear the voice not only from parents who have a vested interest in the extension of the French Immersion programs within our board but also those whose community schools could be impacted by future changes.
For more details about this potential expansion of the French Immersion Program, please visit our website at: http://bit.ly/HCDSBFrenchExpansion
ISW WINTER UNIFORM SALE
ISW (our school uniform provider) will be having its annual winter sale from February 1st-8th. This Winter Sale event will apply to in-store, as well as online purchases. Please find a flyer advertising this sale attached below.
APPROPRIATE OUTDOOR WEAR
It is cold and windy outside in our playground! Please remember that it is that time of year when our weather changes drastically throughout the day. Layering is a great solution for our students to ensure that they have the proper wear. Don’t forget indoor shoes, boots, snow pants, gloves, and hats! 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.
PROMOTING WELL BEING – How Much Privacy Should Teens Have in the Digital Age?
Tips to keep you kids safe in the digital world.
“As children get older, they begin to individuate, or develop their own unique sense of identity. As part of this normal developmental process, they begin to want more space and privacy from their parents and caregivers. Most parents remember going through this stage themselves. But you might still feel a little uneasy, even frightened, about your teen’s increased need for privacy, especially when it comes to the internet. You love your child and want to keep them safe, and your awareness of internet predators, cyberbullying, and other online dangers can make you wonder how it’s possible to both give them privacy and ensure their safety.
There are several ways to allow your teen a measure of privacy online but still keep them safe.” Read more at – https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-much-privacy-teens-digital-age/
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