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Weekly Update for Week of October 26th, 2020

Pick up at Kiss-and-Ride (Dismissal)

We have had a couple of situations in the kiss-and-ride parking lot that are not aligned with our Catholic Social Teachings!  Picking up your child is such a happy time of the day where your child is excited to see you and share with you, the learning from their day.  Not only is it a happy time for them, but it is also a time of great pride for you when they are running towards you and you think about the child they are becoming.  This moment is being negatively impacted by the words and actions of some.  Please remember our children are watching and listening to everything we say and do.  Please think before you speak harshly to someone who is causing you concern. 

School Council-reminder

We will be holding our first Catholic School Council meeting (virtually) on Monday, October 26, at 7:00 pm.  Please contact us if you would like to attend.

Curriculum Night

Will be held on Thursday, October 29 from 6:30-7:30 pm.  We will begin the evening with a short address (approximately 10 minutes) from administration and then you can move onto your child’s teacher’s meeting. The initial meeting will be sent via School Messenger this week.  Simply click on this link a few minutes before 6:30 and we will promptly begin. The subsequent invitations will come from your child’s(ren’s) teachers and will reflect three different (15 minutes) time slots so that if you have more than one child, you have an opportunity to “attend”.    

 Halloween Update

Halloween is a great time to dress up and have fun with costumes. In our Catholic education, we want to promote respect, inclusion and empathy for all individuals.  As you consider the Halloween costumes for your children, we encourage everyone to ensure we are creating a welcoming and accepting St. Scholastica school environment for all. 

Just a reminder that on Friday, October 30th, we will be allowing all students in Grades K-8 to wear costumes to school (NO WEAPONS PERMITTED) as we will be having a virtual costume parade.  For safety reasons, Halloween masks are not permitted.  Please note, all students must still wear their personal non-medical masks, as outlined in the Return to School Protocols.  Parents who wish to watch the parade virtually, are asked to click on the link that will be placed on our website.  Throughout the day, teachers will be planning fun activities and having discussions, linking this day to our Catholic Faith traditions.

Halton Public Health Updated Return to School Protocols

  • Halton Public Health continues to update its school protocols. The following link will take you to the most recent update: Halton Region COVID-19 Reopening Schools
  • Please click on the following link for a flowchart for Return to School and Child Care Protocol for Individuals for COVID-19

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Halton Food for Thought (HFFT) Volunteers

Hello HFFT Partners,

In response to the challenges of this school year, Halton Food for Thought, in partnership with both the Halton Catholic District School Board and Halton District School Board, has developed the Grab & Go Healthy Food Box student nutrition program. The Grab & Go Healthy Food Box will be consistent in all Halton schools, ensure food is still available to students during the school day and will follow public health, food safety, and Ministry of Education guidelines. The first delivery will have applesauce cups, granola bars, trail mix, and wrapped spoons.

We have more than 5, 600 boxes to pack and deliver before the end of October and are reaching out to our communities and supporters for volunteers.  

We have two packing locations available – Robert Bateman High School, 5151 New St, Burlington, and Norval United Church, 14015 Danby Rd, Georgetown. If you are able to assist with the packing, please follow the link below to sign-up. Feel free to share the link with anyone you think might be interested/available.

CLICK HERE to volunteer to pack boxes at either location. **Please note that the number of people in the building at both locations is limited. If you are interested in packing at the Norval United Church location, please register for any or all the days you are available, and we will arrange packing teams then contact you with your assigned date and team. **

We are also seeking assistance with delivery. If you are able to help with delivery, please feel free to reply to this email to let us know you are able to deliver, too.

Once you are registered, we will follow-up with a confirmation of date and time as well as our COVID-19 Protocol and link to the self-assessment.

Thank you so much to all our amazing supporters. We know that when we feed kids at school, we are offering them their best chance for success. Like you, we want kids to reach their full potential and lead healthy, active lives. The Grab & Go Healthy Food Box will help ensure students are fed and ready to learn. The Grab & Go Healthy Food Box program is a big and bold endeavour for our team, and we are grateful for your support.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Stay safe and stay well.

Kind regards,

Maureen McLaughlin

MacLennan, LisaWeekly Update for Week of October 26th, 2020