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Weekly Update for Week of November 16, 2020

St. Scholastica Catholic School Fundraiser!

As our COVID-19 protocols and safety measures prevent us from doing our “Laura Secord Chocolate Bar Fundraiser” this year, your Catholic School Council has organized a school donation drive.  Please see a letter from your Catholic School Council attached below.  We thank the Catholic School Council for their hard work in “pivoting” our fundraising plans this year.  We REALLY need your support more than ever and hope that you will be able to donate what you can to support our school.  

School Cash Online

If you haven’t already signed up for online payments, we have included the steps below to help you get set-up for school cash online.

  1. Create Your Profile: Go to www.stscholastica.schoolcashonline.com and click on “Get Started Today.”
  2. Confirm Your Email: Check your inbox for the email confirmation and click on the link inside. Sign in with your new login details.
  3. Add a Student: Click “Add Student” and fill in the required fields with your child’s details.

COVID-19 Update

Thank you everyone for wearing your masks on school property.  We have great adherence here at St. Scholastica!  It is quite difficult to remain 6 ft apart when picking up and dropping off your children and this is one simple step that can help keep us all safe and well. 

Dress for the Weather

Just a reminder that this time of year brings fluctuations in temperature.  We have enjoyed some very nice weather over the last week and we would like to remind parents/guardians to ensure your children are dressed for the cooler temperatures ahead. 

Bullying Awareness Week

Next week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.  Your child’s(rens’) teachers will continue to support the discussions around bullying in their class.  We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some information you can reference to further the discussions at home.

Bullying is defined as a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation.  Please help your child(ren) understand the difference between conflict and bullying. Conflict of any kind is not acceptable, and we will continue to work with our students to ensure that all our students are safe and happy to come to school.

Forms of bullying:

•            Physical – hitting, shoving, stealing or damaging property

•             Verbal – name calling, mocking, or making sexist, racist or homophobic comments

•             Social – excluding others from a group or spreading gossip or rumours about them

•             Electronic (commonly known as cyberbullying) – spreading rumours and hurtful comments through the use of cellphones, e-mail, text messaging and through social media.

Parent/Teacher Scheduling Reminder

Parent/Teacher interviews are scheduled to be held on the evening of Thursday November 26th and during the day on Friday November 27th.  Please be sure to schedule your child’s interview time using the link that was sent on Monday, November 9th (11:40 am).  In the email, you will also find instructions to help guide you in using the program. Please note, the scheduling tool is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Once the schedule has been completed, you will receive further information from your child’s teacher closer to the date of interviews. 

Parish Update

St. Benedict Parish is having and Advent outreach fundraiser to support Halton Children’s Aid Society. Please follow the instruction provided in the attached image if you are able to support this initiative.  If you have any questions regarding this Parish initiative, please click the following link for further details.  https://www.ssvp.ca/

MacLennan, LisaWeekly Update for Week of November 16, 2020