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Weekly Update for Week of May 10th, 2021

New to Canada Networking

St. Scholastica is hosting a virtual meeting for Newcomers to Canada on June 2nd, at 6:30.  Please note, this meeting is for parents and guardians who, themselves, were born outside Canada.  The purpose of this gathering is to provide Newcomers an opportunity to network with families in our St. Scholastica community who are also born outside Canada.  We will have representatives from HCDSB’s Welcome Centre as well as community service representatives in attendance.  There will also be people available to help with translations from English to your spoken language.  So that we may tailor the event to meet your needs, we are asking parents and guardians, who are planning to attend, to please answer a few questions by clicking on the following link: 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=fas3Jb0likmmQnwTV3nm0gIJJowhZ4NFm5Nh3TYTkYdURENPVDBURjRSQllaQU43M1pWT1hSN1pCWi4u

Catholic School Council meeting

We will be hosting our Catholic School Council meeting on May 10 at 7:00 pm.  Please email maclennanl@hcdsb.org if you would like to attend.

Staff Appreciation Video

Thank you everyone for contributing to our video of appreciation to all our staff at St. Scholastica.  We are so very fortunate to have such a fantastic staff at St Scholastica!  To view the video, please click on the following link:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XMadIXMTjc

Happy Mother’s Day

We would like to pass along a very Happy Mother’s Day to all our parents and guardians!  Please enjoy a special day dedicated to all you do for your families.

School Climate Student Survey

In an ongoing effort to promote safe, inclusive, and accepting schools, HCDSB will be administering an online School Climate Survey for students beginning the week of May 10th, 2021.  Please refer to the message that was sent to you on May 5, 2021.  Please click on the link to review the FAQs for parents and guardians.  Please note, this survey is for students in grades 4-8 only.

Kindergarten orientation

Hello to our New Kindergarten Families and welcome to St. Scholastica School! 

We are very excited about your child joining our school community next year.  If your plans have changed regarding your child’s registration, please send an email to our secretary, Mrs. Suzanne Hyland, (hylands@hcdsb.org) as soon as possible so that we can better plan for the numbers of children in our classrooms as of September. 

We are so sad that we did not get a chance to host our live Kindergarten Information Night as we have done in the past due to the current situation with COVID-19.  In place of this evening, our Kindergarten educator team has put together a presentation that you can view from the comfort of your own homes!  The link below can be clicked on, and you will be directed to this presentation.  At the end of the presentation, we have included instructions for where to submit your questions to our Kindergarten team.  Our question portal will be serviced every day until June 12th, 2021 and then all answers will remain visible to the questions already asked.  We know that this is not as ideal as having a face-to-face opportunity for you to voice your questions, but given this current situation, this method will hopefully still provide you with the information that you are wondering about. 

If you have a child registered in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, an email with a link to the presentation, will be sent to you.

Graduation

Grade 8 graduation will be celebrated in the afternoon of Friday, June 25.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot gather as we normally would, to commemorate our graduates.  We will be sending out further details closer to the date.

St Benedict Parish Update

Saint Benedict Parish now has a YouTube channel (St. Benedict Milton) and the weekend Mass will be live-streamed on Saturdays at 5:00 pm and uploaded afterward for all to use as part of your weekend home celebrations on Sundays.  The link will be available on the parish website (stbenedictparish.ca) on Saturday evening.  If you want to be part of the actual live stream, join in on Saturdays at 5:00 pm on the parish YouTube channel.

Children’s Liturgy Links

I am enclosing the links for the virtual children’s liturgies for the month of May if you can make them available to your school communities.

 DateView-Only / Link To Liturgy 
1May 2, 2021.https://bit.ly/3xfM6yB    <Outlook-ns0dhnls.png>
2May 9, 2021.https://bit.ly/3auytSf    <Outlook-detdbfgb.png>
3May 16, 2021.https://bit.ly/3vi2q05    <Outlook-4cf2umy5.png>
4May 23, 2021. https://bit.ly/3dIqm6C<Outlook-2mfuntzw.png>
5May 30, 2021.https://bit.ly/32EIuIr    <Outlook-wnasqnu5.png>
MacLennan, LisaWeekly Update for Week of May 10th, 2021