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School Update – Week of November 8th

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.

~John McCrae

Major School Fundraiser

We’re about 2/3 to our goal of $10 000 with our Major School Fundraiser. Our donations increased from $2000 to $6400 as of today. We are extending our campaign into this next week. Please consider donating via SchoolCashOnline. See our feature story for full details. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Book of Remembrance

This past week we commemorated the feasts of All Saints and All Souls which are solemn holy days of the Catholic Church that are celebrated annually.  If you would like us to include the name of a deceased family member in our daily prayers for November, please add this information in our Book of Remembrance.

Remembrance Day and Canadian Legion Poppy Fund

We thank our grade eight students and teachers for leading our virtual Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday November 11th.

Each student will be provided with a poppy to wear. Please consider sending a loonie or toonie to school on Thursday to contribute to the Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.

Raising Financially Fit Kids – Parent Webinar Wed Nov 10th

No Hate in Halton Campaign

The #NoHateInHalton will be launched on Monday, November 8th in schools across the Halton Region. This is a community campaign that was developed by our Halton Regional Police Services in cooperation with the School Districts throughout our Region.

As a school, we will be promoting this campaign through various activities in the classroom, and on social media. We are fortunate to live in such a vibrant and diverse community and are committed to nurturing a safe, welcoming and inclusive school where all students, families and staff know they are valued, respected, accepted and safe. Let’s work together to ensure that there is #NoHateInHalton!

The Use of Technology at School

When relevant to curriculum and instruction, teachers may permit the use of any board owned or personal electronic device in a manner that meets the current policy as a classroom learning device, and to develop competency with the following learning strategies:

  • Becoming a Digital Citizen;
  • Understand Technology Operations and Concepts;
  • Creativity and Innovation;
  • Research and Information Fluency;
  • Communication and Collaboration;
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Unless under supervision of a teacher, personal devices are to be turned off and stored in students’ backpacks. In the event that a student needs to contact their parent, they can do so, with teacher permission and supervision, using their own cell phone. However, we kindly ask that parents / guardians refrain from attempting to contact their child during the day through their child’s cell phone. In the event of a family emergency, the appropriate method to contact your child during the school day is through the school office.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Progress Reports will be coming home on Wednesday November 24th. We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students virtually during the evening of Thursday November 25, 2021, and during the day on Friday November 26, 2021.  This year you will once again be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. More information on booking your interview will be sent home to families in a school messenger email.

Every Day Counts!

Poinsettias

Please see our announcements page for information on purchasing poinsettias. All proceeds will go to support St. Teresa of Calcutta School.

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