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Weekly Update for May 25, 2021

All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, brings us to God.  – Pope Francis

Happy Victoria Day!

We wish our school community a wonderful Victoria Day long weekend!  Classes resume on Tuesday May 25, 2021.

Plantable School Fundraiser

The long weekend ahead is always a popular time to plan our outdoor spaces. Our Plantable School Fundraiser is perfect way to start. Plantables are a startup based in Forest, Ontario that grow healthy, hardy and happy fruit and vegetable plants. All orders will be shipped to your doorstep at your selected time and can be placed at plantables.ca using the code sttims1 at checkout. This will ensure that St. Timothy receives 10% commission on all orders placed to support student programming. Thank you for your continued support.

Mind Up

Your child/children will be starting lesson 15, Taking Mindful Action in the World, for the next two weeks.  In this lesson they will be learning about a special nerve cell called mirror neurons.  This nerve cell helps them understand the feelings of or have empathy for other people.  When they see someone expressing an emotion, their neural pathways connect to that emotion are activated.   

When your child/children work together in a positive way feelings of kindness, levels of dopamine and opportunities for activating neutral pathways of pleasure and rewards multiply. This makes kindness “contagious.”  Focusing on kindness will increase their levels of dopamine and more empathy and compassion.   

Try some of these things with your child/children at home or in your community.  

  • Picking up litter 
  • Writing cards for healthcare workers 
  • Sending a text or virtual Kind message to a friend or family member 
  • Have your child/children help make and clean up after dinner 
  • Share what you are grateful for with our family/friends 
  • Write positive messages with chalk or on paper 

School Climate Survey Reminder

Parents are invited to complete an online survey to provide feedback to each school about the extent to which parents feel their school supports learning, positive behaviour and promotes a safe and inclusive environment. The School Climate Survey for Parents asks parents to share their thoughts on their child(ren)’s school environment, and is completely confidential and open to all parents across the Halton Catholic District School Board. Parents can access the School Climate Survey online by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/MZNKRVV. Once you access the website, you will be asked for the following password: ParentSchoolClimate2021. Thank you for your consideration.

Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase

HCDSB is excited to host an information evening about the benefits of Special Education Assistive Technology in our schools. The information evening will be held virtually on Wednesday May 26, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the Board’s YouTube Channel. This event is open to all parents, students, and staff, and will feature keynote speaker Carrie Anton, a showcase with students and an opportunity to learn more about assistive technology devices and its impact on education. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sacraments

Parents are asked to refer to the letter that has been emailed from the parish and/or the letter posted on the sacrament page of the St. Paul the Apostle Parish website for updates regarding sacraments.

Jack, SusanWeekly Update for May 25, 2021