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Weekly Update – February 17th

You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right ~ Rosa Parks

Labour Negotiations Update

It was announced that on Friday, February 21, 2020 all elementary and secondary teachers, as well as many education workers across the province, will participate in a one-day walkout. This walkout will include members of the following four education unions in Ontario:

  • Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO);
  • Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO);
  • Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA); and
  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)

OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers. A full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms, posing significant student supervision challenges that would threaten the safety of our elementary and secondary students. In light of these safety concerns, all HCDSB schools will be CLOSED to students on Friday, February 21, 2020. See our updates for more information:

Celebrating Black History Month

During this month, we will be sharing information on important people and events from our History over the PA. This past week we highlighted some important people including Harriet Tubman who was instrumental in helping slaves escape through the underground railroad. During the upcoming week, students will be learning about the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on making change.

Family Day – Feb 17th

A reminder that Monday, February 17th is a holiday. Please enjoy your time with your family!

Topsy Turvy Tuesday – Feb 18th

Our school council has organized Topsy Turvy Tuesdays for the month of February. This week, students are invited to wear crazy socks on Tuesday. Students MUST be in uniform.

Term 1 Report Cards – Feb 19th

Term 1 report cards will be going home on Wednesday. It is important to take the time to review the report card with your child and have them set learning goals for the next term. Please return the third page along with the envelope to indicate that you have reviewed the report card.

School Level Speeches – Feb 24th

Students in Grades 4-8 who wish to take part in our school level speech competition (limit of one per class) will be competing on Monday, Feb 24th at 1 PM in our gymnasium. One student will be selected to go on to the municipal speech levels. Good luck to all our speakers!

Special Events, Sports, Clubs & Activities

  • February 19th – Boys’ Basketball vs St. Dominic after school
  • February 20th – Hockey tournament at Holy Trinity HS
Family Day
Feb 17 all day
Kidssentials Lunch
Feb 18 all day
Topsy Turvy Tuesday – Crazy Sock Day
Feb 18 all day

Students are invited to wear crazy socks. Donations for our Lenten initiative (United Way) would be appreciated. Students must be in uniform.

Term 1 Report Cards go home
Feb 19 all day
Boys Basketball Game at St. John Paul ll
Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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