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Weekly Update – June 8th

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love

~ Francis of Assisi

Teacher-Led Distance Learning

With the warmer weather upon us, it is wonderful to see students still actively engaged in distance learning. Thank you for your continued support, patience and co-operation as we continue to learn new and effective ways to use virtual classrooms to improve the learning experience of our students. We have emailed parents to offer some extra assistance through our special education department. There has been a lot of positive feedback from students and parents that have utilized this extra one-on-one support. Please email Mrs. Stone if you would like your child to receive this extra support.

Ministry of Education Consultation

The Ministry of Education has shared a document called Ontario’s Framework for Continued Learning which describes its framework for preparing for learning in the 2020-2021 school year. It is inviting people to share their feedback through written submissions as described below:

  • You can provide a written submission with your input, ideas or data by sending an email to Make sure to:
    • include your name and the name of your organization
    • use “Ontario’s Plan to Reopen Schools” in the subject line
    • attach your submission as a PDF or Word document

School Yearbooks & Agendas

Information on ordering School Yearbooks and the 2020-2021 School Agendas has been posted on our website under announcements (you can click the hyperlink in this message to bring you there directly). Both of these items are available for purchase from June 1st-June 22nd through School Cash Online.

Literacy and Numeracy Summer Programs for Students in Grades 6, 7, and 8

The Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education will be offering Literacy and Numeracy Summer Programs for HCDSB students in Grades 6, 7, and 8. There will be two sessions; Session 1 will run from July 6 – July 17, 2020, and Session 2 will run from July 20 – July 31, 2020.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the health and well-being of our students continues to remain our highest priority. Therefore, both Session 1 and Session 2 programs will be offered through a Distance Learning format.

For program details, please review the following information sheet: Literacy and Math Distance Learning Summer Programs. Online registration is available for Session 1 and Session 2. You may register your child for one or both sessions by filling out the following online form: Summer Distance Learning

The completed online form to register your child is due by Friday, June 26, 2020

Catholic Graduate Expectations

We continue to focus on the Catholic Graduate Expectation of becoming a Self-Directed, Responsible, Lifelong Learner. As our year is quickly coming to a close, how are you demonstrating this expectation? Some ways you can demonstrate this expectation is to: 1) follow the guidelines, success criteria, and expectations of your assignments. 2) set up a time table to plan out due dates of assignments. 3) If you are unable to meet a timeline, discuss alternatives with your teacher to mutually agree upon an alternative date.

Please also continue to demonstrate your Christian Leadership by participating in, and reflecting on, the weekly online masses at St. Andrew Parish

Family Support

Please remember to take care of your health and the well-being of your family. Halton Region has provided an updated resource for families to refer to if in need of assistance:

The Board also continues to provide many helpful resources listed on their website.

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Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – June 8th