Monthly Archives: June 2018

Reminders

Good Morning Hawks,

Kindly note that report cards go home today. Please read them with your child tonight, sign the 3rd page and return tomorrow.

 

And, on behalf of School Council:

 

We hope you have a safe and happy summer. The Monsignor Haller School Council had a very rewarding 2017-2018 year.

The school council held 4 meetings in September, November, January and April and worked on various school related initiatives during the school year including fundraising, gardening discussions and building together items for classroom prayer tables.

These meetings were open to the public to encourage input from parents and other members of the school community to inform our discussions of the various issues considered. The purpose of the school council is to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents, through the active participation of parents. School councils are advisory organizations. A school council’s primary means of achieving its purpose is by making recommendations to the principal of the school and the school board. Boards and principals are responsible to consider recommendations made by each school council and advise the council (s) of the actions taken in response to the recommendations

Additional achievements of the school council as well as fund-raising activities were conducted and the proceeds were used to fund projects in accordance with school board policies. These fund – raising activities have been communicated to the school community over the course of the year (School Calendar and Vesey Bulbs/Pepperettes) and is summarized in the financial summary. A summary of financial activity related to school council’s administrative and minutes of meetings held and financial records are available for public inspection at the school office. We wish to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the many individuals who volunteered their time to contribute to the success of the school council last year.

Finally, we would like to wish the best of luck to candidates in the September school council elections.

Sincerely,

Olivia Holmes and Sherri McCulligh

Chairs

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Final Friday Flash of 2017-2018…a look ahead!

Hawks,

As summer nears and we think about packing up our classrooms, tuck away our books, pens and memories, the staff at Monsignor Haller School are reflective over the past year.

We are giving you back your child.  The same child you entrusted to our care last fall. We will be giving him back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature then he was then. Thank you for supporting us and trusting us to take care of your children.  We feel honoured and excited knowing that we played a part in their learning and their becoming more responsible citizens.

So, as we get ready for the long, hot days of summer….be sure to spend as much time as you can with your children this summer.  Actually play.  Go fishing. Catch frogs. And eat ice cream together.  Read to them, let them read to you. Let them get dirty, and then swim in a pool, or jump into a lake.  Enjoy these moments; these are the memories they will remember.

It’s been another wonderful year of great kids.

See our Haller family back here on September 4th!

God Bless,

Tanya Hunter


Summer Practice!

Often, this time of year brings parents asking us “what can we do at home over the summer with our kids?”  As a staff, we have identified areas that we are concentrating on for consistency, that are easily transferable to home as well.  If you have a few minutes each day, here are some things you can review with your children over the summer break.


Early Years/Primary:

LEARNING READINESS PRACTICE SKILLS:

Senior Kindergarten Student Expectations Are:

Print name (first/last initial)

Page orientation (left, right, top and bottom)

Correct letter formation (distinguishing upper versus lowercase letters)

Letter recognition of all 26 uppercase and 26 lowercase letters

Letter sound knowledge of the 26 letters in the alphabet

Pencil and scissor grip

 

Grade 1 and 2 Student Expectations Are:

Record a date and a title centred on page

Try to write to the end of the line and skip lines

Record name on all handouts

Notebook pages are to be filled up completely. Both sides of the page must be used. Using all pages saves trees.

Handouts are to be put in duo-tangs/binders properly or glued in notebooks. No loose papers.

 

Junior / Intermediate:

Students are expected to work to the best of their ability and to display a sense of pride in their efforts and accomplishments (There is an understanding that there are exceptions to all rules and that decisions will be made with the best interests of students in mind).

All students’ work must be organized and legible and include their name, title and date. The title is to be centred on top line and date recorded on the right side of the page. They must be underlined.

Scribbling or any markings on the cover and/or inside the notebook or binder is not permitted.

The assignment outline is to be listed inside the red margin on the left side of the page.

Question numbers are to be recorded on the left side of the red margin.

All students must use pencil unless the teacher gives permission. Pencil is to be used in all subject areas in grade 1 to 5. Pen will be introduced in grade 5 for students that are able to handle this responsibility. Pen will be introduced to all students in grade 6. Math will be completed in pencil.

Notebook pages are to be filled up completely. Both sides of the page must be used. Using all pages saves trees.

Students are to complete all assigned work and make necessary corrections (liquid whiteout can’t be used due to safety reasons).

Textbooks and other school property, which are on loan to students, must be returned in the same condition.

Handouts are to be put in duo-tangs/binders (see classroom teacher direction) properly or glued in notebooks. No loose papers.


 SCHOOL COUNCIL

Thank you to this year’s School Council!  We enjoyed a year of getting to know each other, meeting, planning and learning for the benefit of ALL our students!  If you wish to be a part of this group next year, we can always use a helping hand.  Please consider!!  It’s a wonderful chance to get to know other parents in the school which will continue to build the community building efforts at Haller!

Thank you again for your continued support and commitment to Haller!


Upcoming Dates:

June 25th: Haller Carnival!  Note a number events will be more than one ticket…be prepared and use them wisely:)

June 26th: Report Cards Go Home

June 27th: Return the 3rd page from the Report Card

World Cup Soccer (26th-28th)

June 29th : Last Day of School

 

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Graduates

Grade 8’s…tomorrow you will celebrate your graduation from elementary school!

We wish you blessings as we celebrate mass with our family of schools at Blessed Sacrament at 1:00pm, and later join together as a Haller family, for graduation at 6pm.

Wear your Haller shirt tomorrow!

See you then,

Mrs. Hunter and Miss Stevens

 

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Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Happy Friday Hawks!

Blessings to all those Father’s out there on Father’s Day!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Please note:

The breakfast bin program will be sparse this week and next week as we clear out any leftover food.  We will resume the Breakfast Program again in the Fall.

Thank you to Amanda, Ceu, Mr. Pat and to the students who helped with deliveries and clean up every day!

 

Upcoming Dates:

June 18th: Girl’s 3 Pitch Tournament

June 19th: Closing Mass and Volunteer Social (11:30am in the school library)

Intermediate AirBands!

June 20th:  Intermediate Soccer

June 21st: Graduation Mass (1:15pm at Blessed Sacrament Church) and Graduation Night (6:00pm start)

June 22nd: SK Graduation (am)

June 25th: Haller Carnival

June 26th: Report Cards Go Home

World Cup Soccer (26th-28th)

June 29th : Last Day of School

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Haller Hawk Volunteers!

Good afternoon!

Our beloved volunteers are welcome to join us at our closing mass at Blessed Sacrament on June 19th at 10:15 followed by a volunteer social in the school library at 11:35.

Hoping you can make it!

volunteer thank you 2018

 

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Friday Flask…a look ahead!

This Week in the Nest:

It’s Been a SUNtastic Year!

Come and check out our front foyer and look for your child’s pic!


Volunteer Appreciation! 

Calling ALL volunteers!  Please join us for cake and a song with our staff and students on June 19th and 11:35-12:35!


2018-2019 Enrolment and Class Structures:

The staff at Monsignor Haller spend countless hours on structuring the next year’s classes; considering many factors for student success such as male to female ratio, academic, social and behavioural needs.  Our staff take great care to ensure there is a balance of needs in each classroom. Thank you for trusting us to make the right decision for your child by respecting our professional placements.

Please be advised that the school board will be reviewing our class sizes and enrolment patterns in the first week of September.  There is always the possibility that some students could be moved to different classrooms based on board communication.  We will let you know early in September if this is going to happen.

Thanks for your support!


Upcoming Dates:

Wed June 13th:  Kindergartens to the KPL

June 14th:  Boy’s 3 Pitch Tournament

June 18th: Girl’s 3 Pitch Tournament

June 19th: Closing Mass and Volunteer Social (11:30am in the school library)

Intermediate AirBands!

June 20th:  Intermediate Soccer

June 21st: Graduation Mass (1:15pm at Blessed Sacrament Church) and Graduation Night (6:00pm start)

June 22nd: SK Graduation (am)

June 25th: Haller Carnival

June 26th: Report Cards Go Home

World Cup Soccer (26th-28th)

June 29th : Last Day of School

 

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Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Good Morning Hawks!

Included in this weekly email will be ongoing dates for the remainder of the month — it’s a busy one, so best to keep track week by week.  Have a beautiful weekend!

 

2018-2019 Enrolment and Class Structures:

The staff at Monsignor Haller spend countless hours on structuring the next year’s classes; considering many factors for student success such as male to female ratio, academic, social and behavioural needs.  Our staff take great care to ensure there is a balance of needs in each classroom. Thank you for trusting us to make the right decision for your child by respecting our professional placements.

Please be advised that the school board will be reviewing our class sizes and enrolment patterns in the first week of September.  There is always the possibility that some students could be moved to different classrooms based on board communication.  We will let you know early in September if this is going to happen.

Thanks for your support!


Welcome to JK and Grade 1 Night!: 

We hope you were able to attend our family night for our new students and students entering grade 1 yesterday.  We are excited about the new Hawks coming to us in September!

The grade 1 visit included a tour of a grade 1 classroom along with centres for learning expectations and a pamphlet take-away!  Thank you to all who took time to come out to the school!


All money transactions will be posted online next year:

Grade 8 student accounts will automatically carry on with them to St.  Mary’s, who will have their high school registration information posted there.


Medication:

If you have medication at the school for your child, please call the school for pick up.


This Week AND…Upcoming Dates:

Monday June 4th:  Area Track Meet for qualifying students (WLU all day)

June 5th:  FMNI Art Presentation for Grades 6-8

June 6th:  Mad Science Day

Fiction Festival Winner Lunch at 12:00 in the library

June 8th: Grade 4’s at Robin in the Hood play (all day)

June 14th:  Boy’s 3 Pitch Tournament

June 18th: Girl’s 3 Pitch Tournament

June 19th: Closing Mass (10:15am) and Volunteer Social (11:30am in the school library)

Intermediate AirBands (pm)

June 20th:  Intermediate Soccer

June 21st: Graduation Mass (1:15pm at Blessed Sacrament Church) and Graduation Night (6:00pm start)

June 22nd: SK Graduation (am)

June 25th: Haller Carnival

June 26th: Report Cards Go Home

World Cup Soccer (26th-28th)

June 29th : Last Day of School

 

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