Monthly Archives: September 2018

Friday Flash…a look ahead!

In the Nest This Week:


Fall Fair!:

Staff are looking forward to seeing all the kids engaged in games and challengers on FRIDAY for the FALL FAIR!! 

Think:  Haller Carnival in the Fall!!  Tickets for the Fall Fair and tickets for the Hotdog Lunch can be purchased on schoolcash online until Wednesday.  Thank you for your support!!  Funds raised always go back to students and learning supplies!

 Pizza Lunch:

Our pizza lunch Thursdays begin this week!  If you did not order online for the month of October , you can order for November in a few weeks.  You will receive a notification from Schoolcash Online when you can order.  If you need more information or assistance, call Mrs. Neves at the office 519-579-1230

Upcoming Dates:

Monday:  ORANGE SHIRT DAY! Everyone to wear an orange shirt to remember the Residential School Experience

Tuesday:  Spirit Day!  Wear blue, grey and white!

Parent Meeting for Grade 2 Parents at Blessed Sacrament at 7pm

School Council Meeting 6pm in the Learning Commons (Library).  All welcome!

Wednesday:  Parent Meeting for Grade 7 Parents at Blessed Sacrament at 7pm

                            Last Day to buy FALL FAIR tickets online!!

Friday: FALL FAIR!  Parents welcome too!  12:45-2:30pm

A Message from A Partnering School:

Dear friends:

St. Mary’s High School has entered the Aviva Community Fund competition with plans to transform the tennis surface with a Mateflex court system. This multipurpose court will be suitable for basketball, tennis, ball hockey, pickleball and a variety of other community events. This facility will be accessible to a wide range of user groups where everyone can gather, play, and learn.

Please visit the St. Mary’s High School website and click on “Aviva Community Fund” for instructions on how to vote.

Voting takes place from Tues. Sept 25 to Oct. 4 5:00 p.m. Log on once to vote 10 times for the “Community Legacy Multi-Purpose Court for all Users“. The top 10 ideas by votes advance to the Judging Round where 3 will receive $100,000. The other 7 receive $15,000. Winners are announced in November.

Please forward this email to your friends and family and encourage them to vote. Where Kindness Matters, Community Grows! Thank-you for helping!


By |2018-09-28T09:58:54-04:00September 28th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Rowan’s Day – September 26th

Rowan Stringer was just 17 when she died in May of 2013 after what proved to be a fatal concussion during a high school rugby game in Ottawa. It was her second concussion within a week. The coroners inquest that followed cast a harsh light on youth sports organizations, pointing to a lack of protocols that experts said must be addressed in order to keep our kids safe!

Hence the creation of Rowan’s law, which currently guides our concussion protocol in schools, sports organizations and  recreational facilities. Now every year we remember the life that was lost and how it helped guide the law that protects our children and youth today. See the presentation link below.

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Friday Flash…a week ahead!

School News:

Opening Mass:

Our opening mass of the year will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament on September 28th at 1:15pm. Please join us if you can.

Coffee Connections!

Join Kristy Gail from Carizon and Mrs. Hunter in the school library on Monday at 9am for coffee!

Pizza Days!

Please know that pizza days will be ordered ONLINE this year by each MONTH.  This manner of ordering will eliminate paper waste and streamline our weekly pizza ordering process at the office!

Fall Fair!!

Please look for our FALL FAIR information to come home on Monday!  If anyone has a contact at Piller’s, please call Mrs. Hunter…we are looking for a hot dog donation for our hot dog lunch!

Upcoming Dates:

Monday: Welcome Back Coffee Connection at Haller (9am-10am in the library) with Kristy Gail from Carizon

Tuesday:  Spirit Day!  Wear blue, grey and white!

Toonies for Terry!  Terry Fox Run/Walk

Intermediate Boys Baseball Tournament

Thursday: Intermediate Girls Baseball Tournament

Friday: MADD Presentation for Grade 7 and 8 students

School Mass at 1:15pm at Blessed Sacrament


School Focus:  MATH:)

Parent Guide:  Fundamental math skills from Grades 1 to 8

Most students learn math facts gradually over a number of years as they build their knowledge and confidence in their own ability to do math.

The link below provides examples of some fundamental math concepts and skills that students are expected to learn in elementary school by the end of primary grades (1-3), junior grades (4-6), and intermediate grades (7-8).

Parents:  this guide is designed especially for Parents!

Parent Guide Math Fundamentals

By |2018-09-21T13:38:00-04:00September 21st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Friday Flash…a week ahead!

Looking for Student Volunteers (hours for high school!)

Good afternoon Hawks,

The school is looking for volunteers for a variety of events taking place at Haller. Dates may be during the school week and weekends.

If you have a child, or know one in high school looking to fulfill their volunteer hour requirements, please have him/her call Mrs. Hunter at 519-579-1230 for more information.

Thank you!

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Welcome Back Coffee Connection!

Good Morning Hawk Families!

Come join Kristy Gall, Carizon’s Community Resource Worker, in the school library on Monday, Sept 24th from 9-10am for a Welcome Breakfast.

We’ll do some mug decorating while enjoying a light breakfast and learning about what she has to offer for the school community.

Please see the flyer attached!

Welcome Breakfast CC Poster MH

By |2018-09-19T09:42:17-04:00September 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome Back Coffee Connection!

Friday Flash…a look ahead!

School News:

Opening Mass

Our opening mass of the year will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament on September 28th at 1:15pm. Please join us if you can.

PA Day – Sep. 21

Staff will be participating in a professional activity day on September 21st. The will be working on our School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement, as well as Occupational Health and Safety.  No school for students on this day.

Communication Guidelines for Parents & Staff

As partners with parents and guardians in the education of our students, the WCDSB’s school staffs, the senior team and the Board of Trustees are always interested in receiving information and feedback from the community.

It keeps us in touch with day-to-day life in our schools, and helps us anticipate and deal quickly and effectively with any questions or concerns you may have concerning your child’s education.

Since 1999, the school board has operated using a very straightforward, transparent and extremely successful set of Communication Guidelines for Parents & Staff. These easy-to-follow steps are in place to help parents / guardians resolve questions or concerns quickly, right there at school, where the overwhelming majority of issues are resolved.

The guidelines are very simple:

  1. If you have a question or concern involving your child, you should always first speak directly to the child’s teacher.
  2. If the issue remains unresolved, you should next speak to the school Principal.
  3. If the issue continues to be unresolved, you should speak to the Superintendent of Learning for that school.

Our school is already off and running to a fantastic start!

We’re looking forward to a #WCDSBAwesome 2018-19 school year — and we thank you sincerely for your ongoing support and cooperation as we continue being #HeartOfTheCommunity and #PeopleOfFaith!


Upcoming Dates:

 Tuesday:  Spirit Day!  Wear blue, grey and white!

Bus Patrol Training 8:30am at Budd Park

Comic Illustrator Guest Speaker!  Students in grades 2-5 will meet a Comic Illustrator and learn how to do some drawings!

Thursday: Junior Co-Ed Soccer Tournament (pm at RIM)

Friday: PD Day—no school for students


By |2018-09-14T11:41:23-04:00September 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Friday Flash…a look ahead!

School Open House / BBQ


We can’t wait to see you at our Open House tomorrow night!!

We have RMI Catering on site in the backyard where you can purchase your family’s dinner at $6.00 per combo — that includes a hot dog, hamburger or veggie dog and chips and your drink!

The BBQ will be available for 5:00pm and the Open House runs until 6:30pm.

School Council has supported our evening to engage families in math and literacy at school…so check out the gymnasium where you will receive a PASSPORT for you and your children to explore different activities to receive a PRIZE!  Don’t forget to meet the teacher as well in your child’s classroom!

See you on Tuesday September 11th 5pm-6:30pm

By |2018-09-10T10:51:21-04:00September 10th, 2018|News|Comments Off on School Open House / BBQ