Monthly Archives: October 2018

Friday Flash!…a look ahead

In the Nest This Week:

 Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

A Communication of Learning – Initial Observations for JK/K students and Progress Reports for students in Grades 1 to 8 will be distributed on Tuesday, November 6th. Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences will be held at Monsignor Haller from 3:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8th.

 


Upcoming Dates:

Monday:  Mrs. Koehler from Blessed Sacrament Church will be visiting our Grade 7 students to speak with them about Confirmation preparation.

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

Wednesday:  HALLOWEEN!  Please refer to the following:

Halloween:

 Halloween is such an exciting time of year for children. There are thoughts of costumes, parties and of course, sugary treats! Your child’s classroom may be having a small celebration on Halloween, so please note the following:

Our school community welcomes kids in costumes on Halloween or kids wearing black and orange!!

If your child chooses to dress up, please be conscious of the type of costume your child is planning on wearing to school.  Students wearing/bringing weapons, gang related items, masks, or other inappropriate costumes that violate our Catholic values will be asked to change.

Stickers, pencils, crayons are great Halloween treats to send in.  If you were thinking of sending any food treats for your child’s class, it must be store bought, wrapped, peanut free snacks.  The teachers limit the amount of sugary treats consumed during the school day, but will be sure to send treats home.  If your child has any dietary restrictions, please let the teacher know.

We do have multiple food allergies throughout the school, including nuts.  So please refrain from sending homemade treats/cupcakes/cookies etc. with your child.  Homemade treats will not be passed out and will be sent home with your child.  Thank you very much for your understanding!!  We look forward to marking this holiday and a change to our normal school routines!


School Focus:

Why math skills are important:

We all use mathematical concepts in everyday activities, without even thinking about it. Every day, we are making correct change when shopping, estimating how many cans of paint are needed to paint a room, measuring ingredients when cooking, or calculating the tip on a restaurant bill. Fundamental math skills are also foundational to other aspects of the math curriculum, such as determining area, volume or rates. These are the skills we use when determining how much tile is needed for a new floor, or determining the more economical way to purchase music online – for instance, is it a better deal to buy 24 songs for $7.99, or 50 songs for $10.45?

 

By making math a priority and finding ways to help your child with math at home and in day-to-day life, you are helping to inspire a love of learning, and a better understanding of math.

Ontario is committed to working with parents, teachers and students to focus on the fundamental skills and concepts of math to help improve students’ performance in math.

 

For more information and resources on how to help your child with math at home, please visit: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/min_math_strategy.html

 

By |2018-10-26T15:13:46-04:00October 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Friday Flash!…a look ahead

SMILE! Tomorrow is PICTURE DAY

Good Morning Hawks,

This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow is School Picture Day:)  Remind your children to brush teeth, comb hair and practice that smile!

By |2018-10-24T08:27:33-04:00October 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on SMILE! Tomorrow is PICTURE DAY

Provincial Consultations | Teletown Hall

Good afternoon,

We apologize for the last minute information, however, we have just received same from the Ministry of Education.  Please take time to review the attached Teletown Hall Promotion letter that contains information with respect to registration for tomorrow’s (October 23rd) Teletown Hall, as well as November 1st (FRENCH) or November 10th.

Teletown Hall Promotion from RO Managers_Final (EN) (004)

By |2018-10-22T20:08:13-04:00October 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Provincial Consultations | Teletown Hall

Monday Message:)

Sorry for the late newswire Hawks:)  Here’s what’s happening this week:

In the Nest This Week:

 Remember:  School Photos are Thursday!

 


Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

A Communication of Learning – Initial Observations for JK/K students and Progress Reports for students in Grades 1 to 8 will be distributed on Tuesday, November 6th. Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences will be held at Monsignor Haller from 3:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8th.

Once again, we sent home a sign up sheet for the conferences.  These are due to the school no later than October 22nd to book your preferred times. One form per family is all you need to record all your children. This year, we will avoid booking consecutive interviews. The reason for this is to allow for travel time between classrooms for families with more than one child. Families will be given times within a similar timeframe.

For JK to Grade 3 students, parents should book an interview with the classroom teacher and with the planning time teacher, if interested. For Grade 4 to 8 students, parents should only book an interview with the classroom teacher and the French teacher, if interested. Interviews for planning time and French teachers will be granted on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to seeing all families of our JK to Grade 8 students on Thursday, November 8th!


 Upcoming Dates:

Monday:  Bus Evacuation Practice at the school for all students (am)

Mrs. Koehler visiting the grade 2 students for Holy Communion and Reconciliation preparations

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

ThursdayCLASS PICTURE DAY!

Friday: PD Day.  No school for students. Teachers will be involved in assessment and evaluation professional development


EQAO Results:

0 EQAO Results Letter

 

By |2018-10-22T09:11:54-04:00October 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Monday Message:)

Practice Drill Today

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The safety of students at Monsignor Haller is our main priority.  Today, our students and staff participated in a Lockdown Drill in the school at approximately 1:35pm.

Staff and students followed a prepared set of procedures that we practiced 2 weeks ago, so that each and every person knew where to go and what to do.  Our Hawks conducted the drill with great success.

We practice a number of safety procedures, including lockdowns (2), fire drills (6) and tornado drills (2) throughout the year to familiarize students on how to stay safe in the event of a real emergency situation.  Take a moment tonight to discuss the emergency procedures with your son/daughter.

Please contact the office staff if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Tanya Hunter

 

By |2018-10-17T13:43:53-04:00October 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Practice Drill Today

Friday Flash…a look ahead!

In the Nest This Week:

 Pizza Days:

Order your pizza for the month of November!!  Don’t forget October 24th is the last day you can order.

 Halloween:

 Halloween is such an exciting time of year for children. There are thoughts of costumes, parties and of course, sugary treats! Your child’s classroom may be having a small celebration on Halloween, so please note the following:

Our school community welcomes kids in costumes on Halloween or kids wearing black and orange!!

If your child chooses to dress up, please be conscious of the type of costume your child is planning on wearing to school.  Students wearing/bringing weapons, gang related items, masks, or other inappropriate costumes that violate our Catholic values will be asked to change.

Stickers, pencils, crayons are great Halloween treats to send in.  If you were thinking of sending any food treats for your child’s class, it must be store bought, wrapped, peanut free snacks.  The teachers limit the amount of sugary treats consumed during the school day, but will be sure to send treats home.  If your child has any dietary restrictions, please let the teacher know.

 We do have multiple food allergies throughout the school, including nuts.  So please refrain from sending homemade treats/cupcakes/cookies etc. with your child.  Homemade treats will not be passed out and will be sent home with your child.  Thank you very much for your understanding!!  We look forward to marking this holiday and a change to our normal school routines!

Upcoming Dates:

Monday:  Today we will renew our Faith by reflecting on what Jesus and the cross means to us.  We can have new life, and we can be born again. Let’s keep moving, and chart new adventures, because Jesus walks beside us on the road!

Monsignor Haller will be receiving the Pilgrimage Cross from St. Mary’s High School Monday morning.  This large cross has travelled across all schools in our board from Cambridge to Kitchener since last fall and is entering it’s last leg with us passing it to Our Lady of Grace on Wednesday morning.  Feel free to pop by this week while we have it!

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

Friday: Mad Science Assembly!  See flyers for students who are interested in this fee-based program offered at school once/week at lunch.

 

EQAO Results:

0 EQAO Results Letter

By |2018-10-12T10:20:17-04:00October 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Friday Flash…looking a week ahead!

In the Nest This Week:

 Fall Fair!:

Haller is excited about this afternoon’s FALL FAIR!!

Think:  Haller Carnival in the Fall!! Families welcome and can purchase tickets at the school!

Thank you for your support!!  Funds raised always go back to students and learning supplies!


Upcoming Dates:

Monday:  Happy Thanksgiving Hawks!

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


 

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. https://stmary.wcdsb.ca/

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 |2018-10-05T11:55:06-04:00October 5th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Friday Flash…looking a week ahead!

Practice Drill Today

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The safety of students at Monsignor Haller is our main priority.  Today, our students and staff participated in a Lockdown Drill in the school at approximately 2:30pm.

Staff and students followed a prepared set of procedures that were explained over the announcements during the practice, so that each and every person knew where to go and what to do.  Our Hawks conducted the drill with great success.

We practice a number of safety procedures, including lockdowns (2), fire drills (6) and tornado drills (2) throughout the year to familiarize students on how to stay safe in the event of a real emergency situation.  Take a moment tonight to discuss the emergency procedures with your son/daughter.

Please contact the office staff if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Tanya Hunter

 

By |2018-10-04T14:45:32-04:00October 4th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Practice Drill Today

Haller Fall Fair!!

Hey Families!

Our FALL FAIR is this Friday!!

Games tickets and hot dog tickets are available for purchase on your schoolcash online account!  Sales close on Wednesday!  Families are welcome to attend as well!

We are always looking for parent volunteers to walk with kindies, help with events or donate cakes to our CAKE WALK!  Just send a note with your child’s teacher to let us know!

Thank you!

By |2018-10-01T12:25:43-04:00October 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Haller Fall Fair!!