Monthly Archives: November 2019

Friday Flash…a look ahead!

This Week in the Nest: 

The Angel Tree Toy Drive is just around the corner!

Our Toy Drive commence on Thursday November 14th. The completion of the Angel Tree campaign will be on Thursday, December 12th. On Friday, December 13th, members of our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society will collect the donations.  Special thank you to our Council Advisory Council who reaches out to Corporate Sponsors for donations each year!

In the past we have found most gifts are for smaller children, and while we appreciate all of your thoughtful gifts, to help us meet the needs in the tween/teen age group, we offer the  following suggestions:

“Something they want, something they need, something to share and something to read” is a catchy rule of thumb to think about when shopping.

  • Movie theatre gift card
  • Mall gift card
  • Local food gift cards (Tim Horton’s, Starbucks)

Teen type gifts (Bath & Body Works, The Body Shop, coin purse, gloves, books, beanies, board games, card games, rubic’s cubes etc.)

We suggest items such as computer electronics be avoided as we do not know what the family has in regards to computers and games. If any item requires batteries, could you also supply them with the item.

Finally, please do not wrap the gifts as we send the gifts with hampers and let the parents see the gifts and if they are appropriate for the child.  Our hugest thanks to our school community, as your thoughtfulness has certainly assisted many families.


 Reverse Advent Calendar! 

Donations for the following items will be collected each day this week.  Your child will be welcome to come up to the office and place the donation into that day’s food bin.  Thank you for your generosity!


 This Week: 

Monday:  Advent Link over the PA.  Ask your child what the link was!

Tuesday:  Spirit Day!

School Council Meeting 6pm.  All parents are welcomed to attend!

Friday:  PD Day; no school for students.  This PD Day is designated to WCDSB Spiritual Development


Upcoming Events:

December 4th (between 2pm-5:30pm)Cookie Dough orders ready for pick up

Dec 16 – Turkey Lunch (please notify the office if your child will not be participating).  It is also    green, red & white day!

Dec 17 – Christmas Sweater Day

Dec 18 – Christmas Hat Day

Dec 19 – Christmas Pajama Day

Dec 20 – Christmas Concert @ 1PM & Scarf & Mitten Day


 School Focus:  

Measurement; Number Operations; Explaining your thinking:

Try This at Home!  Junior (Gr. 4-6) Challenge

 

Prompts to Ask (from last week’s Friday Flash!):

“why?”

“can you prove your idea?”

“how did you get the answer?”

“are there other ways to get the answer?”

“where would you use this skill outside of school?”  “how is this different?”

“what problems of your own can you make?”

“can you verify MY answer?”

 

 

By |2019-11-29T08:55:08-05:00November 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Haller Christmas Concert!

Good morning Hawks!

Mark your calendars for our Christmas Concert on Friday December 20th!

We are in need of  Olaf, Anna & Elsa costumes.  If you have one (youth size) can you kindly call the office if we may borrow it for the concert?

See flyer attached.

2019 Christmas!

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Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Winter Weather:

It looks like it’s staying…the unpredictable cold, snowy, wet weather.

It is that time of year when students need to be reminded of the necessity of dressing properly for the weather (e.g., mittens, hats, scarves, snowpants, boots, etc.). Items that are labelled will be easier for your child to track down, as many boots and mittens look very similar.  A number of items make their way to the Lost and Found and are often not claimed, so be sure to remind your child to check there if they have lost something. We ask that each child have indoor footwear (e.g., running shoes to wear in the school and boots to wear outside).

Younger students who are not wearing snowpants or winter boots will be reminded to play on the drier blacktop area.  We do not have access to a washing machine or dryer at school – therefore children without winter clothing are encouraged to stay out of the wet snow and to bring an extra set of bottoms and socks in their backpacks.

Research indicates that fifteen minutes of fresh air allows students to refocus on their studies.  We will monitor the weather conditions daily and make decisions based upon our local conditions. Except under unusual conditions, students go outside for ALL am/pm recesses and the longer lunch recess.  Please remember that children who are too ill to go outside should be resting at home, as we are unable to watch sick children. If you or someone you know needs an extra set of snowpants or boots, please let the school know and we can try to help.

 

Carizon Resource for Families:

The school’s Community Resource Worker is Erin Young. She is available to Monsignor Haller families to access for free.  Her contact info is:  eyoung@carizon.ca or 519-404-1682

 

Upcoming Events:

Nov 20 – ALL Cookie Dough orders were due on School Cash.   Cookies will be available for pick up December 4th any time between 2pm-5:30pm.

Nov 22 – Pottery to Go Grades 1 -8 (all payments due on School Cash Online by Nov 17)

Nov 29 – Picture Retake Day (afternoon)

Dec 16 – Turkey Lunch (please notify the office if your child will not be participating).  It is also    green, red & white day!

Dec 17 – Christmas Sweater Day

Dec 18 – Christmas Hat Day

Dec 19 – Christmas Pajama Day

Dec 20 – Christmas Concert @ 1pm & Scarf & Mitten Day

 

School Focus:  Mathematics Discourse

Prompts For Parents to Ask Their Children:

“why?”

“can you prove your idea?”

“how did you get the answer?”

“are there other ways to get the answer?”

“where would you use this skill outside of school?”  “how is this different?”

“what problems of your own can you make?”

“can you verify MY answer?”

 

By |2019-11-22T09:25:52-05:00November 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Last Call for Pottery to Go!

Hello Hawks!

This is our last call out to families who have yet to log into Schoolcash Online to sign up and pay for Pottery to Go.  If you need assistance with Schoolcash please let the office know.

We are keeping Schoolcash open one more day, if you need to log on tonight.

Final numbers based on Schoolcash class totals will be sent to Pottery to Go on Thursday for the cost of the materials. 

Thank you!

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Last Day for Fundraiser

Hi Hawks!

Tomorrow is the last day for our Terra Cotta Dough Orders.  Please see schoolcash online if you wish to order!

Have a good evening!

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Pottery to Go!

Good Morning Hawks!

We are happy to have Pottery to Go return to the school for an in-school field trip where students make their own pottery Christmas ornament! This is being offered for students in grades 1-8 Friday November 22.

Please log into Schoolcash Online to pay for the pottery.  If you need assistance with Schoolcash please let the office know.

If you would like your child to participate but have not logged into Schoolcash as of yet, please let the school know.  If your child is NOT participating, please let us know that as well, as we need to give final numbers to Pottery to Go for the cost of the materials.

Schoolcash will be open until tomorrow November 20th.

Thank you!

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Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Hi Hawks!

Your Friday Flash is in your child’s backpack!  This week we sent out a paper copy of the events coming up…there are a lot!

And…Monday is pj day!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

 

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