Monthly Archives: June 2020

Closing Message

Good morning Hawks,

Today is the last official day of the 2019-2020 school year. We have made history these past few months and will go on to tell this experience for many, many years to come. 

Please be sure to check your Newswires throughout the summer as we will send regular school updates as we receive them to ensure everyone knows how September will look.

In case you missed it:  take a peek at the Haller Video from this week wishing all our Hawks a happy and safe summer: 

Thank you to our amazing “Distant Learning Teacher – Parents”!  You have earned a well deserved summer from helping your child with online learning.  Thank you to our students whose participation never ceased to amaze us all!  Well done, you should be proud of yourselves!

For families who still have student belongings and report cards left at the school, please call the office to arrange a pick up next week (hours will be limited).  Open today from now until 10:30am for drop ins.  Please buzz the front doors.

 

Stay safe everyone, and can’t wait to see you in person in September!

Sending love and blessings,

Tanya Hunter

By |2020-06-26T09:13:23-04:00June 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Closing Message

Survey for Re-Opening in September

M letter – Announcement EN

 

WCDSB Director’s Letter on School Re-Opening June 2020

 

Attached is a letter from the Minister of Education as well as a letter from Loretta Notten, our Director.

 

Here is the link to the survey regarding re-opening in September: School Re-Opening Survey June 2020

 

The survey will remain open until June 30th.

 

Also note that there are some translations available of the survey – accessible through the top right of the page when you open the survey.
By |2020-06-25T08:40:17-04:00June 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Survey for Re-Opening in September

Report Card & Belonging Pick Up

Hi everyone!

It has been so nice to see so many faces over the past 2 days!  Especially the kids!  We all want to stop and chat to catch up, but of course we can’t.  Hoping we can come September.  I am happy to be able to stay on one more year at Haller to ensure a smooth transition into the 2020-2021 school year!

Tomorrow will be the last opportunity to drop over to the school to pick up report cards and student bags.  Feel free to send your child if you are unable to come!

The front doors will be open for families to buzz the office between 9am-12pm.  Again, please maintain the health & safety protocols established.

Please call the office at 519-579-1230 if you are unable to come by tomorrow.

Thank you & take care!

Mrs. Hunter

By |2020-06-23T14:35:19-04:00June 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Report Card & Belonging Pick Up

Pick Up Today

Good morning Hawks,

It looks like rain is coming, so if you are picking up your child’s belongings today, please come prepared.  Staff are ready to greet you at the rear gym doors for handing over items.

Please remember to return any school belongings at this time.

We encourage masks; social distancing and a quick pick up is mandatory – now is not the time for lingering or waiting for friends.  We appreciate your co-operation.

 

Thank you!

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Survey for Re-Opening/ Summer Expedition

Survey for Re-Opening/ Summer Expedition

Survey of Parents regarding re-opening: 

 

M letter – Announcement EN

 

WCDSB Director’s Letter on School Re-Opening June 2020

 

Attached is a letter from the Minister of Education as well as a letter from Loretta Notten, our Director.

 

Here is the link to the survey regarding re-opening in September: School Re-Opening Survey June 2020

 

The survey will remain open until June 30th.  Please encourage all families to complete the survey by the 30th, noting that we only require one survey to be completed per family.

 

Also note that there are some translations available of the survey – accessible through the top right of the page when you open the survey.

 

Summer Expedition

 

Hello everyone,

 

St. Louis still has space available in the remote learning Summer Expedition program!

 

Literacy and numeracy gap filling for students going into Grade 7, 8 and 9

 

Registration Deadline has been extended to June 26 at 4:00pm

 

For details and to register visit:  https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca/summer-programs/summer-expedition-gr7-8/

 

By |2020-06-22T10:59:02-04:00June 22nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Survey for Re-Opening/ Summer Expedition

Final Friday Flash

Good morning Hawks,

It is with mixed emotions I write this final Friday Flash for the 2019-2020 school year.  

What a year 2020 has been. There is no doubt that you will remember this year throughout your lifetime. We would never have anticipated this ending to your school year. On what level did we expect a global pandemic would interrupt our learning, our goodbyes, and of course our grade eight graduation?

Last night was our most emotional graduation yet.  Seeing all our students dressed up with their families, coming for the last time to Haller.  Physical distancing prevented us from saying goodbye and good luck the way we wanted to.  These kids are always welcome back and we look forward to seeing who will visit us in the fall.

As you know there has been a lot going on in our world. One of the most recent topics is ‘belonging.’ We all want our children to grow up in a world where they feel they belong. We want to allow them to reach for their dreams and feel that whatever they want to achieve in life is possible. We want them to feel loved and included.  

We couldn’t be prouder of all our families for surviving and thriving during this time. We know it has not been easy, and the entire Haller staff is saddened that we cannot be physically together to say goodbye but please know that each of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

And so, as always at Haller, we are truly grateful and would like to thank you for supporting us and trusting us to take care of your children.  

As we get ready for the long, hot days of summer, I pray that we are moving into a phase where our kids can get dirty outside, swim in a pool, or jump in a lake.  Most importantly, I pray that everyone is safe and comes back to us healthy and happy in September.

Continue to look for Newswires throughout the summer as information about the school start up becomes available.

*Remember that Monday and Tuesday are the scheduled days to come and pick up your child’s belongings.  Please let your teacher know if you require an alternate date/time and we can assist with connecting with you.  Report cards will be available as well next week.

It’s been another wonderful year of great kids -made too short to end like this.  

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?” 

School teachers do not program for students throughout the summer, however, because of  distant learning, your child’s google classroom provided in depth tasks and activities to review.  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:

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

Practice reading and writing every night. Review the google classroom tasks in reading and mathematics for preparation for a new grade. 

Math facts are critical.  Mental math is easy to practice on walk, in the car and at the grocery store.  Any dollar store math practice workbook will do too!

Junior / Intermediate:

Read novels or books of interest.

Keep a diary or journal to continue writing and developing ideas.

Math skills are critical to move forward in the fall.  Review as much as you can from your google classroom work and always practice basic math facts and operations (x / fractions, decimals, integers)

 Google classrooms will be archived and students may not be able to access them after next week.  If there are practice sheets and activities you wish to save before the classroom closes, simply make a copy of the activities to save to your child’s google drive.

 

 SCHOOL ADVISORY 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!! 

School Council is 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 efforts and commitment to Haller!

 

MONDAY MESSAGES TO OUR HAWKS:

This week’s video was in honour of our GRADE 8 STUDENTS!

CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!  You made it!  You did it!  And we will miss you!

Did you see our video?  If not, go to our school website https://haller.wcdsb.ca/ to the right side under Tweets by @MonsignorHaller or go right to our Twitter page @MonsignorHaller!

Huge thanks to Miss Stevens & Miss O’Neill who are the masterminds behind our videos, and to Miss Stroyan who puts everyone’s clips together into our videos.  Thank you to all Haller staff who coordinate their school & home life around filming their parts!

 

Missing everyone and hope to see you next week,

Mrs. Hunter

#onceahawkalwaysahawk

 

“In times of crisis, less is more. Pare down. Focus on what matters most. Nurture yourself and those you love. We are all in this, and will get through it–together.”

By |2020-06-19T07:46:05-04:00June 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Final Friday Flash

Grade 8 Uniform Information

Good morning Grade 8 Families,

Families of students registered to enter grade 9 at St. Mary’s High School or another Catholic High School in September 2020 are encouraged to visit the St. Mary’s website for information regarding the purchase options of school uniforms from McCarthy’s.

You will want to order your uniform now or in early July in order to ensure you have your uniform delivered by September.

 

By |2020-06-16T11:59:42-04:00June 16th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Grade 8 Uniform Information

Grade 8 Graduation Reminder

Good morning Hawks!

GRADE 8’S YOUR GRAD IS ON THURSDAY!  We are so excited for you!

We are planning your in-person ceremony one by one on June 18th from 4pm-5pm. Following the visit, each family will receive a link to a pre-recorded Virtual Ceremony which includes messages from staff and students as well awards, diploma certificates and speeches. This will be a great keepsake for the students!

The link to the Virtual Ceremony will be shared with families on Thursday, June 18th at 6:00pm. If you want to plan a family dinner around this time and then have the opportunity to view the video together, it would be a nice touch for our graduates.

Again, kindly read the letter attached with includes Graduation details and Health & Safety protocols:

Graduation Letter June 2020

 

See you on Thursday!

By |2020-06-15T10:30:26-04:00June 15th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Grade 8 Graduation Reminder
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