Good morning Hawks,
Today is our Halloween Celebration at Haller! We can’t wait to see our little ones dressed up and enjoying the events we have planned. The morning will begin with our annual Halloween Parade that will be streamed into classrooms via Google Meet. A reminder to keep props at home, perhaps pack extra clothes in the backpack, and make sure your child can take care of themselves with their costume as adults will not be able to assist this year. And lastly – no treats please!
This year, classrooms have been invited to a Door Decorating Challenge, which Mrs. Neves and Mrs. Hunter think are a shoe in to win!
Students have been colouring all week to enter the Halloween Colouring Contest! There will be THREE school winners who will win a $10 DQ gift card.
And of course, we always play schoolwide BINGO every holiday and this year will be no exception! Instead of students running to the office for their Bingo prize though, each classroom has been provided with their own treat bags. Riddles, trivia, and movie quotes are always a highlight!
Stay safe this Halloween if you have children trick or treating!
Weekly reminder: at Monsignor Haller every Tuesday is SPIRIT DAY. All staff and students are encouraged to wear Spiritwear or BLUE, GREY OR WHITE to show our school spirit!
There are a number of outstanding forms to be completed by families. A note will come home with your child as a reminder. However, all the forms are located on Schoolcash, so please log in and complete them.
If you ordered Spirit Wear, it will be arriving next Tuesday.
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to support our School Council Fundraiser!
Please check your schoolcash online account for purchasing PUMPKINS for our Council’s fundraiser. Attached here is the Council letter with both our Pumpkin and From Farm to Table options to support school fundraising this fall: Beg Year Fundraiser
- Herrle’s Pumpkins: check out schoolcash online to order your coupons to pick a field pumpkin at our local farm. The family with the most PUMPKINS wins a $25.00 Herrle’s Gift Card!
- From Farm to Table: if you would like to avoid the shipping costs, families may pick up their orders. The pick up location is in Cambridge.
Add the letters PU to the end of our school code and in the notes section of the order add you would like to pick up. It would take about 2 days and they would receive an email when it’s ready for pick up at https://farmtotablefundraising.ca/
Fundraising Code: MHCS20C1
Unfortunately, we will not be able to host our traditional in-person Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences this year. You will be contacted by your child’s classroom teacher soon to schedule a virtual or telephone interview to discuss your child’s progress so far. These interviews will take place between November 24th and 26th. If you would like to connect with your child’s French, Planning Time, or Itinerant Planning Time teacher, please contact the teacher to set up an interview:
Upcoming Important Dates:
November 2: School Advisory Council Meeting at 6pm via Google Meets
November 20 – Progress Report Distribution (postponed from original date of November 10)
November 23: Faith PD Day (this is a Monday)
November 24-26 – Interviews – telephone or virtual. Teachers will be reaching out to families in the upcoming weeks. Please check your Google Classrooms.
If you know of any family needing help with food or Christmas hampers, please call the school or the church and we can assist in connecting St. Vincent de Paul or better have the family call the church so we can help set up something.
Second, The SVDP will be working again with the Christmas Program and Blessed Sacrament Church will be one of the pickup sites for families this December.
The biggest change is that there will be NO toys collected. They are asking for gift cards to Walmart or Giant Tiger only. Families will be given the food needed and gift cards to go and buy what they want.
If you choose to have something at your school we are asking that gift cards be delivered to the church (or I can set up a pick up if needed) by November 20th. I realize this seems early but we need to have the time to organize packages for each family.
If you have any food items that were donated let me know and I can come and pick it up.
Thank you for your continued support with the Church and with St. Vincent de Paul.
Please read the letter from our Director regarding Transitions of Learning Platforms and a Thought Exchange Survey: October Update to WCDSB and TE Invite
Please note that the November Transition period has been cancelled based on stakeholder feedback. More details are in the attached letter.
Stay Safe Hawks!
The Staff at Monsignor Haller