Monthly Archives: June 2021

Today’s the Day!

Good Morning Hawks!

 

What excitement around our school today as we get ready to welcome you back!  We truly wish it was an opportunity to gather and chat but unfortunately we need to maintain all COVID safety protocols.  Please stop by and see us between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm today to drop off your Chromebook, textbooks, and library books, to see your teacher, and to say “Goodbye” for the summer.

Monday June 28th:

9:00am – 10:00am       Family Name:  A – G

10:00pm – 11:00am     Family Name:  H – M

1:00pm – 2:00pm          Family Name:  N – R

2:00pm – 3:00pm          Family Name:  S – Z

See you soon, Hawks!

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Congratulations to our Grade 8’S!

Many THANKS go out to the wonderful parents, family members, and friends that came out last evening to support our graduating Grade 8 students!  It was great to get to see everyone face-to-face!  We miss that!  Thank you for being so patient, and so respectful of the necessary COVID-19 protocols.

 

Thanks also to our amazing Grade 8 teacher:  Mrs. Rice, you are awesome!  Your time and effort to organize tonight is very much appreciated!

 

Thanks to all the many staff that came out to make noise, cheer and congratulate our graduates.  It truly is a testament to the wonderful community we have at Monsignor Haller!

 

Finally, thank you to the GREAT GRADE 8’s!  Your efforts over the past 10 years have led you to this point and we could not be more proud of you!  It was great to see you tonight!  It made us all realize how much we miss you!

 

We hope you enjoyed gathering with your family and viewing the Graduation Video.

Congratulations and good luck in high school!

By |2021-06-25T09:12:04-04:00June 25th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Congratulations to our Grade 8’S!

School Pick Up Information

Good afternoon Hawks,

There is a slight change to the scheduled school visits previously communicated for next Monday.  Schools have now been directed to host school pick ups outdoors.  Therefore there is a slight change to our school pick up event.

 

Students are scheduled for the same date and time as previously communicated:

Grade 8 grads on Friday June 25th from 1pm-3pm – along with any siblings.

All the remaining classes on Monday June 28th as follows:

9:00am – 10:00am       Family Name:  A – G

10:00pm – 11:00am     Family Name:  H – M

1:00pm – 2:00pm          Family Name:  N – R

2:00pm – 3:00pm          Family Name:  S – Z

 

What has changed is the location you go to when you arrive so that families/students remain outside.  Families are asked to meet their classroom teachers at their exterior door / at their recess line up:

Kindergarten: go to your exterior classroom doors at the pen

Rooms 3, 7, 9:   go to your exterior classroom door – the outside door that goes right into your classroom

Rooms 8 (Mrs. Love/Ms Rees): go to Mrs. M’s exterior door where two tables will be set up

Rooms 4, 5 and 10:  go to the exit doors at the rear or front of the building where you lined up for recess

  • Once you are at your classroom door, you will be greeted by your teacher and any belongings and report card will be passed over.  At that time we will ask you to hand in library books or text books.
  • If you have a school chromebook, you will be asked to turn it on to ensure it is working; students will be asked to log out if necessary; any damage will be noted; and the plug will be collected.
  • If it is raining we will move to the gym, and classroom teachers will meet families as they approach the gym exterior door.
  • Please note that report cards may only be picked up for family members.  We can not give another report card to another family to pass along.  If a family cannot make their scheduled time, please call the office for other arrangements.

 

Thank you for your understanding on these updated protocols.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate the call the school office.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you all next week.

 

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Waterloo Region ~ Youth Vaccine

The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is hosting school vaccine clinics across Waterloo Region between June 22 – 26, 2021 for youth and their families.

School vaccine clinics

Youth aged 12-17 and family members they live with can book appointments at these vaccine clinics to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Daytime, evening, and weekend appointments are available between June 22 – 26, 2021. Free parking is available on-site at all the clinics.

Grand River Collegiate

175 Indian Rd, Kitchener, ON N2B 2S7

 

Southwood Secondary School

30 Southwood Dr, Cambridge, ON N1S 4K3

 

Huron Heights Secondary School

1825 Strasburg Rd, Kitchener, ON N2R 1S3

How to book an appointment?

To book an appointment please email youthclinics@regionofwaterloo.ca with your name, contact information, and preferred clinic location. Someone will call you back to complete the booking process (within 48 hours).

You can also book an appointment by calling the YMCA settlement services at 226-339-4964.

These clinics do not take walk-ins, an appointment is needed.

Who can get the vaccine now?

Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 are now eligible to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Youth must be 12 years old at the time of their appointment.

Youth will be able to get their second dose quicker than other people so they will have both their shots before the 2021/2022 school year.

What vaccine will be given?

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 12 years of age and older. See the resources below for more information.

Thank you for your continued support in keeping our community safe.

By |2021-06-18T08:22:45-04:00June 18th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Waterloo Region ~ Youth Vaccine

Final Friday Flash ~ 2020-2021

Good morning Hawks,

This newswire brings you your last Friday Flash for the 2020-2021 school year!

Thank you to all our families for your collaboration, support & kindness as we navigated a year filled with unusual announcements, COVID protocols,  and numerous pivots.  Students and staff will be celebrating a year-end assembly and prayer within our school google classroom on June 24th as a way to come together one last time. We will miss our traditional year-end mass & assembly, but we are all hopeful for in-person, whole-school gatherings in the new school year.

As communicated recently by our Director of Education, June 24th will be the last day of synchronous learning for our students. On June 25th, 28th and 29th, students will be provided with asynchronous activities and our staff will be in the school facilitating visits with students and year-end tasks. Please see the attached letter which explains the process for school visits. June 29th is the last day of asynch school for the 2020-21 school year. 

Family Letter k-8 (2)

We will be celebrating our “Great Eights” on Thursday, June 24th from 5pm-6pm at school, followed by a virtual celebration at 6pm at home. They have worked so hard this year and demonstrated such resilience. Congratulations on your graduation, Grade 8s!  Kindly see the Grad letter with updates attached:

Parent Grad Letter

We bid farewell to the following staff members: Erin Stevens, Rachel O’Neill, Kaitlan Gould, Meagan Yake, and Julia Rees. Thank you for your dedication to our students at Monsignor Haller! We will miss you! 

I am leaving at the end of June for St. Brigid Catholic School, and a huge welcome goes out to Mrs. Cathy Kuntz landing in the Hawk’s next in September! Any additional staffing changes will be announced in September.

WE HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER, HAWKS!

 

School News:

We would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of many individuals who volunteered their time and talents to contribute to the success of the Catholic School Advisory Council (CSAC). Especially this year with COVID-19 restrictions, we had many challenges but we were able to rise above them and still create some new opportunities for our school. 

They say it takes a community to raise a child and this came through loud and clear with the commitment demonstrated by our whole school community.  Special thanks are due to the following members of the 2021 – 2022 school council:

Ashley C., Jesse V., Amanda G., Amy P., Brianna S.. Kathy M., Erin S., Catherine B., Ashley N.

Thank you!

 

Report Cards:

Term Two report cards will be available for pick up on Monday June 28th during the scheduled student visits.  

Please note that the use of an “I” in place of a grade or mark, in some cases, may be been reported on your child’s report card.  An “I” means “Insufficient Evidence” and teachers may have used an “I” in cases during remote learning where a student was unable to submit or produce enough assignments where the teacher was confident on assessing the knowledge, thinking, application or communication in a certain subject area.  An “I” is used for unusual circumstances (such as a pandemic) and does not mean “incomplete” or any other definition that would cause harm to a child’s academic success this term.   

Term Two report cards include the assessment and evidence of learning collected and documented during this remote learning time and during the in class learning from February – June 2021.

 

Upcoming Important Dates: 

June 21st-24th – Remote Learning

June 24th – LAST synchronous learning day

June 24th – Grade 8 Graduation 5:00pm – 6:00pm

June 25th – Asynchronous Learning Day & Dedicated Day for Grade 8 Grads to come to the school for their summer send off (1pm – 3pm)

June 28th – Asynchronous Learning Day & School Visit Day

June 29th – Asynchronous learning Day & Last Day of school

 

Have a safe and happy summer Hawks.

Take very good care of yourselves and hope to see you again!

 

God Bless,

Mrs. Tanya Hunter

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Summer Send off School Visits

Good morning Hawks,

As we keep moving through June it is wonderful to pop into the virtual classes and see some of the great things that are happening! Just this past week there were virtual field trips and a school assembly! It is great to see the excellent participation and attendance!

As you know, the last 3 school days are asynch school days where teachers send assign choice board type activities and/or paper & pencil activities, knowing that many students will be returning the school chromebook and will not have access to their google classroom.

Friday June 25th and Monday June 28th are dedicated days for students to come to the school for a summer send off, say goodbye to their teachers, and pick up their report cards and any other belongings, and also to drop off chromebooks & cords, library books and any other school owned item.

Please see the letter attached for details of the pick up and your scheduled time to arrive.  If there are any questions, please call the office and we will be happy to assist you.

Family Letter k-8

Thank you everyone,

 

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Neighbourhood Vaccine Clinic

Neighbourhood vaccine clinic

The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is hosting a vaccine clinic in your neighbourhood between June 15 and 17, 2021 for youth and their families. Youth and family members they live with can book appointments at this clinic to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Kingsdale Community Centre
  • 72 Wilson Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1G5
  • The clinic is running between June 15 – 18, 2021
  • Daytime and evening appointments are available

Who can get the vaccine now?

Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 are now eligible to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Youth must be 12 years old at the time of their appointment.

Youth will be able to get their second dose quicker than other people so they will have both their shots before the 2021 school year.

How to book an appointment?

To book an appointment at this clinic please call 226-339-4964 or email newcomers@ytr.ymca.ca. The clinic does not take walk-ins, an appointment is needed.

 

What vaccine will be given?

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 12 years of age and older. See the resources below for more information.

 

 

 

By |2021-06-11T09:56:30-04:00June 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Neighbourhood Vaccine Clinic

Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Good morning Hawks,

We hope and pray that your families are doing well during this time.  As the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close, we would like to invite our students to have some closure to our year and also complete some tasks associated with return of school materials and retrieval of personal belongings and report cards.  A more detailed plan will be released next week with the order in which families may arrive to the school along with safety protocols.

This will also be an opportunity to return any learning devices students were loaned from their schools or any textbooks they may have.  Chromebooks must be returned in the bag it was sent home in in April along with the chromebook cord.  Any damages or lost cords will be quoted from the WCDSB IT department and families will be notified of the cost of repair(s) in the fall.  

The plan will also include protocols when arriving at your scheduled time to school to ensure a safe experience.

The last day of school is June 24th for all students.  June 25, 28 & 29 will be offline asynch days, with the realization that many students will not have access to a device on these days and therefore any tasks or assignments will be limited to paper/pencil or choice board-type activities.

 

Please do not hesitate to call the office if you have any questions at this time,

Thank you

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Director’s Letter to the Community – Year End

Good  afternoon Hawks,

Kindly find a closing letter from our Director, Loretta Notten regarding the 2020-2021 year end.

Letter to Community End of Year June 9 2021 (002)

Further information will be communicated via Newswire and Google classrooms in the upcoming week regarding scheduling families to come to the school to pick up report cards, belongings and returning devices.

Thank you

By |2021-06-09T13:35:11-04:00June 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Director’s Letter to the Community – Year End
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