Monthly Archives: September 2022

Lunchbox by SchoolCash Online

Good Morning Haller Hawks!

We would like to apologize for the delay in getting our Lunchbox orders up and running this year. There were some issues with the vendor that have now been resolved and we are happy to announce that our school lunches will be starting on Monday! Once again this year we will be offering Quesada on Mondays, Pizza Pizza on Wednesdays, and Lunch Lady on Fridays.

Please click on the link below for detailed instructions on timelines, how to order, important dates, etc.

Monsignor Haller CES Letter

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

By |2022-09-30T09:00:18-04:00September 30th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Lunchbox by SchoolCash Online

Special Education Teacher Update

Just wanted to let our Haller Hawk community know that we are saying ‘goodbye and best wishes’ to our wonderful Miss Murphy, Special Education Teacher tomorrow. She is a valued member of our school community and dedicated educator. Miss Murphy is leaving WCDSB for another opportunity. We are actively working to staff this position and will provide an update when available.

We wish Miss Murphy all the best in her next adventure and will miss her here at the ‘Nest’.

 

By |2022-09-29T14:45:47-04:00September 29th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Special Education Teacher Update

News From the Nest

It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of September. Fall has arrived and we will welcome October soon. Everyone is working hard and excited to be at school enjoying the learning, the activities and the friendships. We really enjoyed meeting our families last Wednesday for our Open House Event.

We have a busy week ahead:

Rowan’s Law Day ~ Wednesday, September 28th: Have you ever bumped your head or body? We likely all have! In sports and active games, there can be risks involved. Rowan’s Law was passed in Ontario in honour of Rowan Stringer and also helps people who get concussions recover. All schools in Ontario must have rules in place to support awareness and help coaches, teachers, and parents know when a child has suffered a suspected concussion. It also lets the child know that they should immediately stop participating in physical activities and when they may safely return to play again. #HitStopSit

On Friday, September 30th, we will be wearing Orange Shirts and honouring the Day of Truth and Reconciliation.  This day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of the Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many Indigenous peoples today. The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities and that they are our future generations of changemakers. By wearing an orange shirt, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of residential schools and to stand up against other injustices that may impact our children/students.

Every Wednesday is Spirit Day! We will have school spirit apparel on sale in our online store soon!

Students and families are encouraged to review Bus Safety videos to ensure everyone arrives at their destination safely. https://www.stswr.ca/parents/safety-programs/

2021-2022 Yearbooks are coming home soon. Much thanks to our Catholic School Advisory Council for sharing the cost with the school to gift one copy to all families attending Monsignor Haller last school year. We are also deeply grateful to Ashley Campbell and Jesse Vokes, Co-chairs for volunteering to coordinate this monumental keepsake. We hope you enjoy reviewing the memories throughout the year.

Invitation from Blessed Sacrament Parish ~ Junior Choir at Blessed Sacrament Church for any interested students in grades 4-8. (Or older siblings up to grade 12). The choir sings on the last Sunday of the month at 10:00 mass from October until June as well as Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday.  Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 6-7pm at the church. Come out and sing with students from other schools. If interested or any questions please contact Mrs. Smith at juniorchoir@blessed-sacrament.ca or come out to our first rehearsal this Wednesday, September 28.

 

By |2022-09-25T21:26:27-04:00September 25th, 2022|News|Comments Off on News From the Nest

Indigo Chapters #AdoptaSchool fundraiser

Monsignor Haller was selected to participate in this year’s Indigo Chapters #AdoptaSchool fundraiser! From now until October 2, every dollar donated at Indigo Kitchener will go towards filling our school with new and diverse books. Help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 by donating online or in-store today!

From September 25th to October 2nd, The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation will be doubling every dollar donated to our school in-store at Fairway Road and online https://indigoloveofreadingfoundation.givecloud.co/fundraisers/monsignor-haller-catholic-elementary-school-kitchener-ontario! That means, for every dollar raised during this period, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation will donate $2 to our school!  Thank you for your support!

By |2022-09-25T21:25:02-04:00September 25th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Indigo Chapters #AdoptaSchool fundraiser

Terry Fox School Walk/Run ~ October 4th

Monsignor Haller is proud to be participating in the Terry Fox School Walk/Run Tuesday, October 4th. Please join our school community and continue Terry’s legacy by donating on our school’s cash online or our school’s fundraising link below. Monsignor Haller School Fundraising Link: https://schools.terryfox.ca/14467

The Terry Fox Foundation has a great reputation with 79 cents of every dollar going directly to cancer research. Thank you for joining us in the fight against cancer.

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Junior Choir at Blessed Sacrament Parish

                     Junior Choir 

                                 at

           Blessed Sacrament Church 

for any interested students in grades 4-8. (Or older siblings up to grade 12).

The choir sings on the last Sunday of the month at 10:00 mass from October until June as well as Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday.

Rehearsals are every  Wednesday from 6-7pm at the church

Come out and sing with students from other schools. If interested or any questions please contact Mrs. Smith at

or come out to our first rehearsal this Wednesday, September 28.

By |2022-09-22T13:05:41-04:00September 22nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Junior Choir at Blessed Sacrament Parish

Reminder: School Open House / Meet the Teacher Event

We are excited to host our Haller Hawk students and parents / guardians today from 5:00-6:30 pm. Please join us for a meet and greet with your child(ren)’s teacher and see their learning space. We ask that all families enter through the front door of the school and proceed to your child(ren)’s classroom(s).  Students are reminded to remain with their grown-ups during this event. Students should not attend the open house without their parent(s) or guardian(s).

See you soon!

By |2022-09-21T14:39:32-04:00September 21st, 2022|News|Comments Off on Reminder: School Open House / Meet the Teacher Event

Important Message from Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region

Important Message from Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region

Dear Parents and Families,

 

We want to share an important update about school buses. Due to the ongoing bus driver shortage and lingering impacts of the public board’s cyber attack on our shared bus planning software, some routes will need to be temporarily cancelled.

 

Most bus routes are operating normally. However, some routes are experiencing more frequent and prolonged delays (30 minutes or greater).

 

This temporary measure will be effective Monday, September 19, 2022 and will continue until Christmas, at which time our need for cancellations will be reviewed.

 

We understand the significant impact this decision will have on our students and their families and caregivers. Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) does this only as a last resort. We hope that this proactive message will allow families and caregivers to better prepare for and react to the cancellation of bus routes.

 

Please note that delays have not been caused by our current bus drivers.  When they are late, it is because they are trying to support students on bus routes that have no driver, with the best of intentions.  They do not have to do this.  They are trying to help.  Please be kind to them!

 

What Happens If A School Bus Route is Cancelled?

 

Effective September 19, 2022

 

A school bus route will be cancelled when the driver shortage causes a route to be late by more than 30 minutes consistently. Affected students and families will be informed immediately of the cancellation period.  Cancellations are done on a week to week basis.

 

Supporting Student Learning

 

If a school bus route is cancelled, families are responsible for transporting their children to and from school each day.

 

Where this is not possible, students should access asynchronous learning materials posted by their classroom teacher on their Learning Management System (LMS), either D2L or Google Classroom. Additional activities can be found here: https://bit.ly/WCDSBIW.

 

Families should contact their school to let them know if they are unable to get to school.  The school can also help families to sign out a Chromebook if necessary.

 

Stay Informed

 

Families will be informed the day prior to any cancellation. Cancellations will be posted on the STSWR website with an expected return date.
The Bus Delays page will be updated with cancellation information each afternoon by 4:30 PM.

 

Questions?

 

Please contact Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR).

 

By |2022-09-15T16:38:00-04:00September 15th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Important Message from Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region
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