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WE Day Trip – Bus Delay

Hi Hawks!

Mrs. Neves and Mrs. Gaiger had a wonderful time with our Social Justice Team in Toronto today at WE Day!

Please know that Mrs. Neves called to let us know the BUS has been DELAYED for pick up in Toronto.  Therefore there will be a delay in the pick up time at The Aud.  Mrs. Neves confirmed that parents may reach out to her via email for time updates at: Ashley.Neves@wcdsb.ca

 

 

 

 

By |2019-09-19T15:09:24-04:00September 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on WE Day Trip – Bus Delay

Emergency Practices Today

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Today, our students and staff participated in a Tornado Drill (am) and a  Lockdown Drill (pm) in the school.

Staff and students followed a prepared set of procedures that were explained over the announcements during the practice, so that each and every person knew to stay calm, knew where to go and what to do.  Children were repeatedly reminded that this was just a practice and staff coached even our littlest of students how to remain quiet and calm. Our Hawks conducted the drill with great success!

We practice a number of safety procedures, including lockdowns (2), fire drills (6) and tornado drills (2) throughout the year to familiarize students on how to stay safe in the event of a real emergency situation.  Take a moment tonight to discuss the emergency procedures with your son/daughter.

Please contact the office staff if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Tanya Hunter

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Get Your Cookie!

Nutrition for Learning is the charity of choice for our local Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign!

By |2019-09-13T09:23:04-04:00September 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Get Your Cookie!

Friday Flash…a look ahead!

School News:

Opening Mass

Our opening mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament on September 26th at 1:15pm. Please join us if you can!

 

PA Day – Sep. 20

Staff will be participating in a professional activity day on September 20th. The will be working on our School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement, as well as Assessment & Evaluation.  No school for students on this day.

 

Communication Guidelines for Parents & Staff

As partners with parents and guardians in the education of our students, the WCDSB’s school staffs, the senior team and the Board of Trustees are always interested in receiving information and feedback from the community.

It keeps us in touch with day-to-day life in our schools, and helps us anticipate and deal quickly and effectively with any questions or concerns you may have concerning your child’s education.

Since 1999, the school board has operated using a very straightforward, transparent and successful set of Communication Guidelines for Parents & Staff. These easy-to-follow steps are in place to help parents / guardians resolve questions or concerns quickly, right there at school, where the overwhelming majority of issues are resolved.

The guidelines are very simple:

  1. If you have a question or concern involving your child, you should always first speak directly to the child’s teacher.
  2. If the issue remains unresolved, you should next speak to the school Principal.
  3. If the issue continues to be unresolved, you should speak to the Superintendent of Learning for that school.

Our school is already off and running to a fantastic start!

We’re looking forward to a #WCDSBAwesome 2019-2020 school year — and we thank you sincerely for your ongoing support and cooperation as we continue being #HeartOfTheCommunity and #calledtobelong

 

School Advisory Council:

Council had our first ever Meet & Greet last evening.  Thank you to those who were able to attend!  If you are still interested in learning more about Council, please join us at our next meeting on October 1st at 6:00pm.

Upcoming Dates:

 Monday:   Bus Patrol Training 9:00am at Budd Park

Tuesday:  Spirit Day!  Wear blue, grey and white!

Wednesday: Junior Co-Ed Soccer Tournament (pm)

Thursday: WE Day

Friday: PD Day—no school for students

 

School Focus:

Check out this handy chart that shows how teachers assess student learning:

1 SEPT – Categories of Knowledge and Skills

 

By |2019-09-13T08:38:20-04:00September 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Monsignor Haller Craft & Market Show!

Once again, we are having a Craft & Market Show and are looking for SHOPPERS and volunteers (primarily to make a crockpot of chili to be dropped off and picked up for us to sell bowls to vendors and shoppers).

Please see the flyer attached and SHARE with friends & family and on your social media!

Fall Craft & Market 2019 August 2019

This year we will be hosting at St. Mary’s High School in their cafeteria (there is also a girl’s junior basketball tournament booked in their gym that weekend!).

So, please mark your calendars and support my fundraiser for the school!  It is booked for Oct. 26th from 9am-3pm

This year the money went toward landscaping the front garden to ensure it looked beautiful and welcoming for our children returning to school last week!

Thank you for your support…and maybe you will get a little early Christmas shopping done!  We have over 40+ vendors booked!

 

 

By |2019-09-11T09:40:48-04:00September 11th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Monsignor Haller Craft & Market Show!

Called to Belong

WCDSB “Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat Opportunity for Parents/Guardian

Our Board’s theme for this year is: Called to Belong!  The experience will be facilitated by Fr. Joseph de Viveiros, C.R., the Spiritual Animator for the Board.  Come and discover more about the spiritual journey upon which our staff and students have embarked.  All are welcome to come and learn and pray around the awesome mystery of God’s universal love!

You may join us at the location that is most convenient to you.  All retreats begin at 7:00 p.m. and are 2 hours in length. Please sign up at this link:

“Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat”. Light Refreshments will be served.

 

Cambridge – Wednesday September 25th –  St. Mary of the Visitation Parish (16 Cooper St, Cambridge, ON)

Waterloo –  Thursday September 26th – St. Michael Parish (80 University Ave W, Waterloo)

Kitchener – Wednesday October 9th – St. Anthony Daniel Parish (29 Midland Dr, Kitchener, ON)

Called to Belong

“All are one in Christ Jesus.” Gal. 3:28

 

 

By |2019-09-09T14:44:01-04:00September 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Called to Belong

Events this Week!

Good Morning Hawks,

We welcome families to the school on Tuesday September 10th from 5:00-6:30 for our Back to School Night!  Please feel free to visit and see your child’s classroom and meet their new teacher for the year!

Parents are also invited to check out School Advisory Council’s Meet & Greet on Thursday September 12 at 6pm to meet council members and learn a little bit about how you can make a difference – we welcome any commitment you are able to give us.  Here is more information about council:

Monsignor Haller School Council had a very rewarding 2018-2019 year.  We held 4 meetings in October, December, January and April and worked on various school related initiatives during the school year including school news and activity updates, fundraising, gardening & school improvement discussions and supporting student needs.

These meetings are open to everyone to encourage input from parents and other members of the school community to inform our discussions of the various issues considered. The purpose of the school council is to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents, through the active participation of parents. School councils are advisory organizations. A school council’s primary means of achieving its purpose is by making recommendations to the principal of the school and the school board. Boards and principals are responsible to consider recommendations made by each school council and advise the council (s) of the actions taken in response to the recommendations

Additional achievements of the school council as well as fund-raising activities were conducted and the proceeds were used to fund projects in accordance with school board policies. These fundraising activities have been communicated to the school community over the course of the year (School Newswire Announcements, Paper Information & Weekly Updates as applicable) and is summarized in the financial summary. A summary of financial activity related to school council’s administrative and minutes of meetings held and financial records are available for your information at the school office. We wish to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the many individuals who volunteered their time to contribute to the success of the school council last year.

Finally, we would like to invite all parents to join our council this school year and/or attend any of our meetings.  We welcome additional volunteers!

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Friday Flash…a look ahead!

Welcome Back Hawks!

 

School News:

Welcome Back to School Night!:

Please join us on Tuesday September 10th to meet the staff at Monsignor Haller!  Families are welcome to pop in for a visit between 5pm-6:30pm

 

School Parking Lot:

If you are new to Monsignor Haller:  please note the school parking lot is closed for drop offs and pick ups everyday.  The parking lot is for staff/school board employees only.

Families in the extended day program are welcome to use the parking lot before 8:15am and after 4:00pm.

Students in grades 1-8 may be dropped off along Shea Crescent in the designated parking zones to walk up the front path.  Students in JK/SK who are dropped in the kindie pen can park along Shea Cres. / Laurentian Dr. in the designated parking zones.

Bylaw comes regularly to ticket cars if you are parked in the bus loading zones or school parking lot, so be careful to read the signs.

 

School Advisory Council:

Hey Hawks!  We are looking for parents who would like to get involved in Haller school life!!  Council is made up of parents, staff members and the principal of the school who make decisions for learning and school engagement opportunities.

If you are interested, please come to our Meet & Greet Council night on Thursday September 12th at 6:30pm.  We will meet one another & explain a little bit about council.

If you cannot make the Meet & Greet, you are still welcome to come out to our following council meeting on Tuesday October 1st at 6:00pm.  Many hands make light work!

Opening Mass

Our opening mass of the year will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament (weather permitting) on September 26th at 1:15pm. Please join us if you can.

 

PA Day – Sep. 20, 2019

Staff will be participating in a professional activity day on September 20th. We will be working on our School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement, as well as Ministry Directed Development.  There is no school for students on this day.

 

School Handbook:

The agendas are coming!!  There was a delay on the company’s end across Ontario in completing the agenda orders.  However, please find below is the School Handbook to assist you in better understanding school policies.  We ask parents to review with your child(ren) and pay particular attention to the cell phone policy, attendance and the school code of conduct.

On page two there is a list of all the important dates for the school year for your home calendars!

The first week of school year was very successful and it was great to see all the smiling faces throughout the day. We look forward to working in collaboration with you to make this a positive year for all students.

UPDATED Premier Agenda Insert for MH 2019-2020

Communication Guidelines for Parents & Staff

As partners with parents and guardians in the education of our students, the WCDSB’s school staffs, the senior team and the Board of Trustees are always interested in receiving information and feedback from the community.

It keeps us in touch with day-to-day life in our schools, and helps us anticipate and deal quickly and effectively with any questions or concerns you may have concerning your child’s education.

Since 1999, the school board has operated using a very straightforward, transparent and extremely successful set of Communication Guidelines for Parents & Staff. These easy-to-follow steps are in place to help parents / guardians resolve questions or concerns quickly, right there at school, where the overwhelming majority of issues are resolved.

The guidelines are very simple:

  1. If you have a question or concern involving your child, you should always first speak directly to the child’s teacher.
  2. If the issue remains unresolved, you should next speak to the school Principal.
  3. If the issue continues to be unresolved, you should speak to the Superintendent of Learning for that school.

Our school is already off and running to a fantastic start!

 

Upcoming Dates:

Every Tuesday:  Spirit Day!  Wear blue, grey and white!

                                  Welcome Back to School Night! 5:00-6:30pm

Thursday: School Advisory Council Meet & Greet @ 6:30pm

 

By |2019-09-06T08:19:53-04:00September 6th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Friday Flash…a look ahead!