Good morning Hawks,

Principal’s Message:

Do your kiddos need a screen break from time to time from remote learning?   We do too!

In light of the extension of at home learning, we will be moving to a ‘virtual’ event for Winter Walk to School Day.  Students and staff are asked to walk around the block, march on the spot or from room to room in their homes, or participate in any fitness movement on February 10th. We encourage families to tweet out their walk day photos and tag #WWDWR2021

#WinterWalkDay is the perfect opportunity for students to get outside and enjoy their journey to school. Walk to and from school improves physical and mental health, creates a healthier environment, safer streets, and opportunities to talk with friends! This year, we are holding an online event due to Covid restrictions. Once a student registers, they are entered into a draw for a $20 Indigo gift card.  Our school has been registered and participating schools can be entered to win a scooter rack.  Good luck everyone!

Students can register Here

 

School News:

I would like to take a moment to wish Monsieur Aljassem luck as he pursues a French assignment in the secondary panel.  Monsieur’s last day with the Hawks is Feb. 2.  Wishing you luck Monsieur!  

Human Resources is conducting the hiring process to replace Monsieur until Mme Bester returns from her parental leave in May.  Filling positions has been a challenge board wide and I am hopeful students will receive French in the interim until Mme returns.

 

Report Cards:

Term One report cards will be sent home or mailed out on February 19th.  Students are aware that the assessment and evidence of learning collected and documented during this remote learning time will be reported on in this report card.  Students are encouraged to complete any outstanding assignments, hand in their best work and utilize the asynchronous time that teachers are available every day for review and help.  

 

Grade 9 Registration:

Calling all Grade 8’s!  Can you believe you are moving on soon to high school?  The timelines will be communicated by St. Mary’s and then to us at Monsignor Haller.  Currently, your classroom teacher will be beginning the process for your course selections so they may be submitted to St. Mary’s in February.  

In March, there will be a meeting with the principals and teachers at our school and St. Mary’s to make sure everyone’s information has been collected and received.  Other information such as HeadStart, Uniforms, and Transportation will all come through the classroom teacher and newswire.  Please be sure to read the notices as they come through.   

 

Year 1 / Junior Kindergarten Information:

Kindergarten registration for the 2021 – 2022 school year is happening now!  Please email Mrs. Neves or register online at https://haller.wcdsb.ca/

Children born in 2017 are eligible for JK/Year 1 Kindergarten.

Children born in 2016 are eligible for SK/Year 2 Kindergarten

 

Switching Learning Platforms:

The date for the Term 2 survey has been postponed due to remote learning.  Please see the link for future updates:

https://stisidore.wcdsb.ca/switching-learning-environments/

 

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Wednesday, February 10th – Winter WALK to SCHOOL / active in your own homes!

Monday, February 15th – FAMILY DAY – No School

Wednesday, February 17th – Ash Wednesday

Friday, February 19th – Term 1 Reports go home * new date

Wednesday, February 24th – School Wide Examination of Conscience

Monday, March 15th – March Break Begins

Friday, April 2nd – Good Friday

Monday, April 5th – Easter Monday

Monday, May 24th – Victoria Day Holiday

Friday, June 4th – PD Day – no school

Monday, June 28th – Term 2 Reports go home

Wednesday, June 30th – Last day of school

 

Parish Updates:

When the parish re-opens, they will have a registration package ready for each of the Sacraments (grade 2’s and grade 7’s).  Registration will help the parish understand how many dates we will need for each school’s celebrations.

Please be sure to watch for announcements on Newswire, your child’s Google Classroom and the Parish website..  Timelines will be approximately February 10th – March 1 for registration. 

 

WCDSB Updates:

French Immersion:

The lottery for students starting Grade 1 French Immersion in September 2021 is open until January 31, 2021. Visit the WCDSB website for more information. French as a Second Language (wcdsb.ca)

Visit www.wcdsb.ca for the most updated information.

 

Stay Safe Hawks!

The Staff at Monsignor Haller