Good morning Hawks,

Principal’s Message:

As we move further into the month of March we look forward to the signs of spring and continuing our journey through the liturgical season of Lent.  Lent is a time of prayer and preparation for Easter, the holiest of the liturgical seasons. Students and families are encouraged to think about how they can prepare for this special time in our faith lives.

Get your boarding passes!  Next week, the Hawk’s nest will take off for a VIRTUAL TRIP AROUND THE WORLD every afternoon at 2:30pm.  Each day we will travel to a new destination complete with virtual tour, sightseeing, and of course, spiritwear!  Check our our itinerary here:

 

School News:

COVID Protocol Updates:

A kind reminder to send multiple clean masks each day as students wear them all day long, including during physical education class and at recess. This week, we distributed 1 NEW mask to every student. Feedback from the kids say they are easy to wear because of the adjustable straps and are also easy to breathe in!

These are 3-ply cloth masks. They are all black and look the same so please find a way to label your child’s mask when it arrives home!

Please continue to remind your child to remain in their classroom cohort at all times and refrain from removing masks, touching other people and their things.   Staff are frequently redirecting students who forget.  Completion of the School Screening Self-Assessment is mandatory for your child each day before they come to school.  Here is the link to the assessment tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

Book Fair:

Our school’s Book Fair is going online, so save the date! From MONDAY MARCH 15 – MONDAY MARCH 22, discover exciting new and bestselling titles from the comfort of your home.

Bonus: Every purchase supports our school and helps to keep kids reading! HERE’S THE LINK: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5157331

Campaign page for Virtual Bookfair

Our Virtual Book Fair Will Be Opening Soon at this link! Every purchase earns Book Fair Rewards that can be used for resources to support your school!

Orders are delivered right to your home!  virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca

Check out BOOK TRAILERS TOO at Book Fairs Toolkit | Resources (scholastic.ca)

 

School Fundraising!:  

We will continue to keep our FLIPGIVE open until June, so please use the FREE app when purchasing items online!

Download the FLIPGIVE app or visit www.flipgive.com/join and follow these steps:

  1. Join an existing team
  2. Enter our TEAM CODE QH4DTB and join our team!
  3. You will see our school logo and a goal set at $1,000.00 to start us off
  4. Click ‘Join This Team”
  5. Start shopping!

  

Upcoming Important Dates: 

SPIRIT Days!  Thank you to Miss O’Neill’s Grade 6/7 class who spearheaded the ideas!

March 25:           Mismatch Day (think: clashing colours, mixed patterns, backwards tee…)

April 8:                Mis-Matched Sock Day!

April 22:              Dressed to Impress: tuxedo tee, Canadian tuxedo, dress, pants…)

May 4:                 May the 4th be With You!

May 20:               Comfy, Cozy Day!

June 3:                Favourite T-Shirt Day!

June 17:                Creative Hair Day! (colourful bows, braids, straight, long, up, down…)

 

Friday, April 2nd – Good Friday

Monday, April 5th – Easter Monday

Monday, April 12th – Spring Break Begins

May 3-7 – Catholic Education Week – ‘Nurturing Hope’

Monday, May 24th – Victoria Day Holiday

Friday, June 4th – PD Day – no school

Monday, June 28th – Term 2 Reports go home

Tuesday, June 29th – Last day of school

 

Parish Updates:

Please call the Parish Office if you have any concerns or questions about mass times or sacraments  (519) 742-5061

 

WCDSB Updates:

Please find below the link to the 2021-2022 budget survey. The survey uses a tool called Thought Exchange to collect open ended thoughts/opinions on specific topics. There is also the ability to rate Thoughts of other participants. Participant names are not shown. This should take about 10 minutes or less to complete. This tool also has Google Translate available should stakeholders require a different language option.

There are 2 Thought Exchanges that you can participate in. You can choose to participate in one or both since they are not linked but are asking for feedback on 2 different questions.

 The survey will be open until March 26th, 2021. The survey results will be made available after they have been presented to the Board’s Budget Advisory Committee.

  1. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Please identify what you feel is the MOST important area for investment within the budget in order to achieve our priorities?

 https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#665456665/hub

  1. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Where do you think the Board could obtain savings or efficiencies?

 https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#774885485/hub

 The Board values input from stakeholders and your feedback helps ensure that budgets are aligned according to the Board, school and stakeholder needs. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to the survey.

 

Stay Safe Hawks!

The Staff at Monsignor Haller