Good morning Hawks,

Stay dry today everyone!  If you are a walker or a driver, please come as close to the 8:50 bell as possible to reduce the number of students in the hallways etc if this rain continues.

Next week of the most Holy Week in the Catholic Church.  Our 40 days of Lent will come to a close as we relive the Passion Story and celebrate as a school the Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday.  I would like to thank Mrs. Mikuljan and Miss Stevens for leading our school through the stations of the cross with their students.  This has been a powerful liturgy in the past and we know they will do a beautiful job virtually.

Lent is a beautiful way to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us and prepare us for the Easter season.  It is a time for us all to look beyond what we want or need, and to find ways to meet the needs of others, like Jesus did. Our Almsgiving initiative this year is in support of the homeless and more specifically A Better Tent City.  Thank you to the families who have donated toonies (or any donation – thank you!) this week.  We will be collecting until next Thursday.

 

School News:

Have you signed up for the WELLNESS CHALLENGE yet?

Let’s beat those end of winter blahs and get MOVING!

Check out the details and flyer attached with the rules and challenges:  Spring Wellness Challenge MH March 22

Register your child (and your family too!!) to enter the CHALLENGE.  It begins April 1st until April 30th and we hope everyone participates!!

Staff are playing too! And…so are the students and staff from St. Kateri, St. Timothy and Blessed Sacrament!  That’s right, we challenged their students and staff to join in!

There. Are. WEEKLY. PRIZES and WELLNESS too to be won from this challenge!!  

What are you waiting for?  SIGN UP TODAY!  

Fill out the google form at the bottom of the flyer (link above) or call the office to register.  When you register, your name is entered into the weekly draws!

Let’s KICK OFF spring on the right foot and GET MOVING!

  

Upcoming Important Dates: 

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

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:

Sacramental Dates:

First Reconciliation is Thursday April 15th at 7:00pm at Blessed Sacrament Church

First Holy Communion is Saturday June 5th at 1:00pm

Confirmation is Saturday June 5th at 3:00pm

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

 

WCDSB Updates:

Free for WCDSB families!! 

Attend a FUN Family Activity session and be entered to receive a $75 restaurant gift card. Details here:  Family Activities 2021

 

 

Stay Safe Hawks!

The Staff at Monsignor Haller