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.