December 10, 2020 Weekly Principal’s Memo

Please take note of the following important information…

  • Friday, December 11
    • Titans Annual Advent Food Drive ends
      • Thank you once again to those families who have made generous contributions to this mission outreach program.
  • Sunday, December 13
    • Third Sunday of Advent
  • Monday, December 14
    • Student Council’s Christmas Colours Day
      • Students are welcome to come to school in their favourite Christmas Colours.
      • Please bring a loonie to support the Grade 7 Graduation
  • Tuesday, December 15
    • Last day for Kindergarten 2021 Applications
    • Santa Photos Distributed
    • Grade 7 Christmas Movie Premiere Night at 7:00pm for Grade 7 Students only
      • Grade 7 Students: Please refer to Mr. DeFazio’s Memo for details
  • Wednesday, December 16
    • Hot Lunch (Pizza)
    • Christmas Movie Premiere Night for Pub Night 2020 live auction winners at home
      • These families have received a memo from school administration with details.
  • Thursday, December 17
    • Christmas Movie Premiere Night for all school families
      • The link to view the Christmas Movie will be sent to all families via email and will be active from 6:00pm – 10:00pm.
      • After 10:00pm, the link will no longer be active due to privacy concerns. We kindly ask that this link is not forwarded to others in the community.
  • Friday, December 18
    • Christmas festivities in each classroom cohort throughout the morning
    • Paraliturgy at 9:15am
    • Christmas Movie DVDs sent home with students for those who have purchased them
    • Last Day of School before Christmas Break
      • Please take note of the following staggered dismissal times…
        • Kindergarten & Grade 1: 11:45am
        • Grade 2 & 3: 11:50am
        • Grade 4 & 5: 11:55am
        • Grade 6 & 7: 12:00pm
  • December 19 – January 3
    • Christmas Break
  • Monday, January 4, 2021
    • School re-opens at 8:50am
    • Option 4 re-entry for in-class learning for those families who have contacted administration.
    • Lunch time practices for Roman Catholic Challenge over Zoom.
    • Please refer to the basketball schedule issued on this date for practices going forward.
  • Wednesday, January 6
    • Hot Lunch (Pizza)
    • Student Council Pyjama Day
      • Students are welcome to come to school dressed in their pyjamas or comfortable clothing on this day.
      • Please bring a loonie to support Catholic Charities.

*This year, the PEC and I would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your generous support of our school fundraisers. As a token of that gratitude, and in light of the current COVID-19 regulations, we are informing all of our parent community that your fundraising hour expectation of 10 hours per year will be reduced to 5 hours for the 2020/21 school year. Details of our February Pub Night Silent Auction Fundraiser from Friday, February 5 – Wednesday, February 10 will be forthcoming.

*With the onset of winter weather conditions, just a friendly reminder to ensure your children are coming to school dressed appropriately for the weather (ie. jackets, gloves, etc).

*In anticipation of poor weather outside during the season, we ask you to proceed with due care and attention when entering and exiting our parking lot at all times.

*Our sincere gratitude goes out to our families at Holy Cross School for continuing to follow the protocols laid out in our 2020 Health & Safety Plan. We continue to advise families of our school community to continue to err on the side of caution when deciding to send your children to school. In light of the most current press release from Dr. Bonnie Henry, I continue to commend our school community for their responsible cooperation with our Health & Safety Guidelines and I strongly urge our parents to continue with their diligence in this area. As a group, I believe we can continue to manage COVID-19 issues at the school level, but it is critical as our Provincial Health Officer regularly mentions that these guidelines are followed outside of the school as well. Thus far, your discretion and judgement has been outstanding and it has helped to maintain a safe school environment for all of us.

Wishing you God’s blessings during the Advent Season,

Mr. Dino Alberti