December 17, 2020 Weekly Principal’s Memo

Please take note of the following important information…

  • 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 resumes.
    • Please refer to the basketball schedule issued on this date for practices going forward.
    • Hot Lunch Orders for Term 2 Opens Online
      • Strict Deadline for return on January 15th
    • Gym Strip Sale after school outside of the front school entrance from 3:00-3:30pm
    • TAC Begins
  • Tuesday, January 5
    • Gym Strip Sale after school outside of the front school entrance from 3:00-3:30pm
  • 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.
  • Friday, January 8
    • Kindergarten interviews for new K families

*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. This year’s Pub Nite will assume the format of a virtual silent auction accompanied by a variety show and prize video. A memo will be forthcoming at the end of the week.

*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).

*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.

*In an effort to stay current with regular Ministry of Health & Safety Guidelines, we will hold off on sending home the January calendar until Monday, January 4.

Wishing you God’s blessings at Christmas and throughout the New Year,

Mr. Dino Alberti