February 4, 2021 Weekly Principal’s Memo

Good evening Everyone,

Please take note of the following important information…

  • Friday, February 5 – Wednesday, February 10
    • Please refer to the Basketball skill development sessions schedule sent home for sessions during this week.
  • Monday, February 8 – Friday, February 12
    • Catholic Schools Week
  • Tuesday, February 9
    • Valentine’s Colours Day
      • Please bring a loonie in support of CISVA Catholic Charities, if you wish to enter the lucky prize draw
  • Wednesday, February 10
    • Hot Lunch (Pizza)
  • Thursday, February 11
    • Virtual Catholic Educators Conference (No Classes)
  • Friday, February 12
    • CISVA Professional Development Day (No Classes)
  • Monday, February 15
    • Family Day Holiday (No Classes)
  • Tuesday, February 16
    • FSAs begin for Grades 4 & 7 (to March 12)
  • Wednesday, February 17
    • Ash Wednesday (Paraliturgies)
  • Thursday, February 18
    • Hot Lunch (Pizza)
      • Please note that Hot Lunch takes place on Thursday this week due to Ash Wednesday
  • Friday, February 19
    • 100’s Day Activities (K, Gr. 1 & Gr. 2)
  • Friday, February 19 – Tuesday, February 23
    • Pub Night Virtual Auction & Variety Show
      • Please check your email on Monday for a Pub Night Update.
  • Wednesday, March 10
    • AGM & Registration Packages go out
      • Format to be announced
      • Deadline for registration packages to be returned will be March 12th & 13th (times to be announced)

Holy Cross Pub Night 2021 News

  • This year’s Pub Night will be in the new format of a virtual silent auction and raffle accompanied by a special variety style show running over the dates of February 19 – 23. We invite all interest and donations to be forwarded to amberchirico@gmail.com and we look forward to having your virtual attendance at this event.
Other Information
*With the onset of winter weather conditions, please take notice of the following procedures if school closures become necessary:

  • Step One: Check the Holy Cross School website
  • Step Two: Look in your emails for a Parent Notification
  • Step Three: Listen to CKNW 980AM
  • Step Four: Wait for a call from your phoning parent

*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 err on the side of caution when deciding to send your children to school. We strongly recommend you keep your child at home if they are sick or if they present any symptoms listed on the COVID-19 checklist. In light of the press conference held today by Dr. Bonnie Henry, we are very pleased with how well our school has been able to conform with the guidelines as laid out in the BCCDC Health & Safety Checklist. We have gone through the lengthy documentation sent out today and will make some minor adjustments in our school’s Health & Safety Plan going forward. 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.A sincere thank you for your continued support as we navigate through the daily challenges of COVID-19,

Mr. Dino Alberti