May 13, 2021 Weekly Principal’s Memo

Please take note of the following important information…

  • Friday, May 14
    • Favourite Hat Day
      • As part of spirit building for our spring raffle, students are welcome to come to school in their favourite hat or ball cap on this date. Please note that Spring Uniform is still in effect and students are welcome to bring in a loonie if they wish to be included in the lucky prize draw.
    • Spring Raffle Incentive Draw
      • Any sold raffle tickets and payment should be returned this morning if you wish to be part of the incentive draw. Incentive Draws will also take place the next two subsequent Fridays.
  • Monday, May 17 – Thursday, May 20
    • Gr. 3-7 Boys & Girls Track & Field with modified training activities within educational cohorts (please refer to Track & Field memo for schedule)
  • Tuesday, May 18
    • High Touch, High Tech (Gr. 3, 4, and 6)
  • Wednesday, May 19
    • Hot Lunch (Pizza)
  • Thursday, May 20
    • Jean Up Day
      • Students are invited to donate a loonie to Children’s Hospital on this date
    • Crowning of Mary in the morning for students only
      • Each class will participate in an outdoor activity honouring Mary and students are asked to bring in a simple flower on this morning.
  • Friday, May 21
    • Half Day Pro-D – Staggered Dismissal
      • Kindergarten & Grade 1: 11:50am
      • Grade 2 & 3: 11:55am
      • Grade 4 & 5: 12:00pm
      • Grade 6 & 7:  12:05pm
    • No TAC on this date
    • Wear Your Funky Socks Day
      • As part of spirit building for our spring raffle, students are welcome to come to school wearing funky socks on this date. Please note that Spring Uniform is still in effect and students are welcome to bring in a loonie if they wish to be included in the lucky prize draw.
  • Monday, May 24
    • Victoria Day (No School)
  • Tuesday, May 25
    • Spring Raffle Monies and Booklets are due
  • Wednesday, May 26
    • Intermediate Talent Show
      • Please refer to the memo sent out from Ms. Ranallo yesterday.
  • Thursday, May 27
    • Primary Talent Show
      • Please refer to the memo sent out from Ms. Ranallo yesterday.

Other Information

*It appears that we’ve corrected the trend with the current Covid-19 cases in the North Burnaby community and things have been a lot more positive this week. I truly believe this is a result of more families adhering to the most recent guidelines issued by our health authorities and I am extremely grateful for this.

*In order to provide a safe learning environment for your children, we kindly remind you that indoor play dates and activities outside of your normal bubble are not advisable as stated numerous times by our Provincial Health Officer. We thank you in advance for your due diligence in this area.

*A kind reminder to all of our families (particularly on days of good weather) that our students should be picked up and brought to the cars as soon as possible in an effort to ensure minimal social gathering and proper social distancing at pick-up times. A very special thank you to all the parents and grandparents who are wearing masks during the pick-up times. Your cooperation is much appreciated.

*As of Wednesday, March 31, the School was advised by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and our Superintendent’s Office that masks for Students in Grades 4-12 are expected to be worn indoors at school. Kindergarten – Grade 3 Students are encouraged to wear masks but are not expected at this point in time. Please understand that these are ministerial orders and compliance is an expectation. If your child has a medical reason to not wear their masks, please send a note in to your child’s teacher.

*Our sincere gratitude continues to go 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. Please pay particular attention to the updated “Daily Health Check” posted on the school website.  We strongly recommend that you keep your child at home if they are sick.   If anyone in your family is presenting symptoms of the virus, it is important to get tested and that family members stay home until they are cleared to return.  As stated in numerous past memos, it is better to err on the side of caution.

*Kindly note that Holy Cross School must adhere to strict guidelines from Fraser Health and the Provincial Health Authority in regards to any COVID-19 related issues (re. notifications for exposures, isolations, clearance to return to school, privacy matters, etc…).

*I continue to extend my sincerest gratitude to the Staff of Holy Cross School for doing their utmost in managing Covid issues on a daily basis.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Mr. Dino Alberti
Principal

2021-05-13T16:17:22-08:00