May 20, 2021 Weekly Principal’s Memo

Please take note of the following important information…

  • Friday, May 21
    • Deadline for submission of the Talent Show Google Form for those interested in participating.
      • Please refer to the Talent Show electronic Notice sent out by Ms. Ranallo last week.
    • 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 with their Spring Uniform on this date.   Students are also encouraged to bring in a loonie if they wish to be included in the Lucky Prize Draw.
    • Spring Raffle Incentive Draw
      • Any fully sold raffle ticket booklets (along with payment) should be returned this morning if you wish to be part of  this week’s Incentive Draw.
  • Monday, May 24
    • Victoria Day (No School)
  • Tuesday, May 25 – Friday, May 28
    • Gr. 3-7 Boys & Girls Track & Field with modified training activities within educational cohorts (Please refer to Miss Campbell’s Track & Field memo that was sent home last week.)
  • Tuesday, May 25
    • Spring Raffle Monies and Booklets are due
  • Wednesday, May 26
    • Hot Lunch (pizza)
      • Due to the fact that there is no CISVA Track Meet this year, please note that Hot Lunch will take place on Wednesday as usual and not on Thursday as indicated on the original MunchaLunch schedule
    • Intermediate Talent Show during Music Classes
      • Please refer to the memo sent out from Ms. Ranallo.
  • Thursday, May 27
    • Primary Talent Show during Music Classes
      • Please refer to the memo sent out from Ms. Ranallo.
    • Kindergarten 2021/22 Virtual Orientation.  An email with the link will be sent out the day before (May 26).
    • Spring Raffle Bingo for Kindergarten and Grades 4, 5 & 7.  Students in these grades are asked to bring to school a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.
  • Friday, May 28
    • Spring Raffle Bingo for Grades 1, 2, 3, & 6.  Students in these grades are asked to bring to school a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.
    • Wear Your Favourite Holy Cross T-Shirt Day
      • As part of spirit building for our Spring Raffle, students are welcome to come to school wearing their favourite Holy Cross T-Shirt on this date. Please note that the rest of 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.
  • Saturday, May 29
    • Knights of Columbus Bike Drive in the parking lot (9:30am-3pm).  Contact the Parish for further details.
  • Monday, May 31
    • Spring Raffle Draw

Other Information
*If you are interested in future positions on Parent Fundraising Committees, the Parish Education Committee, or Parent Support Groups, please feel free to contact Mr. Alberti through the School Office.

*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 these past couple of weeks.   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.   As advised by Fraser Health, it is important to abide by travel restrictions as we head into a long weekend.

*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 Victoria Day long weekend,

Mr. Dino Alberti
Principal

 

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