November 6, 2020 Weekly Principal’s Memo

Good morning Everyone,

Please take note of the following important information…

  • Friday, November 6 – Tuesday, November 10
    • Poppies will be distributed at the school by donation.
  • Friday, November 6
    • Oktoberfest Prize Draw
      • Winners will be drawn by Father Thomas (Assistant Pastor) and Roberto Turrin (PEC Chair) at approximately 11:00am and winners will be contacted directly after the draw via phone and the school community will be informed via email. We kindly ask winners to pick up their prizes by 3:15pm on Friday, November 6 or at the latest 3:15pm on Monday, November 9.
      • A heartfelt thank you to our parent community for their generosity and support of our school programs. We would also like to express our gratitude to Mrs. R. Dente, Mrs. A. Auld, Mrs. K. Hoemberg, Mrs. T. DiLullo, and Mrs. A. Percy for their hard work in the organization of this raffle. This year, over $10,000 was raised for our students and this will be divided equally amongst the 8 classes and directed towards the activity workbook fund.
  • Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13
    • Please refer to the schedules issued by your coaches for practice and game schedules this week for Boys Volleyball.
  • Monday, November 9
    • Deadline for 1 week notice for re-entry on Nov. 16 for Option 4 students.
    • Deadline for returning form for siblings entering Kindergarten in September 2021
    • Notice regarding Parent Teacher Telephone Interviews going home, to be returned by November 16 (these phone interviews will take place on December 1)
  • Tuesday, November 10
    • Early Dismissal
      • 11:50am – Kindergaten & Grade 1
      • 11:55am – Grade 2 & Grade 3
      • 12:00 – Grade 4 & Grade 5
      • 12:05pm – Grade 6 & Grade 7
    • Photo Retake Day for those who require photo retakes or those who were absent on the original photo day.
      • Retakes will only be given to students who returned their image card form.
      • Students are expected to be in full uniform on this day.
    • Remembrance Day Virtual Assembly in all classes at 11:00am.
    • Grade 7 Camp begins at 3:30pm and ends at 5pm on November 11.
  • Wednesday, November 11
    • Remembrance Day (No Classes)
  • Thursday, November 12
    • Grade 1 Class Mass only for Grade 1 Students and Teachers at 9:15am. Due to COVID-19 regulations, Parents and Guests are not permitted.
    • No School for Grade 7s
  • Friday, November 13
    • In class field trip for Grades 4 & 5 (Political Cartoonist Workshop).
  • Monday, November 16
    • Re-entry for Option 4 students with one week notice given.
    • Deadline for returning Parent Teacher Telephone Interview form.
  • Friday, November 20
    • Professional Development Day (No Classes)

*In anticipation of poor weather outside during the season, please consider the following when collecting your child/children at dismissal:
If you are arriving after 2:40pm, please drive directly into the parking stalls instead of reversing in, as unfortunately we are noticing that cars are still backing in after this time are creating a traffic jam as well as a safety hazard for primary students who are being dismissed at this time. If you will recall, this measure was in place last year and is being reinstated this year to further ensure the safety of our students. The wait time for you to reverse out will be relatively short. Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

*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. Thus far, your discretion and judgement has been outstanding and it has helped to maintain a safe school environment for all of us.

Thank you for your overwhelming support,

Mr. Dino Alberti