October 29, 2020 Weekly Principal’s Memo

Please take note of the following important information…

  • Friday, October 30
    • Halloween Activities Day
      • Students are encouraged to come in appropriate costumes on this date. Please refrain from costumes associated with violence, weaponry, blood, and gore. In an effort to ensure student safety, students are asked to refrain from wearing full face halloween masks.
      • Please note that classes have been scheduled to view a Haunted House video that the Grade 7 Students have developed. There will be a version for Primary Grades and a version for Intermediate Grades.
        • Students are asked to make a small donation of a Loonie/Toonie to the Holy Childhood Mission Society on this day. Each child will be receiving a small treat on this day as a token of our gratitude for their support of Holy Childhood.
        • Mr. Alberti will be visiting classes throughout the day to talk about Halloween safety.
  • Sunday, November 1
    • All Saints Day
    • Please turn your clocks back one hour.
  • Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6
    • Please refer to the schedules issued by your coaches for practice and game schedules this week.
  • Monday, November 2 – Tuesday, November 10
    • Poppies will be distributed at the school by donation.
  • Monday, November 2
    • All Souls Day
    • Important form for Kindergarten Siblings will be going home. Please ensure that if you have a sibling entering Kindergarten in September 2021 that this form is submitted to the school office before November 9.
  • Tuesday, November 3
    • Deadline to return Oktoberfest Raffle ticket stubs and payment (sold and unsold).
      • A very special thank you to Mrs. Auld, Mrs. DiLullo, Mrs. Percy, Mrs. Dente, and Mrs. Hoemberg for their outstanding efforts in organizing this fundraising raffle.
      • Our sincere gratitude goes out to all the families who generously purchased tickets. All proceeds will go to our school’s workbook/activity fund. All monies will be distributed equally amongst all our classes.
  • Wednesday, November 4
    • Hot Lunch (Pizza)
    • Senior Boys Soccer Indoor Games in our Gym from 3:00-4:00pm. Parents can pick their children up at 4:00pm.
  • Thursday, November 5
    • Grade 2 Class Mass only for Grade 2 Students and Teachers at 9:15am. Due to COVID-19 regulations, Parents and Guests are not permitted.
  • Friday, November 6
    • Oktoberfest Prize Draw
      • Winner will be drawn by Father Chris at approximately 11:00am and winners will be notified by the end of the day.
  • Tuesday, November 10
    • Early Dismissal at Noon
    • 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.
  • Wednesday, November 11
    • Remembrance 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 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 continued generosity,

Mr. Dino Alberti