October 8, 2020 Weekly Principal’s Memo

Good afternoon Everyone,

I would like to start off by thanking everyone for their generous support of our Annual Holy Cross Walkathon. As of this afternoon, an all-time record total of over $45,000.00 has been pledged and we look forward to our Walkathon tomorrow with great anticipation and excitement. We would like to thank the members of our Walkathon Committee (Mrs. Sorace, Mrs. Folino, Mrs. Barichello, Mrs. Chirico, and all of the parent volunteers) for going over and above expectations in making this year’s Walkathon a great success.

Please take note of the following important information…

  • Friday, October 9
    • Titans Annual Walk-a-thon
      • The sign-up and check-in table for duties will be outside of the Gym.
      • McDonalds lunch will be provided courtesy of the Hot Lunch Program (McDonalds Hamburger, Lays Chips, and a drink) for all students.
      • No TAC on this day
      • Please note that this is a rain or shine event and students are to dress appropriately in comfortable clothing for the weather.
      • Please pay attention to the following dismissal times…
        • Kindergarten & Grade 1 – 12:15pm
        • Grade 2/3 – 12:20pm
        • Grade 4/5 – 12:25pm
        • Grade 6/7 – 12:30pm
  • Monday, October 12
    • Thanksgiving (No Classes)
  • Tuesday, October 13-16
    • Tennis Programming with Marcus Anderson during P.E. Classes.
  • Tuesday, October 13
    • First day for re-entry for students who were in Option 4 – Temporary Transition.
  • Wednesday, October 14
    • Hot Lunch (Pizza)
    • Senior Boys Soccer Game at Burnaby Lake #4 at 3:05pm – 4:00pm. Parents drivers will be needed and students will be leaving at 2:40pm
  • Thursday, October 15
    • Grade 5 Class Mass only for Grade 5 Students and Teachers at 9:15am. Due to COVID-19 regulations, Parents and Guests are not permitted.
    • Enhancement Fee Checks are being deposited.
  • Friday, October 16
    • All Walkathon Pledge Sheets and Money Collection deadline (please submit one cheque per child payable to Holy Cross Parish).
  • Monday, October 19
    • Practices for Roman Catholic Challenge begins (refer to the memo from Miss Francis).
    • Grade 4-7 Study Skills in the Library begins with Mrs. Ferrara and Miss Ferrara. Sessions will go from 3:05-3:50pm.
  • Monday, October 26
    • Walkathon Prize Virtual Assembly from 9:05-10:30am.
  • Thursday, October 29
    • Celebrating National Library Month
      • Students who are in their public library summer reading programs are encouraged to wear their medals on this day.
      • If you have not yet picked up your medal, please stop by the public library that you were enrolled in to receive one.
  • 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. More details forthcoming.

With the upcoming Provincial Election on October 24, we kindly ask that you review all Representative Parties’ positions on the support of funding for Independent Schools.

A special thank you goes out to Mr. Largan, Mr. Manetta, Mr. Gaspar, Mr. Ciolfitto, and Mr. Repole for their hard work and effort in completing the long jump pit maintenance project on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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 always 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.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving,

Mr. Dino Alberti