UPDATE: Week of January 25-29

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This week marks week four of Remote Learning.  We are so proud of how our Holy Name students have adapted to this new way of learning.  They continue to log onto their google classrooms successfully during synchronous learning times.  

There are a few events that are to take place this week:

Holy Name welcomes our Youth and Education Officer, Constable Greg, who will be visiting our grade 6 and 8 classes this week. Constable Greg has worked at the Community Safety Village, in  elementary schools since 2008,  and currently in the high schools. 

 Wednesday, January 27, it is Family Literacy Day and the theme this year is Travel the World Together. This year and every year since 1999, Family Literacy Day takes place to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging illiteracy as a family.  abclifeliteracy.ca Barbara Reid Tip Sheet, Activity Sheet, Activity Book, Bookmark

On Thursday, January 28, it is Bell Let’s Talk Day; an awareness campaign created by the Canadian telecommunications company, Bell Canada, in an effort to raise awareness and combat stigma surrounding mental illness in Canada. As well, on Thursday, we welcome Fr. John, our Eucharistic Minister, who will be leading us in a School Mass at 9:30am in celebration of the 2021 New Year and the Character Virtue of Unity.  

During this extended time at home, some of our families may find it challenging balancing work and their child’s education that is being delivered remotely. The YCDSB has links for all families to access on the YCDSB website focusing on mental health. These links contain useful information for families in need, as well as further resources they can access during this challenging time. We have included the links for your convenience. Parent Guide and Mental Health Tip Sheet @ycdsbNoticing The Mental Health of Your Child @ycdsb.