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November Information for Parents

October 30, 2020

It is hard to believe the end of October is upon us!  We hope that our students and our families have continued to keep well as we prepare for Halloween.  Please take note of the following information from our school:

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Students are invited to wear a costume to school or to dress in orange or black. Non-medical face masks (including full costume face masks) are not recommended .  Masks will still be required for our students in grades 4 to 8.  No capes please and please no costumes that depict violence or would be in violation of our school dress code.  Many thanks to our CSCC who have provided treats for all students and who are sponsoring a school-wide Halloween bingo activity - merci!

No School For Students
There will be no school November 2nd (staff retreat day), 6th (TPD), 11th (Remembrance Day) or 27th (Day-in-lieu for teachers- conferences).

Portfolio Sharing and Goal Setting Conferences
Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID 19, École St. Angela Merici  will be using Microsoft Teams to conduct the Portfolio Sharing/Goal Setting Conferences from 3:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. November 25th and 26th.
Please schedule your conference in the Conference Manager  and have access to an internet-enabled device that is suitable for video conferencing. You will receive an email which will be used to initiate the conference at your designated time. In case of technical difficulties, please add your phone number in the Comments Field of the booking form. More information regarding Conferences may be found here.

 Spirit Wear:

Griffons spirit wear is now on sale!  Orders must be submitted and paid for online and will be delivered in time for Christmas.  Check out our new hoodies, t-shirts, sweatpants, hats and toques!  Deadline to order is November 20th; please use the following link to access our online store:

https://stangelaclothingstore.orderpromos.com/

Poppies:
Our school will be providing students with poppies in recognition of Remembrance Day; they will receive these poppies the week of November 9th.  If you would like to send in a donation, we will forward it to the Legion on behalf of our school community.  Donations may be sent in with your child between now and November 10th; thank-you in advance for your support!

Hot Lunch November 20th: Popeye's:
We would like to thank our families for your hot lunch orders!  The deadline to order for our next hot lunch is Friday, November 13th.  Please order and submit payment online at healthyhunger.ca

Food Drive November 16th-20th:
As part of the work with the Grade 2 curriculum which deals with nutrition and food sources, Mme Zwarych will be heading up a food drive at École St. Angela Merici.  Due to COVID-19 we will simply be collecting the food, not boxing or sorting it.  This initiative is a wonderful opportunity for our families to help the Food Bank stock their shelves before the holiday season begins.  Please watch for further details from your child's classroom teacher. The list of Top 10 Food Bank items may be found on our website.

CSCC Thirty-one Fundraiser:
Our CSCC continues to support our teachers and student learning at our school, and are currently running a fundraiser to begin an account for the eventual replacement of our K-2 play structure.  Your participation in this fundraiser is appreciated; orders close on November 9th.  Thanks to all families who have purchased items so far!  For those families still wishing to place an order you can do so by accessing the following link.