Gator Gab – Week at a Glance – Week #35
May 18 – 22, 2020
REMINDER: OLOG Introducing School Messenger Communicate
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is about to launch a new automated broadcast system that will improve communication between home and school. The system uses telephone and email to notify parents and staff of important events and emergency school information. The system we are using is called School Messenger Communicate, it will be used to augment and not replace other communication methods currently in place (such as our school newsletters).
Over the course of the school year, we will be calling using this new automated system to keep you informed about significant events at Our Lady of Grace in a timely manner. This system can also be used to inform parents about important school events, dates, information items and any emergency situations that may occur.
Please rest assured that your personal information and contact numbers will be strictly secure and you will not receive any unauthorized messages.
If you have caller ID, it will display WCDSB or the school’s phone number.
Have You Found Your HAPPY PLACE?
Our Gator Staff is OPTIMISTIC – Taking time to be HAPPY and develop our Umbrella Skill for May – OPTIMISM, Staying Positive and Choosing to be Happy!
This month we are taking on a skill that will help us look on the bright side, even when winter oversteps its seasonal timelines. That skill is “Realistic Optimism” and we can sure use lots of OPTIMISM in the world right now!
How will realistic optimism help my child? We often hear sayings about looking on the bright side of life. Turns out that looking on the bright side can actually improve your child’s mental and physical health. Mix that with helping them have a realistic look at the obstacles they may face, and you have a strategy for success.
Our Staff Team is super Optimistic and we miss our Gator Students BIG TIME!
And when we meet each week and think of them, we smile and are truly HAPPY knowing that one day soon, we will be together!
Some positive and Happy Energy is coming your way very soon! Stay tuned! And BE HAPPY!
Our Gators are Connected ON-LINE with their Teachers!
Week #7 of Phase 2, Teacher-led Learning at Home – We are here for you!
So keep doing your part and “Stay Connected” with your Teacher each Week!
Our AWESOME Gator Staff Team is doing all we can to make Teacher-led Learning work for our students!
It is very important that our students check in with their teachers online via their Google Classroom or D2L Sites!
Please communicate with your teacher if you are experiencing any difficulties and we will do our best to help you out. Alternatively, call the school office at 519-745-3961 … as we will be retrieving all messages throughout the week.
A BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful TEACHERS, PARENTS and STUDENTS as we work together! We are stronger together and will get through this and continue our learning and strong sense of classroom and school community!
Below is just a sample of some great learning happening at HOME during last week – Keep up the Great Work Gators!
Our Gr. 6 students accept the air plane challenge and develop designs that demonstrate various flight properties and greater flight success – Can we design and build it? Yes, we can!
One of our wonderful Primary students demonstrates her ability to show analogue time – very cool!
Mrs. Weinstein’s Virtual and Interactive Classroom is great FUN for her students while they participate in Distance Online Learning – Potatoes and Gravy visit too!
The students in Gr. 3 filled Mr. Dinner’s Bucket with some very kind words – thanks Gators!
Our wonderful Gr.5/6 students write letters of thanks to front line health care workers (#ourheroeswearscrubs) and a Paramedic takes the time to write them back – so grateful and so very cool!
LOOKING AHEAD BEYOND THIS WEEK
NOTE re COVID-19: ALL Dates may need to be cancelled or amended depending on Covid-19 Updates from Waterloo Region Public Health and WCDSB
- June 12 – National Aboriginal Day Assembly – Gym
- June 18 – Closing Mass
- June 22 – Graduation Mass
- June 23 – Report Cards go home today
- June 24 – Grade 8 Graduation
- June 26 – Last Day of School – regular dismissal