June 4th

posted Jun 4, 2020, 4:12 PM by Teri Shurb   [ updated Jun 5, 2020, 11:02 AM ]


Hello Parents and Guardians

I hope all is well with you and your family. With recent events being brought to light in the news, we are reminded daily that we need to continue to reflect on our actions and ensure that we are treating all people without discrimination. Everyone at St. George Catholic School and the Ottawa Catholic School Board is committed to equity and inclusion. Individuals and communities impacted by racism are in our thoughts and prayers. We all stand in solidarity with those who experience racism and injustice. Let us pray together for justice and equality everywhere.


A few updates for you this week:

Here is the link to our latest Read Aloud I am Enough by Grace Byers. Feel free to visit our Bitmoji office to listen to the previous Read Alouds that we have shared. 


Have you ever Prayed in Colour? Ask your children about this activity. We are going to hold a virtual praying in colour session this Wednesday, June 10th at 1pm. You are all invited! Read more about it here!


Since the Blue Spruce Reading Club was cut short due to Covid, the Ontario Library Association has sent out this Blue Spruce Book Shelf with links to read alouds for all of their 2020 nominated books. The books are being read by the authors which is an added bonus. Here's the link:        Blue Spruce Book Shelf


Here are a few links to virtual camps as we wait to hear which camps will open this summer. 

https://www.ourkids.net/camp/virtual-programs  

https://www.camps.ca/autism-camps.php#listing-tab 

https://scsonline.ca/services/childrens-case-management/


We will be in touch soon with our plan for picking up students’ items. Thank you for your patience and for completing the form from our previous message. This has helped with our planning. 


We thanked our volunteers this week, those of you who have helped out often with various activities at the school. We can’t say thank you enough. It is through your commitment to volunteering your time to support our initiatives that we are able to continue with many additional activities. We hope to see you again next year! 


On that note, we are looking for someone to take on the role of our breakfast program coordinator next year. If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please contact Siobhan Stewart at siobhan-stewart@hotmail.com


Grade 6’s! Reminder of our virtual Leaving Ceremony that will take place on Friday June 19th at 1pm. We will share the link closer to the date. 

Please click on this link: A Message to Grade 6 parents whose child will be attending Notre Dame.


Reminder from School Council: Please send questions/inquiries about Pizza Refunds to the council email stgeorge.council@gmail.com  not the school email. Please read below for instructions:

Pizza refund or Donation to St George School Council

 

Dear parents and guardians,

 

We hope that you and your families are all staying well during these uncertain times.

We are writing regarding PIZZA refunds for the last session of the school year. We held off on sending this email out until we had certainty as to whether the remaining school year would be cancelled. Now, our goal is to refund your pizza balance money in the most efficient and hassle-free way as possible.

In calculating the amount of money to be refunded, please note that each slice is $2.20, and three pizza Fridays had occurred prior to the COVID school-closing. The cost of the pizza for these three Fridays will be taken off the total amount of money refunded back to you for this session.

We propose two options for your remaining pizza balance:

(1)   E-TRANSFER Refund-  If you choose this option, please let us know by Friday, June 5, 2020.  Note that there is a $1.50 charge applied by the bank for using e-transfer. We will minus the $1.50 charge from the total amount you are due to be refunded.  We will send your pizza refund balance to this email address, unless you indicate in your email (by June 5, 2020) that you would like the e-transfer to be made to another email address. If you require this refund back on an urgent basis or by a different mode, please let us know asap--- we will do our best to accommodate your identified need(s).

 

(2)   DONATION to St. George School Council- The pizza lunch is a major fundraiser for the St. George School Council (over 50% of all funds raised yearly are from pizza lunches), and we greatly appreciate the school community’s support on this fundraiser. With these funds raised the council purchases items and supports a wide variety of activities in our school: field trips, x-country skiing, mindfulness sessions, special performers/presenters brought to our school, music, books, sports equipment, playground equipment, classroom supplies, chrome books, electronics,  etc.  As a result of potentially refunding money for the remaining pizza sessions, our fundraising numbers will be significantly lower than anticipated this year. Furthermore, we are aware that next year our fundraiser capacity is likely to be significantly lower. Bearing this in mind, please let us know by June 5, 2020, if you would like to donate a portion or all of your remaining pizza balance to the St. George School Council.

 

This refund process is being conducted by parent volunteers and our goal is to get the refunds back to you as soon as possible. We are restricted by the bank as to how many e-transfers we can get out a week, so please be patient with us as we process your request.  

DON’T FORGET to get back to us by email as to what your preference is for refunds by JUNE 5, 2020

email: stgeorge.council@gmail.com 


Thanks again for your support of the St. George School Council. Stay well, enjoy the summer, and we look forward to seeing you all in the fall!


Best Regards,

St. George School Council


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