Monday Memo

Holy Name of Mary, Monday, November 25, 2019

Happy Monday!

Hi everyone,

It's going to be a short but busy week! A few things to keep in mind:

  • Progress Reports and envelopes are signed and ready in your mailboxes. Please make sure that you sign them and photocopy them. Remember: the original goes home and you need to file the copy in your students' OSRs. If you need help getting everything together today, please let us know. We will be glad to help.
  • Interviews are on Tuesday after school. I will reprint the interview schedules on Tuesday afternoon so that you have the most up-to-date lists. If you would like to extend your interview times that night, please let us know.
  • Thursday is Clubs Day. Please make sure that you have a plan for the afternoon!
  • Friday is our PA Day. We will be focussing on Health & Safety and Math.

Have a great week, everyone!


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This week's Shout-Outs:

Shout out to Nancy for being there for me and my kids. I’m not sure if she is staying but I am sure glad we had her for the time we did!

- Sara H

Shout out to Sarah Empey and Tanya for covering for me on Wednesday morning when my appointment went a bit longer than expected!

- Katie

I’d like to do a shout out to Liz B for getting me my favourite doughnut on Friday.

- Julie

Thanks to Pascale and Caroline for making HNOM such a great place to work!!

- Cathy

A shout out to Mary for ensuring my students who read at this weeks mass were ready.

- Kristine

I've got several shout outs:

  • I'd like to give Kristine a shout out for doing such a great job preparing her class for Mass last week. They had the longest, hardest reading ever! They all read so well and were so proud of themselves and of one another. Thank you to Mary for working so hard with them during their FROG sessions to get ready.
  • Thank you to Shannon and Andrew for leading the choir at Mass. They are sounding heavenly up in the choir loft, and all of your practices are really paying off. A huge shout out to Mary and Sara R for helping me to keep an eye on Andrew's class down below!
  • Thank you to Gina for putting together the Power Points for our Masses this year. That is one huge thing off my plate, and I really appreciate the help.
  • Thank you so much to Megan and Lauren who both stayed late on Friday to print out final copies of progress reports after a frustrating few days of teachers (and VPs!) not being able to access Maplewood.

- Pascale

Great Stuff, Great Staff.

Here are a few photos of great things happening around the school last week. Don't be shy to text me your own photos to include in these weekly newsletters. (Lots of people do!). I can't always get around to see everything, but I love to share what is happening in your classrooms. Click on any of the smaller photos to zoom in!
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Sandy brought Lynkon in to show me this drawing he made of his family.

Notice the similarity to the cartoon above?

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What is going on here? Any guesses?

The Week Ahead

Here is a peek at the week ahead. Please check our Holy Name of Mary Staff calendar for all of the latest updates on what is happening this week at HNOM. As we often have last-minute changes, checking the staff calendar is the best way to get the most up-to-date information on events and absences. This short video tutorial will show you how it's done.

Monday, November 25, 2019

  • Hannah away
  • Andrea Ross (SLP) in
  • Progress Reports go home at the end of the day
  • Bake Walk (Classes will be called down to see the baking and to put their tickets into the items of their choice. The winners will be drawn later in the day.)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

  • Hannah away
  • Andrew away (pm only, Marina Rigakis)
  • Laura Shilson (OT) in
  • Gina away (PL Day) - Mara Harrison
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews 4:00pm-6:30pm
  • Spaghetti Dinner 4:30pm-6:30pm

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

  • Hannah away
  • Caroline away
  • Melanie Fielding (counsellor) in to see a student
  • Nicole Oattes in for testing
  • Spec. Ed. Team meeting at 8:45am
  • Youth Net presentation at 9:30am, Grade 7/8
  • Senior Volleyball Tryouts 3:40-4:40pm

Thursday, November 28, 2019

  • Hannah away
  • Caroline away
  • Liz R away (am only, Jennifer Bowler)
  • Katie away (Mara Harrison)
  • Shannon away, pm only (Chris Toderian)
  • Clubs Day in the afternoon
  • Pay Day
  • Junior Volleyball Tryouts 3:40-4:40pm

Friday, November 29, 2019

  • PA Day
  • Caroline away
  • Steve away