Online Learning Pathway Newsletter
February 4 - February 28, 2022
Dear Online Learning Pathway families,
And here we are . . . half way through our school year already! February is a month of kindness and care for each other. From the excitement of Christmas, through the dark and cold of January, we emerge in February to focus on treating each other with kindness, understanding and compassion.
This month we will recognize Random Acts of Kindness Week and Pink Shirt Day by completing an activity that we will share with each other as a school community. Even the teachers will be doing the assignment and sharing their ideas!
I'm sure most of you have received information from your home base schools about registration for next year. We have not had a decision yet about online schooling for next year. At this point, you should fill out the registration package for your child's school. If you are interested in online school for next year, please email your child's home base school administration and cc me so that I can keep a list of those who are interested. I know that many of you have discovered during the pandemic that your child actually learns better online from home than in a traditional school setting.
Please read through our newsletter and take note of the days we are off this month.
From our hearts to yours, we wish you many blessings!
February 10-11 - Teacher's Convention. School is closed.
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 14-17 - RAK Week (Random Acts of Kindness Week)
February 16 - Parent Teacher Interviews 5:00-8:00
February 17 - Parent Teacher Interviews 3:30-6:30 and Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 18 - Professional Development/Staff meeting. School is closed
February 21 - Family Day. School is closed
February 23 - Pink Shirt Day. Wear pink today!
Parent Teacher Interviews
February 16 - 5:00-8:00
February 17 - 3:30-6:30
Interview spots are online via Google Meet and are 10 minutes each. If you need more than 10 minutes, we ask that you book a separate time to meet so that you aren't taking time from another parent. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Mrs. Lamoureux is only available on February 16.
Random Acts of Kindness and Pink Shirt Day
February is Pink Shirt Day so don't forget to wear pink that day! You can usually purchase the T-shirts at London Drugs or online at https://pinkshirtday.imagegroupinc.ca/en/cad
ARISE! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!
"Arise! I have appointed you as a witness
of what you have seen!"(Acts 26:16)
Our GSACRD Faith theme is in its second year of, "Arise! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!"
This year, we are focusing on the "Get Going!" part of our theme. How do students, staff and parents know, model and witness Jesus Christ?
This month we read in the gospel of Matthew (Matthew 4:19) about Jesus and the fishermen and how the disciples followed Jesus. What we can do to be disciples and follow Jesus? This is a perfect story for a month focused on kindness and faith in humanity.
God loves us so passionately that he enters fully into the messiness of our lives, stinking nets and all. And just like it was for Peter, God will come to us in the ordinariness of our lives to bring his message of love to the world.
When we listen to an upset friend, even though we are busy, God shows that He cares deeply for us. When we help a neighbour, God shows that He is always present in our lives. When we listen with faith, the most ordinary moments of our daily lives can be a call to follow Christ’s way of self-giving love.
When we celebrate the Eucharist, we show that we believe that God comes to us through the ordinary things in life. Simple bread and wine become Christ’s Body and Blood and we become the gift of God’s presence to our world.
When our thoughts and actions show that we care for others, this is how God is present in our lives. God created us to share His message in our world so even when it’s hard to see or feel God, just remember the last time that someone smiled at you, or complimented you, maybe someone helped you with something - that is God being present in your life.
Prayer for discipleship
Father all-powerful, you watch over us and care for us as your beloved children. Help us always to care for others with the same mercy that you have shown us.
Through Christ our Lord.
(adapted from the Sunday Missal)
Mental Health and Wellness
Marks on PowerSchool
Please continue to check your child's marks on PowerSchool. You can set it up to send you an automatic email once per week, or every time a mark is entered which helps us parents remember to check our children's marks!
If you are unable to see your child's marks in PowerSchool, please email Renee Trottier.
- For Evergreen students - please contact Brandy Livingstone at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For GSACRD students: please contact Val Franklin (email@example.com) and she will enter them into the system.
Please note - your child will be entered with an unexcused absence if we have not been informed that they will be absent.