Friday Focus

Holy Name of Mary, Friday, June 14, 2019

Happy Friday!

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for getting your report cards done on time. We've made a huge improvement in that regard as a staff this term! I've already started digging into them this week, and I have to say that so far I am extremely impressed.

Bon voyage to Erin and Kristine who will be accompanying the Cubes in Space Kids to the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia next week to present their work to all the Cubes teams and NASA staff and to watch the rocket launch! We will be rooting for you back home!

Enjoy this weekend! You all deserve to relax and take a breather. Happy Father's Day to all you awesome dads!


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(Some New) Report Card Reminders

  • Homeroom teachers, please ensure that all teachers who share your class make the necessary corrections on your reports. Make your own corrections first, then pass the set on to the next person.
  • As soon as all corrections are done, please let Megan or Lauren know and they will reprint the reports for you. Labelled envelopes are ready for you to pick up in the office.
  • As you know, it is very stressful to be getting report cards ready at the last possible minute. Please ensure that all your corrections are done by Wednesday, June 19th so that we have sufficient time to reprint, sign, photocopy and put them into envelopes on Friday, June 21st. That way we can all enjoy the final weekend before the last week of school and avoid any undue pressure in the final few days of school.
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Yard Reminders

  • Please be sure that if you are away on a trip or for some other reason and you do not have a supply covering for you back at school that you switch duties with someone in advance.
  • Please bring a walkie-talkie out with you on the yard if you take your class outside so that Megan and Lauren can track kids down when parents come to pick them up. The outside speakers are not loud enough to be heard at the moment.
  • Please remind students that they are not to play on the new ramp or stairs at recess. We had a fall and head bump on the stairs yesterday while students were using the stairs during a game of Manhunt.

Great stuff

Here are some photos of great things happening around the school this week. Don't be shy about texting 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.
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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, June 17th

  • Erin & Kristine out all week @ Cubes in Space
  • Jennifer Bowler in for Kristine Caldwell all week.
  • Amita Forgh & Laura Shilson in to meet re: O Mc. (pm)
  • Ron & Lee's classes to the Museum of Science & Technology
  • Feedback meeting for FR @ 9:00am
  • Meeting with Lanark Community Programs re: KK @ 2:30pm
  • Julie out
  • Micheline out
  •'s the last Full Moon of the school year.

Tuesday, June 18th

  • Book Fair pickup
  • Junior Three Pitch Tournament
  • Kerri Starr in
  • Sara H out (Gabrielle Gauthier)
  • Gail Gamble in to volunteer
  • Tier 1 Feedback meeting for HW (Andrea Ross, Mary) @ 3:30pm
  • Sandra Stewart in all day for prep payback

Wednesday, June 19th

  • KG Year-End Trip (Almonte Fire Station & Beckwith Park)
  • Lucie out (Tammy McDonald)
  • Sara H out (Sandra Stewart)
  • June Mass at Church @ 10:00am (Catherine's Gr. 6 class will lead the Mass)

Thursday, June 20th

  • Kerri Starr in
  • Lucie out
  • Summer Solstice Festival (Gr. 7/8)
  • Donaleen's Retirement Party (5:00-7:00pm, Hanley Hall, Smiths Falls)

Friday, June 21st

  • Debbie Balog in
  • Liz R out
  • Outdoor Fun Day
  • Staff Party @ Wendy's!