Monday Memo

Holy Name of Mary, Monday, October 7, 2019

Happy Monday!

Good morning everyone,

Last week was difficult for everyone. Fortunately, we got the good news late last night that a provincial agreement has been reached between CUPE and the Government of Ontario and that it will be business as usual this week. We are thrilled that all our CUPE staff members were able to reach a deal, and we are so glad that you will be with us this week. Thank you to everyone for being supportive of one another during these difficult times.

Due to the uncertainty of what was to come this week, some of this week's events have been postponed, including: Monday's assembly, the Senior Soccer Tournament, and the Catholic School Council meeting. We will update you on the new dates as we receive them.


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World Languages Podcast

I listened to this great podcast called "How World Language Teaching has Evolved" this weekend while I was out walking the dog. It is an interview with a high school French teacher who has made a gradual shift from teaching French grammar and textbook exercises to teaching French through authentic situations. She shares lots of great ideas for communicative activities. Even though some of the ideas she shares are for older students, this would be a great listen for all our French teachers!
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Great Stuff

Here are a few photos of great things happening around the school last 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. Click on any of the smaller photos to zoom in!
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Catherine Koelher, she took on all the grade 7 and 8 Immersions Monday afternoon to save on a supply teacher so I could help out with the grade 6s at their faith day! Also, everyone else who took on the sprinkled grade 5s and a few 6s on Monday so the 6s could attend the Faith Day in Smiths Falls. Also Caroline and Pascale, thank you for taking on so much during the work to rule! I don't know how you figured out that zamboni, but that was amazing!! You two rock and thanks for leading us with so much heart! - Sara Reid

Gina- offered to help do all of my laminating and then cut it all out too! She’s the best! - Katie Simpson

Pascale is awesome and is always thinking of ways to better HNOM community. - Rachel Hannigan

Anyone who has helped me with my “bathroom” break emergencies - me and baby can’t do it alone! Thanks! Mary Russell is always there when we need her! Thanks for all you do! - Sara Hart

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, October 7, 2019

  • Jillian away (Chris Toderian)
  • October Assembly postponed
  • Senior Boys and Girls soccer postponed
  • Steve will deliver canned goods to the Food Bank
  • Mary & Kristing meeting at 12:05pm

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • Jillian away (Chris Toderian)
  • Andrew away (pm only, Christine Provost)
  • Junior Boys and Girls soccer Tournament at Conlon Farm in Perth
  • Catholic School Council meeting postponed

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • Jillian away (Chris Toderian)
  • Perspectives meeting for St. Donat Trip at 6:00pm

Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • Jillian away (Chris Toderian)
  • Cross Country practice at 12:25pm

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • Jillian away (Chris Toderian)
  • Katie away (PL Day, Mary Lou Hulan)
  • Happy Thanksgiving weekend!