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Committed to a vibrant Catholic education, we ensure quality learning experiences through community partnerships that nurture each student in body, mind and spirit and embrace the teachings of Christ, giving witness to Gospel values.
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St. Anthony's Church

Mass

Sunday Masses

Saturdays 5pm
Sundays 9am and 11am

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Virtue of the Month:

 

Reverence/Respect

As beloved children, we Reverence God who gives us life, and Respect ourselves and others as unique persons, created in God’s image. We also care for the environment as God’s gift to us.
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Rowan’s Law Day

Rowan's law

Learn more about Rowan’s Law Day and how you can participate and help spread the word about concussion safety. This year, Rowan’s Law Day will be commemorated on Wednesday September 30, 2020.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-day

Rowan Stringer’s story

Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.

Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Law Day were established to honour her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.

Ophea has developed a Rowan’s Law Day Toolkit for Schools to help schools and classrooms recognize Rowan’s Law Day and encourage students to speak up about concussions.  The toolkit includes printable posters, a list of concussion awareness activities and resources, and ready-to-go social media posts. The toolkit complements school board efforts by supporting and encouraging participation, and providing multiple entry points for administrators, classroom teachers, and coaches.

https://teachingtools.ophea.net/supplements/rowans-law-day-toolkit-schools
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Orange Shirt Day

Orange shirt day
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Illness and Symptom List
Illness

Just a reminder that if your child is home sick, please call the office to let us know you are keeping him/her home, even if they were sick the day before.  It is important for tracking reasons and eliminates phone calls home.  

Please use the checklists attached as a comprehensive list of symptoms for screening before coming to school.  Thank you.

Covid Sheet.pdf 

Symptom List.pdf

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Family Tech Support

BGCDSB

With the introduction of the Virtual School and the increased reliance on technology at home, we are hearing from more families needing technology support.

If you have a tech support request please email family.tech.support@bgcdsb.org and their request will get to the best person for the job.

Please do not email any person directly as that request can get lost in someone's inbox. Using the Family Tech Support method creates a ticket in the system and ensures it won't get lost.

We also have the Device Advice page for common technology issues. Feel free to share this link: https://sites.google.com/bgcdsb.org/bgcdsbblog/device-advice

Lastly, families, students and staff can access the Remote Learning Training website where you can find tutorials for the most common Google Apps. The link can be found here: https://sites.google.com/bgcdsb.org/remote-learning-training

Thanks to everyone for all your hard work in the early days of this unique school year and take care of yourselves!
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Public Health Media Release

Grey Bruce Public Health


Media Release School Screening and Return to School Sept 18 2020.pdf

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4 Days to Freedom Day


4 DAYS TO FREEDOM DAY!
Thursday, September 24, 2020 @11am
Freedom Day 2020 . . . GET READY!
JOIN US ONLINE FOR FREEDOM DAY 2020!

Even though the world may look a little different this year, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is thrilled to be hosting Freedom Day in a FREE virtual program.

Freedom Day is an annual program that was created to COMMEMORATE the life and legacy of Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal, to EDUCATE about violations of freedom both from historical and current perspectives, and to INSPIRE youth to be change-makers in their homes, schools and communities.

This 20-minute virtual program will be available to schools across Canada at 11am EST on Thursday, September 24th, 2020. The video features a diverse group of young Canadians sharing their thoughts about the concept of freedom. These young people are also joined by Lieutenant-General (Ret'd) The Honourable Roméo Dallaire, who led the UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda during the Rwandan genocide.

This virtual program will include an extensive teacher's guide to not only engage in content from the video, but to extend the lessons to connect with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Times of uncertainty and upheaval are challenging to us all, but this uncertainty also creates new opportunities for positive change. Our virtual Freedom Day program will help your students understand their fundamental rights and freedoms as Canadians and encourage them to think critically about how we can protect these rights in the future - not just for ourselves but for all Canadians!

See YOU Thursday!
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Stay in Touch
Although FSWC's Education Team is practicing social distancing for the health and safety of themselves and those around them, you can reach us remotely at any time at education@fswc.ca
Donate to support our Educational Programs
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is a non-profit human rights organization committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and education.

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Terry Fox School Run

Terry Fox School Run

Thanks so much for supporting this year’s Terry Fox School Run! This is the 40th Anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope and we need you now more than ever.


Here is some important information regarding your online fundraising, toolkit and new online resources: 

Your school's fundraising link is:

http://www.terryfox.ca/StAnthonysSchoolKincardine

Start your fundraising with these two easy steps: 

  1. Share your link and sample message below with your school community on your preferred social media platforms, website or by email. For more social media messages and shareable images, click here.

    This year is the 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope and St. Anthony's Separate School is proud to be continuing the legacy of one of our greatest heroes. Please join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to: http://www.terryfox.ca/StAnthonysSchoolKincardine. Together, we can all make a difference! #terryfoxschoolruns @terryfoxfoundation
     
  2. Spread the word to students to get on board too! Encourage them to set up their own fundraising page under your school name and share their link with friends and family. Students can go to: https://terryfox.org/schoolrun/students/ and follow the prompts to get going. 

Toolkit Update
We are not able to provide tattoos or stickers for your Terry Fox School event this year. We are however sending posters in a revised toolkit to all schools. Unfortunately, we are encountering shipping delays but rest assured, it's on its way. Please know that you are welcome to hold your event on any day of the school year and your school's online fundraising link will remain active.

To access any of our awesome new resources, check them out here: 

"What's Your 40?" Classroom Activities 
Virtual Terry Classroom
Virtual Assembly Tools
Student Participation Certificates and more...

Thank you for your support! 

Your Terry Fox Foundation School Team
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Dear parents and guardians: 

Welcome back to another school year!  

This year the majority of our communication will be sent out electronically via School Messenger emails.  You will receive regular letters from our school principal, Samantha Pitre, and reminders about spirit days and classroom communication from your child’s teacher.  Check your emails regularly to stay connected.  

Communication via School Messenger happens automatically for all of our students and guardians.  In order to control your preferences ie. turn contact numbers on/off, please register an account with School Messenger.  Please click on the blue words "How to change settings in School messenger" to help change your settings

How to change settings in School Messenger.pdf

We will be using School Cash Online for permission forms and purchases ie. field trips, meals once we are able.  There are a number of  forms to be completed for the start of our school year.  Our Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board is going paperless where we can in an effort to be safe, environmentally friendly and efficient.  

These forms include and must be completed by Thursday, September 17, 2020:

Notice of Collection and Use of Student Personal Information
Please read over the contents and provide your consent.

Administration of Potassium Iodide Tablets
Schools located within a 50km radius of Bruce Power have been supplied with Potassium Iodide Tablets. In the unlikely event of a nuclear incident involving the release of radioactive iodine, a way to protect the thyroid from harmful effects is to take potassium iodide. Please give your consent yes or no and disclose if your child is allergic to iodine.

Electronic Devices
This is regarding school policy on bringing and using phones and electronic devices at school. 

School  Council Nomination Form
Nominate or declare your interest in Parent Council.

Please go to School Cash Online and have these forms completed by September 17, 2020. Thank you kindly for your attention to this task.   If you have not already registered for School Cash Online, please click on the link below to get started.
School Cash Online

For 2020-2021, Insure my Kids was once again the chosen vendor for Student Accident Insurance. If you choose to purchase you may do so online. See link below. If you need a paper copy, a few forms will be kept at the school. 

https://insuremykids.com/ 

If you have any questions for us please call at 519-396-4330 or email at sta.info@bgcdsb.org. 
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Student and Parent Handbook

2020-2021 St. Anthony's Student Handbook

Please find our digital Student and Parent Handbook here or click the image above to download the PDF.

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CKNX Healthcare Heroes Story Contest

CKNX

As you may know, our annual CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon is set to take place again on Saturday, October 17, 2020.  This year we will be running our Story Writing Contest again, which is open to all ages.  We have ten hospital foundations participating in the event again this year:

Alexandra Marine & General Hospital Foundation
Chelsey & District Memorial Hospital Foundation
Clinton Public Hospital Foundation
Hanover & District Hospital Foundation
Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation
Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation
Palmerston District Hospital Foundation
Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation
Walkerton & District Hospital Foundation
Wingham & District Hospital Foundation

We would like to ask each of you to send the attached story writing contest form along to your schools, as many of you did last year.  We are hoping that your students and staff will be excited to participate, knowing that there are some great prizes, including an 8” Samsung Tab A and gift cards to MicroAge Basics in Goderich.

On behalf of the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon committee and participating hospital foundations, I thank you in advance for your assistance in sharing this opportunity with others.  If you have any questions at all, please just let me know.

Kindest Regards,
Darlene McCowan, Foundation Coordinator
Clinton Public Hospital Foundation
98 Shipley St., Clinton, ON, N0M 1L0
519-482-3440 ext:6297
 
www.cphfoundation.ca

Thank you for your continued support!

Note:
The Foundation Office is currently staffed on Tuesdays (8am-4pm) and Fridays (8am-12pm).  In an effort to minimize traffic within the hospital during this time, we ask that you please call or email the office to contact the Foundation.  I will also be monitoring both voice mail and email from my home office throughout the week. 

If you are wishing to make a donation, you may mail a cheque to the Foundation Office, donate online at www.cphfoundation.ca or call the office.  Thank you for your understanding and continued support of our hospital.
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Medical Alert Information

Medical alert

We want your son/daughter to be safe at all times at their school.

If your son/daughter has a major medical concern (ie anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes, epliepsy) we would like to discuss a plan of care with you in the event of an issue.

If you have not already contacted the school or been contacted by us, please call the office and we will provide the necessary paperwork and set up a meeting to make a plan.

Thank you.

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Safe Arrival

Safe Arrival
Please don’t forget to call the 24 hour Safe Arrival Program at 519-396-7763 whenever your child is away from school.

This is a program that we have in place to ensure the safety of our students.  When you contact us, please state the child's first and last name,  their teacher’s name and the reason they are away. The Health Unit has asked us to track the type of sickness. Please provide that information when you call. Many thanks for this as it saves time not having to follow up with calls to your home or emergency contact 
numbers and ensures your child is safe. 

Parents/guardians, on days when there are no buses but the school is still open and your child usually walks to school but you choose not to send them, please 
remember to call our safe arrival number.

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Custody

If there is a custody or separation agreement in place in your family please ensure that the school has a current and complete copy.  
These are secured and confidential but in 
order for us to be able to follow them we need a copy. Thank you!

In all circumstances 
we strive to remain neutral partnering with both parents which is in the best interest of our students.

If you are an access parent and would like a copy of the report card sent 
to you directly please contact the office. All copies otherwise will be sent home with the student.
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Scent Free School

Scent Free

We are a scent free school. We ask that students and anyone who comes into the school to please refrain from wearing perfumes or
colognes.  Many shampoos and lotions are highly scented, so please look for unscented products.

Many people have allergies and find it very difficult or impossible to
remain in a scented environment.

Thank you for your cooperation in the
safety and well being of our staff and students.
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Administration of Medication

Medication

If administration of medication is required by the school, we need appropriate documentation signed by the parent/guardian and the child’s physician.  According to Board policy, staff may not administer any medication without this documentation.

All medication is to be delivered to the school by the parent and the
medication must be in the original container from the pharmacy.

All medication that students are required to take during school hours must be stored safely in the school office (other than inhalers).

Prescriptive and non-prescriptive medication forms are available at the school along with the medication to be administered.
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A Nut Free school

Nut-Free
A friendly reminder that our school is nut-free .

Please do not send your child to school with items such as peanuts, peanut butter, Nutella, granola bars containing nuts, etc.

Please read all labels before sending food to school.
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