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May 4th Update

Monday, May 4, 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020
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Monday, May 4, 2020

​Last Sunday, we received word from the Ministry of Education that schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 31st. Therefore, we will carry on with the Distance Learning journey that we’ve been navigating since March. This past week, I have taken some time to visit many of our school’s Google Classrooms, and staff have shared a variety of student learning samples with me. I am so impressed at not only the quality of tasks that our staff have created, but also the wonderful work that students are displaying. Despite being apart, there is incredible learning happening within our school community, and I’m confident that this standard will continue in the weeks ahead. These past weeks and now months have taught me that community is so much more than a building. Communicating regularly with your child’s educators and reaching out for support will ensure that we all work together to promote our students’ academic progress. Thank you to our families for their overwhelming support of the school during this challenging time, we appreciate you more than you know


From the Library: Our character trait for the month of May is Respect Treating yourself, others and the environment in a way that shows that you care and always remembering the importance of kindness. As a family, create a family kindness jar. Take turns coming up with random acts of kindness that you would like to complete as a family, and write them down on your pieces of paper. Put all of your papers in the jar, and once a week take turns drawing an act of kindness of the jar and completing them as a family! 


Let's Recognize Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Awareness Day 2020! Friday May 8, 2020 Chris Hadfield Public School will be celebrating International Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Awareness Day! In honour of one of our very special Commanders, this will be our second year raising awareness for CDLS at Chris Hadfield Public School! We welcome our students and staff to wear the colour PURPLE (and if you have the CDLS t-shirt please Wear It!) Please share photos with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram in support of CDLS! Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) is a genetic disorder affecting 1 to 10,000 live births. CDLS affects a range of physical, cognitive and medical challenges for example, growth, with smaller body and head size; skeletal system, development, with delayed development, intellectual disability or learning disabilities; internal body organs including the GI, cardiac, genitourinary and neurologic body systems, etc. ( CDLS Foundation 2020).” Please visit https://www.cdlsusa.org/


Upcoming events:

 May 7-Child and Youth Mental Health Day 

 May 12-National Denim Day

 May 15-International Day of Families

 May 15-June 15-Tourette’s Awareness Month

A Note From the Office: A reminder that voicemail messages left on the school’s main voicemail are being checked regularly and directed to the attention of the appropriate staff member. Please leave a detailed message, speak clearly, include your child’s name, and your name, so we can return a call quickly. We ask you to also remember that If you receive a phone call from a ‘blocked number’ this may be a staff member calling and trying to reach you. You are also welcome to email us at chrishadfield@scdsb.on.ca and your email will be forward to the correct staff member. 

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