7. January, 2022Weekly Buzz

Important Dates    

January 22      ECHO Dinner postponed

January 30      Catholic Schools Week Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

January 30-February 4      Catholic Schools Week (Schedule to come)


Happy New Year and Merry Christmas! 

Yesterday was January 6, the traditional date for Epiphany, and therefore is remembered as Little Christmas in many cultures. I remember celebrating it with my Ukrainian grandfather as a youth, so it was nice to hear many students wish me a Merry Christmas during my classroom visits throughout the day and I share the same with you. It is a blessing to be part of a Catholic school community where Christmas is evident past boxing day and where our mission is guided by Christ’s promise of peace to the world.  I reminded the students this week that it is our calling to do this work.

 

Jumping to today, I am grateful for the snow days this week because they help us limit any further spread of Covid-19 in the school.  While many students have tested positive since Christmas break began, only one has been in the building in 2022 and all close contacts have been notified.  Thank you to everyone for taking the necessary steps of providing quality masks to your children and keeping sick students at home.  The students are especially vigilant at school and are helping us keep in-person instruction going strong.  Still, if the Omicron surge gets too entrenched, our staff is ready to handle any form of hybrid instruction or virtual learning.  We hope that’s the last resort, so let’s keep doing the right stuff!

 

That’s all I have for now.  This is a very short Buzz, but I reserve the right to update you tomorrow or Sunday if warranted.  Have a great weekend, stay safe, and let me and the nurse know immediately of any Covid-19 exposures or incidents. Thank you.

 

In His service,

Mr. Ewanciw