WEEKLY UPDATE

June 22 to June 26, 2020

ON-SITE Students:

Update for Final Week of School

REMINDER:  SCHEDULE FOR FINAL WEEK OF SCHOOL

Because of the shortened week June 22-25, here is the schedule for ON-SITE students the last week of school:

  • GROUP A - Monday, June 22 ONLY

  • GROUP B - Tuesday, June 23 ONLY

  • Essential Service Worker children may attend BOTH Monday and Tuesday (please, email Mr. Yaptinchay if you require both days)

  • NO on-site students Wednesday nor Thursday (NO STUDENTS, including ESW, will be on-site after Tuesday)

  • Thursday is school mass at 9:30am - NO on-site learning

FINAL WEEK OF SCHOOL

PLEASE, MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL:
 

Monday, June 22

Final Day for on-site Group A students (ESW students may attend)

Grade 7 Farewell Celebrations at 7pm
 

Tuesday, June 23

Final Day for on-site Group B students​ (ESW students may attend)

LAST DAY for all on-site students, including ESW families
 

Wednesday, June 24

NO on-site learning​

9:00AM zoom - Class recognitions on zoom

11:00AM - 12:30PM:  CAR PARADE around the school block (see below)
 

Thursday, June 25

NO on-site learning

9:30AM​ Final School Mass of the year (live-stream)

Report Cards sent home electronically, password-protected (*parents wishing to receive a hardcopy instead, please, contact the office)

MONTH-AT-A-GLANCE

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  • SUNDAY, MARCH 31  

    • PENTECOST SUNDAY

  • MONDAY, JUNE 1

    • BC Education Restart Plan begins

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

    • No LIVE Zoom lessons; only ASYNCHRONOUS support offered on zoom

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

    • New Kindergarten/new families ZOOM social at 7pm

  • MONDAY, JUNE 15

    • DEADLINE:   Talent Show Submissions

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

    • Theme Day:  Fun Day!

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 18

    • Grade 7 Parents Farewell Social 8pm

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 21

    • Happy Fathers' Day!​

  • MONDAY, JUNE 22

    • Grade 7 Farewell Parade/Celebrations

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

    • 9:00am ZOOM session (all students)

    • 11:00am to 12:30pm DRIVE-BY CAR PARADE

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 25

    • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 

    • 9:30AM VIRTUAL SCHOOL MASS

    • SPECIAL PRESENTATION AT END OF MASS

    • DISMISSAL AFTER MASS

GRADE 7 FAREWELL 

Monday, June 22 at 7:00pm, we will be celebrating our departing students.  Details are almost finalized and will be communicated to Grade 7 families early this week.

Grade 7 parents, please, check your email for details about the events during the school day (ie. Farewell Assembly at 9am and 1pm Grade 7 only mass).

THANK YOU!  ENJOY! 

An immense thanks to all our students who submitted videos for our Talent Show as well as Fun Day It was such a pleasure to see you all having such a great time with these "virtual" school events!   Thank you for sharing your talents and engagement, everyone!  So much fun!!!  Enjoy the photos and videos by clicking on the links above.

CALL FOR PHOTOS 

We are hoping to create a final slideshow to be presented after mass this Thursday.  We would love to include your favouite photo of remote learning.   Please, add your ONE favourite photo of your child(ren) learning on ZOOM to this shared album:  SAS VIRTUAL LEARNING 2020 by Monday, June 22.

TEXT BOOK/MATERIALS DROP-OFF

Thank you to all who returned student textbooks and materials.  Families who did not drop off the materials will be invoiced as the school will need to make replacement orders for the upcoming school year.  There will be one final opportunity to drop-off books: Monday, June 29 (9:00am - 3:00pm).   Please, contact the office immediately if you have any questions.

IF YOU BORROWED A SCHOOL DEVICE...

If your family borrowed a school device, you may keep it this final week of school.  The office will be open the week of June 29 from 9:00am to 3:00pm daily.  Please, return the school device before July 3.   

SCHOOL DRIVE-BY CAR PARADE 

June 24 at 11:00AM
 

We hope you can join us Wednesday, June 24 from 11:00am to 12:30pm to parade in your cars around the school block.  The teachers and staff will line the sidewalks (physically distanced, of course) along Arbutus and 8th Avenue to wish you all farewell and a happy summer.   We are asking that you take a few minutes to drive by with your child(ren) and allow us to celebrate with them, even if only through a car window at 6 feet away. Please, wave and say hi but keep driving to keep the parade of cars moving. 

There will be NO 11:00am Zoom session on this last day of remote learning, so we hope you can participate in our drive-by parade.  I hope that these few minutes of connectedness will bring your children and our staff some joy to end this unprecedented school year.   Do not forget, however, that the true end to the year will be at our live-streamed mass at 9:30am Thursday, June 25.

 

There are close to 250 families in our school, so to help ease the traffic/congestion we are asking families with surnames ending A - L come between 11:00 and 11:45, and  families with surnames ending M - Z come between 11:45 - 12:30pm.

 

We ask that you remain in your cars and travel south along Arbutus then west along 8th Avenue.  Please, to reduce congestion, do NOT drive along 7th Avenue.  This event will occur rain or shine.  The Vancouver Police have been notified and will assist with ensuring traffic flows smoothly.  We are looking forward to seeing you Wednesday!

FINAL MASS Thursday at 9:30am

Please, join us at our final school mass of the year from your homes.  It will be live streamed on the St. Augustine Parish Facebook Page.  There will be a special presentation at the end of mass, including a farewell to our departing staff.  Mass will begin at 9:30am and summer begins immediately after mass.

DEPARTING STAFF 

If you missed missed the announcement in the June Newsletter, please, have a look to see our staffing changes for next school year.  The announcement is on the last page of the June 2020 Newsletter.  Join us at our final mass June 25 as we honour our departing staff at the end of mass.

YEARBOOK DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 30 
 

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK.  PLACE YOUR ORDER BY THE EXTENDED DEADLINE (JUNE 30) HERE:

 YEARBOOK 2019/2020

If you have any questions about the yearbook or the ordering process, please, feel free to email us at

 st.augustineschoolyearbook@gmail.com

THANK YOU - BROADWAY SUBWAY PROJECT PETITION

With the help of school parents, other parishioners and their friends we were able to recruit over 1600 supporters to our petition last week.  This, along with our mitigation proposals, was provided to the Broadway Subway Project team and its partner organizations. Our parish advisory committee is continuing its discussions with the Project team and we will provide more information as developments unfold.

SCHOOL UNIFORMS 

If you missed last week's uniform focus week, please, contact NEAT Uniforms directly to place your order for next September.  Here again is NEAT's LETTER TO PARENTS explaining online ordering. Please, do so ASAP to get your uniforms in time for September.

Mary, mother of eternal light, good Joseph faithful and just.

Jesus, morning star so bright, in you we put our trust.

On this day we praise and thank you for the mighty works you do;

As we face this new reality, we keep our hope in you. 

Amen.

Have a safe and blessed summer!

PARENT RESOURCES

Our complete Parent Resources link is available on the school website as part of our Communication Hub.

REFERENCES

Below are new documents recently made available on the Ministry of Education website regarding the K-12 Education Restart Plan include:

REMOTE LEARNING UPDATE
 

ESSENTIAL!  Parents, please, ensure you start each week by reviewing your class' Weekly Overview on the school website HUB.  The content is not only different each week, but there may be some exceptional ZOOM links and other information that your teacher has set up  and indicated for specific to the week.  

HAVE A LOOK!  Please, visit our school website for a new Learning Commons and Literacy Resources link created by Mrs. Moffat.  As of June 1, PHE, Music, and French will no longer have LIVE learning blocks.   

 

REMINDERS: 

  • All students are expected to  check in daily for attendance during at least one of the three  Learning Blocks (9:00-10:00, 11:00-12:00, and 1:30-2:30). 

  • There are NO Learning Blocks Wednesday afternoons, only the 9:00am and 11:00am Learning Blocks.

  • Remember to limit your child's daily learning to the following:

    • Primary (K-3): 1-2 hours maximum daily​

    • Intermediate (Gr. 4-7): 1-3 hours maximum daily
       

A REVIEW OF KEY ASPECTS OF REMOTE LEARNING AT SAS

  • Do not forget to use the communication hub on our school website to begin your week.  Scroll down towards the middle of the page to view classroom links for announcements and the week's overview.  Teachers will have their links updated before Monday of each week.

  • In an effort to streamline communication between home and school and to make communication more efficient, all learning opportunities, lessons, and assignments will be explained and communicated EXCLUSIVELY on the website and through SeeSaw and/ or Google Classroom.

  •  SEESAW *- Kindergarten to Grade 3 and specialists (PHE, Music, and French) are using Seesaw to post learning activities. 

*N.B. For Seesaw, parents/students should be using the CLASS app and NOT the Family App during remote learning to access the learning activities and to post work.

  • GOOGLE CLASSROOM - Grades 4 to 7 and specialists (PHE, Music, and French) are using Google Classroom to post learning activities.  Some intermediate classes are using a combination of Seesaw and Google Classroom.  Your teachers specify this in their weekly overview.

St. Augustine School

Contact: office@saschool.ca 

tel: 604.731.8024 • fax: 604.739.1712 

2154 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC  V6K 0E3 Canada

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