Monday, November 9th, 2020

As school started this year with new safety procedures and a new quarter system, we have all adapted to necessary change. Staff have worked hard to adjust to longer classes and provide engaging lessons for you. Students have done a phenomenal job to keep up with the fast pace of the quarter system and focus on your studies, particularly our senior students who have considerable at-home-work to balance the loss of direct instructional time. Thank you all.  

 With Dr. Henry’s announcement on Saturday, we are reminded about how we need to continue safely together. Please make sure you attend to the Daily Health Declaration each morning. Don’t come to school if you are sick. Wear your mask – we strongly encourage this even in cohorted classrooms. Sanitize your hands or wash them frequently. And maintain distance. Grade 8 and 9 students, you must remain in your cohort lunch area unless you are outside. Outside, you can visit with other friends, remember to keep your distance.  

 Our school community cares about each other. We can show that by making sure we are following all of the safety protocols. Thank you.  

 Every year on November 11th, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 100,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace. 

 On Tuesday, November 10th we will be showing McMath’s 2020 Remembrance Day Virtual Ceremony. Prior to viewing the ceremony, poppies will be distributed during the beginning of Block A1 (Grades 10 - 12) and Block B2 (Grades 8 - 12). Students are invited to offer a small donation for the poppy (proceeds go to the Canadian Veterans’ Society).

A reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to register for the AP challenge exam this year. Application forms are available in the office. Please see Mr. Ngo if you have any questions.

Attention Grade 10 & 11 StudentsInterested in starting one of 14 apprenticeship training programs in high school? To find out more information, go to McMath’s website, select Career Centre, and sign up to attend a zoom meeting

Thanks to our Cross Country runners who came out in the drizzle last week to run 3 km around our back field!  We were happy to have participants from several grades.  Congrats to Emi N., fastest girl, and Zack K., fastest boyThank you to the timers for their encouragement and record keeping. 

There will be no Grade 9 Girls Volleyball this week.

McMath Interact Club kicks off the year with a games/trivia night on Saturday! Come out and bond with other Interactors! Check MS Teams and our Instagram for more details and the link!

Multicultural Club Members’ first meeting this year will be Thursday at 4:00 pm on Teams. You can find the link on MS Teams. 

Hey Wildcat Scientists! It’s time to start this year with a bang! Come out on Wednesday, November 11th at 3:30 pm to challenge your fellow scientists at a fun game of Kahoot. The link and other information will be posted on MS Teams and on Instagram. 

Student Council presents our first Spirit Week of the year! Today is Flannel Day, tomorrow will be Formal Day to honour Wednesday’s Remembrance Day, Thursday will be Lazy Clothes Day, and Friday will be Crazy Hair Day. Make sure to check out our Instagram @mcmathstuco for more details and updates. Show your school spirit and get dressed up!