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Weekly Update: November 1st

“Hope opens new horizons and enables us to dream of what is not even imaginable.”

 Pope Francis

Thank you:

A BIG SHOUT OUT to our staff for organizing a fun & engaging Halloween Spirit Day & Dance-a-thon for our students!

Thank you to our intermediate leaders in Ms. Dobson’s & Ms. Makariak’s class for your help with the sound equipment and play lists for our Dance-a-thon!

Thank to Mme Pietrantoni and our Gr. 8 leaders in Mr. Murray’s class for running our community Halloween Bingo Game via teams!

Thank you to Mrs. Ciarloni’s Gr. 7/8 students for prepping the materials for our BINGO game!

A very special THANK YOU to all of those parents who have gone on-line and participated in our School’s Fundraiser this year!! THANK YOU for your generosity and support!

Thank you to our FABULOUS Catholic School Council for your support with our Major Fundraiser ~ Halloween Spirit Day /Dance-a-thon and especially your support with FREE decorations from!

Gentle Reminders:

Catholic School Council

Our next Catholic School Council meeting will be held on Monday, November 8th @ 6:30-8pm via Teams. If you would like to attend, please email by Tuesday, November 2nd.


A BIG Shout out to our school community! We will announce our grand total the week of November 8th. Thank you for your support and consideration!

Our goal is to have 100% of our families participate in our fundraiser!  Last year, we were able to raise close to $6,000. We are hoping that we can meet or surpass this goal, however we appreciate that each of our families may have different financial circumstances~ ANY donation amount is welcome! Even the smallest donation makes a difference and all donation amounts are confidential.  Please note that tax receipts are issued for donations of $25 or more. 

Donating is easy! Simply login to your School Cash Online Account: 


2. At the top right-hand corner, click on items, then select “Make a Donation”

3. Under “Fund Destination” please ensure you select Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School.

*Please note the last day to donate is Friday, November 5th!

11th Annual HCCF Evening with Bishop Crosby – Virtual Edition

Wed. Nov. 17, 2021 – Reception at 6:30pm; Main Event at 7:00-8:30pm

The Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) supports HCDSB students in need with basic necessities (i.e. food and clothing) & with school activities that have a fee (i.e. team or club fees).

“With this funding the foundation has gratefully reduced the stress impacting the family and helped to ensure access to basic needs.” – HCDSB Social Worker

HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning.  They are looking for companies to be a sponsor at the event and for community members to purchase tickets and to donate.

It is NOT another Zoom call. We are using so you can have fun and interact with your friends. Enjoy a meal and your favourite beverage while you catch up with others.

Join the Halton Catholic Community for an entertaining experience where you can connect with your friends and hear Bishop Crosby’s stories, sense of humour and wisdom.

For more information visit

COVID-19 Safety Measures

For the safety and well-being of all students and staff, parents and guardians must perform daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE leaving for school using the COVID-19 Self-Assessment.

The Government of Ontario daily self-screening tool can be accessed here:

Halton Public Health Mask Guidelines Update

Halton Public Health has updated their Public Health Recommendations for Schools 2021-2022 to Version 1.4. Regarding masks that are worn by students, the following are not to be used as substitutes for a properly fitted mask:

  • Face coverings such as a bandana, neck gaiter or any other material;
  • Mingle masks
  • Mesh masks
  • Clear masks are not recommended for routine use, however, they can be used in certain situations where it would strongly aid communication, such as for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

The mask must cover the mouth, nose and chin without leaving a gap in order to limit the spread of respiratory droplets.

Pizza Days

We are excited to share that our First Pizza Day will be held on Thursday, November 18th!

Cash on line will be open beginning on Monday, November 1st and will close on Monday, November 8th. Please note, we will not be accepting cash as payments and unfortunately late orders will not be honoured. Orders will take place by terms only. Please refer to the flyer that was shared with our community on Wednesday, October 27th for further details!

Remembrance Day Liturgy

On Thursday November 11, 2021 students in Mrs. Rosato & Mrs. Howard’s class will lead us in our virtual Remembrance Day Liturgy beginning at 10:50 am.

Promoting Well-Being: Help your Child Love Who They Are!

What is Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem is how you see yourself and how you feel about yourself. Positive self-esteem means liking yourself, feeling content most of the time and feeling proud of who you are.

Children with healthy self-esteem are more likely to be happy, cooperative, and successful at school. They make friends easily and are fun to be with because they enjoy challenges, are eager to learn and enjoy success. They are also more likely to cope positively with stress and are less likely to develop behaviour problems. As a parent you have the greatest influence in helping your child to be confident and develop healthy self-esteem.

How can you build positive self-esteem in your child?

  • Praise your child’s efforts and achievements.
  • Tell your child you care.
  • Help your child make friends.
  • Encourage your child to set goals, do things for themselves and evaluate their own achievements.
  • Encourage your child to express their ideas and make decisions.
  • Help your child manage their feelings, think realistically and be optimistic.
  • Teach your child to solve problems for themselves.
  • Use the 40 developmental assets to help build self-esteem in your child.



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Looking Ahead:

Cash On Line Opens – Pizza Day
Nov 1 – Nov 8 all day
Spirit Day- Wear Blue to Promote Kindness & Inclusion
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Gr. 8 Parent Information Night @ ND
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Last Day of Halloween Fundraiser
Nov 5 all day
Cash On Line Closes- Pizza Days
Nov 8 all day
Catholic School Council Meeting #2
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Gr. 8 AP Parent Information Night @ Assumption
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Remembrance Day Liturgy @ 10:50am
Nov 11 all day
Good Shepherd Christmas Food Drive Begins
Nov 15 all day
Picture Day
Nov 17 all day
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