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School Update – Week of December 6, 2021

“Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.”

– Luke 3:4

THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

With the second Sunday of Advent upon us, we reflect on the word “Peace” as we light the peace candle.  This is a time where we can look for situations in which we can be peacemakers. 

Our challenge is to notice people who are not getting along and to think of one thing that we might do that could help them get along better.  It is a time to reflect on how we respond in challenging situations and to always act as Jesus has taught us.  We need to pray for peace at home, at school, at work, in the nation and in the world.  “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” – Matthew 5:9

We look forward to Mrs. Weber’s Grade 6 class who will be presenting our 2nd week of Advent Liturgy on Monday, December 6th at 12:45. We also thank Mr. Lucibello’s Grade 7 class who presented the 1st week of Advent Liturgy last Monday.

CHARITY DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

Throughout the season of Advent we are offering some acts of almsgiving in which you may be interested:

1) Our Food Drive to support the Food4Kids organization serving local families. A focus this week our Grades 3-5. Items of greatest need are:

2) Gift Card/Financial Donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Benedict Parish. The mission of the Society is to provide support to families, children and seniors in need. Gift cards can be dropped off at the school. Financial donations can be made online at: https://www.ssvphaltonpc.org/Milton/StBenedict/. Click “donate” and select St. Benedict – Milton.

3) Candy Cane Sales to support the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Benedict Parish. From December 6th – 10th the Grade 8s from Mrs. Mills class will be selling candy canes to students for $1 each, to a maximum of $5. Students will come to the classrooms to sell the item, and money must be brought in ziploc bags.

Selling dates: Dec 6 – Kindergarten, Dec 7 – Grades 1&2, Dec 8 – Grades 3&4, Dec 9 – Grades 5&6, Dec 10 – Grades 7&8

4) Spirit Week during December 13th – 17th. Pay $5 and wear avoid wearing a uniform all week. Use SchoolCash Online to support the Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation.

GA NIGHT AT INDIGO

1) Head to Indigo Milton at 1180 Steeles Avenue on Tuesday December 7th from 5pm-8pm
2) Get some Christmas shopping done
3) Visit our table at the front of the store abs write your name on the registration list.
4) At the checkout identify that you are part of the Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School fundraiser and 20% of your total purchase value will be donated back to the school!

INTERSCHOOL VOLLEYBALL IS BACK!

The members of the girts team are: Ava A, Emma E, Mya F, Maliya H, Janae J, Faith K, Abigail M, Samantha M, Grace S, Ciara V, Samantha T, Nicole W and Maya Z. The team is coached by: Ms. Nixon and Mlle. Habashy.

The members of the boys team are: Jonah A, Carlos A, John B, Adam B, Isaak B, Will C, Kain D, Paul D, George E, Christopher F, Luc P, Erben P, Nathan R and Joseph Z. The team is coached by Ms. MacIntyre, Ms. Hauzar and Ms. Shiu.

The season starts this week and continues into January 2022. Although spectators are not permitted to attend the gams, know that we are cheering you all the way!

PRIMARY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Our Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes are each preparing a Christmas song or skit. All the performances will be combined to create a video that parents, students, families and teachers will be able to view through a direct, private link.
  
The recordings will take place the week of December 13th – 17th.  We look forward to seeing the finished version!

LIBRARY NEWS

Follow the Library Learning Common on Twitter @GA_Library for more updates!

K-2 students heard Farley Follows His Nose by Lynn Johnston and Beth Cruikshank. We had fun making silly smelling noises!

Please help students return any library books before the holidays. We can start fresh in January!

iDARE NEWSLETTER

CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING

On Monday, December 6th at 6:30 pm we will be holding a Council Meeting. Please email Kelly Stephens at stephensk@hcdsb.org if you would like to join the meeting virtually.

FLIPGIVE

At Guardian Angels we continue to encourage families to use this fundraising site/app which allows the school to earn cash back on purchases made with several retailers where you’re likely already shopping.

KISS N’ RIDE REMINDERS

Families are reminded that the driveway directly beside the east and west side of the school is reserved for immediate kiss and ride drop-offs only. If you need to get out of your car to walk your child to the school yard, please do not use the kiss and ride are and park in a designated spot.

A reminder to not drive over the pylons placed in on the parking lot to direct traffic and please be respectful and polite to our staff supervisors trying to maintain a steady flow of traffic and ensuring the safety of everyone!

INCLEMENT WEATHER

As winter weather is fast approaching, parents are reminded to visit our website for important information and reminders regarding our Inclement Weather procedures and the Inclement Weather Transportation Zones maphttp://bit.ly/HCDSBInclementWeather  

Looking for notifications on bus delays and cancellations? Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) provides important information for parents and students who ride the bus to and from school. Bus delays and cancellation information can be found directly on the Delays & Cancellations page.

COVID-19

You should have received notification this week about 2 Covid-19 cases in our Guardian Angels community. Public Health continues to investigate and provides final determine of the status of classrooms remaining open or closed. As information is shared from Public Health, we will continue to relate it to the school community.

Please continue to be vigilant in following the guidelines set out by Public Health and the Halton Catholic School Board in order to maintain the safety of everyone. Please check for symptoms of COVID-19 in your children, and remember to conduct a self-assessment for each child every day before sending your children to school using the following link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Hawken, ChristopherSchool Update – Week of December 6, 2021