Hawken, Christopher


Elementary Vice-Principal

School Update – Week of November 29th, 2021

“We wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Lord.” ADVENT BEGINS Sunday, November 28th marks the start of Advent.  It is a liturgical season symbolized by the colour purple, the colour of preparation and penance.  It is a time to reflect and prepare our hearts for the second coming of Christ at Christmas. Read

School Update – Week of November 22, 2021

“The Halton Catholic District School Board, in partnership with home and Church, is an inclusive and equitable learning community, dedicated to providing excellence in Catholic education by developing Christ-centred individuals enabled to transform society.” – Mission Statement of the Halton Catholic District School Board PROGRESS REPORT CARDS/INTERVIEWS The Elementary Progress Report for Grades 1 –

School Update – Week of November 15, 2021

“Let us strive to treat everyone with kindness, dignity, equity and respect through our actions and words.” – Guardian Angels motto BULLYING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WEEK The third week in November is the designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. This year’s theme is Restore, Rebuild and Renew. From November 15-19, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board

School Update – Week of November 8, 2021

NATIONAL ABORGINAL VETERANS DAY This November 8th is National Aboriginal Veterans Day, a day of remembrance and commemoration of the contributions of Indigenous veterans in the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War. This Aboriginal Veterans Day, we would like to express our gratitude for the contributions Indigenous veterans have made

School Update – Week of November 1, 2021

“Saints are not super people who are born perfect, but rather ordinary people who followed God with all their heart.” Pope Francis HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES Our Halloween Dance and Pumpkin Decorating Contest was a hit with staff and students! Each class was invited to decorate a pumpkin, generously donated by John’s No Frills, Teresa’s Garden Centre and

School Update – Week of October 25, 2021

“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit porch.” – Robert Brault HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES Our annual Halloween Dance-a-thon takes place on Friday, October 29th. Our Catholic School Council has arranged for packaged nut-free cookies to be distributed to students. Council has also arranged for the

School Update – Week of October 18

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus HALLOWEEN DANCE-A-THON On Friday, October 29th, the students are invited to dress up in costume. Students that do not wear costumes can wear black and orange as an alternative. To ensure everyone’s health and safety staff will be planning different fun classroom

School Update – Week of October 11

“Prayer is an aspiration of the heart. It is a simple glance directed to Heaven. It is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial as well as joy.” –St. Therese Lisieux FALL GATHERINGS – A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC HEALTH As we head into this Thanksgiving long weekend, it continues to be important

School Update – Week of October 4th

“Angel of God, my guardian dear, whom God has sent to help me here; Ever this day be at my side; To light, to guard, to rule, to guide.“ – School Prayer, recited daily MEMORIAL OF THE HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS FEAST DAY – OCTOBER 2nd The feast day of Guardian Angels is observed on October

School Update – Week of September 27th

“Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters.” ~ Kailash Satyarthi ORANGE SHIRT DAY – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th Orange Shirt Day is celebrated annually in recognition of our indigenous community. Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt and can wear non-uniform clothing on Thursday, September 30th to help raise awareness. They are