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Weekly Update #8

How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time. ~ Morgan Freeman ~

Thank you to our parent volunteers who have been working so hard to make this a great Dance-a-thon.  And, a BIG thank you to parents who have sent in donations for prizes! It is going to be a great event!

Looking Ahead…

Hallowe’en is around the corner! We are so excited to be hosting our Halloween Dance-a-thon this year.  We will be doing it outside on the blacktop on Wednesday, October 27th.  Rain dates set for Thursday or Friday. 

On the day of the dance-a-thon, students are encouraged to wear orange and black. On Friday, October 29, students can wear a Halloween costume! 

Hallowe’en Costume Selection:

The Halton Catholic District School Board is committed to creating and supporting a positive climate in each of our school communities, that fosters and promotes equity, inclusivity and celebrates diversity.  Halloween is a great time to dress up and have fun with costumes. There are endless possibilities for what children (and adults) can be for Halloween. A clown, a crime-fighting cartoon puppy, a banana, a giant hot dog, a Minecraft character, a velociraptor. However, another person’s culture should never be our costume.

In our Catholic education community, we want to promote respect, inclusion and empathy for all individuals. As you select a Halloween costume this year, we encourage you to talk to your children about becoming critical thinkers and social justice champions in all aspects of their lives.

The following are suggested questions to reflect on with your child when choosing a costume.  Your conversations at home on this topic directly help to support our school’s efforts to create and maintain an equitable and inclusive learning environment:

  • Is my costume making fun of a group of people, their culture or religion?
  • Does my costume reinforce jokes and stereotypes about certain groups, cultures or religions?
  • Am I altering my skin colour, facial/body features to make them more like a particular race, ethnicity, or cultural group?
  • Am I dressing up as a culture or borrowing from a religion that is not my own or is not part of my background?
  • Do I understand and respect the history or tradition of the culture that I am borrowing my costume from?

To learn more about the Halton Catholic District School Board’s commitment to Equity and Inclusive Education, please visit

Hallowe’en Candy and Treats

A reminder that we encourage our students to celebrate the spirit and fun of Halloween, however we cannot accept any food or candy items at school. Thank you for your understanding.

Hallowe’en Dance-a-thon

Our Dance-a-thon will take place on Wednesday, October 27th with Thursday, October 28th as a rain date. EARLY BIRD DRAW: Our Early Bird Draw is taking place on, Monday, October 25th.  Send in all pledge forms to your child’s teacher by Monday morning and they will receive one special Early Bird raffle ticket which will be entered into the Early Bird Draw for a Movie-Themed Prize! At this time we will only be able to accept on-line donations. See the pledge sheet that came home on Tuesday for more details.

Let’s get fundraising Lumen Christi and make this the best Dance-a-thon yet!

Join our FlipGive team for Lumen Christi

Lumen Christi has recently teamed up with “Flip-give”.  Flip-give is an app/ website that receives a commission when used and shares the profits with the school.  Many sports teams have used this service and several HCDSB schools are beginning to use this program, and it has proven to be quite successful.  Please consider downloading the app.  Fundraising for Lumen Christi is going to be so much easier with FlipGive.

We earn cash back on every purchase we make all year long! All you have to do is shop anytime with the brands you already love, like Home Depot, Walmart, Sport Chek, Indigo, Old Navy, Apple, Esso, and Loblaws. No more going door-to-door selling chocolate bars – it’s completely virtual and contactless.

Join our team now and you’ll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop:

Or enter this code: FPJPVK

Want to learn more? Check out this 2 minute video:

School Cash Online:

If you have not created an online account for School Cash Online you can still register. 

Here is the link:

Public Health Update for Schools

  • Public Health Update for Schools contains information, updates and resources from Halton Region Public Health on a variety of program areas.
  • Previous editions of the Public Health Update for schools are available on the School Years Program webpage.
  • Thank you for your continued support and partnership in keeping our community safe and healthy.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call 311.

Halton’s COVID-19 School and Child Care Information webpage includes information on:

  • frequently asked questions about COVID-19 in schools and childcare;
  • educational materials for parents; and
  • the Youth COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) webpages.

Remembrance Day Liturgy

On Thursday, November 11, 2021 we will participate in a virtual Remembrance Day Liturgy beginning at 10:45 am.

Weekly Wellness Tip:

Enjoy the little things in life. Gratitude creates a ripple effect of happiness. Gratitude is a powerful contagion that can be transferred to others. How can you incorporate gratitude into your daily life? Try writing in a gratitude journal at the end of each day. Create a family grateful jar or sharing what you are grateful for at dinner with your family.  Take a walk or drive and notice the goodness around you.

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Upcoming Events and Activities at Lumen Christi

Grade 8 Parent Information Night – Advanced Placement -BISHOP REDING 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hallowe’en Dance-a-thon! Wear Orange and Black!
Oct 27 all day
Wear your Hallowe’en Costume to School!
Oct 29 all day

Costume considerations to be safe at school:

Costumes must not:

– Impair vision or breathing, there are no costume masks to be brought to school as students will be wearing masks for COVID-19 protocol;

– Present a trip hazard to the wearer or the bystander;

– Represent disfiguring injury or, to put it bluntly, “blood and guts”;

– Promote themes or activities inappropriate for a Catholic elementary school;

– Be revealing or suggestive;

– Include weapons or replica weapons;

– Require staff to apply or remove costume pieces and/or make-up

Costumes must:

– Allow the student easy, independent access to the washroom. This is especially important for students from FDK to grade 2.

– Allow the student to wear sufficiently warm clothing over or under the costume as weather/temperature dictates for outdoor recess.

All Saints Day
Nov 1 all day
All Souls
Nov 2 all day
Council of Chairs Meeting
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier – Grade 8 Parent Information Night 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Catholic School Council Meeting #2
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sacrament of Confirmation @ St. Benedict Church
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Students have been assigned to one of 3 time slots – 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., or 8:00 p.m.

Remembrance Day Liturgy
Nov 11 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
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