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Weekly Update #9

“We can only build the future by standing together including everyone.” ~Pope Francis

All Saints Day – Nov 1st, All Souls Day – Nov 2nd

Hallowe’en Dance-a-thon Success!!

What an amazing event! Thank you to parents, guardian, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, family friends, who generously donated to the dance-a-thon. 

Thank you to:

Mrs. Bazinet and Mrs. Costa for their leadership in organizing the dance-a-thon!

Mr. Salvucci and Mr. Serafin for the amazing job as DJs!

Mrs. Medeiros for the exquisite balloon arch!

Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Ricci, Mrs. Watts, Mrs. Nwosu, Mrs. Tyndall (for photography) for setting up, decorating, and supervising the dance-a-thon!

Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Nwosu, Mrs. Andrisani, Mrs. Ricci, and Mrs. Duarte-Wong for donating to the event!

Mrs. Facchini and Mrs. Montoni for allowing us to use their Hallowe’en inflatables!

Starbucks on Tremaine for the gift card donation!

We have currently raised over $17, 000!! The students are so excited about the ticket draw on Monday!

A Message from St. Benedict Parish:

St. Benedict Church is unable to offer children’s liturgy in person at the church, however once again they will offer it virtually.  Please find the links for the month of November.

Fr Jim

November 7:

November 14:

November 21:

November 28:

November is Indigenous Awareness Month at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB)

Throughout the month of November and during this school year, students and staff will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada.

Days of Importance:

  • Treaties Recognition Week will be celebrated November 1-7, 2021. Resources have been provided to elementary schools to educate students about the importance of treaties and how they have helped to shape the province of Ontario. ​
  • Inuit Day, November 7, 2021. On this day we recognize the cultures, histories, contemporary contexts and rich contributions of Inuit peoples in our community and across the country. 
  • National Indigenous Veterans Day, November 8, 2021.  This is a memorial day observed in Canada in recognition of Indigenous contributions to military service, particularly in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. 
  • Louis Riel Day, November 16, 2021. Louis Riel was a great Métis leader who helped his people form a government and become part of the newly created Dominion of Canada in 1870. ​

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.

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:

Remembrance Day Liturgy:

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

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

Weekly Wellness Tip:

Positive affirmations can help you challenge and overcome negative or self-sabotaging negative thoughts. When you repeat them often and start believing in them, you can start to make positive changes. They help release negativity, worry, anxiety and stress when repeated over and over and over again. They begin to change your thoughts, slowly changing your pattern of thinking and ultimately changing your life. 

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Upcoming Events and Activities at Lumen Christi

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
Peace Walk
Nov 17 all day
Progress Reports Go Home
Nov 24 all day

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