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Weekly Update #15

Grace and Peace: Family Advent Wreath - December 16, Week 3 - Joy

This weekend we light the third candle on the Advent Wreath. Happiness is an emotion that can disappear as quickly as it rises to the surface. Joy, however, is a choice. We have a choice. God gives us a joy that is unconquerable. Joy is trusting when you want to doubt. As Christ followers we aren’t pressured to do it all for everyone. We trust in Jesus to do the heavy lifting. The key is trust. Joy is receiving what you want to reject. Joy is celebrating when you want to fear.  What are some small things that we can do to bring joy to our lives and the lives of others?

Advent Liturgy:

On Monday, December 13th, our Grade Six students will be hosting a Virtual Advent Liturgy at 2:05 p.m. 

Early Dismissal – December 17th 

December 17th, 2021 is the final day of school before Christmas Break.  The school board has confirmed that this will be an early release day for students.  Lumen Christi students will be released 90 minutes early this day, dismissal time will be 1:20 pm.  Bus drop off times will be adjusted accordingly.  Please ensure that your family has a plan in place for after school care for your child.

Rapid Antigen Test Kits for In-Person Learners:

During the week of December 13th – 17th, your child will be taking home a Rapid Antigen Screening Kit for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.   

The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school.  These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status, however, should only be used when a child is asymptomatic (does not have any symptoms of COVID-19) and has not had any exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.  

Please note, your child’s participation in this rapid antigen screening is voluntary and is not a required action for return to school after the Christmas break.  

Thank you for your ongoing support as we work closely with the Ministry of Education and Halton Public Health to help keep our community safe and healthy for all. 

Confirmation of Daily Covid-19 Student Screening Log:

Upon return in the new year, parents/guardians/students must complete the Ontario School Screening Tool each morning prior to or upon arrival for each student.  Confirmation of the daily screening must be provided to the classroom teacher upon entry into the school.  A salmon coloured hard copy will come home with students next week. Please find attached a copy as well.

COVID-19 health and safety updates for schools:

Winter Break Travel
With the holiday season approaching, it is anticipated that many staff, students and families will choose to make travel plans over the break. We would like to remind families to follow federal directives related to international travel and quarantine requirements

Christmas Cheer Calendar of Events!

Dressing for Winter!

Please ensure your child is dressed each day to play outside at recess. Students are outside for all regular outside activities when it is warmer than -15°C. When temperatures range between -15°C to -20°C, students may remain outside for no longer than 20-minute intervals, once temperatures are colder than -20°C students must remain inside.

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.

Lumen Christi Spirit Wear:

We are excited to announce that our school’s ‘Spirit Wear’ store is now live! These items are not part of the school uniform, rather supplementary SPIRT WEAR.

Please see the flyer for details.

ORDER ONLINE AT:

https://teamandspiritwear.com/Lumen-Christi

ORDER DUE DATE:  DECEMBER 16TH, 2021

Flip-Give:

The Christmas Season is here! We know that more and more families are shopping on-line this year. 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 for Flip-give, inputting our code, and supporting the school, each time you make an on-line purchase. 

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: https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?joincode=FPJPVK

Or enter this code: FPJPVK

Please reach out if you have any questions.

Weekly Wellness Tip:

Take time every day to enjoy something about the season. It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of decorating and shopping and baking and wrapping. But are you enjoying any of it? Stop. Breathe. Take a few minutes to enjoy the decorations on the tree, notice the beauty of the lights. Savor one of the cookies. Inhale the warm smells coming from your oven or the scents of the season. Wrapping a gift can be just another chore or it can be a way to quietly celebrate what the intended receiver means to you.  The beauty, magic and appreciation of the season is here.

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Upcoming Events and Activities at Lumen Christi

Dec
9
Thu
Dress your Best Spirit Day! (Filming of Christmas Concert)
Dec 9 all day
Dec
13
Mon
Advent Liturgy
Dec 13 all day
Wear Plaid Day – Spirit Day!
Dec 13 all day
Dec
14
Tue
Red and Green Day!
Dec 14 all day
Dec
15
Wed
Christmas PJ Day!
Dec 15 all day
Virtual Christmas Concert- Grades Kindergarten and Grades1-3 (Youtube Link to be shared)
Dec 15 all day
Dec
16
Thu
JOY DAY and Christmas Sweater Day!
Dec 16 all day
Dec
17
Fri
ELF Yourself!
Dec 17 all day
Dec
20
Mon
Christmas Break
Dec 20 – Dec 31 all day
Jan
3
Mon
Return to School from Christmas Break
Jan 3 all day
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