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Weekly Update for November 1

Daily School Screening

  • Thank you for your continued diligence in completing the COVID-19 school screening for each child every day. Completing the screening, wearing masks, maintaining proper hand hygiene, distancing, and staying home when sick are all ways we can help to keep the children in our care and our community safe.

The Saidat Show Friday

  • On Friday our students in Grades 4-8 will have a live (virtual) presentation from Saidat about:
    • Creating an Inclusive Environment
    • Combating Discrimination and Racism 
    • Appreciating Diversity 
    • Learning about Social Justice
    • Creating a Socially Responsible Classroom
  • Our students in Kindergarten – Grade 3 will receive access to age-appropriate video resources on these topics as well.
  • For more information about Saidat and her messages for students, please see her website here: http://www.saidat.ca/schools/

Poinsettia Sale

  • Our Catholic School Council is hosting a Poinsettia Sale to raise funds for the school.  What a great way to kick off the holiday decorating season with these beautiful poinsettias which are available in 6, 8, and 10 inch sizes and in different colours!
  • Orders are due by 3 pm on Friday, November 12. Payment can be made through SchoolCashOnline. If you have trouble placing your order through SchoolCashOnline, please contact the office.
  • Plants will be able to be picked up from school on Thursday, December 2. We will share more information about the exact location, times, and procedures closer to December 2.

Catholic School Council Meeting

  • Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 8 at 6:30 pm. We will meet virtually through Teams. If you would like to see an item on the agenda, or attend the meeting, please email Mrs. Dore-Anderson at dorer@hcdsb.org by Wednesday, November 3 at 4 pm.

Sacraments for Students in Grades 2 and 7

Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation – Evening with Bishop Crosby

  • 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).
  • HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning.
  • Please consider donating to the foundation by attending the Evening with Bishop Crosby on Wednesday, November 17.
  • For more information, please see the website here: https://www.hccf.ca/evening-with-bishop-crosby/

Dressing for the Weather

  • We will continue to encourage outdoor play and learning as much as possible this year, so please send your children to school prepared for the cooler weather.
  • Students should have both indoor and outdoor shoes (or boots) here at school.
  • Unless it is raining heavily, we will head outside for recess, so please ensure your child has a water-resistant coat with a hood or a hat. Students are not permitted to use umbrellas on the school yard during recess.
  • Thank you in advance for your help and support in keeping our students active and healthy!

Upcoming Events

Nov
5
Fri
The Saidat Show
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Our students in Grades 4-8 will receive a live virtual presentation about the following:
  • Creating Inclusive Environment
  • Combating Discrimination and Racism 
  • Appreciating Diversity 
  • Learning about Social Justice
  • Creating a Socially Responsible Classroom
We will also have access to a 10 part video series for our students in Kindergarten to Grade 3:
  • Creating a Friendly, Kind, and Helpful Classroom
  • Amplifying the Importance of Learning
  • Developing Well-Being
  • Building a Socially Responsible Classroom
  • Discussing Diversity and Inclusion
For more information about the Saidat Show, please see the link here: http://www.saidat.ca/schools/
Nov
8
Mon
Catholic School Council Meeting
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

To participate in our virtual Catholic School Council meeting, please email Mrs. Dore-Anderson for the link.

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

We will be marking Remembrance Day with a liturgy at 10:45 am. The liturgy will be virtual. If you are a member of our school community and interested in attending, please contact Mrs. Dore-Anderson.

Nov
12
Fri
Poinsettia Sale – LAST DAY TO PLACE YOUR ORDER
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Poinsettia Sale - LAST DAY TO PLACE YOUR ORDER
  • Our Catholic School Council will be hosting a Poinsettia Sale to raise funds for the school.  What a great way to celebrte the Advent season with these beautiful poinsettias which are available in 6, 8, and 10 inch sizes and in different colours!
  • Orders are due by 3 pm on Friday, November 12. Payment can be made through SchoolCashOnline. If you have trouble placing your order through SchoolCashOnline, please contact the office.
  • Plants will be able to be picked up from school on Thursday, December 2. We will share more information about the exact location, times, and procedures closer to December 2.
Nov
17
Wed
Picture Orders Due
Nov 17 all day
Picture Orders Due

Today is the last day to place your school picture order. You can do so online or by returning the form and payment to your child’s teacher. If you would like your child to have retakes, he or she can return the package to the photographer on November 24.

HCCF – Evening with Bishop Crosby
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm
HCCF - Evening with Bishop Crosby
  • 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).
  • HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning.
  • Please consider donating to the foundation by attending the Evening with Bishop Crosby on Wednesday, November 17.
  • For more information, please see the website here: https://www.hccf.ca/evening-with-bishop-crosby/
Nov
23
Tue
Last Day to Book Interviews
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Today is the last day to book your interview for November 25 or 26. Please refer to the email sent November 12 for more information about how to book.

Nov
24
Wed
K-8 Reports Home
Nov 24 all day

Reports will go home via email this year.

Picture Retakes
Nov 24 all day
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