Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to November! It was wonderful to touch base with parents at our virtual Curriculum Night. We also had a Spooktacular time at our Dance-a-thon on Friday. We were pleased so many students were able to enjoy the merriment that day. A huge thank you to all for your generous financial support in our fundraising initiative!
Please refer to the information updates below:
Halloween Danceathon Fundraiser
Sacred Heart of Jesus held our Annual Halloween Danceathon on Friday, October 30th. Amazing costumes and energetic dancing! We will announce class prizes and our grand total soon. Your generous donations are much appreciated and will go a long way to support student learning at SHOJ!
Halloween Candy at Snack Time
Please Note: SHOJ is an allergen reduced environment and even at Halloween, we must adhere to HCDSB protocol around foods coming into the school. Please monitor any foods coming in for snack to ensure that they comply with the information below:
‘Products that contain or ‘may contain’ peanuts and tree nuts are not to be brought onto school site.’
Grade 1 French Immersion Online Registration: November 9th-20th
The online registration process for the 2021-2022 school year will take place in November.
The online registration form will be available for 2 weeks, beginning Monday, November 9th, 2020 and ending on Friday, November 20th, 2020.
Click here for more information.
November is Indigenous Awareness Month
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 of SHOJ will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada.
Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews
Elementary Progress Reports will go home on Tuesday, November 24th. Please watch for upcoming information about signing up for online Parent-Teacher Interviews that will take place on Thursday, November 26th in the evening and Friday, November 27th during the day.
Cobs Bread School Donation Support
Cobs Bread customers who visit the Headon Forest location (Unit B18, 3450 Dundas St, Burlington) and indicate that they are with Sacred Heart of Jesus will have 10% of their order total donated to the school.
What a delicious way to support local business and our school!
10TH ANNUAL HCCEF EVENING WITH BISHOP CROSBY – VIRTUAL EDITION
The HCCEF Evening with Bishop Crosby is always such a wonderful gathering of the Halton Community. Although we will not be able to meet in person this year, we can still gather virtually as a community. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Highlights of the evening will include:
HCCEF has seen a 375% increase in the number of HCDSB students helped from March to September compared to the same time last year. HCCEF programs are funding solely by our fundraising initiatives (i.e. events, donations, grants, corporate support).
HCCEF wants to be able to continue to say “yes” to supporting low-income HCDSB students and their families with basic necessities, because education directly influences students’ life chances – and life outcomes. Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. They need your help to do this.
Canadian Red Cross Stay Safe Course
Click here for more information on upcoming dates for Canadian Red Cross Stay Safe courses. This course takes place over 2 days in 2-hour and 15min increments during the course of one weekend. Similar to the babysitting course, Stay Safe has been adapted to keep the students engaged while online through the use of games, chat discussions and videos. This course is for youth aged 9 to 13.
This course will still cover everything that is taught in the in-person course including:
- How to be safe on your own at home
- Importance of following rules and being prepared
- Building daily routines and making the right choices
- Safety checks at home and in the neighbourhood
- Fire safety
- Preventing the spread of germs and building a first aid kit
- Check, Call, Care (including phoning 911)
- Learning about choking, asthma, allergies
- An introduction to First aid (minor cuts, scrapes, life threatening bleeding, nosebleeds, bumps, bruises, burns)
- understanding illness, poisons, insect stings