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Weekly Update: October 26th-30th

Dear Parents and Guardians,

There is lots of excitement in the air this week as we prepare for our Spooktacular Halloween Danceathon on Friday! We continue to accept pledge forms for the Danceathon and we thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

Please refer to the information updates below:

Halloween Danceathon Fundraiser

As you are aware our Sacred Heart of Jesus will have our Annual Halloween Danceathon on Friday, October 30th. Unfortunately, we are unable to invite parents and pre-school siblings to join us this year.

An envelope that will act as our pledge sheet went home on Monday, October 19th with each student. Pledges can be made via the school website or via cheque. Please return all pledges and envelopes by Monday, November 2nd.

Click here for information on class and individual prizes such as class parties and more!

Halloween Costume Considerations

In our Catholic education community, we want to promote respect, inclusion and empathy for all individuals. As you select a Halloween costume, we encourage you to consider the following to avoid being disrespectful or offensive:

  • 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 dressing up as a culture, altering my skin colour or borrowing from a religion that is not my own or part of my background?
  • No replica weapons at school
  • Students must be able to independently dress in to or out of costume when using the washroom
  • Students must wear their PPE masks as per Covid procedures at all times while in the school building. Please do not send your child with a Halloween mask that will interfere with this protection.
  • The Danceathon portion of the day will include 30 minutes of outdoor dancing with a DJ. Please consider the weather so that your child will be warm while in costume outdoors (i.e. the student may wear a jacket over their costume, extra sweater, etc.)

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.’

HCDSB

**Please do not send in candy or treats for your child’s class. These will not be distributed as per Covid-19 procedures**

Curriculum Night 2020

We are looking forward to our SHOJ Curriculum Night to be held on Thursday, October 29th using Microsoft Teams. Teachers will host 2 sessions (6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.). Teachers will provide a link to the session from their D2L site. Teachers will be sending home some information prior to Thursday for parents to review in advance of the virtual presentation and Q & A session.

Cobs Bread School Donation and Ongoing Support

Thank you to Cobs Bread, Headon Forest for their donation of $669.00! This is part of an ongoing school partnership.

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!

HFFT Grab’n’Go Boxes Have Arrived!

A huge thank you to Halton Food for Thought for continuing to support HCDSB students in healthy snacking! SHOJ has received their first monthly delivery of Grab’n’Go boxes for our classrooms. These boxes contain individually packaged snacks that teachers can distribute to students as needed.

For more information of Halton Food for Thought and how they support student nutrition or to volunteer with them please click here.

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:

  • A Reception with friends at your virtual “table”
  • Musical Entertainment by HCDSB students
  • Recognition of Bishop Douglas Crosby’s 10th Anniversary of his installment as the Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton
  • Keynote address by Bishop Crosby

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.

Click here for more information or to book a “virtual table”

Oct
29
Thu
Curriculum Night
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We have a new date for our SHOJ Curriculum Night. Please mark your calendars for Thursday, October 29th using Microsoft Teams. Teachers will host 2 sessions (6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.). Details to come on how to access the sessions.
Oct
30
Fri
Halloween Danceathon
Oct 30 all day
Halloween Danceathon

As you are aware our Sacred Heart of Jesus will have our Annual Halloween Danceathon on Friday, October 30th. Unfortunately, we are unable to invite parents and pre-school siblings to join us this year.

An envelope that will act as our pledge sheet went home on Monday, October 19th with each student. Pledges can be made via the school website or via cheque. Please return all pledges and envelopes by Monday, November 2nd.

Click here for information on class and individual prizes such as class parties and more!

Halloween Costume Considerations

In our Catholic education community, we want to promote respect, inclusion and empathy for all individuals. As you select a Halloween costume, we encourage you to consider the following to avoid being disrespectful or offensive:

  • 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 dressing up as a culture, altering my skin colour or borrowing from a religion that is not my own or part of my background?

 

  • No replica weapons at school
  • Students must be able to independently dress in to or out of costume when using the washroom
  • Students must wear their PPE masks as per Covid procedures at all times while in the school building. Please do not send your child with a Halloween mask that will interfere with this protection.
  • The Danceathon portion of the day will include 30 minutes of outdoor dancing with a DJ. Please consider the weather so that your child will be warm while in costume outdoors (i.e. the student may wear a jacket over their costume, extra sweater, etc.)
Cochrane, DarrenWeekly Update: October 26th-30th