Dear Parents and Guardians,
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God”
As we embark on a new week, we first want to thank our Grade 7/8 and 8 French Immersion students and teachers for preparing a beautiful Remembrance Day liturgy. This liturgy asks us to remember those that have given up so much for us in their quest to bring peace to the world. The call to be peacemakers in our school, in our family and in our community, is especially important as we begin to prepare for Advent and the birth of Christ, the Prince of Peace. It is a time for us to ready our hearts, minds and souls and we ask the important question “How do I exemplify Peace in our World?” We are looking forward to our liturgy on Wednesday, November 11th at 10:45 a.m.
Please refer to the information updates below:
Remembrance Day Virtual Liturgy: Wednesday, November 11th
SHOJ students will take part in a virtual Remembrance Day liturgy using Microsoft Teams at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11th. Thank you to our Grade 7/8 and 8 French Immersion students for leading us in prayer!
The Remembrance Day Liturgy will be recorded and the video will be posted on the school’s YouTube channel. A link will be sent to parents via email once the video is available to be viewed. Please note that this will be a recording of the liturgy and not a live event.
On Wednesday, November 11th we will sell poppies. If you would like one for your child, please send in a donation on this day.
Halloween Danceathon Update
Thank you to SHOJ families for your generous donations to our Halloween Danceathon fundraiser! We are counting our total money raised and will announce this and the classroom prize winners soon!
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.
Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews
Elementary Progress Reports will go home on Tuesday, November 24th.
Click here for 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.
November 2020 Uniform Requests
Sacred Heart of Jesus wants to offer parents a wonderful opportunity to obtain uniform clothing that the school has in storage. We understand uniform pieces can be costly and with the current situation of COVID, we would like to offer the option of requesting uniform pieces from our current supplies for FREE.
Click here for more information.
School Uniform Reminder
Sacred Heart of Jesus is a uniform school. This means that students may only wear official SHOJ uniform clothing while in class. Students may wear non-uniform sweaters/hoodies when outside for recess only. Non-uniform sweaters/hoodies must be removed upon entering the classroom with the exception of Grade 8’s wearing their grad hoodies once their order arrives.
SHOJ Scholastic Virtual Book Fair: November 16th-30th
The SHOJ Scholastic Virtual Book Fair will be held from November 16th -30th.
Soon you will be able to build your home library with new books to inspire and engage the young readers in your home!
- Every purchase earns Book Fair Rewards that can be used for resources to support your school!
- Orders are delivered right to your home! Safe and Easy.
- FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on orders over $35!
When it’s time to shop, visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair site using this link:
For a preview of the fair please click the link below!
Thank you to Ms. Pope for all her hard work to make the Book Fair a success!
As winter weather is fast approaching, parents are reminded to visit the HCDSB website linked here for important information and reminders regarding theBoard’s Inclement Weather procedures and the Inclement Weather Transportation Zones map
Important Parking Lot Information – Pavement Only Recess Zones
On days where the field is too wet or icy to play on, but weather is appropriate for students to play outdoors, the pavement has been divided into 12 smaller zones for students to use. To maintain distancing in the zones, there will be no sports or play equipment used during these Pavement Only Recesses. To accommodate student play, we will be closing our East Parking Lot (Kindergarten side of school) on these days.
It is important for parents who park in this lot at end of day to pick up their child to note that the lot will be closed until 3:10 p.m. Pylons will be removed after our last recess of the day and the lot will be available in plenty of time for 3:40 p.m. dismissal.
Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest
With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from October 28th through November 25th, 2020.
Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas, and highlight in their individual submissions how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas.
To minimize the distribution of paper and for the health and safety of our students, staff and school communities, the Board will be accepting submissions ONLINE ONLY this year. Student work can be entered into the contest through an online form available on the official contest page.
Click here for more information about the HCDSB contest.
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.
A delicious way to support local business and our school!
Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation (HCCEF)
HCCEF is an independent charitable organization, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. Since 2012 they have partnered with HCDSB to support students and families in need. Schools identify the student or family in need and apply to HCCEF for assistance. Funding is used to purchase the need on behalf of the student or family (i.e. basic necessities or school activities with a fee).
To help HCDSB students succeed at school by providing financial support to families in need.
All HCDSB students have equitable opportunities at school, regardless of financial barriers.
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 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.