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December 6th – 10th, 2021

Prayer for the Second Week of Advent

Dear Jesus, your entered our world on Christmas as the Prince of Peace.  This Advent, as we strive to become the best version of ourselves fill us with a deep and abiding peace.  Help us share that peace with everyone we encounter, especially those who need it most. Amen.

Christmas Initiative for Catholic Children’s Aid Society

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We are continuing with our annual school Christmas donations to support families who are part of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society. In the past, our wonderful SHOJ families have been so generous as we support 50 families and we make a positive difference in their lives at Christmas!

This year, once again due to Covid-19, our collection will look differently at the request of the CCAS, and we still anticipate making another amazing impact!

We need your help! As a Catholic Faith community, we will join together in this worthwhile cause!

All monetary donations will be made through School Cash Online at https://hcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/. Parents may pay here in set donation amounts of $10, $20, $30 or a combination of each. All collected money will go to the CCAS who will use this money to purchase appropriate gift cards for our fifty sponsored families. To further the impact of your generosity, your monetary gift will be matched by the Diocese of Hamilton!

To view our flyer with all information please click the link below. The deadline for all donations is Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

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Toiletries Drive for Burlington Food Bank

We will also be supporting the Burlington Food Bank who indicate that they are most in need of toiletry items for families this holiday season i.e. toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoos, soap, deodorant, body wash, etc. Please send these to school with your child who may place these in a bin located in each classroom. The deadline for all donations is Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Advent Colours Spirit Day

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Students are encouraged to wear their Advent colours (purple, pink and green) to school this upcoming Friday. 

Scent Awareness

Please keep in mind that our school is a scent sensitive environment where we have students and staff members with very severe allergies to any fragrances such as perfume, cologne, and scented hand/body lotions/sprays. Please do not wear this when visiting or volunteering in the school and please do not have your child wearing these products. We appreciate your support and cooperation in this regard!

HCDSB Family Paint Night – Tuesday, December 7th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Indigenous Artist, Moses Lunham, will be hosting another HCDSB Family Paint Night on YouTube LIVE on Tuesday, December 7th from 6PM – 8PM. Visit https://www.youtube.com/c/grandmothersvoice for more details. Many of our Intermediate students loved painting with him along with their classes this month as they learned about treaties. You can also paint along with Moses in the comfort of your own homes!

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Looking Ahead…

  • Boys and Girls Volleyball Teams are in action all month!
  • Grade 5 & 6 Intramural Dodgeball
  • December 10th – Wear your Advent colours!
  • December 16th – Red & Green / Christmas Sweater Day & Virtual Assembly
  • December 17th – PJ Day & Last Day of School before Christmas Break
Dec
5
Sun
Second Week of Advent
Dec 5 – Dec 11 all day
Dec
6
Mon
Advent Wreath Prayer
Dec 6 all day

Advent Wreath prayer led by Mr. Susi and Mrs. Durand.

Pizza Day
Dec 6 all day
Dec
10
Fri
Wear your Advent colours
Dec 10 all day
Dec
12
Sun
Third Week of Advent
Dec 12 – Dec 18 all day
Dec
13
Mon
Pizza Day
Dec 13 all day
Dec
15
Wed
Advent Wreath Prayer
Dec 15 all day

Advent Wreath prayer led by Mr. Susi and Mrs. Durand.

Dec
16
Thu
Red & Green/Christmas Sweater Day
Dec 16 all day
Dec
17
Fri
Pyjama Day and Early Dismissal at 2:10 p.m.
Dec 17 all day
Dec
19
Sun
Fourth Week of Advent
Dec 19 – Dec 25 all day
Durand, PaulaDecember 6th – 10th, 2021