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
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.
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
Students are encouraged to wear their Advent colours (purple, pink and green) to school this upcoming Friday.
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!
- 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
Advent Wreath prayer led by Mr. Susi and Mrs. Durand.