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Weekly Update December 13th – 17th, 2021

Prayer for the Third Sunday of Advent

Joy-Filled Giver of Life, let the anticipation of your birth fill us with overflowing joy. May our excitement and anticipation be a sign to the world that you are always near.

Amen.

Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Rapid Antigen Test Kits

On Wednesday, December 15th your child will be taking home a Rapid Antigen Screening Kit for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.   

The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school.  These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status, however, should only be used when a child is asymptomatic (does not have any symptoms of COVID-19) and has not had any exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.  

Please note, your child’s participation in this rapid antigen screening is voluntary and is not a required action for return to school after the Christmas break.  

Thank you for your ongoing support as we work closely with the Ministry of Education and Halton Public Health to help keep our community safe and healthy for all. 

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!

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!

The deadline for all donations is Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

Toiletries Drive for the Burlington Food Bank

This Advent season we are 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.

Red & Green/Christmas Sweater Day – Thursday, December 16th

Students are encouraged to wear red and green or their favourite Christmas Sweater to school this upcoming Thursday. This will be a non-uniform day for those students who wish to participate.

PJ Day and Christmas Virtual Assembly – Friday, December 17th

Students are invited to wear their pajamas to school on Friday. This will be a non-uniform day for those students who wish to participate. We will also be holding a virtual Christmas assembly to mark the last day of school prior to Christmas vacation.  Please note parents we will be dismissing early on Friday at 2:10 p.m.

Merry Christmas SHOJ!

This beautiful artwork is courtesy of Nicholas G., Grade 3.

The staff of Sacred Heart of Jesus would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a blessed and holy Christmas season.

May God bless you as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and may you have PEACE to bless each day, HOPE for each tomorrow and JOY for the year ahead.

Dec
5
Sun
Second Week of Advent
Dec 5 – Dec 11 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
Dec
20
Mon
Christmas Break
Dec 20 – Dec 31 all day
Jan
5
Wed
Return to School for Students – Proof of Covid Screening Required
Jan 5 all day
Durand, PaulaWeekly Update December 13th – 17th, 2021