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Weekly Update: Dec. 9 – 13

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As we enter into the last two weeks before our Christmas Break, please be mindful that on days buses are cancelled, it is only bus students who are excused. All other absences must be reported through Safe Arrivals. Ensure children have dressed appropriately for the weather. To play in the snow, students should be wearing snow pants and boots.

Thanks again for your generous support on Paint the Town Red Day. We were able to raise $1600 for the United Way!

Early Dismissal Friday, December 20th: 

Students will be dismissed at 2:15 PM (90 minutes early) on this day.

Please read on to learn about the wonderful Advent activities and initiatives going on at St. Anthony of Padua School. Classroom teachers are also posting many activities on their Twitter feeds.

Ten Days of Christmas: 

We are collecting gift cards to support the St. Vincent de Paul this Christmas season. Students are asked to bring in the gift cards until this Thursday. Thank you for your generosity.

Sock Drive: 

We are collecting new socks to support Halton Women’s Place until December 16th. Thank you for any support you can provide.

Family Christmas Night: Thursday, December 12th

We look forward to the 100 families who have signed up to attend this year’s event. Thank you to our Catholic School Council for organizing this evening.

Advent Mass: Friday, December 13th – 10 AM @ Holy Rosary Parish

Grades 1 – 8 will be bussed to the church to celebrate the Eucharist. All are welcome.

Kindergarten Christmas Concert: Wednesday, Dec 18th @ 2:00 PM

Parents of our kindergarten students are invited to enjoy this seasonal showcase of our FDK classes.

Joy Day & PJ’s Civvies Day: Thursday, December 19th

Students will participate in fun and faith-based activities with their classes on this day.

For all upcoming events and spirit days, please see the calendar: 

Christmas Family Night
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Catholic School Council is hosting a family fun night with refreshments, music, gingerbread decorating, and photo with Santa. Please register on School Cash online.

Advent Mass
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Advent Mass @ Holy Rosary Church for Grades 1-8

Joy Day – Wear your PJs
Dec 19 @ 6:01 pm – 7:01 pm
Christmas Break – Early Dismissal 2:15 PM
Dec 20 @ 2:15 pm

On December 20th, school will dismiss at 2:15 PM, 90 minutes prior to our regular dismissal time.

Kernels Popcorn Orders
Jan 20 @ 6:46 pm – 7:46 pm

Thank you for the continued support for our popcorn program!  Buttersalt seems to be the fan favourite here at St. Anthony of Padua!  The next deliveries will be happening on February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5, 12, 26.  Are you brave enough to try a new flavour?  Check out CASHONLINE and get your orders in for the month of February and March, as the deadline to order is January 20th.

Kindergarten Registration
Jan 21 – Jan 22 all day

Kindergarten Registration will take place between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM on the 21 and 22 of January. Please click on the link for further information:

Grade Seven Menactra Vaccinations
Jan 23 all day
Jersey Civvies Day- Wear your favourite team’s jersey or shirt
Jan 24 all day
PA Day – No School for Students
Jan 31 @ 6:53 pm – 7:53 pm
ISW Winter Uniform Sale
Feb 1 – Feb 8 all day

Online Code: febsale


Your partners in Catholic Education, 

G. Giacalone,    L. MacLennan,     D. Owens



Elementary Vice-PrincipalWeekly Update: Dec. 9 – 13