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Weekly Update: March 1 – 5

My transfigured Lord, You shone in radiance before the eyes of Your Apostles so that they could testify to the beauty of the life to which we are all called.  During this Lent, help me to face my sin with courage and confidence in You and in Your power to not only forgive but also transform. May I die to sin more deeply than ever before so as to share more fully in the glory of Your divine life.  Jesus, I trust in You. (My Catholic Life)

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We send good wishes to all our families as we enter the second week of Lent. Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and alms-giving. As our Lenten initiative for this year, we are asking our St. Anthony of Padua community to participate and pledge support of the HCCF 24 Hour Fast to support children in our Halton community.

HCCF 24 Hour Fast: March 30-31

As a Catholic Community, we are called by Jesus to care for others. The HCCF strives to do this by providing financial assistance to students and their families in need – creating Hope, Dignity and Equity so that students can access learning and education without financial barriers to success.

When you choose to fast – whether from food, social media, television, or something else, you’re connecting to our neighbours in need – those who are forced to fast by their poverty.

Joining our 24-hour fast is an opportunity to help your neighbours in need by raising awareness as well as funds through sponsors.

Struggling HCDSB families need your help to purchase food and other basic necessities, as well as financial assistance to participate fully in their education – for things like trips, team fees, and other learning materials.

We challenge our students and parents to choose something to fast from during the 24-hours from March 30 to March 31 and make a pledge in support of Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation through the St. Anthony Cares donation page. St. Anthony Cares 24 hour fast Our goal is to raise $5000, approximately $5 per student to support this worthy cause!! We realize these may be difficult times for some in our community. On behalf of HCCF, we thank you for any support you can offer.

Reminders for this week:

  • please ensure you are completing the Daily Self-Screening and following the directions given. Students and siblings of students exhibiting one or more symptoms of Covid-19 must stay home and isolate for ten days from onset of symptoms unless a doctor diagnoses another cause or a negative Covid-19 test result is given and the symptoms have improved.
  • please use the designated crossing guard daily. Remind students to not cross the middle of road-ways
  • remind children to avoid walking on water retention ponds or any open water as ice is very thin
  • please demonstrate care and patience in the Kiss’n’Ride lanes
  • dress in layers for variable temperatures during the day
  • ensure students have a refillable water bottle and indoor shoes at school
  • complete, sign, and return the bottom half of page 4 of the report card

O.C.S.G.E. Medallions

Congratulations to our February recipients of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation medallion!! These students exemplify the characteristics of a life-long learner.

Kindergarten: Soulveah T, Angelina K, Mia B, Sebastian C, Marina M

Primary: Dominique J, Mateo D, Nelson C, Charlotte K, Joan A, Mia P, Nathen F, Karissa B, Adriana P

Junior: Olivia C, Paulina R, Oyin A, Gabriella C, Madison P, Neveah G, Spencer R, Amen M, Matteo M, Noah L

Intermediate: Ryan B, Sabrina X, Yasmine I, Vanessa C, Nadia D, Schilo N.  

In March our focus is striving to be a Collaborative Contributor or a Team Player. A team player is one who says,

I co-operate with others in all that I do
I value everyone’s work
I respect and listen to others
I think of others before myself
I follow rules of fair play
I work hard in school so that I can build my community and make it a better place
Because I am a team player, I know that ‘Together is Better’, and we will live our lives like Jesus.

Anti-Bullying Awareness Week

Thank you to Mrs. Bozzo-Bulatovic for organizing our daily activities for anti-bullying awareness. We had a sea of pink on Friday!! We recognize that it is important to stand up for others every day as we strive to be more like Jesus in our thoughts, words and actions.

Spirit Week: March 15 – 19

As March Break is postponed till April this year, we are looking to brighten the lives of our students and staff as we come to school during what would have been vacation time. The week of March 15 – 19 will be a ‘civvies week’ for students and we encourage students to dress according to the following themes each day:

Monday, March 15th: Back of the closet Day (wear something you haven’t worn in a long time)

Tuesday, March 16th: Denim and Flannel Day, “Canadian Tuxedo”

Wednesday, March 17th: Green and White day for St. Patty’s

Thursday, March 18th: Hat Day!

Friday, March 19th: Comfy Cozy Day

Please ensure all outfits adhere to our Catholic values.

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Owens, DonnaWeekly Update: March 1 – 5