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Weekly Update: December 13 – 17

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”

Philippians 4:4-5

Third Week of Advent Liturgy and Advent Celebration

Our staff and students will be participating in the third week of Advent liturgy and celebration on Friday, December 17th. You are welcome to join us by clicking on the link that will be provided in your child’s D2L. A separate email will also be sent closer to the day. You will have an opportunity to participate in the liturgy and also enjoy a Christmas song presented by your child’s class in the Advent Celebration following the Liturgy.

Rapid Antigen Tests

During the week of Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th 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.

JOY WEEK

This week we are celebrating Joy Week at school.

Each day, the staff and children will be encouraged to wear certain items to spread cheer throughout our school!

Monday, December 13th–Wear your Christmas socks (with your uniform)

Tuesday, December 14th–Wear your Christmas hats or hairbands (with your uniform)

Wednesday, December 15th–Red and Green Day (no uniform)

Thursday, December 16th–Christmas Sweater Day (Idea: Homemade Christmas Sweater: decorate any sweater you have at home with Christmas items such as garland) (no uniform)

Friday, December 17th–JOY DAY! Wear your PJs or Comfy Clothes (no uniform)

Early Dismissal

On Friday, December 17th all students will be dismissed at 2:15pm. Buses will be arriving early to ensure that all bus students are picked up at the early dismissal time. If you intend on picking up your child after school on this particular day, please take note of the early dismissal time.

To avoid congestion in the yard and the parking lot, classroom dismissals will be staggered as follows:

Kindergarten: 2:00 PM

Primary: 2:05 PM

Junior in the school: 2:10 PM

Portable, Intermediate and Bus students: 2:15 PM

Christmas Blessings

On behalf of the entire staff at St. Anthony School, we wish all our families a very holy and blessed Christmas with loved ones. May these days together bring you all great joy and happiness! May the light of our Saviour shine brightly in your homes!

Upcoming Events

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
Wear Christmas Socks with your uniform
Dec 13 all day
Dec
14
Tue
Wear your Christmas Hats or Hairbands with your uniform
Dec 14 all day
Dec
15
Wed
Red and Green Day–NO uniform
Dec 15 all day
Dec
16
Thu
Wear your Christmas Sweater (NO uniform)
Dec 16 all day
Dec
17
Fri
Joy Day–wear comfy clothes/PJs (no uniform)
Dec 17 all day
Third Week of Advent Liturgy and Advent Celebration
Dec 17 all day
Dec
18
Sat
Christmas Break-no school
Dec 18 2021 – Jan 2 2022 all day
Dec
19
Sun
Fourth Week of Advent
Dec 19 – Dec 24 all day

Esposito, YolandaWeekly Update: December 13 – 17