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Weekly Update: December 6 – 10

“A voice of one calling: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.’”

Isaiah 40: 3-5

Prayer for the Advent Wreath

Lord, our God, we praise You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, for He is Emmanuel, the Hope of all people.
He is the Wisdom that teaches and guides us.
He is the Savior of us all.
O Lord,
let your blessing come upon us as we light two (purple) candles of this wreath.
May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ’s promise of salvation.
May He come quickly and not delay.
We ask this in His holy name. Amen.


Second Week of Advent Liturgy

Our staff and students will be participating in the second week of Advent liturgy tomorrow (Monday, December 6th). You are welcome to join us by clicking on the link provided in your child’s D2L.

Advent Food/Hygiene Drive

This year for Advent, our school collected non-perishable food items and hygiene items for St. Vincent de Paul Society. We will be delivering all items to Holy Rosary Parish this week. We wish to thank all our St. Anthony families for supporting our Advent initiative this year.

Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation

As a school community, we raised $764.00 in support of the HCCF. Thank you to all families that donated to this worthy foundation. Your generous support is appreciated.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Thank you to all parents who took time to meet with their child’s teacher last week. Your dedication to working in partnership with our staff is valued and appreciated and make a difference in the life of your child. If you were not able to connect with your child’s teacher, please reach out to them to arrange an alternate time.

Parish News

On Wednesday, December 15 at 7pm, St. Benedict Parish will be having an evening of Reconciliation. Extra confessors will be present.

The Catholic Women’s League will be selling missals, cookbooks, calendars and magnets next to the Knights trailer in the parish parking lot before each Mass next weekend.

JOY WEEK–Mark Your Calendars

During the last week of school (December 13 – 17) before the Christmas Break, 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)

Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations Awards

The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs) were developed to provide a framework to represent the distinctiveness and purpose of Catholic education in Ontario. During the month of November, classroom teachers recognized one student in their class who exemplified the expectation of the month with consistency with a medallion.

During the month of November, we focused on ‘I HAVE A VOICE’:

· I speak, write and listen as Jesus would want me to.

· I care about others and speak up for them.

· I am honest.

· I think carefully before I react or speak.

· I respect all people and their languages.

· I listen to the Word of God.

· Because I have ideas, I have a purpose, and I will live my life like Jesus.

Today, we recognize the students who make every effort to consistently demonstrate the qualities within the focused expectation of the month.

Congratulations to the following recipients of the OCSGE Medallion for the month of November:

D’Souza (Hastings)Grade 1Emilia A.
MahaneyGrade 1Benjamin V.
PeersGrade 1Jonathan A.
MahonGrade 1/2Emily S.
Carreiro Grade 2Matthew K.
McDonald+ DunlopGrade 2Camilo C.
SajkoGrade 2Nathan S.
DenommeGrade 2/3Erika C.
BrimoGrade 3Mia W.
LusinsGrade 3Caitlin O.
SarisGrade 3Jelena K.
StelterGrade 3Charlie O.
KellyGrade 3/4Maysha B.
De VriesGrade 4Patrick V.
MacEachernGrade 4Owen G.
Procopi (Zielke)Grade 4Abby B.
McNamaraGrade 4/5Luca M.
Ferraro (Blajev)Grade 5Vittoria D.
GronauGrade 5Stephan K.
NolanGrade 5Damian G.
EspostoGrade 5/6Emily T.
LajeunesseGrade 6Marcus P.
NikolausGrade 6Nathan S.
SagareseGrade 6Maya D.
ThompsonGrade 6Leah S.
CarinelliGrade 7Ryan S.
Cordeiro-ParkGrade 7Kaitlyn A.
De RosaGrade 7Olivia J.
PawlowskiGrade 7Michelle M.
ChiassonGrade 8Yasmine I.
DeFrancesco-Spiteri (Thomas)Grade 8Olivia P.
Omazic (Erratt)Grade 8Harrison M.
ProminskaGrade 8Olivia M.
Baus + ShowlerKindergartenDaenerys M.
Cameron + PelleyKindergartenChloe M.
Delle Monache + GancarzKindergartenMark A.
Pavao + CeccomanciniKindergartenCecilia C.
Santin + GatesKindergartenAyela R.
Thomson + BarbosaKindergartenOlivia R./Andre O.

Upcoming Events

First Week of Advent
Nov 28 – Dec 4 all day
Second Week of Advent
Dec 5 – Dec 11 all day
Second Week of Advent Liturgy
Dec 6 all day
Third Week of Advent
Dec 12 – Dec 18 all day
Wear Christmas Socks with your uniform
Dec 13 all day
Wear your Christmas Hats or Hairbands with your uniform
Dec 14 all day
Red and Green Day–NO uniform
Dec 15 all day
Wear your Christmas Sweater (NO uniform)
Dec 16 all day
Joy Day–wear comfy clothes/PJs (no uniform)
Dec 17 all day
Third Week of Advent Liturgy and Advent Celebration
Dec 17 all day

Esposito, YolandaWeekly Update: December 6 – 10