Thank you to our St. Benedict community for an amazing transition back to school. Please join us this week for our New Year Liturgy, on Thursday, January 16th at 9:45am, to celebrate and pray for all our blessings of 2020. We are still collecting unwrapped TOYS FOR SICK KIDS HOSPITAL. This Thursday will be the last opportunity to send in toys.
OECTA Announces Potential Job Action
The Board was notified that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, will begin ‘job action’ as of Monday, January 13, 2020, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then. All schools will remain open and student instruction will continue in our classrooms during this period of job action. Please refer to the email sent on Wednesday January 8, 2020, detailing the process and how you will be updated.
School Uniform Provider Consultation
The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is currently seeking feedback from parents on our next school uniform provider. Before moving ahead with the RFP process, The Board is seeking input from parents, students and staff on the desired characteristics of our next school uniform provider. The only intent of this consultation is to gather input around the features and options we should be looking for as we begin our search for the next school uniform provider. The Board has scheduled two (2) public consultation meetings for parents and students that will take place as follows (please attend the meeting that works best for your schedule):
Burlington/Oakville: Wednesday, January 15, 2020- 7:00-8:30pm- Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School
Milton/Halton Hills: Thursday, January 16, 2020- 7:00-8:30pm- St. Peter Catholic Elementary School
Please Register to Attend!
To help us plan for the sessions, please take a minute to confirm your attendance here: http://bit.ly/SchoolUniform-Consultation
Winter is here
Please ensure your child is dressed each day to play outside at recess. Students are outside for all regular outside activities when it is warmer than -15°C. When temperatures range between -15°C to -20°C, students may remain outside for no longer than 20-minute intervals, once temperatures are colder than -20°C students must remain inside. There are many students on the playground who are only wearing a sweatshirt as a jacket, during these very cold temperatures. All Kindergarten to Grade 8 students are expected to wear a jacket, during these extreme temperatures, as this is a health and safety issue. Please review this with your child. We appreciate your support.
Morning Drop Off
Thank you to our parents for continuing to get students to school in time to line up with their class at the 9:20am bell. Please remember that supervision does not begin until 9:05 am, therefore students should not be on the playground until that time. If your child comes after the bell, they are reminded to come into the office for a late slip, to help with attendance and safety. If you are dropping your child off early for a before school program, or sports practice, please do not drop your child off early, as we cannot ensure proper supervision.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mr. Guerin, Mrs. Le Conte & Mrs. Babic