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Weekly Update February 10

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On Friday, February 7th, 2020, members of our school community joined us to celebrate Black History Month.  Our junior students were given the opportunity to attend three carousel presentations, where parents and board staff members shared their personal stories and honoured the incredible influences and role models in their lives.  We are so blessed at St. Benedict to celebrate the diversity that makes up our school community!  Special thanks to our guest speakers:

Mr. Christo

Mrs. Eyitayo

Mrs. Grant

Mrs. Joefield

Mr. Joseph

Miss Joseph

Mrs. Mutavdzija

Mr. Ojikutu

Mrs. Thompson

Mrs. Webber-Callaghan

Mrs. Wiredu

Thank you for your time to prepare and deliver what were both powerful and memorable presentations.  We are so grateful!

Valentine DANCE-A-THON

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated prizes for our Dance-a-thon on Thursday.  We are so grateful for your generosity and continued support of our school community.  All pledge envelopes are due by the end of the day on Monday, February 10th.  Parent volunteers will be organizing the raffle tickets for all of our students.  Remember, that for every $10 raised, your child will get one raffle ticket.  All tickets are entered for the prize draws. It will also be a spirit day, so please come dressed in your finest red, white & pink!  Cookies from Terra Cotta will be provided for each student, courtesy of our Catholic School Council.

A few examples of our amazing prizes:

  • $500 gift card to Great Wolf Lodge!
  • Apple air pods!
  • 2 Bicycles!
  • Beats Headphones!
  • TFC Tickets!
  • Google Home Mini!
  • Lego!
  • Barbies!
  • Pokemon toys & cards!
  • Various gift cards!
  • And so much more!!!!

The draw will take place on Thursday afternoon, February 13th.

If you would like to join us and dance along, please refer to the following schedule for Thursday, February 13th, 2020:

9:35 – 10:15

Grade 3

10:15 – 10:45

FDK – Rooms 101-104

10:45 – 11:15

FDK – Rooms 105-107

11:15 – 11:55

Grades 1 & 2

1:25 – 2:05

Grades 4 & 5

2:05 – 2:45

Grade 6

3:00 – 3:40

Grades 7 & 8

We kindly ask parents not to send in any food treats for Valentine’s Day as we have many children with anaphylactic allergies.  The gift of friendship and love can be shown through cards and non-food thoughts.

Rafiki Bracelets

If you ordered a Rafiki bracelet to support our WE team through School Cash Online, they will be delivered to your child on Thursday, February 13th.  Thank you for your support of this important initiative.

JV Basketball Camp

 We would like to welcome all grade 3 to 8 students to our 6th Annual Thursday Night Elementary Basketball Camp that will be running at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School on Thursdays from  April 9, 2020 through to May 28th, 2020 (8 weeks).

Click on the link below for more information and registration form

Thursday Night Player Application 2020

NEW Alumni Award!

Celebrating Our Catholic School Graduates! We are excited to announce the launch of our new HCDSB Alumni Award. The HCDSB Alumni Award has been designed to celebrate the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs). Beginning this school year, and each year moving forward, we will recognize seven (7) HCDSB Alumni Award recipients during Catholic Education Week. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2020 HCDSB Alumni Awards – deadline for submissions is Monday, March 30, 2020. Learn more about the selection criteria and nomination process here.

PA Day & Family Day

Friday, February 14th, is a Professional Development Day focused on our school Equity and Inclusion for school staff. Monday, February 17th, is Family Day. There is NO SCHOOL for students on BOTH days. We wish all our St. Benedict Families a wonderful Family Day weekend surrounded by loved ones.

Thank you for your continued support.  Wishing you a warm and safe week,

Mr. Guerin, Mrs. Le Conte & Mrs. Babic
Milk Term #2
Feb 10 all day
Grade 7 “Girl Talk” Presentation with Constable McMullen
Feb 11 all day
Grade 7 Vaccinations
Feb 11 all day
Milk Term #2
Feb 12 all day
Pizza Term #2
Feb 13 all day
Red, White & Pink Day (no uniform)
Feb 13 all day
Valentine’s Dance-a-Thon
Feb 13 all day
P.A Day- No School for students
Feb 14 all day
Family Day- No School
Feb 17 all day
Milk Term #2
Feb 19 all day

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