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Weekly Update Nov. 1

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We are sending our St. Benedict Community a HUGE THANK YOU for your continued generosity and support with our Halloween Dance-A-Thon. Both our students and staff had a great day dancing and having fun! A special thank you to the staff and parents from our CSC, who helped make it a success.

Our St. Benedict Community raised around $8,000, that we can put back into our school! Congrats to all our winners of our Halloween Dance-A-Thon prizes!

If you didn’t get a chance to donate….it’s not too late. Just make sure you visit the link below and choose St. Benedict from the drop down menu <school>- in the gift information section. A tax receipt will automatically be generated for donations over $25:

https://hcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/269/6/false/true

11th Annual HCCF Evening with Bishop Crosby- Virtual Edition

Wed. Nov. 17, 2021 – Reception at 6:30pm; Main Event at 7:00-8:30pm

Attention Parents & our school community

The Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) supports HCDSB students in need with basic necessities (i.e. food and clothing) & with school activities that have a fee (i.e. team or club fees).

“With this funding the foundation has gratefully reduced the stress impacting the family and helped to ensure access to basic needs.” – HCDSB Social Worker

HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning.

They are looking for companies to be a sponsor at the event and for community members to purchase tickets and to donate.

It is NOT another Zoom call. We are using https://www.kumospace.com/ so you can have fun and interact with your friends. Enjoy a meal and your favourite beverage while you catch up with others.

Join the Halton Catholic Community for an entertaining experience where you can connect with your friends and hear Bishop Crosby’s stories, sense of humour and wisdom.

For more information visit https://www.hccf.ca/evening-with-bishop-crosby/

A Message from St. Benedict Parish:

St. Benedict Church is unable to offer children’s liturgy in person at the church, however once again they will offer it virtually.  Please find the links for the month of November.

Fr Jim

November 7: https://bit.ly/3jya4zJ

November 14: https://bit.ly/3BqEk65

November 21: https://bit.ly/3pD6Pec

November 28: https://bit.ly/3GoF7b6

November is Indigenous Awareness Month at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB)

Throughout the month of November and during this school year, students and staff will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada.

Days of Importance:

  • Treaties Recognition Week will be celebrated November 1-7, 2021. Resources have been provided to elementary schools to educate students about the importance of treaties and how they have helped to shape the province of Ontario. ​
  • Inuit Day, November 7, 2021. On this day we recognize the cultures, histories, contemporary contexts and rich contributions of Inuit peoples in our community and across the country. 
  • National Indigenous Veterans Day, November 8, 2021.  This is a memorial day observed in Canada in recognition of Indigenous contributions to military service, particularly in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. 
  • Louis Riel Day, November 16, 2021. Louis Riel was a great Métis leader who helped his people form a government and become part of the newly created Dominion of Canada in 1870. ​

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

For the safety and well-being of all students and staff, parents and guardians must perform daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE leaving for school using the COVID-19 Self-Assessment. Thank you for continuing to follow all our safety measures.

The Government of Ontario daily self-screening tool can be accessed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

HALLOWEEN CANDY AT SNACK TIME

After the excitement of Halloween Trick or Treating on Sunday, bags will be full of candy and treats. If your child is bringing any of these treats to school for a personal recess or lunch snack please keep in mind our students who have life threatening allergies. No nut products please!

Please Note: St. Benedict is an allergen reduced environment and even at Halloween, we must adhere to HCDSB protocol around foods coming into the school. Please monitor any foods coming in for snack to ensure that they comply with the information below:

‘Products that contain or ‘may contain’ peanuts and tree nuts are not to be brought onto school site.’

HCDSB Anaphylaxis Protocol

PARKING LOT REMINDER – KISS & RIDE DROP OFF & PICK UP

For those who are choosing to drive their child(ren) to school and/or pick up after school, you are reminded to park in in a parking spot, if you are walking your child(ren) to their destination. We are seeing an increase of adults stopping their cars in non designated parking spots and getting out to go to the Kinder/playground gate to drop off in mornings and at dismissal.

Please DO NOT park and abandon your vehicle where it blocks the flow of traffic. We appreciate your support with this. We want to continue to keep our parking lot safe for all!

If you choose to walk your child to the gate, ensure that you park your car in a parking spot. If one is not available, you may also park off school property in the community and walk to the school yard.

Please share this information with anyone who will drive your child(ren) to or pick up from our school.

PIZZA ORDERS DUE November 2

Order Pizza for Session #1: November 23rd & 30th – December 7th & 14th

  • We will be offering cheese pizza at a cost of $3.50/slice
  • Pizza orders are available on SCHOOL CASH ONLINE until NOVEMBER 2nd
  • Please note that LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
  • Pizza must be ordered for the entire session, no ordering <day by day> or <the day of>
  • Unfortunately, no refunds for missed days

You will notice a slight increase in cost this year due to the individual boxing of each slice which is created added work for the trained food handlers at GINO’s PIZZA. The slices are being taken from EXTRA LARGE PIZZAs, which means that the slices are LARGER in size than in the past.

Order on School Cash Online: www.schoolcashonline.com

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Upcoming Events

Nov
1
Mon
CSC November Meeting
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm
Nov
2
Tue
LAST DAY to order PIZZA: Session #1
Nov 2 all day
Nov
3
Wed
HCDSB Council of Chairs Meeting
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm
Nov
4
Thu
Grade 8 Virtual Tour Day
Nov 4 all day
Grade 8 Info Night (Virtual)
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm
Nov
7
Sun
Daylight Savings- Clocks “Fall” Back
Nov 7 all day
Nov
10
Wed
Angel Tree Gift Cards Due
Nov 10 all day
Nov
11
Thu
Remembrance Day Liturgy
Nov 11 all day
Nov
15
Mon
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – Nov 26 @ 11:00 pm
CPIC Meeting
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm
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