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Weekly Update Nov. 22

Congratulations Confirmandi

We wish to extend congratulations to all of our grade 7 & 8 students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last week. We continue to pray that the Holy Spirit guides each one of them throughout their lives. Thank you to St. Benedict Parish, and our staff, who supported this special day.

Progress Reports

All progress reports will be sent to parents electronically on Wednesday (November 24th). Please check your email (inbox/clutter/junk).

Parent-Teacher Interviews

We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews virtually this week on Thursday evening and Friday. An email was sent home last week with information, link and password parents can use to schedule their interviews with their child’s teacher(s). Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or conflicts.

HUMAN RIGHTS & EQUITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Our HCDSB schools are committed to creating safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools. Human Rights and Equity are guiding values that are consistent both with Catholic Social Teaching, reaffirming the dignity of every individual, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Code, which safeguards students and staff from discrimination based on the protected grounds. 

The Board’s Equity and Inclusive Education Steering Committee is in the process of forming a Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council (HREAC) to engage community stakeholders including parents, students and community organizations. 

The purpose of the HREAC is to assist in identifying community needs and to provide advice and guidance on addressing systemic barriers and supporting historically underserved members of the 2SLGBTQ+, racialized and Black communities in the HCDSB. 

Parents/guardians and students in Grades 7-12 interested in serving on the HREAC are invited to submit an application online through the HREAC Membership Application Form. 

MCRC FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS

Milton Community Resource Centre’s (MCRC) She Can! programs are girl centered, designed to empower, and uplift girls in our community. These programs will foster strength, leadership and resilience through hands on activities and thought-provoking discussions.

On Friday November 26th, HCDSB Elementary PD DAY, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m She Can! will be running a free virtual workshop for girls in Grades 3 – 8.

Join She Can! for a self-esteem and confidence workshop provided by facilitators from Plan International Canada! This virtual workshop aims to cultivate body positivity and self-esteem by challenging gender norms and beauty stereotypes.

Zoom Link provided once registered!

Register at this linkhttps://mcrc.on.ca/the-power-within/

Program Details:

  • For girls in grades 3-8
  • Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1PM-2PM
  • Free of charge!
  • Zoom link provided

Please direct any questions tokira.mcdermid@mcrc.on.ca

The Weather is Changing…

Inclement Weather Procedure

Extreme Cold: Temperature with or without wind chill

a) warmer than -15°C: students may remain outside for all regular outside activities

b) between -15° and -20°C: students may remain outside for no longer than 20 minute intervals at a time

c) colder than -20°C: students must remain inside

Click here for more information.

ST. BENEDICT PARISH – CHILDREN’S LITURGIES FOR NOVEMBER

Please see the link below for St. Benedict Parish’s weekly virtual children’s liturgy for next Sunday, November 28th. Weekly links will be shared for November’s Children’s Liturgies.

November 28: https://bit.ly/3GoF7b6

KEEPING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS  HCDSB STUDENT CONTEST

The 9th Annual ‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’ Student Contest will be open for entries from November 5 through December 3, 2021.

Click here for more information and to submit an entry.

St. Benedict Christmas Angel Tree

This year, we are asking for GIFT CARD DONATIONS to help bring Christmas Joy to our community. We hope to help both families in our community and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Here are a few gift card ideas:

  • Grocery Store
  • Walmart
  • Mastermind
  • Indigo
  • Canadian Tire
  • Toys R us
  • X-Box
  • PlayStation
  • Amazon
  • Prepaid Visa/Mastercard

We will be collecting gift cards until Friday, December 10th.  When students bring in a card, they will have an opportunity to add an ANGEL to our Christmas Tree.  We hope we have a beautiful Tree full of Blessed Angels this year!  Thank you in advance for your generosity to help our community.

SAVE THE DATE…. St. Benedict Family Christmas Night

We are very excited to announce that On Monday, December 6th, our Catholic School Council invites you to come to our ‘drive by’ Family Christmas Gingerbread Night (outdoors). There will be lights, lots of photo opportunities and chance to pre-order a Gingerbread House for pickup. More information to come this week.

Popcorn Orders Due

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The Kernels Popcorn Program will run Tuesday and Friday. Session 1 will be from December 7th 2021 until January 14th, 2022. Each bag of popcorn can be purchased for $2.50.  

Orders must be placed on School Cash Online. All orders are due no later than November 24th, 2021. Unfortunately, late orders cannot be accepted.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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