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Weekly Update Nov. 8

Remembrance in 2020 | Chelmsford Diocese
We thank all our grade 5 students and staff, who have planned a beautiful Virtual Remembrance Day Liturgy, this Thursday, November 11th. On November 11th, St. Benedict students are invited to wear any service uniform/clothing they may have (i.e. guides, beavers, cadets) to honour those who have risked, or lost their lives, in service.

Veteran’s Week @ St. Benedict

Every year, November 5 to 11 is Veterans’ Week, an opportunity for Canadians to honour the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices of our veterans. Remembrance Day, November 11, marks the final day of Veterans’ Week and recalls the end of hostilities during the First World War on that date in 1918. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians gather wherever they are and observe a moment of silence to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty and to recognize their service to our country. Staff and students at St. Benedict School will continue to use board resources to learn, reflect and remember.

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Fall Back- Time Change: Daylight saving time is coming to a close, meaning we’ll get to turn back the clocks an hour and catch up on sleep. This year’s time change happens on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 a.m., shifting back to 1 a.m.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to let you know that the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running our annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from Friday, November 5 through Friday, December 3, 2021.

Students are encouraged to submit entries that highlight the theme of the contest, and express in their own creativity how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas. We welcome entries from HCDSB students of all ages and abilities!

Students may submit entries electronically in the following four (4) categories:

  • Visual artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.)
  • Original song
  • Short video (maximum length is 3 minutes)
  • Short story or poem (up to 250 words)

Submissions Accepted Online ONLY
To minimize the distribution of paper and for the health and safety of our students, staff and school communities, we will be accepting submissions ONLINE ONLY this yearStudent work can be entered into the contest through an online form available on the official contest page

Student submissions will be reviewed separately by division group, as follows:

  • Primary (K-3)
  • Junior (4-6)
  • Intermediate (7-8)
  • Secondary (9-12)

Sixteen (16) student entries will move on to the finals! A prize will be awarded to the top student entry in each of the four division groups. For more information about the contest and submission requirements, please visit the Board’s website.

Deadline for Entries:December 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Have a Question?
If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to email us at: or contact us on Twitter, direct message us on Instagram, or contact us through Facebook.  

We look forward to showcasing the creative talents of our HCDSB students!

Halton police launch anti-hate campaign with local schools - CHCH

The #NoHateInHalton Campaign

The #NoHateInHalton will launch on Monday, November 8th in schools across the Halton Region. This is a community campaign that was developed by our Halton Regional Police Services in collaboration with the four school districts in Halton. 

As a school, we will be promoting this campaign through various activities in the classroom, and on social media. We are fortunate to live in such a vibrant and diverse community and are committed to nurturing a safe, welcoming and inclusive school where all students, families and staff know they are valued, respected, accepted and safe. Let’s work together to ensure that there is #NoHateInHalton!

Parent/Teacher Interviews: Progress Reports will be coming home on Wednesday November 24th. We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students virtually during the evening of Thursday November 25, 2021, and during the day on Friday November 26, 2021. This year you will once again be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. More information on booking your interview will be sent home to families in a school messenger email.

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.

The Government of Ontario daily self-screening tool can be accessed here:

Upcoming Events

Daylight Savings- Clocks “Fall” Back
Nov 7 all day
Angel Tree Gift Cards Due
Nov 10 all day
Remembrance Day Liturgy
Nov 11 all day
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – Nov 26 @ 11:00 pm
CPIC Meeting
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm
Confirmation Celebration for Grade 8 Students
Nov 16 all day
Confirmation Celebration For Grade 7 Students
Nov 17 all day
School Photo Day Kindergarten- Grade 3 students ONLY
Nov 17 all day
HCCF Evening With Bishop Crosby
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm
School Photo Day for Grade 4-8 students ONLY
Nov 18 all day
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