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Spring Break Reminders

Dear Parents and Guardians, Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children can learn in the classroom. As per recent announcements, the province has implemented a provincewide shutdown for

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent is required from parents or guardians.   Targeted testing is offered only for individuals who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  Voluntary COVID-19 testing is available to: All students and their families All school staff and their household members All Child Care

Weekly Update Apr. 5

No School Monday St. Benedict staff would like to wish all our families a Blessed and Holy Easter Weekend.  Please note that on Monday April 5, we are observing Easter Monday so schools will be closed.  Please continue to follow the guidelines outlined by Public Health. Saint Benedict Parish Update The scriptures tell us on

David Bouchard

David Bouchard Virtually Presents to St. Benedict Students En-Français!

Grades 3-8 students at St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School in the Core, Immersion and Extended French programs enjoyed a virtual visit from David Bouchard to discuss the benefits of reading and the importance of culture.  David Bouchard is a Canadian children’s author and educator who has published over 50 books in French, English and Native languages.

Weekly Update March 29

HCCF Update https://www.canadahelps.org/s/BvuQQ (Click to donate to HCCF) Health & Safety Update Daily Self-Assessment of COVID-19 Symptoms (Click on link) The Screening Tool has been changed as it now requires all students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 (EVEN THOSE WITH ONLY ONE SYMPTOM) to STAY HOME. Staff and students can

HCCF Lenten Challenge

Please click on the link below: https://www.canadahelps.org/s/BvuQQ (click to donate) Thank you for your continued support!

Fostering Mental Health & Well-Being: Parent Information Sessions

The Special Education Services department at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a series of parent information sessions to help families adjust and respond to the new norms faced during a global pandemic and how to cope with the mental health and well-being of their children in times of uncertainty and change. For the health and safety

School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day – Wednesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day! On School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, let’s show our gratitude for the people that ensure active and safe travel for students and families to and from our schools. Here are some ways we can show our appreciation year-round: Guard signals you to stop; all cyclists

Weekly Update March 22

HCCF Update Thank you to all the families that donated to support our Spirit Week. If you didn’t have a chance, it’s not too late. Please clink on the link to continue to support our St. Benedict Lenten Challenge: https://www.canadahelps.org/s/BvuQQ (click to donate)  Mr. Guerin has been busy walking for HCCF. Take a look at his

Weekly Update March 15

This week we focus our prayers on our Grade 2 students who will be participating in the First Holy Reconciliation. May God bless our St. Benedict students and their families during this very special time. Thank you Father Jim for everything you are doing for our New Church, our school and our community. Daylight Saving