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School Weekly Update March 4, 2019

In order to pray well, we need to have the heart of a child. ~ Pope Francis

St. Elizabeth Seton Spirit Wear Kick of Day ~

Staff and students that have purchased our new St. Elizabeth Seton Spirit Wear are welcome to join us on Monday, March 4th  as our kick off day! We look forward to seeing your school spirit.

Just a reminder that staff and students are welcome to wear their spirit wear:

  • In lieu of civvies on civvies day
  • In lieu of a specific colour shirt on Wear a Specific Colour Day
  • First Monday of the month – Kicking-off the month in Spirit! 


HCCEF 24 Hour Fast~

We are proud of our students and Mrs. Schmidt who will be participating in the  HCCEF 24-Hour Fast this Thursday, March 7th to Friday, March 8th  in support of the Halton Catholic Childrens Education Foundation. Lent provides the opportunity to strengthen our faith and to demonstrate abstinence, moderation, repentance, and almsgiving. If you are interested in sponsoring us we would be grateful:

The Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation~

(HCCEF) is a charitable organization that supports students and families in need across the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB). For more information about HCCEF, visit their website at is currently seeking input from all members of the HCDSB community.

Please take a few minutes to share your feedback through this brief online survey: The feedback you provide will assist the HCCEF in helping more students and families.


Shrove Tuesday~

Shrove Tuesday is quickly approaching. The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent which is a time of fasting for Christians.
This year we will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday/ Pancake Tuesday with a Pancake celebration on Tuesday, March 5th. Continuing our school’s tradition, each child will receive a snack of one or two pancakes. Please note that this celebration will not replace lunch.

If you DO NOT want your child to participate, please ensure that you advise your child’s teacher in writing. Please note, in case of allergies, that we will be using “Sweets from the Earth” Whole Wheat Pancake Batter. The batter is peanut & nut free; dairy, lactose, and egg free, sesame free; non-hydrogenated and trans-fat-free; free from artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives. Contains soy.

Volunteers are welcome to assist in making and distributing the pancakes! Any family members who would like to volunteer (and have a criminal reference check on file at the office) are asked to email We look forward to this special celebration.  We are grateful to Parent Council and the many volunteers that make this day possible!


Ash Wednesday~

On Wednesday, March 6th, at 1:15 p.m. we will be having our Ash Wednesday Service in the gym. Our Lenten mass will take place on Thursday, March 21 @ 10:30 a.m. You are welcome to join us as always!


HFFT Snack Program~

This week we are beginning our Healthy Snack program. We are grateful to Halton Food For Thought for their donation of a new fridge and funding to support this important initiative. Thank you to our parent volunteers that are assisting and the collaboration of our Halton Region Health Nurse, Mrs. Noormohamed. If you are interested in assisting with this healthy initiative, please let us know at the office or email Mrs. Shannon @

For more information about Halton Food For Thought: please visit their website:


Parking Lot Safety~

Thank you all, we have noticed some improvements in the parking lot this week. We ask parents using the Kiss and Ride on the Southside to please avoid stopping at the gate to let students out as it creates a traffic jam on that corner. We kindly ask you to pull ahead and allow students to walk back to the school yard. Thank you for your cooperation and continued efforts to keep our community safe!


Are You Moving?

Families are reminded to contact the school if any of your personal contact information has changed or if you are moving out of our school boundary.


March Break~

Please note that students will be dismissed at 3:10 pm as usual on Friday as there is no early dismissal before the March Break. If you will be taking your child home early, please notify your child’s teacher and the office. We wish all our families a wonderful March break. May you find time to rest and spend quality time together. We will see you back at school on Monday, March 18th.

Gr. 8 Girls Young Women’s Summit
Mar 4 all day
Kick off Day for New Spirit Wear
Mar 4 all day
Lunch Basket
Mar 4 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Pancake Tuesday
Mar 5 all day
Lunch Box
Mar 5 @ 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Me to We Fundraiser (Popcorn) – School Cash Online until March 20th
Mar 6 all day
Gr. 4 & 4/5 class trip – Hamilton Bulldogs Game
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Ash Wednesday Liturgy in School Gymnasium
Mar 6 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all day
Comic Art Tour Grades 2 – 6
Mar 7 @ 10:45 am – 1:45 pm


Elementary PrincipalSchool Weekly Update March 4, 2019