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School Weekly Update May 6, 2019

At every moment in our life we have an opportunity to choose joy. ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

Catholic Education Week & Mental Health Week: May 6 – 10th

Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in action. On a daily basis, Catholic schools demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to the communities that they serve.” ~ Renewing the Promise

School Liturgy & WWJ– On Monday we will kick off Catholic Education Week with a school liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Staff and students will attend the assembly with jackets and footwear ready to do the Walk With Jesus from the gym around the neighbourhhood. We will walk as proud “Joyful Disciples” from St. Elizabeth Seton School in the Orchard community to celebrate Catholic Education.

Mental Health Week– This week we also celebrate Mental Health Week. Our CYC has set up a relaxation coloring station in the Library Learning Commons for students when they are visiting. Research has shown that a 10-minute daily stress management activity can help decrease anxious feelings and improves students’ ability to focus and learn. Staff and students will be encouraged to wear a green accessory or ribbon on Thursday to celebrate positive Mental Health and Wellness. Together we can reduce the stigma!

We finish our CEW on Friday, May 10 by celebrating the HCDSB Staff Appreciation Day. I would like to thank our St. Elizabeth Seton staff for all the extra time and care they give to support all our students to be the best they can be. We recognize the privilege it is to serve our students in Catholic Education.

Intermediate Day of Solidarity

We are grateful to our community partners including Constable Gardner, Father Andrij and Mrs. Fournier-CYC from Corpus Christi High School, Mrs. Noormohamed-Health Nurse, Mrs. Lopes-I-CYC from the HCDSB, and many staff members that helped to plan a special ‘Day of Solidarity’ for our Grade 7 & 8 students on Wednesday, May 1. It was an opportunity to strengthen our gospel values and call to further develop the Intermediate Focus on Faith themes of Human Dignity and Solidarity. We hope our students will continue with this ongoing challenge and flourish as positive leaders in our school.

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Congratulations to our Grade 2 students that made their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 4 @ St. Paul the Apostle Church. We are very proud of them!

ABA Bonanza

Planning ahead: The Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA for All Bonanza event on Monday, May 27.  Parents are welcome to drop into our ABA Bonanza from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. and 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. to learn about what we do in education to support the use of ABA Methodology and to celebrate the great things already occurring in our school. Please see the separate announcement for more information.

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Wishing you peaceful weekend ~ The Staff of St. Elizabeth Seton

Catholic Education Week Liturgy & School WWJ
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Welcome to Catholic Education Week (CEW) ~ Our theme is “Joyful Disciples” and we will kick off this special week with a school liturgy following by a school community Walk With Jesus (WWJ). You are welcome to join us!

Please refer to the CEW brochure with all the scheduled events happening at St. Elizabeth Seton School. We hope to see you!

Lunch Basket
May 6 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Grade 5 trip to Halton Waste Management Site
May 7 all day
Lunch Box
May 7 @ 11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Father Ed Visits
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pizza Day
May 9 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Staff Appreciation Day
May 10 all day

Today we will be celebrating “Staff Appreciation Day” across the Halton Catholic District School Board. We are grateful for all the dedicated staff at St. Elizabeth Seton School that serve each day to keep our students safe and support them with their learning to allow our students to reach their full potential.

We are truly blessed.

Thank you, staff!

Mrs. Williams

Elementary PrincipalSchool Weekly Update May 6, 2019