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School Weekly Update September 30

The best way to show my gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems with joy – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Spirit Days-

This week we have many opportunities to participate in special Spirit Days at St. Elizabeth Seton:

Terry Fox update

We are grateful to our students for their school spirit participating in the Terry Fox Walk on Friday, September 27. We nearly reached our goal of $413 with $340 raised for the Terry Fox Foundation. It was a gorgeous day and great to see all the students who were learning about our Canadian hero Terry Fox and his courage and determination as he once said, “Anything is possible if you try!”

Orange Shirt Day – Sept 30

Our Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt (with uniform bottoms) and orange accessories on Monday, September 30th.  Orange Shirt Day happens annually in recognition of our indigenous community. It is an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Our Catholic Social Teachings call us in Solidarity with our indigenous sisters and brothers to honour the human dignity in all and remind us that “Every Child Matters!”

St. Elizabeth Seton Spirit Day October 1

We would like to continue our plan on the first day of the month to celebrate St. Elizabeth Seton spirit day where students are welcome to wear their spirit wear shirts purchased last school year. Stay tuned for an opportunity to order new spirit wear including the baseball shirt this year!

Walk to School Wednesday- October 2

International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual celebration of active transportation taking place around the world every October.  On Wednesday October 2, 2019 we can encourage our students to walk to and from school, and as often as possible. The benefits of walking to school include improved academic performance, promotes healthy living, gets children outdoors and provides daily exercise for children.

World CP Day- wear GreenOctober 4

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, it is World Cerebral Palsy Day. The goal is to “raise awareness of CP and the issues that affect people with CP at a local, national and international level to create more inclusive societies.” Students and staff are encouraged to wear green shirts and accessories to celebrate our diversity and promote inclusion! Our goal is to continue to work on a community culture of care where all staff and students can feel welcomed as valued community members at St. Elizabeth Seton School.

Food Drive

Our Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of the Burlington Food Bank begins Tuesday, October 1 and continues to Thursday, October 10. More info coming home next week. Thank you for your support!

Volunteers Needed!

Home, School, Church Partnership~ School mass & “Coffee Sunday”

Fr. Ed celebrated our school opening mass with us last Tuesday. We were pleased to see many family and friends join us. We had many comments on how beautiful the mass was and how respectful our students behaved. We want to continue to grow our partnership in faith. We would like to invite our St. Elizabeth Seton Community to participate together at St. Paul the Apostle Church for a special school mass on Sunday, October 6 with a “Coffee Sunday” social to follow after both the 9am and 11 am mass.

We are also looking for youth and adult volunteers from our school community to work with the Knights of Columbus to organize this event! Your assistance is needed before and after each service.  If you can volunteer please leave a message for Mrs. Williams at the office.

This is another opportunity to grow in faith together as our St. Elizabeth Seton School community. We look forward to your support by attending mass on Sunday, October 6!

Halloween Dancethon – volunteers needed

The preparations for our annual Halloween Danceathon have begun! The dance will take place on Thursday, October 31st and students will be welcome to participate in costume. As our only major fundraiser this year, we are looking to make it run as smoothly as possible and ensure the kids will have a great time!  That being said, we are looking for council members and parents within the school to volunteer with organizing this event and join our Dancethon Committee. Assistance would be appreciated with preparing raffle tickets the week prior to the event, decorating prize baskets, decorating the gym and supervising at the actual dance.

If you are interested in joining the Danceathon Committee to assist this year, please contact Principal, Kelly Williams at the office or committee members  Marijana at shannonm@hcdsb.org or Kelly at kellyguild1976@hotmail.com.

As well, major prize donations are always welcome. If you have something that you can offer to the school, please feel free to contact the office.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Pizza & Halton Food For Thought Snack Program- volunteers needed

Our pizza lunch program begins this week on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  Thank you to all our parent volunteers who give of their time to ensure this program run consistently for our students and families.

If you are interested in being a volunteer to support programs like pizza, HFFT healthy snack and special events like the Halloween Danceathon please contact us at the office. You are required to have a current police check and vulnerable sector screen on file if you volunteer during the school day. We are grateful for every offer of assistance in support of these initiatives!

Reminder about Nut-Free & Healthy Lunch and Snacks

We have several children in our school who live with a severe life-threatening food allergy to peanuts and tree nuts (anaphylaxis). Please choose items carefully when sending lunches and snacks to school. Please be extra vigilant to avoid sending those treats that contain nuts or traces of nuts. Please note- some products may say “Peanut-free” but still have traces of other nuts, which are still a danger.

We are also trying to promote healthy eating. It is best to keep sugary snacks as a treat for home and ensure students have nutritious food that will help support self-regulation and learning. Where possible include your child in selecting healthy foods and helping to pack lunches. Thank you for your continued cooperation in ensuring the health and safety of our students!

Burlington Fire Dept Open House

Our Community partners are sending a special invitation to learn more about fire safety. Please see flyer invitation that will be sent home to Youngest and Only next week. Fire station 1 Headquarters Open House Sunday, October 6 from 1-3p.m. They encourage you to bring a canned food donation to support the local Food Bank. For more information go to their website: Burlington.ca/fpw

PA Day & Thanksgiving Day

Please note that Friday, October 11 is a Professional Activity Day. Therefore, there is no school for students. We would also like to remind our parents that Monday, October 14 is the Thanksgiving Holiday. We wish all our families a blessed Thanksgiving.

Promoting Well-Being – 5 Ways to Wellbeing

  1. Be Active: Physical activity improves your fitness level and can enhance your mental wellbeing.
  2. Connect: Having strong, healthy relationships can improve your sense of belonging and connectedness.
  3. Give Back: Helping, sharing and just generally being nice to others promotes a sense of self-worth, strengthens community and helps you maintain a positive attitude.
  4. Learn: Learning something can increase your confidence and can also be a lot of fun.
  5. Take Notice: Being mindful of your surroundings and your experiences enhances self-knowledge and self-understanding which contribute to fostering positive mental health.

~ https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/health-promotion/mental-health/5wayswellbeing

 

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Wishing you a peaceful weekend – the Staff of St. Elizabeth Seton CES

Sep
30
Mon
Milk Program Starts
Sep 30 all day
Orange Shirt Day
Sep 30 all day

Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt (they are to wear uniform bottoms) or orange accessory on Monday, September 30th.  Orange Shirt Day occurs annually in recognition of our indigenous community. It is an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Our Catholic Social Teachings call us in Solidarity with our indigenous sisters and brothers to honour the human dignity in all.

Oct
1
Tue
Seton Spirit Wear Day
Oct 1 all day
Oct
2
Wed
IWALK Wednesday~ walk to school day
Oct 2 all day

Walk to School Wednesday

International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual celebration of active transportation taking place around the world every October. Hundreds of Ontario schools participate in IWALK each year, with many holding their events on IWALK Day, the first Wednesday of October. On Wednesday October 2, 2019 we can encourage our students to walk to and from school as often as possible. Please discuss the benefits to walking to school include improved academic performance, promotes healthy living, gets children outdoors and provides daily exercise for children.

Oct
3
Thu
HBV and HPV Immunization
Oct 3 all day
First Pizza Day
Oct 3 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Oct
4
Fri
World CP Day – Wear Green
Oct 4 all day
Oct
10
Thu
Thanksgiving Liturgy
Oct 10 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

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