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School Weekly Update October 21, 2019

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously…. God loves a cheerful giver.                              ~ 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8

Me to WE Coat Drive

Our Coat drive continues this week in support of the Burlington Salvation Army until Thursday. We thank our staff and students on the Me to We team for taking on this community initiative. If you have any gently used coats to contribute, we would be grateful!

Election Poll Station – October 21st

Please note that our gymnasium is being used as a poll station on Monday, October 21st. There will be designated signs and areas zoned off in the school for the public to stay within during the voting times.

Halloween Danceathon Fundraiser

Thank you to our families for your donations and gift basket items so far! We thank you in advance for continuing to help us reach our goal. Your generosity in supporting our school and students is appreciated.  Halloween Dance-a-Thon Letter 2019

Candy Collection St. Paul the Apostle Parish

St. Paul’s Church will collect extra Halloween candy you may have on hand.  The collection boxes are in the foyer of the church and will be available from October 26th to November 4th only. The candy is boxed and taken to Dr. Simone’s Canadian Food for Children which sends it on via missionaries to the poorest nations. Interestingly enough sugar and salt are often used to stimulate the appetites of starving people, children in particular. This is a wonderful way to donate excess treats and is an annual collection organized via the parish. You are welcome to drop off candy to the main office at St. Elizabeth Seton. Volunteers will deliver the candy to the church before November 4.

Picture Day – October 25th

Our picture day is scheduled for Friday, October 25th. Get ready to bring your smiles!!!!

The Big Crunch – October 24th

To promote healthy eating, our school will be participating in the Great Big Crunch. Halton Food For Thought partners with schools to help promote healthy snacks at school. The goal this year is to engage 70,000 students from 100 participating schools across Halton! The Big Crunch Date is October 24th, and each student will be provided an apple for this event.

Community Park

Some students have permission from families to stop at the park on route to St. Elizabeth Seton School. Please remember there is no supervision and students are playing at their own risk. We want to remind students that once they enter school property, they are not allowed to leave and go to the park to play. We expect that all students will leave the park and enter school property by 8:25 a.m. when duty begins on the playground. This expectation will help to ensure the safety of our students and help to prevent other students without permission leaving school property. Thank you for reviewing these expectations with your child(ren). Student safety is always our priority!

Early Pickup / Attendance

We respectfully ask that if you will be picking up your child early for an appointment or change of routine at the end of the day that communication is given to the classroom teacher in advance and students are aware. We are trying to limit interruptions to classrooms where possible to ensure the integrity of classroom learning for all students. Attendance is important and where possible it is best to book appointments and family vacations outside of school learning times. Thank you for working to get your child(ren) to school on time to ensure student success.

Promoting Well-Being – Free Ways to Enhance Your Well-Being

  • The good news is health and wellness doesn’t discriminate and is available for all levels of income. The following suggestions are for anyone interested in strengthening one’s wellbeing—without weakening the wallet… we will highlight one of 12 ways in our updates:


  • Positive psychology has demonstrated a link between gratefulness and overall health. Robert Emmons, and his colleagues at the University of California, at Davis, examined the results of daily record-keeping and gratitude. They found those that recorded up to 5 things to be grateful for also reported a higher level of overall positive effect coupled with feeling optimistic about the future (as opposed to those that beefed about life’s irritations). In addition to more positive feelings about life, Emmons found the practice of daily gratitude enhanced overall sleep habits.
  • So how does the average “Negative Nelly” make a change towards more positive thoughts? The good news is this choice is ours and free of charge. We can begin to make this change at our own pace. The bad news is it may take a while and is something that demands our attention if we are going to see that glass half full. By being mindful of our thoughts we can slowly replace them by listing all the good things in our lives…even if it is as simple as having eyes to read this article.



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Wishing you a wonderful week – the Staff of St. Elizabeth Seton CES

Elementary PrincipalSchool Weekly Update October 21, 2019