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School Weekly Update February 10, 2020

Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. ~Mother Teresa


Congratulations to all of our grade 7 Confirmandi who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday.  May the outpouring of the Holy Spirit during this sacrament of initiation bring all of our grade 7s into deeper communion with our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Be the I in Kind”

Our Student Ambassadors are leading some “Kindness” assemblies on Thursday, February 13 for all our students. Our classes have been participating in “kindness Bingo,” encouraged to do random acts of kindness, and we are gearing up for “Pink Shirt Day” on February 26, to promote “anti-bullying awareness” and the need to be an “upstander” rather than a “bystander” if poor behaviour is observed. We are promoting the importance of “being the I in Kind” emphasizing the role we all need to play to deepen our efforts to create a culture of kindness at St. Elizabeth Seton.

PA Day & Family Day

Friday, February 14th, is a Professional Development Day focused for school staff. Monday, February 17th, is Family Day. There is NO SCHOOL for students on BOTH days. We wish all our St. Elizabeth Seton Families a wonderful Family Day weekend surrounded by loved ones.

Celebrating Our Catholic School Graduates!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new HCDSB Alumni Award. The HCDSB Alumni Award has been designed to celebrate the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs).

Beginning this school year, and each year moving forward, we will recognize seven (7) HCDSB Alumni Award recipients during Catholic Education Week. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2020 HCDSB Alumni Awards – deadline for submissions is Monday, March 30, 2020. Learn more about the selection criteria and nomination process here.

Promoting Well-Being – How Teaching Kids Empathy Can Prevent Bullying


  • Kindness and compassion are qualities all parents hope to instill in their kids. But achieving this goal requires more than simply asking your child to do nice things for other people. In fact, authentically kind people are motivated by feelings of empathy. They can see things from another person’s perspective and understand how they might be feeling1. They also can anticipate what might make a person feel better. When they can do these things, they are truly empathetic.

·       How to Teach Children Empathy

·       Make Sure Your Child’s Emotional Needs Are Met

·       Ensure Kids Can Identify and Share Their Feelings

·       Encourage Kids to Explore Other Perspectives

·       Model Empathy Using Everyday Opportunities

·       Teach Kids to Find Common Ground With Others

·       Encourage Kids to Imagine How Someone Else Feels

·       Talk to Kids About How Their Behavior Impacts Others


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