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School Weekly Update March 9, 2020

Lent is a good time for sacrificing. Let us deny ourselves something every day to help others.” ~ Pope Francis

Public Speaking

Our In-school Public Speaking Competition will be taking place in our gym, this Monday, March 9 at 1:15 p.m. We will be listening to the speeches from our grade representatives from Grades 4-8. We congratulate and wish the best of luck to our grade winners for being selected to represent their grade sharing their gifts, one of our Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations,

Lent Mass

We will be celebrating our Lenten Mass with Fr. Ed on Tuesday, March 10 @ 10:45 a.m. following morning recess. We are grateful to Mrs. Miller and the Gr. 5/6 class who will help to lead this special mass. We hope you can join us!

Lenten Food Drive

Our Lenten Food drive is underway.  Please have your children bring all non-perishable goods to their classrooms. We are looking for soup, pasta, and cereal bars in particular over the next few weeks to support the needs at the Good Shepherd Centre. Thank you to Mrs. Moyer and the grade 3 students for leading and our community for supporting this Lenten initiative.

Spring Fundraiser

We are getting close to our goal of $4000 in sales for the Purdy Chocolate Fundraiser! You might consider ordering and sharing this with friends and family: All orders are due by March 12. Thank you, everyone, for your participation with this fundraiser as the profits will help a family in our school community. The chocolate will be delivered to the school on April 1st in advance of Easter.

HCDSB Pilgrimage Cross

On Wednesday, March 11 the Board’s Pilgrimage Cross will be arriving at our school. This cross is a symbol for our Board’s 50th Anniversary, recognizing the commitment made in Catholic Education over the years. Our Student Ambassador crew will be receiving this cross on behalf of our school community and will be engaging in some prayers to welcome the cross to St. Elizabeth School. Classes will be invited to spend some individual time to visit the cross and pray as a classroom community during its stay until March 25, before it travels to Corpus Christi HS. For more information please visit this link:!.aspx

March Break

A reminder that March Break takes place during the week of March 16-20. We wish all our families a wonderful March Break. May you find time to rest, enjoy and spend quality time together. We will see you back at school on Monday, March 23!

Down Syndrome Awareness ~ Funky Socks Day

Following March Break, on Monday, March 23, we will be celebrating “Funky Sock Day” at St. Elizabeth Seton. Students are invited to wear full civvies along with their wackiest socks in honour of World Down Syndrome Day which takes place on March 21. World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated that day because it is the 21st day of the 3rd month which symbolizes the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which leads to Down Syndrome.

Promoting Well-Being – Making Mornings Easier from

Some highlights:

·       Step-By-Step Lists:

Before school: Get dressed. Eat breakfast. Put lunch in a backpack. Shoes on. Jacket on. Grab backpack. Sit on the couch to wait.   After school: Put backpack in the spot. Take off shoes. Put lunch on the kitchen table. Give Mom/Dad agenda, papers sent home and homework. Have a snack (if you want one).  

·       Clothes in Resealable Bags

·       Keep A Mesh Bag by The Door for Socks

·       Keep A Basket of Snacks in The Kitchen

·       Get Your Kids Their Own Alarm Clock

·       Clothes in Resealable Bags

·       Keep A Mesh Bag by The Door for Socks

·       Keep A Basket of Snacks in The Kitchen

·       Get Your Kids Their Own Alarm Clock

Check out this article on making mornings easier by Heather M. Jones at

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Upcoming Events and Activities at St. Elizabeth Seton

MAD Science Program
Mar 9 @ 12:15 pm – 12:55 pm
Lenten Mass
Mar 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Games Club Gr. 4-6
Mar 10 @ 12:15 pm – 12:55 pm
Lego Club Gr. 1-3 @ Lunch LLC
Mar 11 @ 12:15 pm – 12:55 pm
Last Day to order Purdy’s Chocolates – Thank you for your generosity in helping a family in need
Mar 12 all day
March Break (March 16 – 20 inclusive)
Mar 16 all day
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