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School Weekly Update May 11, 2020

To be a mother is a great treasure. Mothers in their unconditional & sacrificial love for their children are the antidote to individualism ~ Pope Francis

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 10th, is Mother’s Day. We honour and celebrate all of our mothers – including our grandmothers, godmothers, new mothers, mothers-to-be, step-mothers, foster mothers, adoptive mothers and all those who care for us in motherly ways. We also pray for all mothers who have entered the heavenly kingdom.

CEW Chalk the Walks~ Igniting Hope in the Seton Community

We would like to thank our community and staff for engaging in activities that supported our theme of Igniting Hope during Catholic Education Week. The pictures and artwork you shared for the Chalk the Walks art challenge helped to demonstrate the wonderful work our Catholic Schools are doing!

In case you missed our Seton Igniting video:

HCDSB Staff Appreciation Day – Friday, May 8, 2020

In this time of distance learning, never has it been more important to recognize the wonderful work of the staff at St. Seton CES.  We are fortunate every day to have a staff that goes out of their way to make sure every child that walks through our door, both real and virtual, feels welcomed, feels safe, feels loved.  THANK YOU for being AMAZING. Thank you, staff, for making a difference every day! We are truly blessed at St. Elizabeth Seton CES!

Student Award of Excellence 2020

The Student Award of Excellence is a HCDSB award that is presented annually to students across our system who demonstrates outstanding qualities in the areas of leadership, faith development, family commitment, rapport with teachers and other students, involvement in school affairs, and community activities. Although, we are not able to celebrate this achievement in person this year, we are very proud to share that Marco, a Grade 8 student, has been selected as our school’s recipient of this award. Congratulations Marco!

St. Elizabeth Seton Yearbook~ Don’t Miss out!

Despite the current situation we find ourselves in, we have enjoyed so many wonderful memories at St. Elizabeth Seton this year. Our Yearbook Committee, headed by Mrs. Bisbee & Mrs. Ryan-Titus, have been working to provide a school yearbook for our students and school community.

Congratulations to Lana in Grade 8 for winning the Yearbook Cover contest. Her beautiful artwork will be on the cover of the Yearbook this year!  Don’t miss out- it is available on cash online until May 22. Thank you for your support of this initiative!

New to Kindergarten

Online registrations for Kindergarten are still being accepted even though the school is closed. Parents and guardians interested in registering can follow the process through the school website here: https://elem.hcdsb.org/stelizabethseton/2020/05/online-k-12-registration-available-now/

Kindergarten Orientation ~
Due to school closures, we will be providing parents with a different option for the Spring Kindergarten Parent Orientation. More information will be shared soon. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

Spirit Days-

Sports Fan Day Friday and Dress Loud Day Friday, May 15, 2020

DRESS LOUD DAY!

May is Hearing Awareness Month which is an entire month dedicated to educating the public about the importance of hearing health. HCDSB is dedicating this week to promote Hearing Awareness among our students and school community.

On Friday, May 15th, we will have DRESS LOUD DAY. Students and their families are encouraged to have fun and dress in their wackiest loudest clothing. Please post your pictures on your virtual classrooms and/or tweet them out using the hashtags #Dressloud2020.

Here are some tips for friends with hearing loss:

VOICE-Tips-for-Friends-of-Kids-with-Hearing-LossDownload

Moving?

Are you planning on moving before the end of this school year or in the summertime? If yes, please email me at williamsk@hcdsb.org or our school secretary, Mrs. Biso at bisok@hcdsb.org   to let us know so that we can update our information and prepare for September 2020.

Thanks and Prayers to for Our Front-Line Workers

Thank you to our many families who have Front Line Workers who courageously put themselves at risk to provide us with essential services – we are forever grateful for you! Please join us in honoring these incredible individuals each Friday evening at 7 pm for a 2 minute “Front Porch Clap” ~ TOGETHER Let’s make some NOISE & show our appreciation!!!

Promoting Well-Being:

Family Support

Please remember to take care of your health and well-being as well as that of your family. The Halton Region has provided an updated resource list for families to refer to if they are in need of assistance: Halton-Food-Supports-for-FamiliesDownload

The Board also continues to provide many helpful resources listed on their

Managing Difficult Behaviours during COVID-19 and Beyond

R.O.C.K. – Reach Out Centre for Kids – is presenting this free webinar – for more information follow the link – https://rockevents.ca/event/managing-difficult-behaviours-webinar/

“A behavioural approach to understanding and addressing problem behaviour. Join an experienced behaviour therapist for this informative webinar to learn ways to help reduce and manage challenging behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:30 am OR Thursday May 14, 2020 from 6:00– 7:30 pm

Free – Live webinar through Zoom

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Upcoming Events and Activities at St. Elizabeth Seton

May
15
Fri
Dress Loud ~ Spirit Day
May 15 all day
May is Hearing Awareness Month which is an entire month dedicated to educating the public about the importance of hearing health.  Hearing awareness is very important and we would like to highlight this by providing an opportunity to share information and activities around the impact that a hearing loss can have on individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as hearing protection and conservation. HCDSB is dedicating May 11-15, 2020 to promote Hearing Awareness amongst our students and school community. Help us to celebrate awareness and Dress Loud on Friday! #Dressloud2020  @HCDSB  @hcdsbSEAC  @VOICE4DeafKids
Sports Fan Day
May 15 all day
May
18
Mon
Victoria Day (No School)
May 18 all day
Jun
1
Mon
Seton Spirit Wear Day
Jun 1 all day
Jun
3
Wed
HCCEF 24 HR Fast- Go Team Seton!
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all day

Elementary PrincipalSchool Weekly Update May 11, 2020