I have set you an example so that you should do as I have done for you. ~John 13-16
Passion (Palm Sunday) – Sunday, March 28th
On Palm Sunday Catholics celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before His death and resurrection. The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted Him by waving palm branches and covering His path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, He begins His journey to the cross.
Parents, please note this upcoming weekend is Easter Weekend. There will be no school for our students on Good Friday (April 2nd) or Easter Monday (April 5th).
LENT FOOD DRIVE
Last day full day to donate is this Wednesday as it will be collected on the morning of Holy Thursday. The Burlington Food Bank “Top 10 Most Needed Items are”:
rice/flavoured rice, personal hygiene products, Juice- canned, bottles, boxes, canned meat & fish, canned Fruit, canned tomatoes, pasta sauce, cold cereal, pancake mix & syrup, peanut butter. Thank you for your many contributions this week!
HCCEF 24 Hour Fast
We have a staff and student team trying to raise money for the Halton Catholic Childrens’ Education Fund (HCCEF) with the 24 Hour Fast. It is not too late to donate or join Seton Ravenous Renegades for the fast on March 30-31. You can donate to the Seton Ravenous Renegades at this link: https://www.canadahelps.org/s/AHRWw
We have noticed a number of students not in school uniform recently. Just a reminder, students should be wearing approved uniform clothing. No Yoga pants or non-uniform sweaters/ hoodies are to be worn inside the classroom. I have asked staff to remind students of the expectations. If you are in need of assistance, please reach out to the main office. The current uniform provider for all HCDSB schools is McCarthy Uniforms.
Change in Learning Environment
On Monday the students whose families had requested a change to their learning environment begin their new classes. We are happy to welcome students back to the school building, and we wish those who are joining new classes online all the best.
All staff and students are required to complete the daily screening prior to attending school. The COVID-19 School Screening Tool https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ has been changed and will now require students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, even those with only one (1) symptom, must stay home until:
- they receive a negative COVID-19 test result.; OR
- they receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.; OR
- it has been 10 days since their symptom onset, and they are feeling better
The new single-symptom screening criteria in the COVID-19 daily screening tool has now been applied and is in effect as of Friday, February 19th, 2021.
St. Paul the Apostle Parish Update
During the season of Lent there are many additional services and events at the Parish. We look forward to seeing our community come together during this special time.
Click here for a list of Lenten and Easter services and upcoming special events.
To help raise awareness of the Special Education process at HCDSB, the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) publishes periodic news articles called “SEAC SOUNDBYTES”. You can find all of the most recent soundbytes on the HCDSB News page. Read the latest here: SEAC Soundbytes, March 2021
World Autism Awareness Day
April is Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd is worldwide Autism Awareness Day. People with autism can have a hard time communicating and understanding social cues. The symbol for Autism Awareness is the puzzle piece as the puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colours and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with the condition. On Tuesday, April 6th , we will Light it Up Blue in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them. Please join us in wearing blue to show your support.
Student Mental Health & Anxiety ~ Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Join us for next week’s session on Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00 PM. This session will discuss anxiety as a common emotion for school-aged children. The focus will be on how anxiety can manifest itself at school and at home, and how early indicators of anxiety can be opportunities to teach coping strategies in children. If you cannot attend this virtual session on the scheduled time and day, a link to the recorded presentation will be available on HCDSB’s website and YouTube channel for later viewing.
To learn more about the topics and information that will be discussed in the upcoming parent engagement sessions, please visit our Board’s website: Fostering Mental Health & Well-Being: Parent Engagement Sessions
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Upcoming Events and Activities at St. Elizabeth Seton
World Autism Day is Saturday, April 2 this year!
The month of April is “World Autism Month”- we will celebrate on Tuesday, April 6 after Holy Week and Easter weekend.