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Weekly Update October 25, 2021

HALLOWEEN DANCE-A-THON

Thank you to all our parents/guardians who donated items to our Halloween baskets.  We are so grateful for the gifts you have sent in.  If you still want to pledge/donate to our Halloween Fundraiser using Cashonline, please follow the directions below.  Our dance-a-thon will take place on Friday, October 29th.  Thank you to parent council members for taking the time to put all the baskets together!  We will be sending out a video of the baskets Monday afternoon. 

We are also having our Halloween parade on Friday.  We will record the parade in each classroom and send it out later in the day to the community. 

HOW TO DONATE

  1. St. Elizabeth Seton Cash Online

https://hcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/

  • Gift Information – select an amount
  • Select Destination – St. Elizabeth Seton
  • Tribute Information – “Not a Gift”
  • Message to School Board – student name, specify amount donated per child
  • Click – “Add to Cart”
  • Pay by Cheque
  • Make cheques payable to St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary School
  • Send into classroom teacher

HALLOWEEN COSTUME SELECTION

The Halton Catholic District School Board is committed to creating and supporting a positive climate in each of our school communities, that fosters and promotes equity, inclusivity and celebrates diversity.  Halloween is a great time to dress up and have fun with costumes. There are endless possibilities for what children (and adults) can be for Halloween. A clown, a crime-fighting cartoon puppy, a banana, a giant hot dog, a Minecraft character, a velociraptor. However, another person’s culture should never be our costume.

In our Catholic education community, we want to promote respect, inclusion and empathy for all individuals. As you select a Halloween costume this year, we encourage you to talk to your children about becoming critical thinkers and social justice champions in all aspects of their lives.

The following are suggested questions to reflect on with your child when choosing a costume.  Your conversations at home on this topic directly help to support our school’s efforts to create and maintain an equitable and inclusive learning environment:

  • Is my costume making fun of a group of people, their culture or religion?
  • Does my costume reinforce jokes and stereotypes about certain groups, cultures or religions?
  • Am I altering my skin colour, facial/body features to make them more like a particular race, ethnicity, or cultural group?
  • Am I dressing up as a culture or borrowing from a religion that is not my own or is not part of my background?
  • Do I understand and respect the history or tradition of the culture that I am borrowing my costume from?

SPIRIT WEAR

In the interest of promoting a strong sense of community and school pride, we will once again be offering the opportunity to purchase St. Elizabeth Seton spirit wear.  The spirit day shirts are school-branded with “Seton Saints” and can be worn in lieu of the McCarthys uniform shirt (with uniform bottoms).  Spirit days will be held on the first Monday of every month should students choose to participate.  The online store closes next weekend so please order your items as soon as possible.  Please refer to the sizing chart. Click on the link below to show your Seton pride and purchase a shirt today!

https://stores.inksoft.com/st_elizabeth_seton

PICTURE DAY

Picture day has been confirmed for Tuesday, December 7th.  Students will have their individual photos taken that day.  Once we have a retake day confirmed, we will communicate that to everyone.   

PIZZA

Pizza says will be returning. This past week, we had personal pizzas in a box.  This proved to be very challenging logistically, so we are moving to slices on the following days: Friday, November 12, Friday, December 3 and Friday, December 17th.  Students can choose pepperoni, cheese, or gluten-free cheese pizza.  All orders can be tracked on School CashOnline, therefore no forms will be sent out. Orders are due by November 4. The prices are based on orders for all 3 special pizza days. 

MILK

Our milk program will be up and running beginning November 1st.  All orders are due by October 27th.  Please order your child’s milk using CashOnline.  

MacLennan, LisaWeekly Update October 25, 2021