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Weekly Update ~ November 15, 2021


  • The Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) supports HCDSB students in need with basic necessities (i.e. food and clothing) & with school activities that have a fee (i.e. team or club fees).
  • HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning.
  • Please consider donating to the foundation by attending the Evening with Bishop Crosby on Wednesday, November 17.
  • For more information, please see the website here:


Interviews will be taking place virtually on Thursday, November 25th (from 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm) and Friday, November 26th (from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm). An email with a link was sent to you on Monday, November 8.  Please follow the instructions in the email to schedule a time that fits with your child’s teacher’s/DECE’s, schedule.  All appointments are based on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Once the scheduling system is open, you will be notified.  You will be able to schedule appointments up to November 24, at 11:00 pm.


The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education is hosting a series of free webinars for parents and guardians.  The first one is being held on Saturday, November 20.  If you are interested, please register using the following link:


We will be holding our second St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Council on Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30 pm. Thank you to all our council members for their time and support for our community.


The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running our annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from Friday, November 5 through Friday, December 3, 2021.

Students are encouraged to submit entries that highlight the theme of the contest, and express in their own creativity how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas. We welcome entries from HCDSB students of all ages and abilities!

Students may submit entries electronically in the following four (4) categories:

Visual artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.)

Original song

Short video (maximum length is 3 minutes)

Short story or poem (up to 250 words)

Submissions Accepted Online ONLY
To minimize the distribution of paper and for the health and safety of our students, staff and school communities, we will be accepting submissions ONLINE ONLY this year. Student work can be entered into the contest through an online form available on the official contest page.

Student submissions will be reviewed separately by division group, as follows:

  • Primary (K-3)
  • Junior (4-6)
  • Intermediate (7-8)
  • Secondary (9-12)

Sixteen (16) student entries will move on to the finals! A prize will be awarded to the top student entry in each of the four division groups.

For more information about the contest and submission requirements, please visit the Board’s website.
Deadline for Entries: December 3, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.


In February 2022, HCDSB will be collecting identity-based student data through a board-wide Student Census. This census will help our school board better understand and support our students and their experiences in school and will help promote equitable and inclusive learning environments.

NOTE: Parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 will be invited to complete the online survey on behalf of their child. For more information about the Student Census, please visit the HCDSB website:


Just a reminder, picture day will be held on Tuesday, December 7.

MacLennan, LisaWeekly Update ~ November 15, 2021