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Weekly Update Week of December 6, 2021

SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

As we enter into the second week of Advent, let us think about the Corporal Works of Mercy.  Here are some practical ways in which we can open our hearts spread our love:

  • Feed the hungry…
    • Avoid wasting food
    • Learn more about world hunger
    • Volunteer at a food bank
  • Give drink to the thirsty…
    • Donate baby formula to a shelter
    • Learn more about water
    • Be thankful for water
  • Clothe the naked…
    • Go through your cloths and donate
    • Knit, or make scarves/hats and donate
  • Shelter the homeless…
    • Volunteer at a homeless shelter
    • Donate blood
    • Help a neighbour before they ask
  • Comfort the sick…
    • Offer to pick up medication for a neighbour/friend
    • Write a letter/card to someone in the hospital
    • Make a meal for a sick neighbour/friend
  • Visit the imprisoned…
    • donate a Bible or rosary
    • Pray for those imprisoned as well as their families
  • Bury the dead
    • Send a Mass card for someone who has passed
    • Remember to visit those who have lost loved ones
    • Pray for the terminally ill

MILK PROGRAM

Is available on School Cash Online. This next session will begin on January 3, 2022, and continue to March 31.  Please submit your orders by December 13.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR 5-11-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN

Vaccination can now be booked through Halton Region’s online booking system by clicking here.  will be held at Halton Region Pediatric Clinics as well as Halton Region Community Clinics in Burlington, Milton and Oakville.  Please click here for more information on Halton Vaccine clinics.

PICTURE DAY

Picture day is finally here!  We will be taking pictures throughout the day on December 7.   

FAMILY PAINT NIGHT

Family Paint Night for December will be held on December 7 from 6:30-8:00. Please follow the link provided for more information.  https://www.hcdsb.org/2021/11/indigenous-art-family-paint-night/

HCDSB HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Our HCDSB schools are committed to creating safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools. Human Rights and Equity are guiding values that are consistent both with Catholic Social Teaching, reaffirming the dignity of every individual, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Code, which safeguards students and staff from discrimination based on the protected grounds.

The HCDSB Equity and Inclusive Education Steering Committee is in the process of forming a Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council (HREAC) to engage community stakeholders including parents, students and community organizations. 

Please click here for further details.

EXTENDED FRENCH PROGRAM (begins in Grade 5)

The online registration process for the 2022-2023 school year will take place in December of this year. The online registration portal will be available from Wednesday, December 1, 2021, until Friday, December 17, 2021.

A direct link to online registration will be available on the Extended French webpage, and can also be accessed on the homepage of the Board’s website (www.hcdsb.org) during this time period.

Student enrolment in the Extended French program will be determined through a random selection (lottery) process. Please note that only one (1) registration per child will be accepted and included in the random selection process. All duplicate registrations will be cancelled. Visit HCDSB’s website for more information on the Extended French Program

MacLennan, LisaWeekly Update Week of December 6, 2021