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November 9, 2018 Update

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

~ St. Francis of Assisi ~

Today, our school paused to remember the tremendous sacrifices so bravely and selflessly endured by the men and women who have served our country in times of conflict, and in times of peace.  To honour the memory of all Canadians who have served our country, our school’s flag will be flown at half-mast this weekend.  We thank all of the students and staff who led our Remembrance Day service this morning.

  • We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students at the school during the evening of Thursday, November 22, 2018, and during the day on Friday, November 23, 2018.  Information regarding the process of booking an interview was sent home each student on Friday, November 2, 2018. Families are strongly encouraged to book your appointments early, so that your preferred date and time are secured.  Information regarding this process has also been posted to our website here:  Interviews. Interviews can be booked now until Sunday, November 18 at 12 Noon. All families are afforded the opportunity to schedule an interview:
    • During the evening of Thursday, November 22, 2018 (4:00pm to 8:30pm;
    • During the day on Friday, November 23, 2018 (9:00am to 3:00pm);
    • At another mutually agreed upon time with the classroom teacher, or kindergarten educator team;
  • The Halton Catholic District School Board observes Indigenous Awareness Month during November.  On November 13, 2018 we welcome Mr. Doug Doolittle to our school.  Mr. Doolittle will share his teachings about Treaty Awareness with our grade 7 and 8 students, and the Medicine Wheel with our grade 5 and 6 students;
  • A reminder to parents that students may not bring scooters, skateboards, etc. while travelling to or from school on the bus;
  • Our school board has implemented a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system.  You can learn more about this new procedure here:  SafeArrival;
  • Our grade 2 students will lead our monthly liturgy on Monday, November 12, 2018 beginning at 2:50pm in our gym.  All are welcome to attend;
  • A reminder to our grade 8 families that the initial deposit to attend the Camp Tanamakoon trip in June 2019 is due on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 via School Cash Online;
  • Our Catholic School Council has the following vacant positions:  Community representative, Parish representative.  Kindly contact the school if you are interested in serving the council in either of these roles;
  • Our Catholic School Council is seeking the assistance of our school community to support our planned sun shelter project for our outdoor learning space.  Specifically, our council is looking for individuals or businesses who might be interested in supporting the project through the donation of materials, design expertise, or labour.  If you are interested in supporting this project, kindly contact our Council Co-Chairs, Ms. V. Santaguida and Mr. J. Barnett, at fransc@hcdsb.org

Our calendar for the upcoming week:

Nov
12
Mon
Grade 4 Trip to Helson Gallery
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Liturgy – Promotion of Peace
Nov 12 @ 2:50 pm – 3:15 pm
Nov
13
Tue
Treaty Awareness and Medicine Wheel Workshops
Nov 13 all day
Nov
14
Wed
Grade 8 Camp Tanamakoon Trip – Initial Deposit Due
Nov 14 all day
Grade 8 Trip to Christ the King Secondary School
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Nov
15
Thu
Parent meeting – Grade 7 Sacramental Program @ Holy Cross Parish
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
20
Tue
Progress Reports & Kindergarten Communication of Learning: Initial Observations Sent Home
Nov 20 all day

Elementary Progress Reports will be sent home for grades 1 – 8 students.

Kindergarten Communication of Learning:  Initial Observations will be sent home for all Kindergarten students.

Families for all students are afforded the opportunity to schedule an interview:

  • During the evening of Thursday, November 22, 2018;
  • During the day on Friday, November 23, 2018;
  • At another mutually agreed upon time with the classroom teacher, or kindergarten educator team;
Nov
22
Thu
Pink Day – Bullying Awareness Week
Nov 22 all day

All students are encouraged to wear a pink article of clothing to promote that St. Francis of Assisi is a bully free school.

Parent – Teacher Interviews
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
23
Fri
Professional Development Day- Interview Day
Nov 23 all day
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