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March Break Update

School fundraising cannot occur without the support of our school community.  Our sincerest thanks for the tremendous effort that our families placed into completing our recent chocolate sales fundraiser, it was a huge success.  We are calculating our final profit totals and will be able to share that information following March Break.  Planned expenditures from the proceeds of our fundraiser include:

  • New team uniforms to be used for basketball, volleyball and soccer;
  • New painted visual cues to encourage a positive school culture, mental wellness, and the social and emotional well-being of our students;
  • Continued additions to our outdoor space;

Our Focus on Faith theme for the month of March is Human Dignity.  Our grade 1 students will lead us in prayer and reflection on this theme on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 beginning at 11:00am.  You can learn more about this month’s theme here:  Human Dignity;


We have now entered into the Season of Lent.  Some reminders on the importance of this season and our commitment as Catholics to pray, fast and give alms can be found here:  Lent;


Many families have enjoyed the lunch service of La Vita Bakery through our partnership with LunchBox Orders.  Regrettably, La Vita Bakery will be closing at the end of March.  Boston Pizza will be the new lunch vendor on Fridays beginning the week of March 29, 2019.  You can learn more about this change here:  LunchBox Orders Update;


The staff of St. Francis of Assisi School wish our community a safe and enjoyable March Break.  School resumes on Monday, March 18, 2019;


Our detailed event calendar for the week of March 18, 2019:

Mar
19
Tue
Liturgy – Human Dignity
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
20
Wed
North Halton Public Speaking Competition @ St. Francis of Assisi School
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
North Halton Public Speaking Competition @ St. Francis of Assisi School

The student finalists from St. Francis of Assisi, St. Brigid, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Holy Cross, and St. Joseph (Acton) schools will participate in the North Halton Public Speaking Competition.

Mar
26
Tue
Family Lenten Mass @ Holy Cross Parish
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
27
Wed
Grade 2 Reconciliation Retreat @ Holy Cross Church
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mar
30
Sat
First Reconciliation – Grade 2 students @ Holy Cross Parish
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Apr
1
Mon
Catholic School Council Meeting
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
2
Tue
Light it Up Blue – World Autism Awareness Day
Apr 2 all day

Every April, Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada kick off World Autism Month beginning with United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

We are encouraging all students and staff members to wear blue on this day in support and recognition of people living with autism.

Apr
5
Fri
Liturgy – Community and the Common Good
Apr 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Apr
11
Thu
Grade 2 Communion Retreat @ Holy Cross Church
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Apr
12
Fri
Professional Development Day – Mathematics and Health & Safety
Apr 12 all day
Elementary PrincipalMarch Break Update