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May 10, 2019 Update

“If something is true, it is good and beautiful; if it is beautiful; it is good and true; if it is good, it is true and it is beautiful. And together, these elements enable us to grow and help us to love life, even when we are not well, even in the midst of many problems. True education enables us to love life and opens us to the fullness of life.”
Pope Francis, May 10, 2014

Thank you to our school community for a wonderful week celebrating Catholic education together.  We sincerely appreciate all of the family members that were able to join us for the many examples of the great learning that take place in our school each day.

  • Congratulations to our grade 7 students who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation yesterday evening at Holy Cross Church.  God Bless our Confirmandi.
  • God Bless our grade 2 students who will celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist tomorrow, Saturday, May 11, 2019 beginning at 5:00pm at Holy Cross Church.

We wish our school community a very happy Mother’s Day, and hope that you enjoy time with family members and friends.


Our Focus on Faith theme for the month of May is Human Rights and Responsibilities.  You can learn more about this theme here:  Human Rights and Responsiblities


Friday, May 17, 2019 is Dress Loud Day in support of the Halton Chapter of VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. Dress Loud Day encourages all students and staff to wear their loudest and most outrageous outfit to create awareness about the impact of hearing loss.  Please ensure that all outfits are in keeping with our Catholic values and social teachings.  Please also note that this is not a day for costumes to be worn to school.


The St. John’s Bible will visit our school on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.  The St. John’s Bible is the inspiration of Donald Jackson, renowned calligrapher and official scribe to Queen Elizabeth II. Donald Jackson dreamed of creating a handwritten, illuminated bible in the tradition of the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells. After approaching St. John’s University, Jackson was commissioned to produce the St. John’s Bible in 1998. Under the direction of Donald Jackson and a Committee on Illumination and Text from St. John’s University, an international team of artists, calligraphers, and biblical and theological scholars, worked for thirteen years to complete the St. John’s Bible. It is the first complete bible to be handwritten and illuminated since the advent of the printing press over 500 years ago.  You can learn more about the St. John’s Bible here https://hamiltondiocese.com/stjohnsbible/


Full STEAM Ahead!  Our Catholic School Council is busy planning our family STEAM night on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  In order to assist with the preparations, families who are interested in attending the evening are asked to pre-register and select the activities you would like to participate via the following link:  Full STEAM Ahead  


The process for creating classes for the 2019-2020 school year will soon begin.  To learn more about this process, please review the information found here:  Class Placements 2019-2020


Our detailed event calendar for the week of May 13, 2019:

May
15
Wed
Grade 2 trip to Helson Gallery
May 15 all day
May
17
Fri
Dress Loud Day
May 17 all day

In support of the Halton Chapter of VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.

Dress Loud Day encourages all students and staff to wear their loudest and most outrageous outfit to create awareness about the impact of hearing loss. Our Ignite student leadership team will be promoting the day through school announcements to encourage all of our school community to participate.  Please ensure that all outfits are in keeping with our Catholic values and social teachings.  Please also note that this is not a day for costumes to be worn to school.

May
20
Mon
Victoria Day
May 20 all day
May
22
Wed
EQAO Assessment (Grade 3 and 6 Students)
May 22 all day
Festival of Harmony – Intermediate Band @ Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
May
23
Thu
EQAO Assessment (Grade 3 and 6 Students)
May 23 all day
Grade 7 Trip to Second City & Blue Jay Game
May 23 all day
May
24
Fri
Grade 1 trip to Springridge Farm
May 24 all day
May
27
Mon
Bike to School Week
May 27 all day

Bike to School Week is a fun, week-long celebration for students of all ages and abilities. Participation in Bike to School Week enhances sustainability curriculum, builds community, and highlights the benefits of active transportation – like less congestion and healthy, energized students!

EQAO Assessment (Grade 3 and 6 Students)
May 27 all day
Elementary PrincipalMay 10, 2019 Update