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September 20, 2019 Update

But you too, help one another: help one another always. One another. In this way, by helping one another, we will do some good. ~ Pope Francis ~


The Town of Halton Hills is excited to welcome Rogers Hometown Hockey to our community on October 5/6. 2019. Halton Hills was selected because our community has a long standing history of providing engaging hockey programs for our youth.  To celebrate this event, St. Francis of Assisi School will be participating in the following events:

  • Jersey Day/Red and White Day – Students are encouraged to celebrate their spirit by wearing their favourite athletic jersey or red and white clothing to school on Tuesday, September 24
  • ‘Fill the Net’ Food Drive Challenge – Food donations will be collected to ‘Fill the Net’ at our front entrance from Monday, September 23 to Friday, September 27.  Please give what you can. Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for the Georgetown Breadbasket.

Please be advised that the phone line for our Special Education office is currently offline. Should you need to contact Mrs. Blazevic or Mrs. Kane-Fedchenko please contact the main office.


Are you a proud parent with a new baby?  Will your baby be 2-4 months old in October?  If so, you and your baby could be a Roots of Empathy Family.  Roots of Empathy is a program for elementary school children.  The program’s aim is increase empathy – the ability to understand how another person feels.  Children learn how to care for and respect each other, which leads to fewer incidences of bullying and aggression.

Our school is hoping to identify a family who would be interested in becoming a Roots of Empathy Family.  The program works as follows:

  • A baby with one or both parents visits one of our classrooms over the course of the school year
  • The visits are about 30 minutes long, once a month starting in October
  • The program helps our students to learn about a baby’s needs, how babies develop, and lets the students observe the loving relationship between parent and baby

Should you be interested, please contact our school’s Child and Youth Counsellor, Ms. Devin Misener.  You can learn more about the Roots of Empathy Program at https://rootsofempathy.org/


The safety of our children is a top priority for everyone. The Halton Catholic District School Board participated in the development of a region wide Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol along with our community partners, for responding to situations in which students may pose a threat to themselves or others. These situations may involve weapons, or threats to harm (communicated personally or via electronic media) or assaults as outlined in our Student Code of Conduct.You can learn more here:  Fair Notice to Parents


The great gift of our faith unites all of us. At St. Francis of Assisi School, we would like to encourage our students to share their cultural heritage with our school community by leading our school in prayer at the beginning of the day.  Please complete the brief online response to identify your child’s interest in this opportunity here:  Student Prayer Leadership


Please be advised that milk from our vending machine is currently unavailable.  We are working with our supplier to maintain our previous partnership, however, we are also exploring other options to ensure families are able to purchase milk for their children while at school.  Your patience and understanding is appreciated.


In honour of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day will be observed on September 30, 2019.  Orange shirt day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people today.


Our calendar for the upcoming week:

Sep
23
Mon
“Fill the Net” Food Drive Challenge
Sep 23 all day

To make a difference in our community and celebrate the broadcast of Rogers Hometown Hockey from our town, our school will be conducting a ‘Fill the Net’ Food Drive Challenge.  Food donations will be collected to ‘Fill the Net’. Please give what you can. Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for those in need.

Sep
24
Tue
“Fill the Net” Food Drive Challenge
Sep 24 all day

To make a difference in our community and celebrate the broadcast of Rogers Hometown Hockey from our town, our school will be conducting a ‘Fill the Net’ Food Drive Challenge.  Food donations will be collected to ‘Fill the Net’. Please give what you can. Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for those in need.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Jersey Day
Sep 24 all day

To celebrate that Rogers Hometown Hockey will be coming to our community on October 5/6, 2019, students are invited to celebrate their spirit by wearing their favourite athletic jersey to school on September 24, 2019.  If students don’t have a jersey, we encourage students to wear red and white as we aim to “Paint the Town Red and White” leading up to the festival weekend.

 

Sep
25
Wed
“Fill the Net” Food Drive Challenge
Sep 25 all day

To make a difference in our community and celebrate the broadcast of Rogers Hometown Hockey from our town, our school will be conducting a ‘Fill the Net’ Food Drive Challenge.  Food donations will be collected to ‘Fill the Net’. Please give what you can. Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for those in need.

Rowan’s Law Day
Sep 25 all day

Rowan’s Law Day was established in 2018, and will be observed across Ontario on the last Wednesday in September each year.

Rowan Stringer loved rugby. A competitive and keen athlete, she was captain of her high school’s team. In the week before her last game, Rowan was hit twice in the head while playing, likely sustaining a concussion after each blow. Tragically, in May 2013, 17-year old Rowan died as the result of head injuries she sustained while playing rugby.

We all have the responsibility to recognize the signs of a concussion which include headache, dizziness, ringing in the ears, memory loss, nausea, light sensitivity, drowsiness and depression.

If you are ever hit in the head while playing, it is important stop, sit, and find an adult to help you.

Sep
26
Thu
“Fill the Net” Food Drive Challenge
Sep 26 all day

To make a difference in our community and celebrate the broadcast of Rogers Hometown Hockey from our town, our school will be conducting a ‘Fill the Net’ Food Drive Challenge.  Food donations will be collected to ‘Fill the Net’. Please give what you can. Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for those in need.

Grade 2 and 4 Trip to Halton Water Festival
Sep 26 all day
Sep
27
Fri
“Fill the Net” Food Drive Challenge
Sep 27 all day

To make a difference in our community and celebrate the broadcast of Rogers Hometown Hockey from our town, our school will be conducting a ‘Fill the Net’ Food Drive Challenge.  Food donations will be collected to ‘Fill the Net’. Please give what you can. Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for those in need.

Sep
30
Mon
Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters
Sep 30 all day

In honour of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day will be observed on September 30, 2019.  Orange shirt day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people today.

Oct
4
Fri
Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi
Oct 4 all day
Elementary PrincipalSeptember 20, 2019 Update