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September 27, 2019 Update

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”.  Matthew 19:14

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.  All students and staff are invited to wear orange articles of clothing to school on Monday, September 30, 2019.


Sincere appreciation and thanks to our entire school community for “Filling the Net” during our food drive this week.  We collected over 3000 items to support the Georgetown Breadbasket!


Our school’s first salad bar lunch will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  All students who purchase a salad bar lunch this year will receive a salad bowl  and a fork/spoon set next week.  Students are asked to bring these items with them each Wednesday to receive their salad bar lunch.  We thank Ms. Misener, along with our parent volunteers Mrs. Markotic and Mrs. Lane, for organizing our salad bar this year.  If you would like to assist with our salad bar lunch preparation and have some time to spare on Wednesday mornings, please contact the school office.  New volunteers are always welcome!


As a school, we can never guarantee an allergen free environment, but we have strategies in place to provide a “minimized allergen environment.   One of those strategies is to remind parents, guardians and caregivers to kindly ensure that you send your child to school with peanut-free/nut-free food products to school. For this same reason, we cannot accept treats for birthdays or celebrations and monitor this very closely. We also do not allow any food or drinks on the playground for the protection of all children, especially those with allergies to bees.

The school board kindly requests that parents not send their children to school with look-a-like products to peanut butter.  These products claim to be so close in smell, taste and texture to peanut butter, that it is nearly impossible for students and staff to distinguish between a look-a-like product and authentic peanut butter.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping the look-a-like products at home and preventing a mix-up of the two products, where the results could be life-threatening.


Our Focus on Faith theme for the month of October is Solidarity:  How are We Church to the World?  Our grade 8 students will lead our school in prayer and reflection during our monthly liturgy on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 beginning at 1:30pm.  All school community members are welcome to join us.  You can learn more about our October focus here:  Solidarity


We will celebrate the feast day of our school’s patron saint, Francis of Assisi, on Friday, October 4, 2019.  You can learn more about the life of St. Francis of Assisi here:  About Our School


As parents/guardians you have many responsibilities towards your child. One responsibility is to ensure that your child is in school every day, ready to learn. In fact, it is the  law. Learn more about the importance of regular attendance, along with how our school will respond when patterns or routines of non-attendance by a student are identified here:  Attendance Matters


Please be advised that:

  • Milk from our vending machine is currently unavailable;
  • The phone line for our special education resource teachers is now in operation.  Ms. Kane-Fedchenko and Ms. Blazevic can be contacted directly at 905-877-3840

Our calendar for the upcoming week:

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
Grade 6 and Structured Teaching Class Trip to Mountsberg
Oct 4 all day
Oct
14
Mon
Thanksgiving Day
Oct 14 all day
Oct
16
Wed
Boys Volleyball Tournament
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Grade 2 Sacrament Meeting at Holy Cross Church @ Holy Cross Church
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Parents of grade 2 children who will celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist at Holy Cross Parish must attend this meeting to receive information about the celebrations.

Oct
18
Fri
Girls Volleyball Tournament
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
21
Mon
Waste Prevention Week
Oct 21 all day
Oct
22
Tue
Waste Prevention Week
Oct 22 all day
Catholic School Council Meeting
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Elementary PrincipalSeptember 27, 2019 Update