What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?
Pope Francis – Laudato Si
October 21-27, 2019 is Canada’s Waste Reduction Week. The St. Francis of Assisi school community will be focusing on five initiatives to help students become Stewards of the Earth. We encourage you to discuss Waste Reduction Week with your child(ren) and also encourage you to try these strategies at home. You can learn more about our school initiatives here: Waste Reduction Week
Our annual Halloween Dance for our students and staff will take place on Halloween day. Parents are welcome to join your child in the gym for their 40 minute dance period, a schedule will be sent home closer to the event.
We kindly ask that the costume that your child wears to school is in keeping with our Catholic values. Additionally, students may not wear masks or bring costume accessories/props to school that day.
In our Catholic education community, we want to promote respect, inclusion and empathy for all individuals. As you select a Halloween costume this year, we encourage you to talk to your children about becoming critical thinkers and social justice champions in all aspects of their lives.
In collaboration with our board’s Senior Manager of Human Rights and Equity, our school has developed information for parents/guardians to review regarding how to select a Halloween costume that fosters and promotes equity, inclusivity and celebrates diversity. You can review this information here: Equity and Inclusive Education: Halloween Costume Selection
Our first Catholic School Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. A reminder that our Catholic School Council can be contacted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our staff and students will take a bite into healthy eating on October 24, 2019 by simultaneously biting into a delicious, locally sourced apple! Compliments of Halton Food For Thought, the Great Big Crunch aims to spread the word about the importance of local eating and healthy snacking to school age children.
School photo retakes will be offered on Thursday, October 24, 2019. All students who require a retake of their photo, or were not present on our initial photo day, are invited to have their photo taken on this day.
Every October Children’s Aid Societies across the province raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being, and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth, and families who need support. Staff and students are invited to dress in purple on Friday, October 25, 2019 as we celebrate a community that cares for kids and families.
Progress Report Cards for Grades 1-8 students and Kindergarten Communication of Learning: Initial Observations, will be sent home on November 20, 2019. We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students at the school during the evening of Thursday, November 21, 2019, and all day on Friday, November 22, 2019. Once again this year, you will be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. More information will be sent home to families in the upcoming weeks;
Our calendar for the upcoming week:
Let’s take a bite into healthy local eating. Once you start crunching you just can’t stop! Celebrate healthy eating through the eyes of an apple!