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December 6, 2019 Update

The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic His giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves. ~ St. Nicholas ~


During the second week of Advent, we reflect on peace as Christ entered our world as the Prince of Peace. During Advent, we strive to fill ourselves with a deep and abiding peace, and to share that peace with everyone we encounter.


Delivery of poinsettias will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  If you have ordered a poinsettia, plants will be available for pickup during the school day on:

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    • 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 8:00am – 4:00pm
    • 6:30pm – 8:30pm during our Christmas Family Night

Our Christmas tree has been placed in our front foyer with Paper Angel Ornaments placed on the tree.  Each paper angel has specific gift card suggestions printed on them. If you are interested in participating, a family member may select one or more angel ornaments. We ask that you purchase the suggested gift card and return it to the school with the original paper angel ornament that you or your child has selected from the tree.  All collected gift cards will be donated to Halton Women’s Place to support women and children in need. All gift cards are asked to be returned to the school by Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  Sincere thanks to all families who have already selected an angel from our tree.  Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.


Christmas Family Night at our school is always an exciting night!  This year’s event take place on Thursday, December 12, 2019, scheduled activities include gingerbread decorating, Christmas craft, Christmas STEAM activities, Christmas carols, Christmas stories, and an opportunity for each family to have a Christmas photo taken.

Tickets for our basket raffle to support Holy Cross HELPS are now available and can be purchased during the school day by students, or during the evening of our Christmas Family Night.  Tickets are $1.00 each and can be conveniently purchased in groups of 10 tickets for those that are interested.

The schedule of events for our Christmas Family Night is:

  • 6:30pm – Doors open, activities begin, raffles sales available, family photos available
  • 6:45pm – Student led liturgy over the public address system
  • 7:45pm – Raffle ticket sales conclude
  • 8:00pm – All raffle tickets need to be placed into desired draw baskets
  • 8:15pm – Raffle winners drawn, activities conclude
  • 8:30pm – Conclusion of Christmas Family Night

December 20, 2019 is the final day of school before Christmas Break.  The school board has confirmed that this will be an early dismissal day for students.  St. Francis of Assisi students will be released 90 minutes early this day, dismissal time will be 2:10pm.  Bus drop off times will be adjusted accordingly.  Please ensure that your family has a plan in place for after school care for your child.


Our calendar for the upcoming week:

Dec
9
Mon
Pizza Day Lunch
Dec 9 all day
Dec
10
Tue
LunchBox Orders – Subway
Dec 10 all day
Swim Test – Grade 8 students and Halton Skills team members
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dec
11
Wed
Salad Bar Lunch
Dec 11 all day
Comic Book Workshop: Grades 2 – 6
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
12
Thu
LunchBox Orders – Swiss Chalet
Dec 12 all day
Christmas Family Night
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
13
Fri
LunchBox Orders – Subway
Dec 13 all day
Joy Day
Dec 13 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Dec
16
Mon
Pizza Day Lunch
Dec 16 all day
Elementary PrincipalDecember 6, 2019 Update