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January 17, 2020 Update

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows
St. Francis of Assisi –

The Halton Catholic District School Board has provided a link on our school website to assist parents with accessing the most up to date information regarding labour negotiations.  You can access this information here:  Labour Negotiations

A reminder that all HCDSB schools will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 as a result of the announcement by OECTA of a province-wide one-day full withdrawal of services.

It’s time to register your child for Kindergarten!  To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September, 2020, your child must be four years old by December 31, 2020. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December 31, 2020.  You can learn more about this process here:  Kindergarten Registration

A component of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s Strategic Plan is for the board to exercise stewardship of resources while optimizing human, financial, physical and material assets.  Therefore, we are pleased to share with you that St. Francis of Assisi School will be undergoing a light renewal project.  Over the next few months, all light fixtures in our school will be upgraded to energy efficient LED fixtures.  The work will be completed after school hours and on weekends, so there will be no impact on student learning during the school day.  If you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

With anticipation of a possible job action where schools will be closed to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Lunchbox Orders will cancel any orders and a credit will be placed on all Lunchbox Orders accounts. The credit will be applied to your next transaction at the time of check out.  If you have any questions, please contact the Lunchbox Orders Team at 1.877.426.6860 or by email at

Our Ignite Student Leadership Team has organized a “Backwards” Spirit Day on Friday, January 24, 2020.  Our calendar for the week of January 20, 2020 is below:

Grade 7 Immunization Clinic
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm

October 17, 2019 – Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus vaccinations

January 23, 2020 – Menactra vaccination

April 23, 2020 – Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus vaccinations

Learn more here: Halton Immunization




Spirit Day – Backwards Day
Jan 24 all day

Our Ignite Student Leadership Team has organized a “Backwards Day” spirit day on Friday, January 24, 2020.  Students and staff are encouraged to have some fun wearing their clothes backwards on this day.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan 27 all day
Grade 7 Confirmation Retreat
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bell Let’s Talk Day
Jan 29 all day

Millions of Canadians, including leading personalities, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year.

Salad Bar Lunch
Jan 29 all day
Grade 8 Faith Day at Christ the King Secondary School
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our grade 8 students will participate in workshops and a youth rally led by St. Jerome’s University.  Mass will be celebrated by Fr. David Walter of Holy Cross Church and Fr. Mark Sullivan of St. Joseph Church in Acton.

LunchBox Orders – Swiss Chalet
Jan 30 all day
Professional Activity (PA) Day
Jan 31 all day
Canadian Food for Children Trip
Feb 3 all day

Grade 7 students will volunteer at the Canadian Food for Children warehouse

Elementary PrincipalJanuary 17, 2020 Update