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January 30, 2020 Update

We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor.  We need to include the excluded, and preach peace. – Pope Francis –


Our Focus on Faith theme for the month of February is Community and the Common Good, specifically reflecting on the essential question of “Who is the Holy Spirit?”  Our grade 3 students will lead our school in prayer during our monthly Focus on Faith liturgy on Friday, February 7, 2020 beginning at 1:30pm.  All are welcome to attend.  You can learn more about our Focus on Faith theme for February here:  Who is the Holy Spirit?


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, February 4, 2020 as a result of the announcement by OECTA of a province-wide one-day full withdrawal of services


The health and well-being of students and staff is the highest priority of the Halton Catholic District School Board.  Please visit the following link to learn more about the symptoms and how to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:  Safe and Healthy Schools


Parents, guardian, family members and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from dropping students off near the entrance or exit of our school parking lot.  These are incredibly busy areas in the morning and afternoon with more than 10 buses exiting the parking lot area.  For the safety of all students, please drop your children off at the supervised Kiss and Ride drop off area on Duncan Drive.  Kindly review our Safe School procedures here:  Safe Schools 


With anticipation of a possible job action where schools will be closed to students on Tuesday, February 4, 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 info@lunchboxorders.com.


Our school will observe National Sweater Day on Friday, February 7, 2020.  All students and staff are encouraged to wear a warm and comfortable sweater this day as we will be lowering our school temperature by a couple of degrees.  Heating accounts for approximately 80% of residential energy use in Canada.  If all Canadians put on a warm sweater and lowered their thermostat by two degrees, greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by four megatons.


Our calendar for the week of February 3, 2020 is below:

Feb
3
Mon
Canadian Food for Children Trip
Feb 3 all day

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

Pizza Day Lunch
Feb 3 all day
Feb
4
Tue
LunchBox Orders – Subway
Feb 4 all day
Feb
5
Wed
Grade 8 Graduation Photos
Feb 5 all day
Salad Bar Lunch
Feb 5 all day
Feb
6
Thu
LunchBox Orders – Swiss Chalet
Feb 6 all day
Feb
7
Fri
LunchBox Orders – Subway
Feb 7 all day
National Sweater Day
Feb 7 all day

In order to help slow down climate change, National Sweater Day raises awareness about the importance of saving energy and hopes to inspire you to turn down your thermostat. On February 7, St. Francis of Assisi School will be turning down the heat slightly to recognize the importance of saving energy.  Heating accounts for approximately 80% of residential energy use in Canada, if all Canadians put on a warm sweater and lowered their thermostat by two degrees, greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by four megatons.

Monthly Focus on Faith Liturgy
Feb 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Feb
10
Mon
Pizza Day Lunch
Feb 10 all day
Elementary PrincipalJanuary 30, 2020 Update