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February 7, 2020 Update

God Bless our grade 7 students as they will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at Holy Cross Church on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 beginning at 7:00pm.


Special thanks to all of our parents and guardians who give the gift of your time to our school through volunteering.  From pizza and salad days, to school trips, Catholic School Council, community walks, school team transportation, and countless other ways,  we greatly appreciate all of our school volunteers!


As a community of faith, we will enter into the season of Lent on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  With support from our Catholic School Council, our school will celebrate Shrove Tuesday on February 25, 2020 by offering a pancake along with a juice box to each of our students.  The pancake mix that will be used is Aunt Jemima Complete, students will have the option of adding Aunt Jemima syrup to their pancake also.  An information link to the ingredients of this mix can be found here:  Aunt Jemima Complete.

Our Catholic School Council is seeking parents/guardians who may be able to volunteer their time to assist with the preparation of the pancakes for our students.  If you have a valid police check on file with the school and are able to assist, please contact the Catholic School Council via email at fransc@hcdsb.org


The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is excited to announce the launch of our new HCDSB Alumni Award.  The HCDSB Alumni Award has been designed to celebrate the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs).  Beginning this school year, and each year moving forward, we will recognize seven (7) HCDSB Alumni Award recipients during Catholic Education Week.  Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2020 HCDSB Alumni Awards – deadline for submissions is Monday, March 30, 2020. Learn more about the selection criteria and nomination process here


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


Based upon feedback that our Catholic School Council received from school community members, it was decided that the Subway lunch day that is offered on Tuesdays will be changed to Harvey’s following March Break.  The menu from Harvey’s will include the choice of a hamburger, cheeseburger, veggie burger or grilled hot dog.  All families that have ordered a Subway lunch on Tuesdays only, from March 23, 2020 until the end of the school year, will have their orders refunded.  Beginning March 22, 2020 our optional school lunch offerings will be:

Mondays – Pizza – ordered through School Cash Online
Tuesdays – Harvey’s – ordered through LunchBox Orders
Wednesday – Salad Bar – orders have closed for the term
Thursday – Swiss Chalet – ordered through LunchBox Orders
Friday – Subway – ordered through LunchBox Orders


Term 1 Report Cards for Grade 1-8 students and Communication of Learning for Kindergarten students will be distributed on February 19, 2020.  As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. St. Francis of Assisi School and our parent community share the common goals of wanting your child to experience academic, social, emotional and spiritual growth.  Parents / guardians are always encouraged to contact our staff members at any time to discuss the progress of your child.


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 


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 Friday, February 14, 2020 is a PA Day for all students and that Monday, February 17, 2020 is Family Day.  Our students return to school on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.


Our calendar for the week of February 10, 2020 is below:

Feb
10
Mon
Pizza Day Lunch
Feb 10 all day
Feb
11
Tue
LunchBox Orders – Subway
Feb 11 all day
Feb
12
Wed
Salad Bar Lunch
Feb 12 all day
Grade 7 Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation @ Holy Cross Church
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
13
Thu
LunchBox Orders – Swiss Chalet
Feb 13 all day
Feb
14
Fri
Professional Activity (PA) Day
Feb 14 all day
Feb
17
Mon
Family Day
Feb 17 all day
Feb
18
Tue
LunchBox Orders – Subway
Feb 18 all day
Feb
19
Wed
Salad Bar Lunch
Feb 19 all day
Feb
20
Thu
LunchBox Orders – Swiss Chalet
Feb 20 all day
Elementary PrincipalFebruary 7, 2020 Update