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June 18, 2021 Update


On Father’s Day we acknowledge and thank all men who have positively impacted the life of a child, and the students in our school. On this day, we thank you for sharing your love, gifts and talents with our children.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Halton Region and all of Ontario moved to Step 1 of the Provinces Roadmap to Reopening on Friday, June 11, 2021. This is a three-step plan to safely and gradually lift public health measures based on ongoing progress of province-wide vaccination rates and improvements of key public health and health care indicators. To clarify what exactly is permitted under each step, please review the chart below that has been provided by Halton Public Health with a link to the document here: Provincial Roadmap to Reopen


School Staff Update

As we draw closer to the end of the school year, it is a time where as a school community we need to say goodbye to students, families and staff members who may relocating to a new school or pursuing new opportunities this fall.  We express our sincere thanks and God’s Blessings to the following staff members:

  • Ms. Kane-Fedchenko, who will retire from the Halton Catholic District School Board as of June 30, 2021;
  • Ms. Krampelj, who will retire from the Halton Catholic District School Board as of June 30, 2021;
  • Ms. Longo, who has been assigned to Holy Cross School;
  • Mr. Culhane, who has been appointed as an Elementary Pathways Itinerant Teacher;
  • Ms. Misener, who has been assigned to Assumption Catholic Secondary School;
  • Ms. Menezes and Ms. Vincec and Ms. Wilson who will pursue new opportunities with our school board;

We ask you keep these staff members in your thoughts and prayers. Please join us in offering our gratitude and best wishes they begin new chapters in their personal and professional lives.


St. Francis of Assisi School 50th Anniversary!

We are excited to share that our community will celebrate the 50th anniversary of our wonderful school during the 2021-2022 school year! St. Francis of Assisi School opened its doors to students in September 1971.

The Halton Catholic District School Board traces its roots back to 1856, when Father Jermiah Ryan founded St. Mary’s School – the first Catholic elementary school in Oakville to establish education programs for Catholic children in the town of Oakville. This was, in part, a response to a large influx of Catholic settlers in the Trafalgar area of Oakville.

The Oakville Separate School Board was formally established in 1856. Over the next 102 years, other school boards were established in Halton and by 1958, there were four municipal school boards: Burlington, Oakville, Georgetown; and Milton. On January 1, 1969, as a result of provincial legislation that mandated the consolidation of school boards throughout Ontario, the four municipal school boards amalgamated into the single regional structure called the Halton Roman Catholic Separate School Board. In 1998, under the Ministry of Education’s restructuring of school boards province-wide, the Halton Roman Catholic Separate School Board became the Halton Catholic District School Board.

If you or someone you know is an alumni, we would love to hear from you as we begin to gather the memories of our school community members past and present. More information will be shared in September 2021 of our celebration plans!


Grade 8 Graduation

We will celebrate and acknowledge our grade 8 graduates with a drive through graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. All families have been sent an email with the specific time for their graduate to arrive at our school on this day. Guests are limited to immediate family members only (parents/guardians, siblings).  We are unable to accommodate any visits from extended family or friends, on or near school property, even from a distance.  Your adherence to this public health measure is appreciated.

We know that our students deserve special recognition for this academic milestone.  Thank you for your understanding as we try, as best we can, to honour the completion of our grade 8 students elementary school education at St. Francis of Assisi School.


Summer Reading Club

The Halton Hills Public Library will be offering the TD Summer Reading Club, which is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.  Learn more here: Summer Reading Club

Our Upcoming School Calendar

Jun
21
Mon
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun 21 all day
Virtual Liturgy – National Indigenous Peoples Day, Equity and Inclusion, Where is God?
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Led by our Kindergarten students, we will celebrate our end of the year liturgy while acknowledging National Indigenous Peoples Day, Equity and Inclusion and reflecting on Where is God?

All are welcome to attend via the following link:  End of Year Liturgy

 

Jun
23
Wed
Grade 8 Graduation
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • A drive through graduation – each class and virtual school students will be provided with a specific arrival time at the school.
  • Students will be presented with their diploma and a special gift from the school
  • Guests will be limited to immediate family members only (parents/guardians, siblings).  We are unable to accommodate extended family due to current and future limits on the number of people permitted during an outdoor gathering.
  • Immediate family members will have the opportunity to have a photo taken with their graduate, which school staff will take and then share with our graduate’s family.
  • A virtual graduation ceremony will be shared during the evening of June 23, 2021 which you can view at a time that is convenient for your family.
Jun
28
Mon
Asynchronous Instruction Only
Jun 28 all day
Pick Up of Personal Items and Drop Off of School Technology and Learning Materials
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Jun
29
Tue
Asynchronous Instruction Only
Jun 29 all day
Last Day of Instruction – EARLY DISMISSAL
Jun 29 all day

Remote learning will conclude at 2:10pm.

Have a safe and happy summer!

Pick Up of Personal Items and Drop Off of School Technology and Learning Materials
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sep
7
Tue
First Day of School for Grades 1-8 Students
Sep 7 all day
Kindergarten Entry Interviews
Sep 7 all day

Witter, MarkJune 18, 2021 Update