Announcements

Video Surveillance on School Buses

Beginning September 2019,  school buses that transport HCDSB students to and from school will be equipped with interior-facing video recording cameras.  The cameras will be recording while school buses are in use, providing an additional measure to help enhance student safety, monitor disruptive behaviour and maintain order on the school bus. Personal information recorded by these video cameras is collected under

Medication & Medical Apparatus Reminder

For those students and families who have medication or medical appartus stored at our school, please assist us by addressing the following items. If we currently hold medication or medical apparatus for your child at school, please note that it must be picked up by dismissal on Friday, June 28, 2019. We do not store

Early Dismissal – Friday, June 28, 2019

Students will be dismissed 90 minutes early at 2:10pm on the final day of school – Friday, June 28, 2019. Bus route arrival times will be adjusted on this day. Please ensure that your family has after school care arrangements made for your child(ren).

tvo mPower

Did you know that there is a new online resource that supports the development of foundational K-6 math and STEM skills? TVO mPower, developed by the creators of award-winning TVOkids, offers a series of exciting, cross-curricular and FREE online math games that foster positive attitudes towards math in the classroom and at home. The games

Class Placements 2019-2020 School Year

St. Francis of Assisi School will soon begin the process of preparing tentative class lists for the 2019-2020 school year.  When creating classes, the following criteria are given due consideration: the student’s personality; the student’s academic strengths and needs; creating a group of students that allows for flexible instructional groupings; attempting to create a balance

How to talk to your children about Vaping

Vapourizers are battery-operated devices that change a liquid chemical (e-liquid) into a vapour that is inhaled. They can resemble pens, USB sticks, cigarettes, cigars, pipes and everyday items. Due to this, vaping may go unnoticed in schools, around the community, even at home. The act of using a vapourizer is called “vaping.” They are also

Town of Halton Hills – Community Better Challenge!

From May 31, 2019 to June 16, 2019, communities across Canada will be collectively tracking their physical activity minutes in a bid to be crowned Canada’s Most Active Community.  The Town of Halton Hills is actively encouraging all students to track their “active” minutes over this two week period. Participants can register and track their

There’s Still Time to Register for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! We’re excited to let you know that registration is ongoing ~ there’s still time to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program to engage early learners through different kinds of play, and

LunchBox Orders – Vendor Update

Regrettably,  La Vita Fine Foods will be closing its business down by the end of March 2019. As the last week of March will be needed for final cleanup of its premises,  the final “La Vita” LunchBox order day will be Friday, March 22, 2019.   For parents who have ordered beyond this date, LunchBox Orders

The Lenten Season

What is Lent? Lent is the 40-day season of preparation for Easter. Lent has two major purposes: It recalls or prepares for Baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance. Through forty days of closer attention to God’s Word and of more fervent prayer, we are prepared to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. Lent is a time of preparation