Waste Reduction Week 2019

[T]he ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion…Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience. Pope Francis – Laudato Si October 21-27, 2019 is Canada’s Waste Reduction Week. The St. Francis

We Are All Treaty People

St. Francis of Assisi School is situated within the lands of Treaty No.19, which was entered into agreement on Wednesday, October 28, 1818. We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for being stewards of this traditional territory.  As part of Ontario’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, Ontario

Volunteering at St. Francis of Assisi School

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10 The Value of Volunteering Enriches educational programs and services; Enhances student success and achievement; Provides members of the community with opportunities to use their knowledge and skills; Enables members of the community to

Immunize and report it!

Help keep our school communities safe and protect students’ health.  Report your child’s immunizations and exemptions to the Halton Region Health Department.  To update your child’s immunization record, please: visit your doctor to get required immunizations and update the Halton Region Health Department online at or by calling 311; or submit an exemption form

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

Early Years Resources for Parents of Kindergarten Students

The Kindergarten program is a child-centred, developmentally appropriate, integrated program of learning for four- and five-year-old children. The purpose of the program is to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years, and to do so in a safe and caring, play-based environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of

Zones of Regulation

During the 2019-2020 school year, all students at St. Francis of Assisi School will be introduced to an evidenced-based program entitled “The Zones of Regulation”. The goal of this program is to provide a fun, motivating way to increase a child’s understanding of social thinking, their self-awareness on thoughts feelings and actions, and to their

August 2019 Electronic Newsletter

Within the link below, parents/guardians can access an electronic newsletter which shares information and links for review. Kindly take a few moment to familiarize yourself with the content of this presentation as it will assist with your preparations for the start of the academic year. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free

Grade 7 School-Based Immunization Program 2019-2020

As you may know, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provides a school-based immunization program for students that is delivered by the local health departments. The three immunization programs currently delivered in schools provide vaccination for: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Meningococcal Disease Hepatitis B DATES The vaccination clinic dates for St. Francis of Assisi

Bus Transportation Information

Hello and welcome to Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS)! Who is HSTS? HSTS is a student transportation consortium owned by the Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board.  HSTS contracts the services of the local bus companies to provide home-to-school bus transportation for students who are eligible for transportation, based on