Announcements

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,

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

Mental Health Tip of the Month – January 2020

How to talk with your child when you feel concerned that they may be struggling with a mental health concern It can be challenging to talk about mental health. Sometimes parents, like others, avoid the conversation because they don’t know how to start or they worry that they might put thoughts into their child’s head

Rabies Update

Rabies is a fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of warm blooded animals, including humans. The virus spreads through exposure to saliva from infected animals – bites, scratches, or licks on broken skin and mucous membranes such as eyes or mouth.  After someone is exposed to rabies, timely administration of rabies treatment can

50th Anniversary – Pilgrimage of the Cross

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Halton Catholic District School Board.  ​The 50th Anniversary was officially launched at the Regular Board Meeting on November 19th, with the unveiling of the Pilgrimage of the Cross, which was then transported to the starting point of the journey, beginning at Christ the King

Parents for Mental Health Support Group

The Parents for Mental Health Support Group is run by parent volunteers and holds monthly peer support meetings where parents can share the experience of raising and/or caring for individuals with mental health disorders/illness, particularly children and youth.  The group has speakers from time to time based on parents’ needs.  For more information and resources,

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

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 halton.ca/immunize 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