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Weekly Update Mar. 9th to 13th

As I enter another week of my Lenten journey, guide me to the path that leads to you. Fill my heart with gratitude, patience, strength, and peace as I strive to become the-best-version-of-myself, honestly admitting my shortcomings and sins. As I renew my resolve each day to become a better person, let me hear your voice in the deepest reaches of my heart. Give me rest in you. Help me to accept others, showing them your great love instead of casting judgment.  Stay with me through the busy days this week and remind me that when I need comfort, solitude, wisdom, or guidance, I can always turn to you.  Help me develop discipline and generosity through fasting and almsgiving and come closer to you through prayer this Lent.

Amen.

Lenten Food Drive:

As the Lenten season approaches and in keeping with the spirit of Almsgiving, St. Joan of Arc will be holding a food/gift card drive. Every Friday during the Lenten season, we will be collecting both non-perishable food items as well as gift cards that will be given to families within our school community and the local foodbank. If you wish to donate gift cards, of any denomination from the following stores: Freshco, Food Basics, Walmart, Superstore, Fortinos, Sobeys or No-Frills. We will be collecting food items and gift cards beginning Friday, February 28, 2020, up to and including Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  Thank you in advance for your generous contributions during the Easter Season.

Little Jammers:

Little Jammers will begin on Wednesdays from March 4th to April 22nd, 2020 (No class March 18) at lunchtime for all those who have registered. 

Friday, March 13th Civvies Day:

March 21st is National Down Syndrome Day. We will be recognizing this day on Friday, March 13th with a full civvies day. We encourage students to wear brightly coloured mismatched socks in support of people with Down Syndrome and their families. As a Catholic community, we will be demonstrating our role as responsible citizens by raising funds for the Halton Down Syndrome Association. On March 13th, each class will be given a sock to collect loose change to support this endeavour. Students are encouraged to bring in whatever amount in change that they are able to contribute.

March Break:

March Break is right around the corner.  Please remember that school will be closed from Monday, March 16th to Friday, March 20th.  Classes resume on Monday, March 23rd.

Coronavirus Update:

Updates on Coronavirus and for tips to prevent the spread of repository diseases, please see the HCDSB website:
https://www.hcdsb.org/Parents/safeandhealthy/Pages/Novel-Coronavirus.aspx

Parking Lot Safety:

This is a very important reminder to please continue to use caution and be aware as you are driving into/out of our parking lots at the school. Please be aware that many students are walking on the sidewalks before and after school. Likewise, we respectfully ask parents to keep their children close by while walking to/from school on the sidewalks and remind them to stop at driveways to check for vehicles about to turn in or out.  Parents are also reminded to reduce speed and proceed with extreme caution while traveling through both parking lots. 

Walking the Path of Faith, Learning and Respect Together,

Mrs. M. Pitt and Mr. N. Laratta

Upcoming Events:

Mar
9
Mon
Public Speaking Competition
Mar 9 @ 12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Mar
10
Tue
Catholic Schools Mass @ St. Matthew Parish
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
11
Wed
Chef à l’École for Grade 4-6
Mar 11 all day
Little Jammers
Mar 11 @ 11:40 am – 12:40 pm
Mar
12
Thu
Rosary Ministry
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Mar
13
Fri
Civvies Day: Donations for World Down Syndrome Day
Mar 13 all day

We will be recognizing this day on Friday, March 13th with a full civvies day. We encourage students to wear brightly coloured mismatched socks in support of people with Down Syndrome and their families. As a Catholic community, we will be demonstrating our role as responsible citizens by raising funds for the Halton Down Syndrome Association. On March 13th, each class will be given a sock to collect loose change to support this endeavour. Students are encouraged to bring in whatever amount in change they can.

World Down Syndrome Day (Mismatch Socks)
Mar 13 all day
Mar
16
Mon
March Break
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all day
Mar
24
Tue
Intermediate Hockey Tournament
Mar 24 all day
Mar
25
Wed
Intermediate Hockey Tournament
Mar 25 all day
Little Jammers
Mar 25 @ 11:40 am – 12:40 pm
Mar
27
Fri
ARC’s Assembly
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:40 am
Apr
1
Wed
Little Jammers
Apr 1 @ 11:40 am – 12:40 pm
Apr
2
Thu
World Autism Day (Wear Blue)
Apr 2 all day
Loyola Family of Schools English Public Speaking Competition @ St. Joan of Arc
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Laratta, NickWeekly Update Mar. 9th to 13th