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Weekly Update Oct. 31st to Nov. 5th

Halloween Dance-a-Thon Update

Our annual Halloween Dance a Thon was held on Friday, October 29th.  It was nice to see staff and students embrace the Halloween spirit.  Families are reminded that there is still time to donate to the school using the link below.  Remember to choose St. Joan of Arc in the school drop-down menu.   https://hcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/269/6/false/true

Wreath and Poinsettia Orders

This year, we will be supporting two small, local businesses – Zomer’s Greenhouses and Apaulo Farms. Orders can be made through school cash online.  Click HERE for prices. 

Hot Lunch Program

This year we are happy to announce that our lunch programs will resume.  Information has been sent out to the community last week and through SchoolCash Online.  Thank you SJOA Catholic School Council for all your hard work behind the scenes getting everything together. 

Reminders

We would like to remind parents/family members that there are No Dogs Allowed on school property or on our playground as these areas are for students and staff only. We would also ask that parents/guardians please wear a Mask when on school property.  We strive to maintain this practice to ensure our students and staff remain safe. 

Mental Health Update

 Easy and Fun Mental Health Activities for Parents to try at Home:

School Mental Health Ontario has put together a series of 12 mental health activities designed for parents and families to try at home. They’re connected to six areas of social-emotional learning and are available as a PDF file or graphics. Check out the link copied below for access to these fun activities! 

Easy and Fun Mental Health Activities for Home –This is a series of 12 mental health activities designed for parents and families to try at home. They’re connected to six areas of social-emotional learning and are available as a PDF file or graphics. Download a PDF file with all activities. Manage stress How children cope with stress varies depending on their age and abilities.

Parish information

As many of our regular weekly Mass attendees are discovering, reserving space in our church on weekends is becoming increasingly competitive. Walk-in attendees and those who wait until late in the week (Friday or Saturday) are unlikely to find Masses with available space. Preference and privilege are shown to no one in this process; as it just, all available space is allocated through Eventbrite on a first-come-first-served basis. If you’re concerned about making sure there’s room for you and your family, the best course of action is diligence! Please be reminded that as long as we are required to maintain physical distance between persons of differing households, the need to register for weekend Masses will remain resolutely in place. Thank you for your cooperation with the minor detail.

~ Father Allen Varlaki

https://www.saintmatthew.ca/

Upcoming Events:

Nov
1
Mon
All Saints Day
Nov 1 all day
Nov
2
Tue
All Souls Day
Nov 2 all day
Cookie and Juice day
Nov 2 all day
Nov
3
Wed
Council of Chairs
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
4
Thu
Christmas Wreaths Orders Due
Nov 4 all day
Cookie and Juice day
Nov 4 all day
Nov
9
Tue
Cookie and Juice day
Nov 9 all day
Pizza Day
Nov 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Catholic School Council Meeting
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
10
Wed
Sub Day
Nov 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov
11
Thu
Cookie and Juice day
Nov 11 all day
Remembrance Day Liturgy
Nov 11 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Pizza Day
Nov 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov
12
Fri
Poinsettia Orders Due
Nov 12 all day
Nov
16
Tue
Cookie and Juice day
Nov 16 all day
Laratta, NickWeekly Update Oct. 31st to Nov. 5th