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Weekly Update – May 27, 2019

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves,  that will make them successful human beings. ~ Ann Landers

Grade 3 EQAO

Our Grade 3 students will participate in the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Primary  Division Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics between May 27 – May 29, 2019.  Students will be required to complete three test booklets: one Mathematics booklet, one Reading booklet and one Writing booklet. Visit for more information.  Please make sure students are well rested and have plenty of snacks for the days they are writing.

Bike to School Week

St. Joseph’s will be participating in Bike to school week initiative from Monday May 27th – Friday May 31st.  For more information check out  #biketoschoolHCDSB  #biketoschool
Students are welcome to bring their bicycles or scooters to school.

Some safety requirements to review with your children are:

  • Riders need to know and understand the rules of the road and cyclists up to the age of 18 must wear a bicycle helmet according to Ontario law; Bicycles and scooters may never be ridden on school property. All students are asked to walk their bikes and scooters when on the school site; Bikes are to be locked when parked in the school bike racks or parked in the designated areas.

Gr 7 Assessment

All Grade 7 students in the Halton Catholic District School Board will be participating in the year-end assessment of Religious Education on Monday May 27th.

Soccer Tournament

Good luck to our Boys and Girls soccer teams who will be competing in the Halton Soccer Tournament on Monday May 27th (Girls) and Tuesday May 28th (Boys). Go Lakers Go!!

Milk Program Donation Certificate

In appreciation for the St. Joseph school’s dedication to providing milk to the students, a donation has been made to Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s Powdered Milk Donation Program in support of the Ontario Association of Food Banks. milk-thank-you-certificate 

St. Joseph Tips

According to Health Canada, regular physical activity is essential for healthy growth and development for children and for adults, it allows daily tasks to be accomplished with greater ease and comfort and with less fatigue.  As a family you could take a walk once a day; spend less time in front of the television or computer; play actively as a family; and/or walk, wheel or cycle for short trips.  For more information, visit

Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – May 27, 2019