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Weekly Update – Oct 21 – 25 2019

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” ~ G. Devers

Great Big Crunch

On Thursday October 24th, Halton Food For Thought are helping St Joseph participate in one Great Big Crunch event, by donating an apple for all students and staff.  This event helps celebrate and encourage healthy eating and highlight all the availability of local foods.  We will be tweeting the event all day using the #GreatBigCrunch.  We look to our parent community for support in our Healthy eating initiative.  Healthy eating leads to a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Halloween Dance-a-thon

We are excited for our Halloween Dance-a-thon on Thursday October 31st. With the money raised we hope to use it to support the goals in our School Improvement Plan and continue to support our 21st Century learning initiatives.

Top Prizes include:

  • 2 Tickets to Maple Leafs game
  • 2 Tickets to Raptors game
  • $200 Best Buy gift card
  • Pizza Party for top class

A reminder that students will received a draw ticket for the Teacher Prize table. Thank you to all who generously donated.

An information session for Parents of children with ADHD

An information session for parents and caregivers of children with ADHD. Learn strategies to support
your child throughout the lifespan. Tuesday October 22, 2019 6:00-7:30 pm Acton Public Library,
17 River Street, Community Room.  Register at the door or through

Appropriate Outdoor Wear

With the fall weather upon us and our windy playground, please remember that it is that time of year when our weather changes drastically throughout the day. Layering is a great solution for our students to ensure that they have the proper wear.

St. Joseph Tips

One of the most basic beliefs we carry about ourselves, has to do with how we view and inhabit the world. A “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way.  A “growth mindset,” on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Out of these two mindsets, springs a great deal of our behavior, our relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately our capacity for happiness. Our mindset can limit our growth and it is important to encourage students to have a “growth mindset” in order to gain confidence in their own abilities and see obsticles in a positive light.  For more information visit

Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – Oct 21 – 25 2019