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Weekly Update – Feb 10 – 14 2020

“If you have one smile in you, give it to the people you love” ~Maya Angelou

School Mass

All families are invited to attend our school mass on Thursday, February 13th.  Students can wear Red, White and/or Pink in support of St. Valentine. Although we appreciate the generosity from our St. Joseph Community, NO treats or snacks are allowed to be given out to students as we have many with severe food allergies.  If families want to show gratitude to others, a valentine card with a meaningful message is the best way.

Celebrating Our Catholic School Graduates!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new HCDSB Alumni Award.  The HCDSB Alumni Award has been designed to celebrate the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs).  Beginning this school year, and each year moving forward, the board will recognize seven (7) HCDSB Alumni Award recipients during Catholic Education Week.  Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2020 HCDSB Alumni Awards – the deadline for submissions is Monday, March 30, 2020.  Learn more about the selection criteria and nomination process here.

National Flag Day

At the stroke of noon on February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag was raised for the very first time on Parliament Hill. On the same day in 1996, National Flag of Canada Day was declared. Celebrating its 55th anniversary this year, the national flag is a symbol that unites all Canadians and reflects the common values we hold so dear — equality, diversity and inclusion. Make sure to use #CanadianFlag when sharing your photo or tweet. For more information check out https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-flag-canada-day.html

Family Day 

A reminder that Friday, February 14th is a PA Day and Monday, February 17th is Family Day and therefore the school is closed.  We wish everyone a blessed weekend spent with your loved ones. Visit https://www.haltonhills.ca/familyday/ for a list of activities in Halton Hills.

St. Joseph Tips

Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate our love for one another, and God’s love for us.  In the Bible, John 15:13 reads “Greater love has no one than this: that one lay down his life for his friends”, this is just what St. Valentine did.  St. Valentine was a priest near Rome who despite resistance continued to minister.  Looking out for your friends and family and showing God your love through your actions is the kind of love that Valentine’s Day is all about.

Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – Feb 10 – 14 2020