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Weekly Update – June 1-5, 2020

Our faith guides us to help our neighbors in need. “…whatever you do for the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you do for me…” Matthew 25:40  

HCCEF 24 Hour Fast

On June 3-4, 2020 We are inviting members of the St. Joseph community to join the “HCCEF 24 Hour Fast” to help raise much-needed funds for HCDSB Students & Families in Need – to help low-income students with financial barriers to learning. Struggling HCDSB families need your help to purchase food and other basic necessities.

Fasting can help us to understand the suffering that our neighbours experience, and lead us in our efforts to alleviate that suffering. You can fast from food, social media, negative talk, or anything else. For more information and to donate visit

End of year tasks

Although things are currently very different, as usual, June will be a busy month with lots of year-end tasks to complete and information to share.

Retrieval of student belongings – Please note that we are currently working on a board protocol for the retrieval of student belongings from schools. We ask for your understanding and patience as we undertake this work. Parents will be provided more information about this soon.

Grade 8 Graduation – we will be hosting a virtual Graduation on June 18th. We will provide families with the link for our community to participate.


What do you do when you have down days? How do you bring yourself back up? We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Check out this “pep talk” from a kid to help us feel better.

Halton Families for Families

Halton Families for Families is offering Zoom sessions in June. To register visit:

  • June 3rd from 7- 8 PM -Scattergories – What’s in your family time capsule that begins with the letter “D”?
  • June 10th from 7- 8 PM – Pictionary -Can you decipher your family’s drawing skills? Guess the picture
  • June 17th from 7-8 PM – Wheel of Winning -Spin the wheel and guess the phrase on the board.

Water Safety Week

June 6-13 2020, is Water Safety Week, an annual campaign to educate Canadians on how to stay safe around water and prevent drowning incidents. Every year, approximately 520 Canadians die needlessly in unintentional water-related fatalities. A high percentage of these preventable water-related fatalities consist of young children, almost always due to lack of or adequate supervision. For more information visit

St. Joseph Tips

With the warmer weather upon us, make sure to discuss Water Safety with your children. Children should be aware of staying away from high waters and being alert around pools.  Children should learn and practise water safety skills and make sure that they know what to do in an emergency.   For more information on Water Safety, visit

Snyder, SoniaWeekly Update – June 1-5, 2020