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Weekly Update – June 15 – 19, 2020

Among the most sacred gifts, you can give your child is the gift of health. This gift is best given by example.” ~Dr. Rand Olson

Graduation 2020

Please join us for our virtual Graduation on Thursday, June 18th. A link will be provided for families to join the celebration. God Bless our Graduates.


We wish Mrs. Birk and Mrs. Nevins all the best on their retirements at the end of the school year. You will both be missed.

National Indigenous History Month

In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. On June 21, celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis! To learn more about indigenous History visit

Pita Pit

A reminder to families that any pita pit refunds are ready to be picked up at the store. Store hours are from 11:30 – 7:00 pm weekdays and 11:30 – 5:00 pm weekends.

Halton Hills Public Library

The Halton Hills Public Library will be hosting a virtual summer reading club again this year.   There is more information about our summer reading club here: 

There is also a creative writing contest, the Ink Writing Project, where young people in grades 4-12 can share their pandemic experiences through poetry or short story. Submissions will be accepted until July 31st.
More information, including how to submit, can be found here:

Courtesy Seats on School Buses for the 2020-2021 School Year

Families with children who take the bus to school are advised that the application process for receiving courtesy seats on school buses will be delayed for the 2020-21 school year. Due to physical distancing measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it may not be possible to grant courtesy seats or the process may be delayed for the next school year.

However, parents and guardians can continue to submit a Courtesy Seat Application, and will be notified via email once a decision on this process has been made.

Please note that there is no guarantee that a courtesy seat will be offered if you submit an application, or if your child had a courtesy seat in the past. Visit the Halton Student Transportation Services website for more information:

St. Joseph Tips

Physical activity has a range of benefits for your child including improved movement skills, stronger bones and greater concentration at school. Children and youth aged 5 to 17 years should do 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity every day. They should also do activities to strengthen their muscles and bones at least three times a week. Helpful activities include playing tag, biking, rollerblading, gymnastics, soccer, swimming or hockey. For more information visit

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