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School Update – Nov 23 -27, 2020

“Never give up on things that make you smile” ~ unknown

Christmas Drive & Donations

Santa Claus is Coming to Town! Looking for something fun to do on Saturday, November 21 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm? Go for a drive to visit Santa at Acton High School.  Visitors are encouraged to dress up and decorate to show Santa their holiday spirit but are kindly asked to remain in their vehicles.  Walk-up guests will NOT be permitted.

Santa’s helpers will be collecting letters and non-perishable food donations for the local food bank.  New, unwrapped toy or gift card donations for the annual toy drive will be also be accepted.  When offering Santa’s helpers items from your vehicle, please be respectful of their health and wear a proper face covering. 🎅🤶🎄👩‍🚒👨‍🚒

Progress Reports

Progress Reports go home on Tuesday, November 24th. Interview times for Thursday, November 26th or Friday, November 27th has been assigned based on sign up. A link will be emailed for families to access the meeting via teams or by phone.  A reminder that there is no school for students on Friday, November 27th.

Virtual Book Fair

Our school is hosting a Scholastic Virtual Book Fair from November 23-27, 2020.  It is a fantastic way to continue to give our students access to the books they want to read. We’re excited that you will be able to shop together, selecting the books that inspire your readers, from the comfort of home.  Plan to attend our Virtual Family Event on November 25th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for FREE SHIPPING with NO minimum order​ for this night only. Specific details with school code will be emailed to families.

Winter outerwear

With the cold and snowy weather coming, we know that students will require winter outerwear (coats, snowpants, boots). The use of lockers will be available for students to use for OUTERWEAR ONLY. Personal items such as backpacks, texts, writing tools, lunches, etc. are to be kept in the classroom at all times. Students will follow our safety protocols to ensure they spend minimal time at their lockers. Locks are NOT permitted.

Council of Chairs Meetings

On Wednesday, November 25th, all council of chairs will be meeting via teams at 6:30 pm.

St. Joseph Tips

The Elementary Progress Report Card is required by Ontario’s Growing Success policies. It serves as a standard mean to communicate to parents on how their child is progressing in developing learning skills and working towards curriculum expectations amid the first school term. 

There are two main sections to the progress report card:

  1. Learning skills and work habits
  2. Curriculum expectations

For both sections of the report, families should recognize the ratings only indicates the student’s learning progress two months into the school year. Each student may have a varying learning pace and there are still opportunities to meet the curriculum expectations at the end.

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