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School Update – Nov 9 – 13, 2020

“Forever lost, forever change, we care, so we remember” ~ unknown

Remembrance Day Liturgy

We will be observing Remembrance day with a virtual liturgy on November 11th at 11:00 am.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

We will be holding virtual Parent-Teacher Interviews on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. Families will be receiving an email with detailed instructions on how to book your interview time. Please make sure to follow the instructions provided. A link to the meeting will also be sent closer to the date.

Halton Hills Library

The Halton Hills Public Library wants to remind families that the library is open and looking forward to helping students, teachers and families this school year. There are a lot of resources for students who are in the classroom or who are working remotely.  Please visit, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Youtube for more information.
Here is a sampling of what they offer:

  • Study Rooms: You can book a room to study in alone or work as a group
  • Bookable Library Technology: Chromebooks, Laptops, Headphones and Charging cables are available for use in the library
  • Computer Workstations: Computers and printing are available
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in the library, or you can get on the waitlist for a mobile hotspot to take home
  • Talk to a Librarian: email us at, phone 905-873-2681, send us a message through our chat service or come into your local branch and visit us in person
  • LinkedIn Learning/ lots of courses for online learning
  • Databases: great research resources like Canadian Points of View, Kids InfoBits and Canadian Reference Centre
  • My Next Read: fill out a form on our website and get a personalized list of book recommendations.

Healthy Lunch Reminders

We look to our parent community for support in our Healthy eating initiative. Please choose items carefully when sending lunches and snacks to school and be extra vigilant to avoid sending those treats that contain nuts or traces of nuts.  Healthy eating leads to a healthy mind, body and spirit.

St. Joseph Tips

Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.  By creating simple rituals without effort {such as brewing real tea with a little china cup every evening to stopping at the flower shop every week} the Danes see both the domestic and personal life as an art form and not every drudgery to get away from. They incorporate hygge into their daily life, so it becomes a natural extension rather than a forced and stressful event. To learn more visit or

Some examples include:

  • Light Some Candles.
  • Light a Fire.
  • Put on Comfy Clothes.
  • Take a Walk.
  • Ride a Bike.
  • Share a Meal.
  • Drink Something Hot.
  • Read a Book.

What are some ways you can incorporate Hygge into your daily life?

Snyder, SoniaSchool Update – Nov 9 – 13, 2020