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School Update November 1 – 5

New month, new day, new date, new chapter, new page, new wishes! Welcome November!


Welcome Back!

A warm welcome to Mrs. Brooks, who returns from her maternity leave this Wednesday, November 3rd. Mrs. Brooks, who will be teaching Grade 3 brings a wealth of experience and is excited to rejoin our St. Joseph School Community.

Picture Day – Tuesday November 2nd

A reminder that this Tuesday, November 2nd is Picture Day. Can’t wait to see everyone’s beautiful smiles!

We Did It! We Surpassed our Goal!

WOW! A HUGE SHOUT OUT to the entire St. Joseph School Staff, families and community members for helping us surpass our fundraising goal this year. Together we raised $10,358.46! These incredible funds will all be used to support our students and school needs. We are incredibly grateful for our parent volunteers and Catholic School Council members who donated their time to support our school initiatives this week!

We couldn’t have done it without all of your efforts, enthusiasm and commitment to our school community!

Incredibly Grateful!

We offer special thanks to the following individuals and local businesses who contributed monetary or prize donations towards our successful Halloween Dance-a-Thon Fundraiser:

No Frills and the Vecchio Family, Buy Wise Windows, Sobeys, TD Bank, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rallis Burger, Apple Store, Lego Store, Twice the Deal, Tanners Restaurant, the Darrall Family, the d’Entremont Family, Dollar Stretcher Daze, Mrs. Holmes, and Staying Alive Fitness.

We are SO blessed to be supported by such an incredibly giving community!

11th Annual HCCF Evening with Bishop Crosby – Virtual Edition

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

  • Reception at 6:30pm
  • Main Event at 7:00-8:30pm

The Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) supports HCDSB students in need with basic necessities (i.e. food and clothing) & with school activities that have a fee (i.e. team or club fees).

“With this funding the foundation has gratefully reduced the stress impacting the family and helped to ensure access to basic needs.” – HCDSB Social Worker

HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning.  They are looking for companies to be a sponsor at the event and for community members to purchase tickets and to donate.

It is NOT another Zoom call. We are using so you can have fun and interact with your friends. Enjoy a meal and your favourite beverage while you catch up with others.

Join the Halton Catholic Community for an entertaining experience where you can connect with your friends and hear Bishop Crosby’s stories, sense of humour and wisdom.

For more information visit

Indigenous Awareness Month

Throughout the month of November and during this school year, students and staff will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples.

Days of Importance

  • Treaties Recognition Week will be celebrated November 1-7, 2021 to educate students about the importance of treaties.​ 
  • Inuit Day, November 7, 2021. On this day we recognize the cultures, histories, contemporary contexts and rich contributions of Inuit peoples. 
  • National Indigenous Veterans Day, November 8, 2021.  This is a memorial day observed in Canada in recognition of Indigenous contributions to military service, particularly in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. 
  • Louis Riel Day, November 16, 2021. Louis Riel was a great Métis leader who helped his people form a government and become part of the newly created Dominion of Canada in 1870. ​

All Saints and All Souls Day

November 1st (All Saints Day) and November 2 (All Souls Day) are solemn holy days of the Catholic Church that are celebrated annually.  As a school community, we will be celebrating these holy days with prayer and discussion in classrooms. 

Looking forward to working in partnership to ensure a safe and successful school year for all members of our St. Joseph School Community.

We continue to draw on our faith to guide us as we navigate these challenging times.

S. MacLeod

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