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Update May 3, 2019

“At every moment in our life we have an opportunity to choose joy…”

~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

Thank you to the volunteers that have offered to help in the library for the book fair – we could still use a few more parents on Wednesday and Thursday – please call the office if you can help;

Thank you to all the staff and students training for the Lighthouse for Grieving Children Run on June 1, 2019;

Thank you for using the south parking lot for drop off and pick up – the small north parking lot is staff parking only;

Thank you for using the Safe Arrival System to report daily absences using one of the three ways: the SchoolMessenger mobile app, SchoolMessenger​, and by calling toll-free at: 1-844-445-4505 – for more information check out this link –

Thank you to Mrs. Varricchio for filling in for Mrs. McCormick for the past six weeks – we welcome back Mrs. McCormick on Monday May 6th;

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First Eucharist – The children of St. Patrick Parish will receive their First Communion at the following Masses:

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5, 2019 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019       5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 12, 2019   11 a.m.

Please keep them in your prayers.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE – Please join us for The Crowning of Mary on Wednesday, May 8th at 6:30 pm.  We will begin in the church followed by refreshments and a general meeting in the hall. In addition, we welcome all ladies of the Parish to join us for our annual Communion Brunch taking place on Sunday, June 9, following the 11 a.m. Mass.  This year, the brunch will take place at:  The Ruby, Tansley Wood Retirement Centre. Speaker to be announced. Tickets will be on sale in May. May our Lady of Good Counsel continue to guide us in all that we do.

Game Night for Youth – NEW DATE – Saturday June 1, 2019

We invite the youth of the parish (Grade 6, 7 and 8) to join us for a Game Night and Pizza.  Come for Mass at 5 pm.  Pizza and games to follow 6-8 pm. There is a small cost of $5.00 per student to cover the cost of pizza and snacks.  Please contact Mary at to register for this event.

Catholic Education Week – May 5-10, 2019

During the week of May 5 to May 10, 201​9, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic education has made to the community, the province and to Canada.

Throughout the week, students, staff, parents, parishes and members of our community are invited to participate in a variety of activities and reflections that celebrate the distinctiveness of Catholic education.

The province-wide theme of this year, ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’, reminds us that our Catholic schools exist to help students form and grow as disciples of Christ.

St. Patrick CES Catholic Education Week Events – Catholic Education Week 2019

Catholic Education Week Liturgy – On Tuesday May 7, 2019 – 9:45 am at the Church.  Donations of flowers for the Marian Liturgy by our grade 2 students are welcome.

Jump Rope for Heart!

It’s time to jump for healthy hearts! Supporting kids’ health for 37 years, Jump encourages kids to be active. It builds healthy habits, boosts school spirit, and teaches social responsibility as kids fundraise for life-saving heart and stroke research. The Jump Rope for Heart kick off assembly today was a great success – thank you to Mrs. DiFabio and the helpers for demonstrating their skipping skills!  Information is going home with students today. We are excited for out school event on Thursday May 16, 2019.


For optimal health benefits, children and youth (aged 5–17 years) should achieve high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour, and sufficient sleep each day.

A healthy 24 hours includes:

SWEAT: MODERATE TO VIGOROUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – An accumulation of at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity involving a variety of aerobic activities. Vigorous physical activities, and muscle and bone strengthening activities should each be incorporated at least 3 days per week;

STEP: LIGHT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Several hours of a variety of structured and unstructured light physical activities;

SLEEP: Uninterrupted 9 to 11 hours of sleep per night for those aged 5–13 years and 8 to 10 hours per night for those aged 14–17 years, with consistent bed and wake-up times;

SIT: SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR No more than 2 hours per day of recreational screen time; Limited sitting for extended periods.


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Wishing you great weekend ~ the Staff of St. Patrick CES



Elementary PrincipalUpdate May 3, 2019