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Weekly Update: November 1, 2021

With God all things are possible.

~ Matthew 19:26

Thank you to all of our families and friends that donated so generously to our Danceathon fundraiser.  We are still working on adding up all of your contributions, but we do know that we have surpassed our goal of $7,500!!!! Your generosity is so greatly appreciated and we are excited about the opportunities these donations can bring to our students.

Thank you to Mrs. Verardo and our Grade 8 students for helping with gym setup and décor for our Danceathon.  It was a Spooktacular event enjoyed by all!

Thank you to our FABULOUS Catholic School Council for your support with our major fundraiser for the year!   We couldn’t have done this without you!

Thank you to all of our staff for planning fun and engaging Halloween activities for all of our students.

Thank you to Mrs. McCormick for your support with Danceathon and Pizza orders.  You are awesome!

Thank you to our Lunch Time Supervisors for all of your support every day. 

Congratulations Grade 8’s

Congratulations to the rest of our Grade 8 students who received the sacrament of Confirmation this weekend. May God’s love be in your hearts to strengthen you along life’s way.

Lunch Time Supervisors Needed

We continue to look for some Lunch Time Supervisors to join our staff.  This is a paid position, and can be part time (1-4 days per week), or full time (5 days per week).  If you have/can obtain a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening Check and are able to assist us, or if you are interested in learning more about the role, we invite you to please contact the Main Office for further information.

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 https://www.kumospace.com/ 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 https://www.hccf.ca/evening-with-bishop-crosby/

Return to School Plan COVID-19 Safety Measures

For the safety and well-being of all students and staff, parents and guardians must perform daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE leaving for school using the COVID-19 Self-Assessment.

The Government of Ontario daily self-screening tool can be accessed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Halton Public Health Mask Guidelines Update

Halton Public Health has updated their Public Health Recommendations for Schools 2021-2022 to Version 1.4. Regarding masks that are worn by students, the following are not to be used as substitutes for a properly fitted mask:

  • Face coverings such as a bandana, neck gaiter or any other material;
  • Mingle masks
  • Mesh masks
  • Clear masks are not recommended for routine use, however, they can be used in certain situations where it would strongly aid communication, such as for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

The mask must cover the mouth, nose and chin without leaving a gap in order to limit the spread of respiratory droplets.

Help Your Child Love Who They Are

What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem is how you see yourself and how you feel about yourself. Positive self-esteem means liking yourself, feeling content most of the time and feeling proud of who you are.

Children with healthy self-esteem are more likely to be happy, cooperative, and successful at school. They make friends easily and are fun to be with because they enjoy challenges, are eager to learn and enjoy success. They are also more likely to cope positively with stress and are less likely to develop behaviour problems. As a parent you have the greatest influence in helping your child to be confident and develop healthy self-esteem.

How can you build positive self-esteem in your child?

  • Praise your child’s efforts and achievements.
  • Tell your child you care.
  • Help your child make friends.
  • Encourage your child to set goals, do things for themselves and evaluate their own achievements.
  • Encourage your child to express their ideas and make decisions.
  • Help your child manage their feelings, think realistically and be optimistic.
  • Teach your child to solve problems for themselves.
  • Use the 40 developmental assets to help build self-esteem in your child.

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