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Weekly Update: October 25, 2021

We need to provide an education which teaches critical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral values.

~ Pope Francis

Your efforts and contribution made a difference!

A message from St. Patrick’s Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

On behalf of St. Patrick’s Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, I would like to greatly thank the staff, students and families of St. Patrick School for your donations to the Thanksgiving food drive.  You have been very generous and your loving spirits are reflected in the overwhelming response to help once again fill our food pantry.

These are challenging times and we are most appreciative of your willingness to extend a helping hand to those in need.  Our humble gratitude for your continued support.

Stay safe, stay healthy, God bless!

Congratulations

Congratulations to our Grade 8 students who received the sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.  May you continue to be guided by the Holy Spirit and may you hold the love of Jesus in your hearts forever.

Our second group of Grade 8 students will receive their Confirmation this coming Saturday.

Picture Retakes

We have received some inquiries regarding Picture Retake Day.  At this time, the photographer anticipates retakes will take place in either December or January.  Any updates will continue to be communicated through our Weekly Update.

Pizza Orders due Thursday October 28th

A gentle reminder that pizza lunch orders are due this Thursday October 28th.  Please return the order form (1 per student) and make all payments through School Cash Online.  Unfortunately, we are not able to accept late orders.

Halloween Dance-A-Thon and Fundraiser – Friday October 29th

We’re looking forward to our upcoming Halloween Danceathon fundraiser on Friday October 29th.  All students are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to school on this day, or black and orange if they prefer.   

This will be our major fundraiser this school year. We depend on the funds raised by our families to support us so that we can purchase special programs, technologies, and recess equipment for our students. No donation is too small, and every little bit counts! Some things we are hoping to use our fundraising dollars for this year include new technology for our classrooms, sports teams uniforms, and more equipment for outdoor recess.

Every child will receive a ticket for a chance to win a fabulous prize.  There will also be prizes for the FDK, Primary, Junior and Intermediate classes that have the greatest participation. Classes will be able to choose from: pizza party, movie day, technology party, sundae party, pajama day, or any request that receives principal approval. All online donations are due no later than Thursday October 28th, 2021. Raffle tickets will be issued based on the amount donated by this date. The draw for prizes will take place on Thursday, November 4th.

Costume considerations to be safe at school:

Costumes should:

  • Allow for movement without risk of tripping
  • Allow for a totally open and unimpaired view of the surroundings
  • Allow for normal breathing; there are no masks as students will be wearing masks for COVID-19 protocol;
  • Be modest and in keeping with the values of this Catholic school
  • Not represent disfiguring injury or, to put it bluntly, “blood and guts”;
  • Not include weapons of any kind or REPLICAS of weapons.  The Safe School Policy of this school board makes it an offence, with serious consequences, to bring any weapons or replicas to school.  
  • Allow students easy, independent access to the washroom.  This is especially important for students in the younger grades.
  • Allow the student to wear sufficiently warm clothing over or under the costume as weather/temperature dictates for outdoor recess.

Public Health Update for Schools

  • This Public Health Update for Schools contains information, updates and resources from Halton Region Public Health on a variety of program areas.
  • Previous editions of the Public Health Update for schools are available on the School Years Program webpage.
  • Thank you for your continued support and partnership in keeping our community safe and healthy.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please email accesshalton@halton.ca or call 311.

Halton’s COVID-19 School and Child Care Information webpage includes information on:

  • frequently asked questions about COVID-19 in schools and childcare;
  • educational materials for parents; and
  • the Youth COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) webpages.

  

The level of digital technology use during the pandemic has significantly increased for most people, including our children. 

The resource below provides information on how to know if your child’s screen time is problematic and supports if you are concerned that it is.

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