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St. Paul Weekly Update October 26-30

It is hard to believe we are heading into our last week in October! Thank you all for a great first few months as we work together to support our staff, students and families.

Congratulations to all our St. Paul students who received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion this weekend at St. Raphael Parish. May God Bless you on your faith journey.


  • Our Virtual Curriculum Night will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30pm.        
  • Session 1 – 6:30-6:45 pm, 
  • Session 2 – 6:55-7:10 pm, 
  • Session 3 – 7:20-7:35 pm

***classroom teachers will send class specific info to access their Learning/Information Sessions.


  • Grade 8 Information Night – Please join Assumption staff on Thursday, October 29th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm for the grade 8 information session. Information night will be held virtually. 


Students are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes or black and orange on Friday, October 30th. Please see below for details.

FOOD/TREATS/CANDY: Our school is an allergen reduced environment and even at Halloween, we must adhere to HCDSB protocol around foods coming into the school. Please monitor any foods coming in for snack to ensure that they comply with the information below:

‘Products that contain or ‘may contain’ peanuts and tree nuts are not to be brought onto school site.’

**Please do not send in candy or treats for your child’s class. These will not be distributed as per Covid-19 procedures**

HFFT Grab’n’Go Boxes:

A huge thank you to Halton Food for Thought for continuing to support HCDSB students in healthy snacking! These boxes contain individually packaged snacks that teachers can distribute to students as needed.

For more information of Halton Food for Thought and how they support student nutrition or to volunteer with them please click here.


The HCCEF Evening with Bishop Crosby is always such a wonderful gathering of the Halton Community. Although we will not be able to meet in person this year, we can still gather virtually as a community. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Highlights of the evening will include:

  • A Reception with friends at your virtual “table”
  • Musical Entertainment by HCDSB students
  • Recognition of Bishop Douglas Crosby’s 10th Anniversary of his installment as the Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton
  • Keynote address by Bishop Crosby

HCCEF has seen a 375% increase in the number of HCDSB students helped from March to September compared to the same time last year. HCCEF programs are funding solely by our fundraising initiatives (i.e. events, donations, grants, corporate support).

HCCEF wants to be able to continue to say “yes” to supporting low-income HCDSB students and their families with basic necessities, because education directly influences students’ life chances – and life outcomes. Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. They need your help to do this.

Click here for more information or to book a “virtual table”


As Digital Citizens, users recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, in which they act in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. 

Students are required to demonstrate digital citizenship through the appropriate use of technology as outlined in our code of conduct.  Our school’s Code of Conduct can be found on our school website here and in student agendas. 

As always, there is an expectation that students continue to abide by Board and school Codes of Conduct.  To ensure the safety and well-being of all students, please review these student expectations.

Students are expected to:

  • Treat other students and school staff with dignity and respect.
  • Represent only themselves online. Students should never pretend to be someone else or allow someone else pretend to be them.
  • Complete all work assigned to the best of their ability while adhering to rules around plagiarism.
  • Always protect their password(s) and schoolwork so others cannot take advantage.
  • Use appropriate and encouraging language when posting opinions, critiquing others and chatting on school platforms.
  • Immediately contact the teacher if they are having issues with class platforms (e.g., password no longer working, difficulty submitting work, concern about cyber-bulling, etc.)
  • Notify their teacher should they feel their work has been compromised, copied or used without their permission.
  • Be aware that inappropriate behaviour online could result in disciplinary action as per our Progressive Discipline policy
  • Follow the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations while engaging in distance learning

We are committed to working with you to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all members of our school community. 

Related Documents:


Please continue to use the COVID-19 School Screening Tool daily to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in children.

The screening tool offers a more comprehensive checklist of the type and number of symptoms needed for a child to stay home for a period of time and seek medical advice. Please note that the COVID-19 School Screening Tool is not to be used as a clinical assessment or intended to take the place of medical advice; a diagnosis or treatment.

You are asked to keep screening your children for COVID-19 each day using the updated guidelines in the link below:

October 1st Update – COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children

As always, the health and safety of our students, staff and families is our highest priority, and we will continue to take direction from the Ministry of Education and Halton Region Public Health to ensure all protocols are in place and followed in each of our schools.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we work together to keep our school communities healthy and safe for all.

Have a great week.

N. Costa

Virtual Curriculum Night
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Assumption Grade 8 Night
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Costumes/Black/Orange “Spirit” Day! – Non-Uniform Day
Oct 30 all day
Confirmation – pre-registered families – St. Raphael Parish
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Saints Day
Nov 1 all day
Daylight Savings Time – Clocks Fall Back 1 Hour
Nov 1 all day
First Communion – pre-registered families – St. Raphael Parish
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Souls Day
Nov 2 all day
Remembrance Day Virtual Assembly led by Mr. Jefferies class
Nov 11 all day
Catholic School Council Meeting – Virtual – TEAMS
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please contact Mr. Costa if you would like to attend as a guest.

Costa, NelsonSt. Paul Weekly Update October 26-30