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Parent Weekly Update – December 6th, 2021

Thank you for your support with the St. Peter Helping Hands Christmas Raffle Baskets.

Thank you to all Student Parliament members for your help with International Day of Disability.

Thank you to all staff and students for all their work planning for the different upcoming Christmas initiatives. 

Holy Rosary Parish News

Follow Holy Rosary Church on Social Media and keep up-to-date with all that is happening in our parish! There are four ways to connect to the parish:

Helping Hands Fund

Christmas is almost here! Back by popular demand, we will be having a mini Christmas market raffle, with generous donations from our St. Peter community. In the past, students would enjoy the Christmas market to shop for their families. With covid protocols still in place, we will hold another Christmas raffle basket fundraiser for our students at St. Peter’s. Funds raised from this event will be donated to the St. Peter’s Helping Hands Fund.

This initiative is to raise funds to help our children & families in our St. Peter’s community that are going through terminal illnesses, medical treatments or financial difficulties due to job loss, sickness etc.  Through our “St. Peter Helping Hands”, our school community tries to assist as many families as we can to get through these difficult times during Christmas with the donation of gift cards to those in need.”

Cashonline Ticket sales are Monday, November 28th  until Wednesday, December 8th.

God Bless!

St. Peter Parent Catholic Council

St. Peter Catholic Student Parliament presents  Joy-filled Fridays! Joy-filled Fridays are back, Panthers! Four spirit days for the four weeks of Advent! No need to buy anything new; you can check your closet for the colours you’ll need or you can always DIY some accessories. ❤🎄☃️ The following days are non-uniform days; please dress to match the theme.

Joy-filled Fridays:

  • Thursday, November 25th – Pink and Purple Day
  • Friday, December 3rd – Red and Green Day
  • Friday, December 10th – Festive Sweater Day
  • Friday, December 17th – Show your Christmas Spirit Day

Panthers Intramurals

Starting next week Grade 6 Volleyball Panther’s Intramurals.

“Go Panthers Go”

Planning to travel outside of Canada this Christmas Break

Please refer to the email sent by Director Daly on November 18th, 2021. Please ensure that you inform your child’s teacher of your travel plans and complete the necessary form. Also, please remember that all students who are not vaccinated or are not fully vaccinated cannot attend school for 14 days after your return.

Extended French Program (begins in Grade 5 at HCDSB.)
The online registration process for the 2022-2023 school year will take place in December of this year. The online registration portal will be available on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 until Friday, December 17, 2021.
A direct link to online registration will be available on the Extended French webpage, and can also be accessed on the homepage of the Board’s website (www.hcdsb.org) during this time period.
About the Random Selection Process
Student enrolment in the Extended French program will be determined through a random selection (lottery) process. Please note that only one (1) registration per child will be accepted and included in the random selection process. All duplicate registrations will be CANCELLED. Visit HCDSB’s website for more information on the Extended French Program.

HCDSB families, students and staff are invited to participate in a virtual family paint night to get creative at home and learn about Indigenous art!

The online session will be hosted by Indigenous Artist, Moses Lunham, who will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a painting at home. No prior artistic experience is necessary to get involved. However, those interested in participating can prepare for the art session(s) by collecting the following art supplies.

Save the Date!

Big Spirit Moon Paint Night

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

A link to the live event will be available on the scheduled time and day of the presentation on the Grandmother’s Voice YouTube Channel:

Grandmother’s Voice YouTube Channel

If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Saevil, Indigenous Education Advisor at: saevils@hcdsb.org.

Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council

Our HCDSB schools are committed to creating safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools. Human Rights and Equity are guiding values that are consistent both with Catholic Social Teaching, reaffirming the dignity of every individual, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Code, which safeguards students and staff from discrimination based on the protected grounds. 

The Board’s Equity and Inclusive Education Steering Committee is in the process of forming a Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council (HREAC) to engage community stakeholders including parents, students and community organizations. 

The purpose of the HREAC is to assist in identifying community needs and to provide advice and guidance on addressing systemic barriers and supporting historically underserved members of the 2SLGBTQ+, racialized and Black communities in the HCDSB. 

Apply Now!

Parents/guardians and students in Grades 7-12 interested in serving on the HREAC are invited to submit an online application through the HREAC Membership Application Form, which will remain open until December 31, 2021.

Apply to the HREAC

All applications will be reviewed by the Equity and Inclusive Education Steering Committee. Successful candidates will be notified by January 14, 2022. 

For more information about the HREAC membership, click here.

Promoting Well-Being – Take 15 minutes just for you

15 minutes for your spiritual health…

Spiritual wellness is about connecting with what is meaningful to you in a way that lightens or enriches your spirit.

“Research shows that spirituality is linked with physical well-being, and spiritual wellness can bring comfort and lend strength for handling life’s challenges,” says Tara McKendrick, CEO of CMHA Niagara. “Try exploring radical self-compassion, perhaps through learning simple meditation techniques that provide your mind a rest from doing.”

Other ways to enhance your spiritual wellness include:

  • Spend time in nature. Studies show it has a powerful positive effect on mind and body and that even spending 15 minutes per day outdoors in nature can be beneficial.
  • Indulge your creativity. Creativity can be an effective tool for enhancing our spiritual growth and help us to express our emotions. Try painting, drawing, writing, poetry, knitting, or practicing a musical instrument.
  • Practice gratitude. Write down three things that you are grateful for and why. Or take the time reach out to people that you love and tell them you appreciate them.

~ https://ontario.cmha.ca/take-15-minutes-just-for-you/

GENERAL INFORMATION

We will continue to share information and updates with parents directly through email.

Updates will also be posted on the Return to School Plan website and through the Board’s social media channels:  

Twitter: @HCDSB

Instagram: @HaltonCatholicDSB

Facebook: Halton Catholic District School Board 

You can also review our FAQs online for more information about the return to school.

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HCDSB AdministratorParent Weekly Update – December 6th, 2021