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Weekly Update: December 6th-10th

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the second week of Advent, where love is lit to help guide our way to Christ!

Please refer to the information updates below:

PRIMARY VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

We are very excited to announce that our Grade 1, 2, and 3 classes have been practicing hard to be filmed singing their class Christmas song! Each primary class has been learning a Christmas song that will be FILMED in the gym on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15th. All primary students are permitted to wear Christmas colours/a Christmas outfit on that day. The students will be distanced 2 meters apart for the performance so that they can sing with their masks off!

The class recording will be posted on the classroom D2L page the following day (Thursday, December 16th) for all families to enjoy!

Kindergarten classes are also preparing a Christmas song to share with parents. If your child is in Kindergarten, their teacher & DECE team will connect with you around the details about how to access the recorded Christmas song for their class!

Please note that our Grade 4-8 classes (including Ms. Di Censo’s Grand 3/4 class) will prepare a performance in the Spring.

We hope you enjoy the class Christmas performances!

ANGEL TREE

The Christmas season is upon us, and this year St. Scholastica will be sponsoring “The Angel Tree.” It is an excellent opportunity for families to show kindness and generosity to those in our community during this special season of Advent. This year we will be supporting Halton Children’s Aid Society to help families in our community. Together with YOU and our community partners we can assist children, youth, and families in need. During the holidays, our goal is to brighten the holiday season by providing necessities and gifts to those who have been referred to this program.

This year, Halton Children’s Aid Society is asking for different forms of donations such as gift cards, items for Comfort Kits, and items for Life Start Kits.

Click here for details. Please return all donations by December 13th. Thank you for your continued support.

ADVENT FOOD DRIVE

This is the last week to donate items for our Advent Food Drive supporting Halton Food For Life. Items are due in by Friday, December 10th. The following items would be most welcome:

  • Nut free granola bars
  • Hot cereal/Oatmeal
  • Pudding/Fruit cups
  • Canned meat (chicken/tuna/ham)
  • Crackers
  • Monetary donation/grocery store gift card

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR UPDATE

Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair was a success with more than 170 books sold! Thank you to all families, teachers, and students who participated, supporting our school while enhancing home libraries! We can’t wait to hear all about the new stories you have added to your home libraries.

A huge thank you to Ms. Chorley for organizing this unique book fair experience! Happy reading!

SECOND SESSION PIZZA DAYS – BEGINS JANUARY 6TH

We are pleased to be able to continue to offer parents the option to purchasePizza lunch for students for Thursday’s throughout the school year. This second session lasts from January 6th-March 6th, 2022. Click here for our flyer.

Term 2 Pizza Days will be $3.50 x 10 = $35.00 for 1 slice per week

Term 2 Pizza Days will be $7.00 x 10 = $70.00 for 2 slices per week.

Pizza orders are now available on SchoolCash Online until Friday December 17th.

Please note that LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

*Pizza must be ordered for the term, no ordering day by day or day of. No refunds for missed days.

GINGERBREAD FAMILY CHRISTMAS NIGHT

All families are invited to join us in Gingerbread Family Christmas Night on Tuesday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams.

There will be many fun events: Christmas Kahoot Trivia, Gingerbread decorating, Colouring Nativity craft and a message from Santa!

Click here for more information. To participate in the Gingerbread decorating activity, you can purchase a gingerbread house on SchoolCash Online. Cost is $7.00.

PARISH UPDATES

Please visit St. Benedict Parish website regularly for updates.

UPCOMING SPIRIT DAYS

For the remaining Fridays leading up to Christmas Break, staff and students are encouraged to show their spirit on the following dates. On these special days, students should still be dressed warmly enough for outdoor recess play. If your child is not participating in one or more of the Spirit Days, they should be in full school uniform.

  • December 10th – Red/White/Green or Christmas Sweater Day
  • December 17th – Pajama Day

INDIGENOUS ART FAMILY PAINT NIGHT

On Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 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.

Click here for more information.

Yours in Partnership,

Mrs. E. Sweeney-Hurd – Principal

Mr. D. Cochrane– Vice Principal

Nov
22
Mon
ANGEL TREE
Nov 22 – Dec 13 all day
The Christmas season is upon us, and this year St. Scholastica will be sponsoring “The Angel Tree.” It is an excellent opportunity for families to show kindness and generosity to those in our community during this special season of Advent. This year we will be supporting Halton Children’s Aid Society to help families in our community. Together with YOU and our community partners we can assist children, youth, and families in need. During the holidays, our goal is to brighten the holiday season by providing necessities and gifts to those who have been referred to this program. This year, Halton Children’s Aid Society is asking for different forms of donations such as gift cards, items for Comfort Kits, and items for Life Start Kits. Click here for details. Please return all donations by December 13th. Thank you for your continued support.
Nov
29
Mon
ADVENT FOOD DRIVE
Nov 29 – Dec 10 all day

St. Scholastica is holding an Advent Food Drive on November 29th-December 10th supporting Halton Food For Life. The following items would be most welcome:

  • Nut free granola bars
  • Hot cereal/Oatmeal
  • Pudding/Fruit cups
  • Canned meat (chicken/tuna/ham)
  • Crackers
  • Monetary donation/grocery store gift card
Dec
5
Sun
Second Sunday of Advent
Dec 5 all day
Dec
8
Wed
Kidssentials Lunch
Dec 8 all day
Dec
9
Thu
Pizza Day
Dec 9 all day
Dec
10
Fri
Red/White/Green or Christmas Sweater Day
Dec 10 all day
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