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Weekly Update: October 21st 2019

When we listen to the Word of God, we obtain the courage and perseverance to offer the best of ourselves to others. – Pope Francis

Federal Election

Just a reminder that our school will be used as a polling station for the Federal Election this Monday October 21st 2019. There might be more congestion than usual in our parking lots during morning drop off and afternoon dismissals. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this day.

Community and Parent Partners for Kids (CAPP)

For all those interested, there is a ‘Community and Parent Partners for Kids (CAPP)’ event on November 5 2019. The  presentation for parents is focused on Putting “Self” in Caregiving at New St. Education Centre in Burlington. Linked here is the November 2019 Michele Sparling  presentation with more information.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF GRADE 8 STUDENTS

In Catholic, Public and Private Elementary Schools Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School cordially invites the parents of Grade 8 Students to attend a Grade 9 Information Evening Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:00pm. Linked here is the Grade 8 Parent Information Night Brochure 2019.

Candy Collection St. Paul the Apostle Parish

St. Paul’s Church will collect extra Halloween candy you may have on hand.  The collection boxes are in the foyer of the church and will be available from October 26th to November 4th only. The candy is boxed and taken to Dr. Simone’s Canadian Food for Children which sends it on via missionaries to the poorest nations. Interestingly enough sugar and salt are often used to stimulate the appetites of starving people, children in particular. This is a wonderful way to donate excess treats and is an annual collection organized via the parish.

Save the Date!

St.Timothy School and the Catholic School Council are pleased to invite you to our first movie night of the school year on Friday November 8th 2019.

Milk Program

St. Timothy’s will be once again offering our milk program for students from November 4 , 2019 to January 30th, 2019. You may choose to order White or Chocolate Milk at a cost of $0.80 each for a total of $42.40 for the term (53 days).
Please submit your order – including payment – on School Cash only, by SUNDAY OCTOBER 27th. (NO LATE ORDERS will be accepted)

Snack Program

Our Halton Food for Thought Snack program will begin next week. It is a joint venture between Halton Food for Thought and our Catholic School Council members. This program will provide a bin of healthy snacks that students are welcome to use at their discretion in their classrooms. Thank you to all those who help with this initiative.

Uniform Policy

A gentle reminder that students are required to be in full uniform while at school. Please note that if child is not in uniform, a conversation may be had with your child by school administration and that we may contact home to ask that proper uniform pieces be dropped off. A special note that leggings are not part of the school uniform.

 

Spooky Story Writing Contest

St. Timothy School will once again be organizing a Spooky Story Writing Contest. Interested students may submit a story (maximum length 2 typed pages). The deadline will be Monday, Oct. 28. All submissions will be collected and kept in the Learning Commons for other students to enjoy. Two entries from each division will be chosen to be read aloud for the whole school over the PA on Halloween Day. Stories can be spooky but no violence or blood. Remember the stories need to be appropriate for K-Gr. 8.

 

The Big Crunch

Our school will be participating in “The Big Crunch” on Thursday, October 24th ( at 2:15 pm ). The Big Crunch is run by Halton Food For Thought and the apples are donated by Drummond Farms.The ECO Team will be distributing the apples to each classroom (after we have washed them) on Thursday morning. A big thank you to Drummond Farms for this wonderful opportunity for our Students and Staff!

 

Eating locally grown apples has connections to many aspects of our curriculum expectations (Healthy eating, soil in the environment, sustainability and stewardship (Science and Religion)

Elementary Vice-PrincipalWeekly Update: October 21st 2019