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Weekly Update – Oct. 18th

When everything seems to be changing, we can rely on God’s constancy

Hebrews 13:8

Pizza Lunches

St. Vincent is excited to begin our Pizza Lunch Days! This year will be slightly different.  Our Pizza Lunch Day will be every Tuesday (except during the March Break) beginning with the first term from Tuesday, November 2 to Tuesday, December 14 on our School Cashonline.

The deadline to order for Term 1 is Wednesday, October 27th.

Panago – our pizza provider – will be supplying St. Vincent with 8-inch personal pizzas individually packaged to follow safety protocols. 

The cost for one 8-inch personal pizza is $7.00 with the choice of either a cheese or pepperoni pizza.   Please complete payment on School Cashonline (new families can register for an account).  Please use this online form to make your selection as there is no paper form:  https://forms.office.com/r/HEPEVFqnzw

Lunches & Water Bottles

Thank you to parents for ensuring you are sending a lunch and a water bottle with your child. We would also appreciate your co-operation in ensuring your child has their own utensils for their lunch. We cannot provide nor share these items for safety reasons.

Dress for the Weather

We will continue to encourage outdoor play and learning as much as possible this year, so please send your children to school prepared for the cooler weather, including outdoor footwear. Thank you!

Hallowe’en Costume Selection

On October 29th for our Halloween Dance-a-Thon fundraiser, students will be allowed to wear costumes. The Halton Catholic District School Board is committed to creating and supporting a positive climate in each of our school communities, that fosters and promotes equity, inclusivity and celebrates diversity.  Halloween is a great time to dress up and have fun with costumes. There are endless possibilities for what children (and adults) can be for Halloween. A clown, a banana, a Minecraft character, a velociraptor. However, another person’s culture should never be our costume.

In our Catholic education community, we want to promote respect, inclusion and empathy for all individuals. As you select a Halloween costume this year, we encourage you to talk to your children about becoming critical thinkers and social justice champions in all aspects of their lives.

The following are suggested questions to reflect on with your child when choosing a costume.  Your conversations at home on this topic directly help to support our school’s efforts to create and maintain an equitable and inclusive learning environment:

  • Is my costume making fun of a group of people, their culture or religion?
  • Does my costume reinforce jokes and stereotypes about certain groups, cultures or religions?
  • Am I altering my skin colour, facial/body features to make them more like a particular race, ethnicity, or cultural group?
  • Am I dressing up as a culture or borrowing from a religion that is not my own or is not part of my background?
  • Do I understand and respect the history or tradition of the culture that I am borrowing my costume from?

Hallowe’en Candy and Treats:

A reminder that we encourage our students to celebrate the spirit and fun of Halloween, however we cannot accept any food or candy items at schoolThank you for your understanding.

Poinsettia & Wreath Kerr Street Ministries Fundraiser

Once again, we are having our wreath & poinsettia fundraiser to support Kerr Street Ministry. These beautiful, 100% Canadian Greenery Wreaths and festive Poinsettias are available plain or complete with red berries.  We also have a beautiful table centrepiece to offer. These full poinsettias come in three sizes with various colour options (red, white, pink, tricolour, red glitter). This year we are giving a class prize for the most participation in this fundraiser!

Order and information forms can be found here:

Please return orders to the school by Thursday, November 4, 2021.  Please pay by School Cash Online or cheque payable to St. Vincent School

Wreaths and Poinsettias will be delivered to Mrs. Holmes’ house on November 22nd after 1 PM. Social distancing protocols will be in place. When you place your order, you will be given information on how to contact Mrs. Holmes to pick up your orders on November 22nd.

STA Parent Information Night – Nov 4th

St. Thomas Aquinas is having a parent information night for parents of grade 8 students to introduce them to all the wonderful things the school has to offer. Please see the information flyer below for more details:

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