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Weekly Update November 14th

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”  

– Colossians 3:15

Progress Reports for Gr. 1-8 and Communication of Learning for Kindergarten students will be going home on November 24. Interviews for all parents to discuss student progress will be scheduled for Thursday, November 25th, and Friday, November 26th. More information on how parents will book interview times with teachers will be emailed to families next week through School Messenger. (Please note that for families with more than one child in the school, interview times cannot be guaranteed to follow one another. We appreciate your understanding).

The Christmas season is OFFICIALLY in full swing! Don’t forget that HCDSB Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest is open for submissions. To minimize the distribution of paper and for the health and safety of all students, staff, and school communities, HCDSB will be accepting submissions ONLINE ONLY this yearStudent work can be entered into the contest through an online form available on the official contest page

St. Clare of Assisi Student Kit Pick Up

Thank you to all parents who already picked up a St Clare of Assisi Consumable and Math Manipulative Student Kit to support virtual learning for their child(ren). We have completed our scheduled pick-up days within each region of the HCDSB.

All remaining Student Kit pick-ups will take place from our St. John (Oakville) location. The address for St John is 1480 Mansfield Dr., Oakville, ON L6H 1K4. When you arrive at St. John, please text the phone number on the posted sign with your last name, the colour and make of your vehicle and the names and grades of your students attending St. Clare of Assisi.

The next Pick-Up date from St John is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 BETWEEN 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.

Congratulations to all the winners of our Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest! We had over 160 wonderful and creative entries. We would like to thank everyone for their participation and look forward to more contests throughout the school year. 

Intermediate Division – Jason M. and Eduardo R. from Ms. Shanahan’s class- Madalin Z. from Ms. Chorzepa’s class-  Julia F. and Lucas H. from Mr. Sengbusch’s class –  Madison E. from Mr. Salamaszek’s class 

Junior Division -Daniel C. from Ms. Discenza’s class -John Paul S. from Ms. Martin’s class -Deianarah R. from Ms. Mulligan’s class -Khloe S. and Ariel H. from Ms. Digout’s class -Olivia R. from Ms. Esteves’ class 

Primary Division -Rihanna R. from Ms. Filipowich’s class -Dominic O. from Ms. Principe’s class -Milena D. from Ms. Laratta’s class-Sydney B. from Ms. Monardo’s class – Zayah D., Angela M., and Bella G. from Ms. McDonald’s class -Austin C. from Ms. Bank’s and Ms. Gomes’ class-Natalie B. from Ms. Swit and Ms. Tripodi’s class 

11th Annual HCCF Evening with Bishop Crosby – VIRTUAL EDITION

Wed. Nov. 17, 2021 – Reception at 6:30pm; Main Event at 7:00-8:30pm

The Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) supports HCDSB students in need with basic necessities (i.e. food and clothing) & with school activities that have a fee (i.e. team or club fees).

“With this funding, the foundation has gratefully reduced the stress impacting the family and helped to ensure access to basic needs.” – HCDSB Social Worker

HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning. They are looking for companies to be a sponsor at the event and for community members to purchase tickets and to donate.

It is NOT another Zoom call. We are using so you can have fun and interact with your friends. Enjoy a meal and your favourite beverage while you catch up with others.

Join the Halton Catholic Community for an entertaining experience where you can connect with your friends and hear Bishop Crosby’s stories, sense of humour, and wisdom.

For more information visit

Hate Has No Place in Halton

We all have a responsibility to work towards eliminating hate. Through a collaborative approach involving the Halton Regional Police Service and community stakeholders, including the Halton Catholic District School Board, an anti-hate awareness campaign will launch during the 2021-2022 school year. The purpose of this campaign will be:

  • Bring attention to the topic of eliminating hate motivated incidents
  • Encourage individuals to act by identifying and reporting hate motivated incidents
  • Continue to build a sense of community, respect and inclusion within schools.
  • Encourage students and staff to work collaboratively to eliminate hate within schools and support impacted individuals and families.
  • Reduce the stigma that is often associated with victims and remove any barriers to reporting hate motivated incidents.
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Congratulations to this week’s winners: Paige D. from Ms. Shanahan’s Gr. 8, Alex P. from Ms. Passarelli’s Gr. 5, and Sam M. from Ms. Filipowich’s Gr. 2.

Students, click on the appropriate link below to see the question for your division. Write, type, or snap a picture of your answer and explanation and post it on the online board by Friday morning for a chance to be next week’s winner! Be sure to include your first name, the initial of your last name, and your class code with your answer.

New Math Challenge questions have already been posted.

Primary Math Challenge: Link: Primary Math Challenge

Junior Math Challenge: Link: Junior Math Challenge

Intermediate Math Challenge: Link: Intermediate Math Challenge

The chart below helps to further differentiate between behaviours that lead to a conflict, are rude or mean, or can be considered bullying.  Please review with your children so that we are all using the same language.

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