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Weekly Update November 7th

“They gave their tomorrow, so we could have our today.  Lest We Forget”

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). The process has run very smoothly so far, and we appreciate everyone’s patience during pick-up.

Parents who did not receive notification of the pick-up dates are kindly asked to update their email contact information with our school secretary ( to ensure they receive important school updates. We have added a new pick-up date of Wednesday, November 10th BETWEEN 1 PM and 5 PM at our St. John Oakville site (see address below). If you would like to sign up for a pick-up appointment at St. John, please fill out the form found HERE. This will be the final formal Student Kit pick-up date.

This chart summarizes the remaining Student Kit Pick-Up locations and dates:

School Location:Address:Pick-Up Date:
Holy Cross222 Maple Ave, Georgetown, ON L7G 1X2Monday, November 8th
Our Lady of Victory540 Commercial St, Milton, ON L9T 3R2  Tuesday, November 9th
St. John (Oakville)1480 Mansfield Dr., Oakville, ON L6H 1K4Wednesday, November 10th (1 pm-5 pm)

***Please click on the name of the school above where you are picking up student kit(s) to see a map of the designated entry and exit route. 

Progress Reports/Communication of Learning

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).

On November 11th, we honour those who lost their lives serving our country. A virtual liturgy will be held by each of our Primary, Junior, and Intermediate divisions next Thursday beginning at 10:50 am. Students involved in Guides and/or Scouts/Cadets are welcome to wear their uniforms.

St Clare of Assisi Catholic School Council

Our Catholic School Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 6:30 pm.  Parents interested in attending our virtual meeting can email Mr. Simon for the meeting link.  

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: Jaden C. from Ms. Shanahan’s Gr. 8, Anna C. from Ms. William’s Gr. 4, and Kaitlyn G. from Ms. Marchesano’s Gr. 1!

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

Remember…our children are watching us. They are watching how we respond and manage our own stress.  Let’s practise our own self-care so our children will learn and develop their own healthy strategies as well!

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We continue to draw on our faith and offer prayers for the safety and well-being of those who are sick, and those who are working on the frontlines to care for them.  As always, thank you for your patience and ongoing partnership. Enjoy your weekend!

The HCDSB Virtual Elementary School Admin Team

Michele BraidaMarissa PittMartin Simon
PrincipalVice PrincipalVice Principal

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