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Weekly Update December 19th

A little smile, a word of cheer.  A bit of love from someone near.  A little gift from one held dear.  Best wishes for the coming year!

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Christmas Cheer at St Clare of Assisi

We wish to express our thanks for your participation in this week’s St Clare of Assisi Kahoot! Family Christmas Trivia Night! We certainly appreciated the large turnout, and we hope a good time was had by all! We are also appreciative of all the Christmas activities that were organized by staff for their students throughout the week.

Coming Soon – Student Census

In February 2022, HCDSB will be collecting identity-based student data through a board-wide Student Census. This census will help our school board better understand and support our students and their experiences in school and will help promote equitable and inclusive learning environments.

NOTE: Parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 will be invited to complete the online survey on behalf of their child. For more information about the Student Census, please visit the HCDSB website:

Winter Travel

With the holiday season approaching, it is anticipated that many staff, students, and families will choose to make travel plans over the break. We would like to remind families to follow federal directives related to international travel and quarantine requirements

In this Fourth Week of Advent, our final days of preparation before Christmas, we ask Christ to forgive us for our sins and, through His grace, to create us anew when He comes.  We pray that the birth of our Saviour renews our faith and invigorates our call to love and care for one another.

Christmas Blessing:

May the blessing of joy abide WITHIN you…
May the blessing of peace rest UPON you…
May the blessing of love flow out THROUGH you…
May all the blessings of the Lord be yours at Christmas and in the New Year.

On behalf of the staff of St. Clare of Assisi Virtual Catholic Elementary School, we wish all our students, parents, guardians, and school community a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!  God bless you all!

The HCDSB Virtual Elementary School Admin Team

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