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December 1 Weekly Updates and Information
Published on Dec 1, 2018 09:49

On Sunday December 2nd, we began the season of Advent.   Advent is a very important time in our faith as we begin a new liturgical year and prepare for the coming of Jesus.  The Advent wreath is a symbol of our waiting. As each week passes, we light another candle as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. A deliberate observance of Advent prepares us for a richer experience of Christmas.  

Our board theme this year focuses on the importance of being an active symbol of the faith and mission we profess –  our efforts to support those less fortunate are one such way we can be living symbols of our belief as Catholics.

On behalf of the staff of St. Charles Catholic School, I would like to wish you all an Advent season full of hope, love, joy and peace.

~ Ms. Medve-Racine

Christmas Cheer

With the Christmas season fast approaching, we would like to spread our generosity and support to families who are in need. We will be collecting gently used coats, snow pants, hats, mittens and scarves for both children and adults through a Coat Drive. We will also be collecting new and unwrapped toys, books and/or games through a Toy Drive. Please send any of these items to school with your child to support our Coat Drive and Toy Drive this Christmas season. Our final day of collecting items will be Friday, December 14th, 2018.

Thank you so much for your generosity. As a school community,  together we can help families in need this Christmas.

Parish Events


Mass will be celebrated on Friday December 7th 2018 at 7:00 pm Followed by Holy hour.


Thursday December 13, 2018 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Community Events

Click the link to read about the exciting events happening around Bradford this month. December Community Events

Christmas Concert

There is nothing like a concert to put everyone in the mood for Christmas!  Please join us on December 19th at 6:30 pm in our gym for the sounds of Christmas! School front doors will open at 6pm. Students are asked to arrive at 6:00 pm and go to their classes to prepare for the event.   

Due to seating limitations, we respectfully ask no more than 3 audience members per family.   Families are welcomed to park at the Danube Centre.

Upcoming Dates

December 2 First Day of Advent

December 3 Advent Colour Day

  • Ms. Rae/Ms. Trotta - Purple
  • Ms. Kanyo/Ms. McCardle - Purple
  • Ms. Partlane/Mr. Harris - Purple
  • Ms. Palmieri - Pink
  • Ms. Hilton - Pink
  • Ms. Boccia  - Pink
  • Ms. Mainolfi - Green
  • Ms. Donkor - Green
  • Ms. Haptas  - Green
  • Staff - White

December 6 Gr. 2-6 Fire Safety Presentation

December 7 Ugly Sweater Day

December 13 Advent Mass - Holy Martyrs of Japan Church @ 9:30am

December 14 Final day to drop off items for Christmas Cheer donations

December 14 Sparkle Day

December 18 Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal

December 19 Red & Green Day

December 19 School Christmas Concert @ 6:30pm - Doors open at 6pm

December 20 School Trip to Grinch Movie

December 21 Christmas PJ  and Christmas Sock Day

December 21 Last Day of School