Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School

Morning Announcements


December 7 – December 16

Student groups in BOH4M (Leadership/Management) have been busy planning and organizing several projects with a focus on community service.  Three of the groups are currently collecting donations for two of our local agencies.  You and your students are invited to share in giving to Gillian’s Place and Start Me Up Niagara during the next few days.


Gillian’s Place (15 Gibson Place, St. Catharines)

“As one of Ontario’s first shelters for abused women and children, Gillian’s Place has been providing safe refuge and non-residential programs that enable women and their children to break the cycle of violence for over 40 years.”  

Candy Cane Sales—Door-to-door sales right after lunch all this week.  50 cents (small)/$1 (large).  Please let me know if you are busy during this time and they can reschedule at your convenience.

Donations will be going towards children’s pyjamas.  They will be purchased and then delivered by the student group next week to Gillian’s Place.

Cane Sales:  December 8-11 (12:45-1:45 p.m.) 

Students:     Sydney Gill, Bryer Gregoire, Che Jayawardena, and Rachel Messenger


(A second group has already collected donations from family and friends and will be delivering hygiene products to Gillian’s Place as well next week. A job very well done!)

Students:       Isaiah Fearon, Sacade Kasamba, Ben Lannan, and Braeden Semtob)


Start Me Up Niagara (17 Gale Crescent, St. Catharines)

At Start Me Up Niagara, we offer services to support people facing significant challenges such as poverty, homelessness, unemployment, disabilities, addictions and mental illness.” 


Please drop off new and gently used winter wear in the basket outside Student Services until Wednesday, December 16. Students will be delivering your collections to Start Me Up Niagara next week so that those in need this winter will have something warm to wear.

Collections:   December 7-16

Students:     Taylor Jackson and Ginnea McQuay


Thank you so much for your support!