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Weekly Update for October 21

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Marinic’s Grade 4s Thank you for your generosity! Our students and families have been very generous to our charitable causes this year. To date, we have: raised $686 for the Bahamian Red Cross for relief from Hurricane Dorian collected over $1200 worth of food for Halton Food4Kids Thank you! We will also

Registration for Extended French Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School will offer the Extended French Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The Extended French Program is an exciting, fast-paced, optional program with limited enrolment. Students must be entering Grade 5 in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s Extended French

Weekly Update for October 14

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Gomes’ Grade 5s Thank you for supporting our Thanksgiving Food Drive! Many children and their families will have a happier Thanksgiving due to your generous donations to our food drive for Food4Kids – thank you! No school Friday or Monday Please remember that Friday, October 11 is a scheduled PD Day. Staff will

UPDATE: HCDSB Schools will be OPEN on Monday, October 7th!

A provincial agreement has been made with CUPE! All HCDSB schools will remain OPEN to students and will be operating as usual. Thank you for your patience & understanding. See our updates for more information: bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates

Weekly Update for October 7

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Smith/Mme De Pol Grade 5s Thank you for supporting the Terry Fox Walk! Thank you for your generosity in supporting the students in the Terry Fox walk, and thank you too to the parent and guardian volunteers who made it possible. First Pizza Day POSTPONED & Call for Volunteers Our first pizza

Important Update: If CUPE Strike Proceeds, All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students

In the event of a full withdrawal of services by CUPE, schools will be closed to students on Monday, October 7th, and for the duration of the strike.​ ​ We regret that this decision will pose some challenges for parents and guardians who may have to find childcare arrangements, however closing schools is the only way

Elementary School Cross Country Meets POSTPONED

The 2019-2020 Elementary School Cross Country Meets, originally scheduled to take place October 8, 9, and 10, 2019  will now take place on April 21, 22, and 23, 2020. This decision was made after careful consideration, and in the interest of ensuring we can provide supervision to allow for maximum participation of students with all

HCDSB Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October is the designated Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in the province, with Ontario being home to more than 400,000 first-second and third-generation Canadians of Hispanic origin. At the Halton Catholic District School Board, our largest newcomer population is Hispanic! This month, HCDSB recognizes the dynamic

Weekly Update for September 30

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Connor’s Grade 5&6s Orange Shirt Day Monday We are asking students to wear something orange to school on Monday to participate in Orange Shirt Day and stand in solidarity and reconciliation with residential school survivors. As long as a student is wearing orange he or she may be out of uniform today.

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussions. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, face, neck, or body that can cause a sudden jarring of the head. Even what seems to be

Weekly Update for September 23

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Porco’s Grade 6s Dress-Down Day Monday – Wear Light Blue & Gold & Donate $2 for Hurricane Dorian Relief We will have our first dress-down day of the year on Monday! To show solidarity with the people of the Bahamas who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian, we will wear the Bahamian

OLP Embodies the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations!

This year at OLP we are working on demonstrating the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGE). We will focus on a new OCGSE every few months, and in each classroom educators will present an award to the student who best exemplifies the expectation. As well, we have changed our “Attitude of Gratitude” Awards to more

Sept 16 PA Day Agenda

For more information about what the staff will be learning during this PA Day, please see the agenda here: OLP PA Day 16 Sept 2019

Corn Roast and Meet & Greet

We will celebrate coming together as a school community with our Corn Roast and Meet & Greet on Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 pm. Come out and enjoy free food and entertainment! Then meet your children’s educators through classroom visits and presentations between 7 and 8 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions about

Weekly Update for September 16

Corn Roast and Meet & Greet this Wednesday! We will celebrate coming together as a school community with our Corn Roast and Meet & Greet on Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 pm. Come out and enjoy free food and entertainment! Then meet your children’s educators through classroom visits and presentations between 7 and 8 pm.

Weekly Update for September 9

Corn Roast and Meet & Greet We hope that everyone had a great first week and that you’re looking forward to the rest of the school year. We will celebrate coming together as a school community with our Corn Roast and Meet & Greet on Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 pm. Come out and enjoy free

Reporting Your Child’s Absence with SafeArrival

Our school offers an automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, provided through SchoolMessenger®. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app by logging into the SchoolMessenger® web site by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line at 1-844-445-4505 Click on the FAQ for more

Kindergarten Entry 2019

To help our youngest students make a smooth entry into OLP, we have a staggered entry for Kindergarten: Parents of students entering their first year of Kindergarten (Junior Kindergarten) and students in their second year of Kindergarten who are new to OLP (Senior Kindergarten) will have a short interview with the classroom educators on Sept.

Class Placements for the 2019-2020 School Year

On Friday, August 30, 2019, at 9 am, you will be able to access information about your child’s class placement. This information will be available on the Board’s website at: www.hcdsb.org. On the Home page, please click on the “Schools” tab and then on the “School Listing” tab in the drop-down menu. You will be

Weekly Update for June 24

Prayer Leaders: Junior & Intermediate Students En Francais No Lunch or Milk Program This Week We will not have pizza, Lunchbox orders, or milk for the final week of school. Grade 8 Graduation We wish our Grade 8 students every happiness and blessing as they graduate from OLP on Monday, June 24 at 6:30 pm at St. Michael’s

Weekly Update for June 17

Prayer Leaders: Junior & Intermediate Students En Francais Happy Father’s Day! We wish all those celebrating Father’s Day a wonderful, restful weekend with family and friends. OLP Summer Food Drive – Thank you! Thank you for your generous donations to our summer food drive for Food4Kids! Children and families will have a better summer thanks

Let Us Know What You Think!

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021, provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that shape us as a school board – who we are, what we do, and why we do it. As the third year of this multi-year strategic plan

Weekly Update for June 10

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Aquin and Mrs. Forrest’s Kindergarten Students OLP Summer Food Drive We will be collecting food items for Food4Kids, an organization that supports students in our HCDSB schools, from June 10 until June 14. The items we are asking for from each grade are below, and more information is on our website here:

OLP Summer Food Drive

As we approach the end of the school year, thoughts move on to all things ‘summer.’ Here at OLP, we continue to think of others and their needs after the final school bell rings in June. Our food drive collections have been donated to Food4kids, an organization that supports children through various school boards, to

Weekly Update for June 3

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Marsh and Mrs. Higgins’ Kindergarten Students Copies of 25th Anniversary Montage Available for Purchase If you are interested in buying a copy of the 25th anniversary photo montage, the attached flier has ordering information for you. Our Lady of Peace Celebrating 25 years of Catholic Education 2019 v02 Pizza Make Up Dates

Weekly Update for May 27

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. McNeill and Mrs. Pellicciotta’s Kindergarten Students Copies of 25th Anniversary Montage Available for Purchase If you are interested in buying a copy of the 25th anniversary photo montage, the attached flier has ordering information for you. Our Lady of Peace Celebrating 25 years of Catholic Education 2019 v02 Pizza Make Up Dates

Weekly Update for May 20

Prayer Leaders: Ms. Carrabetta’s Gr 1 Students No school Monday – Victoria Day Holiday! We hope that you have the opportunity to enjoy the long weekend with family and friends. We look forward to seeing students back at school on Tuesday, May 21. Copies of 25th Anniversary Montage Available for Purchase If you are interested

Staff Appreciation Day – May 10, 2019

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 10, 2019! A day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4600 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students and families. A

Weekly Update for May 13

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Mitchell’s Gr 1 Students Thank you for joining us as OLP celebrated 25 Years of Catholic Education during Catholic Education Week! We were so pleased that so many of you could join us as we celebrated 25 years of Catholic Education here at OLP this week! We hope that you enjoyed the

Weekly Update for May 6

Prayer Leaders: Ms. Zarafonitis’ Gr 1&2 Students OLP Celebrates 25 Years of Catholic Education During Catholic Education Week! This year’s Catholic Education Week Theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples”. We will celebrate with our school community as we have in the past by inviting you to visit our classrooms. We hope that you received the

HCDSB Celebrates Catholic Education Week!

HCDSB will be joining school boards across the province to celebrate Catholic Education Week from May 5 through May 10, 2019! Throughout the week, students, staff, parents and members of our community will participate in a variety of events and activities that showcase the importance of our Catholic schools. This year’s theme, ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’,

Weekly Update for April 29

Prayer Leaders: Ms. Zador’s Gr 2 Students OLP Celebrates 25 Years of Catholic Education During Catholic Education Week! This year’s Catholic Education Week Theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples”. We will celebrate with our school community as we have in the past by inviting you to visit our classrooms. (A more detailed schedule will be

OLP Celebrates 25 Years of Catholic Education During Catholic Education Week!

This year’s Catholic Education Week Theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples”. We will celebrate with our school community as we have in the past by inviting you to visit our classrooms. (A more detailed schedule will be sent home early the week of April 29.) Our celebration this year will be particularly joyful as we

You’re invited to the INSPIRE AccessAbility Showcase!

We are thrilled to announce that HCDSB is hosting this year’s INSPIRE AccessAbility Showcase​. DATE:             Saturday, May 4, 2019 ​TIME:              11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. WHERE:         Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School                         1145 Bronte Street South, Milton The showcase features profit, non-profit

Class Placement 2019-2020

Please see the attached letter for information about the process and goals of class placement for the 2019-2020 school year. A hard copy will also go home with the youngest/only child in each family. Please note that the deadline for letting Mrs. Dore-Anderson know in writing about any extenuating circumstances that may affect your child’s

OLP Celebrates Earth Week!

OLP will be celebrating Earth Week from Tuesday, April 23 until Friday, April 26! We will have different events each day: Trashless Tuesday – bring lunch and snacks with no throw-away waste! Walk to School Wednesday – walk or bike to school! Thursday – Blue and Green Day – students may be out of uniform

Weekly Update for April 22

Prayer Leaders: Mr. Amatiello’s Gr 2 Students Good Friday and Easter Monday – No school for students Please note that there will be no school for students on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22 as we celebrate Easter. We hope that you and your family have a happy and holy Easter, and we will

Weekly Update for April 15

Prayer Leaders: Ms. Binkley’s Gr 3 Students New to Kindergarten Orientation Open House Presentation Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Kindergarten Open House last week. To view the presentation, please see the link here: Kindergarten Spring Parent Orientation Night v1 Grade 7 Parent and Guardian Meeting – Camp Trip Parents and guardians

Weekly Update for April 8

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Williams’ Gr 3 Students Lenten Initiatives – Thank you! Thank you for our generous support of our Lenten initiatives and fundraising for the Halton Down Syndrome Association, Epilepsy South Central Ontario, and Autism Ontario – Central West. We raised over $500 for each organization! Catholic School Council Meeting Tuesday Our next Catholic

New to Kindergarten Orientation and Open House

If you have a child who will be starting Kindergarten in September 2019, please come to our Open House on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 pm. You will get to meet our Kindergarten educators, learn about the program, ask any questions, and see the classrooms. If you were unable to attend this event, or would like

Weekly Update for April 1

Prayer Leaders: Mr. Durka’s Gr 3&4 Students Lenten Initiatives During this time of Lent, Our Lady of Peace is continuing our tradition of supporting others and bringing awareness to worthy causes in our community and worldwide. Wear blue on Tuesday and bring in $2 to support Autism Awareness! All donations will go to Autism Ontario

Weekly Update for March 25

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Gomes’ Gr 4 Students Lenten Initiatives During this time of Lent, Our Lady of Peace is continuing our tradition of supporting others and bringing awareness to worthy causes in our community and worldwide. Wear purple on Tuesday and bring in $2 to support Epilepsy Awareness! All donations will go to Epilepsy South

There’s Still Time to Register for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! We’re excited to let you know that registration is ongoing ~ there’s still time to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program to engage early learners through different kinds of play, and

Weekly Update for March 18

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Marinic’s Gr 4&5 Students Catholic School Council Meeting – Mar. 19 Our next Catholic School Council Meeting will be Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 6:30 pm in the library. Parents are welcome to attend. Minutes and agendas for council meetings are posted on the school website here: https://elem.hcdsb.org/ourladyofpeace/about-our-school-council/agenda-minutes/ Lenten Initiatives During this time of

SEA Technology Showcase Evenings!

We are excited to let you know that the Halton Catholic District School Board will be holding two upcoming information evenings about Special Education Assistive (SEA) Technology to enhance student learning! These information evenings are open to all parents, students and staff, and to those that currently use or may benefit from using SEA Technology:

Weekly Update for March 4

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Porco’s Gr 5 Students Thanks for our Pancake Friday & Mardi Gras Celebration! Thank you to all of the parent, guardian, student, and staff volunteers who made our early Mardi Gras celebration so successful! We are blessed to be members of such a generous and supportive community, and we appreciate everyone’s hard

Wed. Feb. 27/19: SNOW DAY – All Schools are CLOSED

All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED Wednesday, February 27​, 2019: Due to the inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions in today’s forecast, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *All Community Use of Schools permits are CANCELLED. 

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