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January 18, 2022: All Schools Closed to Students and Staff

All school bus transportation is CANCELLED to and from school today and all schools are CLOSED to students and staff. Students will be able to access asynchronous learning materials/tasks in their classroom learning platforms by 10:00 a.m. Educators will be available to support students during regular school hours.

Jan 17, 2022: All Schools CLOSED & Classes CANCELLED

Monday, January 17, 2022 All HCDSB schools and workplaces are CLOSED today due to inclement weather. All school bus transportation is CANCELLED. All in-person and virtual (online) classes are CANCELLED. 

Weekly Update – January 17-21 2022

Greetings Holy Rosary Families! We are so excited to have everyone back as we begin in-person learning on Monday! Thank you to our students for your efforts, positivity and dedication during the remote learning period.  A special thank you is extended to our parents, staff, parish and community partners for making this work – and for

Grade 1 French Immersion Program Registration Opens January 19!

Registration for the Grade 1 French Immersion Program begins on January 19, 2022! Online Registration Coming Soon! The online registration form will be available on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 until Friday, February 18, 2022. A direct link to online registration will be available on the HCDSB French Immersion page, and can also be accessed on the homepage of

Save the Date! Student Census Parent Information Session on January 13th

HCDSB elementary families are invited to a virtual Parent Information Session on Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., which will discuss the Student Census Survey, available from February 28 through April 4, 2022! The Parent Information Session will be live-streamed and available on the Board’s YouTube channel at the scheduled time on January 13th.

Weekly Update – January 10-14 2022

Greetings Holy Rosary Families! We are back at it and we want to extend our thank you to you for your support of remote learning…again, and your support of our staff and students too.  We certainly hope we can be back in the school soon – however, in the meantime, let’s do our part to

Change to Learning Environment for Elementary Students – Request Form Now Open!

The online form to request a change to your child’s learning environment in elementary school (i.e. virtual or in-person) is now open.  As per Ministry of Education direction, we have moved to remote learning for all students until at least January 17, 2022. NOTE: Any requested changes will come into effect on January 24, 2022, however,

Important Update

All Schools Moving to Remote Learning on January 5, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians, Earlier today the Premier of Ontario announced that at 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2022, our province will temporarily move to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. Read the News Release here.  The Premier also announced that all schools will move to teacher-led remote learning on January 5, 2022

Weekly Update – January 3-7 2022

Happy New Year Holy Rosary families! Welcome Back to our staff, to our families and to our students (in person) on January 5th, to a new year filled with peace, hope and promise! Thank youto our school community for taking precautions and following Halton Public Health Guidelines over the holidays and keeping everyone as safe as

Weekly Update – December 17 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families- The Christmas Holidays are here!  This last week together was a busy one with the Assumption Band performing for the Junior and Intermediate classes, a Christmas Colours/PJ Spirit Day, the Faithful Fury’s candy cane sales and festive classroom activities. We thank Mrs. Quinney’s Grade 1 class and Mr. McKay’s Grade 4

Weekly Update – December 13 – 17 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families! It is beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas! Our Tree of Hope has been so well supported and we thank our generous school community for helping those in need this Christmas Season.  With one more week before the Christmas Holidays, we have many wonderful activities, two more Advent

Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Voluntary Rapid Antigen Test Kits for In-Person Learners

During the week of Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th our school will be distributing Rapid Antigen Screening Kits for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.    The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school.  These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status,

Partnering Aldershot Press

The latest Fall Edition of Partnering Aldershot Press (first print edition since the onset of COVID-19) has hit the streets! All Aldershot households should have received a print copy this week. If you did not, please go to the link to download the PDF version. #aldershot strong https://partneringaldershot.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/8/5/24852295/partnering_aldershot_fall_2021-email.pdf — Judith Genis Editor, Partnering Aldershot Press

Kindergarten student outdoor playground

Register Your Child for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another. When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your

Weekly Update December 6-10, 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families- We began our Advent Christmas Season this week with a beautiful liturgy by Miss Khader’s Grade 7 class, festive door decorating and creative card and ornament making for our senior community friends!  We also had a great start to our Tree of Hope gift card donations, and we thank those families

Weekly Update November 29- December 3, 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families- And just like that … it is the Advent Christmas Season!  While the days are getting colder, our hearts are warming at the upcoming Season of Advent and Christmas.  We have so much to celebrate here at Holy Rosary – and we look forward to the days ahead with hope and

HCDSB Celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities 2021

Students and staff from the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities on Friday, December 3rd and throughout the week (November 29 – December 3, 2021). HCDSB schools will be participating in a variety of learning activities next week to raise awareness, and support the rights and

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program 5-11 year olds

COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year olds

Calling all Halton Heroes! First dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for 5-11 year olds can now be booked through Halton Region’s online booking system for children five to 11 years of age (or turning five in 2021). Second doses can be booked at a date closer to the recommended eight week interval. Appointments are dependent on paediatric vaccine

Weekly Update November 22-26, 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families! This week we focused on Bullying Prevention and Awareness, and we thank our Safe Schools Team for their informative daily announcements and the guided Peace Walk, with nine reflective stations. We continue to grow our knowledge and experiences as peacekeepers and advocates for a safe school for all.  We have also

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2021

November 21-27, 2021 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario, and HCDSB will join school boards around the province in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors that contribute to safe, caring and inclusive schools. This week, and every week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all,

Weekly Update November 15-19, 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families- We have so many updates this week…the beauty of things going back to the ‘good old days’!  Please take a moment to read all about our events and initiatives – and please visit our website for updates too.  Thank you for your continued support and care of our school community. Bullying

Truth and Reconciliation: An Evening of Learning and Sharing

Facilitated by Sherry Saevil, Indigenous Education Advisor, HCDSB They Came For the Children A documentary looking at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s findings on Residential Schools. The documentary was filmed in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report, In the film, we hear from TRC Commissioners, Indigenous leaders and Residential School survivors as they

Pizza Day is Back

Pizza Day will be every Tuesday beginning November 30th, 2021 until January 25th 2022. There are seven pizza days during this time frame. All orders will be purchased through SchoolCash Online. The LAST DAY for orders is Monday, November 22nd at midnight! Requests to process late orders will not be honoured. To adhere to COVID

Weekly Update – November 8 – 12 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families! We had an excellent week – as we learned about Treaty Recognition Week and honoured Indigenous Peoples Awareness Month, we exceeded our WE Scare Hunger Food donation goal and we raised over $6500.00 for our school through our Annual Dance-a-thon Fundraiser!  Thank you all for your willingness and support as we

Student Census 2022

Coming Soon! February 28, 2022 The Student Census 2022 will be implemented February 28 and April 4, 2022 (inclusive). All students will be invited to complete the Student Census on a voluntary basis, as follows: Kindergarten – Grade 8To be completed by parents and guardians Why is it important to collect identify-based information? Identity-based data

Weekly Update – November 1-5 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families! Thank you for a spectacular and spooktacular week!  Our Annual Halloween Dance-a-thon and Costume Spirit Day was so much fun! Thank you for your support!  We also had a Uniform Give-Away that was well attended and appreciated. Thank you to our CSC and parent volunteers for running this event. It was

Weekly Update – October 25-29 2021

Happy Friday Holy Rosary Families! We are looking forward to a fun-filled and busy week ahead! We have a school uniform give-away organized, our WE Scare Hunger Food Drive initiative and we are all set for our Halloween Costume Spirit Day and Annual Fundraising Dance-a-thon too! Let the Spooktacular events begin! Halloween Spirit Day and

Hallowe’en Dance-a-thon is Back!

Holy Rosary Catholic School Presents Our Annual Hallowe’en Dance-a-thon Friday, October 29, 2021 Our goal is to raise $10,000.00, which is approximately $25.00 per student. Funds raised will go towards, Technology, Student Presentations, Student Agendas, Gym and Playground Equipment, Literacy & Numeracy Initiatives, and much more! PRIZES !   PRIZES!   PRIZES!   PRIZES !   PRIZES! There will

Weekly Update – October 18-22 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families! What a busy week we have had! Picture Day today was a great success and a return to ‘the good old days’. We have also had a very positive response to our Haitian Earthquake Relief initiative and the HCCF Bracelet Sale …thank you so much! As we look ahead this month,

Picture Day is Coming!

Picture Day is Friday, October 15th. Click on the flyer above to expand and see all the information. Oh! Don’t forget to bring your best bright and shiny smiles!

Weekly Update – October 12 – 12-15 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families! Today we celebrated the Feast of our Lady of the Holy Rosary – our Patron, with a virtual liturgy and prayers.  Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day is a day of devotion, and we honour Our Lady’s role in the life of our Lord.  Friday October 8 is a Faith

Weekly Update – Oct 4-8 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families! Thank you for being wonderfully present this week with the celebrations of the Sacraments and Curriculum Night. It is truly wonderful to connect in these ways – and we hope to have more opportunities for families to engage and connect as the year progresses. This week we look forward to celebrating

Weekly Update – Sept 27 – Oct 1 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families! Welcome to the season of fall and the beauty of autumn. With the turning of the leaves, the brilliant colours, and the crisp morning air – we are reminded of God’s blessings upon us each day. Thank you for your support and patience through some rainy days this week and the

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day ~ September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 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 Updates

Thank you for a wonderful first full week with our entire school community of learners in the building! The students have been exceptionally kind, thoughtful and eager to learn. A sincere thank you to our families and community partners for supporting our leaners and making our start a great one! May our school days be

Nailed It! First Week of School

Thank you to our wonderful Holy Rosary families for a great first week back! We are blessed to celebrate our faith and love of learning in this special community!  A sincere thank you to our staff and students for bringing the joy back to our building! As we welcomed new staff and students – we

A New School Year! Welcome!

Welcome to the 2021 school year!  We are so excited to welcome back all of our Holy Rosary families, and we extend a warm welcome to the many new families joining us this year.  Our Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School community welcomes you and we look forward to a wonderful school year together.  Please find some helpful tips

Class Lists

Class Lists Available Friday, September 3rd

We are currently finalizing elementary class placements and making adjustments based on new registrations that have come in over the summer. Final placements will be available on Friday, September 3rd after 3:00 p.m.   Parents and guardians will be able to access the class placement for each child, using your child’s Office 365 email and password. You will

P.A. Days – Sept 1 & 2 2021

Holy Rosary Professional Activity Days Wednesday September 1, 2021 Welcome Back!    AM Staff Welcome Liturgy & Blessing (GYM) Health and Safety (TEAMs) Staff & Student Return to School Update Safe Schools Mental Health and Well Being Mental Health and Wellness – Return to School Plan PM Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy Placemat and Video

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back Holy Rosary Families! We are delighted to welcome back our Holy Rosary School Community! Welcome to all our returning students and those new to our school community! Our school staff is happy to be able to personally greet our students once again on September 7th (Grades 1-8).  Our commitment to Catholic education is

Return to School Plan

Returning to School for the 2021-2022 Year

The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 is now available for review on the HCDSB website: https://www.hcdsb.org/return-to-school/ The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 provides the protocols, guidelines and expectations that will be in place to help prevent and respond to cases of COVID-19 in our schools and workplaces throughout the year.  This plan was developed in consultation with Halton

Dr. Meghani

Webinar: Preparing for a Safe & Healthy Return to School

Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School: A Webinar with Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Commissioner & Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region Join us for a live webinar with Dr. Meghani as she shares important information with our HCDSB community on how to protect against COVID-19, and ensure a safe and healthy return

CPIC

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) to Host Speaker Series

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series throughout the month of June. CPIC is a group of parents, trustees and Board staff who actively support parent engagement and involvement throughout the Halton Catholic District School Board.  CPIC provides an opportunity for Catholic School Council members to network,

Monitoring Survey

How Are We Doing? HCDSB Seeking Input on Year 5 of the Strategic Plan

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Each year, the Director of Education reports back to the Board of Trustees on the specific steps undertaken across our school system that align with the goals established in our strategic plan.  Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that

Responding with Faith, Hope and Love in the Face of Violence and Hatred

A statement from the Director of Education, Pat Daly, on our commitment to responding to racism and discrimination with Faith, Hope and Love. On Sunday, a family was intentionally struck by a driver in his motor vehicle as they were walking along their neighbourhood in London, Ontario. They were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

Register Your Child in the HCDSB Virtual Elementary School for the 2021-2022 School Year

In light of the current Public Health situation in Ontario due to COVID-19, the Halton Catholic District School Board will continue to offer a virtual school setting for Kindergarten to Grade 8, together with those awarded placements in our optional virtual programing for French Immersion (Grade 1 to 8) and Extended French Grade 5 to Grade 8 for

“Need to Know” 2021-2022 Kindergarten Information for Parent

Further to the 2021-2022 virtual Kindergarten Parent Orientation held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 you will find some great information for parents compiled by our team of awesome Kindergarten teachers. Click on this link! https://elem.hcdsb.org/holyrosaryburlington/need-to-know-information-for-kdg-parents-2021-2022-final-1/

Kindergarten 2021-2022 Parent Orientation

For you perusal, please find attached the PowerPoint presentation for the 2021-2022 Kindergarten Parent Orientation that was held on Tuesday, May 25. 2021. Click on the link below to access the presentation. https://elem.hcdsb.org/holyrosaryburlington/spring-orientation-virtual-2021/

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program.

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program

Beginning Monday, May 31st, youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination through Halton Region’s online booking system.  Halton Region Public Health will offer first doses to all youth aged 12 to 17 years of age in June, and second doses

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