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World Religion Day

“The different religions, based on their respect for each human person as a creature called to be a child of God, contribute significantly to building fraternity and defending justice in society.” (Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti) The third Sunday in January is annually observed as World Religion Day. This year, it falls on Sunday, January 17, 2021.   World Religion Day was

HRM Weekly Update- Jan.18

“If you are going down a road and don’t like what’s in front of you and look behind you and don’t like what you see, get off the road. Create a new path!” Maya Angelou   Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Big thanks to all of our amazing students, staff, and families for making Remote

Update! Advanced Kindergarten Registration

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

HRM Weekly Update- Jan.11

“Actions speak louder than words, let your words teach and your actions speak.” St. Anthony of Padua   Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Big thanks to all of our amazing students, staff, and families for a very positive and smooth start to Remote Learning this week- We could not have done this without this without

Provincial Announcement: Teacher-Led Remote Learning Extends Until January 25, 2021

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Ontario government announced the extension of teacher-led remote learning until January 25, 2021 for elementary students. Secondary students will continue to participate in remote learning until January 25th. Read more in the online News Release. Expectations for Elementary Schools Elementary schools will be closed for in-person learning between January 4-22, 2021.  Beginning

Accessing Your Online Learning Platform

Many students and families were having trouble accessing the log-in page to the online learning platforms on our new HCDSB website. The access points for all three learning platforms – D2L (Brightspace),  Office 365 and Google Classroom, are available on the HCDSB Learn at Home website here: https://learnathome.hcdsb.org/remote-learning-platforms/

HRM Weekly Update- Jan.4

“Do something beautiful for God. Do it with your life. Do it every day. Do it in your own way. But do it!” St. Teresa of Calcutta Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas Break with your families despite Christmas being different this year. We thank you in advance for

All Schools Moving to Teacher-Led Remote Learning on January 4, 2021

On Monday, December 21, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that at 12:01 a.m. on December 26, 2020, our province will enter a period of additional public health restrictions and protocols to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Read the News Release here. One of these protocols is related to schools, and requires all publicly funded

HRM Weekly Update- Dec.21

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together” Alexander Smith Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you & your families! Thank you Mrs. MacLeod for all of your hard work, dedication, and care. You will be greatly missed! St. Mary is so lucky to have you! Thank

HRM Weekly Update- Dec.14

“Christmas isn’t just a temporal celebrations or the memory of a beautiful (event); Christmas is more… Christmas is an Encounter!” Pope Francis Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you Mrs. Cutrara for all your work and leadership with the HRM Virtual Book Fair Thank you to the students of Mr. Barrett and Mr. Largy in

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

HRM Weekly Update- Dec.7

“In face of the hatred and anger of the world we must bring the gentleness and the smile of the Infant Jesus of Bethlehem. In face of the pride of the world we must bring the littleness and powerlessness of the tiny new born baby of the crib.” Little Sister Magdeleine Dear HRM Parents and

Change to Learning Environment Request Form Now OPEN

The Change to Learning Environment Request Form is now OPEN. Request to Change Learning Environment  If you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from remote learning to in-class instruction, or vice versa, you are asked to complete an online request form. Important notes before you complete the online form:  You are asked to submit a separate form for each child.  You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this request.

Donate to Halton Food for Thought this Holiday Season

As you may know, many HCDSB schools offer Student Nutrition Programs in partnership with Halton Food for Thought (HFFT). To ensure the health and safety of all students and staff this school year, HFFT has been providing Grab & Go Healthy Food Boxes to participating HCDSB schools, filled with pre-packaged, nutritious snacks. Now more than ever,

HCDSB Celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) on Thursday, December 3rd and throughout the week (November 30 – December 4, 2020). Over the week, HCDSB schools will be participating in a variety of learning activities to raise awareness, and support the rights and significant contributions of persons

HRM Weekly Update- Nov.30

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – St. Ambrose Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you for all of your partnership and support during Parent/Teacher interviews- we appreciate you! Thank you for your continued support to ensure the COVID guidelines are followed. Thank you to our amazing Student Parliament members along

HRM Weekly Update-Nov.23

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” St. Teresa of Calcutta Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you for your support with our first HRM Indigo Family and Friends Night- special thanks to Mrs. Cutrara for organizing this great event. Please note that you can

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2020

The third week in November is the designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. From November 15-21, 2020, the Halton Catholic District School Board (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

HRM Weekly Update- Nov.16

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” St. Teresa of Calcutta Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Let us keep our Grade7 students in our prayers as they received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Wednesday. Thank you to Ms. Fraser, Ms. Daum, and Mr. Barrett for joining our

Thank you for your support!

Dear HRM Families, We are very humbled by everyone’s generosity and support during our Halloween events this year. We truly appreciate it. We are astonished by the tremendous support by you, the school community and the businesses listed below. Thank you to the following businesses for their amazing support during our Halloween Dance-a-thon event: Andrew’s

HRM Weekly Update-Nov.9

“The Lord is my strength and my shield, in whom my heart trusts.” Psalm 28:7 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you for all of your donations and support for our Halloween activities. We truly appreciate your kindness and generosity; Thank you for your continued support to ensure the COVID guidelines are followed; Thank you

HRM Indigo Family & Friends Night

Our Indigo Night is coming up on Wednesday November 11th. Please use the link provided to access more information about this great event to support our school. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mQgi1YHMj95iiTevW-z4DfZ4oLx2xYHmK0eUJ4dAUHo/edit?usp=sharing

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 26 to November 20, 2020 marks Cyber Awareness Month. The four-week K-12 campaign, led by The Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO)​ raises awareness of the new educational realities of teaching, learning and connecting that students, parents and staff have experienced this past year. This awareness month emphasizes how we can all do our part to protect against cyber

HRM Weekly Update- Nov.2

‘Prayer is the best armor we have. It is the key which opens the heart of God.” St. Padre Pio Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Congratulations on your retirement Mrs. Langstone! YOU WILL BE MISSED! Thank you for your support with our Halloween activities- we truly enjoyed a wonderful week together- we couldn’t have done

HRM Halloween Dance-a-Thon Prizes Catalogue

Good Afternoon HRM Families,  Please use the following link to access the catalogue for our HRM Halloween Dance-a-Thon prizes. We continue to receive new prizes and we will update the link for you. Big thanks to Mrs. Cutrara and Mrs. Babin for organizing the prizes in addition to taking the pictures and creating the catalogue.

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running its annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from Wednesday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Students are encouraged to submit entries that highlight the theme of the contest, and express

HRM Weekly Update- Oct. 26

“But the Lord stood with me & gave me strength” 2 Timothy 4:17 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Let us keep our Grade3 students in our prayers as they received the Sacrament of First communion last Tuesday. Thank you to Ms. Holden and Ms. Johnson for joining our students and their families. Thank you for

HRM Weekly Update- Oct.19

“Look for Christ our Lord in everyone and you will then have respect and reverence for all.” –St. Teresa of Jesus Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you in advance for your support with our Halloween activities- we appreciate all of your donations; Thank you for your continued support to ensure the COVID guidelines are

Registration for Extended French Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School (Milton) will offer the Extended French Program for the 2021-2022 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 Program.

HRM Weekly Update-Oct.12

“Remember the past with gratitude.  Live the present with enthusiasm.  Look forward to the future with confidence.” –St. John Paul II Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you in advance to our wonderful 2020/2021 HRM Catholic School Council members and for all their work in supporting our amazing school and community; Thank you for your

Thanksgiving Liturgy & Virtue of the Month Assembly

Big thanks to Ms. Adams and Ms. Fernandes classes for leading our HRM Thanksgiving Liturgy in addition to Mrs. Da Ros, Mrs. Fraser, and Mlle. Jankowski’s classes for leading our first Virtue of the Month Assembly focusing on Faith. Please access today’s liturgy and assembly by using the following link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/a1affb04-17a3-42f1-9fde-83825417a91e

HRM Weekly Update-Oct5

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” St. Basil Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to all of you and our amazing staff for another great HRM Curriculum Night. Although

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! Each year, during the month of

HCDSB Celebrates Islamic History Month

In 2007, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed October as Canadian Islamic History Month in recognition of the significant contributions the Muslim community has made to Canadian society. Muslim-Canadians contribute to the prosperity and heritage of our country through their outstanding achievements in many fields, including literature, mathematics, science, sports and the arts. Islamic History Month gives

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 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

HRM Weekly Update-Sept.28

“Faith can move mountains.” Matthew 17:20 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you for your continued support in all that we do. We couldn’t have done this without you! Thank you for continuing to adhere to the physical distancing and mask wearing expectations while dropping off and picking up your child. Agendas and HRM ear-savers

HRM Opening School Year Liturgy

As we begin the school year, we participated in our virtual School Opening Liturgy. Please access the liturgy using the attachment below. God bless,

HRM Weekly Update- Sept.18

“There is nothing small in the service of God.” St. Francis De Sales Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to our amazing students, staff, and families for all of your support this week. Our first official back to school week has been a huge success because of all of you- THANK YOU!   Agendas

HRM Weekly Update- Sept14

“Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” St. Padre Pio Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to all the parents and guardians for supporting us as we are working through the different parts of our new routines. We appreciate your understanding, support, and cooperation. As

HRM Important Information for School Start Up

“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.”  Psalm 55:22 Good Morning HRM Parents and Guardians, We hope that you enjoyed the last week of Summer and are ready to return to school whether in-person or virtually. This school year may seem or look different

Gradual Return to School for Elementary Students

To help ease the transition for our students, and ensure a safe and healthy return for all, the first day of school will be delayed, and we will be implementing a gradual (staggered) return to class for our elementary students, beginning Wednesday, September 9th. All students in Grades 1-8 will begin instruction on Monday, September 14th.

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Webinar: Preparing for a Safe and 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

Return to School Plan & Survey Now OPEN

The Return to School Plan is now available for review on HCDSB’s Return to School website: http://bit.ly/HCDSB-ReturntoSchool. Please note that information and updates will continue to be added to this website as they become available.  Parents may also find it helpful to review the FAQs on our website for more information about the return to school. NEW UPDATE: At the Special Board Meeting held

Yr. 1 K Entry Interviews & Staggered Entry Plan

Dear Parents/Guardians, Please note that emails have been sent to families outlining information regarding Year 1 Kindergarten Interviews and Year 1 Staggered Entry Schedules for this 2020-2021 school year. If you have not recieved an email, kindly contact Ms. Murad at muradm@hcdsb.org or Ms. MacLeod at macleods@hcdsb.org. Many thanks, Ms. Murad & Ms. MacLeod

Ministry of Education Releases Guide for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Minister of Education announced that all elementary students (Kindergarten to Grade 8) will return to school in September, 2020.  This means in-class instruction with enhanced health and safety protocols.  Multiple strategies will be employed to ensure our schools are healthy and safe for students and staff, including: Self screening  Adapted school

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Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

Return to School Options ~ We Want Your Feedback

In preparation for the return to school, we are taking into consideration what the current COVID-19 situation may look like in September by planning for all potential scenarios.  As we await further direction from the Ministry of Education, we are seeking parent feedback about some of the options we are considering.  Let Us Know What

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