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HRM Weekly Update- Oct. 25

“Accustom yourself to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.” St. Theresa of Avila    Dear HRM Families, Thank you for your support with our Halloween events, we appreciate all the prizes and involvement. We are very excited for next week. Thank you to our HRM wellness committee for all

HRM Weekly Update- Oct.18

Congratulations to our new HRM Student Parliament members- We are so proud of everyone who tried out! Looking forward to all the great activities this year. Dear HRM Families, Thank you for your support with our Halloween events, we appreciate all the prizes and involvement. Thank you to our staff for sharing their amazing superhero

HRM Weekly Update- Oct.11

Dear HRM Families, Thank you Mme. Gibson for all of your hard work and dedication. We wish you all the best! Welcome to Mlle. Pimentel who will joing our FSL department. Thank you Ms. Belmonte, Ms. Holden, and Ms. Robinson for facilitating our first Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations Assembly. Big thanks to all the students

HRM Weekly Update- Oct.4

Dear HRM Families, Thank you to everyone who participated in celebrating the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). Thank you staff for facilitating all the learning associated with Rowan Law and the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Thank you for continuing to follow all the Covid protocols including the completion

HRM Weekly Update- Sept.27

Dear HRM Families, Thank you Amazing HRM school community for an incredible Virtual Curriculum Night yesterday- Thank you to all the families who joined us, and a special thanks to our wonderful staff for all their hard work and preparations. Thank you Ms. Riddell and Ms. Gaetan for all of your hard work and dedication

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

HRM Weekly Update- Sept. 20

Dear HRM Families, Thank you Ms. Owens and her team for facilitating the outdoor recess equipment. Students seem to really enjoy the equipment outside.   Thank you Mr. T and students in Ms. Moniz and Ms. Adams-Mise classes for the daily set up of pylons for our outdoor cohorts. Thank you Ms. Cutrara for setting

HRM Weekly Update- Sept. 13

Dear HRM Families, Thank you for your continued support as we continue to navigate through the first official week of school. Thank you to all staff for their preparation and work during the school start-up. Thank you to Ms. Babin and Ms. Baggetta for all their work in the office and to assist with the

Sept. 9, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

HCDSB to Host Virtual Public Information Meeting #2: Milton Catholic Elementary French Immersion Recommended Boundary Option

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is currently undertaking a School Boundary Review Process to discuss the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton. On June 3, 2021, the School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC) presented three potential boundary options to undertake the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton. Based on the public feedback

HRM Confirmation of Students’ Daily Self Screening Process

Good afternoon HRM Families, As shared in the message by Director Daly, the Ministry of Education has directed all schools to implement daily confirmation of COVID-19 self-screening for all students attending school in person. This will be in place for the first two weeks of the school year unless otherwise directed by the Ministry of

HRM Entry & Dismissal Information

Good morning HRM Parents and Guardians, As we prepare for Tuesday and Wednesday, we want to ensure that regardless of which day is your child’s first day, that it is a successful and memorable day. Below you will find the gates where students who are walkers or are dropped off by parents/guardians enter. As you

Class Lists

2021-2022 HRM Class Placements

Dear HRM Families, An individual email has been sent out to all families regarding their child(ren)’s class placements. Again, our sincere apologies for the delay and all the tech issues. If you have received more than one email with conflicting information about your child(ren)’s class placements or if you have not received any email, please

Milton Boundary Review Meeting

HCDSB to Host Virtual Public Information Meeting #2: Milton Catholic Elementary French Immersion Recommended Boundary Option

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is currently undertaking a School Boundary Review Process to discuss the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton. On June 3, 2021, the School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC) presented three potential boundary options to undertake the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton. Based on the public feedback

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

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

Lunch Time Monitor

Holy Rosary Milton is looking for Lunch Time Supervisors to assist during the 2021-2022 school year. Candidates are required to have a current criminal reference check (with vulnerable sector screening) and to be available between the hours of 11:30 and 1:10 daily. If interested, please contact the school or e-mail the vice principal, Donna Owens

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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

HRM Weekly Update-June28

Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you for all of your support as we conclude another fabulous year together. We appreciate all of your support! Thank you to our amazing staff for all their hard work, dedication, and in their support on Monday and Tuesday with Personal Belongings Pick Up and Drop Off. Friendly reminder

HRM Weekly Update- June 21

Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to all the families for providing staff with their “Staff Appreciation Luncheon”. Thank you to all the staff for their hard work and dedication in preparation for our Grade 8 Grad. Thank you to staff especially Mr. T and his team for all their help in packing students’

HRM Weekly Update-June14

Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to all the classes and families for joining us as we are praying the Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena. Thank you to all the students and staff in Ms. Adams and Ms. Fernandes’ Classes for facilitating the Virtue of the Month Assembly focusing on “Fairness.” Thank you to

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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.

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Holy Rosary Teacher Jessica Fernandes Featured on TVOkids!

Last month, Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School (Milton) Special Education teacher Jessica Fernandes instructed a ‘Power Hour of Learning’ episode on TVOkids! Jessica’s lesson was focused on digital mindfulness to teach students self-management strategies that promote positivity, inclusivity and kindness. Students were introduced to a ‘Mindfulness Map’ where they were asked to interact and explain what having a

HRM Weekly Update-June7

Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to all the classes and families for joining us as we are praying the Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena. Thank you to all of the families who joined us for our first HRM Family Paint Night yesterday. Thank you to our Grade 8 Team for all their hard

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

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

HRM Weekly Update- May31

Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to Ms. Muldoon, Ms. Helston, and our amazing Grade2 students for a wonderful Marian Liturgy. Rainbow Day- June1- June is the designated Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, we will join other schools in our district in raising awareness and nurturing our call to build safe

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HCDSB Celebrates Pride Month

June is designated as Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, our HCDSB schools will be raising awareness around Pride Month and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.  This June, and each day of every month, our Catholic schools are committed to nurturing safe, welcoming and

HRM Weekly Update- May24

Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to Ms. Ventura and all the volunteers for making our first Parent Wellness Night-Strive to Thrive so amazingly successful.  Big thanks to Ms. Bonin for co-facilitating and to all the families for joining. Thank you to our wellness committee and Ms. Ventura for all of your collaborative work

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fifth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past few months, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

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Join us for a Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening!

HCDSB is excited to host an information evening about the benefits of Special Education Assistive Technology in our schools.  Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening Details The information evening will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the Board’s YouTube Channel. The information evening is open to all parents, students, and

HRM Weekly Update- May 17

Congratulations Kiara, Mariana, and Victoria from our Grade 8Extended French Class for winning the BR Stem Challenge on Wednesday- we are so proud of YOU! Keep up the amazing work! Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to the Grade 5 & 6 Extended French Students, Mme. DiGiovanni, Ms. Ventura, and Ms. Blakely for leading

Welcome to HRM- Kindergarten Orientation

Good Evening Parents and Guardians, Welcome to Holy Rosary-Milton Catholic Elementary School. We are looking forward to having you join our family. You will find the following link to our Kindergarten Orientation, the orientation will also be posted on our school website. I encourage you to visit our website between now and September to acquaint

School Climate Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain safe, inclusive and accepting schools, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) undertakes a School Climate Survey to gather input from parents, students in Grades 4-12 and staff in each of our HCDSB schools. The survey is required by the Ministry of Education as part of the Safe

HRM Weekly Update- May10

Happy Staff Appreciation Day to our amazing HRM Staff! We appreciate you! Thank you for all that you do! Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, moms to be, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and other women in our lives that care for us and love us unconditionally! Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to our amazing

Staff Appreciation Day ~ May 7, 2021

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 7, 2021! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 5700+ employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

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Journeying Together ~ Annual Walk with Jesus

A Liturgy in honour of HCDSB’s Annual Walk with Jesus will take place on Thursday, May 6th at 10:00 AM, with greetings from Bishop Crosby. Don’t forget to follow along and join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #HCWWJ! A Message from Father Con O’Mahony 

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to Host Speaker Series

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series to discuss inclusivity and diversity, and how to better support children with additional needs. SEAC’s mandate is to make recommendations to the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) in matters affecting the establishment and development of Special Education programs and services

Catholic Education Nurturing Hope: May 2 - May 7, 2021

Nurturing Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 2 to May 7, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins school boards in celebrating the significant contributions that Catholic education has made to our community and across the province of Ontario!  The province-wide theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is Nurturing Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to inspire students to cultivate their faith; so that they may prosper in hope by our

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HCDSB Participates in Mental Health Week

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designates the first week in May as Mental Health Week. This year, it runs from May 3-7, 2021, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join organizations across Canada in raising awareness about mental health.  The HCDSB Mental Health team has designated Get Real About How You Feel as the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week. Daily Mental Health Themes The HCDSB Mental Health team are suggesting a daily focus for each day during Mental Health Week: Monday: Naming Our Emotions

HRM Weekly Update- May3

“I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic School Education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere.” Mark Foley    Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to our amazing staff and families for an amazing first week of Remote Learning. Thank you

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fourth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past several weeks, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

HRM Catholic Education Week- May3-7

We are very excited for next week! Please take the time to join us on any of the activities listed and for our annual Catholic Education prizes. Thank you to our amazing HRM Staff for their hard work and dedication in preparing such rich activities to celebrate Catholic Education. All links will be posted on

Student Awards of Excellence

HCDSB Announces the Student Award of Excellence Recipients!

Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates exceptional students across our school district at the Annual Student Awards of Excellence Ceremony. This year, due to COVID-19 precautions in place, we are recognizing and congratulating our student recipients virtually! Congratulations to Sophie Velez who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Sophie Sophie has been a positive role model

HRM Weekly Update- Apr.26

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore    Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to our amazing staff and families for an amazing first week of Remote Learning. Thank you GR. 5/6 EF Students, Mme. DiGiovanni, Ms. Ventura, and Ms. Blakely for a wonderful Earth

HRM Weekly Update- Apr20

“The Secret of Change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates   Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to our amazing staff and families for all the hard work, dedication, and support as we switch to Remote Learning. Please continue to pray for

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