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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

HRM Virtual Talent Show, Goodbye Message, & Gr8 Clap Out Videos

As Friday marked the end of our school year, we want to thank you for all of your support and collaboration during such a unique time. Please find the links below for our school’s Virtual Talent Show and a Goodbye Message from our staff. The second link is our Grade 8 Clap Out video highlighting

Elementary Report Card Access – Email Service Currently DOWN

Elementary report cards are being sent now through email. SchoolMessenger is DOWN across Canada – parents who try to access the report card will receive an error message. SchoolMessenger is working to fix this issue. If you are not able to open your child’s report card, please try again later. Thank you for your patience

Grade 8 Virtual Liturgy & Graduation Ceremony

Good Evening our wonderful Grade 8 Graduates and Families,  As today would have been our Graduation Ceremony, we hold you all close to our hearts and in our prayers. It was such a blessing to share with you all last Thursday and celebrate with you, in person. Your joy, pride and spirit resonated throughout the

HRM Virtual Play Day Video

Please use the link provided to access this year’s HRM Virtual Play Day Video- hope you enjoy the activities with your families. https://youtu.be/QFplfQqbDBY

June 22- 26 Announcements

This Week’s Announcements: Thank you for your continued participation and support of your child and our teachers as we complete week ten of Distance Learning. Thank you to our amazing staff and families for an awesome Grade8 Graduation this week– the virtual ceremony will be sent this Tuesday along with our Grade8 Liturgy. We will

Donate Your Empty Bottles to Food4Kids Halton!

Food4Kids Halton is a not-for-profit organization that provides healthy food packages for at-risk children who have limited access to food. From June 22 to July 9th, Food4Kids Halton will be available to collect empty bottles from families in our community. If you have empty bottles (wine, beer, coolers, liquor bottles or cans) Food4Kids Halton will take

We Want Feedback from Our Community – Multi-Year Strategic Plan Monitoring Survey

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 shape us as a school

June 15-19 Announcements

This Week’s Announcements: As we complete week ten of Distance Learning we would like to thank you for your support of your child and our teaching staff here at Holy Rosary-Milton CES.  This has been a time of learning for all of us and we are grateful for your patience and perseverance during these unique

June 8-12 Announcements

This Week’s Announcements: Thank you for your continued patience as we complete week nine of Distance Learning. The HCDSB has completed the Elementary School Curbside Access for Student Belongings Protocol for Parents/Guardians – please refer to email sent on Friday June 5th. Details for family pick up times, days, and information will be emailed separately

Silence is Not an Option

Like many of you, I was both saddened and outraged to learn of the situation in Minnesota last week that resulted in the death of George Floyd.  We have all read the reports on social media in disbelief as the disturbing details began to emerge, and with heavy hearts we have watched the outcry that

Celebrating Filipino, Italian & Portuguese Heritage Month

June is Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Heritage Month in Canada. This month is an opportunity to honour and celebrate the contributions of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Canadians to the social, economic, political and cultural life of our country. Canada is home to many people of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese descent. These communities add to the

National AccessAbility Week – May 31 – June 6, 2020

May 31 to June 6, 2020 is National AccessAbility Week in Canada.​ National AccessAbility Week​ is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities. This week, we also recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that work to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion. At the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB),

June1-5 Announcements

This Week’s Announcements: Here we are at the end of week 8 of Distance Learning! Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times and for reaching out to me via email with your questions. The staff and I truly miss our students Thank you to Mrs. Pellegrino, Mrs. Ventura, Miss. Holding, and our

HRM Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

Please use the link below to access this year’s HRM Kindergarten Virtual Orientation which will also be directly sent out this upcoming week to all future HRM families who are starting in September. Special thanks to our amazing Kindergarten team and Mrs. Ventura for all their hard work in creating this. https://youtu.be/UtuRruDIB_Q

May24-29 Announcements

This Week’s Announcements: Thank you for your continued patience as we work together with Public Health, The Ministry of Education and the Board to devise a plan in which access to the building will be permitted to retrieve student belongings. Please continue to monitor your email for further instructions. Praying the Rosary: Pope Francis calls

Praying the Rosary

Our Holy Father Pope Francis continues to encourage everyone to pray the Rosary each day during the month of May. As we enter the final week of May, let’s end the month with prayers and present our intentions to God. Please find the following  link to his message and of two beautiful prayers which can be

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until the End of the School Year

On May 19th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario for the remainder of the school year. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of this

May 18-22 Announcements

This Week’s Announcements: Thank you for your continued support as we wrap up the 6th week of Distance Learning. Monday May 18th is Victoria Day ~ Please enjoy a wonderful long weekend with your family! Grade7 and 8 Trips refunds: We have received the refund from Camp Muskoka on Friday, therefore, the wonderful Mrs. Babin

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 Gwen Llewellyn who won the Student Award of Excellence & Cheyenne Ross who won the Spirit of Inclusion Award for Holy Rosary Catholic

Virtual Public Information Meeting #2 ~ Milton Boundary Review

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is currently undertaking a school boundary review involving all HCDSB schools in Milton. Between April 24th and May 4th we held our first Virtual Public Information Meeting to share some possible options being considered by the School Boundary Review Committee. The feedback gathered from the first Virtual PIM will be shared with the

May10-15 Announcements

Thank you for all of your support during Catholic Education Week, special thanks for your contribution to the Staff Appreciation Video, we truly appreciate you! Thank you to all of the HRM staff for also contributing to Catholic Education Week, your great work truly highlighted the significance and importance of Catholic Education in our lives.

“Staff Appreciation Day 2020” Video

Please view the link provided to access the “Appreciation Video” created as a tribute to our staff, on behalf of our parent community, to celebrate this year’s “Staff Appreciation Day”. The video captures the many pictures and messages of thanks shared by our families, expressing their gratitude and appreciation for the dedication and the impact

Staff Appreciation Day – May 8, 2020

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 8, 2020! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4800 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

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

Weekly Updates

Good Morning HRM Parents and Guardians, We will continue to send all the weekly updates on Sunday Mornings directly to your email as it has been the new trend since March 13. However, we will also post only the announcements in this section to allow for easy access. We hope that you find this helpful.

“Lean on Us” Video by HRM Staff

Please view the link provided to access “Lean on Us” video by our amazing HRM staff. We dedicated this video on World Day of Gratitude to all the frontline and essential workers for all that they do, and we also dedicate it to our wonderful Mrs. Martins asking her to “lean on us” during this

A Message from the Wonderful HRM Staff

Please use the link provided to access the video message from our wonderful HRM staff- Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

May4-8 Announcements

Thank you to all our families for your patience and commitment to “Distance Learning”. We know it can be challenging but please know we are all in this together! Thank you to all our staff for your dedication and commitment to our students and our families! As we come to the end of week five

Mental Health Week 2020 ~ Practicing Self-Care

May 4-10, 2020 is the designated Mental Health Week in Canada, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about mental health. While supporting mental health is always a priority for us, this year Mental Health Week takes on a special significance in light of the current COVID-19

Igniting Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 3 to May 8, 2020, 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 Igniting Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to spread

You’re Invited to OAPCE’s Virtual Parent Summit!

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) is holding a Virtual Parent Summit on Saturday, May 9, 2020! The event will engage the community, advocate, and enhance Catholic Education in Ontario. Guest speakers include Sara Westbrook, Robert Gallo, Paul Davis and Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. All parents with children attending a Catholic school in Ontario are welcome to participate

All Schools Will Remain CLOSED Until At Least May 31, 2020

On April 26th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until at least May 31, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of

An Easter Message from the Chair of our Board

To Our HCDSB family,  As Catholics, Holy Week is a marked time of renewal and hope, typically pronounced by the physical church as a visible social institution where our clergy are able to tend to us. During these unprecedented times of a pandemic which has led to schools and churches being closed, social distancing, isolation from family, friends and co-workers, our priests are having to find new ways to connect so that we may

Holy Week at Home

Families are invited to participate in the rituals and spirit of Holy Week at home. View the following Holy Week at Home resources for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Part 1 of Kindergarten Registration Available Online!

Although schools are closed, we are still accepting Kindergarten registrations online! When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September, 2020, your child must be four years old by December 31, 2020. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December

Access to Student Learning Platforms

At HCDSB, we support the use of the following online learning platforms:  D2L Google for Education Microsoft Office 365​​ Your child’s teacher will use one of the above platforms to provide instruction. Visit the website links above to access your child’s online learning and for more information about each platform. If your child needs assistance

Televised Sunday Mass with Bishop Crosby

Each week, the Diocese of Hamilton will be televising Sunday Mass live from the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Tune in live each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on Cable 14 or watch the rerun at 1:00 p.m. on CHCH TV. For more information about televised Masses, and to see a list of online Mass

Updated: Food & Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most. Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register. For more information about additional food services and

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until Friday, May 1, 2020

On March 31st, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until Friday, May 1, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of this

Food Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most. Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register. For more information

Digital Learning Resources

The following are links to a variety of digital resources for students and families to access during this period of school closure due to COVID-19. These resources are not intended to replace the curriculum which students would have been receiving if they had been back in school. They are intended to help keep students engaged as

OAPCE Parent Summit & Annual General Meeting – Postponed

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education’s (OAPCE) Parent Summit and Annual General Meeting originally scheduled on Saturday, May 2, 2020 has been POSTPONED to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Co-hosted by the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, the meeting will serve as

Learning Resources Released by Ministry of Education

On Friday, March 20th, the Ministry of Education released the first phase of the Learn at Home resources to support student learning during this school closure due to COVID-19. They are designed as supplementary resources to help students practice math and literacy skills during the upcoming two-week school closure period.   The Learn at Home resources are available at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home.

Letter to Parents from Minister of Education

On March 22, 2020, the Minister of Education shared a letter with Ontario parents and guardians. Read the letter from Minister Lecce here.​  In his letter, Minister Lecce notes that while at this time the school closures are in effect until April 6, 2020, the Ministry is preparing in the event that the closures need to be

Learning Resources Released by Ministry of Education

On Friday, March 20th, the Ministry of Education released the first phase of the Learn at Home resources to support student learning during this school closure due to COVID-19. They are designed as supplementary resources to help students practice math and literacy skills during the upcoming two-week school closure period.   The Learn at Home resources are available at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home.

HRM Weekly Update- March13

“I am certain in my heart that all that I am, I have received from God.” ~ St. Patrick Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you for your continued support throughout this Lenten season as we are collecting backpacks for displaced Christian children in refugee camps. Providing such necessities along with a note or a

OECTA Reaches Tentative Collective Agreement

We have received notice that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) and the Government of Ontario reached a tentative collective agreement. As OECTA represents all elementary and secondary teachers in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB), this means that all job action (withdrawal of services) has been suspended. Thank you for your patience and understanding

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