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Update #9: Update! All HCDSB Schools will be OPEN to Students on Tues., February 25, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that the potential one-day, full withdrawal of services (walkout) in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 has been CANCELLED. All HCDSB schools will be OPEN to students on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. OECTA has announced that the series of rotating strikes across the province

Update #8: OECTA Announces Potential Walkout – Tuesday, February 25​

It was announced today that OECTA will move to a series of rotating strikes across the province next week, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then. This means that OECTA will potentially hold a one-day, full withdrawal of services in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, unless a strike is averted. OECTA represents all of our

Weekly Update: February 17-21

Weekly Update: February 17-21 Thank you for another great week at OLF. We hope that you can enjoy some quality family time on Family Day on Monday. We look forward to another great week at OLF. IREADCANADIAN I Read Canadian Day is a new nationwide initiative that celebrates the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian

Update #7: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Fri., February 21, 2020

It was announced today that on Friday, February 21, 2020 all elementary and secondary teachers, as well as many education workers across the province, will participate in a one-day walkout. This walkout will include members of the following four education unions in Ontario: Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO); Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Weekly Update: February 10-14

Weekly Update: February 10-14 Thank you for another great week at OLF. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Help the Homeless Initiative Two of our students Erin and Emily have begun an initiative for the homeless. They presented their initiative to the school last week. They are collecting milk bags for an

Celebrating Our Catholic School Graduates!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the HCDSB Alumni Award – and we’re looking for nominations! About the Award  The HCDSB Alumni Award has been created as part of the board’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, to recognize the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs). Beginning this year, and

Weekly Update: February 3-7

Weekly Update: February 3-7 Hard to believe that we are through January and we now begin February. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Help the Homeless Initiative Two of our students Erin and Emily have begun an initiative for the homeless. They presented their initiative to the school last week. They are

Update #6: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Tues., February 4, 2020​

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. As OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers, a full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms. This poses significant

Weekly Update: January 27-31

Weekly Update: January 27-31 We had a very busy but great week this past week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Pink Shirt Sales Beginning on Tuesday, January 28th, and to align with our Safe Schools Plan and promote Diversity and Inclusion, our Pink T-shirt sales will be a visual reminder to

Potential French Immersion Expansion & Boundary Changes

At the January 21st Board Meeting, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) Board of Trustees considered a motion to expand the French Immersion Program beginning in the 2020-21 school year. Trustees deferred making a decision until the February 18, 2020 Board Meeting, in order to allow time to share this information with all parents who

Weekly Update: January 20-24

Weekly Update: January 20-24 We had another great week this past week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Teacher Job Action Labour Negotiations Update Our school will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 as a result of the recent announcement by OECTA of a province-wide, one-day full withdrawal of

Update #5: All HCDSB Schools CLOSED to Students on Tues. January 21, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the Ontario Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, gave notice that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services (strike) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. As OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers, a full withdrawal of services would mean that

We Are Excited to Welcome Your Child to 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

Update #4: OECTA Announces One-Day Strike on Tues. Jan 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers in Ontario, announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. We are currently gathering information and will follow up with parents and guardians as soon as we have more to share. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Weekly Update: January 13-17

Weekly Update: January 13-17 We had a great first week back from the holidays this past week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. New Crossing Guards Beginning this past Monday, January 6th, you may have noticed a new crossing guard located at Yates and Symons Crossing as well as Yates and Lott

UPDATE: OECTA Job Action Proceeds – All Schools Will Remain OPEN Jan. 13

We were notified yesterday afternoon that the provincial negotiations with OECTA were adjourned, with no further meeting dates scheduled at this time. As a result, OECTA is moving ahead with the job action across the province, beginning Monday, January 13, 2020. All schools will remain OPEN, teachers will report to work, and student instruction will

All Schools Will Remain OPEN on Jan. 13 if OECTA Job Action Proceeds

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, will begin ‘job action’ as of Monday, January 13, 2020, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then. All schools will remain OPEN and student instruction will continue in our classrooms during this period of job action.

We Are Excited to Welcome Your Child to 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

School Uniform Provider ~ We Want Your Feedback!

The Halton Catholic District School Board’s (HCDSB) current contract with the sole uniform provider for our schools is expiring on December 31, 2020. Before moving ahead, we are seeking feedback from parents, students and staff on the desired characteristics of our next school uniform provider. This consultation is not intended to solicit comments that are

Weekly Update: January 6-10

Weekly Update: January 6-10 We hope that all our OLF families had a blessed Christmas and we wish you a wonderful 2020. We welcome you back to continue our school year. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Epiphany Liturgy Our Grade 4 classes will be leading an Epiphany Liturgy at the school

Calling for Parent Volunteers to Sit on the Milton Secondary School Boundary Review!

At a recent Board Meeting, Trustees approved a motion to proceed with a Milton Secondary School Boundary Review that will involve all Catholic schools in Milton. Why Do We Need a School Boundary Review in Milton? The Halton Catholic District School Board has submitted an application to the Ministry of Education for funding to build

HCDSB Schools NOT Affected by OSSTF Walk-out on Dec. 18/19

Our HCDSB schools are NOT affected by the potential OSSTF job action on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. None of our HCDSB staff are members of OSSTF. All ​​​HCDSB schools will be OPEN and school buses will be running, as scheduled.   At this time there is no pending labour disruption in our school board. If anything

Weekly Update: December 16-20

Weekly Update: December 16-20 As we begin the third week of Advent, the third Sunday is called Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday. On this day we celebrate that our wait for the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day is almost over. Rose is a liturgical colour that is used to signify joy, so we light the single

Weekly Update: December 9-13

Weekly Update: December 9-13 As we begin the second week of Advent, the week of peace. Jesus must be reborn in our heart, during this season of Advent, and every day of our lives, bringing us love, kindness, mercy, forgiveness and the spirit of humble service. We look forward to another great week at OLF.

OSSTF Job Action WILL NOT IMPACT HCDSB Schools

You may have recently read or seen in the news about the potential strike by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which may take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. We are posting this message to let you know that schools and workplaces in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) are NOT affected by

Weekly Update: December 2-6

Weekly Update: December 2-6 As we begin the season of Advent, may this season remind you of the hope, joy, peace and love found in Christ. (Romans 15:13) We look forward to another great week at OLF. Extended French Program Any parents who have registered their child for the Extended French program, please remember to

Weekly Update: November 25-29

Weekly Update: November 25-29 Thank you for attending our interviews last Thursday and Friday. It was wonderful to see so many student-led conferences. We have a lot going on this week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Progress Reports If you have not done so already, please complete the parent portion of

We’re Celebrating 50 Years of Catholic Education at HCDSB!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Halton Catholic District School Board, and we are celebrating! Our school district was born in 1969, when the Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville school boards came together to form the Halton County Roman Catholic Separate School Board. At the time of amalgamation, we had

Weekly Update: November 18-22

Weekly Update: November 18-22 Thank you for another great week this past week. We have a lot going on this week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences We will be holding these interviews at the school on Thursday, November 21st from 3:10 – 9:00 pm and Friday, November 22nd from

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2019

The third week in November is the designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. From November 17-23, 2019, 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

Weekly Update: November 11-15

Weekly Update: November 11-15 We wish you a blessed Remembrance Day. Thank you for another great week this past week. We have a lot going on this week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Remembrance Day Liturgy Our grade 6 classes will be leading our Remembrance Day Liturgy at the school on

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from November 8 through December 2, 2019. Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas,

HCDSB Recognizes Indigenous Awareness Month

November is the designated Indigenous Awareness Month at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB). This month, and throughout the school year, students and staff will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. Indigenous Awareness Month is an opportunity to honour and recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and strength of present-day

Weekly Update: November 4-8

Weekly Update: November 4-8 We hope everyone enjoyed their extra hour of sleep this weekend. Thank you for a great week this past week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Halloween DanceAThon Our Halloween Dance-A-thon was another great success. We congratulate all of our prize winners, including individual winners and class winners.

Weekly Update: October 28 – November 1

Weekly Update: October 28 – November 1 Thank you for a great week this past week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Halloween DanceAThon We will continue the tradition of the Halloween DanceAThon on Thursday, October 31st. Envelopes for donations are due back by the 31st. Top tickets sellers can win some

Weekly Update: October 21-25

Weekly Update: October 21-25 We hope that you enjoyed the sun and warmth that we were blessed with this weekend. Thank you for a great week this past week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Halloween DanceAThon We will continue the tradition of the Halloween DanceAThon on Thursday, October 31st. Envelopes for

Registration for Extended French Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that Our Lady of Fatima 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: October 14-18

Weekly Update: October 14-18 We hope that you are enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend with family. Thank you for a great week this past week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Weather Unfortunately the weather is starting to get colder.  Mornings are quite cool, please remember to dress or pack your child with

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: October 7-11

Weekly Update: October 7-11 We apologize for the late update as we continue to wait on the negotiations of many staff at the school. Thank you to for a great week this past week. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Food Drive We continue to collect non-perishable food donations for our Annual

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

Weekly Update – September 30-October 4

Weekly Update: September 30-October 4 Thank you to for a great first month of the school year. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Orange Shirt Day On Orange Shirt Day, marked every year on September 30th, we recognize the harm residential schools did to children’s self esteem and well-being. This day also

Weekly Update – September 23-27

Weekly Update: September 23-27 Thank you for another great week at OLF.  We continue to have a lot of different activities at the school and encourage you to follow @olfmilton on Twitter for many of those great activities. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Yard Supervision Supervision begins at 8:05 am. For

Weekly Update – September 16-20

Weekly Update: September 16-20 Thank you to everyone who participated in our Welcome Back BBQ and Curriculum Night. It was so nice to see so many people. We look forward to another great week at OLF. Yard Supervision Supervision begins at 8:05 am. For the safety of your children we request that your child NOT

Weekly Update: September 9-13

Weekly Update: September 9-13   Thank you all for a wonderful first week at school. We have all managed to adjust to the return to school and hopefully the weekend has recharged us for another great week. This update will help to clarify some routines and procedures and keep parents in the loop of all

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