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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

Lenten Initiatives

During this time of Lent, Our Lady of Peace is continuing our tradition of supporting others and bringing awareness to worthy causes in our community.  This year we will be participating in the following initiatives and inviting students to donate a twoonie to each cause. Friday, February 28 – Wear pink for anti-bullying awareness and

Weekly Update for February 24

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Porco’s Grade 6s Grade 8 Graduation Photos – Monday Our Grade 8s will be having their grad photos taken on the stage on Monday. Students are reminded to bring a white dress shirt and tie as well as their order forms and payment if they wish to order a composite photo. Labour

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 for February 17

Prayer Leaders: Mr. Barber’s Grade 7s Term 1 Reports Kindergarten – Grade 8 Home Wednesday All students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will be receiving their Term 1 Report Cards on Wednesday. The report card provides a great opportunity to celebrate what your child has learned and to help him or her set goals for

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

OLP Catholic School Council Movie Day!

Our OLP Catholic School Council invites you to a community movie day on Saturday, March 7! “Onward” and “Call of the Wild” will be screening in two theatres at Film.ca at 171 Speers Road at 10 am. Tickets and popcorn and drink combos are $8 each and are available through SchoolCashOnline or through a cheque

Weekly Update for February 10

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. DeFazio’s Grade 7s First Day for Term 2 Pizza Wednesday will be our first day for our Term 2 pizza order. Code of Conduct Assemblies Over the past two weeks, students in all divisions attended brief “Code of Conduct” assemblies to reivew our Catholic school community expectations. At OLP we speak about

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 for February 3

Prayer Leaders: Mr. Miljan’s Grade 8s Catholic School Council Meeting Monday Our next Catholic School Council Meeting will be on Monday, February 3 at 6:30 pm in the library. Parents are welcome to attend. Please see the website here for agendas and minutes from previous meetings: https://elem.hcdsb.org/ourladyofpeace/about-our-school-council/agenda-minutes/ Labour Negotiations Update Our school will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday,

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 for January 27

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Kozak’s Grade 8s Spirit Wear is In! If you ordered OLP Spirit Wear, your order should be coming home with your child today! While we know that children are excited to wear them, please remind them that the spirit wear sweatshirts are not part of our regular uniform. Students will be able

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

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Aquin & Mrs. Forrest’s Kindergarten Students New to Kindergarten Registrations for September 2020 Parents and guardians of students who will be entering Kindergarten in September 2020 are invited to register them here at the school on January 21 and 22. For more information about the requirements and process, please see the school

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 for January 13

Prayer Leaders: Ms. Marsh & Mrs. Higgins’ Kindergarten Students Catholic School Council Meeting Monday Our next Catholic School Council Meeting will be on Monday, January 13 at 6:30 pm in the library. Parents are welcome to attend. Agendas and minutes from previous minutes are posted on the school’s website here: https://elem.hcdsb.org/ourladyofpeace/about-our-school-council/agenda-minutes/ Auditions for the Spring

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 for January 6

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. McNeill & Mrs. Demelo’s Kindergarten Students Welcome Back! We hope that everyone had a happy and blessed Christmas and we are so looking forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday. Please help us to keep all students safe by contacting us promptly about any absences. As well, please remember to pack

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 for December 16

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Mitchell’s Grade 1s Thank You! We were thrilled to see so many visitors at our Joy Week Open House and Mass last Wednesday! Thank you to all of our Catholic School Council members and staff and student volunteers who worked so hard to make the event joyful. We would like to thank

Weekly Update for December 9

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. DeGuzman’s Grade 1s Dove Tree – Gift Collection Wednesday and Thursday During Advent we share our blessings with those less fortunate in our community by participating in the Dove Tree initiative. We are grateful for the many children and families who have chosen doves from the tree. On December 11 and 12,

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 for December 2

Prayer Leaders: Ms. Zador’s Grade 2s Dove Tree – Forms Due Tuesday During Advent we share our blessings with those less fortunate in our community by participating in the Dove Tree initiative. On December 4 and 5, interested students may choose a dove with a description of a particular gift from the tree. On December

Joy Week Open House!

On December 11, our Catholic School Council is inviting you to a Joy Week Open House here at the school from 3:30 – 5:30 pm! Families can enjoy some treats, make some crafts and visit with one another to celebrate the season. Then, at 7 pm, we will attend Mass at St. Michael’s where some

Celebrating Advent at OLP

December 2 – 6 will mark Joy Week, where the students will be engaged in craft activities including door decorating. Our intermediate students will be Caroling for Cans on December 4, and our Grade 7s will be leading us in our school Advent Liturgy on December 6 at 10:30 am. We will also be choosing

Weekly Update for November 25

Prayer Leaders: Mr. Amatiello’s Grade 2s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week Activities OLP joined schools and boards around the province last week in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors that contribute to safe, caring and inclusive schools. In addition to wearing pink last Tuesday, students participated in classroom presentations and activities, created

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 for November 18

Prayer Leaders: Ms. DiBlasio’s Grade 2s&3s Pink Day Tuesday As part of our participation in the provincial Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, we are asking students to wear pink to school on Tuesday to show solidarity with students who have experienced bullying and to raise awareness about how to make our school a safe and welcoming

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

Poinsettia Sale

This holiday season Catholic School Council will be hosting a Poinsettia Sale to raise funds for the school.  What a great way to kick off the holiday decorating season with these beautiful poinsettias! Several sizes are available to choose from and order forms went out this week to each family. Orders are due no later

Weekly Update for November 11

Prayer Leaders: Ms. Binkley’s Grade 3s Remembrance Day Liturgy Monday Our Grade 4s will be leading us in our Remembrance Day Liturgy on Monday at 10:45 am in the gym. Students involved in Scouting, Guiding, or Cadet programs may wear their uniforms to school on Monday instead of their regular school uniforms. Guests are welcome

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 for Nov 4

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Williams’ Grade 3s Catholic School Council Meeting Monday Our next Catholic School Council meeting takes place on Monday, November 4 in the school library at 6:30 pm. All members of our school community are welcome. Gr 7 Confirmation Please keep our Grade 7s and their sponsors, families, and teachers in your prayers

Hallowe’en Dance-A-Thon!

Our students will be participating in our Hallowe’en Dance-A-Thon! This day will provide everyone with the opportunity to dance, exercise, have fun and raise money to support our student activities. Students will dance to music provided by our disc jockey according to the set schedule that will be shared on Monday. Students may wear Hallowe’en costumes that do

Weekly Update for October 28

Prayer Leaders: Ms. Pacheco’s Grade 4s Gr 7 Enrollment Mass Please keep our Grade 7s and their sponsors, families, and teachers in your prayers this weekend. As part of their preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, they will be participating in the Enrollment Mass on Sunday, October 27 at St. Michael at 9 am.

Weekly Update for October 21

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Marinic’s Grade 4s Thank you for your generosity! Our students and families have been very generous to our charitable causes this year. To date, we have: raised $686 for the Bahamian Red Cross for relief from Hurricane Dorian collected over $1200 worth of food for Halton Food4Kids Thank you! We will also

Registration for Extended French Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that Our Lady of Peace 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 for October 14

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Gomes’ Grade 5s Thank you for supporting our Thanksgiving Food Drive! Many children and their families will have a happier Thanksgiving due to your generous donations to our food drive for Food4Kids – thank you! No school Friday or Monday Please remember that Friday, October 11 is a scheduled PD Day. Staff will

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 for October 7

Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Smith/Mme De Pol Grade 5s Thank you for supporting the Terry Fox Walk! Thank you for your generosity in supporting the students in the Terry Fox walk, and thank you too to the parent and guardian volunteers who made it possible. First Pizza Day POSTPONED & Call for Volunteers Our first pizza

Important Update: If CUPE Strike Proceeds, All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students

In the event of a full withdrawal of services by CUPE, schools will be closed to students on Monday, October 7th, and for the duration of the strike.​ ​ We regret that this decision will pose some challenges for parents and guardians who may have to find childcare arrangements, however closing schools is the only way

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

HCDSB Celebrates 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! This month, HCDSB recognizes the dynamic

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