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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

November 18 – 22 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… “Warms Heads, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” The staff and students at OLV will be participating in the social justice initiative “Warm Heads, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” starting on Monday, November 18 until Monday, December 2, 2019.  Students will be collecting new hats, gloves and mittens for the Halton Woman’s Place. Last

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

November 11 – 15 Weekly Update

Highlights for this Week… Dressing Warmly for the Weather The chilly days of November are upon us! Please ensure the students are dressed appropriately for the weather with a hat, gloves or mittens, scarf, and a coat to keep warm. Unless it is raining, students will be going outside for fresh air and exercise and

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

Spirit Day: Wear Red to Support TFC!

Spirit Day, Friday November 8, 2019 Friday November 8th will be a civvies/spirit day to support Toronto FC. They will be representing us in the championship this Sunday. Let’s wear red on Friday and cheer them on as they go for their 2nd Championship Win! This Friday wear red to support TFC, And cheer them

November 4 – 8 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Dressing Warmly for the Weather The chilly days of November are upon us! Please ensure the students are dressed appropriately for the weather with a hat, gloves or mittens, scarf, and a coat to keep warm. Unless it is raining, students will be going outside for fresh air and exercise and

PJ Day! The Day After Halloween

CIVVIES Day – PJ Day! After a night out Trick or Treating for Halloween on Thursday, October 31, OLV students will continue the tradition of having a PJ Day on the next day after Halloween. This Friday, November 1, 2019 is a school wide PJ Day for all students. The opportunity to wear your comfy

Oct 28 – Nov 1 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… HALLOWEEN DPA DANCE SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 Parents are welcome to drop by to watch the Costume Parade and to join in the DPA Dance at their child(ren)’s scheduled time in the gym. As a reminder, your OLV Catholic School Council will be hosting a different event as the major

October 21 – 25 Weekly Up Date

Highlights for this week… Reminders – Kiss ‘n’ Ride and Parking Lot Safety Thank you to all the parents who have provided feedback and support for the smooth flow of the Kiss ‘n’ Ride lane and parking lot safety for all students. Your input is heard, valuable and appreciated by the staff and the members

October 14 – 18 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… OLV Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive On behalf of the charity Food for Life, thank you for your generous donations of non-perishable food items to provide for the needs of our community and neigbours. Your generosity and the students’ enthusiasm embodies the spirit that makes Our Lady of Victory School such a

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

Oct 7 – 11 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Labour Negotiations Please go to the HCDSB website for the most up-to-date information: https://www.hcdsb.org/News/Labour-Negotiations/Pages/Labour-Updates.aspx Thanksgiving Food Drive Please donate non-perishable items to the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive which runs until Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Watch for notices in the student agenda or via social media channels for items that are in

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

Sept 30 – Oct 4 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Thank you! Huge Parent Turnout! Thank you to all the parents and family members who came to the OLV Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 26, 2019. A big thank you to the parents who signed up to volunteer this year and to the parents who continue to share your time and

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 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

Sept 23 – 27 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Lunch Programs For the families who signed up and paid for lunch programs – pizza, milk, and Lunch Pails – the programs start this week. The first Pizza day is on Tuesday, September 24 and Lunch Pails is on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Milk is delivered to classrooms everyday. Curriculum Night

Sept 16 – 20 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… P.A. Day Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 The OLV Staff will spend the P.A. Day examining student achievement data from multiple sources, including the results of EQAO provincial assessments in reading, writing and mathematics over time. The goals of the morning session are twofold: 1) to analyze trends and 2) to identify

Sept 9 – 13 Weekly Update

Highlights Our Lady of Victory Staff list 2019 – 2020 It’s my pleasure to be the Principal at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School. Welcome to new and returning families! Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Mrs. Boyle, our new school secretary. Mrs. Boyle is an experienced school secretary and longtime colleague

Reporting Your Child’s Absence with SafeArrival

Our school offers an automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, provided through SchoolMessenger®. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app by logging into the SchoolMessenger® web site by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line at 1-844-445-4505 Click on the FAQ for more

Welcome Back! First Day of School Sept 3rd

Welcome to the beginning of another school year! I hope that all of you had an enjoyable and relaxing summer with your family. I look forward the year ahead in partnership with Home, School and the Parish to continue the wonderful work being done at Our Lady of Victory School. Your participation and partnership in

End of School Year Message and Information for Sept. 2019

To OLV Parent Community: I cannot thank you enough for the warm welcome you have given me.  I have enjoyed my stay at OLV so much and it is because of your  children and the community spirit you have at this school. The Staff of OLV wish each and everyone of you a Safe, Happy

Grade 8 Graduation Information

June 20, 2019  I have been made aware that some parents did not receive this letter.  Please accept my apologies as I know how important it is to plan.  Dear Parents/Guardians:  It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is here and that your son/daughter is about to graduate from a school

June 24 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Year End BBQ The students and staff of OLV would like to thank your CSC for a wonderful BBQ.  Andrea B., Brendan S.,  Kate S.,  Connie M., Jen S., Deborah B.,  Nicole T.  as well as the chair of the CSC Alissa B.  Your time effort and commitment to the school

June 16 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Year End BBQ Your Catholic School Council has been hard at work to organize the year end BBQ.  The BBQ takes place on June 20th from 5-7pm.  A hard copy of the flyer was sent home and the purchase of a meal(s) can be bought on Cash on line for $7.00

Let Us Know What You Think!

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021, provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that shape us as a school board – who we are, what we do, and why we do it. As the third year of this multi-year strategic plan

May 31 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Activities and Events Please check the calendar on the website to ensure that you are up to date concerning June activities as it is a very busy month. Congratulations to the Softball Team who came in 3rd at the Queen of Heaven Softball Tournament; Colouring Club at lunchtime on Tuesdays and

May 27 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Where did the week go?  WOW!!! Activities and Events Thursday May 30  Spirit Day – RED and BLACK and WHITE to honour and support the RAPTORS!  Gooooooooo Raptors! Colouring Club at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays Ice Dawg sales for $2 on Wednesdays at lunchtime Tickets for the School Play Seussical

May 20 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… City TV “Athletes of the Week”  Thank you to Mrs. K. Barnes, Assistant Basketball Coach with Mr. Wong, who contacted Rick Campanelli of City TV News to share the story of OLV’s Basketball team. The OLV Basketball team will be featured on a news cast on City TV as the “Athletes

May 13 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Thank You! The Annual Grandparents’ Tea was a huge success thanks to the dedication of members of the OLV School Council and to parent volunteers who gave their time to organize, set up, and run the event. A special thank you to Alissa Bartlett, Deborah Bernardino, Christine Irwin, Jen Squires, Martyna

Staff Appreciation Day – May 10, 2019

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 10, 2019! A day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4600 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students and families. A

May 6 Weekly Update

Catholic Education Week “Living as Joyful Disciples” “Catholic schools are communities of accompaniment where the story of our salvation is known and shared, offering the encouragement that comes from knowing Jesus walks with us.”                                           

ABA for All Bonanza!

The Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA for All Bonanza event running for one entire day in our school on May 24, 2019.  This event will showcase what we do in education to support the use of ABA Methodology, highlighting the collaboration of multiple disciplines (Behaviour Analysts, Itinerants, Child and Youth Counselors,

HCDSB Celebrates Catholic Education Week!

HCDSB will be joining school boards across the province to celebrate Catholic Education Week from May 5 through May 10, 2019! Throughout the week, students, staff, parents and members of our community will participate in a variety of events and activities that showcase the importance of our Catholic schools. This year’s theme, ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’,

April 29 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Student Awards of Excellence at Holy Trinity School Every year an intermediate student from each elementary school receives recognition from the Halton Catholic District School Board for academic excellence. This year the recipient for Our Lady of Victory School is Jenna P. in Mrs. Chiappino’s class. Jenna will be celebrating the

You’re invited to the INSPIRE AccessAbility Showcase!

We are thrilled to announce that HCDSB is hosting this year’s INSPIRE AccessAbility Showcase​. DATE:             Saturday, May 4, 2019 ​TIME:              11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. WHERE:         Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School                         1145 Bronte Street South, Milton The showcase features profit, non-profit

April 23 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Kindergarten On Wednesday, April 24 the JK/SK students in Room 14 are “Going to the Superstore” for a cooking lesson. JK/SK students in Room 13 are going on Thursday, April 25. Parents new to Kindergarten are invited to the Kindergarten Parent Orientation at 5:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons at Our

April 15 – 19 Weekly Update

Highlights for Holy Week… Social Justice – Easter Life Essentials Drive The Kindergarten and Grade 8 students are leading the Easter social justice initiative called the Life Essentials Drive to collect toiletries, diapers, paper products, cleaning supplies, and other personal and household items for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  A letter went home to

April 8 – 12 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Welcome back! Mrs. Osti is expected back in the office on Monday, April 8, 2019. Mrs. Pipe, our Child and Youth Counselor, returns to work on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Canada’s Largest Egg Hunt On Thursday, April 11, 2019 the K to 8 students at OLV will participate in an Egg

April 1-5 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week OLV Catholic School Council Meeting The OLV School Council is meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. Items on the agenda include updates for planning community building events such as the Annual Grandparents’ Tea and the year-end BBQ. The agenda will also include a discussion

March 25-29 Weekly Update

UPDATES:  The students and staff of OLV would like to welcome back Mrs. Morrissey from her leave.  I would personally like to thank the students and staff for making my stay at OLV such a wonderful experience.  Thank you! Seussical Jr.  Due to scheduling concerns the musical Seussical will be presented on Tuesday June 4. 

There’s Still Time to Register for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! We’re excited to let you know that registration is ongoing ~ there’s still time to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program to engage early learners through different kinds of play, and

SEA Technology Showcase Evenings!

We are excited to let you know that the Halton Catholic District School Board will be holding two upcoming information evenings about Special Education Assistive (SEA) Technology to enhance student learning! These information evenings are open to all parents, students and staff, and to those that currently use or may benefit from using SEA Technology:

Weekly Update March 4-8

Highlights for this week… OLV School Council – Call for Sub Committee Members Your Catholic School Council met on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to begin planning the upcoming OLV Parent events. The first priority is to begin planning and sourcing donations for the Year-end BBQ and we need your help. If you are interested in helping

Wed. Feb. 27/19: SNOW DAY – All Schools are CLOSED

All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED Wednesday, February 27​, 2019: Due to the inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions in today’s forecast, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *All Community Use of Schools permits are CANCELLED. 

February 25 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week…   Thank you for the warm welcome to the OLV community.  Your children and the staff have been a pleasure to work with.  Now that I am all set up with the board again, I will be able to communicate in a more timely manner.  Please stop by any time to

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