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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

February 20/19: All HCAA Games & Practices CANCELLED

February 20, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic Athletic Association (HCAA) games and practices scheduled for today have been CANCELLED. For more information, please visit: www.hcaa.ca​.

February 19 Weekly Update

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

February 15, 2019 – P.A. Day

Please be advised that there will be no classes for HCDSB students on February 15, 2019.  The Education Act provided by the Ministry of Education requires each school Board to establish a School Year Calendar, identifying instructional days, professional activity (P.A.) days and holidays for each school year. Regulation 304, “School Year Calendar, Professional Activity

All ​Schools OPEN – Transportation CANCELLED

 Feb 13/19 – 6:00 A.M.: All Halton Catholic District School Board schools are OPEN, but transportation to and from school is CANCELLED in all zones. 

Tues. Feb. 12/19: SNOW DAY – All Schools are CLOSED

Tuesday, February 12​, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled.

February 11 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Practice Lock Down Drill On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., Cst. Rob del Villar, the community liaison officer with Halton Regional Police Services, will be at the school to practice a Lock Down drill with all classes as part of routine emergency planning. The staff have been reviewing the drills

Feb 6/19 – All Schools Closed – All Transportation Cancelled

All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *NOTE: All Community Use of School permits are CANCELLED for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 due to inclement weather. 

Feb 6/19 – Inclement Weather Update

Due to recent inclement weather reports for Wednesday, February 6, 2019, we are reminding all HCDSB families to please check HCDSB’s website or Twitter @HCDSB on Wednesday morning for transportation updates and potential cancellations or closures. We make every effort to post this information by 6:30 a.m.   In the event that the decision is made to close schools, parents

February 4 Weekly Up-date

February Calendar Reminders… Grade 8 Grad photos on Tuesday morning, February 5 – Details went home to parents through School Messenger and Class Dojo Catholic School Council meeting on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. – Interested parents are welcome to attend! Kindergarten 100th Day Celebration on Thursday, February 7 – Please review the parent communication

February 2019 Calendar

For your convenience, a copy of the February Calendar was emailed and is enclosed here: February 2019 CalendarREVISED

January 28, 2019 Weekly Up-date

It has been a busy two weeks with the new Junior Kindergarten registrations. Thank you to Mrs. Osti for all her hard work and organizational skills to register our new students and families at OLV School for September. We look forward to welcoming parents new to Kindergarten at the Parent Orientation Evening on Thursday, April

Jan 29/19 – All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED

Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *NOTE: All Community Use of Schools permits are CANCELLED for Tuesday, January 29, 2019 due to inclement weather.

January 2019 Calendar

For your convenience, the January calendar was emailed and is also posted here. January calendar 2019 Updated

JAN 16/19: Potential bus delays due to road conditions

UPDATE Jan 16/19: Attention parents and students! Slippery conditions on some side roads in rural HALTON HILLS & MILTON this morning. BUSES MAY BE DELAYED. Please check for bus delays at haltonbus.ca

January 14 Weekly Up-date

The highlights for this week include the start of programs and presentations with the support of our community partners and our dedicated OLV staff. Students in grades 7 and 8 will hear presentations from Halton Women’s Place to learn skills to build healthy relationships, prevent violence, and to keep safe online and in the community.

January 7 Weekly up-date

Happy New Year and welcome back! On behalf of the staff, thank you for your generosity and support for the various social justice projects and charitable donations to help the less fortunate families and members of the OLV and Holy Rosary Parish during the Christmas season. Also, thank you for your kind words and gifts

Merry Christmas!

A huge thank you to the OLV School Council and volunteers – Alissa Bartlett, Andrea Bagley, Connie and Chris Meade, Jen Squires, Debra Bernardino, Dulce Bernardino, Kate Smyth, Melanie Price, Nicole Tomaino, Diana Tyrrell, Sarah Hall, and Luisa Osti – for a successful family event, An Evening at the North Pole on Thursday, December 20.The

December 17 Weekly Up-date

As we get ready to wrap up 2018, we have a few important reminders for the next two school days. Thursday, December 20th The Catholic School Council will be hosting “An Evening at the North Pole”. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. As you arrive, your family will be given a map. You will follow

December 10 Weekly Up-date

Thank you to the Grade 8 students who led the whole school in the Advent liturgy this week to mark the second Sunday of Advent. Our third Sunday of Advent liturgy is on Monday, December 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the gym and will be led by the students in Grades 1 and 2 in

Boil Water Advisory is Lifted!

The Boil Water Advisory issued for parts of Milton on Friday has been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Test results have confirmed that the water is safe to drink. More information is available on the Region’s website.

Boil Water Advisory – School is Open on Monday!

The Boil Water Advisory in Milton issued by the Medical Officer of Health cont inues to be in effect in our area as a result of a watermain break. Our school will be open tomorrow, Monday, December 10, 2018. We will be providing bottled water for our students and staff beginning Monday morning and until

Boil Water Advisory in Milton

Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a Boil Water Advisory for an area in Milton as a result of a watermain break. Our school is within this area. The Boil Water Advisory is in effect until at least Monday, December 10, 2018. Click here for more information. Our Board’s Facility Management Services staff

December 3 Weekly Up-date

The students in Grades 1 to 8 celebrated Advent Mass at Holy Rosary Church today. It was a beautiful celebration of the first Sunday of Advent led by students from Mr. Callaghan and Mrs. Pilozzi’s classrooms and the OLV choir under Mme. Moreau. The students were exceptionally well-behaved and reverent during Mass. We are very

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