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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

The Countdown is on! Read-a-thon Updates

LET’S CELEBRATE READING!!!!  DRESS AS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK CHARACTER AND ENJOY A VISIT FROM AN AUTHOR AND WAIT TO SEE IF YOUR NAME IS DRAWN!!!! IT IS ALL COMING SOON! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020…OUR READ-A-THON WRAP UP!!! STUDENT TRACKING FORMS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020 TO GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS – ALL STUDENT RAFFLE TICKETS

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

Feb 17 – 21 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… OLVSC Major Fundraiser! 20 days – 20 Minutes – 2020 Our Major Fundraiser A 20/20/20 READ a THON will be taking place from February 5 – February 25! Help your student create a reading goal and to collect pledges from family and friends for their pledge sheet. All fundraising will go

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

Feb 10 – 14 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… OLVSC Major Fundraiser! 20 days – 20 Minutes – 2020 Our Major Fundraiser A 20/20/20 READ a THON will be taking place from February 5 – February 25! Help your student create a reading goal and to collect pledges from family and friends for their pledge sheet. All fundraising will go

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

Feb 3 – 7 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… OLVSC Major Fundraiser! 20 days – 20 Minutes – 2020 Indigo night on February 3 from 5-8pm is the kick off for our major fundraiser! 15% of sales will go towards our school fundraising goal. Please come out and support our school. Don’t forget to tell the cashier that you 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

January 27 – 31 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… OLVSC Major Fundraiser! 20 days – 20 Minutes – 2020 Indigo night on February 3 from 5-8pm is the kick off for our major fundraiser! 15% of sales will go towards our school fundraising goal. Please come out and support our school. Don’t forget to tell the cashier that you are

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

Jan 20 – 24 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… New to Kindergarten Advance Registrations Parents of Kindergarten students who will be starting school in September 2020 will have advance registrations on Tuesday, January 21 and on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The registration process begins online, then parents come to the school on those days with the required documentation to support

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.

Jan 13 – 17 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Welcome! Mrs. Dinning joined the OLV staff and Mrs. Pipe as a second Child Youth Counsellor (CYC) for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year. We are grateful for the additional Board funding to bring our CYC staff allocation to the equivalent of a fulltime position for our school.

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

Jan 6 – 10 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Happy New Year!!! The students return to school on Monday, January 6, 2020. Please extend a warm welcome to Mrs. Netzke from the YMCA after school program. Mrs. Netzke has been hired as a Lunchtime Supervisor. She is a wonderful addition to the supervision schedule over the lunch hour and she

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

December 16 – 20 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Candy Cane-grams Students can buy a candy cane and write a message for 50 cents at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. All proceeds will support student reading engagement at OLV. Fridays in December are Christmas Spirit Days! Friday, December 20 is Pajamas Day to kick off the Christmas Holidays. Friday, December

Dec 9 – 13 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Primary Christmas Celebration The Kindergarten to Grade 3 students will be performing a selection of hymns and telling the story of Christmas in a Christmas Celebration entitled “The Gift of Christmas” on Thursday, December 12, 2019. There will be two performances that day – the first at 10:00 a.m. and a

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

Dec 2 – 6 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… OLV Social Justice Initiatives: “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

November 25 – 29 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

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

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