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School Update – Week of December 9, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of December 9, 2019 Dear Parents, Thank you to all our families who joined us for our Advent Craft and Family Advent Mass at Holy Cross Church last week! Special thanks to Father Dave for celebrating Mass and to our CSC members for organizing the craft for our families!

Pilgrimage of the Cross – Arriving soon at St. Brigid School!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Halton Catholic District School Board.  ​The 50th Anniversary was officially launched at the Regular Board Meeting on November 19th, with the unveiling of the Pilgrimage of the Cross, which was then transported to the starting point of the journey, beginning at Christ the King

Advent and Christmas 2019

As we prepare to enter into the wondrous, miraculous Advent journey, we are reminded that we are all called to patience, perseverance and prayer at many times in our lives.  This is a time when we find ourselves turning to the comfort and security of familiar routines, places and people.  For many, this is 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

School Update – Week of December 2, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of December 2, 2019 Dear Parents, Advent is a season of joyful preparation for the Birth of Christ at Christmas. Advent is a season of hope and of longing, of joyful expectation. In the words of Pope Francis, “Advent is the time to welcome the Lord who comes to

School Update – Week of November 25, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of November 25, 2019 Dear Parents, Thank you for your participation in student-led conferences this week. We know that when students, parents and educators work together, student achievement and well-being is enhanced! We look forward to continued communication and collaboration throughout the school year. Thanks to all our parents

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

School Update – Week of November 18, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of November 18, 2019 Dear Parents, On Monday we gathered for our Remembrance Day Assembly led by the Grade 5 classes. Thank you so much for your overwhelming contributions to our Dr. Simone’s Candy Drive. Together we collected 509lbs of candy for children in need.  If there is anyone

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

Pediculosis (Head Lice) Management

Dear parents/guardians, Please see the attached parent/guardian information package on Pediculosis (Head Lice) Management. Pediculosis (Head Lice) Parent Guardian Package You can also view the full policy here VI-13 Pediculosis (Head Lice) Management Some other useful links are  Head Lice – Information for Parents  and Head Lice in Schools. Please remember to call the office if

School Update – Week of November 11, 2019

  St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of November 11th, 2019 Dear Parents, Thank you so much for your overwhelming contributions to our Dr. Simone’s Candy Drive. Mrs. Rutherford and her students are packaging all the donations and determining a final donation total. We will keep you posted! St. Brigid will host our annual Book

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

School Update – Week of November 4, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of November 4, 2019 Dear Parents, Our Gospel Value for the month of November is RESPECT. God wants us to treat all people with the respect they deserve. Everyone has a right to go to school free of gossip, name-calling, and put-downs. A respectful person uses a positive tone

School Update – Week of October 28, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of October 28, 2019 Dear Parents,  The “Halloween Dance-a-thon”, our major school fundraiser for this year, will take place on October 31st. We are still accepting donations, up until October 31st! Parent volunteers are still needed to assist in making this day a success. Please contact Dianne Cosic at

Dance-a-thon Fundraiser – October 31st, 2019

Dear families, We thank you for your generous donations to our school fundraiser. We raised $16,800 for our school. We are currently renovating our sensory room for students with special needs as well as purchasing additional iPads and technology to support our D2L Brightspace (i.e., digital portfolios to share student work with families). These funds will

School Update – Week of October 21, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of October 21, 2019 Dear Parents, Our Senior Girls’ and Senior Boys’ Volleyball Teams both continued season play this week. On Friday, our senior boys won the gold medal, for the second year in a row, in our St. Brigid Bears Invitational Volleyball Tournament. On Friday and Saturday, our

School Update – Week of October 14, 2019

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of October 14, 2019 Dear Parents, Our Senior Girl’s and Senior Boy’s Volleyball Teams both continued season play this week. On Friday, our senior boys will participate in our St. Brigid Bears Invitational Volleyball Tournament and our senior girls will participate in the Catholic Cup Tournament on Friday and

School Update – Week of October 7, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of October 7, 2019 Dear Parents, THANK YOU once again for your incredible support of our Thanksgiving Food Drive to support the Georgetown Bread Basket. Your generous contributions of over 5,715 food items will go a long way in helping feed those less fortunate in our Georgetown community. In

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

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

EQAO 2018-2019 School Results

SUBJECT: Our School EQAO Results Are Now Available Dear Parents and Guardians, On September 25, 2019, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the 2018-2019 Provincial Assessment Reports for each school and school board in Ontario. These reports include the results of the Primary (Grade 3) and Junior (Grade 6) EQAO assessments in reading,

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

School Update – Week of September 30, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of September 30, 2019 Dear Parents, We would like to thank our St. Brigid community for the overwhelming response in supporting our Hometown Hockey Food Drive over the past week. We had 5715 food items brought in that will be donated to the Georgetown Bread Basket to help those

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

School Update – Week of September 23, 2019

Dear Parents, Cross country try-outs are underway! Students interested in representing St. Brigid School must attend try-outs. The HCDSB North Halton Cross Country Meet will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Kelso Conservation Area. This meet will be for all students in Grades 4 to Grade 8 who are selected to represent St.

Term 1 Pizza and Milk Orders

Milk and pizza orders for Term 1, which runs from October 2, 2019-February 1, 2020,  are now available through school-cash-online. If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to register! Step 1:       Please visit: https://hcdsb.schoolcashonline.com Step 2:       Register by selecting the “Get Started Today” and following the steps. Step 3:       After you

School Update – Week of September 16, 2019

Dear Parents, Each month we focus on a Gospel Value. Our Gospel Value for the month of September is Faith. Faith is the great value of believing in God and trusting that God is with us. A faithful person believes that we are created, guided by and destined to be reunited with God. A faithful

School Update – Week of September 9, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of September 9, 2019 Dear Parents, The first week of school is always exciting, as we catch up with old friends, meet new friends and meet new teachers. It is also a week when we learn new routines and expectations both in individual classrooms and in all areas of

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

School Update – Week of August 26, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of August 26, 2019 Dear Parents, A warm welcome to all our new and returning students and their families! Each week a St. Brigid Weekly Update is posted on our school website: St. Brigid School. Bookmark the link and visit often! The update provides parents with a brief summary

Welcome Back to the 2019-2020 School Year

Welcome back to all families and a special welcome to our new families and staff.  We hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing summer and had a chance to spend some needed family time together.  We are all looking forward to working with you in helping your child to grow spiritually, academically, socially and

School Update – Week of June 24, 2019

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of June 24, 2019  Dear Parents, It is hard to believe the final week of school has arrived! Our Grade 8 Students participated in their Graduation Mass at Holy Cross Church and Grad Luncheon last Tuesday. Special thanks to Father Dave, William for celebrating the Mass and all those

School Update – Week of June 17, 2019

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of June 17, 2019  Dear Parents, It’s been another busy week! On Tuesday we celebrated our year end school Mass at Holy Cross Church. Thanks to Father Dave and all those parents and grandparents who joined us! On Monday our St. Brigid Bears Track and Field Team finalists participated

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

School Update – Week of June 10, 2019

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of June 10, 2019  Dear Parents, It’s been another busy week!  On Monday Father David Reilander from Catholic Missions in Canada presented to our school community and shared how the work of Catholic Missions in Canada supports communities in northern Ontario. As a school community, we look forward to

School Update – Week of June 3, 2019

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of June 3, 2019  Dear Parents, It’s been another busy week! Congratulations to our grade 2 students in Madame Anthony’s and Ms. Monteiro’s classes on making their First Holy Communion this weekend at Holy Cross Church! Special thanks to Monsignor Sheridan and the team at Holy Cross for making

HCAA Boys Soccer Tournament, May 28, 2019 – POSTPONED

Due to the playing conditions of the fields and the inclement weather, the HCAA Elementary Boys Soccer Tournament scheduled for today (May 28)  for North Halton Boys has been postponed. The makeup date for this tournament will be Friday May 31, 2019. Details will be shared with St. Brigid Bears team members!

School Update – Week of May 27, 2019

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 27, 2019  Dear Parents, It’s been a busy week! Congratulations to our grade 2 students in Ms. Maciel, Mrs. Sequeira and Mrs. Dysselhof’s classes on making their First Holy Communion this weekend at Holy Cross Church! Special thanks to Father Dave and the team at Holy Cross

School Update – Week of May 20, 2019

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 20, 2019  Dear Parents, We hope you enjoyed the Victoria Day long weekend! Last week our Grade 2 students visited Holy Cross Church for their First Communion Retreats. We look forward to all our grade 2 students receiving the sacrament of First Communion with their families over

School Update – Week of May 13, 2019

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 13, 2019  Dear Parents, Thank you to all our families who visited St. Brigid School during Catholic Education Week! It was a busy week and we know our children were excited to have you visit their classrooms and join in liturgies and activities!  On Thursday we participated

School Update – Week of May 6, 2019

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 6, 2019  Dear Parents, Thank you to all our families who participated in our St. Brigid Family Math Night! It was an exciting evening!  One of our goals at St. Brigid School is to support our students to make sense of math, to build conceptual understanding of

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’,

Catholic Education Week at St. Brigid School

This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples.” The 2019 theme was inspired by three sources: Renewing the Promise, The Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education from the Bishops of Ontario; Gaudete et exsultate, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on the Call to Holiness; and Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment,

School Update – Week of April 29, 2019

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of April 29, 2019  Dear Parents, This week our Co-ed Grade 7 Soccer Team brought home the silver medal in the Tournament of Champions and our Senior Girls Basketball Team finished in first place in the Christ the King Basketball Tournament! Our Senior Boys put up a great fight

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

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