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School Update – Week of Novemeber 29 – December 3, 2021

Advent This weekend we celebrate the arrival of the season of Advent, which also marks the beginning of the liturgical year. 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

HCDSB Celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities 2021

Students and staff from the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities on Friday, December 3rd and throughout the week (November 29 – December 3, 2021). HCDSB schools will be participating in a variety of learning activities next week to raise awareness, and support the rights and

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program 5-11 year olds

COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year olds

Calling all Halton Heroes! First dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for 5-11 year olds can now be booked through Halton Region’s online booking system for children five to 11 years of age (or turning five in 2021). Second doses can be booked at a date closer to the recommended eight week interval. Appointments are dependent on paediatric vaccine

School Update – Week of November 22 – 26, 2021

Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council Our HCDSB schools are committed to creating safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools. Human Rights and Equity are guiding values that are consistent both with Catholic Social Teaching, reaffirming the dignity of every individual, as well as the Ontario

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2021

November 21-27, 2021 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario, and 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 week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all,

School Update – Week of November 15, 2021

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week The Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed a resolution to recognize the week beginning on the third Sunday of November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. The purpose of the week is to promote safe schools, increase awareness of what constitutes bullying and address the impact it can have on the

School Update – Week of November 8, 2021

Gingerbread Houses This year, we are continuing to offer the purchase of gingerbread houses, from Parties Made Simple, a nut and peanut-free facility.  We would typically host an evening to decorate the houses here at school, however, due to Covid-19 restrictions we won’t be able to hold an evening in-person this year.  Instead, we will

Keeping Christ in Christmas

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running its annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from Friday, November 5 through Friday, December 3, 2021. Students are encouraged to submit entries that highlight the theme of the contest, and

Poinsettia Arrangement Sales Program

The Catholic School Council has partnered with Terra Greenhouses to offer families the opportunity to purchase a Christmas poinsettia arrangement this year. We are offering four different arrangements (photos are below): “Winter Wonderland” (red, pink, or white) – $10.00 “Santa’s Table Top” – $20.00 “Holiday Blast” – $30.00 “Dasher Festive Arrangement” – $40.00 Poinsettia sales

Student Census 2022

Coming Soon! February 28, 2022 The Student Census 2022 will be implemented February 28 and April 4, 2022 (inclusive). All students will be invited to complete the Student Census on a voluntary basis, as follows: Kindergarten – Grade 8To be completed by parents and guardians Why is it important to collect identify-based information? Identity-based data

School Update – Week of November 1, 2021

Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation This year, we are focusing on The Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations as a school community. Each month a student from each class will be chosen who represents the OCGE of the month. On award per class will be given for the student that demonstrates these traits through a school-wide virtual assembly.

School Update – Week of October 25, 2021

“There is nothing small in the service of God.” ~St. Francis de Sales Fall Donation Fundraiser Please see the letter below, sent home on Friday, October 8th for our Fall Donation Fundraiser.  Students will be able to dress in costume on October 29th, partake in virtual BINGO and classroom-based fun Halloween activities! We are happy

School Update – Week of October 18, 2021

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good: His love endures forever!” ~Psalm 136.1 Fall Donation Fundraiser Please see the letter below, sent home on Friday, October 8th for our Fall Donation Fundraiser.  Students will be able to dress in costume on October 29th, partake in virtual BINGO and classroom-based fun Halloween activities!  Student

School Update – Week of October 11, 2021

“Not what we say about our blessing, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser Wishing all our St. Brigid families a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  We are thankful for your support each day as we navigate our new school year together.  Thanksgiving Food Drive Thank you for everyone for

School Update – Week of October 4, 2021

Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations This year, we will focus on the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations (OCGE) as a school community. Each month a student from each class will be chosen who represents the OCGE of the month. One award per class will be given to the student who demonstrates these traits throughout the month. For

School Update – Week of September 27, 2021

“Hope is the virtue of a heart that does not close itself in darkness or remain locked in the past but looks towards the future.” ~Pope Francis Daily COVID Screening Parents/guardians/students must complete the Ontario School Screening Tool each morning prior to or upon arrival for each student.  Students will no longer be required to show/provide their classroom teacher confirmation of screening daily. Screening Tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ Students only attend school if a “✅”

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day ~ September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 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 20, 2021

We would like to thank our St. Brigid community for the continued support as we get started with this school year.  The dedication of students, parents and staff are greatly appreciated each day.  Keeping everyone safe is our priority! Daily COVID Screening Parents/guardians/students must complete the Ontario School Screening Tool each morning prior to or upon arrival for each student.  Students will no longer be required to show/provide

School Update – Week of September 13, 2021

Thank You A big thank you to our parents, students and staff for working together to ensure a safe start to our school year. We are so grateful to all of you– what wonderful role models you are for our students and each other. We appreciated your patience as we navigated so many changes and new

Confirmation of Screening Log

Confirmation of Screening Confirmation of screening must be submitted daily to classroom teachers for the first two weeks of school (unless directed otherwise by the Ministry of Education). This process will occur through a student log that will be brought to school each day. Alternately, students who have smart phones can show their teacher the

First Day of School Procedures 2021

Dear St. Brigid Families,  Please review the following information to prepare for your child’s first day of school in Grades 1-8 on Tuesday September 7th or Wednesday September 8th.  Daily Screening for COVID-19 Symptoms Self-screening must be completed each day before a student attends school by using the Ontario School and Child Care Screening Tool. If a student does not pass

School Update – Week of September 7, 2021

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of September 7, 2021 Dear Parents/Guardians, We are excited to welcome everyone to St. Brigid school for the 2021-2022 year.  This is going to be a year filled with new learning and new opportunities.  We eagerly await the arrival of students this coming week. We can’t wait to hear

Class Lists

Class Lists Available Friday, September 3rd

We are currently finalizing elementary class placements and making adjustments based on new registrations that have come in over the summer. Final placements will be available on Friday, September 3rd after 3:00 p.m.   Parents and guardians will be able to access the class placement for each child, using your child’s Office 365 email and password. You will

Return to School Plan

Returning to School for the 2021-2022 Year

The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 is now available for review on the HCDSB website: https://www.hcdsb.org/return-to-school/ The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 provides the protocols, guidelines and expectations that will be in place to help prevent and respond to cases of COVID-19 in our schools and workplaces throughout the year.  This plan was developed in consultation with Halton

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Webinar: Preparing for a Safe & Healthy Return to School

Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School: A Webinar with Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Commissioner & Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region Join us for a live webinar with Dr. Meghani as she shares important information with our HCDSB community on how to protect against COVID-19, and ensure a safe and healthy return

School Update – Week of June 28, 2021

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of June 28 – June 29, 2021 Dear Parents, Thank you for your support and patience as we worked through another period of remote learning this school year.  Students, educators and families did a fantastic job given the circumstances to end our year and we are so proud of

School Update – Week of June 21 – 25, 2021

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of June 21 – June 25, 2021 Dear Parents, Thank you for your continued support and patience as we near the end of remote learning.  Students, educators and families are doing a fantastic job given the circumstances and we are so proud of everyone! Grade 8 Graduation The time

School Update – Week of June 14 – 18, 2021

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of June 14 – June 18, 2021 Dear Parents, Thank you for your continued support and patience as we carry on with virtual learning, now until the end of the school year.  Students, educators and families are doing a fantastic job given the circumstances and we are so proud

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Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) to Host Speaker Series

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series throughout the month of June. CPIC is a group of parents, trustees and Board staff who actively support parent engagement and involvement throughout the Halton Catholic District School Board.  CPIC provides an opportunity for Catholic School Council members to network,

Monitoring Survey

How Are We Doing? HCDSB Seeking Input on Year 5 of the Strategic Plan

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Each year, the Director of Education reports back to the Board of Trustees on the specific steps undertaken across our school system that align with the goals established in our strategic plan.  Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that

Responding with Faith, Hope and Love in the Face of Violence and Hatred

A statement from the Director of Education, Pat Daly, on our commitment to responding to racism and discrimination with Faith, Hope and Love. On Sunday, a family was intentionally struck by a driver in his motor vehicle as they were walking along their neighbourhood in London, Ontario. They were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

“New” to Kinder Parent Orientation

Parents, Here is a copy of our Spring Orientation Session for September 2021 entry. Click on the link below to view the PowerPoint presentation from May 6th. PDF copies sent to all new families via email. Sincerely, St. Brigid Kinder Team https://hcdsborg-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/lanoisc_staff_hcdsb_org/EUvknyWwg1pHgZhZ-jkAWqQBUJ_cSDgOYtT5OYhX10Qezw?e=8Ukl2O

School Update – Week of June 7 – 11, 2021

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of June 7 – June 11, 2021 Dear Parents, Thank you for your continued support and patience as we carry on with virtual learning, now until the end of the school year.  Students, educators and families are doing a fantastic job given the circumstances and we are so proud

Register Your Child in the HCDSB Virtual Elementary School for the 2021-2022 School Year

In light of the current Public Health situation in Ontario due to COVID-19, the Halton Catholic District School Board will continue to offer a virtual school setting for Kindergarten to Grade 8, together with those awarded placements in our optional virtual programing for French Immersion (Grade 1 to 8) and Extended French Grade 5 to Grade 8 for

School Update – Week of May 31 – June 4, 2021

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 31 – June 4, 2021 Dear Parents, Thank you for your continued support and patience as we carry on with virtual learning.  Students, educators and families are doing a fantastic job given the circumstances and we are so proud of everyone! Indigenous Awareness Month In June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month to

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program.

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program

Beginning Monday, May 31st, youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination through Halton Region’s online booking system.  Halton Region Public Health will offer first doses to all youth aged 12 to 17 years of age in June, and second doses

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HCDSB Celebrates Pride Month

June is designated as Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, our HCDSB schools will be raising awareness around Pride Month and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.  This June, and each day of every month, our Catholic schools are committed to nurturing safe, welcoming and

School Update – Week of May 24 – 28, 2021

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 24 – 28, 2021 Dear Parents, Thank you for your continued support and patience as we carry on with virtual learning.  Students, educators and families are doing a fantastic job given the circumstances and we are so proud of everyone! Grade 8 Graduation We are currently in

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fifth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past few months, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

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Join us for a Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening!

HCDSB is excited to host an information evening about the benefits of Special Education Assistive Technology in our schools.  Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening Details The information evening will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the Board’s YouTube Channel. The information evening is open to all parents, students, and

School Update – Week of May 17 – 21

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 17 – 21, 2021 Dear Parents, Thank you for your continued support and patience as we carry on with virtual learning.  Students, educators and families are doing a fantastic job given the circumstances and we are so proud of everyone! Update from Holy Cross Parish All families

School Climate Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain safe, inclusive and accepting schools, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) undertakes a School Climate Survey to gather input from parents, students in Grades 4-12 and staff in each of our HCDSB schools. The survey is required by the Ministry of Education as part of the Safe

School Update – Week of May 10 – 14, 2021

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 10 – 14, 2021 Dear Parents, Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue with virtual learning.  It was wonderful to experience the variety of activities that students, staff and families participated in this week for Catholic Education Week.  We continue to work together

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Journeying Together ~ Annual Walk with Jesus

A Liturgy in honour of HCDSB’s Annual Walk with Jesus will take place on Thursday, May 6th at 10:00 AM, with greetings from Bishop Crosby. Don’t forget to follow along and join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #HCWWJ! A Message from Father Con O’Mahony 

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to Host Speaker Series

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series to discuss inclusivity and diversity, and how to better support children with additional needs. SEAC’s mandate is to make recommendations to the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) in matters affecting the establishment and development of Special Education programs and services

Catholic Education Nurturing Hope: May 2 - May 7, 2021

Nurturing Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 2 to May 7, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins school boards in celebrating the significant contributions that Catholic education has made to our community and across the province of Ontario!  The province-wide theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is Nurturing Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to inspire students to cultivate their faith; so that they may prosper in hope by our

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HCDSB Participates in Mental Health Week

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designates the first week in May as Mental Health Week. This year, it runs from May 3-7, 2021, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join organizations across Canada in raising awareness about mental health.  The HCDSB Mental Health team has designated Get Real About How You Feel as the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week. Daily Mental Health Themes The HCDSB Mental Health team are suggesting a daily focus for each day during Mental Health Week: Monday: Naming Our Emotions

School Update – Week of May 3 – 7, 2021

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 3 – 7, 2021 “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8. Dear Parents, Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue with virtual learning.  We recognize that

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