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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

School Update – Week of February 24, 2020

St. Brigid Weekly Update – Week of February 24, 2020 Dear Parents, This week we begin our Lenten Journey with Shrove Tuesday followed by a liturgy on Ash Wednesday. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts until sundown on Holy Thursday. The season of Lent is a period of 40 days in which we prepare

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

School Update – Week of February 17, 2020

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of February 17, 2020 Dear Parents, The annual Sock Drive continues until Tuesday, February 18th.  Thank you for your generous donations to date! Congratulations to our Grade 7 students on receiving their Confirmation last Saturday. We are happy to have many clubs and activities up and running during our

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

School Update – Week of February 10, 2020

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of February 10, 2020 Dear Parents, This past week we celebrated our Feast of St. Brigid liturgy led by the Grade 4 classes. St. Brigid School is hosting its fifth annual Valentine’s Sock Drive in February. Please consider donating new socks of any style, size, or colour for boys,

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

School Update – Week of February 3, 2020

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of February 3, 2020 Dear Parents, St. Brigid Feast Day is February 1. We will recognize our patron’s saint day on Wednesday, February 5th with a liturgy. The Gospel Value for the month of February is love.  As we celebrate this Gospel value, we remember that God wants us

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

School Update – Week of January 27, 2020

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of January 27, 2020 Dear Parents, It’s been a busy week!  It was great to meet many of our new kindergarten students and their families who will be starting school in September! Kindergarten Registration, Part 2, must be completed as soon as possible! St. Brigid School will be hosting

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

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

School Update – Week of January 20, 2020

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of January 20, 2020 Dear Parents, It’s been a busy week with regular clubs resuming, volleyball seasons concluding, basketball season getting started and “Battle of the Books” tryouts. On Thursday we hosted our annual Junior Volleyball Tournament for the boys. The boys’ volleyball skills have developed so much since

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.

School Update – Week of January 13, 2020

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of January 13, 2020 Dear Parents,  We had a great week at St. Brigid as we all returned to regular routines!  We celebrated our Epiphany liturgy Friday morning in the gym, led by the Grade 1 classes.  The cross, which we received in December to commemorate the 50th Anniversary

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

School Update – Week of January 6, 2020

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of January 6, 2020 Dear Parents, Happy New Year! We trust that you enjoyed a blessed Christmas and we wish all our St. Brigid families all the best in 2020!  May God’s love light your way and lead you through a year full of love and many blessings! The

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

School Update – Week of December 16, 2019

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of December 16, 2019 Dear Parents, As the third week in Advent unfolds and we light the pink candle of our Advent Wreath, we are reminded by Pope Francis that, “Joy, prayer and gratitude are three ways that prepare us to experience Christmas in an authentic way.” Our St.

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.

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