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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

Weekly Update for Feb.17-21

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Feb.17-21   When I count my blessings, I count you twice. ~ Irish Proverb       Monday, Feb.17th– Family Day Friday, Feb.21st– All HCDSB schools closed today Thank you!- To everyone that was able to attend our School Council sponsored evening with Paul Davis- We had a

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

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Feb.10-14   “Jesus is waiting for us and wants to heal our hearts of all that tears us down. He is the God who has a name: Mercy.” – Pope Francis     I Read Canadian Day is February 19, 2020. Please set aside 15 minutes to read

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

Weekly Update for Feb.3-7

St.Catherine of Alexandria Weekly Update Monday, Feb.3- Friday, Feb.7th   “I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have

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

Weekly Update for Jan.27-31

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Jan.27-31   Internet Safety   Are your kids glued to their phones? As parents, do you want to protect your child using social media? Do you want to learn how to best protect your child online? St. Catherine of Alexandria is proud to present Paul Davis who will

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

Social Media Expert Paul Davis- Internet Safety: Feb.11 @ 7 PM

Are your kids glued to their phones? As parents, do you want to protect your child using social media? Do you want to learn how to best protect your child online? St. Catherine of Alexandria is proud to present Paul Davis who will speak at an information session for parents on a wide variety of

Weekly Update for Jan.20-24

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Jan.20-24   The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. ~ Joseph Campbell   Although the weather has been fairly mild, a reminder of our Inclement Weather policy is below: Inclement Policy: Staff are reminded of the Inclement Policy which guides our inclement decisions. We will

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.

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

Weekly Update for Jan.13-17

  St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for January 13-17, 2020   Anxious thoughts meander about and crisscross in your brain, but trusting in Me brings you directly into My presence. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ~ Matthew 6: 34

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

Merry Christmas! Early Dismissal Reminder today 2:05 PM

  St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Dec.23- Jan.3   O sweet Child of Bethlehem, grant that we may share with all our hearts in this profound mystery of Christmas. Put into the hearts of men and women this peace for which they sometimes seek so desperately and which you alone can give to

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

Weekly Update for Dec.16-20

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Dec.16-20th     Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world.

Weekly Update for Dec.9-13

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for December 9-13     Thank You!: To School Council Volunteers who made our Christmas Tree lighting and Blessing Ceremony a great success! Thank you to Father Dave for joining us and leading us in prayer along with the St.Catherine of Alexandria Choir. Special Thanks to : Bolland, Mrs.

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

Weekly Update for Dec.2-6, 2019

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for December 2nd-6th     Monday, December 2nd– Advent Liturgy- Please join us in the school gym at 11:00 am for our first Advent Liturgy as we wait in joyful expectation of Christmas. Our grade 7 students are preparing for this liturgy.   Tuesday, December 3 at 9:30 AM

Weekly Update for Nov.25-29

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Nov.25-29, 2019 Flipgive wk4 Thank you to all parents and guardians that were able to join us this past Thursday and Friday for parent/teacher interviews.   Parent/Teacher Interview email with instructions: For anyone who had the access email end up in their junk folder. Please  “mark safe” the

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

Weekly Update for Nov.18th-22nd

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for November 18th-22nd                                                                                             

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

Weekly Update for Nov.11-15

St.Catherine of Alexandria Weekly Update for Nov.11-15   Monday, Nov.11th– Remembrance Day Liturgy- Please join us if you are able in the gym at approximately 10:30 AM. Monday, Nov.11th– School Council 6:30pm in library Flip Give Update: see attachment. FlipGive Update Wk#3

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

Weekly Update for Nov.4-8

  St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Nov.4 – Nov.8   Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ~ Voltaire   Special Guest Sara Westbrook On November 21, 2019 the St. Catherine of Alexandria school community is proud to present Sara Westbrook. Sara, the

Weekly Update for Oct.28-Nov.1

  St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Mon. Oct.28- Fri. Nov.1  Linger in My presence awhile.  Rein in your impulses to plunge into the day’s activities.  Beginning your day alone with Me is essential preparation for success….Relax with Me while I ready you for action. ~ Jesus Calling Oct. 29 Hello St. Catherine of

Weekly Update for Oct.21-25

Parent Update Oct.21-25, 2019 St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Mon. Oct.21- Fri.Oct.25   The Big Crunch!- On Thursday, October 24, 2019 our school will be participating in the Halton Food for Thought Big Crunch. Each child will get to enjoy an apple donated by Hugh Drummond of Drummond Farms. This is part of

Registration for French Immersion Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Elementary School will offer the French Immersion Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The French Immersion Program is an exciting, fast-paced, optional program with limited enrolment. Students must be entering Grade 1 in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s French Immersion

Weekly Update for Oct.14-18

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Oct.14th-18th   When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. ~ Henry Ford Monday, Oct.14th– No School today: Happy Thanksgiving to all of our school community Wednesday, Oct. 16th– Council of Chairs meeting at Elizabeth Seton

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

Weekly Update for Oct.7-11

  St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Oct.7th-11th   Accept each day just as it comes to you.  Do not waste your time and energy wishing for a different set of circumstances.  Instead, trust me enough to yield to my design and purposes. “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his

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

Weekly Update Sept.30th-Oct.4th

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Sept.30th – Oct.4th The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ~ Dolly Parton     Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation, and legacy of the 2013 St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event, held in

Weekly Update for Sept.23-27th

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Sept.23-27   Curriculum Night and BBQ: Monday, Sept.23rd. Please join us for our Curriculum Night and BBQ. Troy’s Diner will be providing us with our food. You do not have to pre-order food, just purchase when you arrive. The evening will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 7:30

Weekly Update for Sept.16-20

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly update for September 16-20th   Cash Online: What is School Cash Online? School Cash Online is an easy to use and safe way to pay for your children’s school fees. Click on the link to register: https://hcdsb.schoolcashonline.com   School Messenger: Parents/guardians are encouraged to use School Messenger to report absences.

Weekly Update for Sept. 9-13

Parent Update Sept.9-13, 2019 R     St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for Sept.9th-13th Hear Me saying, “Peace, be still,” to your restless heart. Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. – Mark 4:39   Welcome

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

Weekly Update for June 24-28

    St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for June 24-28 Prayer to End the School Year God of wisdom, We thank You for all the gifts You have given us throughout this school year. We praise You for giving us life, for saving us in Christ and for choosing us to be Your people.

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