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Weekly Update #12 November 29th – December 3rd

Monday, November 29th – Friday, December 3rd – International Day of People with Disabilities Week Focus Monday, November 29th – Thursday, December 16th – Angel Tree Initiative Monday November 29th  – Advent Liturgy Week 1 Tuesday, November 30th  – Pizza Day (order is closed until the New Year!) Wednesday, December 1st  – Pita Pit Lunch

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

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Weekly Update #11 November 22-26

“Bullying is a relationship problem that requires relationship solutions”                                                                                                              – Dr. Debra Pepler Monday, November 22nd  – Tuesday, November 23rd  – Pizza Day (order is closed until the New Year!) Wednesday, November 24th Reports sent home electronically Pita Pit Lunch (all orders must be submitted by Sunday at 11:59 pm) Thursday,

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,

Apply to the HCDSB 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 Human Rights Code, which safeguards students

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Weekly Update #10 November 15-19

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephasians 4:29 Monday, November 15 – 19 National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week Tuesday, November 16th – Pizza Day Wednesday, November 17th – Pita

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Weekly Update #9 November 8-12

Monday, November 8 – National Veterans Aboriginal Day Registration for Parent Teacher Interviews Begins Tuesday, November 9 – Catholic School Council Meeting 6:30 p.m. on Teams Wednesday, November 10 Picture Retakes Pita Lunch Day Thursday, November 11 – Remembrance Day DAILY SCREENING FOR COVID-19 SYMPTOMS A continued reminder that Self-screening must be completed each day

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

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

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Weekly Update #8 November 1-5

Let us shine with the light of Jesus and become like saints. – Unknown November 1-8 – Treaties Recognition Week Monday November 1st – All Saints Day Tuesday November 2nd – All Soul’s Day Wednesday, November 3rd – Pita Pit Lunch Day (all orders must be submitted by Sunday at 11:59 pm) Thursday, November 4

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Weekly Update #7 October 25-29

“Relationships are built on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.” Mahatma Gandhi Thursday, October 28 – Grade 8 Parent Information Night Friday, October 29 – Spook-tac-ular Halloween Dance GRADE 8 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT Information on registering for grade 9 at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School can be found on the Christ the King

Scholastic Book Fair

From the Library Learning Commons: Our school’s online Scholastic Books Fair runs until October 31.  Buy your new books at this website: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5164931

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Weekly Update #6 October 18-22

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 – Picture Day Thursday, October 21st, 2021  Scholastic Book Fair Begins Advanced Placement Parent Information Night for grade 8 parents    http://secondary.hcdsb.org/ctk/ ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) INFORMATION NIGHT Grade 7 and 8 parents are invited to attend a pre-recorded presentation for information on Advanced Placement.  The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, October 21st @6:30pm

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Weekly Update #5 October 12-15

At St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School, we have much to be thankful for: a caring and generous parent community, polite and respectful students who are eager to learn, dedicated staff committed to the academic, social and spiritual growth of students, and a guiding and prayerful pastoral team at Holy Cross Parish. Thank you to

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Weekly Update #4 October 4-8

Thank you to all families for reinforcing new routines and expectations at school this September. Yoursupport of your child’s safety and the safety of other students and staff and learning is greatly appreciated.At any time should you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress, please do not hesitateto contact the classroom teacher who can

Fall Food Drive

Please see the flyer for details on the St. Catherine of Alexandria Fall Food Drive.

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Weekly Update #4 September 27- October 1

Thank you to all students for following expectations in school and during outdoor time. Thank you to families for taking the time to review mask and hand hygiene expectations and self-screen children before they come to school. Together we can keep students and staff safe and healthy. Daily Screening for COVID-19 Symptoms Parents and guardians

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

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Weekly Update #3: September 20-24

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” Colossians 3:12-13 Daily Screening for COVID-19 Symptoms Parents and guardians must perform

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Weekly Update Sept. 13-17

We are very excited to welcome back all students to St. Catherine of Alexandria tomorrow.  We believe and are confident, that this school year will provide your child with many new challenges, opportunities and memorable experiences. On behalf of the staff, we extend good wishes for an exciting and successful school year dedicated to providing

Important Information for the First Week of School

We are very excited to have students return to St. Catherine of Alexandra for the September 2021-2022 school year. It is our hope to navigate this process of returning to school with positivity and faith. The staff here at St. Catherine of Alexandria are working hard to ensure the safe return for all, following the

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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

September 1st and 2nd PA Day Agenda

Wednesday September 1, 2021  Welcome Back   Land Acknowledgement  Healing Liturgy    Health and Safety  Return to School Update  Learning Recovery Intervention Strategies  Reengaging Student Learning    Four Finger Affirmation  Tiered-Intervention  Mental Health and Well Being  Mental Health Return to School  The First 10 Days Lesson Options  Grade Two and Ten  Positive Mental Health Tip Sheet September  Morneau

Welcome Back to School!

   As we begin this school year at St. Catherine of Alexandria, we recognize that this year remains a bit different from the traditional start we know. However we hope you are feeling as excited as we are to start the 2021-2022 school year. We would like to start by thanking our Board’s facilities department

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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

Dr. Meghani

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

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Weekly Update June 21-25

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for June 21-25 We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives. Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail. We ask for Your blessings for them all – and forgiveness where it is needed. This Father’s Day

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St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update June 14-18

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for June 14-18 God of my Life,thank you for your presence with me this week,in the times that were easy and the times that were hard.Guide me to a period of rest that I might preside with you,recharge my batteries,and prepare to again do the work you are calling

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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.

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Weekly Update June 7-11

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for June 7th-11th Dear God, Thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over our lives. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given. We’re so grateful to you for your amazing love

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

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Weekly Update May 31- June 4

St.Catherine of Alexandria School Weekly Update for May 31- June 4 Dear Lord, With  You  there are no  outsiders.  We  share  the same  table,  we belong  to  the  one body  of  Christ, A body  that  extends  beyond  the  church  to  include  all.   A family  with  no  borders,  with  no  one  left  out. Too  often  judgments 

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

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

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Weekly Update May 17-21

St.Catherine of Alexandria Weekly Update May 17- May 21 There is real wisdom, Lord, in the adage‘It is always Springtime in the heart that loves God.’Springtime is a season of optimism and hope,and the Christian lives a faith centred on hope.Winter, with its cold and dark days has gone,just as Good Friday has passed to

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

Staff Appreciation Day ~ May 7, 2021

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 7, 2021! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 5700+ employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

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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

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fourth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past several weeks, 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

Student Awards of Excellence

HCDSB Announces the Student Award of Excellence Recipients!

Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates exceptional students across our school district at the Annual Student Awards of Excellence Ceremony. This year, due to COVID-19 precautions in place, we are recognizing and congratulating our student recipients virtually! Congratulations to Sierra Roy who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Sierra Sierra embodies the characteristics of the Ontario

Provincial Announcement: All Schools Moving to Remote Learning After Spring Break

On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be moving to remote learning following the Spring Break. Read the News Release here.  According to the Ministry memo received, the decision to move to remote learning has been made to reduce mobility, and support as many households as

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