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September 2019 Class Placement

Please be advised that you will be able to access information about your child’s 2019 class placement on Friday, August 30, 2019, after 9:00 a.m.. This information will be available on the Board’s website at: www.hcdsb.org. On the Home page, please click on the “Schools” tab and then on the “School Listing” tab in the

Friday 28th June Early Dismissal

Good Afternoon St Christopher Families This is a reminder that our final day of school is Friday June 28th. Please be aware that school dismissal time on that day will be 1:40pm Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up at this time. If you child is in the YMCA program, he/she will

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

 St. Christopher Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony

The Ceremony will take place at Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School on Monday, June 24th at 7:00pm.  The Liturgy and awards portion of the Graduation will be held in the theatre of Corpus Christi, while the dance will take place in the gymnasium at St. Christopher.  Please make note of the following timelines below: Time

Staff Appreciation Day – May 10, 2019

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 10, 2019! A day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4600 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students and families. A

Class Building 2019-2020

Please see the attachment regarding class placement for 2019-2020 Class Placement

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’,

The Dino-Mite Book Fair is arriving

It’s time to ROARRR for reading! The Dino-Mite Book Fair is arriving on Monday May 6 – Friday May 10 and everyone is invited to stomp, chomp, and READ! There will be “dino-riffic” contests and tons of books and school tools at our fundraising event that’s as big as a Brontosaurus! Plus, the fair will

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

Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

Those who get flu-like (ie vomiting, diarrhea, fever etc)  symptoms at school should go home and stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine. Those who have emergency warning signs should get immediate medical care Parents are encouraged

There’s Still Time to Register for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! We’re excited to let you know that registration is ongoing ~ there’s still time to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program to engage early learners through different kinds of play, and

SEA Technology Showcase Evenings!

We are excited to let you know that the Halton Catholic District School Board will be holding two upcoming information evenings about Special Education Assistive (SEA) Technology to enhance student learning! These information evenings are open to all parents, students and staff, and to those that currently use or may benefit from using SEA Technology:

Wed. Feb. 27/19: SNOW DAY – All Schools are CLOSED

All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED Wednesday, February 27​, 2019: Due to the inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions in today’s forecast, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *All Community Use of Schools permits are CANCELLED. 

February 20/19: All HCAA Games & Practices CANCELLED

February 20, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic Athletic Association (HCAA) games and practices scheduled for today have been CANCELLED. For more information, please visit: www.hcaa.ca​.

February 15, 2019 – P.A. Day

Please be advised that there will be no classes for HCDSB students on February 15, 2019.  The Education Act provided by the Ministry of Education requires each school Board to establish a School Year Calendar, identifying instructional days, professional activity (P.A.) days and holidays for each school year. Regulation 304, “School Year Calendar, Professional Activity

Fri Feb 15th – PA Day

Friday Feb 15th is a PA Day. PA Days devoted to Provincial Education Priorities need to be posted on each website. Please see the STAFF agenda for Friday. Feb 15th PA Day

All ​Schools OPEN – Transportation CANCELLED

 Feb 13/19 – 6:00 A.M.: All Halton Catholic District School Board schools are OPEN, but transportation to and from school is CANCELLED in all zones. 

Tues. Feb. 12/19: SNOW DAY – All Schools are CLOSED

Tuesday, February 12​, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled.

Reporting Absences on School Messenger

There are 3 ways parents can report absences: SchoolMessenger mobile app (from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) SchoolMessenger website: https://go.schoolmessenger.ca/ Call toll-free: 1-844-445-4505

Feb 6/19 – All Schools Closed – All Transportation Cancelled

All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *NOTE: All Community Use of School permits are CANCELLED for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 due to inclement weather. 

Feb 6/19 – Inclement Weather Update

Due to recent inclement weather reports for Wednesday, February 6, 2019, we are reminding all HCDSB families to please check HCDSB’s website or Twitter @HCDSB on Wednesday morning for transportation updates and potential cancellations or closures. We make every effort to post this information by 6:30 a.m.   In the event that the decision is made to close schools, parents

Jan 29/19 – All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED

Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *NOTE: All Community Use of Schools permits are CANCELLED for Tuesday, January 29, 2019 due to inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Safety Policy

VI-39 Inclement Weather Safety Please see the attachment regarding the HCDSB’s Inclement Weather Safety Policy. During the winter months, please ensure that your children dress appropriately for the weather conditions (hats, gloves, snow pants etc.).

Grade 8 Graduation Photos

Tuesday 15th January 2019 Grade 8 Grad Photos will be taken in the library throughout the day. Flyers will be going home this week.

Advanced Kindergarten Registration 2019

Advanced Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten advanced registration will take  place on January 22 and 23, 2019. All forms will be available from that date. More news to follow. What do I Need to Register my Child? Your application must include the following documents (required): ​Proof of age (required for Year 1 and Year 2) ​Year 1 (Junior

Civvies Days for 2018/19 – School Cash Online

 Civvies Days for 2018/19 – School Cash Online $10 Please see the attached schedule for Civvies days for the 2018-2019 school year. Rather than collect $2 cash for each paid civvies day throughout the year, we are requesting that you pay $10 to School Cash Online.  In the chart below you will notice there are

SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting is Here!

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday, November 5, 2018, our school has moved to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using

Christmas Concert – Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018

The Christmas concert will take place on Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018.  Show starts at 9:45am – There will be one show in the morning.   # Name Act Risers or Stage 1 Evangelista Song/”Cups” Stage 2 Di Biase Song Risers 3 Mahler/Commisso Song Stage 4 McGuiness Song Risers 5 Parkes/Cornacchia Song/Dance Stage 6 Butt Song/Jokes

We Scare Hunger

Hunger + Food Drive = Impact. Come together to collect food to help scare away hunger. St Christopher School is holding our annual food drive to contribute to our local community. Please bring in non perishable food items to your classroom teacher.

St. Paul’s Parish News

PARISH NEWS NOVEMBER 2018 SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Halloween Candy Update Once again the parish will have a large collection box for leftover or excess Halloween candy which is donated to the Canadian Food for Children organization. This candy is boxed and shipped to the poorest of the poor in developing nations around the world. This candy

Halloween Dance-a-thon Schedule

  HALLOWEEN DANCE-A-THON SCHEDULE Time Teacher/Class 9:00-9:25 Mahler, Ogg / YMCA kids 9:25-9:50 Di Biase / McGuiness 10:25-10:50 Close / Brinjak 10:50-11:15 Boin / Rath/Evangelista 11:15-11:40 Pereira/Cornacchia/Parkes LUNCH PERIOD 12:45-1:10 Butt / Iossifidis 1:10-1:35 Daly/Bozzo 1:35-2:00 Fisher/Buchanan 2:00-3:10 Clean Up  

StC School Council Meeting Dates 2018-2019

School Council Meeting Dates (6:30 pm in the Library) • Tues. Sept 25, 2018 • Tues Nov 6, 2018 • Tues Dec 4th, 2018 • Tues Feb 5th, 2019 • Tues Apr 2, 2019 • Tues May 7, 2019

SEAC Soundbyte (Special Education Advisory Committee)

SEAC SOUNDBYTES Understanding Accommodations, Modifications and Alternative Programs in an IEP October 2018 The start of a new school year also means that soon classroom teachers will be working with their Special Education Resource Teachers (SERTs) to develop student Individual Education Plans (IEPs), which are usually ready for distribution to parents in the latter part

Fri Sept 28 – ORANGE Shirt Day : Every Child Matters

September 30th is recognized as Orange Shirt Day, and staff and students are asked to participate by wearing an orange shirt. This day acknowledges the residential school system in Canada and honours those who survived, like Phyllis Webstad, who was given a new orange shirt for her first day of school- only to have it

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 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

Open House / Curriculum Night

Open House/Curriculum Night On Thursday Sept 27th, St. Christopher will host an Open House/Curriculum Night. In an effort to serve families with multiple children in the school, the following will be the format; 6:30 pm – 6:40 pm       Brief introduction in the gym for parents 6:40 pm – 7:00 pm    

September 17, 2018 P.A. Day

Please be advised that there will be no classes for elementary students on September 17, 2018.  P.A. Day Agenda for Staff The Education Act provided by the Ministry of Education requires each school Board to establish a School Year Calendar, identifying instructional days, professional activity (P.A.) days and holidays for each school year. Regulation 304,

StC School Council 2018/2019

St. Christopher Catholic School is looking to create a new Catholic School Council. Parents are encouraged to prayerfully consider serving our school community through your work on our Catholic School Council. We are looking for Parent Representatives for our Catholic School Council. Nomination packages are available in the school office for pick up. Nominations are

Picture Day

Tuesday 18th September is Picture Day Bring your smiles. In the event that your child is not in that day or you want their photo taken again,picture retake will be October 24th  

Volunteers Needed

  Welcome to all new and returning St. Christopher parents. Each year we rely on volunteers to help run a variety of school programs. We are currently looking for volunteers for our Lunch Program i.e. Pizza Days, Sub Days etc. – please email Mrs Heath, heathm@hcdsb.org by September 25th.  We would appreciate your help in

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