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School Weekly Update January 27, 2020

One goal for each day: to convey the tenderness of Christ to those who are most in need. ~Pope Francis Family Literacy Day Family Literacy Day, held annually on January 27th, was developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 to celebrate adults and children reading and learning together, and to encourage Canadian families to spend at

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

School Weekly Update January 20, 2020

Above all, love each other deeply.  ~ 1 Peter 4:8 Labour Negotiations Update Our school will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, as a result of the recent announcement by OECTA of a province-wide, one-day full withdrawal of services.  Although classes will be canceled on Tuesday, January 21st, our school office will remain open for Advanced Kindergarten Registration on January 21st.  Please note

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.

School Weekly Update January 13, 2020

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. We have had a wonderful start-up after the Christmas break. The students came back ready to learn and well prepared to enjoy outdoor play with all their winter gear. We held our Grade 1- 8 Code of Conduct

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 Weekly Update January 6, 2020

Let us ask for grace to live this year with the desire to take others to heart and to care for them. ~ Pope Francis Happy New Year! Happy New Year to all our St. Elizabeth Seton families.  We hope everyone had a wonderful break and enjoyed quality time with family and friends. St. Elizabeth Seton

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 Weekly Update December 16, 2019

To you is born this day in David’s city a Savior, who is Christ, the Lord – Luke 2:11 Celebrating Advent as a Family The Third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday. On this day we celebrate that our waiting for the birth of Jesus on Christmas day is almost over. Rose is

Raccoon Rabies Prevention

  Raccoon Rabies Prevention Please see important information below from the Halton Health Department: Rabies is a fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of warm-blooded animals, including humans. The virus spreads through exposure to saliva from infected animals – bites, scratches, or licks on broken skin and mucous membranes such as eyes or mouth. After

School Weekly Update December 9, 2019

This Advent, make yourself small, make yourself humble, make yourself a servant of others, and the Lord will give you the ability to understand how to make peace. – Pope Francis Celebrating Advent as a Family The circular shape of the wreath, without beginning or end, symbolizes God’s complete and unending love for us—a love

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 Weekly Update December 2, 2019

It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope. ~ Pope Benedict XVI Celebrating Advent as a Family One of the most popular ways to celebrate Advent is with an Advent wreath or Advent candle holders. Four candles (three purple and

School Weekly Update November 25, 2019

Let us learn to live with kindness, to love one another, even when they do not love us. ~ Pope Francis Creating a Culture of Kindness and Care Last week was our Board’s Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week and we joined schools across the province in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors

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 Weekly Update November 18, 2019

Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Code of Conduct As referenced in the Syner email sent, St. Elizabeth Seton staff appreciate any support that you can provide at home to reinforce the messages that we are providing at school for student behaviour.

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

School Weekly Update November 11, 2019

  They gave their tomorrow so we could have our today….Lest We Forget Remembrance Day Service We will have a Remembrance Day service on Monday, November 11th starting at 10:45 am in the gymnasium. Mrs. Moyer & Mrs. Laratta’s students will be leading this service. Parents are welcome to attend. Please take the time to

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 Weekly Update November 4, 2019

All Souls Day – November 2 On All Souls’ Day we pray for the faithfully departed.  We remember deceased family and friends. We pray that all those who have died, through the mercy of God, will rest in peace. November is Indigenous Awareness Month Throughout the month of November and during this school year, HCDSB students

School Weekly Update October 28, 2019

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal – 2 Corinthians 4:18   All Saints Day – Nov 1st, All Souls Day – Nov 2nd Thank you to Halton Food for Thought and Drummond Farms for supporting the

School Weekly Update October 21, 2019

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously…. God loves a cheerful giver.                              ~ 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8 Me to WE Coat Drive Our Coat drive continues this week in support of

School Weekly Update October 14, 2019

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.  ~ William Arthur Ward THANKSGIVING Our staff gathered in community to celebrate Faith Day on Friday. We gave thanks for the amazing opportunity to work in Catholic education and with the St. Elizabeth Seton community. We would

Halloween Danceathon Fundraiser

We will be having our Annual Halloween Fundraiser Danceathon on October 31st. This is our only major fundraiser for our school this year. Please see the attached letter for more details on the event, what we will be fundraising for, and to access the pledge form. Hard copies of the pledge form were also be

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

School Weekly Update October 7, 2019

Keep on asking, and it will be given; keep on seeking, and you will find; keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you; for everyone seeking finds – Matthew 7:7 For CUPE Labour Updates: How Will Parents Be Notified? If the CUPE strike proceeds and we have to close our schools to students, we

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

School Weekly Update September 30

The best way to show my gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems with joy – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Spirit Days- This week we have many opportunities to participate in special Spirit Days at St. Elizabeth Seton: Terry Fox update We are grateful to our students for their school spirit participating

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

Catholic School Council

  Introducing Your New Catholic School Council Catholic School Councils are legally constituted bodies of elected and appointed representatives of the local school community established for the purposes of developing, encouraging and promoting activities which will enhance the quality of school programs and improve the levels of student achievement. The school’s mandate is to work

School Weekly Update September 23, 2019

 Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta SCHOOL OPENING MASS We are excited to come together as a school community to celebrate our opening school mass on Tuesday, September 24 with Father Ed at St. Elizabeth Seton. Mrs. Groulx’s Gr. 4/5 class

School Weekly Update September 16, 2019

The Greatest gift you can give your children is not your own riches, but revealing to them their own. ~ Max Lucado PA Day – September 16 A reminder that Monday, September 16th is a Professional Activity Day for staff, therefore there is no school for students. Catholic School Council Update Thank you to those who

September 16 SIP Day Agenda

September 16, 2019 SIP Day On Monday, September 16th, we are having a professional activity day to review and reflect upon our School Improvement Plan. St. Elizabeth Seton PA Day Agenda  1. Gathering in prayer 2. Introduction to the purpose of the day 3. Sharing of observations in current classrooms in relation to Problem of

School Weekly Update September 9, 2019

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. ~ Coretta Scott King First Week Back! It has been a great first week back to school. We welcomed many new students and staff to our school community. We remind students that “Every Day Matters!” and daily attendance is

September Parish News

St. Paul the Apostle Parish ( www.stpaultheapostleburlington.com ) welcomes back all staff & students for the 2019-20 school year.  We encourage families to participate in the life of the parish, through attendance at weekend mass as well as involvement in parish groups and ministries. Please join us in the parish hall on Sunday September 15th

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

School Weekly Update September 3, 2019

You’re off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on our way! ~ Dr. Seuss NEW SCHOOL YEAR! A new school year is upon us! New beginnings come with excitement, curiosity, and sometimes trepidation. We take comfort in knowing that Jesus walks with us as we journey forward into

Welcome Back!

Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world. – Malala Yousafzai  We welcome all our returning and new families to St. Elizabeth Seton! We are really looking forward to meeting all of our students on Tuesday, September 3rd. Our office opens on Monday, August 26th at 8:30

School Weekly Update June 24, 2019

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss Play Day – June 24 Monday, June 24 will be our Gr. 1-8 Play Day (weather permitting) and it is a civvies day so students should be wearing comfortable clothing to be active in. Please ensure students are properly dressed for activities outside

School Weekly Update June 17, 2019

To the world you are a Father but to your family you are the world… ~ Anonymous Happy Father’s Day to our Dads We wish all Fathers a day filled with love and laughter with family and friends as you celebrate this special day together! Graduation Thank you all who were able to attend our

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

School Weekly Update June 10, 2019

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”~ Matthew 5:9 Catholic School Council Thank you Your Catholic School Council has had a successful year representing the voice of the parent community in the life of St. Elizabeth Seton School.  Thank you to your Council Co-Chairs, M. Shannon & K. Dickinson, and

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