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HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 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 Weekly Update September 28, 2020

“Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters.” ~ Kailash Satyarthi Thank you to our students and staff for your participation in our Virtual Safe Schools & Code of Conduct Assemblies ~ we stressed the importance of physical distancing during outdoor mask breaks, and hand washing for 20 seconds or more!

School Weekly Update September 14, 2020

Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right? Michelle Obama Successful First Week Back! It has been a great first week back to school.  We welcomed many new students in Junior Kindergarten and throughout the school. We are so happy to see the students and wish

Welcome Back to School~ Community Update

“The love of Christ, welcomed with an open heart, changes us, transforms us, and makes us able to love.”  Pope Francis Welcome back! A very special welcome to our new families that are joining our St. Elizabeth Seton school community! Please join in me in welcoming the following new staff: Mrs. Dawson- CYC, Mrs. Pezzente-

Gradual Return to School for Elementary Students

To help ease the transition for our students, and ensure a safe and healthy return for all, the first day of school will be delayed, and we will be implementing a gradual (staggered) return to class for our elementary students, beginning Wednesday, September 9th. All students in Grades 1-8 will begin instruction on Monday, September 14th.

Community Support for Mrs. Puglia-Ribeiro

“To Teach Is To Touch A Life Forever.” Dear St. Elizabeth Seton Families, I hope that you and your family are keeping well in spite of these uncertain and challenging times. One thing we can count on is our faith in God and our strong sense of community spirit at St. Elizabeth Seton School.   I

Return to School Plan & Survey Now OPEN

The Return to School Plan is now available for review on HCDSB’s Return to School website: http://bit.ly/HCDSB-ReturntoSchool. Please note that information and updates will continue to be added to this website as they become available.  Parents may also find it helpful to review the FAQs on our website for more information about the return to school. NEW UPDATE: At the Special Board Meeting held

Ministry of Education Releases Guide for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Minister of Education announced that all elementary students (Kindergarten to Grade 8) will return to school in September, 2020.  This means in-class instruction with enhanced health and safety protocols.  Multiple strategies will be employed to ensure our schools are healthy and safe for students and staff, including: Self screening  Adapted school

HCDSB Online Student Registration

Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

Return to School Options ~ We Want Your Feedback

In preparation for the return to school, we are taking into consideration what the current COVID-19 situation may look like in September by planning for all potential scenarios.  As we await further direction from the Ministry of Education, we are seeking parent feedback about some of the options we are considering.  Let Us Know What

Elementary Report Card Access – Email Service Currently DOWN

Elementary report cards are being sent now through email. SchoolMessenger is DOWN across Canada – parents who try to access the report card will receive an error message. SchoolMessenger is working to fix this issue. If you are not able to open your child’s report card, please try again later. Thank you for your patience

School Weekly Update June 22, 2020

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~Nelson Mendela Thank you for your continued participation and support of your child(ren) and our teachers as we complete week ten of Distance Learning. Friday, June 26 is our last day of school and distance learning before the summer holiday. We

The Show We Have Been Waiting For…

Seton’s Got Talent ! We have worked hard the last few weeks to try to continue to keep our students engaged with some community spirit initiatives. We are excited to launch our St. Elizabeth Seton Talent show today! Below is a list of our very talented students in grade order that appear in our first

Donate Your Empty Bottles to Food4Kids Halton!

Food4Kids Halton is a not-for-profit organization that provides healthy food packages for at-risk children who have limited access to food. From June 22 to July 9th, Food4Kids Halton will be available to collect empty bottles from families in our community. If you have empty bottles (wine, beer, coolers, liquor bottles or cans) Food4Kids Halton will take

We Want Feedback from Our Community – Multi-Year Strategic Plan Monitoring Survey

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 shape us as a school

School Weekly Update June 12, 2020

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Catholic School Council We are very grateful for the wonderful Catholic School Council that we are blessed with at St. Elizabeth Seton. Through their efforts this year, your children have

School Weekly Update June 8, 2020

“Prejudice is a burden that confused the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.”  -Maya Angelou We have never been made more aware of the fact that we are all One Body in Christ, all of us created in the Image of God, all dependent on one another. Racism and prejudice needs to

Silence is Not an Option

Like many of you, I was both saddened and outraged to learn of the situation in Minnesota last week that resulted in the death of George Floyd.  We have all read the reports on social media in disbelief as the disturbing details began to emerge, and with heavy hearts we have watched the outcry that

Celebrating Filipino, Italian & Portuguese Heritage Month

June is Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Heritage Month in Canada. This month is an opportunity to honour and celebrate the contributions of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Canadians to the social, economic, political and cultural life of our country. Canada is home to many people of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese descent. These communities add to the

National AccessAbility Week – May 31 – June 6, 2020

May 31 to June 6, 2020 is National AccessAbility Week in Canada.​ National AccessAbility Week​ is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities. This week, we also recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that work to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion. At the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB),

School Weekly Update June 1, 2020

“If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~Mother Teresa Welcome June and praying for peace and acceptance in the world. Thank you for your continued patience as we complete week eight of Distance Learning. Staff continue to enhance their skills and have been asked to experiment

St. Elizabeth Seton Talent Show June 2020!

We would like to invite any students wishing to share their talents with our community for this year’s digital version of the St. Elizabeth Seton Talent Show. Students can sing, dance, play an instrument, perform a gymnastics routine, tell jokes, do magic, or share any other particular talent they may have. This is another opportunity

HCCEF 24 Hour Fast

 “. . . whatever you do for the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you do for me . . .” Matthew 25:40 St. Elizabeth Seton is joining the Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation (HCCEF) in the 24Hour Fast on June 3-4 to raise awareness for students in need. The fast can include Food,

School Weekly Update May 25, 2020

“In the middle of every difficulty lies an opportunity.” – Albert Einstein Extension of School Closure On Tuesday, May 19, the Ministry of Education announced that it is extending the school closure period for all students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. While it saddens us deeply to know that we will not

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until the End of the School Year

On May 19th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario for the remainder of the school year. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of this

School Weekly Update May 18, 2020

“Faith in action is love – and love in action is service.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta School Spirit As we continue with distance learning we are so grateful to have our community stay connected by participating in various spirit days and school initiatives. Thank you for participants in our Sports Fan Day and DRESS

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 Marco Puchetti Di Sabatino who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Marco Marco is a school ambassador and a strong

Kindergarten Program Orientation Information

Parents/Guardians who have a child(ren) registered to enter our Kindergarten program in September 2020, are invited to review our Kindergarten Orientation Materials. Due to the extension of the school closure period for all schools in Ontario, our Kindergarten Orientation Session will not take place in person this year.  However, information that is usually shared at our

School Weekly Update May 11, 2020

To be a mother is a great treasure. Mothers in their unconditional & sacrificial love for their children are the antidote to individualism ~ Pope Francis Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10th, is Mother’s Day. We honour and celebrate all of our mothers – including our grandmothers, godmothers, new mothers, mothers-to-be, step-mothers, foster mothers, adoptive mothers and all

Staff Appreciation Day – May 8, 2020

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 8, 2020! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4800 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

Mental Health Week 2020 ~ Practicing Self-Care

May 4-10, 2020 is the designated Mental Health Week in Canada, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about mental health. While supporting mental health is always a priority for us, this year Mental Health Week takes on a special significance in light of the current COVID-19

Igniting Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 3 to May 8, 2020, 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 Igniting Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to spread

School Weekly Update May 4, 2020

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  – Romans 15:13 Catholic Education Week – May 3 to May 8 Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique

You’re Invited to OAPCE’s Virtual Parent Summit!

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) is holding a Virtual Parent Summit on Saturday, May 9, 2020! The event will engage the community, advocate, and enhance Catholic Education in Ontario. Guest speakers include Sara Westbrook, Robert Gallo, Paul Davis and Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. All parents with children attending a Catholic school in Ontario are welcome to participate

All Schools Will Remain CLOSED Until At Least May 31, 2020

On April 26th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until at least May 31, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of

School Weekly Update April 27, 2020

“Mercy opens the doors of the heart because it makes us feel like we are all children of one Father.”  ~Pope Francis Thank you to all of our students & their families and our staff for participating in our virtual “Earth Spirit Day”! We loved seeing everyone sharing their pictures of how you celebrated this

School Weekly Update April 20, 2020

The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake. ~ Basil Hume Community Connections Now more than ever the relationship between home and school is key to your child’s success, and we

Seton Staff Video

We are missing all of our students, parents, and staff in the St. Elizabeth Seton School community! Here is a message for you. Thank you, Mrs. Bisbee, for putting this together for us. We hope it makes you smile:) #TogetherApartHCDSB @SetonSt

School Weekly Update April 13, 2020

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. ~ Pope John Paul II Update on Teacher-Led Distance Learning Thank you for your continued support this past week as we moved to Distance Learning. Our goal was to welcome everyone into the virtual classroom environment and re-establish the

An Easter Message from the Chair of our Board

To Our HCDSB family,  As Catholics, Holy Week is a marked time of renewal and hope, typically pronounced by the physical church as a visible social institution where our clergy are able to tend to us. During these unprecedented times of a pandemic which has led to schools and churches being closed, social distancing, isolation from family, friends and co-workers, our priests are having to find new ways to connect so that we may

Holy Week at Home

Families are invited to participate in the rituals and spirit of Holy Week at home. View the following Holy Week at Home resources for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Part 1 of Kindergarten Registration Available Online!

Although schools are closed, we are still accepting Kindergarten registrations online! When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September, 2020, your child must be four years old by December 31, 2020. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December

Access to Student Learning Platforms

At HCDSB, we support the use of the following online learning platforms:  D2L Google for Education Microsoft Office 365​​ Your child’s teacher will use one of the above platforms to provide instruction. Visit the website links above to access your child’s online learning and for more information about each platform. If your child needs assistance

School Weekly Update April 4, 2020

“May the Lord always give us hope for the future and the strength to keep going.” ~Pope Francis As we embark on this new journey in education together, I thought it would be helpful to return to one part of our normal and provide a school weekly update again. St. Paul the Apostle Parish Update

Televised Sunday Mass with Bishop Crosby

Each week, the Diocese of Hamilton will be televising Sunday Mass live from the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Tune in live each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on Cable 14 or watch the rerun at 1:00 p.m. on CHCH TV. For more information about televised Masses, and to see a list of online Mass

Updated: Food & Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most. Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register. For more information about additional food services and

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until Friday, May 1, 2020

On March 31st, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until Friday, May 1, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of this

Food Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most. Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register. For more information

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