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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:

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 ( ) 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

School Weekly Update June 3, 2019

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Martin Luther Track and Field Meet – June 3 Our track and field team will be participating in the Burlington meet on June 3rd at Notre Dame Secondary School. We wish them good luck – Go Saints! Grade 7 Religion

Saint’s Senior Soccer Teams 2019

Senior Girls’ Soccer team 2019 These ladies are an extraordinarily talented group of girls who played with heart and skill. Coaches Lipinski and Horvath are incredibly proud of this team! Go Saints! Senior Boys’ Soccer Team 2019 Congratulations to the boys’ soccer team who competed with heart and demonstrated true grit! Coach Brens and Biso

School Weekly Update May 27, 2019

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go. ~ Dr. Seuss ABA Bonanza The Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA for All Bonanza event running on Monday, May 27.  This event will showcase what we do in education to

School Weekly Update May 20, 2019

It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts ~ Mother Teresa Victoria Day – May 20th A reminder that Monday, May 20th is a holiday. Please enjoy this time with your families. Emergency Drills We conducted a successful Lockdown drill last Thursday, May 16.

Corpus Pasta Night

Join Corpus for their 10th Anniversary                  Pasta Night! This event takes place on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Tickets are available online until May 20th at For more information click here: Pasta Night Corpus

School Weekly Update May 13, 2019

  To be a mother is a great treasure. Mothers in their unconditional & sacrificial love for their children are the antidote to individualism. ~ Pope Francis Happy Mother’s Day! We wish the mothers in our parent community a wonderful Mother’s Day on Sunday. We hope you enjoy the time with your families! Yearbook– Last

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

Student Class Placement 2019

Student Class Placement – September 2019 – Preparations are now being made to ensure that our school is organized for the 2019-2020 school year. In the coming weeks, teachers will be organizing student class placements. As you can appreciate, many hours of meetings and consultations go into the class building process to ensure the appropriate placement of

ABA Bonanaza

ABA Bonanza The Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA for All Bonanza event running on Monday, May 27th.  This event will showcase what we do in education to support the use of ABA Methodology, highlighting the collaboration of multiple disciplines (Behaviour Analysts, Itinerants, Child and Youth Counselors, Speech-Language Pathologists and Communication Disorder Assistants),

School Weekly Update May 6, 2019

At every moment in our life we have an opportunity to choose joy. ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen Catholic Education Week & Mental Health Week: May 6 – 10th “Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in

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’,

Catholic Education Week

Dear Families, Catholic Education Week takes place from May 5 through May 10, 2019. The province-wide theme for this year, ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’, reminds us that our Catholic Schools exist to help students form and grow as disciples of Christ. During Catholic Education Week, we are inviting our community to engage in meaningful activities

School Weekly Update April 29, 2019

We love because He first loved us – 1 John 4:19 Congratulations of Achievement On Monday, April 29th, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board will host its annual Student Award of Excellence celebration.  The Student Award of Excellence is presented annually to one student from every school who demonstrates outstanding qualities in the areas of

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books Competition Results Both the Junior and Senior teams had great success at their respective competitions held at the Burlington Public Library in the past few weeks.  The Junior team finished 6th out of 15 teams, and the Seniors made it to the Grand Battle for the second year in a row

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

School Weekly Update April 22, 2019

  He is not here; He is RISEN – Mark 16:6 A reminder that there is no school on Monday as it is Easter Monday. We hope our families enjoy a blessed Easter. Rejoice, He is risen! ECO- Friendly Initiatives  – April 23-26 Earth day is Monday, April 22. Last week the staff and students

School Weekly Update April 15, 2019

  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. ~ John 11:25-26. There is no school for the students on Good Friday and Easter Monday. What is Holy Week? Check

What is Holy Week?

Holy Week Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. ~ John 11:25-26. This week is Holy Week, a most sacred time of year. We commemorate and remember the last week

St. Elizabeth Seton Hockey Team

St. Elizabeth Seton had another successful season with the ice hockey team wrapping up their season winning the St. Marguerite March Madness Hockey Tournament on March 26th.   The team fought hard winning all 4 games played.  Special congratulations go to Richard S for winning team MVP. The team also competed at 2 tournaments at the

School Weekly Update April 8, 2019

During Lent, let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference ~ Pope Francis Professional Activity Day Friday April 12, 2019 is a PA Day. There is no school for students. School staff will be involved with workshops and information sessions on Mathematics and Health & Safety. School Council Our next School Council Meeting will

School Weekly Update April 1, 2019

Lent is a call to renew a commitment grown dull, perhaps, by a life more marked by routine than by reflection ~ Joan Chittister World Autism Awareness Day – April 2nd We ask our community to wear blue on April 2nd for World Autism Awareness Day. Please see our webpage for more information on this

Autism Awareness Month

World Autism Awareness Day – April 2nd April is Autism Awareness month and April 2 is worldwide Autism Awareness Day. People with autism can have a hard time communicating and understanding social cues. The symbol for Autism Awareness is the puzzle piece as the puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colours and shapes represent

School Weekly Update March 25, 2019

Let us allow God to fill our hearts with his goodness and mercy. ~Pope Francis Lenten Food Drive The Good Shepherd has identified their top donation priorities which we can focus on.  Items such as sugar, small oil, puddings, jams, crackers, canned fruit, pasta sauce, instant coffee, canned vegetables, small packages of noodles, canned pasta,

School Weekly Update March 18, 2019

Rest is so necessary for the health of our minds and bodies, and often so difficult to achieve due to the many demands placed on us. But rest is also essential for our spiritual health so that we can hear God’s voice and understand what he asks of us. ~ Pope Francis Welcome Back! We


  What is Lent? Lent is the 40-day season of preparation for Easter. Lent has two major purposes: It recalls or prepares for Baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance. Through forty days of closer attention to God’s Word and of more fervent prayer, we are prepared to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. Lent is a time of

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:

School Weekly Update March 4, 2019

In order to pray well, we need to have the heart of a child. ~ Pope Francis St. Elizabeth Seton Spirit Wear Kick of Day ~ Staff and students that have purchased our new St. Elizabeth Seton Spirit Wear are welcome to join us on Monday, March 4th  as our kick off day! We look

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