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Weekly Update – September 20 – 24

“Hope is the virtue of a heart that does not close itself in darkness or remain locked in the past but looks towards the future.” ~ Pope Francis Thank you to our entire community for a FABULOUS WEEK! Thank you, parents, for all your support in ensuring that you and your child are wearing a

Terry Fox Event at St. Gabriel

St. Gabriel School will be participating in a Terry Fox Walk on Thursday, October 7th. A Virtual Kick-Off Event will be held on Friday, October 1st hosted by Ms. Barclay’s Grade 8 class. A schedule will be created to ensure classes can complete the walk within their cohorts, and that proper social distancing can be

School Spirit and School Event Dates (Tentative)

Please see the attachment below for dates of school spirit days and (tentative) major school events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. These dates were established and approved in partnership with the 2020 -2021 St. Gabriel Catholic School Council during the May 6th, 2021 meeting.

Weekly Update – September 13 -17

Having faith does not mean having no difficulties, but having the strength to face them, knowing we are not alone. ~ Pope Francis Many ThanksA BIG shout out to our community~ what INCREDIBLE TEAMWORK! We are blessed to live, love and learn in this special school community! Thank you to our students for your smiles, laughter and excitement

Weekly Update – September 7 – 10

Discern pathways where others only see walls…recognize potential where others see only peril. – Pope Francis – Welcome Back!We begin to welcome our students back to school this week, with several reminders and procedures to share with families for our return to school. The health and well-being of our students, families and staff is our priority.

Class Lists

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

Weekly Update – August 30 – September 3

“We choose hope over fear. We see the future not as something out of our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort” – Barak Obama Welcome Back!We will welcome our students back to school on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Halton and all of Ontario are in Step 3

Return to School Plan

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

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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

Weekly Update – June 28 & 29

A school’s mission is to develop the sense of the true, the sense of the good, the sense of the beautiful.” ~ Pope Francis Happy Summer Break!We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to our staff, parents, and students for all their support, kindness and efforts this year at St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary

Weekly Update – June 21 – 25

“Just be a good person, love who you can, help where you can, give what you can.” ~Saint Teresa of Calcutta Sincerest Thanks Thank you to our Catholic School Community for supporting PRIDE Awareness Day this last Monday, June 14th. Thank you to our staff and students for persevering through remote learning and demonstrating resilience

Weekly Update – June 14 – 18

“Love overcomes, love delights, those who love the Sacred Heart rejoice” ~ St. Bernadette Soubirous Sincerest Thanks Thank you to our Catholic School Community for embracing and supporting PRIDE Awareness Day this Monday, June 14th. Thank you to our staff and students for persevering through remote learning and demonstrating resilience each day! Thank you to

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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.

Weekly Update – June 7 – 11

“It’s not about how much you do, but about how much love you put into what you do that counts.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta Sincerest Thanks Thank you to our Catholic School Community for embracing and supporting Rainbow Day on June 1st. Thank you to our staff and students for persevering through remote learning and demonstrating resilience each day!

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

Weekly Update – May 31 – June 4

“The strength of the family lies in its capacity to love and to teach how to love.” ~ Pope Francis Sincerest ThanksThank you to our Catholic School Council members for their support this year.Thank you to our office staff – Mrs. Mulligan and Mrs. Stolte for always caring for our students.Thank you to our staff

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

Weekly Update – May 24 – 28

“He has made everything beautiful in its time..” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11 Sincerest Thanks Thank you to our staff and students for persevering during this remote learning period. Thank you, parents, for you support in monitoring your child’s online presence during remote learning. Thank you to our St. Gabriel community for your commitment to treating everyone

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

The Inspiring Medical Journey of Isabella Cuartas

Please see the links below about a tremendously brave young girl – Isabella Cuartas – Grade 3 Student from St. Gabriel https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/cuartas-scoliosis-magec-hospital-1.6027070

Weekly Update – May 17 – 21

“May our communities be oases of peace.” ~Pope Francis Sincerest ThanksThank you to our St. Gabriel community for participating in Dress LOUD Day on Friday, May 14 to raise awareness for the deaf and hard of hearing community in our school! Thank you to ALL of the AMAZING NURSES in our community!!! Please know how

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

Weekly Update – May 10 – 14

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~ Plato Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mothers, Grandmothers, and Mother Figures. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Thank yous Thank you to our students and staff for showcasing how

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

Weekly Update – May 3 – 7

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8. Catholic Education Week: May 2 – 7, 2021The theme for Catholic Education Week 2021, “Nurturing Hope,” reminds us that publicly funded Catholic education is a call to service. Regardless of our

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 Michael Gewarges who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Michael Michael is a very kind, respectful, and

Kindergarten Orientation Video – 2021 – 2022

The St. Gabriel CES Full-Day Kindergarten Orientation Video will be available for viewing as of Tuesday, April 27th, 2021. Please use the following link to view on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/JjMNURuKV6c We look forward to welcoming your family for the 2021-2022 school year!

Weekly Update – April 26 – 30

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 Thank youThank you to our students, their parents, and our staff for all your efforts and especially patience in a successful return to Remote

Weekly Update – April 19 – 23

“We are the guardians of creation”. ~Pope Francis, Laudato Si Teacher-Led Remote Learning Begins for ALL StudentsOn 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. Students who are currently enrolled in our Virtual School will

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

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent is required from parents or guardians.   Targeted testing is offered only for individuals who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  Voluntary COVID-19 testing is available to: All students and their families All school staff and their household members All Child Care

Weekly Update – April 5 – 9

Let us ask for the grace to be amazed. ~Pope Francis Thank you to our St. Gabriel Grade 7/8 students and their teachers for the amazing Stations of the Cross Virtual Presentation; Thank you to Fr. Janusz, Fr. Jacek, Nancy Meehan and the St. Gabriel Parish Team for their continued spiritual leadership; Thank you to our community for

Weekly Update – March 29 – April 1

“Let us allow God to fill our hearts with his goodness and mercy.” ~Pope Francis Thank you to our St. Gabriel families for your efforts to stay home and stay healthy so we can be healthy and safe at school; Thank you to our staff for your diligence with the Covid-19 protocols each day; Thank

Fostering Mental Health & Well-Being: Parent Information Sessions

The Special Education Services department at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a series of parent information sessions to help families adjust and respond to the new norms faced during a global pandemic and how to cope with the mental health and well-being of their children in times of uncertainty and change. For the health and safety

School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day – Wednesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day! On School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, let’s show our gratitude for the people that ensure active and safe travel for students and families to and from our schools. Here are some ways we can show our appreciation year-round: Guard signals you to stop; all cyclists

Weekly Update – March 22 – 26

Lent is a time for reconsidering our feelings, for letting our eyes be opened to injustice, to open our hearts to those suffering ~ Pope Francis Mismatched Socks for World Down Syndrome Day – Monday, March 22ndSunday March 21st is World Down Syndrome day and #LotsOfSocks campaign was created to raise awareness on Down Syndrome so on Monday, March 22nd we invite all staff and students

Weekly Update – March 15 -19

Nobody can be discarded because we are all vulnerable. Each one of us is a treasure whom God allows to grow in his or her own way. ~ Pope Francis Thank youThank you… to our St. Gabriel Parish Pastoral Team including Fr. Janusz, Fr. Jacek, and Nancy Meehan for guiding our faith formation and leading

Final Change to Learning Environment Request Form Now OPEN

The final Change to Learning Environment Request Form is now OPEN. Request to Change Learning Environment  If you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from remote learning to in-class instruction, or vice versa, you are asked to complete an online request form. Important notes before you complete the online form:  You are asked to submit a separate form for each child.  You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this request.

Weekly Update – March 8 – 12

Through prayer we can enter into a stable relationship with God, the source of true joy. ~ Pope Francis Thank yousThank you…to our parents/guardians for their support in following the guidelines for using our parking lot and ‘Kiss & Ride’ – both before and after school! By working together, we are making a difference in getting

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