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Update #10: All HCDSB Schools Will Be CLOSED to Students on Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) announced that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services (walkout) on Thursday, March 5, 2020. OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers. A full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms, posing significant

FDK Registration Open

Any parents wishing to register their child at St. Gabriel CES in Full-Day Kindergarten for the 2020 – 2021 school year are strongly encouraged to do so as soon as possible. To complete the online portion of the registration, parents should visit the HCDSB website below: https://www.hcdsb.org/Programs/EarlyLearning/Pages/default.aspx

Lunchbox Trial at St. Gabriel CES

Our Catholic School Council has proposed a 7 week trial with Lunchbox Orders – a company that allows parents to order lunches for their child(ren). Parents will have the option to order from Pita Pit, Mr. Sub, and Quesada. The trial will run on Mondays for 7 weeks beginning after March Break. Following the trial,

Weekly Update – February 24 – 28

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:7 OECTA Withdrawal of Services Cancelled  The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) announced Friday that the potential one-day, full withdrawal of services (walkout) in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 has been CANCELLED. All HCDSB schools will be OPEN

Update #9: Update! All HCDSB Schools will be OPEN to Students on Tues., February 25, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that the potential one-day, full withdrawal of services (walkout) in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 has been CANCELLED. All HCDSB schools will be OPEN to students on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. OECTA has announced that the series of rotating strikes across the province

Update #8: OECTA Announces Potential Walkout – Tuesday, February 25​

It was announced today that OECTA will move to a series of rotating strikes across the province next week, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then. This means that OECTA will potentially hold a one-day, full withdrawal of services in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, unless a strike is averted. OECTA represents all of our

Weekly Update – February 17 – 21

“The world is full of beautiful places. Let your heart be one of them.” ~Jenim Dibie Family Day – Monday February 17th Monday, February 17 is Family Day, a designated Provincial holiday. No classes will be held this day and the school will be closed to students and staff. St. Gabriel Hockey Team Good luck

Update #7: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Fri., February 21, 2020

It was announced today that on Friday, February 21, 2020 all elementary and secondary teachers, as well as many education workers across the province, will participate in a one-day walkout. This walkout will include members of the following four education unions in Ontario: Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO); Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Notre Dame March Madness Basketball Camp

For information, please see attachments below: ND Basketball March Break Flyer 2020 (002) ND March Basketball Camp 2020 Registration Form (1) (1) (002)

Weekly Update – February 10 – 14

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ~ Rumi Uniform Swap – Monday, February 10th Catholic School Council will be holding a Uniform Swap at St. Gabriel CES on Monday, February 10th, 2020 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Spirit Day – Red and Pink Day – Thursday, February 13th St. Gabriel school will

Celebrating Our Catholic School Graduates!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the HCDSB Alumni Award – and we’re looking for nominations! About the Award  The HCDSB Alumni Award has been created as part of the board’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, to recognize the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs). Beginning this year, and

Weekly Update – February 3 – 7

“You are chosen and loved.” ~ Ephesians 1:4    HCDSB Schools Closed – Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 Please see the email sent from HCDSB on Friday, January 31st, 2020: We are writing to remind you that all HCDSB schools will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 as a result of the province-wide one-day full withdrawal

Update #6: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Tues., February 4, 2020​

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. As OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers, a full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms. This poses significant

Weekly Update – January 27 – 31

Pray, hope and don’t worry. ~ Padre Pio Freezies for Aussies As a response to the wildfires burning in Australia, Mrs. Main’s Grade 3 class has created a fundraiser called “Freezies for Aussies”. Pre-orders have been placed and will be available for tomorrow, Monday, January 27th. For those who didn’t pre-order, Freezies will still be

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

Weekly Update – January 20 – 25

Above all, love each other deeply. ~ 1 Peter 4:8 All HCDSB Schools Closed to Students Tuesday, January 21st The following information has been taken from the HCDSB website: 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

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.

Weekly Update – January 13-17

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C.S. Lewis St. Gabriel Parish Update Happy New Year.  We pray everyone had a blessed Christmas.  Just a few reminders of events at St. Gabriel Church. Children’s Liturgy is back during the 11:00 Sunday Masses.  Children ages 4 – 10 are welcome to

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

FDK REGISTRATION 2020/2021

Online Registration for full time Kindergarten is available for parents on our board website.  Our school have extended our hours on Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22 from     9:00-12:00 and 1:00 – 5:00, this will give parents the availability to bring in your documentation to complete all registrations. If you have any questions or concerns,

Weekly Update – January 6-10

“Many will rejoice because of His birth.” ~Luke 1:14 Welcome Back – Happy New Year! The staff of St. Gabriel CES are looking forward to welcoming students back on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 8:20 am. We hope all our families enjoyed a Blessed Christmas and a restful break surrounded by loved ones. We are

ND Family of Schools Parent Engagement Event – “Parents Night In”

Parents Night In- Jan. 22nd, 2020 Upcoming Parents Night In On Wednesday January 22nd, from 6pm-8pm, Notre Dame will be hosting a Parents Night In. Parents of students in our high school and feeder schools (St. Timothy’s, St. Gabriel’s, St. Mark’s and Canadian Martyrs) are welcome to attend the event. The night will start off

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

Weekly Update – December 16-20

“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”   ~Psalm 126:3   The staff of St. Gabriel CES would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a very Merry Christmas. May the Lord grant you and your loved ones love, joy and goodwill this Christmas and

Halton Region – Rabies Information

Parents/Guardians, Please see the brochure attached with information on rabies in Halton Region. SS 31 – Rabies brochure

Weekly Update – December 9-13

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.” ~John 14:27 Staffing Update During a HCDSB Board Meeting held Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, it was announced that Ms. Elisa Carey will become Vice-Principal of St. Gabriel CES effective Monday, January 6th, 2020. Ms. Carey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as both

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

Weekly Update – December 2-6

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    Grades 3-6 and Grade 8 Reconciliation  As we enter into the season of Advent in the liturgical calendar, our Grades 3-6 and Grade

Weekly Update – November 25-29

“Be kind to one another.” ~Ephesians 4:32   Advent Giving Fair 2019 – Donations and Volunteers Needed!  The tradition of helping families in need continues at St. Gabriel CES. The annual Advent Giving Fair will take place on Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th. The setup and organization of this event takes place on

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

Weekly Update – November 18-22

“Let all that you do be done in love.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14 Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week/Pink Shirt Day/We Are Silent Event This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week at St. Gabriel. Our School Wellness Action Team (SWAT) and WE team students have planned different activities throughout the week. Wednesday November 20th is

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

Weekly Update – November 11-15

“To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high”  ~ John McCrae Remembrance Day Liturgy The entire school will be involved in a Remembrance Day Liturgy on Monday, November 11th at 10:30 am at St. Gabriel Church. Our Grade 7 students have been working hard to prepare and plan

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

Boogie-a-thon Winners!

We would like to congratulate our School Community on a successful fundraiser. Our students were able to raise $14, 777.00, a bit shy of the $15,000.00 goal. But Mr. Tilley has decided to dye his hair in the school colours to show his gratitude to our school community in taking the time to help make

Weekly Update – November 4 – November 8

“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.” ~Aesop   Progress Reports/Parent-Teacher Interviews Progress Report Cards for Grades 1 – 8 students and Kindergarten Communication of Learning: Initial Observations, will be sent home on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019. We will be holding Parent – Teacher Interviews for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students

NOTRE DAME INSIDER FLYER

Our October Issue of InsideND is now live!  Please feel free to share with your staff. Visit http://www.insidend.ca for all of the news and happenings here at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School! In this issue we have: ND Goes Pink!  Pink Day 2019 Coverage Notre Dame’s Academic Award Winners & Honour Roll #NDShots – Pictures

Weekly Update – October 28 – November 1

“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 Little Jammerz Little Jammerz will be held over the lunch hour this week. Moving forward, students

Weekly Update – October 21-25

“Our ability to participate in government, to elect our leaders and to imporve our lives is contingent upon our ability to access the ballot. We know in our hearts that voting is a sacred right – the fount from which all others flow.” ~ Stacey Abrams Hallowe’en Booogie-A-Thon Fundraiser! On Wednesday, October 30th, we will

Grade 8 Parent Information Night @ ND

Please see the attached Poster for Grade 8 Parent Information Night at Notre Dame   Grade 8 Parent Information Night Brochure 2019

Registration for Extended French Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School will offer the Extended French Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The Extended French Program is an exciting, fast-paced, optional program with limited enrolment. Students must be entering Grade 5 in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s Extended French Program. How

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