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Weekly Update – October 19-23

“Believing talents can be developed allows people to fulfill their potential.” ~ Carol Doweck Welcome Back and See you Soon!Welcome back to our students who are returning from the Virtual School setting this week ~ we are excited to see you in person! Please know we will greatly miss our students who are transitioning from

Halloween Costumes – Equity & Inclusion Education

The Halton Catholic District School Board is committed to creating and supporting a positive climate in each of our school communities, that fosters and promotes equity, inclusivity and celebrates diversity. We recognize that all people are created equal, in the image of God, each with inimitable characteristics deserving of dignity. Ensuring equity is a central goal of

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 2021-2022 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

Weekly Update – October 12 – 16

“Not what we say about our blessing, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser Thanksgiving BlessingsMay you always remain thankful for the gift of your life, and never take for granted the miracle of each breath you take, for your life is God’s gift to you. May you

Weekly Update – October 5 – October 9

We ask for the grace to listen to one another, in order to discern together what the Lord is asking of His Church. – Pope Francis National Teacher Appreciation DayIn 2020, World Teachers’ Day will celebrate teachers with the theme “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching

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! Each year, during the month of

HCDSB Celebrates Islamic History Month

In 2007, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed October as Canadian Islamic History Month in recognition of the significant contributions the Muslim community has made to Canadian society. Muslim-Canadians contribute to the prosperity and heritage of our country through their outstanding achievements in many fields, including literature, mathematics, science, sports and the arts. Islamic History Month gives

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

Weekly Update – September 28 – October 2

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. ~1 Cor 12:4-6 Civvies Day – Orange Shirt DayOn Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 Canadians are encouraged to wear

St. Gabriel Return to School Plan

In accordance with the Halton Catholic District School Board’s Return to School Plan, a committee was established consisting of staff and 1 parent representative to plan for the return of students for the 2020-2021 school year. The committee met twice prior to the first day of school and the plan below was devised and vetted