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Communication Bulletin – May 8, 2020

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Beautiful Mothers, Grandmothers, and Mother Figures.

 A Message from Mary Mother of God Parish

The response to our First Communion craft and Mass has been overwhelming. Thank you! We have received over 100 pictures so far. A friendly reminder that our Online Mass for Grade 2 students will be this Saturday at 11 a.m. The Mass can be viewed online at:

Here is a wonderful video created for Mother’s Day by Debbie Fry.

Kindergarten Orientation Information:

Our kindergarten Orientation Information and Video can be found on our website under < Announcements:

Student Award of Excellence 2020

The Student Award of Excellence is a HCDSB award that is presented annually to students across our system who demonstrate outstanding qualities in the areas of leadership, faith development, family commitment, rapport with teachers and other students, involvement in school affairs, and community activities. Although, we are not able to celebrate this achievement in person this year, we are very proud to share that Simona V, a Grade 8 student, has been selected as our school’s recipient of this award. Congratulations Simona!

HCDSB Staff Appreciation Day – Friday, May 8, 2020

In this time of distance learning, never has it been more important to recognize the wonderful work of the staff of St. Gregory the Great.  We are fortunate everyday to have a staff that goes out of their way to make sure every child that walks through our door, both real and virtual, feels welcomed, feels safe, feels loved.  THANK YOU for being AMAZING. Thank you staff for making a difference every day! We are truly blessed at St. Gregory the Great!

Promoting Well-Being:  Mental Health Week

Thank you to all our families for supporting Mental Health Week and Participating in the Daily Challenges! For more information on mental health resources and support, please visit the HCDSB website:

COVID-19 Together! We Feed Students! FAQ

Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food 4 Kids Halton have partnered with the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board to ensure our students receive the support they need.

Where to get Food in Halton


If you are aware that you will not be returning to St. Gregory the Great in September, please let the office know. We are starting preliminary planning for next year and having the most updated information is very helpful when we look at class organization.

School Cash Online Refunds

A refund for the costs of field trips, food programs, or other school-related items purchased through School Cash Online will be provided. Due to the high volume of refunds currently being requested, School Cash Online is experiencing processing delays. This means that it may take longer than usual for funds to be deposited back into your accounts. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Cross Boundary Renewals for September 2020

Mrs. Palucci will be mailing out cross boundary forms that need to be renewed for existing cross boundary students.  Due to privacy concerns, cross boundary renewal applications are filled in with personal information should not be emailed back to us.

Completed forms will need to be mailed to the board office (802 Drury Lane, Burlington, ON L7R 2Y2) or the applications can be dropped directly into the mailbox located at the board office by the Reception entrance. This mailbox is checked daily. Please address the envelope – St. Gregory the Great – Cross Boundary Renewal Request.

All NEW cross boundary applications will be reviewed by Superintendents at the beginning of June. Once a determination has been made a confirmation email will be sent to the parents

Thanks and Prayers to for Our Front-Line Workers

Thank you to our many families who have Front Line Workers who courageously put themselves at risk to provide us with essential services – we are forever grateful for you! Please join us in honoring these incredible individuals each Friday evening at 7 pm for a 2 minute “Front Porch Clap” ~ TOGETHER Let’s make some NOISE & show our appreciation!!!

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Upcoming Events and Activities at St. Gregory the Great

Catholic School Council Meeting
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
P.A. Day – No School for Students
Feb 5 all day
Family Day – Schools are Closed
Feb 15 all day
Catholic Council of Chairs – Oakville
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
March Break
Mar 15 – Mar 19 all day
Catholic School Council Meeting
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Catholic School Council Meeting
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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