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Kindergarten Advent Concert

The Kindergarten Classes would like to invite you to their Advent Concert on Friday, December 13, 2019. Please see the show times below. We are looking forward to this special event. 10:15 a.m.  Foderaro/Fedoryshyn, Couture/Alves, Bramley/Dragolli 2:00 p.m.  Chaves/Smith, Smith/Burrell, Kennedy/Martins

Communication Bulletin – November 11, 2019

Remembrance Day Service: Thank you to Mr. Salamanszek’s class for leading our Remembrance Day Liturgy. All are welcome to join us at 10:45 am as our school pauses to remember the tremendous sacrifices so bravely and selflessly endured by the men and women who have served our country in times of conflict, and in times

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

Christmas Musical – The Best Christmas Present Ever!

Christmas Musical: The Christmas season is fast approaching! This year at St. Gregory the Great, we are thrilled to be bringing to you the Christmas Musical, The Best Christmas Present Ever, featuring our talent students in Grades 1, 2, and 3. Everyone is working hard on their songs and dances in preparation for our show

Communication Bulletin – November 4, 2019

All Souls Day – November 2 Jesus, Dear Savior, on this day we prayerfully remember all our loved ones who have died. Please give them comfort and hope and may they be at peace, knowing they will rest in God’s arms eternally. Thank you for our memories of them and for the good times we

Picture Retake Day and Sibling Picture Day: November 1

A friendly reminder that tomorrow, Friday, November 1, is picture retake day.  Please return your child(ren)’s photo package if they are getting their individual photo redone.  If your child was absent at our October photo day and does not have a photo package, kindly write a note in your child’s agenda letting their homeroom teacher

Communication Bulletin – October 28, 2019

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. John 4:7 All Saints Day – Nov 1st, All Souls Day – Nov 2nd A big THANK YOU! For being respectful of our parking lot expectations and working with us to ensure the

Communication Bulletin – October 21, 2019

We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. ~ Jean Vanier ~ A big THANK YOU to all our amazing Parent and Student Volunteers for their help with our Fuel for Kids Community Fundraiser. And, we are truly thankful for all our St. Gregory Families

Communication Bulletin – October 11, 2019

Thank you God for all your blessings to me and my family. For the strength you give me each day and for all the people around me who make life more meaningful. Amen Fuel for Kids Fundraiser: On Thursday, October 17th, 2019, St. Gregory the Great school will partner up with our local FORTINOS store

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: bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates

Communication Bulletin – October 7, 2019

We dedicate the month of October to the Holy Rosary. October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  For CUPE Labour Updates: How Will Parents Be Notified? If the CUPE strike proceeds and we have to close our schools to students, we will notify you in the following ways: An email will

Important Update: If CUPE Strike Proceeds, All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students

In the event of a full withdrawal of services by CUPE, schools will be closed to students on Monday, October 7th, and for the duration of the strike.​ ​ We regret that this decision will pose some challenges for parents and guardians who may have to find childcare arrangements, however closing schools is the only way

Hallowe’en Dance-A-Thon

ST. GREGORY THE GREAT – FUNDRAISING EVENT   Dear St. Gregory the Great Families: On Thursday, October 31st, 2019, our Kindergarten – Gr. 8 students will be participating in a Halloween Dance-A-Thon to be held in the gymnasium. This day will provide everyone with the opportunity to dance, exercise, have fun and raise money to

Communication Bulletin – September 30, 2019

Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord? Who can ever praise him enough? (Psalm 106:2) Calling all Volunteers  We are in need of volunteers for the 2019-2020 School Year. Volunteers enrich our educational programs and enhance student success and achievement. This year, volunteers will be needed for a few of the many initiatives

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

Communication Bulletin – September 23, 2019

Curriculum Night  – Thank you! We would like to thank all of our parents/guardians who were able to join us for our Welcome Back Community Event and Curriculum Night on Thursday evening. It was wonderful to meet and reconnect with families. We appreciate our partnership as we continue to work together to build a safe,

Communication Bulletin – September 13, 2019

Welcome Back Community Event and Curriculum Night: Our annual Welcome Back Community Event and Curriculum Night will occur on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  Visit your child’s classroom, meet their teacher and learn about the curriculum they will explore this year. Take the opportunity to reconnect with friends and families from our school, and enjoy some fellowship

Communication Bulletin – September 6, 2019

Our opportunity is always to make the choice for Joy. To see the world with new eyes – open eyes – loving eyes. To choose compassion and understanding – for ourselves, our family, our friends, our community, for the whole world. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie Dear Parents and Guardians, Our first week of school was

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

Feast Day of St. Gregory the Great

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Gregory the Great. The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.           — Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Welcome Back!

Dear St. Gregory the Great Families, Welcome back to the start of the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking forward to a fantastic school year.  We hope that your families have had an enjoyable summer. Please access our school’s electronic newsletter here: Welcome Back to St. Gregory the Great We look forward to seeing you

Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS)

Please visit the HSTS website www.haltonbus.ca to obtain more information about school bus transportation. In addition to information available on haltonbus.ca, we have included some links below to provide you with pertinent information.  You can also follow HSTS on Twitter @haltonschoolbus for safety messages and communication updates. 2019-2020 Student Transportation Schedules: https://www.haltonbus.ca/2019/08/available-now-2019-20-student-transportation-schedules/ Transportation Eligibility: https://www.haltonbus.ca/am-i-eligible-for-transportation/

Attendance Matters

St. Gregory the Great School is dedicated to helping your son or daughter develop the spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, social and physical capabilities to live fully and to meet the future challenges of adult roles and responsibilities.  The school can best contribute to your child’s education and development when you form a partnership with them.

Video Surveillance on School Buses

Beginning September 2019, school buses that transport HCDSB students to and from school will be equipped with interior-facing video recording cameras.  The cameras will be recording while school buses are in use, providing an additional measure to help enhance student safety, monitor disruptive behaviour and maintain order on the school bus. Personal information recorded by these video cameras is collected

Class Placements

Welcome Back to our St. Gregory Families and a warm welcome to new families joining us this September. We are looking forward to the start of a fantastic school year! Please be advised that you will be able to access information about your child’s class placement on Saturday, August 31, 2019, after 9:00am.  This information

Grade 7 School-based Immunization Program 2019-2020

Grade 7 School-based Immunization Program 2019-2020 As you may know, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provides a school-based immunization program for students that is delivered by the local health departments. The three immunization programs currently delivered in schools provide vaccination for:       Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) November 13, 2019 May 20, 2020       Meningococcal Disease February

Communication Bulletin No. 41

I know you have big dreams for yourself, but don’t forget to appreciate how far you’ve come already. Remember the days you prayed for the things you have now ~ Ruben Chavez GOODBYE AND GOD BLESS Each year at this time we have to say goodbye to those who are leaving St. Gregory to share their

Communication Bulletin No. 40

  “Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” ~ 1 John 3:18 Happy Father’s Day to all of our St. Gregory fathers! St. John’s Bible The St. John’s Bible will visit our school on Tuesday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  The St. John’s Bible is the inspiration

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

Communication Bulletin No. 39

Pentecost is the moment when a heart of stone is shattered and a heart of flesh takes its place. ~ Fr Cantalamessa School Hallways Parents and guardians are reminded that when they are dropping off or picking up their children during school hours they are to enter the school building via the main entrance only

Communication Bulletin No. 38

  We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. ~ Jean Vanier Closing School Mass As we leave for the summer, we take time to thank God for the gift of Catholic Education, and for the wonderful school year, we have spent together as a community

Communication Bulletin No. 37

“Let all that you do be done in love.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14 Vice Principal News We are delighted to welcome our new Vice Principal, Mrs Ann-Marie Melchionna, who joins us from St. Francis. Mrs Melchionna brings a wealth of experience in Education both as a teacher and as a Special Education Teacher and we are

Communication Bulletin No. 36

“Faith in action is love – and love in action is service.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta Victoria Day – May 20th A reminder that Monday, May 20th is a holiday. Please enjoy this time with your families. EQAO Dates A reminder that our Grade 3 and our Grade 6 students will be participating in

Communication Bulletin No. 35

“To be a mother is a great treasure. Mothers in their unconditional & sacrificial love for their children are the antidote to individualism.”  Pope Francis Thank you for celebrating Catholic Education Week with us! We are so thankful for the many guests who came to St. Gregory this week to share in our celebration of Catholic

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

Communication Bulletin 34

  “Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.” 1 Catholic Education Week St. Gregory the Great Catholic Elementary School is proud to celebrate Catholic Education Week from Monday, May 6, 2019 to

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’,

OSGE May: A Self-Directed, Responsible, Lifelong Learner

“THERE IS NO END TO EDUCATION. IT IS NOT THAT YOU READ A BOOK, PASS AN EXAMINATION, AND FINISH WITH EDUCATION. THE WHOLE OF LIFE, FROM THE MOMENT YOU ARE BORN TO THE MOMENT YOU DIE, IS A PROCESS OF LEARNING.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti As we enter Catholic Education Week, we also begin our new

ABA For All Bonanza

The Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA for All Bonanza event running for one entire day in our school on June 11, 2019.  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,

2019-2020 Class Placement Process

2019-2020 Class Placement Process St. Gregory the Great School will soon begin the process of preparing tentative class lists for the 2019-2020 school year.  When creating classes, the following criteria are given due consideration: the student’s personality; creating a group of students that allows for flexible instructional groupings; attempt to create a balance of males

Communication Bulletin No. 33

While I know myself as a creation of God. I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation. Maya Angelou Sacrament of First Communion Congratulations and God Bless our St. Gregory students that celebrated the sacrament of Holy Communion this past Sunday. May you always know

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

Communication Bulletin No. 32

He is not here; He is RISEN ~ Mark 16:6 Easter Monday- April 22nd We hope all of our families enjoyed a blessed Easter, the holiest of holidays on the Christian calendar as it marks the fulfilment of God’s promise. Rejoice, He is risen! Following Easter Sunday, the season of Easter begins and lasts for seven

Communication Bulletin No. 31

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”.  John 3:16 As we enter Holy Week, Pope Francis reminds us that this week is a privileged time when we are called to draw near to Jesus.  May we enter more deeply

What is Holy Week?

This week is Holy Week, a most sacred time of year. We commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. The season of Lent, the season of sacrifice and self-denial is about to come to an end. It begins with Palm Sunday. On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, which occurred

Communication Bulletin No. 30

“Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.” 1 Peter 1:8  Halton Food for Thought Breakfast Cart Program In partnership with Halton Food for Thought (HFFT), our school provides our students with nutritious food and

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