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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

Communication Bulletin – February 24, 2020

As we prepare to begin Lent, perhaps after a hearty dinner of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, may we take time for extra prayer, particularly the Stations of the Cross, and various penances to overcome our weaknesses and to atone for our sins. Pancake Tuesday – Rescheduled for Monday, February 24th On Monday, February 24, 2020,

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

Parking Lot Safety

Parking Lot Safety at St. Gregory the Great Kindly do not pick up or drop off children at the no parking/no stopping zone along Sixteen Mile Drive. Please follow these Rules for Safety: Drive up to the Parkview Entrance to reach the beginning of the ‘Kiss & Ride’ loop, in the West Lot, and drop

Communication Bulletin – February 18, 2020

The future passes through the family. So protect your families! Protect your families! See in them your country’s greatest treasure and nourish them always by prayer and the grace of the sacraments. Families will always have their trials, but may you never add to them! Instead, be living examples of love, forgiveness and care. Be

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

Communication Bulletin – February 10, 2020

“Dear Children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth.”  – John 3:18  February 13th – The Creation of Hope Orphanage in Kenya Civvies Day: On Thursday, February 13, St Gregory School will be celebrating love and kindness with a variety of special activities! Students are encouraged to wear red

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

Communication Bulletin – February 3, 2020

“Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation.” – Pope Francis  Labour Negotiations: The Halton Catholic District School Board has provided a link on our school website to assist parents with accessing the most up to date information regarding labour negotiations.  You can access this information here:  Labour Negotiations A reminder that all HCDSB

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

Communication Bulletin – January 27, 2020

“The more you read, the more you know, the more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss   Thank you to Mrs. Palucci and Mrs. Shaw for welcoming our new Kindergarten Registration Families on January 21 and 22. Family Literacy Day:  In honour of the National Family Literacy Day on Monday, January 27th,

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

Communication Bulletin – January 20, 2020

We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor.  We need to include the excluded, and preach peace. Pope Francis Labour Negotiations Update: Our school will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 as a result of the recent announcement by OECTA of a province-wide,

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.

Communication Bulletin – January 13, 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! We hope everyone had a wonderful break and enjoyed good quality time with family and friends. We had a great first week of 2020! A Message from Mary Mother of God Parish YOUTH LED FAMILY MASS: Join us Sunday January 19th at 11:00 am for our Youth Led Family

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

Communication Bulletin – December 20, 2019

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. Luke

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

Communication Bulletin – December 16, 2019

This weekend we light the third candle on the Advent Wreath. Happiness is an emotion that can disappear as quickly as it rises to the surface. Joy, however, is a choice. We have a choice. God gives us a joy that is unconquerable. We can choose to live in an attitude of resentment, anger and fear

Communication Bulletin – December 9, 2019

Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God. This weekend we light the second candle on the Advent Wreath. Peace with others begins as we understand that God has called us to be peacemakers in our world. Is there somewhere in your own world where you can be a peacemaker

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

New Bus Stop for routes 204 am and 128 pm

Attention Parents with Children who ride on Bus Route 204 am / 128 pm. Please note the change in bus stop. It was necessary to relocate a stop due to increased construction activity on Huguenot Road for route 204 am / 128 pm Start Date: Wednesday December 4/19 Old Stop Location: ON HUGUENOT ROAD –

Communication Bulletin: December 2, 2019

Preparing the Way for the Lord Advent prepares us for celebrating Christ’s coming in history; it calls us to consider his presence with us now in mystery, and his coming at the end of time in majesty. But what does this mean for us in our daily lives? When we think of the word “Advent”, perhaps it’s wreaths, candles,

Communication Bulletin – November 25, 2019

  Dove Tree: Advent is a time of preparation for the Christmas season. This year we will continue to help others to prepare their Christmas celebrations by collecting gift cards to support those in our Parish boundary, through the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. The SVVP Angel Tree at Mary Mother of God serves

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

Communication Bulletin – November 18, 2019

                    Dear Young People, Jesus wants to be your friend, and wants you to spread the joy                                                       of his

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

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,

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