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“As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: ‘A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. ‘” Luke 3:4 Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  Thank you to all families for following our

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“Advent is a time of waiting for our Lord, who will visit us all in our own hearts.  The Lord is coming!  Let us wait for Him!” Pope Francis Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school property.  Together,

HCDSB Celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities 2021

Students and staff from the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities on Friday, December 3rd and throughout the week (November 29 – December 3, 2021). HCDSB schools will be participating in a variety of learning activities next week to raise awareness, and support the rights and

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program 5-11 year olds

COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year olds

Calling all Halton Heroes! First dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for 5-11 year olds can now be booked through Halton Region’s online booking system for children five to 11 years of age (or turning five in 2021). Second doses can be booked at a date closer to the recommended eight week interval. Appointments are dependent on paediatric vaccine

Communication Bulletin

“I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God.” St. Dominic Savio Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school property.  Together, we will

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2021

November 21-27, 2021 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario, and 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 week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all,

Apply to the HCDSB Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council

Our HCDSB schools are committed to creating safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools. Human Rights and Equity are guiding values that are consistent both with Catholic Social Teaching, reaffirming the dignity of every individual, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Code, which safeguards students

Communication Bulletin

“We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school property.  Together, we will continue to keep one another safe. We

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“The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to us day after day.”  St. Gianna Molla Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school property. 

Keeping Christ in Christmas

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running its annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from Friday, November 5 through Friday, December 3, 2021. Students are encouraged to submit entries that highlight the theme of the contest, and

Student Census 2022

Coming Soon! February 28, 2022 The Student Census 2022 will be implemented February 28 and April 4, 2022 (inclusive). All students will be invited to complete the Student Census on a voluntary basis, as follows: Kindergarten – Grade 8To be completed by parents and guardians Why is it important to collect identify-based information? Identity-based data

Communication Bulletin

Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school property.  Together, we will continue to keep one another safe. We would like to wish all our students and their families a Happy Halloween!  Please stay safe this weekend while you

Communication Bulletin

Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school property.  Together, we will continue to keep one another safe. Daily Self Screening All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. The province will continue to provide a

Communication Bulletin

Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school property.  Together, we will continue to keep one another safe. Daily Self Screening All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. The province will continue to provide a

Communication Bulletin

Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  On behalf of all the staff at St. Gregory the Great we would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.  We wish you a blessed weekend with your family.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school

Communication Memo

Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  The teachers were very excited to have their classes filled with students.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school property.  Together, we will continue to keep one another safe. Daily Self Screening All staff and students must self-screen

Communication Memo

Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  The teachers were very excited to have their classes filled with students.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school property.  Together, we will continue to keep one another safe. Daily Self Screening All staff and students must self-screen

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day ~ September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 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 Memo

Dear Parents, Thank you for another wonderful week at St. Gregory.  The teachers were very excited to have their classes filled with students.  Thank you to all families for following our COVID protocols on the school property.  Together, we will continue to keep one another safe. Daily Self Screening All staff and students must self-screen

Submit Your Feedback ~ North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Proposed Boundary Option

We are currently undergoing a School Boundary Review Process to determine the school boundaries for the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School. You can now access the Virtual Public Information Meeting for the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review here. Background On October 20, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for North Oakville #4 CES.  North Oakville #4 CES is located in the new residential development

Communication Memo

Dear Parents, It was so wonderful to see all of our students and families this past week.  We appreciate working with all families in our school community in an effort to keep the children in our care safe. Please know we are committed to providing a quality Catholic education that is flexible and engaging. We

Smile Cookies to Support Oakville Students!

From September 13 – 19, all Smile Cookie purchases made at Tim Hortons locations in Oakville will directly support Food4Kids Halton! Food4Kids Halton currently supports more than 850 children in Halton by providing nutritious foods to ensure that children have access to healthy foods over the weekend and during the summer months. Smile Cookie purchases can be made

Welcome Back!

Dear Parents, We are very happy to welcome back all our returning students and those new to our school community!  We also welcome some new staff to St. Gregory the Great.  Staff are excited to be able to work in person with your children and can’t wait to hear the sound of children fill our

New to Kindergarten at St. Gregory the Great

If your child is starting in Kindergarten at St. Gregory the Great in September. Please click on the following link for some FAQ’s that our Kindergarten team would like to share with you. Our Team is excited to meet you and your child during the virtual interviews. If you have any questions, feel free to

Class Lists

Class Lists Available Friday, September 3rd

We are currently finalizing elementary class placements and making adjustments based on new registrations that have come in over the summer. Final placements will be available on Friday, September 3rd after 3:00 p.m.   Parents and guardians will be able to access the class placement for each child, using your child’s Office 365 email and password. You will

Return to School Plan

Returning to School for the 2021-2022 Year

The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 is now available for review on the HCDSB website: https://www.hcdsb.org/return-to-school/ The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 provides the protocols, guidelines and expectations that will be in place to help prevent and respond to cases of COVID-19 in our schools and workplaces throughout the year.  This plan was developed in consultation with Halton

Preparing for a Safe & Healthy Return to School – A Live Webinar with Dr. Meghani

Dear Parents and Guardians,  As was shared last week and again through email last night. Please join the live webinar tonight for information regarding our Safe and Healthy Return to School in a couple of weeks. For more information, read the letter from Dr. Meghani. COVID-19 vaccination for youth Beginning Wednesday, August 18, 2021, all children born

Dr. Meghani

Webinar: Preparing for a Safe & Healthy Return to School

Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School: A Webinar with Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Commissioner & Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region Join us for a live webinar with Dr. Meghani as she shares important information with our HCDSB community on how to protect against COVID-19, and ensure a safe and healthy return

Communication Bulletin #42

“From the rising of the sun to its going down The Lord’s name is to be praised.” (Psalm 113:3) A Message from Mary Mother of God: This Canada Day, Mary Mother of God will offer 215 minutes of silent prayer and reflection for the 215 children whose remains were discovered in Kamloops, BC. Beginning at 9:30 am,

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

“Take pride in how far you have come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.” ~Michael Josephson The day is finally here!  We wish our Graduates all the best and send you off on your new journey with much love and best wishes. Congratulations to the Graduating Class

Communication Bulletin #41

Happy Father’s Day to all our Amazing Fathers, Grandfathers, and Father Figures. ~Blessings and Good Byes~ Each year around this time we have to say goodbye to those who are leaving St. Gregory the Great. We thank the amazing staff who have crossed our path, who have shared their gifts and talents in our community,

Communication Bulletin #40

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Early Release – Tuesday, June 29, 2021: Students will be released 90 minutes prior to the regular dismissal time (2:10 p.m.) on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Medical Perils – Returning

CPIC

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) to Host Speaker Series

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series throughout the month of June. CPIC is a group of parents, trustees and Board staff who actively support parent engagement and involvement throughout the Halton Catholic District School Board.  CPIC provides an opportunity for Catholic School Council members to network,

Monitoring Survey

How Are We Doing? HCDSB Seeking Input on Year 5 of the Strategic Plan

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Each year, the Director of Education reports back to the Board of Trustees on the specific steps undertaken across our school system that align with the goals established in our strategic plan.  Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that

Responding with Faith, Hope and Love in the Face of Violence and Hatred

A statement from the Director of Education, Pat Daly, on our commitment to responding to racism and discrimination with Faith, Hope and Love. On Sunday, a family was intentionally struck by a driver in his motor vehicle as they were walking along their neighbourhood in London, Ontario. They were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

Communication Bulletin #39

Professional Activity Day: A reminder that tomorrow, Friday, June 4, 2021 is a designated Professional Activity Day. Classes will not be held. Update: COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program Please read the updated letter from Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Chief Officer of Health for Halton Region, with some additional information about the vaccination appointment online booking system in light of the Youth Vaccination Program that

Register Your Child in the HCDSB Virtual Elementary School for the 2021-2022 School Year

In light of the current Public Health situation in Ontario due to COVID-19, the Halton Catholic District School Board will continue to offer a virtual school setting for Kindergarten to Grade 8, together with those awarded placements in our optional virtual programing for French Immersion (Grade 1 to 8) and Extended French Grade 5 to Grade 8 for

Calling for Parent Volunteers to Serve on the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Committee!

Parents and guardians of St. Gregory the Great are invited to participate in a school boundary review for the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School. Background On October 20, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for North Oakville #4 CES.  North Oakville #4 CES is located in the new residential development area of North Oakville, within

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program.

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program

Beginning Monday, May 31st, youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination through Halton Region’s online booking system.  Halton Region Public Health will offer first doses to all youth aged 12 to 17 years of age in June, and second doses

Communication Bulletin #38

Rainbow Day: June is the designated Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, we will join other schools in our district in raising awareness, and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected. HCDSB Rainbow Day ~ Tuesday,

We Are All Wonderfully Made

HCDSB Celebrates Pride Month

June is designated as Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, our HCDSB schools will be raising awareness around Pride Month and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.  This June, and each day of every month, our Catholic schools are committed to nurturing safe, welcoming and

Communication Bulletin #37

Victoria Day: A reminder that Monday, May 24th is a holiday. Please enjoy this time with your families.  A Message from Mary Mother of God – First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion: Dear Families, With the announcement yesterday that our churches will not be re-opening until July 5, we regret to inform you that our

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fifth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past few months, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

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Join us for a Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening!

HCDSB is excited to host an information evening about the benefits of Special Education Assistive Technology in our schools.  Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening Details The information evening will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the Board’s YouTube Channel. The information evening is open to all parents, students, and

Communication Bulletin #36

Vice-Principal News: Each year at this time we have to say goodbye to those who are leaving St. Gregory to share their gifts and talents in other communities. This year, we say goodbye to our wonderful Vice Principal Mrs. Ann-Marie Melchionna as she takes on the role of Vice Principal at Lumen Christi Catholic School

School Climate Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain safe, inclusive and accepting schools, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) undertakes a School Climate Survey to gather input from parents, students in Grades 4-12 and staff in each of our HCDSB schools. The survey is required by the Ministry of Education as part of the Safe

Staff Appreciation Day ~ May 7, 2021

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 7, 2021! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 5700+ employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

Communication Bulletin #35

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”Proverbs 31:25: Happy Mother’s Day to all our Beautiful Mothers, Grandmothers, and Mother Figures. HCDSB Staff Appreciation Day – Friday, May 7, 2021 Today we recognize the wonderful work of the staff of St. Gregory the Great.  We are fortunate every day to

Journeying Together in Jesus

Journeying Together ~ Annual Walk with Jesus

A Liturgy in honour of HCDSB’s Annual Walk with Jesus will take place on Thursday, May 6th at 10:00 AM, with greetings from Bishop Crosby. Don’t forget to follow along and join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #HCWWJ! A Message from Father Con O’Mahony 

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to Host Speaker Series

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series to discuss inclusivity and diversity, and how to better support children with additional needs. SEAC’s mandate is to make recommendations to the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) in matters affecting the establishment and development of Special Education programs and services

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