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Weekly Update June 7th to June 11th

Free Family Paint Nights

Our HCDSB Indigenous Education Advisor has organized three free on-line paint nights with Indigenous Artist Moses Lunham.  This is a wonderful way of engaging staff, parents, students and family members to come together in community, to be creative and learn more about Indigenous Art.  All information for the paint nights, pictures and supplies will be posted on the HCDSB webpage.

Each session will have a different theme based on the natural cycle of the environment.  All sessions will be on the HCDSB YouTube Channel from 6 pm – 8 pm.

  • Wednesday June 9th, 2021 – Strawberry being the First Fruit of the Season

Moses Lunham will provide step-by-step instructions, provide encouragement and has agreed to leave the live video up for a period of one week between each session. 

St. Matthew Parish 


Registration began last Sunday for upcoming celebrations of First Communion and Confirmation in our parish. Preparation for these sacraments has remained ongoing throughout pandemic lockdowns and restrictions. Communication with families has been constant, and we’ve offered a variety of options. Many will proceed with celebrations in July and August (spaces are still available), while others will wait for alternate dates in the Fall. Please keep the children and their families in your prayers.   ~ Father Allan Varlaki, Pastor

Please click on the following link for Parish information and the Parish YouTube channel.

HCCF Golf Tournament

Being outside…check!  Spending the day at the golf course…check!  Helping HCDSB students & families in need…check!  Join HCCF for a fun day of fellowship and fundraising!

All to help HCDSB students in need to succeed in school.

As a Catholic Community, we are called by Jesus to care for others. At the Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF), they strive to do this by providing financial assistance to HCDSB students and their families in need – creating Hope, Dignity and Equity so that students can access learning and education without financial barriers to success.

Students at our school have benefitted from HCCF’s financial support in the past. Please consider supporting them so that they can continue to say “Yes” to helping HCDSB students and families with basic necessities (such as food and clothing, school supplies, shoes, eyeglasses, personal hygiene items, and learning technology).

You are invited to support the 10th Annual HCCF Charity Golf Classic on July 20th – Piper’s Heath Golf Club. Golfers, sponsors and prizes are needed.

Not a golfer? Please pass this information along to someone who is, or consider making a personal / corporate donation.

For information about the Golf Classic or HCCF visit their website – , or contact Marc Clare, Executive Director, HCCF at, 905-802-0918.

Register your Child for 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 child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September 2021, your child must be four years old by December 31st, 2021. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December 31st, 2021.  For more information on how to register your child:  Register Your Child

Stay Healthy and Safe!

Mr. N. Laratta

Upcoming Events:

Catholic School Council Meeting — 6:30pm -8:00pm
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Feast of the Sacred Heart
Jun 11 all day
HCDSB Pride Awareness Day
Jun 14 all day
Divisional Liturgies @ 10:45 am
Jun 14 @ 10:45 am – 11:00 am
OCSGE Virtual Assembly
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun 21 all day
Grade 8 Graduation Virtual Ceremony
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Grade 8 Graduation Drive-Up @ SJOA
Jun 23 all day

Details to follow

Report Cards Go Home — Electronically
Jun 23 all day
Grade 8 Graduation Drive-Up @ SJOA (Rain Date)
Jun 24 all day
Grade 8 Graduation Drive-Up @ SJOA (Rain Date)
Jun 25 all day
Year End Liturgy
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Last Day of School — Early Dismissal @ 1:45 pm
Jun 29 all day
New to Kindergarten Orientation/Interviews
Sep 7 @ 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
Staggered Entry for Grade 1-8 Students — Surnames beginning with A-K
Sep 7 @ 8:45 am
Laratta, NickWeekly Update June 7th to June 11th