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Weekly Update

Weekly Update Sept 13th to 17th

God of wisdom and might, we praise you for the wonder of our being, for mind, body and spirit.  Be with our children as they begin a new school year.  Bless them and their teachers and staff.  Give the strength and grace as their bodies grow; wisdom and knowledge to their minds as they search

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Sept 6th to 10th

Heavenly Father, Thank you for the gift of my child/children You have entrusted to my care. Please watch over them as they begin a new school year. Bless their teachers, school administrators, bus drivers, school support staff, friends and classmates. Keep them safe every day. I pray they may feel Your presence and know that

PA DAY Agenda

PA Day Sept 1 2021 Agenda PA Day Sept 2 2021 Agenda

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

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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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update June 28th

God of all creation, we are blessed to be with one another in this time and place.  We are excited to start our break, yet we may feel sad as we think about our friends we may not see for a while.  In these times of change, help us to stay connected with you, Lord,

Weekly Update

Weekly Update June 21st to 25th

Wishing all our SJOA families a wonderful Father’s Day weekend celebrating all the dads, grandfathers, uncles and father figures in our lives! Pick-up and Drop off Information Return of Devices: If you were assigned a device during this last remote learning session or if you have a device as virtual learning this year the device

Weekly Update

Weekly Update June 14th to 18th

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.  Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Register your Child for Kindergarten Kindergarten is

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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.

Weekly Update

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

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update May 31st to June 4th

Dear St. Joan of Arc,Thank you for accompanying me throughout the day, and in the work that I did.  Thank you also for your guidance and your counsel.  Please help me to listen to God and to you, dear Saint, that I may do what I am called to do.  Please intercede on my behalf

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

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update May 24th to May 28th

God, thank you for Spring and the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days.Thank you for the coming of growth and life and birth.Thank you that things are coming awake in the world.This is what our calendar says, and we do see some signs that it is real.Now we ask that you bring into reality all

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update May 17th to May 21st

Spring is a metaphor for change. Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor. Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited. To all these changes we ask the gift of Your perspective beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth.  May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update May 10th to May 14th

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”  Proverbs 31:25 FRIDAY MAY 14 – DRESS LOUD DAY! May is Speech and Hearing Month and the Halton Chapter of VOICE for Deaf and Hard of

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update May 3rd to May 7th

Today marks the beginning of Catholic Education Week. During this special week every year, we celebrate the contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. This year, the theme of Catholic Education Week is Nurturing Hope. Our hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into

Catholic Education Nurturing Hope: May 2 - May 7, 2021

Nurturing Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 2 to May 7, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins school boards in celebrating the significant contributions that Catholic education has made to our community and across the province of Ontario!  The province-wide theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is Nurturing Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to inspire students to cultivate their faith; so that they may prosper in hope by our

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HCDSB Participates in Mental Health Week

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designates the first week in May as Mental Health Week. This year, it runs from May 3-7, 2021, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join organizations across Canada in raising awareness about mental health.  The HCDSB Mental Health team has designated Get Real About How You Feel as the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week. Daily Mental Health Themes The HCDSB Mental Health team are suggesting a daily focus for each day during Mental Health Week: Monday: Naming Our Emotions

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fourth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past several weeks, 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

Student Awards of Excellence

HCDSB Announces the Student Award of Excellence Recipients!

Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates exceptional students across our school district at the Annual Student Awards of Excellence Ceremony. This year, due to COVID-19 precautions in place, we are recognizing and congratulating our student recipients virtually! Congratulations to Andrew Trowell who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Andrew Andrew is an exceptional Catholic leader who

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Apr. 26th to Apr. 30th

God of Light and Truth, Thank You for giving me a mind that can know and a heart that can love. Help me to keep learning every day of my life, for all knowledge leads to You. Let me be aware of Your presence in all things and at all times. Encourage me when work

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Apr. 19th to Apr. 23rd

Dear Lord, Thank you for all that you’ve allowed into our lives this past month, the good along with the hard things, which has reminded us how much we need you and rely on your presence filling us every day. Remote Learning Update Transition Day for All In-Person Elementary Schools Monday, April 19th will be

Provincial Announcement: All Schools Moving to Remote Learning After Spring Break

On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be moving to remote learning following the Spring Break. Read the News Release here.  According to the Ministry memo received, the decision to move to remote learning has been made to reduce mobility, and support as many households as

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent is required from parents or guardians.   Targeted testing is offered only for individuals who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  Voluntary COVID-19 testing is available to: All students and their families All school staff and their household members All Child Care

We Want Your Feedback ~ Bronte Green Catholic Elementary School Proposed Boundary Option

We are currently undergoing a School Boundary Review Process involving St. Mary and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary Schools. A School Boundary Review (SBR) Committee was established to gather and share information with members of our school communities. You can now access the Virtual Public Information Meeting (VPIM) for the Bronte Green Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review process here. Background Bronte Green (formerly Saw Whet Golf Course) is a

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Apr. 4th to Apr. 9th

Lord God,You loved this world so much that you gave your one and only Son, that we might be called your children too. Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, every day. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon your

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Mar. 29th to Apr. 2nd

A Prayer for Palm Sunday Jesus, Lord of Life, show us how to live. When we are afraid, angry, sad or rejected, teach us to live deeply into the difficult experiences, that we might find meaning and purpose. Amen Holy Week – Sunday, March 28th to Saturday, April 3rd Today is Palm Sunday.  On this

Fostering Mental Health & Well-Being: Parent Information Sessions

The Special Education Services department at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a series of parent information sessions to help families adjust and respond to the new norms faced during a global pandemic and how to cope with the mental health and well-being of their children in times of uncertainty and change. For the health and safety

School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day – Wednesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day! On School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, let’s show our gratitude for the people that ensure active and safe travel for students and families to and from our schools. Here are some ways we can show our appreciation year-round: Guard signals you to stop; all cyclists

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Mar. 22nd to Mar. 26th

God, thank you for Spring and the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days.Thank you for the coming of growth and life and birth.Thank you that things are coming awake in the world.Now we ask that you bring into reality all that belongs in this season. Your word says that we will have obligations, and hope,

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Mar. 15 to Mar. 19

Loving Father, I am filled with joy as I move toward Easter and the promised reconciliation with you. Teach me to follow the example of your Son.  Help me to live each day as he did, turning hatred to love and conflict to peace. I await the new life with eagerness, faith, and deep gratitude.

Calling for Parent Volunteers to Serve on the Bronte Green Elementary School Boundary Review Committee!

Parents and guardians of St. Joan of Arc are invited to participate in a school boundary review to determine a home school for the new Bronte Green community that will support sustainable long-term enrolment at St. Mary and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary Schools.  Background Bronte Green (formerly Saw Whet Golf Course) is a new residential development area

Final Change to Learning Environment Request Form Now OPEN

The final Change to Learning Environment Request Form is now OPEN. Request to Change Learning Environment  If you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from remote learning to in-class instruction, or vice versa, you are asked to complete an online request form. Important notes before you complete the online form:  You are asked to submit a separate form for each child.  You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this request.

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Mar. 8-12

We pray for the Church throughout the world: that she may be a sign of God’s love for all people and a beacon of hope for all who are in need. Purdy’s Chocolate Easter Fundraiser Just in time for Easter, St. Joan of Arc is offering a fundraising opportunity with Purdys Chocolatier.  If you’d like to

Parent Poll: Help Us Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year

We are currently in the early stages of planning for the next school year and are seeking your input to help us determine our staffing needs for September 2021. Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year Although we have not yet received direction from the Ministry of Education regarding what will be required of school boards

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required from parents or guardians.   This voluntary testing is offered only for HCDSB students and staff who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  At this time, this testing is not being offered to family members, but if this option

Halton Food for Thought Providing Healthy Snack Bags to all Students in Halton

Halton Food For Thought (HFFT), in partnership with Food for Life Halton, is providing Healthy Student Snack Bags to all students in Halton.  Weekly Healthy Student Snack Bags  Healthy Student Snack Bags contain a minimum of 3 nutritious snacks per student per school day. The snack bags contain both perishable and non-perishable food items – i.e., fresh fruit, granola

Weekly Update

Weekly Update March 1st-5th

Almighty and Everlasting God,You have given us Your SonJesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility.He fulfilled Your Will by becoming ManAnd giving His life on the Cross.Help us to bear witness to YouBy following His example of sufferingAnd make us worthy to share in His Resurrection.We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Feb 21st to 26th

Almighty and Everlasting God, You have given the human race Jesus Christ our Saviour, as a model of humility. He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man And giving His life on the Cross. Help us to bear witness to You By following His example of suffering, And make us worthy to share in His Resurrection.

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