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Weekly Update Feb. 24th to 28th

Shrove Tuesday – February 25th Please note our Shrove Tuesday activities will proceed and scheduled on Tuesday, February 25th.  Our Catholic School Council Volunteers will be providing pancakes and syrup for all our students.  Please click HERE for further information. Lenten Food Drive:  As the Lenten season approaches and in keeping with the spirit of

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

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

Weekly Update Feb 17th – 21st

Family Day – Monday, February 17th Monday, February 17 is Family Day.  No classes will be held this day and the school will be closed to students and staff. Pizza Orders: Term 2 Pizza orders are due on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 Lunch Lady: Due to OECTA Job Action on Friday, February 21st, Lunch Lady

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

Weekly Update Feb. 10-14

Grad Photo Day – Tuesday, February 11th Grade 8 students will have their grad photo taken for the grad composite as well as parents will have the option to purchase individual photos. Spirit Day – Red and Pink Day – Thursday, February 13th Thursday, February 13th students are invited to wear civvies with the colours 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

Weekly Update Feb 3rd to 7th

Congratulations to our Grade 7 students who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation yesterday. Please pray for them, as well as our Grade 2 students, as they continue to prepare for the Sacraments of Holy Communion. Reminder about Lunches/Snacks: Please no Peanuts,Treenuts, Seafood or Egg We have several students that attend SJOA with life-threatening allergies to Peanut, Tree Nuts,

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

Weekly Update Jan. 27th to Jan. 31st

Grade 7 Parents: Confirmation Retreat – Sunday, January 26th, 5-7 pm @ St. Matthew Parish Confirmation Rehearsal – Thursday, January 30th, 9:30-11:00 am @ St. Matthew Parish Confirmation – Saturday, February 1st, 11:00 am @ St. Matthew Parish PA DAY: On Friday, January 31st, 2020, there are no classes for students. Catholic School Council: Our

Crayola Marker Recycling Program

Dear Parents, We are excited to tell you about a very special program we are coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills! The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in

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

Weekly Update Jan 20th to 24th

OECTA Job Action 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, one-day full withdrawal of services. Although classes will be cancelled on Tuesday, January 21st, our school office will remain open for Advanced Kindergarten Registration on January 21st.   Please note that there may be picket lines present

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.

Weekly Update Jan 13th to 17th

OECTA Job Action: All information regarding recent Job Action being taken by OECTA please click on the link below.  If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the school. https://www.hcdsb.org/News/Labour-Negotiations/Pages/Labour-Updates.aspx Little Jammers: Lunchtime Beginner Guitar Program (Grades 1-6) Little Jammerz Guitar Program is coming to St Joan Of Arc Catholic Elementary

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.

Little Jammerz – Guitar Lessons – Feb 26 to April 23, 2020

Lunchtime Beginner Guitar Program (Grades 1-6) Little Jammerz Guitar Program is coming to St Joan Of Arc Catholic Elementary School. Students will learn to play notes and chords on the guitar. We develop strumming techniques and learn to play pop songs. There is an optional $20 guitar rental fee for students who do not have

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

January 21 & 22, 2020 – Advanced Kindergarten Registrations

SUBJECT: Advanced Kindergarten Registration ~ January 21 and 22!   Dear Parents and Guardians,   The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is excited to announce that Advanced Kindergarten Registration will be taking place on Tuesday, January 21, and Wednesday January 22, 2020 (8:00am – 5:00 pm) to enrol your child in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year!   Part 1 –

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

Weekly Update January 6th to 10th

Happy New Year!  We all are looking forward to welcoming students back on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 8:45 am. We hope all our families enjoyed a Blessed Christmas and a restful break surrounded by loved ones. We are looking forward to a great year ahead and wish everyone all the best in 2020! Spirit

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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

Weekly Update Dec.16 to Dec.20

The Third Sunday of Advent we light the pink candle of Joy.  As Christmas draws near, the Church emphasizes the joy which should be in our hearts over all that the birth of our Savior means for us. Candy Cane-Grams Candy cane-grams will be distributed by our student ambassadors on Wednesday, December 18th. Christmas Sing-Along St. Joan

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Weekly Update Dec. 9th — Dec. 13th

Second Week of Advent: We light the 2nd purple candle for Peace.  The angels proclaimed “Peace on Earth” when the Baby Jesus was born Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope;

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

Weekly Update Dec. 2 to Dec. 6

The Advent season is a beautiful reminder to prepare our hearts as we prepare our homes — to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus! At the start of this week, we light the first of the four candles in the Advent wreath: the candle of Hope. Angel Wish Tree A reminder that all Angel

Weekly Update Nov. 25 to Nov. 29

Christmas Social We are looking forward to seeing all those who have purchased tickets for the Pasta Dinner.  The night begins at 5:30 pm with dinner, music, pictures with Santa and the opportunity to select a star from the Christmas Wish Tree. Paint the Town Red Friday, November 29th will be our Paint the Town

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

Weekly Update Nov.18 to Nov.22

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week From November 18th to 22nd, we recognize Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School and remember the impact that bullying can have on a school community.  This week will kick off our campaign “Kindness is Contagious”, which will allow students to focus more on spreading kindness. Progress

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

Weekly Update Nov.11 to Nov.15

Remembrance Day: Please come and join us for our Remembrance Day service on Monday, November 11th at 10:30 am in the school gym.  Poppies will be available for students.  We ask for a small donation for the poppies, as all money raised goes directly back to our veterans. Fundraiser Update: The total is in!  We

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

Weekly Update Nov. 4th to Nov. 8th

Progress Reports: Progress Reports for Grade 1-8 and Kindergarten Communication of Learning will be sent home on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019.    Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conferences will take place on Thursday, November 21st (after school/evening) and Friday, November 22nd (PA Day). Information will be sent home on Monday, November 4th for parents to sign up for

Weekly Update Oct 28 to Nov 1

Dance-a-Thon: JUST 5 DAYS LEFT!  On Thursday October 31st, 2019 St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary School will be hosting its annual Halloween Dance-a-Thon, which is the school’s major fundraiser for the year.  The money raised will go directly to students (K-Grade 8) to support the purchase of learning materials, equipment, and technology.  Our goal

Weekly Update Oct 21st to Oct 25th

Federal Election Polling Station: On Monday, October 21st, the St. Joan of Arc gymnasium will be used as a polling station for the Federal Election between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm.  During the regular school day hours, there will be a security guard stationed at the voter entrance door as all other doors will remain

Registration for Extended French Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary School will offer the Extended French Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The Extended French Program is an exciting, fast-paced, optional program with limited enrolment. Students must be entering Grade 5 in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s Extended French

Weekly Update Oct 14th-18th

Catholic School Council: Please come and join us for our first Catholic School Council meeting on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 pm. School Mass: Please come and join us at St. Matthew Parish on Thursday, October 17th at 10:00 am.  This is our first school mass of the 2019/2020 school year.  Parents and family members

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