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Weekly Update October 21

Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven. ~Pope Francis Welcome to another wonderful week at St. John. Thank you to all for the generous food donations that have been dropped off at the school in support of our food drive. Donations will continue to

Weekly Update October 14

Thanksgiving is the expression of gratitude, an acknowledgement of favors or divine goodness. It is an act of appreciation, often directed to God for all He has done or is doing in our lives. ~Joseph A Iyongo In the season of Thanksgiving I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation for the first 6

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

Weekly Update October 7

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. Robert H. Schuller I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding this

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

Elementary School Cross Country Meets POSTPONED

The 2019-2020 Elementary School Cross Country Meets, originally scheduled to take place October 8, 9, and 10, 2019  will now take place on April 21, 22, and 23, 2020. This decision was made after careful consideration, and in the interest of ensuring we can provide supervision to allow for maximum participation of students with all

HCDSB Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October is the designated Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in the province, with Ontario being home to more than 400,000 first-second and third-generation Canadians of Hispanic origin. At the Halton Catholic District School Board, our largest newcomer population is Hispanic! This month, HCDSB recognizes the dynamic

Weekly Update September 30

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~L.M. Montgomery Welcome to October. This is a month of excitement at school as we prepare for Thanksgiving and Halloween and begin to enjoy the cooler temperatures. I want to thank everyone who made it out to the Fuel for Kids fundraiser at

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

Weekly Update September 23

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh I would like to thank everyone for their generous contribution on Thursday for our Cops for Cancer and Terry Fox Walk. We raised over $700 to be split between the Canadian Cancer Society and the Terry Fox Foundation!

Weekly Update September 16

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa Welcome to another wonderful week at St. John. I want to say a big thank you to the community for coming to our welcome back BBQ and our curriculum presentations. It was a

Weekly Update September 9

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Thank you all for a wonderful first

Reporting Your Child’s Absence with SafeArrival

Our school offers an automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, provided through SchoolMessenger®. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app by logging into the SchoolMessenger® web site by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line at 1-844-445-4505 Click on the FAQ for more

September 16th PA Day Agenda

Please see attached agenda for information regarding staff activities for the PA Day on Monday, September 16, 2019. Please contact the office should you have any questions. There will be NO school for students this day. PA day agenda Sept 16th

Welcome to a New School Year

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai Welcome to a brand-new school year at St. John. I am pleased to welcome back all our students, staff and families and extend a warm welcome to all those who are new to the community. I

Class Placements for 2019-20

Please be advised that you will be able to access information about your child’s class placement on Friday, August 30, 2019, after 9:00 a.m.. This information will be available on the Board’s website at: www.hcdsb.org. On the Home page, please click on the “Schools” tab and then on the “School Listing” tab in the drop-down

Weekly Update June 24

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying Goodbye so hard.” ~Winne the Pooh Welcome to our last weekly update for this school year. First I would like to thank the whole community for a wonderful year. It has truly been a blessing to become part of this community. It is with a

Weekly Update June 17

The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad! ~Author Unknown Happy Father’s Day and welcome to the second last week of school. As we begin the wind down process please pay attention to the reminders below. Important Reminders: This is a reminder that we accept gently used uniform items your

Let Us Know What You Think!

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021, provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that shape us as a school board – who we are, what we do, and why we do it. As the third year of this multi-year strategic plan

Weekly Update June 10

“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” ~Dr. Seuss Welcome to the second week of June. A huge thank you to all the staff, parents, community members and

Weekly Update June 3

I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things. ~Mother Teresa Welcome to the first week of June. June is a packed month so please read important reminders and upcoming events carefully to stay on top of everything. Farewells: With the end of the

Weekly Update May 27

“Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love. That is why our families, our homes, are true domestic churches. They are the right place for faith to become life, and life to grow in faith.” ~Pope

Weekly Update May 20

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart Welcome to another wonderful week at St. John. It seems like spring is finally arrived (time to put away the winter coat!) and we can finally enjoy some lovely outdoor time. Reminder

Weekly Update May 13

To be a mother is a great treasure. Mothers, in their unconditional and sacrificial love for their children, are the antidote to individualism; they are the greatest enemies against war. ~Pope Francis Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s and grandmother’s at St. John. I truly hope all of you are finding the time to

Staff Appreciation Day – May 10, 2019

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 10, 2019! A day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4600 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students and families. A

Weekly Update May 6

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind. ~Robert Louis Stevenson Welcome to Catholic Education Week. We take this week to celebrate the wonderful privilege of accessing an educational system that allows us to practice our faith a daily

HCDSB Celebrates Catholic Education Week!

HCDSB will be joining school boards across the province to celebrate Catholic Education Week from May 5 through May 10, 2019! Throughout the week, students, staff, parents and members of our community will participate in a variety of events and activities that showcase the importance of our Catholic schools. This year’s theme, ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’,

Weekly Update April 29

“While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.” ~Maya Angelou Welcome to the last few days of April. We are busily preparing for next weeks activities and events that will highlight and celebrate Catholic Education in

You’re invited to the INSPIRE AccessAbility Showcase!

We are thrilled to announce that HCDSB is hosting this year’s INSPIRE AccessAbility Showcase​. DATE:             Saturday, May 4, 2019 ​TIME:              11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. WHERE:         Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School                         1145 Bronte Street South, Milton The showcase features profit, non-profit

Weekly Update April 22

“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Luke 24:6-7 Welcome to a new week. We give thanks for

Catholic Education Week Flyer 2019

Please see attached for all the details of events that will be taking place here at the school throughout Catholic Education Week, May 6th-10th. Catholic Education Week 2019

Weekly Update April 15

They took Palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting “Hosanna”. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.. Blessed is the King of Israel. John 12.13 Welcome to the last week of Lent. I look forward to the opportunity to celebrate our Lenten Season as we come together as a

Weekly Update April 8

“The Lord measures out perfection neither by the multitude nor the magnitude of our deeds, but by the manner in which we perform them.” – St. John of the Cross Welcome to another wonderful week at St. John. It is important as we spend these last few weeks on our Lenten journey that we continue

Weekly Update April 1st

“Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.” -St. Gregory Nazianzen Welcome to April! The sun is beginning to shine a bit more, the days are getting longer, and we are

Weekly Update March 25

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino Welcome to the last week of March. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Kaylee B in grade 7 for winning the Assumption Family of School Public

Regional Speech Competition

St. John was pleased to host the Assumption Family of Schools Regional Public Speaking contest on Wednesday, March 20th. The contestants spoke on a wide range of topics that included the importance of Education, the life of Walt Disney, Paying it Forward in Kindness, the importance of protecting our environment, how each of us possess

Weekly Update March 18

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. —Sarah Ban Breathnach Welcome back from March break. I hope all had a safe and restful break. We welcome spring this week and continue to focus on

There’s Still Time to Register for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! We’re excited to let you know that registration is ongoing ~ there’s still time to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program to engage early learners through different kinds of play, and

SEA Technology Showcase Evenings!

We are excited to let you know that the Halton Catholic District School Board will be holding two upcoming information evenings about Special Education Assistive (SEA) Technology to enhance student learning! These information evenings are open to all parents, students and staff, and to those that currently use or may benefit from using SEA Technology:

Weekly Update March 4

“Remember that lent and ash Wednesday is not just about putting away the bad things. It is about creating good things and helping the poor and the needy, being kind to people and much more.” ~ Jacob Winters Welcome to March and what we all hope will be a kinder weather month. This week marks

Wed. Feb. 27/19: SNOW DAY – All Schools are CLOSED

All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED Wednesday, February 27​, 2019: Due to the inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions in today’s forecast, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *All Community Use of Schools permits are CANCELLED. 

Weekly Update February 25

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ― Desmond Tutu Welcome to the last week in February. It has been a month of wild weather and we hope and pray that we can get through the next few weeks and usher

February 20/19: All HCAA Games & Practices CANCELLED

February 20, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic Athletic Association (HCAA) games and practices scheduled for today have been CANCELLED. For more information, please visit: www.hcaa.ca​.

Weekly Update February 18

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action.” ~Mother Teresa Snow, snow go away…come again next year! We have certainly seen our fair share of winter these last few weeks, experiencing more snow days then I ever thought possible, much to the students

February 15, 2019 – P.A. Day

Please be advised that there will be no classes for HCDSB students on February 15, 2019.  The Education Act provided by the Ministry of Education requires each school Board to establish a School Year Calendar, identifying instructional days, professional activity (P.A.) days and holidays for each school year. Regulation 304, “School Year Calendar, Professional Activity

PA Day Agenda February 15

Please see the attached agenda regarding the learning teachers will engage in on Friday, February 15. PA Day Agenda – February 15 for Distribution to school community

All ​Schools OPEN – Transportation CANCELLED

 Feb 13/19 – 6:00 A.M.: All Halton Catholic District School Board schools are OPEN, but transportation to and from school is CANCELLED in all zones. 

Tues. Feb. 12/19: SNOW DAY – All Schools are CLOSED

Tuesday, February 12​, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled.

Weekly Update February 11

Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations. —Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut February is Black History Month. Black History Month is an opportunity for all to learn about black history and specifically for Canadians to learn about the numerous contributions Black Canadians have made to Canada. The Government of Canada’s 2019 Black History

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