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School Update – June 7-11, 2021

“I think what drives us is the love we have, of the land, of the people, of the traditions, the way people speak. It brings people home.” ~ Alanis Obomsawim

Family Paint Night

Join @IndigenousHCDSB on June 9th for another virtual family paint night with Moses Lunham! The theme of this paint night is “Strawberry Being the First Fruit of the Season”. More info & paint supplies available here:

Sacred Heart of Jesus

On June 11th, we celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the limitless love God has for humanity. It beats for us — to give us life, to purify us, and to unite us in one body. Just as the heart receives blood that has been emptied of oxygen and then returns it to course throughout the whole body filled with nutrients, Jesus Christ assumes our humanity, receives our sin, redeems it, and transforms it into life. 

Christ Jesus, give us the grace of experiencing the strength of your love. Help us to live within your Sacred Heart so that by remaining united to you and imbued with your feelings, your way of seeing and acting, we can synchronize our heartbeats with yours and you may live in us and through us. Amen. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Give me an apostle’s heart like yours. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Help me live within your Heart. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your Kingdom Come!

Registration for Virtual School (2021-2022 Year)

Reminder to please complete this form ONLY if you would like to register your elementary child in the HCDSB Virtual Catholic Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. If you would like your child to attend school in person, no further action is required.

Some important notes before you complete this online form:

  • If you would like to register more than one child in the HCDSB Virtual Catholic Elementary School, please fill out a separate form for each child.
  • If you do not complete this online form, we will plan as though your child(ren) will be attending in-person instruction in September 2021.
  • An opportunity to change the learning environment for your child(ren) will take place through a Change of Learning Environment Form in January 2022 with an effective change date of Tuesday, February 22, 2022.   


This online form will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.

Filipino Heritage Month

June is Filipino Heritage Month. This month acknowledges the long and rich history of Filipino Canadians and their contributions to Canada. It also provides an opportunity for Canadians across the country to celebrate the contributions Filipinos have made in enriching the diversity and social fabric not only in this region of Ontario but also areas across Canada.

St. Joseph Tips

As Catholics, we believe that we are all made in the image and likeness of a God who created us and loves us unconditionally – just as we are. We are called to know, love and celebrate one another, just as God knows, loves and celebrates each one of us because we are “wonderfully made.” We honour the inherent dignity in each other by treating one another with sensitivity, compassion and respect. 

Snyder, SoniaSchool Update – June 7-11, 2021