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Optional Student Insurance Available

Optional Student Insurance: The Halton Catholic District School Board does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during school activities. Since accidents can happen, and some injuries result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans, as a

Weekly Update – Nov. 11th – 15th

God our Father, Your Son Jesus gave up His life to free us from the power of sin and death. He showed us that the greatest love is in giving up one’s life for others. Today and tomorrow, we remember those who fought and died for our freedom. We ask You to bless and console

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 – Nov. 8th

2019-2020 Major Fundraiser Update: We will close out the formal donation period at the end of this week.  Currently, we are at approximately 40% participation rate for all of our families. We are still striving for 100% participation from all families instead of a suggested amount to donate!  This is our major fundraiser for the

Weekly Update – Oct. 28 – Nov. 1st

2019-2020 Major Fundraiser Update: We are extending our deadline of October 28th, for another week, to allow more families the opportunity to participate.  Currently, we are at approximately 30% participation rate for all of our families. We are striving for 100% participation from all families instead of a suggested amount to donate…anything helps!  Your donations

Weekly Update – Oct. 21st – 25th

2019-2020 Major Fundraiser Update: We officially launched our major fundraiser for the year over a week ago. We are striving for 100% participation from all families instead of a suggested amount to donate…anything helps! We are currently at approximately 15% participation rate for all of our families. Your donations go directly back to our students and

Weekly Update – October 14th – 18th

We hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your family and friends! We have so much to be grateful for in our school community. Thank you for your support and partnership! 2019-2020 Major Fundraiser Update: We officially launched our major fundraiser for the year over a week ago. We are striving for 100%

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 7th-11th

A Prayer for Thanksgiving God our Father, you gave us your greatest gift by sending Jesus, who showed us the way to live together in love. We thank you for all the blessings you give us. They remind us of your goodness and care. Help us to always be thankful and ready to share what

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

Weekly Update – September 30th – October 4th

2019-2020 Major School Fundraiser: We will launch our major school fundraiser for this year in the upcoming week. Our goal is to have 100% participation by all families as opposed to a suggested donation amount. The funds raised go directly to supporting our students in many ways. Please help to continue the great programs and

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 23rd – 27th

Non-uniform Day – We will begin with our non-uniform days (typically the final Friday of each month) this Friday, September 27th. Please check our calendar moving forward for non-uniform and special spirit days. Orange Shirt Day – Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation, and legacy of the 2013 St. Joseph Mission residential school

Weekly Update – Sept. 16th – 20th

Dogs/Pets on School Property: A gentle reminder to all parents that pets are not permitted on any part of our school property, which includes for events (sports, after school play, school bbq, etc.). Thank you for your cooperation. Lunch Time Routines – We respectfully ask all parents to confirm lunchtime routines with your children. In

Weekly Update – September 9th – 13th

Morning Drop off/ Afternoon Pick-Up: We noticed many students being dropped off in the morning well before our 8:25 am supervision start. Please ensure you drop off your children at or after 8:25 am. Also, we respectfully ask that you remain behind the kindergarten fence or staff parking lot gate when dropping off or picking

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

Weekly Update – Welcome Back!!!

Welcome Back!!!  Opening Day Procedures: We are excited to see our students again on Tuesday! Our staff will be outside on the back playground to greet our students and assist with any questions about teacher locations. Parents are welcomed onto the blacktop to help their child(ren) find their classroom teachers on this first day only.

Entry for Kindergarten Students – September 2019

Welcome to our new families and welcome back to our returning year 2 kindergarten students! You should have received a letter in July outlining the date and time of your appointment to meet your child’s educator team and visit the classroom. If you haven’t, please contact the school office as soon as possible. We will

Parking and Kiss & Ride Reminders

With a new school year upon us, it is paramount that we take the time to review and remind families of our drop-off/ parking procedures. Please continue to be mindful of the rules (Kiss & Ride Rules and Reminders) for using our Kiss & Ride. A reminder that our gates will open at 8:25 and

Opening Day Procedures – September 3rd, 2019

We are excited to see our students again on Tuesday! Our staff will be outside on the back playground to greet our students and assist with any questions about teacher locations. Parents are welcomed onto the blacktop to help their child(ren) find their classroom teachers on this first day. We will begin our usual procedures

Weekly Update – Final Week!

Best Wishes to Everyone! It is hard to believe we are entering our last week of the school year. So much has been accomplished this school year and we are incredibly proud of our students! We would like to thank you for a great year, working together for the success of all students at St.

Weekly Update – June 17th – 21st

Staffing/Parish Updates: The end of each school year typically also means we need to say goodbye to staff members who are moving on. This year is unique as we will also have a new parish priest and associate next year.  We wanted to wish many people a farewell and best wishes. First, we would like

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 10th – 14th

It was great to see so many of you at our BBQ last week! We had a great turnout and the weather was beautiful! Thank you once again to our Catholic School Council BBQ leads, Linamaria Becerra-Garcia, Juliana Berrio and other parent volunteers for organizing/helping out to run this great event. Raptors Day: Once again,

Weekly Update – June 3rd – 7th

Track and Field: Our track and field meet will take place this Tuesday. Congratulations to all participants for working hard to this point and representing our school! Special thank you to the coaches, Mrs. Goncalves and Mrs. Stollberg for preparing out team, despite the many weather disruptions. Go Wildcats Go! School BBQ – June 6th!

Weekly Update – May 27th – 31st

School BBQ – June 6th! Our school BBQ is fast approaching! Our cash online system is open to accept payment for orders.  All activities are also included in these fee. Please submit your purchase as soon as possible as we need to send our numbers to the vendor within the week. Please see the attached

Weekly Update – May 20th – 24th

Grade 2 First Communion: Please keep our grade 2 students in your thoughts as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of First Communion this afternoon. We look forward to celebrating with our students and families, especially in this beautiful weather! Intermediate Play – Sally Sells Seashells: Congratulations to all members of our intermediate play, who

Weekly Update – May 13th – 17th

It was great to see many of you last week and celebrating everything happening in our Catholic School!  Throughout the week and as we celebrated mass together on Thursday, we were reminded to move forward to be joyful disciples of Jesus. We are thankful to have such wonderful support from our parents, parish and staff.

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 6th – 10th

Catholic Education Week ~ 2019 “Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in action. On a daily basis, Catholic schools demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to the communities that they serve.”

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’,

ABA for All Event – Parents Invited!

The HCDSB Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA for All Bonanza event running for one entire day in our school on Thursday, May 23rd.  This event will showcase what we do in education to support the use of ABA Methodology, highlighting the collaboration of multiple disciplines (Behaviour Analysts, Itinerants, Child and Youth

Weekly Update – April 29th – May 3rd

Family Games Night – May 8th! We are very excited to host our first Family Games Night at St. Matthew!  This event will take place on Wednesday, May 8th. We are hoping you will find some time to disconnect from your busy schedules and spend some quality down time as a family at the school

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 22nd-26th

Class Placements for 2019-2020: Please click here for an important message, which will also be sent home in an email this morning. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. Thank you. EQAO – Gr. 3 and 6 Students: We will preparing and writing this year’s assessment between May 21st and June 3rd. We

Weekly Update – April 15th – 19th

Holy Week 2019 Today is Palm Sunday. On Palm Sunday, we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. Palm Sunday also marks the beginning of Holy Week, with the greatest tragedy and sorrow of the year. During Holy Week we reenact, relive, and participate in the passion of Jesus

Weekly Update – April 8th – 12th

Celebrating our Students! We would like to congratulate five of our grade 5 students who were finalists for the original song they submitted for our Board’s See the Problem, Be the Solution Bullying Awareness campaign. Congratulations to Amelia Belobradic, Elizabeth Langill, Neela Maganti, Kyerewa Abandoh and Charlotte Guay who performed at the board’s gala last

Weekly Update – April 1st – 5th

Pizza Volunteers Needed!: If you are interested in volunteering for our pizza program (each Thursday), please contact the school office. We need volunteers! In order to volunteer, you must have a recent criminal record check in the office or an updated declaration form. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you to

Weekly Update – March 25th – 29th

Lenten Kits for Kids Outreach Initiative: A reminder as we continue on our Lenten journey that we will participate in this great cause as a school community. At this time, we are asking parents to put aside shoe boxes for each child, if you are choosing to participate. As we communicated earlier, we are collecting

Weekly Update – March 18th-22nd

Celebrating our Students! Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board asks each school to select two distinguished award recipients. This year, the St. Matthew Catholic School community congratulates Lauren Robinson and Vanessa Thebaud for receiving the Student Award of Excellence and Spirit of Inclusion Award respectively. Please read our homepage feature story below for

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

Celebrating Our Students! Award of Excellence & Spirit of Inclusion

Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board asks each school to select two distinguished award recipients. This year, St. Matthew Catholic School congratulates Lauren Robinson and Vanessa Thebaud for receiving the Student Award of Excellence and Spirit of Inclusion Award respectively. Please read below for further details! STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE This award is

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 4th – 8th

Prayer for Lent God our Father, You formed us from the dust of the earth and brought us to new life in Christ through the waters of Baptism. We ask you to change our hearts as we journey through these forty days of Lent. Help us to see Jesus in everyone we meet, and to

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 – Feb. 25th – March 1st

Lunch Routines: Students occasionally leave school property for lunch, especially when the weather improves. We respectfully ask that you take a moment to discuss this routine with your children and always inform the classroom teachers if your child is leaving school property (note, agenda, etc.). It is crucial that we are aware of students’ whereabouts

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