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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 – Feb. 24th – 28th

Important Announcement – School Open on Tuesday: 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. Therefore, the following activities will resume as

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 – A reminder that tomorrow, Monday, February 17th is Family Day. There is no school for students. We wish you all a wonderful day spending time with your family. Term 1 Report Cards: Our Term 1 Report Cards will be coming home this Wednesday, February 19th. Please make sure to sign and return the parents/student

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. 10th – 14th

Celebrating our Students! Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board asks each school to select two distinguished award recipients. This year, St. Matthew Catholic School congratulates grade 8 students, Emma Braho and Luca Baggetta, for receiving the Student Award of Excellence and Spirit of Inclusion Award respectively. Please click here to read further details

Celebrating our Students: Award of Excellence and Spirit of Inclusion Awards

Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board asks each school to select two distinguished award recipients. This year, St. Matthew Catholic School congratulates grade 8 students, Emma Braho and Luca Baggetta, for receiving the Student Award of Excellence and Spirit of Inclusion Award respectively. Please read below for further details! STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

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 – 7th

Labour Negotiations Update: Our school will be closed to students on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 as a result of the recent announcement by provincial OECTA of a province-wide, one-day full withdrawal of services.  Although classes will be cancelled on Tuesday, our school office will remain open if parents require assistance with anything. Thank you once again for your understanding and

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 – 31st

International Holocaust Memorial Day: Tomorrow, Monday, January 27th, the St. Matthew School Community, together with our HCDSB, will recognize and participate in the International Holocaust Memorial Day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. Through prayer and activities we aim to raise awareness and explore the voice and perspectives of

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 – 24th

Labour Negotiations 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.  Thank you for your understanding and for the support of our

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 – 17th

Term 2 Pizza Day Orders: Our cash online system is now open for Term 2 pizza orders. Please see below for important timelines. If you have any questions regarding pizza orders, please contact us in the office. Term 2 Pizza Day orders are due: Sunday, January 26th Term 1 Pizza Day Orders End: Thursday, February

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.

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

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 – Jan. 6th – 10th

A Prayer for the New Year Come, Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Risen Christ, be with us today and always. Be our Light, our Guide, and our Comforter. Be our Strength and our Courage. May this new year be a time of deep spiritual growth for us, a time of welcoming Your graces and gifts,

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 – December 16th – 20th

As we enter the third week of Advent, we keep in mind and pray for those in our school and broader community, especially those who may find this time of year difficult.  Lord, you fashioned our hearts to be satisfied with nothing less than Your love which overflows for us in Christ. As we continue

Weekly Update – Dec. 9th – 13th

As we enter the second week of Advent… God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share His wisdom and become one with Him when He comes in glory, for He lives and reigns with You and the

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. 2nd – 6th

Advent Family Prayer God of Love, Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us. He is a sign of your love. Help us walk in that love during the weeks of Advent, as we wait and prepare for His coming. We pray in the name of Jesus, our Saviour. Amen. Celebrating Advent One of

Weekly Update – Nov. 25th – 29th

Thank you to all families who were able to attend our parent/teacher conferences. We appreciate your partnership and support as we continue to work together to support your children in their learning and well-being.   Christmas Concerts/Performances – Save the Date/Times:  We are excited to invite parents to our kindergarten and primary presentations this year. A

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. 18th – 22nd

Bullying Awareness Week/ Diversity Day: Treating each other with Dignity, Kindness and Respect, as Jesus taught us to, is our mission at St. Matthew Catholic School. Each day we remind our students of this message and expect them to show this in their words and actions. In our continued efforts to reinforce our message we

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. 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

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