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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 – 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

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 – Feb. 18th – 22nd

Parking Lot Safety: With the winter months upon us and potential dangerous weather/driving conditions, we are respectfully asking that parents take additional caution when driving into the parking lots/Kiss & Ride area. Please remember that our main front driveway and staff parking lots are one-way only. Our Kiss & Ride area is open at the

Professional Activity Day – Equity and Inclusion

February 15th, 2019 – St. Matthew Catholic School Agenda: 9:00-9:15 – Welcome and fellowship 9:15-9:30 – Opening Liturgy and Honouring the Land 9:30-11:30 – Prayer Service/ Morning with Elder David Grey Eagle 11:30-12:30 – Lunch 12:30-2:30 – Uncovering the Social Capital of our students (Activities/Collaborative Learning) 2:30-3:00 – Reflection, Meditation & Consolidation

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

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 – Feb. 11th – 15th

Grade 7 Confirmation: Congratulations to our grade 7 students, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this past Friday. It was a pleasure to share in this special occasion and we thank Bishop Crosby, Fr. Tim, Fr. David and Mrs. Montague for celebrating with us. Valentine’s Day Dance/Formal Day: Once again this year, we invite our

Feb 6/19 – All Schools Closed – All Transportation Cancelled

All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *NOTE: All Community Use of School permits are CANCELLED for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 due to inclement weather. 

Feb 6/19 – Inclement Weather Update

Due to recent inclement weather reports for Wednesday, February 6, 2019, we are reminding all HCDSB families to please check HCDSB’s website or Twitter @HCDSB on Wednesday morning for transportation updates and potential cancellations or closures. We make every effort to post this information by 6:30 a.m.   In the event that the decision is made to close schools, parents

Weekly Update – Feb. 4th – 8th

Family Skating Event: We are looking forward to seeing you today at our Family Skate (4-6 pm at River Oaks Community Centre). As we mentioned in our email yesterday morning, you can pay at the door if you missed the online payment ($15/family for two hours). Once again, please click here to view the flyer. Looking forward to seeing everyone

Jan 29/19 – All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED

Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *NOTE: All Community Use of Schools permits are CANCELLED for Tuesday, January 29, 2019 due to inclement weather.

Weekly Update – Jan. 28th – Feb. 1st

Family Skating Event: A reminder that our Family Skate will take place on Sunday, February 3rd, from 4-6 pm at River Oaks Community Centre (2400 Sixth Line). The cost per family for two hours of skating is $15. This event was set up on our Cash Online system and will close this Wednesday, at midnight! Please click here

Weekly Update – Jan. 21st – 25th

Kindergarten  Registration: We are excited to welcome all our new Kindergarten children and families during our Kindergarten Registration, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 22nd and Wednesday, January 23rd. Parents registering their children for the program are asked to register online and complete the Kindergarten Questionnaire. Parents must then bring their documentation,

Weekly Update – January 14th – 18th

Family Skating Event: We will continue with the fun family tradition this year! Our Family Skate will take place on Sunday, February 3rd, from 4-6 pm at River Oaks Community Centre (2400 Sixth Line). The cost per family for two hours of skating is $15. This event was set up on our Cash Online system

Weekly Update – January 7th – 11th

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,

SEAC – Soundbytes, Dec. 2018

We are pleased to extend this mission from the Special Education Advisory Council and help their mission to raise awareness and support students with special needs. Please click on the link below to read their most recent Soundbytes Article. SEAC SOUNDBYTE – December 2018

Weekly Update – Dec. 17th – 21st

Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. It was great to see so many of

Keeping Christ in Christmas – Vote Now!

The submission period is now closed, and we are excited to announce that a judging panel narrowed down the entries. Elementary and secondary finalist entries are now available online for viewing, as part of the voting process. Voting will take place until Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.  You Be the Judge! For more information, and

Weekly Update – December 10th-14th

Come, Lord Jesus. Warm our hearts with Your love. Help us to prepare for Your coming. Help us to see the good things we can do. Help us to see the good things others can do. Come, Lord Jesus! Congratulations to our grade 2 students who received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation yesterday morning at

Weekly Update – December 3rd – 7th

A Prayer As We Begin Advent… Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ever faithful to your promises and ever close to your Church: the earth rejoices in hope of the Savior’s coming and looks forward with longing to his return at the end of time. Prepare our hearts and remove the sadness that hinders us from feeling the joy and hope which

Weekly Update – Nov. 26th – Nov. 30th

Christmas Shopping Spree – Extended Deadline!: In an effort to ensure all students have an opportunity to participate, we have extended the deadline until this Monday, November 26th. Please let us know if you have any questions. There is a copy of the letter here for your reference. Angel Tree – Advent Outreach:  We want to thank

Weekly Update – Nov. 19th – 23rd

Christmas Shopping Spree – Closes tomorrow!: Thank you to our parent volunteers as they continue to prepare for our Shopping Spree. There is a copy of the letter here for your reference.  This event is set up on our Cash Online system and will remain open until tomorrow (November 19th). Please let us know if you

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