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Weekly Update Nov 29 – Dec 3

Announcement: Advent Week 1 – HOPE in our hearts, minds and actions. Prayers, reflections, & activities will be taking place all month as we celebrate our faith journey. International Day of People with Disabilities: on Friday, December 3rd and throughout the week (November 29 – December 3, 2021).  “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an

HCDSB Celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities 2021

Students and staff from the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities on Friday, December 3rd and throughout the week (November 29 – December 3, 2021). HCDSB schools will be participating in a variety of learning activities next week to raise awareness, and support the rights and

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program 5-11 year olds

COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year olds

Calling all Halton Heroes! First dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for 5-11 year olds can now be booked through Halton Region’s online booking system for children five to 11 years of age (or turning five in 2021). Second doses can be booked at a date closer to the recommended eight week interval. Appointments are dependent on paediatric vaccine

Bully Awareness and Prevention Plan 2021

Together in partnership with staff, students, Catholic School Council and community partners we share St. Michael’s Bully Awareness and Prevention Plan.

Weekly Update Nov 22-26

Announcement: School Start Time: 8:50 am – many students are arriving late to school. Supervision begins at 8:35 a.m. Students are expected to be at school on time for learning. Human Rights & Equity Advisory Council: Parents/guardians and students in Grades 7-12 interested in serving on the HREAC are invited to submit an online application

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2021

November 21-27, 2021 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario, and 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 week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all,

Apply to the HCDSB Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council

Our HCDSB schools are committed to creating safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools. Human Rights and Equity are guiding values that are consistent both with Catholic Social Teaching, reaffirming the dignity of every individual, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Code, which safeguards students

Weekly Update Nov 15-19

School Start Time: 8:50 am – many students are arriving late to school. Supervision begins at 8:35 a.m. Students are expected to be at school on time for learning. Phone Lines: we are experiencing a few technical issues with both of these services. Phone Lines: calls are dropping, we appreciate everyone’s patience. School Messenger & Attendance

Weekly Update Nov. 8-12

IMPORTANT REMINDERS: COLDER WEATHER IS HERE: Temperatures are falling quickly and we want all students to be snug and warm! Students continue to go outside for all recesses unless it is raining. Please ensure that younger ones have all the outerwear they need to spend time outside and encourage older students to do the same. It’s

Keeping Christ in Christmas

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running its annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from Friday, November 5 through Friday, December 3, 2021. Students are encouraged to submit entries that highlight the theme of the contest, and

Student Census 2022

Coming Soon! February 28, 2022 The Student Census 2022 will be implemented February 28 and April 4, 2022 (inclusive). All students will be invited to complete the Student Census on a voluntary basis, as follows: Kindergarten – Grade 8To be completed by parents and guardians Why is it important to collect identify-based information? Identity-based data

Weekly Update Nov 1-5

Good afternoon St. Michael Families, We can’t thank you enough for your support for this year’s Fall Fundraiser! Students had a fantastic time on Friday with arts & crafts, Halloween BINGO & an outdoor dance. Special thank you to our Grade 7’s, Mr. Thompson, Mlle. Fantin and Mrs. Soroko for organizing and leading this exciting

Week-at-a-Glance October 25 -29

“We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.” Pope Francis. We are down to the final days of fundraising for our Fall Fundraiser and we want to offer our sincere thanks to those who have already donated

Weekly Update Oct. 18-22

Health and Safety We continue to review and enforce hand hygiene, mask wearing, physical distancing and following safety protocols. Please ensure the Daily Self-Screening and “green check mark” appears before sending your child(ren) to school. Sports Equipment Outdoors students are welcome to bring outdoor equipment to be used in their zone area NEW – Lunch

Weekly Update October 12-15

Daily School Screening Thank you for your continued diligence in completing the COVID-19 school screening for each child every day. Completing the screening, wearing masks, maintaining proper hand hygiene, and distancing are all ways we can help to keep the children in our care and our community safe. You can also help us keep our whole community

Weekly Update October 4 – 8

World Teacher’s Day World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5th to celebrate all teachers around the globe. Please join us by thanking and acknowledging the incredible teachers we are blessed with at St. Michael School. School Cash On-Line Please visit school cash online to complete payment of Grade 1-8 Agenda. Sports Equipment in

Weekly Update September 27-October 1, 2021

“May the light of our faith shine in all that we do and say each day.” Feast of St. Michael Wednesday September 29, 2021 we will celebrate our school saint. On Thursday September 30, 2021 grade 1-8 students will attend St. Michael Church for a Liturgy of the Word. All safety protocols will be in

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day ~ September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 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 20-24, 2021

“May the light of our faith shine in all that we do and all that we say each day.” Announcement: Daily School Screening Thank you to all our parents and guardians for providing a daily confirmation/log of your child’s School Screening. Starting Monday, September 20th schools will no longer need screening confirmation, however, it is extremely important

Weekly Update September 13-17, 2021

Welcome Back & Thank You!We had an amazing first week back at St. Michael, and we appreciate all of the preparation and practice you did with your children at home to help them get ready. We are so proud of how quickly everyone adjusted to our routines and procedures. We appreciate your support in completing

Smile Cookies to Support Oakville Students!

From September 13 – 19, all Smile Cookie purchases made at Tim Hortons locations in Oakville will directly support Food4Kids Halton! Food4Kids Halton currently supports more than 850 children in Halton by providing nutritious foods to ensure that children have access to healthy foods over the weekend and during the summer months. Smile Cookie purchases can be made

Weekly Update Sept 7 – Sept 10, 2020

Welcome! “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” St. Michael’s Return to School Plan September 2021 reflects the HCDSB Return to School Plan 2021-2022which was created based on direction from the Ministry of Education, and guidance in consultation with Halton Region Public Health recommendations.  St. Michael

Class Lists

Class Lists Available Friday, September 3rd

We are currently finalizing elementary class placements and making adjustments based on new registrations that have come in over the summer. Final placements will be available on Friday, September 3rd after 3:00 p.m.   Parents and guardians will be able to access the class placement for each child, using your child’s Office 365 email and password. You will

Return to School Plan

Returning to School for the 2021-2022 Year

The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 is now available for review on the HCDSB website: https://www.hcdsb.org/return-to-school/ The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 provides the protocols, guidelines and expectations that will be in place to help prevent and respond to cases of COVID-19 in our schools and workplaces throughout the year.  This plan was developed in consultation with Halton

Dr. Meghani

Webinar: Preparing for a Safe & Healthy Return to School

Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School: A Webinar with Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Commissioner & Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region Join us for a live webinar with Dr. Meghani as she shares important information with our HCDSB community on how to protect against COVID-19, and ensure a safe and healthy return

Weekly Update June 21-25

Happy Father’s Day to our St. Michael Dads! Attendance! Please note that attendance will be taken daily as per usual. If your child will be absent from their virtual classroom, please report the absence via School Messenger. Please ensure students are on-time for learning and maintain learning for the day. If not, please complete attendance – or

Pick Up and Drop Off of Items * NEW DATE Curbside Only: All Health and Safety Protocols will be in place Parents are asked to park in the Church parking lot if driving. Parents (student(s) welcome to come with parent) will be assigned a specific window of time to come to the school for pick up and/or drop off

First Communion & Reconciliation 2021

Grade 2 Parent(s)/Guardian(s) ** Parents need to register for these events (Reconciliation and Communion) at the Church webpage when forms are available in JULY 2021. St. Michael Church Website: http://www.stmichael-oakville.org/. Phone #: 905-844-7971  First Reconciliation: Saturday, July 31, 2021 during the morning here at the Church in groups of 15 kids Times for parents to register will

CPIC

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) to Host Speaker Series

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series throughout the month of June. CPIC is a group of parents, trustees and Board staff who actively support parent engagement and involvement throughout the Halton Catholic District School Board.  CPIC provides an opportunity for Catholic School Council members to network,

Monitoring Survey

How Are We Doing? HCDSB Seeking Input on Year 5 of the Strategic Plan

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Each year, the Director of Education reports back to the Board of Trustees on the specific steps undertaken across our school system that align with the goals established in our strategic plan.  Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that

Responding with Faith, Hope and Love in the Face of Violence and Hatred

A statement from the Director of Education, Pat Daly, on our commitment to responding to racism and discrimination with Faith, Hope and Love. On Sunday, a family was intentionally struck by a driver in his motor vehicle as they were walking along their neighbourhood in London, Ontario. They were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

Register Your Child in the HCDSB Virtual Elementary School for the 2021-2022 School Year

In light of the current Public Health situation in Ontario due to COVID-19, the Halton Catholic District School Board will continue to offer a virtual school setting for Kindergarten to Grade 8, together with those awarded placements in our optional virtual programing for French Immersion (Grade 1 to 8) and Extended French Grade 5 to Grade 8 for

Weekly Update May 31 – June 4, 2021

Thank you as always for your continued support with your children at home. We appreciate your time and dedication. Please take time to review this important information. This information can also be found https://elem.hcdsb.org/stmichael/ Reminders Attendance: Please note that attendance will be taken daily as per usual. If your child will be absent from their virtual classroom,

New Child Care Centre

New Child Care Centre at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School!

In May, 2021, the YMCA of Oakville opened a new infant, toddler and preschool Child Care Centre at our school! About the Child Care Centre The YMCA of Oakville provides a positive, safe and nurturing environment where children have the tools to enhance their social, intellectual, physical and emotional development.  The YMCA Early Learning and Care programs create rich learning environments for children to reach their full potential, and are designed to

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program.

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program

Beginning Monday, May 31st, youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination through Halton Region’s online booking system.  Halton Region Public Health will offer first doses to all youth aged 12 to 17 years of age in June, and second doses

We Are All Wonderfully Made

HCDSB Celebrates Pride Month

June is designated as Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, our HCDSB schools will be raising awareness around Pride Month and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.  This June, and each day of every month, our Catholic schools are committed to nurturing safe, welcoming and

Weekly Update May 24-29

A continued thank you to everyone for your support during remote learning! We want to acknowledge how challenging the move to online learning is for everyone ~ staff, students, and families. We are grateful to our staff for the many extra hours of work they put in, to create engaging and relevant content for the

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fifth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past few months, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

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Join us for a Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening!

HCDSB is excited to host an information evening about the benefits of Special Education Assistive Technology in our schools.  Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening Details The information evening will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the Board’s YouTube Channel. The information evening is open to all parents, students, and

School Climate Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain safe, inclusive and accepting schools, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) undertakes a School Climate Survey to gather input from parents, students in Grades 4-12 and staff in each of our HCDSB schools. The survey is required by the Ministry of Education as part of the Safe

Staff Appreciation Day ~ May 7, 2021

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 7, 2021! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 5700+ employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

Journeying Together in Jesus

Journeying Together ~ Annual Walk with Jesus

A Liturgy in honour of HCDSB’s Annual Walk with Jesus will take place on Thursday, May 6th at 10:00 AM, with greetings from Bishop Crosby. Don’t forget to follow along and join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #HCWWJ! A Message from Father Con O’Mahony 

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to Host Speaker Series

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series to discuss inclusivity and diversity, and how to better support children with additional needs. SEAC’s mandate is to make recommendations to the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) in matters affecting the establishment and development of Special Education programs and services

Catholic Education Nurturing Hope: May 2 - May 7, 2021

Nurturing Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 2 to May 7, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins school boards in celebrating the significant contributions that Catholic education has made to our community and across the province of Ontario!  The province-wide theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is Nurturing Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to inspire students to cultivate their faith; so that they may prosper in hope by our

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HCDSB Participates in Mental Health Week

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designates the first week in May as Mental Health Week. This year, it runs from May 3-7, 2021, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join organizations across Canada in raising awareness about mental health.  The HCDSB Mental Health team has designated Get Real About How You Feel as the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week. Daily Mental Health Themes The HCDSB Mental Health team are suggesting a daily focus for each day during Mental Health Week: Monday: Naming Our Emotions

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fourth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past several weeks, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

Student Awards of Excellence

HCDSB Announces the Student Award of Excellence Recipients!

Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates exceptional students across our school district at the Annual Student Awards of Excellence Ceremony. This year, due to COVID-19 precautions in place, we are recognizing and congratulating our student recipients virtually! Congratulations to Ava Lynn Concepcion who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Ava Ava Lynn is a pristine example

Provincial Announcement: All Schools Moving to Remote Learning After Spring Break

On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be moving to remote learning following the Spring Break. Read the News Release here.  According to the Ministry memo received, the decision to move to remote learning has been made to reduce mobility, and support as many households as

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent is required from parents or guardians.   Targeted testing is offered only for individuals who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  Voluntary COVID-19 testing is available to: All students and their families All school staff and their household members All Child Care

Weekly Update March 29 – April 2, 2021

“I have set an example so that you should do as I have done for you.” John 13-16 Weekly Update Monday March 29 – April 2, 2021 Palm Sunday marks the beginning of one of the most significant weeks in our liturgical lives.  As we hear the gospels of Palm Sunday and Holy Week we are

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