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School Update Nov. 19

We are in our last couple of weeks of November, and Progress Reports are coming home tomorrow! Ask your children about our presentation today with Q-Mack, who came to speak about Bullying and “believing in yourself!” It was a very energetic and entertaining presentation! Here are a few other important updates and reminders: PA DAY

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

School Update Nov. 12

Winter has arrived early!! Please remember that recess and outdoor play are part of our day at school, so children must come prepared to be outside with proper winter attire – boots, hats, mittens, snowpants! Here are a few other important updates and reminders: Operation Christmas Child: Packing Party! Reminder that today after school, starting

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Transportation Cancelled today: Nov. 11

Good morning, As you may have already heard, all transportation services for the Halton Catholic District School Board, and Halton District School Board, are CANCELLED to and from school today in all zones. Schools are open. If you choose to drive your child to school, please note that there will be NO TRANSPORTATION at the

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

Focus on Faith: Promotion of Peace

This month’s Catholic Social Teaching is PROMOTION OF PEACE which is the foundational theme for Grade 2. Peace is the work of justice and the result of love. Much more than the absence of conflict, it speaks of a harmony or shalom which is fundamental to God’s original vision for all of creation. Catholic social

School Update Nov. 5

Thank you everyone for making our Halloween Dance-a-thon a success! It was a great day, filled with awesome costumes and a lively dance. Your support through donations is greatly appreciated. We will have a final total soon! Here are a few important updates and reminders: Gr. 7 Confirmation! Reminder that on Thursday, November 7th the

Packing Party! Tues. Nov. 12 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on project that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes packed by Canadians. It is one way to remind those children who are suffering as a result of war, poverty, famine, disease, and disaster that they are loved and not forgotten. It

School Update Oct. 29

We are only two days away from our Halloween Dance-a-thon! Thank you to those who have returned your envelopes with your funds or made donations online! As we near Halloween and our “annual” Parade and Dance-a-thon Fundraiser, here are a few important updates and reminders: Gr. 2 Parent Information Night for First Communion! Reminder that

School Update Oct. 22

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it our “annual” Halloween Parade and Dance-a-thon Fundraiser! As we near this event, here are a few important updates and reminders: Fundraiser: Halloween Dance-a-thon! – Please do what you can to help raise money for our annual Fundraiser! Return your envelopes by Thursday, October 31st and help

Halloween Parade and Costumes!

Halloween! – As you know, our Halloween Dance-a-thon is fast approaching! St. Michael Catholic School depends on the money raised from this fundraiser to support our school initiatives. Please try your best to secure some donations – no donation is too small! If every student brings in at least $25 we will reach our goal!

School Update Oct. 15

Welcome back from our long Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you all had a blessed and restful time with your families. Now that we’ve reached the middle of October, here are a few important updates and reminders: Breakfast Program has started! Thanks to the efforts of our parent volunteers, and the support of Halton Food for

Help Us Reach Our Goal at our Halloween Dance-a-Thon!

It’s that spooky time of year and we have a scary day lined up for our annual Halloween Dance-a-Thon which will take place on Thursday, October 31st. Students will once again be able to come to school dressed in their Halloween costumes. We will begin with a parade in our gym, followed by our Dance-a-thon

School Update Oct. 8

This weekend is Thanksgiving! Before our long weekend, here are a few important reminders: Friday, October 11th is a PA DAY (No School for Students!) and Monday, October 14th is THANKSGIVING DAY (No School for Students!) Breakfast Program begins NEXT WEEK!! Thanks to the efforts of our parent volunteers, and the support of Halton Food

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

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

School Update Oct. 1

It’s October! With some field trips coming up, we want to remind our Parent Volunteers about the process required to accompany students on a trip. Every year, we send home the “Volunteer Criminal Offence Declaration Form” (green form) as an update for parents who have already submitted a Police Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector

HCDSB Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October is the designated Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in the province, with Ontario being home to more than 400,000 first-second and third-generation Canadians of Hispanic origin. At the Halton Catholic District School Board, our largest newcomer population is Hispanic! This month, HCDSB recognizes the dynamic

School Update Sept. 27

Reminder that when we return on Monday, September 30th it is Orange Shirt Day! In honour of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation through Indigenous Education, our school will support and participate in this National campaign! Wearing an orange shirt is a visual reminder of our shared past in recognizing

Agenda for Upcoming PA Day: October 11th

Friday, October 11th is our next PA Day for students (NO SCHOOL!) For our upcoming PA Day, please click here for the Agenda for staff: Faith Day Agenda 2019

Our School EQAO Results Are Now Available

Dear Parents and Guardians, On September 25, 2019, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the 2018-2019 Provincial Assessment Reports for each school and school board in Ontario. These reports include the results of the Primary (Grade 3) and Junior (Grade 6) EQAO assessments in reading, writing and mathematics, which took place last school

School Update Sept. 24

Reminder that tomorrow evening we are hosting our Community Event and Curriculum Night! Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25th starting at 6:30pm students are encouraged to bring their PARENTS back to school to join the fun with X-Movement! With this beautiful weather, we will be OUTSIDE in our Playground/Field area! Once X-Movement is finished, our school will

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

School Update Sept. 17

Welcome back after your extra long weekend! As we begin another week at St. Michael Catholic School, here are a few reminders and pieces of information to take note of: Opening School Mass (Thursday, September 19th @10:00am) Please join us at St. Michael Church on Thursday at 10:00am for our first Mass of the 2019/2020

School Update Sept. 13

Happy Friday the 13th! As we continue to move forward, here are a few reminders and updates for your information! Those Family Package Forms were due today, so if you haven’t done so please ensure you return those forms to us ASAP. If you require any additional forms, please add a note in your child’s

School Update Sept. 9

We made it through the first week! Thank you to all of our families, our students, and our amazing staff for a smooth start up! I look forward to a fantastic school year! As we begin our second week, here are a few reminders and pieces of information to take note of: Please return those

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

Upcoming PA Day Agenda for Staff

Monday, September 16th is a PA Day for students (no school). Staff will be participating in a PA Day at the school to review the School Improvement Plan. Attached here is the agenda for the day for staff: Agenda for Staff PA Day Sept. 16 2019

Beginning of the Year Kindergarten Information!

To help our youngest students make a smooth entry into St. Michael CES, we have a staggered entry for Kindergarten: Parents of students entering their first year of Kindergarten (Junior Kindergarten) and students in their second year of Kindergarten who are new to St. Michael (Senior Kindergarten) will have a short interview with the classroom

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School in Oakville! I hope all our returning families have had a glorious summer. And to all our “new” families, a warm welcome to this wonderful Catholic School Community. I look forward to an excellent year with everyone! As we head into the long

Student Accident 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 parent, you may

Elementary Class Placements: Friday, August 30!

Reminder that you will be able to access information about your child’s class placement on FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019 after 9:00am. This information will be available on the Board’s website at: www.hcdsb.org. On the Home page, please click on the “Schools” tab and then on the “School Listing” tab in the drop-down menu. You will

School Update June 25

This is it: our final week! As we bring the 2018/2019 School Year to an end, here are a few important updates for you as we head towards our final day on Friday: Final Report Cards coming home tonight! Today you will be receiving your Term 2 Report Cards. Please review with your child this

Early Dismissal on Friday, June 28th!

On our last day of school, we will have an EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:50pm. All transportation will be arriving for pick up for this time, so please be ready at your stop 90 minutes prior to the usual time. Students not being transported home on buses are expected to be picked up at 1:50pm when

Healthy Living Day!

In honour of Canada’s birthday, our school “Play Day” will be to “Celebrate Canada Day” with our students! This will take place Wednesday, June 26th in the morning for all of our students! We have teams made up of FDK to Grade 6 students, with our Grade 7 & 8 students leading the stations! Please

School Update June 21

As our week ends, and our final one begins, here are a few important updates for you as we head into the weekend: Final Emergency Procedures: This morning, we completed a successful Lockdown DRILL. There was no real emergency, only a practice of our current protocols and procedures. The DRILL began at 10:37am, lasted 2

School Update June 18

With only one more week to go after this one, we are preparing for the end of the year! Here are a few important updates and information for this week: This Friday, June 21st is our “End of the Year Assembly” @1:30pm in our Gym – We look forward to celebrating our School at our

ECOschool Certification: GOLD!

It has been an exceptional year with the joining of 2 Catholic School Communities to create one family – St. Michael Catholic Elementary School! The ECO team came up with wonderful goals for our 2018/2019 school year. As we began the year, our goals were to become a waste-less school, reducing our use of lights

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

School Update June 11

Thank you for joining us for our Movie Under the Stars evening last week! A big thank you to our Catholic School Council for organizing and running this successful event! The countdown is on as we head towards the summer! Here are a few important updates and information for this week: Tomorrow is our “End

School Update June 4

We have made it to June! We have a lot happening during this last month of school, so here are a few important updates and information for this week: Tomorrow is our Volunteer Luncheon – We welcome all our volunteers who have RSVP’d for tomorrow’s “Volunteer Luncheon” (Wednesday, June 5th) in our Library from 11:50am

School Update May 27

Welcome to the last week of May! Hard to believe but we are heading into June next week. Here are a few important updates and information for this week: EQAO – Our Grade 3s have begun and will continue this week, so please ensure your child is present and on time. If you have any

School Update – May 21

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! Here are a few important updates and information for this week: EQAO – It is that time of the year! Our Grade 6 students will begin writing tomorrow through Friday (Wednesday, May 22nd to Friday, May 24th). Our Grade 3s will begin next week on Monday, May

Movie Night: Thursday, June 6th @8:00pm!

Our Annual “Movie Under the Stars” will take place on Thursday, June 6th @8:00pm to sign in, with the movie beginning at dusk in our School Playground! This event is a community night hosted by our Catholic School Council. We encourage you to come out and join in community! Prices for entrance and bags of

Family Math Night: Financial Literacy!

On Thursday, May 30th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm St. Michael Catholic Elementary School is hosting “Cent$ible Students” speakers to share an interactive workshop on teaching you and your children about MANAGING MONEY! Questions like “When should I start teaching my child about money?” and “What tools and resources are available to help?” will be answered

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