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Update June 28 2019

Remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, look forward to the future with confidence. ~ Saint John Paul II Happy Summer Break! We would like to thank all our parents and students for a wonderful year at St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School. We wish you a relaxing and restful summer break. Take

Update June 21 2019

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.” – George Elliston  Thank you to our Halton Food for Thought volunteers for all their work this year preparing morning snacks Monday to Thursday.  There will not be any snack program this last week of school as we clean and organize for next year; Thank

Update June 14 2019

“Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” ~ 1 John 3:18 CONGRATULATIONS to our St. Patrick System Track and Field finalist for an amazing morning on Monday with great results – check out our twitter site for the highlights! Thank you for the great turnout at the Year End

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

Update June 7 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” ~ Matthew 5:9 CONGRATULATIONS to our St. Patrick CES Track & Field Team and the coaches for an amazing day at the Burlington Meet; Good Luck to Nevaeh L., Daniella C., Maddie N., Kathryn H., Chelsea A., Amaraiah L., Jeremiah A., Owen F.,

Year End BBQ – Tuesday June 11 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm

BBQ Prices (by Harvey’s Waterdown) (**combo price includes chips and a drink – CASH ONLY please) Whole Wheat Buns on request Hot Dog                $ 4.50                         Combos: Hamburger          $ 5.50                 

Girls Inc. of Halton

Girls Inc. of Halton delivers life-changing programs and experiences that equip girls to overcome serious barriers to grow up strong, smart and bold. Summer Camp July and August across Halton! Join us for an exciting summer of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold! Girls will explore leadership, STEM and healthy living through

Summer Camps

​CAMP INFORMATION Our Camp Objectives: Develop the children’s social skills and self-esteem Increase resilience to peer pressure and difficulties Enhance a sense of belonging in the community Help children to make friends Have a positive effect on both physical and mental health Offer a positive recreational opportunity that they would otherwise not be able to

Social Skills Groups – Thursday July 4th, 2019 – Thursday August 8th, 2019

Youth Aiding Youth – YAY offers groups at no cost for kids who need help developing social skills with their peers. There is a Girls’ Group, a Boys’ Group, and a Co-Ed Group that run in the Fall and the Winter/Spring. Children in the groups are between the ages of 6 to 12 (depending on

Burlington Public Library Info

Hello from Burlington Public Library (BPL)! Summer is fast approaching, and that means Summer Reading Club is just around the corner! As partners in supporting the growth and development of Burlington’s children, staff from New Appleby branch is visiting St. Patrick CES on Wednesday June 12 to share info about the Summer Reading Club. Summer Reading

First-Time Rider Safety Program

The First-Time Rider Safety Program (previously known as School Bus Orientation Day) is a safety program provided by Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) and the local school bus operators to assist parents and first time riders in understanding the importance of school bus safety.  It helps students and their parents feel more comfortable riding a

Update May 31, 2019

We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. ~ Jean Vanier Thank you to the families that joined us for DrumFIT on Thursday evening – thank you to the Catholic School Council for organizing this PRO Grant event; Thank you to the students who participated

Update May 24, 2019

“Let all that you do be done in love.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14 Thank you to the girls and boys soccer teams for their great sportsmanship at the Burlington Soccer Tournaments this week – thank you to our coaches; Thank you to Mrs. Miles for organizing the GoGirls group for our grade 5 students from

Update May 17, 2019

“Faith in action is love – and love in action is service.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta   Thank you for using the Safe Arrival System to report daily absences using one of the three ways: the SchoolMessenger mobile app, SchoolMessenger website:​, and by calling toll-free at: 1-844-445-4505 – for more information check out this link –

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

Update May 10, 2019

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta  Thank you for using the Safe Arrival System to report daily absences using one of the three ways: the SchoolMessenger mobile app, SchoolMessenger website:​, and by calling toll-free at: 1-844-445-4505 – for more information check out this

ABA for All Bonanza, Friday June 14

The Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA for All Bonanza event running for one entire day in our school on June 14, 2019.  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 Counselors,

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’,

Update May 3, 2019

“At every moment in our life we have an opportunity to choose joy…” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen Thank you to the volunteers that have offered to help in the library for the book fair – we could still use a few more parents on Wednesday and Thursday – please call the office if you can


This year at St. Patrick students in grade 5, 6,7 & 8 will be given the opportunity to participate in a 5 km run/walk event. This recreational run is to support the LIGHT HOUSE PEER SUPPORT FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN. This event will be on Sat. June 1, 2019 at Lions Valley Park in Oakville. For

Update April 26, 2019

“All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, brings us to God.” ~ Pope Francis   Thank you to the St. Patrick CES community for participating in the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge – Mrs. McNish and Mrs. Hantz’ Kindergarten class has gathered 400 bags to date! Thank you to our 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

Book Fair at St. Patrick CES!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to St. Patrick CES and you are invited to join us and share in this celebration of literacy with us during Catholic Education Week! Come visit us in the St. Patrick CES Library: Monday May 6, 2019 – Thursday May 9, 2019 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Extended

Update April 18 2019

“In the Eucharist you really meet Jesus, share His life, feel His love; there you experience that His death & resurrection are for you.” ~Pope Francis Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for your support of our St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive and Lenten Initiative of the ME to WE Charity – WE villages. 

Catholic Education Week 2019

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples” and will be celebrated during the week of May 5 – May 10. We hope you can join

Plastic Bag Grab 2019 – April 15 – 26

Canadians generate 3.25 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. That’s enough to fill up 140,000 garbage trucks! When it comes to single-use plastic bags Canadians use so many that if we collected them all we would circle the globe 55 times! St. Patrick CES is participating in Plastic Bag Grab Challenge 2019! Since 2016,

Stations of the Cross – Reflections

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station.

Update April 12, 2019

“For by grace you have been saved through faith and this is not you own doing; it is the gift of God” ~ Ephesians 2:8 Thank you to Ms. Gordon, Ms. Huffman and Mrs. Phillips from Brock University Faculty of Education for joining us for their last teaching block – we wish you all the

What is Holy Week?

This week is Holy Week, a most sacred time of year. We commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. The season of Lent, the season of sacrifice and self-denial is about to come to an end. It begins with Palm Sunday. On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem,


Our Kindergarten Orientation Session will take place on Thursday May 16, 2019 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm for students and familes NEW to Kindergarten this September 2019.  We hope you can join us in the gym beginning at 4:30 pm.  The Burlington Public Library Staff will be there as well to share information.  The info

CAPP (Community and Parent Partners for Kids): Active Parenting Presentation

Free – Active Parenting Presentation Tuesday April 16, 2018 – 7-8:30pm Community displays 6:45 to 7:00 p.m. Gary Allan High School/New St. Education Centre 3250 New Street, Burlington No RSVP Required CAPP Poster- April 16 2019 Presenters from Halton Families for Families will address effective communication and goal setting for children aged 10- adolescence. The

Update April 5, 2019

“Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.” ~ Mother Teresa Congratulations to our Grade 7 students on receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday March 30, 2019 and thank you to Bishop Crosby; Thank you to Mrs. Giammarco our Pathways Itinerant for supporting our Intermediate students; Thank you to Mrs.

Update March 29, 2019

“Help one another, this is what Jesus teaches us.” ~Pope Francis Thank you to Mrs. Tessari and Mrs. Boss for all their work preparing our grade 7 students for their confirmation. We welcome Bishop Crosby to St. Patrick Church this Saturday March 30; Thank you for your continued support throughout this Lenten season – classes

Update March 22, 2019

“Let us allow God to fill our hearts with his goodness and mercy.” ~Pope Francis Thank you for your continued support throughout this Lenten season – classes are collecting change in their “Goat Jar.”  Once a week, members of the Peace Team will collect each jar and tally the results.  For every $50 raised, classes

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

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:

Update March 8, 2019

“I am certain in my heart that all that I am, I have received from God.” ~ St. Patrick  Thank you to the Grade 7 students and Mrs. Boss for their presentations on the Lenten Outreach Initiative this year at St. Patrick CES. We will be raising money to purchase goats for women and their

Living Lent 2019

Lent begins Wednesday, March 6, 2019 The season of Lent is a high point in the Catholic calendar.  It is an opportunity for “spiritual self-improvement” as we look towards living Lent with mercy. Lent focuses on an increased emphasis on prayer, fasting and works of love. During the season of Lent, a wonderful preparation period

Update March 1, 2019

And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy     and to walk humbly with your God. ~ Micah 6:8 Thank you to all who participated in #PinkShirtDay and demonstrate what it means to #BeKind each and every day at St. Patrick CES; Thank you to the Grade 8 students and parents that came

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. 

Update February 22, 2019

“Encourage one another and build each other up.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Congratulations to Julienne A., our St. Patrick CES Public Speaking Representative with her speech on Pollution – good luck at the Regional Finals on Wednesday March 20 at St. John CES; Thank you to the Catholic School Council and parent volunteers for their

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:​.

Update February 15, 2019

“Let all that you do be done with love.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14 Thank you to St. Patrick CES families for participating in Red/White/Pink Day in support of the Halton Food for Thought Snack Program at our school – your generous donations continue to support healthy morning snacks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week;

Report Cards – Term One – Wednesday February 20, 2019

At St. Patrick CES, we recognize that our school community exists to foster and exemplify Catholic values. Educational programs, offered in the context of our faith, promote the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development of our students.  Students from grades 1 to 8 are issued the Elementary Report Card.  Kindergarten students are issued the Kindergarten

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

HCDSB & Hamilton Bulldogs – Really N’ICE’ Deal!

Good Afternoon, On Thursday, February 7th the Hamilton Bulldogs were prepared to host another successful School Day game for our grade 4, 5 & 6 classes with 1500 students from the HCDSB planning to be in attendance. …Mother Nature had other plans unfortunately… In lieu of the students not being able to attend this game,

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.

Update February 8, 2019

“All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, brings us to God.” ~Pope Francis Thank you to St. Patrick CES families that are parking in the parking lot and ensuring students and volunteers are safe as they make their way onto school property each day.  Please do not stop in the

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