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Update November 22, 2019

Be kind to one another. ~Ephesians 4:32 Thank you to our Peace Team for the announcements and initiatives this week for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week; Thank you to all who wore BLUE on Wednesday to promote healthy relationships! The colour blue was chosen because in many cultures it is seen as bringing calmness and

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

MindUP – Lesson 4

Lesson four, Mindful Listening will start on Monday November 18th to Friday November 29th.   Your child/children will be introduced to the brain’s attention-focusing center also known as the Reticular Activating System (RAS).  The RAS is critically important because the brain cannot process the millions of bits of sensory information coming in at once.  With mindful

Update November 15, 2019

Let all that you do be done in love. ~1 Corinthians 16:14  Thank you to our grade 6 class and Mr. O’Neill for preparing the solemn Remembrance Day Liturgy; Thank you to our cadets, guides and scouts for coming in uniform to honour Remembrance Day; Thank you to Mrs. Miles and our three St. Patrick

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

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,

Update November 8, 2019

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9 Thank you to the ECO Team for promoting our Litterless Lunch Wednesdays; Thank you to Mrs. Boss and the grade 7 student for organizing the All Saints Day Liturgy this week; Thank you to our Catholic School Council for their input

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

MindUP – Lesson 1

Your child/children will be starting lesson one, How are Brain Works, the week of Monday October 7 to Friday October 18th. In this lesson your child/children will be learning about three parts of the brain involved in thinking and learning. Amygdala – a pair of almond-shaped structures that reacts to fear, danger and threat.  When

MindUP – Lesson 2

Your child/children will be starting lesson two Mindful Awareness for the next two weeks.  During this lesson they will be exploring in more depth the amygdala and how it determines emotional responses by classifying incoming sights, sounds, smells and movements.  Your child/children will learn to give time for their brains to process something they hear,

MindUP – Lesson 3

Your child/children will be starting lesson three The Core Practice on Monday November 4th to Friday November 15th.  The Core Practice is the signature daily routine of The MindUP Program.  Teaching to focus on and control breathing can help become less reactive and more reflective when feeling anxious or stressed.  This short daily activity of

Update November 1, 2019

No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted. ~Aesop Thank you to our St. Patrick CES Families for supporting our Halton Food for Thought with our Orange and Black Theme Day for Halloween – we raised $250; Thank you to Mrs. Colalillo for organizing our grade 2 trip to the Halton Regional

SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting

The safety and wellbeing of our students is our highest priority. Please use the automated student attendance management system SafeArrival to report your child’s absence. 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

Update October 25, 2019

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another. ~Thomas Merton Thank you to Halton Food for Thought, Drummond Farms for supporting the Great Big Crunch; Thank you to the Burlington Fire Department for stopping by this week for an official Fire

Update October 18, 2019

Always be ready to inspire hope. ~ Pope Francis Thank you to the St. Patrick CES community for your support of our Thanksgiving Food Drive! “On behalf of St. Patrick’s Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, I would like to thank the staff, students and families of St. Patrick School for their overwhelming response to

Update October 10, 2019

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward Thank you to our amazing grade 3 student from Mrs. Kehl and Ms. Pinto’s classes for leading our Thanksgiving liturgy on Wednesday; Thank you to our wonderful new school choir – 20+ students

Update October 4, 2019

 The best way to show my gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy. ~Blessed Teresa of Calcutta  It was a rainy start to October this week at school but the students coped well and worked hard throughout the weather conditions – check out some of the great happenings on twitter!

Thanksgiving Food Drive

St. Patrick’s Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is currently planning their Thanksgiving food drive.  Our schools have always been very generous in replenishing the church‘s food bank and we are most grateful for your ongoing support.  We are asking that you would please help us once again.  The items most needed are: jam, pancake

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

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

Update September 27, 2019

Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters. ~ Kailash Satyarthi Thank you to the parents that were able to join the grade 2 and 3s on the Halton Water Festival trip this week; Thank you to all for your participation in the Terry Fox Walk, wearing red and supporting the

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

Update September 20, 2019

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.  ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta Thank you to the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board for hosting the 12th Annual Diocesan Mass – A Celebration of Catholic Education – at the Cathedral of Christ the King on Wednesday September 18th. This

Update September 13, 2019

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” ~Ecclesiastes 3:1  Thank you to all our St. Patrick CES Families that were able to join us for our Curriculum Night – A Celebration of Learning on Wednesday evening. If you were unable to join us a handout of the evening

St. Patrick Church – Autumn Activity Booklet 2019

Autumn Activities Booklet 2019 WE ARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA!! Follow St. Patrick Church on Social Media and keep up to date with all that is happening in your parish!    Instagram – St.PatrickChurchBurlington            Twitter – St.PatrickChurchBurlington Website –

Christmas Musical Auditions – September 23

CHRISTMAS MUSICAL AUDITION INFORMATION                                       Calling all Grade 4-8 students interested in auditioning to be part of the main cast for this year’s Christmas Musical! Auditions will be held on Monday, September 23rd. *** For your audition, please

Update September 6, 2019

“Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” ~ Luke 6:31 First Week Back! It has been a great first week back to school!  We welcomed many new students in Junior Kindergarten and throughout the school. We remind students that “Every Day Matters!” and daily attendance is of the utmost importance.  Below

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

Blessing of the Backpacks

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 5:00 pm. Mass Sunday, September 8, 2017 – 9:00 am., 11:00 am. Masses Come to Mass at St. Patrick Parish for a special blessing — All students and all staff are welcome. As our children head back to school, St. Patrick Parish would like to recognize this exciting and sometimes

Catholic School Council Update 2019 – 2020

Parents and Guardians have the right and responsibility to participate in the education of their children and can contribute to their child’s development in a number of ways. St. Patrick CES values the opinion of our Catholic School Council with respect to learning opportunities for children and for improved operations within our schools. The Catholic

MedicAlert – No Child Without

No Child Without is a charitable program made available through the generous support of MedicAlert subscribers, parents and other donors. Offered through registered schools, the program provides a free MedicAlert ID and service plan to eligible children between the ages of 4 and 14. No Child Without gives both parents and teachers peace of mind knowing that

SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting System

Last fall, St. Patrick CES moved to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system. 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

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

Upcoming PA Day – September 16th, 2019

PA Day Agenda for Staff   The Education Act provided by the Ministry of Education requires each school Board to establish a School Year Calendar, identifying instructional days, professional activity (PA) days and holidays for each school year. Regulation 304, “School Year Calendar, Professional Activity Days”, made under the Education Act, requires school boards to

Welcome Back to School 2019-2020

We hope everyone had a great summer!  First Day Gathering On Tuesday, September 3, Grade 1 – 8 classes will gather on the back pavement in designated areas.  All classroom teachers will be out to greet the students.  Classes start at 9:00 am and teachers will be on the school yard to meet students starting at

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

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