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January 18, 2022: All Schools Closed to Students and Staff

All school bus transportation is CANCELLED to and from school today and all schools are CLOSED to students and staff. Students will be able to access asynchronous learning materials/tasks in their classroom learning platforms by 10:00 a.m. Educators will be available to support students during regular school hours.

Jan 17, 2022: All Schools CLOSED & Classes CANCELLED

Monday, January 17, 2022 All HCDSB schools and workplaces are CLOSED today due to inclement weather. All school bus transportation is CANCELLED. All in-person and virtual (online) classes are CANCELLED. 

Weekly Update: January 17, 2022

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ~ Albert Einstein Thank you to everyone for your patience and support during the last two weeks of remote learning. The collaboration between staff, students and parents was outstanding and contributed to the overall success of our St. Patrick School Community! Daily Attestation and New School

Grade 1 French Immersion Program Registration Opens January 19!

Registration for the Grade 1 French Immersion Program begins on January 19, 2022! Online Registration Coming Soon! The online registration form will be available on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 until Friday, February 18, 2022. A direct link to online registration will be available on the HCDSB French Immersion page, and can also be accessed on the homepage of

Save the Date! Student Census Parent Information Session on January 13th

HCDSB elementary families are invited to a virtual Parent Information Session on Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., which will discuss the Student Census Survey, available from February 28 through April 4, 2022! The Parent Information Session will be live-streamed and available on the Board’s YouTube channel at the scheduled time on January 13th.

Weekly Update: January 10, 2022

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” ~ Socrates Reporting Student Absences Although we have made the switch to Teacher-led Remote Learning, we must still continue to track students’ attendance. If your child is away, please report the absence through the

Change to Learning Environment for Elementary Students – Request Form Now Open!

The online form to request a change to your child’s learning environment in elementary school (i.e. virtual or in-person) is now open.  As per Ministry of Education direction, we have moved to remote learning for all students until at least January 17, 2022. NOTE: Any requested changes will come into effect on January 24, 2022, however,

Important Update

All Schools Moving to Remote Learning on January 5, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians, Earlier today the Premier of Ontario announced that at 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2022, our province will temporarily move to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. Read the News Release here.  The Premier also announced that all schools will move to teacher-led remote learning on January 5, 2022

Weekly Update: January 3, 2022

Welcome Back and Happy New Year! We wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that you all had a grace-filled holiday with your loved ones. As per Dr. Moore’s announcement, we will have a delayed start to our first week back as we prepare for a safe start to the new year. We will

Weekly Update: December 20, 2021

She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. ~ Matthew 1:21 Thank you to all our families for your ongoing support and generosity towards the St. Vincent de Paul, the Good Shepherd and the Salvation Army initiatives this Christmas. We are humbled by our

Weekly Update: December 13, 2021

The Advent Journey: Hope becomes peace. Peace becomes joy. Joy becomes love. Love becomes Christ. ~ Bobby Schuller Thank you to our school community for donating hats, mitts, and warm socks to the Good Shepherd. Thank you to Mrs. Schreoder and the Intermediate students for all of your work in organizing our Advent outreach. Thank

Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Voluntary Rapid Antigen Test Kits for In-Person Learners

During the week of Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th our school will be distributing Rapid Antigen Screening Kits for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.    The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school.  These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status,

Kindergarten student outdoor playground

Register Your Child for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another. When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your

Weekly Update: December 6, 2021

Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem.  May we let ourselves be drawn by the light of God made man. ~ Pope Francis Thank you to our school community for donating to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Patrick’s Parish and thank you to Mrs. Schreoder and the Intermediate students for all of your

Weekly Update: November 29, 2021

May this season remind you of the hope, joy, love and peace found in Christ. ~ Romans 15:13 Thank you to Mr. O’Neill and the Grade 6 students for a beautiful tribute to Megan on Thursday. Thank you to all the grade 7 and 8 students for their interest in interschool volleyball and congratulations to

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

Weekly Update: November 22, 2021

Strong people stand up for themselves.  The strongest people stand up for others. ~ Chris Gardner Thank you to Mrs. Miles for organizing our Peace Walk and for raising awareness around Anti-Bullying Week. Thank you to Mrs. Schroeder, Mrs. De Meo and Ms. Petruzzi for stepping up to coach Interschool Volleyball for our intermediate students.

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: November 15, 2021

Remember the past with gratitude.  Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence. ~ St. John Paul II Thank you to Mr. O’Neill and the Grade 6 students for your wonderful work on a beautiful Remembrance Day Liturgy.  Thank you to Mrs. Schroeder and Mrs. Miles for your work starting up

Weekly Update: November 8, 2021

 “Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world.” ~ Roald Dahl Thank you to our AMAZING school community for your generous support of our Danceathon fundraiser.  We have raised a total of $11,138.00! WOW!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Our Catholic School Council will meet next week to determine

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: November 1, 2021

With God all things are possible. ~ Matthew 19:26 Thank you to all of our families and friends that donated so generously to our Danceathon fundraiser.  We are still working on adding up all of your contributions, but we do know that we have surpassed our goal of $7,500!!!! Your generosity is so greatly appreciated

Weekly Update: October 25, 2021

We need to provide an education which teaches critical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral values. ~ Pope Francis Your efforts and contribution made a difference! A message from St. Patrick’s Society of Saint Vincent de Paul On behalf of St. Patrick’s Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, I would like to greatly

Weekly Update: October 18, 2021

 God’s love is unbounded: It has no limits. ~ Pope Francis Thank you to our Catholic School Council for the hard work, dedication and quick turnaround in pulling together hot pizza lunches and the Halloween Danceathon fundraisers for our wonderful school community.  Thank you to parents that have contacted our Main Office regarding the Lunch

Weekly Update: October 12, 2021

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34 Thank you to our wonderful St. Patrick community – staff, students, parents and extended family.  We are so thankful for all you do every single day! Thank you to Mrs. Kehl and her Grade 3 class for leading our

Weekly Update: October 4, 2021

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. ~ Brad Henry On Tuesday October 5th, we celebrate World Teacher’s Day.  The theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021 is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, re-imagining the future”.  The United Nations (UNESCO) presented this theme for teacher’s day in respect of

Weekly Update: September 27, 2021

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. ~ Ephesians 4:32 Thank you to our students and staff for doing such a wonderful job transitioning through our reorganization last week.  You are all a shining example of resilience and strength. Thank you to students and staff

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, 2021

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. ~ Malcolm X Daily Self-Screening All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. The province will continue to provide a screening tool for use by all school boards and may update this throughout the school year.

Weekly Update: September 13, 2021

Let your light shine so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father, which is in heaven. ~ Matthew 5:16 A BIG THANK YOU to all of our families for a great first week back!  We thank our staff for all of their hard work in preparing for a new school year. 

Weekly Update: September 5, 2021

Dear St. Patrick Families, We have been working hard and are so excited to welcome you all back to school this week!  Please be reminded of the staggered entry schedule that was sent out to families last week: Staggered Entry Grades 1-8 Tuesday, September 7th    All in-person learners with surnames beginning with the letters A-K will come to school. 

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 28, 2021

Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again. ~ Author unknown Congratulations go out to the St. Patrick’s Graduating Class of 2021!  We wish you all the best as you begin your new adventures into high school. Thank you parents, for all of your

Weekly Update: June 21, 2021

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father. ~ Lydia M. Child Happy Father’s Day to all of our wonderful dad, stepdads, grandpas, uncles and father figures! Thank you for all you do for us.  We hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you to Mrs. Schroeder, Mrs. Boss and

Weekly Update: June 14, 2021

Having faith does not mean having no difficulties, but having the strength to face them, knowing we are not alone. ~ Pope Francis Thank you to all the classes and families for joining together to pray the Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena. Thank you to our staff and students for continuing to do your very

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.

Weekly Update: June 7, 2021

Thank you to all the classes and families for joining together to pray the Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena. Thank you to our Grade 8 Team for all of their hard work in preparing for Graduation on June 24th. We are looking forward to celebrating this special day with our amazing graduates. Thank you to

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, 2021

Thank you to our staff and students for continuing to do your very best during this remote learning period.  We know how challenging this time can be and appreciate everyone trying their best. Thank you parents for monitoring your child’s online presence especially during the school day. Students should not be on their phones during

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, 2021

“Be faithful in the small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” ~ Mother Teresa Thank you to our staff and students for persevering during this remote learning period. Thank you parents for monitoring your child’s online presence especially during the school day. Students should not be on their phones during 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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