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HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 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 27, 2020

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is a community effort.  The school environment is safe for our students. Working together to follow Halton Public Health measures, we can ensure a safe, healthy and happy learning environment for all. Given the circumstances our school has experienced this week, our weekly update will focus on consolidating all of

CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL NOMINATION PACKAGE

ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTION PACKAGE 2020 DUE DATE FOR NOMINATION FORMS: SEPTEMBER 28th, 2020 If more than required qualified nominations are received: PUBLICATION OF NOMINATIONS FORMS:  SEPTEMBER 28th, 2020 CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS (if required): SEPTEMBER 30th, 2020 School Council Election Procedures September 2020 A new “School Councils” regulation under the Education Act,

Weekly Update: September 20/20

Update September 21, 2020 We would like to thank our families for a great second week back!  Thank you to our school community for your support.  Our students did a great job adjusting to our new normal and doing their best to learn our new school routines, procedures, and protocols.  We are so happy to

Weekly Update September 13-19, 2020

Welcome to St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School The first week of our return to school is complete.  Tomorrow we begin a new adventure with all our returning students to attend at once.  “WE GOT THIS…TOGETHER!” I would like to thank everyone for your patience. Technology is great when I have access to all the necessary

Gradual Return to School for Elementary Students

To help ease the transition for our students, and ensure a safe and healthy return for all, the first day of school will be delayed, and we will be implementing a gradual (staggered) return to class for our elementary students, beginning Wednesday, September 9th. All students in Grades 1-8 will begin instruction on Monday, September 14th.

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Webinar: Preparing for a Safe and 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

Return to School Plan & Survey Now OPEN

The Return to School Plan is now available for review on HCDSB’s Return to School website: http://bit.ly/HCDSB-ReturntoSchool. Please note that information and updates will continue to be added to this website as they become available.  Parents may also find it helpful to review the FAQs on our website for more information about the return to school. NEW UPDATE: At the Special Board Meeting held

Ministry of Education Releases Guide for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Minister of Education announced that all elementary students (Kindergarten to Grade 8) will return to school in September, 2020.  This means in-class instruction with enhanced health and safety protocols.  Multiple strategies will be employed to ensure our schools are healthy and safe for students and staff, including: Self screening  Adapted school

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Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

Return to School Options ~ We Want Your Feedback

In preparation for the return to school, we are taking into consideration what the current COVID-19 situation may look like in September by planning for all potential scenarios.  As we await further direction from the Ministry of Education, we are seeking parent feedback about some of the options we are considering.  Let Us Know What

Weekly Update June 26, 2020

Remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, look forward to the future with confidence. ~ Saint John Paul II Friday, June 26th marks the last day of this academic year!  What a year it has been!  Certainly, one to put in our memory books!  Thank you all for a wonderful year at St. Patrick

Elementary Report Card Access – Email Service Currently DOWN

Elementary report cards are being sent now through email. SchoolMessenger is DOWN across Canada – parents who try to access the report card will receive an error message. SchoolMessenger is working to fix this issue. If you are not able to open your child’s report card, please try again later. Thank you for your patience

Virtual Talent Show 2020

The first ever St. Patrick Virtual Talent Show is here. The poster attached St. Patrick School Talent Show 2020.pdf has live links and the links below will get you there as well.  Please be sure to watch the show and the two added links for the enter performance! Thank you to Ms. Tolomeo, Mrs. Goodman, Mr.

Grade 8 Graduation 2020

Congratulations to our Grade 8 Graduates! May God bless them on their journey! Good Luck next year! https://vimeo.com/430542900/b737cc1db5 And the Slide Show –

Update June 19, 2020

Let us not be satisfied with a mediocre life. ~Pope Francis Thank you for your continued participation and support of your child and our teachers as we complete week eleven of Distance Learning. Thank you to Mrs. Schroeder, Mrs. Boss, Mr. Curto and Mrs. McCormick for visiting the grade 8 graduates this week and dropping

MindUP – The Year at a Glance!

Thank you for taking part in the MindUP Program this school year.  The CYCs, that were involved this year have put together a compilation of memories from the 19 schools that participated within HCDSB for your viewing.  Check out the learning and awareness that took place Thank you to Mrs. Miles, our CYC, Mrs. Lopes,

Donate Your Empty Bottles to Food4Kids Halton!

Food4Kids Halton is a not-for-profit organization that provides healthy food packages for at-risk children who have limited access to food. From June 22 to July 9th, Food4Kids Halton will be available to collect empty bottles from families in our community. If you have empty bottles (wine, beer, coolers, liquor bottles or cans) Food4Kids Halton will take

We Want Feedback from Our Community – Multi-Year Strategic Plan Monitoring Survey

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 shape us as a school

Update June 12, 2020

Lord, reawaken in us a sense of praise and gratitude for our Earth, and for everything You have created. ~Pope Francis Thank you for your continued participation and support of your child and our teachers as we complete week ten of Distance Learning. Thank you to all our families who continue to support the Burlington

Update June 5, 2020

We have a Lord who is capable of crying with us, capable of walking with us in the most difficult moments of life. ~ Pope Francis Thank you for your continued patience as we complete week nine of Distance Learning. The HCDSB has completed the Elementary School Curbside Access for Student Belongings Protocol for Parents/Guardians

MindUP Lesson 15 – Taking Mindful Action in the World

Your child will be starting lesson 15, Taking Mindful Action in the World, for the next two weeks.  In this lesson they will be learning about a special nerve cell called mirror neurons.  This nerve cell helps them understand the feelings of or have empathy for other people.  When they see someone expressing an emotion, their

Silence is Not an Option

Like many of you, I was both saddened and outraged to learn of the situation in Minnesota last week that resulted in the death of George Floyd.  We have all read the reports on social media in disbelief as the disturbing details began to emerge, and with heavy hearts we have watched the outcry that

Celebrating Filipino, Italian & Portuguese Heritage Month

June is Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Heritage Month in Canada. This month is an opportunity to honour and celebrate the contributions of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Canadians to the social, economic, political and cultural life of our country. Canada is home to many people of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese descent. These communities add to the

National AccessAbility Week – May 31 – June 6, 2020

May 31 to June 6, 2020 is National AccessAbility Week in Canada.​ National AccessAbility Week​ is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities. This week, we also recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that work to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion. At the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB),

Update May 29, 2020

Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed.  Each of us is loved. Each of us is necessary. ~ Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Thank you for your continued patience as we complete week eight of Distance Learning and work together with Public Health, The Ministry of Education

St. Patrick CES Virtual Talent Show 2020

Hello to our talented students at St. Patrick CES! We would like to invite any students wishing to share their talents with our community for this year’s digital version of the St. Patrick Talent Show. Our approach and delivery of the talent show will have to be a little different this year; what won’t be different

Update May 22, 2020

Love of God and love of neighbour should be the two cornerstones of our lives. ~ Pope Francis Thank you for your continued patience as we work together with Public Health, The Ministry of Education and the HCDSB to devise a plan in which access to the building will be permitted to retrieve student belongings.

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until the End of the School Year

On May 19th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario for the remainder of the school year. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of this

Update May 15, 2020

Faith in action is love – and love in action is service. ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta May is Hearing Awareness Month – the entire month is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of hearing health.  Hearing awareness is very important.  We will be sharing information and activities around the impact that a

MindUP Lesson 14 – Acts of Kindness

This week your child will be starting MindUP Lesson 14 – Performing Acts of Kindness.  In this lesson they will learn that when they are concerned about the welfare of others and understand the feelings of those around them they are learning the basic skills for building their emotional intelligence.  When your child practices mindful

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 Teresa Trunek who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Teresa Teresa embodies a true Catholic leader – both at

Staff Appreciation Day – May 8, 2020

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 8, 2020! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4800 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

Update May 8, 2020

The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother. ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Happy Mother’s Day to all our Moms HCDSB Staff Appreciation Day – Friday, May 8, 2020 In this time of distance learning, never has it been more important to recognize the wonderful work of the staff at

Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

Mental Health Week 2020 ~ Practicing Self-Care

May 4-10, 2020 is the designated Mental Health Week in Canada, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about mental health. While supporting mental health is always a priority for us, this year Mental Health Week takes on a special significance in light of the current COVID-19

Igniting Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 3 to May 8, 2020, 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 Igniting Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to spread

MindUP Lesson 13 – Expressing Gratitude

Your child will be starting Unit Four Taking Action Mindfully this week.  In Lesson 13, Expressing Gratitude, your child will be learning that Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness and joy to something they  have received whether tangible or intangible.  When they take a minute to focus on the experiences that they have gratitude for,

Update May 1, 2020

All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, brings us to God. ~ Pope Francis Thank you to all our families for your patience and commitment to “Distance Learning”. We know it can be challenging but please know we are all in this together! Thank you to all our staff for

Marian Consecration ~ May 1st

Please find the following link to the Marian Consecration for families on May 1 as guided by Pope Francis:

Praying the Rosary

Our Holy Father Pope Francis is encouraging everyone to pray the Rosary each day during the month of May. Please find the following  link to his message and of two beautiful prayers which can be said at the end of the rosary to pray for the end of the pandemic. http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/letters/2020/documents/papa-francesco_20200425_lettera-mesedimaggio.html

You’re Invited to OAPCE’s Virtual Parent Summit!

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) is holding a Virtual Parent Summit on Saturday, May 9, 2020! The event will engage the community, advocate, and enhance Catholic Education in Ontario. Guest speakers include Sara Westbrook, Robert Gallo, Paul Davis and Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. All parents with children attending a Catholic school in Ontario are welcome to participate

All Schools Will Remain CLOSED Until At Least May 31, 2020

On April 26th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until at least May 31, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of

Update April 24, 2020

Mercy opens the doors of the heart because it makes us feel like we are all children of one Father. ~Pope Francis Thank you to all our families who participated in the Burlington “Front Porch Clap”! Please remember to show your support each Friday evening at 7pm ~ TOGETHER Let’s make some NOISE & show

MindUP – Lesson 12 – Appreciating Happy Experiences

Your child will be starting the MindUP virtual Lesson 12, Appreciating Happy Experiences.  They will learn that when they experience or remember a happy situation the “feel good” dopamine chemical is released.  When children learn to appreciate happy memories it helps them overcome specific negative feelings, such as sadness or insecurity. Take time and list

An Easter Message from the Chair of our Board

To Our HCDSB family,  As Catholics, Holy Week is a marked time of renewal and hope, typically pronounced by the physical church as a visible social institution where our clergy are able to tend to us. During these unprecedented times of a pandemic which has led to schools and churches being closed, social distancing, isolation from family, friends and co-workers, our priests are having to find new ways to connect so that we may

Update April 9, 2020

The great gift of Easter is hope. ~ Basil Hume As you know, the Ministry of Education announced that schools will remain closed to students until Monday, May 4th, 2020. While our school remains closed to help limit the spread of COVID-19, it is important for you to know that student learning will continue to

Holy Week at Home

Families are invited to participate in the rituals and spirit of Holy Week at home. View the following Holy Week at Home resources for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Part 1 of Kindergarten Registration Available Online!

Although schools are closed, we are still accepting Kindergarten registrations online! When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September, 2020, your child must be four years old by December 31, 2020. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December

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