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MindUP – Lesson 9 – Mindful Movement II

Your child will be starting lesson nine, Mindful Movement II, on Tuesday February 18th to Thursday Feb. 28th. In this lesson they will be deepening their brain-body connection and also learn how to control their physical and emotional responses. Students that can recognize and control their own emotional state become confident and successful both socially

Celebrating Our Catholic School Graduates!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the HCDSB Alumni Award – and we’re looking for nominations! About the Award  The HCDSB Alumni Award has been created as part of the board’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, to recognize the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs). Beginning this year, and

Mental Health Tip of the Month

Parent Tip: How to talk with your child when you feel concerned that they may be struggling with a mental health concern: It can be challenging to talk about mental health. Sometimes parents, like others, avoid the conversation because they don’t know how to start or they worry that they might put thoughts into their

MindUP Lesson 8 – Mindful Movement I

Your child will be starting lesson eight Mindful Movement 1 on Monday February 3rd to Thursday Feb. 14th. In this lesson your child will develop an understanding that their body and brain are partners.  The brain-body relationship helps children become better able to identify the signals their body is sending and to manage their emotions

Potential French Immersion Expansion & Boundary Changes

At the January 21st Board Meeting, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) Board of Trustees considered a motion to expand the French Immersion Program beginning in the 2020-21 school year. Trustees deferred making a decision until the February 18, 2020 Board Meeting, in order to allow time to share this information with all parents who

We Are Excited to Welcome Your Child to 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

MindUP Lesson 7 – Mindful Tasting

Your child will be starting lesson seven, Mindful Tasting on Monday January 20 to Thursday January 30.  During this lesson they will be looking at three chemicals that influence a wide range of feelings and behaviour  (Dopamine, Serotonin and Norepinephrine).  Increases and/or decreases in the level of one or more of these neurotransmitters affect their

We Are Excited to Welcome Your Child to 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

School Uniform Provider ~ We Want Your Feedback!

The Halton Catholic District School Board’s (HCDSB) current contract with the sole uniform provider for our schools is expiring on December 31, 2020. Before moving ahead, we are seeking feedback from parents, students and staff on the desired characteristics of our next school uniform provider. This consultation is not intended to solicit comments that are

MindUP – Lesson 5

Your child will be starting lesson five, Mindful Seeing from Monday December 2nd  to Friday December 13th. Through a variety of exercises, they will become more attune to observing details by slowing down and focusing their attention.  You can build on these skills of observation by encouraging your child to apply their curiosity and perceptiveness