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Update #9: Update! All HCDSB Schools will be OPEN to Students on Tues., February 25, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that the potential one-day, full withdrawal of services (walkout) in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 has been CANCELLED. All HCDSB schools will be OPEN to students on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. OECTA has announced that the series of rotating strikes across the province

St. Paul Weekly Update February 24-28

Dear St. Paul CES Families, A reminder that all HCDSB schools will be OPEN to students on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020.  Please see below for important information items for this week. _________________________________________________________________ Morning Prayer Leaders: Mrs. Coughlan’s Grade 3 class – Focus on Faith Catholic Social Teaching – Community and the Common Good   PARISH

Update #8: OECTA Announces Potential Walkout – Tuesday, February 25​

It was announced today that OECTA will move to a series of rotating strikes across the province next week, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then. This means that OECTA will potentially hold a one-day, full withdrawal of services in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, unless a strike is averted. OECTA represents all of our

St. Paul Weekly Update February 17-21

Dear St. Paul CES Families, We have exceeded our Jump Rope for Heart fundraising goal of $2000. Currently we are sitting at $4000 with just our online pledges! The final count will be communicated shortly and prizes to be distributed prior to March Break. As a reminder that all pledges are due. Please submit any

Update #7: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Fri., February 21, 2020

It was announced today that on Friday, February 21, 2020 all elementary and secondary teachers, as well as many education workers across the province, will participate in a one-day walkout. This walkout will include members of the following four education unions in Ontario: Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO); Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

St. Paul Weekly Update February 10-14

Dear St. Paul CES Families, We have almost reached our Jump Rope for Heart fundraising goal of $2000. Currently we are sitting at $1692. Let’s see how high we can go! As a reminder that all pledges are due on our Jump date of February 13th. All funds raised will be donated to the Heart

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

St. Paul Weekly Update February 3-7

Dear St. Paul CES Families, A reminder that all HCDSB schools will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 as a result of the recent announcement by OECTA of a province-wide one-day full withdrawal of services. Please do not send any students to school on Tuesday.   Please see below for important information

Mental Health Tip of the Month – January

Mental Health Tip of the Month – January 2020 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

Update #6: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Tues., February 4, 2020​

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. As OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers, a full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms. This poses significant

St. Paul Weekly Update January 27-31

Dear St. Paul CES Families, It is hard to believe that this week marks the mid-point for the 2019-2020 school year. Looking forward to another great 2nd half! Last week we welcomed many new families at Kindergarten Registration. If you know anyone that has a little one at home turning 4 before December 31, 2020

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

St. Paul Weekly Update January 20-24

Dear St. Paul CES Families, A reminder that all HCDSB schools will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 as a result of the recent announcement by OECTA of a province-wide one-day full withdrawal of services. Please do not send any students to school on Tuesday. The school office will remain open for

Update #5: All HCDSB Schools CLOSED to Students on Tues. January 21, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the Ontario Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, gave notice that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services (strike) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. As OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers, a full withdrawal of services would mean that

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

Update #4: OECTA Announces One-Day Strike on Tues. Jan 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers in Ontario, announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. We are currently gathering information and will follow up with parents and guardians as soon as we have more to share. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

St. Paul Weekly Update January 13-17

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Thank you to everyone for a great first week back from Christmas Break. The children arrived last week very happy and excited to begin 2020. Our school did get a few late Christmas gifts – some additional teaching staff and office support. I would like to officially welcome Mr. Ciavarra

UPDATE: OECTA Job Action Proceeds – All Schools Will Remain OPEN Jan. 13

We were notified yesterday afternoon that the provincial negotiations with OECTA were adjourned, with no further meeting dates scheduled at this time. As a result, OECTA is moving ahead with the job action across the province, beginning Monday, January 13, 2020. All schools will remain OPEN, teachers will report to work, and student instruction will

All Schools Will Remain OPEN on Jan. 13 if OECTA Job Action Proceeds

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, will begin ‘job action’ as of Monday, January 13, 2020, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then. All schools will remain OPEN and student instruction will continue in our classrooms during this period of job action.

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

St. Paul Weekly Update January 6-10, 2020

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Happy New Year St. Paul Families! We hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas Break. We are excited to be back at school and look forward to all the new learning we will be doing in 2020!   Please see below for important information items for this week. _________________________________________________________________ Morning Prayer

HCDSB Schools NOT Affected by OSSTF Walk-out on Dec. 18/19

Our HCDSB schools are NOT affected by the potential OSSTF job action on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. None of our HCDSB staff are members of OSSTF. All ​​​HCDSB schools will be OPEN and school buses will be running, as scheduled.   At this time there is no pending labour disruption in our school board. If anything

St. Paul Weekly Update December 16-20

Dear St. Paul CES Families, For the third week in Advent, we focus on JOY – “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you.” Psalm 5:11 Two purple candles and one pink candle

St. Paul Weekly Update December 9-13

Dear St. Paul CES Families, For the second week in Advent, we focus on PEACE –  In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”

OSSTF Job Action WILL NOT IMPACT HCDSB Schools

You may have recently read or seen in the news about the potential strike by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which may take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. We are posting this message to let you know that schools and workplaces in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) are NOT affected by

St. Paul Weekly Update December 2-6

Dear St. Paul CES Families, “Come, Lord Jesus, come.” Welcome to our First Week of Advent where we light the candle of HOPE – Jesus, you came to us as a baby, helpless and small. Help us to see a call to quiet and stillness in your smallness. Stay close to our hearts today, as

St. Paul Weekly Update November 25-29

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Thank you all for another successful round of parent/teacher interviews; Thank you to the parents/families that supported the book fair this year; Thank you to Ms. McLean for running a fabulous Arctic Book Fair; Thank you to our Peer Mentor Team for the announcements and initiatives this week for Bullying

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

St. Paul Weekly Update November 18-22

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Please see below for important information items for this week. _________________________________________________________________ Morning Prayer Leaders: Mrs Byrnes’ Grade 6 class – Focus on Faith – Human Rights and Responsibilities   Parish News: Click on the blue links below to access our St. Raphael Parish News. November 2019 – Diocesan Workshops and

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

St. Paul weekly Update November 11 – 15

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Inter is just around the corner! Please remember to send your child(ren) to school dressed for the weather. Label all clothing items as our Lost and Found Bin is already busting at the seams. Please see below for important information items for this week. _________________________________________________________________ Morning Prayer Leaders: Mrs Byrnes’

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,

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

St. Paul Weekly Update November 4-8

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Thank you to all Catholic School Council Members and Parent volunteers for making our Dance-a-thon a huge success. Our total Fundraising goal of $9000 was shattered! Our School community raised exactly $13,069.55. Thank you all again for your continued support. Thank you also to all the families that donated items

St. Paul Weekly Update October 28th – November 1st

Dear St. Paul CES Families, It is hard to believe we are headed into the final week of October. Thank you to our school community/parent volunteers/Catholic School Council members for all your hard work in preparing to make this our best fundraiser/dance ever! We are looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday for

St. Paul Weekly Update October 21-25

Dear St. Paul CES Families, On Monday, October 21st, our School Gymnasium will be the dedicated site for voters to cast their vote in our the Federal Election. We anticipate that there will be a constant flow of cars in and out of the parking lot throughout the day. Please be mindful of this during

St. Paul Weekly Update October 14-18

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Thank you to our Peer Mentors for organizing our Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. Thank you to all the families that donated food items to the St. Vincent De Paul Thanksgiving food drive. Our School community collected over 1100 items. Wow! Thank you for making

UPDATE: HCDSB Schools will be OPEN on Monday, October 7th!

A provincial agreement has been made with CUPE! All HCDSB schools will remain OPEN to students and will be operating as usual. Thank you for your patience & understanding. See our updates for more information: bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates

St. Paul Weekly Update October 7-11

Dear St. Paul CES Families, 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

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

Elementary School Cross Country Meets POSTPONED

The 2019-2020 Elementary School Cross Country Meets, originally scheduled to take place October 8, 9, and 10, 2019  will now take place on April 21, 22, and 23, 2020. This decision was made after careful consideration, and in the interest of ensuring we can provide supervision to allow for maximum participation of students with all

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

St. Paul Weekly Update September 30 – October 4

Dear St. Paul CES Families, SAFE ARRIVAL PROGRAM: Please continue to use the SafeArrival system to report student absences. This 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 The safety and wellbeing

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

St. Paul Weekly Update September 23-27

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Thank you to all the families that attended our welcome back bbq and curriculum night event. It was great turnout! A special thank you to Father Francis, the 5073 Knights of Columbus, Our Catholic School Council members and parent volunteers for making the event run so smoothly. Thank you to

St. Paul Weekly Update September 16-20

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Looking forward to another great week at St. Paul School. See you all on Thursday evening for our BBQ, Aussie X and Curriculum Night event! Our Thanksgiving Food Drive begins this week. St. Paul school will be collecting specific items to support the St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive. Please consider

St. Paul Weekly Update September 9-13

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Thank you all for another great first week back. On Monday, we welcome ALL our Kindergarten children as they attend their first full week of school together. Morning Prayer Leaders  Mr. Costa Parish News: September 8, 2019   SAFE ARRIVAL PROGRAM: Our school offers an automated student attendance management system

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