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St. Paul Weekly Update – September 21-25

Dear St. Paul CES Families, We are so thankful for all the support from families as we work together through the first few weeks of safety routines during entry and exit procedures. We really do appreciate your support, cooperation and understanding as we continue to make things run as smoothly as possible for the month

St. Paul Weekly Update September 14-18, 2020

Dear St. Paul CES Families, Thank you all for a great first “staggered” week back. Please see below for important information as we begin our first full week of school. PARISH NEWS: Please click below to view information about New First Communion and Confirmation Dates for students who missed it last year due to school

Welcome Back! 2020-2021

Hello St. Paul CES Families, On behalf of the St. Paul Staff, I would like to officially welcome all new and returning families to the 2020-2021 school year. As we plan and prepare for a safe return to school, please review many of the important info items below. CLASS PLACEMENTS – Grade 1-8: Please be

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.

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

HCDSB Online Student Registration

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

Year End Virtual Assembly

Please have a look at the amazing End of Year Virtual Assembly the Peer Mentors have created with the support of Ms. Giordani.

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

Distribution Of Report Cards

This year, in light of the school closures due to COVID-19, student report cards will be delivered electronically. The report cards will be delivered directly to parents and guardians by email on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  Parents and guardians will need their child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) in order to access the report card. Your child’s OEN number can

Last Weekly Update of the 2020-2021 School Year

St. Paul Weekly Update – June 22-26, 2020 Hopefully you are getting a chance to enjoy the sunshine on this first official weekend of Summer!  This week marks the last week of the school year…and what a year it has been!  Thank you all for your support, patience and resiliency…we are truly blessed with a wonderful

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

St. Paul Weekly Update June 15-19

Hello St. Paul Families, Thank you for your continued participation and support of your child and our teachers as we complete week ten of Distance Learning – 2 more weeks to go! As a reminder, distance learning will continue until the last day of school – Friday, June 26th, 2020. Please continue to stay connected

St. Paul Weekly Update June 8-12

Retrieval of Belongings/Return of Items: Parents/Guardians will be able to retrieve their child(ren)’s belongings and return school items during the last week of school (June 22-25) on an assigned day and time. More information will be forthcoming next week regarding this process and the protocols of which need to be followed. St. Raphael Parish News:

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),

St. Paul Weekly Update June 1-5

Hello St. Paul Families, June has arrived! It is very fitting that today is Pentecost (May 31st). Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. It is a great opportunity for all of us to honour the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and celebrate the birth of the church

HCCEF 24 HOUR FAST

HCCEF 24 HOUR FAST – JUNE 3-4, 2020: There’s still time! Please consider joining our St. Paul Team as we share some love/support to families in need in partnership with the Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation. We are fasting to help us to connect to our neighbours who are in need – people who are forced

Kindergarten Orientation 2020

Due to the extension of the school closure period for all schools in Ontario, our Kindergarten Orientation Session will not take place in person this year.  However, information that is usually shared at our Orientation session can be found using the links below.  We welcome our new families to St. Paul for the 2020-2021 academic

St. Paul Weekly Update May 25-29

Hello St. Paul Families, On May 19th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  All

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

St. Paul Weekly Update May 18-22

HCCEF 24 HOUR FAST – JUNE 3-4, 2020: Please consider joining our St. Paul Team as we share some love/support to families in need in partnership with the Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation. We are fasting to help us to connect to our neighbours who are in need – people who are forced to fast

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 Rafaela De Frias Baptista who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Rafaela Rafaela demonstrates Catholic servant leadership

May is Hearing Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Hearing Awareness Month? HCDSB is dedicating the week of May 11-15, 2020 to promote Hearing Awareness. Hearing awareness is very important and we would like to highlight this by providing an opportunity to share information and activities around the impact that a hearing loss can have on individuals who are

St. Paul Weekly Update May 11-15

Hello St. Paul Families, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our school community and staff for an inspiring week of Catholic Education. The theme of Igniting Hope was very evident in all the pictures, videos and activities that were on display via Twitter, D2L and Google classroom. Well done St. Paul school –

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

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

St. Paul Weekly Update May 4-8

Hello St. Paul Families, Catholic Education Week – May 3 to May 8: Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Igniting Hope” and will be celebrated during the week

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

St. Paul Weekly Update April 27 – May 1

Hello St. Paul Families, Our distance learning continues as we head into the last week of April. Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we are all navigating this current reality together. Take this time as a family to explore new activities, ideas, tips and challenges with an open mind and open heart.  Our twitter

St. Paul Weekly Update April 20-24

Hello St. Paul Families, Week 2 of Distance Learning is behind us. We are looking forward to a another great week of on-line learning. By now, your child(ren) should have logged on to the on-line platform (D2L or Google classroom) and had the opportunity to communicate with their teacher. If you are having difficulty accessing

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

St. Paul Weekly Update April 14-17, 2020

We have come to the end of our first week of distance learning. The goal this week was to welcome everyone into the virtual classroom and re-establish the connection between our teachers and students. It was not the kind of ‘back to school’ reunion we have always enjoyed following a break. There were no smiling

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

Access to Student Learning Platforms

At HCDSB, we support the use of the following online learning platforms:  D2L Google for Education Microsoft Office 365​​ Your child’s teacher will use one of the above platforms to provide instruction. Visit the website links above to access your child’s online learning and for more information about each platform. If your child needs assistance

St. Paul Weekly Update April 5-10

Hello St. Paul Families, The staff have been working hard to support our school community with distance learning. At this point every family/child should have been contacted by the classroom teacher and informed of a distance learning platform.  If this has not yet occurred for your family, please check your email (junk file), phone messages, Remind App, etc … we

Televised Sunday Mass with Bishop Crosby

Each week, the Diocese of Hamilton will be televising Sunday Mass live from the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Tune in live each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on Cable 14 or watch the rerun at 1:00 p.m. on CHCH TV. For more information about televised Masses, and to see a list of online Mass

Updated: Food & Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most. Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register. For more information about additional food services and

Promoting Positive Mental Health

Helpful Tips and Strategies: ​​​​​​​​Apologize when you’re wrong. Parents need to apologize to their child when they make a mistake. Saying you’re sorry is not enough. Admit you were wrong and explain how it affected your child (e.g., “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said your idea was stupid. I know that hurt your feelings.”). Sincere and

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until Friday, May 1, 2020

On March 31st, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until Friday, May 1, 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 this

Food Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most. Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register. For more information

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