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St. Paul Weekly Update: Nov. 29-Dec. 3

Hello St. Paul Families, Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming”. First Sunday of Advent –

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

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,

St. Paul Weekly Update: November 22-26

PROGRESS REPORT CARDS/INTERVIEWS: The Elementary Progress Report for grades 1 – 8 students, and the Kindergarten Communication of Learning will be issued via email on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Please look for future communication via Board Email with instructions on how to access them. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will be able to schedule a virtual interview with your

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

St. Paul Weekly Update: Nov. 15-19

Dressing for Winter Weather With the arrival of winter like weather, we kindly request that parents ensure your child is dressed each day to play outside at recess. Students are able to be outside for all regular outside activities when it is warmer than -15 C. When temperatures range between -15C to -20C, students may

St. Paul Weekly Update: Nov. 8-12

DANCEATHON – Update Thank you to our St. Paul CES community. You helped raise over $17,000 (final totals still being calculated) This was one of the top grossing fundraisers in recent history and the most ever raised during Mr. Costa’s tenure as Principal. A special thankyou to all the parents/families who donated prizes to make

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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

St. Paul Weekly Update: November 1-5

Hello St. Paul CES Families, We broke a record – The most money raised at a St. Paul School fundraiser during Mr. Costa’s time as Principal. Our generous community amounted over $17,000 in donations during our Halloween Danceathon. WOW! We will have an exact total by the end of the week. Stay tuned. DANCEATHON –

St. Paul Weekly Update: October 25-29

Hello St. Paul CES Families, Please have a look below for some important info items as we head into this last week of October. St. Raphael Parish News: Congratulations to the grade 3 and grade 8 students who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this weekend. God Bless. Parish Bulletin: Click HERE

St. Paul Weekly Update: October 18-22

Hello St. Paul CES Families, Please see below for some important information items. Looking forward to another great week! St. Raphael Parish News: Congratulations to the grade 3 and grade 8 students who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this weekend. God Bless. Parish Bulletin: Click HERE for the Parish Bulletin. SafeArrival

St. Paul Weekly Update: October 11-15

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!! Hopefully you all had a chance to enjoy your Thanksgiving long-weekend with your loved ones. Please see below for information items/dates as we head into the week. Enjoy this beautiful fall weather! St. Raphael Parish News: Congratulations to the grade 3 students who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday. God

St. Paul Weekly Update: October 4-8

Hello St. Paul CES families, We’ve made it to October!!!!!! Thank you to all our families for joining us in our virtual Curriculum Night. Please connect with your child(ren)’s teachers if you missed the presentations. See below for some important messages/information items as we begin the first of October. St. Raphael Parish Update: Due to

St. Paul Weekly Update: Sept 27-Oct 1

Please see below for some important information and updates as we begin this week. Daily Self Screening: All staff and students must continue to 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. All staff and students

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

St. Paul Weekly Update: September 20-24

Looking forward to another great week at St. Paul school. See below for some important messages/information items as we begin the week. Daily Self Screening: All staff and students must continue to 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

St. Paul Weekly Update: September 13-17

We did it!!!!!!! That was a great start to our first few days of the 2021-22 school year. We are so excited to welcome ALL (365 – WOW!) students back for our first FULL week of school. As each new school year begins, we welcome new staff to our community. I would like to take

Weekly Update: September 7-10

The countdown is on! Time to get back to school! We’re excited to welcome all new and returning students back to school for the 2021-2022 school year! As we prepare for the week ahead, we wanted to take the opportunity to send out a few important reminders.   Staggered Entry for Students in Kindergarten – Grade 8    As communicated by our school board on August

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PA Day Agenda – Sept 1 & 2

Wednesday, Sept 1: AM – Opening Prayer and Land Acknowledgement, Mental Health and Well-Being PM – Health and Safety Protocols, Learning Recovery and Intervention Strategies Thursday, Sept 2: AM – Learning Recovery and Intervention Strategies – cont. and Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy (CRRP). PM – Staff Meeting, Supervision Committee Meeting, School Re-Opening Committee Meeting, Joint Health and Safety Meeting

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

Welcome Back!

Hello St. Paul CES Families, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all New and returning families to St. Paul School for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. As a community, we will continue to take pride in the health and safety of all our staff and students. By continuing to work

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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

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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

St. Paul Weekly Update: June 28-29

Congratulations once again to all our Grade 8 Graduates as they journey into the next academic/social stage of their lives – High School! Wishing you all the best at Assumption High School in September. God Bless. Thank you to all parents/guardian for all of your support as we conclude another fabulous year together. Thank you

St. Paul Weekly Update: June 21-25

Congratulations to all our Grade 8 Graduates as they prepare for their virtual graduation ceremony on Monday, June 21st at 6:30pm. An email with the link has been sent to all graduating families. Wishing you all the best as you prepare to move to Assumption High School in September. God Bless. Please see below for

St. Paul Weekly Update: June 14-18

Hello St. Paul CES Families, The countdown is on! Two weeks and two days before the end of this school year arrives. Thank you, thank you, thank you again to all the staff, students and families who have continued to show tremendous resiliency throughout this school year. It has been a difficult year, and we

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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.

St. Paul Weekly Update: June 7-11

Hello St. Paul CES Families, As you know, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will remain closed for in-person learning for the rest of the school year. The decision to remain in remote learning is to allow the province to focus on accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations to support a safe

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

St. Paul Weekly Update May 31-June 4

Hello St. Paul CES Families, June is the designated Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, we will join other schools in our district in raising awareness, 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. Please refer

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

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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

St. Paul Weekly Update: May 25-29

Hello St. Paul CES Families, Please see below for some important information as we start our week. Enjoy the rest of your Victoria Day long weekend! Kindergarten Orientation: The Kindergarten Orientation for new students/families currently registered for Kindergarten for Sept 2021/22 has been re-scheduled to Thursday, May 27th at 3:30pm due to an error in

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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Join us for a Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening!

HCDSB is excited to host an information evening about the benefits of Special Education Assistive Technology in our schools.  Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening Details The information evening will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the Board’s YouTube Channel. The information evening is open to all parents, students, and

St. Paul Weekly Update: May 17-21

Hello St. Paul CES Families, The provincial stay-at-home order has been extended until at least Wednesday, June 2nd, which means we will continue with remote learning until further notice. Thank you to all the staff, students and families for all your hard work as we enter into our fifth week of remote learning. Keep up

School Climate Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain safe, inclusive and accepting schools, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) undertakes a School Climate Survey to gather input from parents, students in Grades 4-12 and staff in each of our HCDSB schools. The survey is required by the Ministry of Education as part of the Safe

St. Paul Weekly Update: May 10-14

Thank you all for a wonderful Catholic Education Week and Mental Health Awareness week! A special Thank you to Ms. Silva (CYC) for supporting our staff, students and families with her awesome virtual bulletin board of resources. We will continue to integrate mental health awareness into our lessons throughout the school year to support our

Staff Appreciation Day ~ May 7, 2021

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 7, 2021! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 5700+ employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

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Journeying Together ~ Annual Walk with Jesus

A Liturgy in honour of HCDSB’s Annual Walk with Jesus will take place on Thursday, May 6th at 10:00 AM, with greetings from Bishop Crosby. Don’t forget to follow along and join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #HCWWJ! A Message from Father Con O’Mahony 

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to Host Speaker Series

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series to discuss inclusivity and diversity, and how to better support children with additional needs. SEAC’s mandate is to make recommendations to the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) in matters affecting the establishment and development of Special Education programs and services

St. Paul Weekly Update: May 3-7

Catholic Education Week 2021: May 2-7 This week marks the beginning of Catholic Education Week. Please see below for some of the activities we have planned for this wonderful week! Don’t forget to visit your child’s learning platform (D2L, Google Classroom) for additional activities happening throughout the week. This year’s celebration for Catholic Education Week is

Catholic Education Nurturing Hope: May 2 - May 7, 2021

Nurturing Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 2 to May 7, 2021, 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 Nurturing Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to inspire students to cultivate their faith; so that they may prosper in hope by our

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HCDSB Participates in Mental Health Week

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designates the first week in May as Mental Health Week. This year, it runs from May 3-7, 2021, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join organizations across Canada in raising awareness about mental health.  The HCDSB Mental Health team has designated Get Real About How You Feel as the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week. Daily Mental Health Themes The HCDSB Mental Health team are suggesting a daily focus for each day during Mental Health Week: Monday: Naming Our Emotions

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