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Civvies Day – Monday, October 25, 2021

Hello St. Raphael Students, due to the fantastic response to the Food Drive, we are giving a bonus Civvies day to all Students!! Please follow the dress code as outlined in your Agendas.

Civvies Day – Friday, October 22, 2021!

On Civvies day students are permitted to wear their regular clothes.  We kindly ask that students follow the dress code as outlined in their agendas.

Spirit Days 2021-22

Thank you Student Council!! https://elem.hcdsb.org/straphael/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2021/10/Spirit-Days.pdf

Two Free First Communion Dresses

To parents whose daughters will be celebrating their first communion, and need assistance in finding an affordable dress to wear. We have had a lovely offer from two parishioners of free first communion dresses, one in size 10, and one in size 8 with a matching sweater and size 3 shoes! Should you be interested

Terry Fox Run ~ September 29, 2021

Parents are advised that students are allowed to wear their gym uniforms if participating in the Terry Fox Run! The link for Donations is below. http://www.terryfox.ca/StRaphaelsCESBurlington

ORANGE SHIRT DAY – SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

On this day we wear orange shirts in honour of the indigenous children taken from their communities and families to residential schools. This day also honours the survivors of residential schools, those who did not, and recognizes the ongoing effects of intergenerational trauma. Civvies bottoms are allowed, but please wear an orange shirt or accessories

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

Online Forms – Reminder

Family Information / Consent Forms Beginning this year, we will be collecting this information electronically, and are asking parents/guardians to complete the form online. Complete the Family Information/Consent Electronic Form! Parents are asked to complete the form, which may be accessed HERE. The form should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. If

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

Talent Show 2020!

Thank you Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. Rak, Ms. Lattanzi! Great job boys and girls! Thank you for sharing!

REPORT CARDS UPDATE

Report Cards Update! Dear Parents and Guardians, We are writing to provide you with information about your child’s final report card. This year, considering the school closures due to COVID-19, report cards will be delivered electronically. The report cards will be delivered directly to parents and guardians by email on June 24, 2020. Accessing Your

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

Monitoring Survey

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

Silence is Not an Option

A statement from our Director of Education, Pat Daly, on our commitment to creating safe, welcoming and inclusive school communities across HCDSB. 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

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),

HCCEF 24 Hour Fast

St. Raphael HawksHCCEF 24 Hour FastAs we have shared, to support our families and students from across the Halton region, St. Raphael staff are joining together as a team to fast for 24 hours from June 3rd to June 4th . This fast is to support the Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation (HCCEF), a charitable

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

Builders of Hope!

Builders of Hope! Thank you to staff and students for coming together to create such a wonderful message for the community and world based on the inspiration from Julia Cook’s “A Flicker of Hope.”  Special thanks to Mrs. Boiago and Mrs. Johnston…  the video looks amazing. To the students and community please continue to share!

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

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

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Ministry School Closure extended to May 31st, 2020. Access to the School Building: Thank you to all who have reached out regarding access to the school building to pick up items. I remind everyone that we keep to the “essential items” only. If you wish to have items picked up, please reach out to Mr.

Cross Boundary Forms Protocols (CoVid19)

For families that haven’t already submitted their renewal form but wish to do so, please follow the procedure outlined below and mail/drop off the application to the school board office. Thank you. Due to privacy concerns, cross boundary applications that are filled in with personal information should not be emailed. Completed forms will need to

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

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

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

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