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Weekly Update for Week of February 17th, 2020

Dear St. Scholastica Families, I hope that you are all enjoying a lovely Family Day weekend. We look forward to seeing all of the children back to school on Tuesday, February 18th. Here are the updates for this upcoming week at St. Scholastica: PRIMARY STAFFING CHANGE This is a notice to parents of children in

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

Weekly Update for Week of February 10th, 2020

Dear St. Scholastica Families, There are many important updates this week – this is a long one!  Please see below for more details: PA DAY IN FEBRUARY February 14th  is a designated Professional Activity Day for our school board.  There will be no school for students on this day. BLACK HISTORY MONTH Each year, students

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

Weekly Update for the Week of February 3rd, 2020

Dear St. Scholastica Families, Please be sure to review the following updates for this upcoming week found below: ISW WINTER UNIFORM SALE ISW (our school uniform provider) will be having its annual winter sale from February 1st-8th. This Winter Sale event will apply to in-store, as well as online purchases.  Please find a flyer advertising

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

Weekly Update for the Week of January 27th, 2020

Dear St. Scholastica Families, I hope that you have all had a great week. Please be sure to review the following updates for this upcoming week found below: VOLUNTEERING SURVEY We have sent out a survey to families about volunteering at our school. We are looking for parent volunteers for a number of upcoming events

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

Weekly Update for Week of January 20th, 2020

Dear St. Scholastica Families, I hope that you have all had a great week. Please be sure to review the following updates for this upcoming week found below: ONTARIO ENGLISH CATHOLIC TEACHERS ASSOCATION (OECTA) LABOUR NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Our school will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 as a result of the recent announcement by OECTA of a

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.

Weekly Update for Week of January 13th, 2020

Dear St. Scholastica Families, We have had a wonderful first week back with the students. It has been so nice to see everyone again and to get back into routine. 2020 is off to a great start!!! Please be sure to review the following updates for this upcoming week found below: ONTARIO ENGLISH CATHOLIC TEACHERS

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

Weekly Update for Week of January 6th, 2020

Dear St. Scholastica Families, Happy New Year! I trust that all of you enjoyed a lovely Christmas break. We are so excited to see all of the students again on Monday, January 6th. Monday, January 6th marks The Epiphany in our church calendar. We will be having a New Year’s/Epiphany Liturgy on Friday, January 10th

Calling for Parent Volunteers to Sit on the Milton Secondary School Boundary Review!

At a recent Board Meeting, Trustees approved a motion to proceed with a Milton Secondary School Boundary Review that will involve all Catholic schools in Milton. Why Do We Need a School Boundary Review in Milton? The Halton Catholic District School Board has submitted an application to the Ministry of Education for funding to build

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

Weekly Update for Week of December 16th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, Sunday, December 15th marks the third Sunday in this season of Advent. This week we remember Joy: Joyful expectation for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ on Christmas Day. Each Monday during Advent we will be conducting a prayer liturgy over the announcements and the students will see the Advent

Weekly Update for Week of December 9th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, Sunday, December 8th marks the second Sunday in this season of Advent. This week we remember love: Love that God the Father has for all of us, Love in our homes, and love amongst the members of our school community. Each Monday during Advent we will be conducting a prayer liturgy

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

Weekly Update for Week of December 2nd, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, I hope that you are staying safe and bundled up today as this next blast of winter has arrived. It is so hard to believe, but also so wonderful, that today marks the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is the start of our new liturgical year and is the period of

Weekly Update for Week of November 25th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, It was so lovely to see so many parents attend our parent/teacher interviews on Thursday and Friday of this past week. Our teachers so appreciate having the opportunity to connect with parents and to discuss the students knowing that a strong partnership between home and school is essential for student achievement

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

Weekly Update for Week of November 18th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, I hope that you have enjoyed your weekend. Our winter weather has arrived! It seems so strange to see leaves still on trees and yet snow and ice on the ground. Students are reminded daily about dressing appropriately for winter weather. Grade 1-8 students spend 70 minutes a day outside during

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

Weekly Update for Week of November 11th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, In addition to remembering the souls of all those departed during the month of November, we also remember those who have served our country in order to secure our rights and freedoms. We will be recognizing Remembrance Day at the school on Monday November the 11th with a school wide liturgy

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

Weekly Update for Week of November 4th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, We welcome the month of November with All Saints day on the first. All Saints Day, also known as All Hallows Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. All Souls Day is

Weekly Update for Week of October 28th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, It is so hard to believe that we are already in the last week of October!  Please be sure to review the following updates for this week found below: JEAN VANIER EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILL – Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 On Tuesday, October 29th, students from Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary Skill will

Weekly Update for Week of October 21st, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, Another week has come and gone at St. Scholsatica school. We look forward to having the students for a full five-day school week this week. There is always so much to get done with them. Please be sure to review the following updates found below: FOOD DRIVE THANKS! A big THANK

Registration for French Immersion Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School will offer the French Immersion Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The French Immersion Program is an exciting, fast-paced, optional program with limited enrolment. Students must be entering Grade 1 in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s French Immersion Program. How

Weekly Update for Week of October 14th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, I hope that you all had a fantastic and restful Thanksgiving spent with friends and family. We are excited to see the students back to school on Tuesday. Please be sure to review the following updates found below: EQAO RESULTS FROM 2019 Please see the letter attached if you wish to

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

Weekly Update for Week of October 7th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, As many of you are aware from the emails sent to you by the Halton Catholic District School Board, this upcoming week may have some school disruptions for our students. If you have not received these emails, please click on the attachment below to read about the CUPE labour situation and

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

Weekly Update for Week of September 30th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, I hope that you all have had a fantastic weekend.  Here are some update messages for this upcoming week: ORANGE SHIRT DAY – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2019 Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt (with uniform bottoms) on Monday, September 30th. Orange Shirt Day is an annual event in recognition

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

Weekly Update for Week of September 23rd, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, Here are your weekly update messages. As always, please review previous weekly update messages as the reminders in these updates are still pertinent. NOTICE TO PARENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN ON BUS 609 AM ROUTE AND BUS 613 PM ROUTE Stop additions have been added to both of these routes. There will

Weekly Update For Week of September 16th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, Yet another great week for us at St. Scholastica!  A HUGE thank you goes out to our Catholic School Council for their amazing work organizing our first ever “Back to School Barbecue” this past Thursday evening.  The weather cooperated and the food and activities were perfect!  We also thank all of

Weekly Update For Week of September 9th, 2019

Dear St. Scholastica Families, What a fantastic first week of the 2019-2020 school year.  We have had a fun week learning and playing together.  We have enjoyed welcoming so many new students and families into our St. Scholastica school community. This year, I will be sending out a Weekly Update to parents.  This will mark

Reporting Your Child’s Absence with SafeArrival

Our school offers an automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, provided through SchoolMessenger®. The SafeArrival system 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 Click on the FAQ for more

Let Us Know What You Think!

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021, provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that shape us as a school board – who we are, what we do, and why we do it. As the third year of this multi-year strategic plan

Staff Appreciation Day – May 10, 2019

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 10, 2019! A day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4600 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students and families. A

HCDSB Celebrates Catholic Education Week!

HCDSB will be joining school boards across the province to celebrate Catholic Education Week from May 5 through May 10, 2019! Throughout the week, students, staff, parents and members of our community will participate in a variety of events and activities that showcase the importance of our Catholic schools. This year’s theme, ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’,

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