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Weekly Update: February 24, 2020

Pancake Snacks With appreciation to our Catholic School Council and parent volunteers, our students will receive fresh pancakes as a snack on Monday February 24th, 2020 before we begin the Lenten Season. Please refer to the email sent home last week regarding ingredients and if you have any concerns please contact your child(s) teacher. Ash

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

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

Weekly Update: February 17, 2020

   Family Day A reminder that there will be no school for students on Monday, February 17th as we celebrate Family Day.  We wish you a wonderful extended weekend with your families and look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, February 18th.  Report Cards Term 1 Report Cards for all students K-8 will be coming

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: February 10, 2020

Spirit Week Our student Faith In Action Team will be hosting a Spirit Week from February 10-13th to help push the winter blues away! Our theme days will be as follows: Monday: Crazy Hair Day (full uniform) Tuesday: Hat Day (full uniform) Wednesday: Red and Black Day (St. Timothy Feast Day colors) Thursday: Red/White/Pink Day (Dance-a-thon) We thank FIAT under

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 the Apostle Parish Update February 2020

St. Paul the Apostle Parish Update February 2020 The parish is happy to be celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation with our Grade 7 students this month. On February 8th students from St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Timothy and St. Anne will receive the sacrament, followed on February 22nd by students from Canadian Martyrs, St. Christopher and

Weekly Update: February 3, 2020

Black History Month Each year, students and staff across the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) are invited to participate in Black History Month, to honour and pay tribute to Black Canadians, both past and present. For 2020, the theme of the Government of Canada’s Black History Month campaign is: Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by

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: January 27, 2020

PA Day This Friday January 31st 2020 will be a Professional Activity Day for our school. Students will not be attending school on this day. Project Love The Kindergarten Division will be participating in 2 initiatives to “help make today the best day for someone else”.  Our first initiative is to raise funds for “Food

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: January 20, 2020

  Kindergarten Registration Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program. Parents are asked to use the Online Advanced Kindergarten Registration as the first part of the registration process. After filling out the online registration form, parents must then visit their home school to complete the second part of registration. We have set aside two days

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: January 13, 2020

  A Creative, Reflective and Holistic Thinker Our Catholic Graduate Expectation focus for the month of January is that of A Creative, Reflective and Holistic Thinker.  Every morning over the announcements, students will hear about what it means to be A Creative, Reflective and Holistic Thinker: I have thoughts and opinions that matter I make good

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: January 6, 2020

May all the blessings of the Lord be yours in abundance in the New Year.   Monday January 6, 2020 We hope you have enjoyed a restful holiday with your families and friends.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back from Christmas break on Monday, January 6, 2020.  SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting Parents are reminded to report both

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: December 16, 2019

The staff of St. Timothy’s would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a very Merry Christmas. May the Lord grant you and your loved ones love, joy and goodwill this Christmas and throughout the new year.    Focus on Faith Liturgy & Assembly Our Focus on Faith Liturgy and Catholic

Weekly Update: December 9, 2019

Advent prepares us for celebrating Christ’s coming in history; it calls us to consider his presence with us now in mystery, and his coming at the end of time in majesty. But what does this mean for us in our daily lives? When we think of the word “Advent”, perhaps it’s wreaths, candles, little sacrifices or special prayers that

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: December 2, 2019

This weekend we celebrate the arrival of the season of Advent, which also marks the beginning of the liturgical year. Advent is a season of devout and joyful expectation. The four Sundays highlight our desire and longing for peace, justice and unity. While Advent expresses the deep longing of all humanity for God, it also

Weekly Update: November 25, 2019

   Focus on Faith Liturgy and Assembly Our Focus on Faith Liturgy and Catholic Graduate Awards Assembly will take place this Monday November 25th.  Parents are welcome to join us at 1:30 p.m. in our school gym. St. Timothy Christmas Social Justice Campaign The season of Christmas will soon be upon us! St. Timothy’s will

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: November 18, 2019

“Praying means knocking at the door of a friend. God is our friend.” – Pope Francis Progress Reports This Wednesday November, 20th students will receive their Progress Reports.  Thank you to all our staff for all the hard work in preparing these reports to support our students. The primary purpose of all assessments and reporting

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: November 11 2019

Remembrance Day This Monday, November 11th 2019 we will come together for Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed since the end of the First World War to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.   Our assembly will begin promptly at 10:45 am. We also

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: November 4th 2019

We need smiling Christians, not because they take things lightly, but because they are filled with the joy of God, because they believe in love and live to serve. – Pope Francis A Caring Family Member Our Catholic Graduate Expectation focus for the month of November is A Caring Family Member.  Every morning over the announcements,

Weekly Update: October 28 2019

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF GRADE 8 STUDENTS Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School cordially invites the parents of Grade 8 Students to attend a Grade 9 Information Evening Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:00pm. Linked here is the Updated Poster Parent Night 2019    Halton Health Department Resources The Halton Region Health Department has many resources to support

Weekly Update: October 21st 2019

When we listen to the Word of God, we obtain the courage and perseverance to offer the best of ourselves to others. – Pope Francis Federal Election Just a reminder that our school will be used as a polling station for the Federal Election this Monday October 21st 2019. There might be more congestion than usual

Weekly Update: October 15th 2019

Wishing all our St.Timothy Families a Happy Thanksgiving! #ShineATealLight on Food Allergy this Halloween Ghosts, goblins, tricks and treats, Halloween is a memorable day filled with costumes, treats, and parties. For kids with food allergy, Halloween can present a few challenges and it can be overwhelming at times for parents, especially if you have a

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: October 7th 2019

Labour Update Please see a message below from our main board office: UPDATE: HCDSB Schools will be OPEN on Monday! ​We have just been notified that the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has reached a settlement agreement this weekend, and will therefore NOT be moving to a province-wide strike. All HCDSB schools will be

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

Weekly Update: September 30th 2019

Orange Shirt Day In honour of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day will be observed on September 30, 2019.  Orange shirt day is an annual event, serving as a visual reminder of our shared past as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.  It provides us all with

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: September 23 2019

   STUDENT AGENDAS Payments for student agendas are posted to School Cash Online.  Agendas are a valuable tool used to help students with their organizational skills and their sense of responsibility.  They also serve as an important communication tool between home and school.  We are asking parents to please visit the School Cash Online website

Weekly Update: September 16th 2019

PA DAY – MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16th A gentle reminder that our first Professional Development Day will be on Monday, September 16, 2019.  There will be no classes for students on this day.  For more information, please see the announcement board on our school website.    COMMUNITY BBQ & CURRICULUM NIGHT Our Community BBQ and Curriculum

Weekly Update: September 9th, 2019

The love of Christ, welcomed with an open heart, changes us, transforms us, and makes us able to love.  – Pope Francis Thank you to our students, parents and staff for a wonderful first week of the 2019-2020 school year!    BEFORE SCHOOL HOURS SUPERVISION For the safety of your children please note that supervision begins

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