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Weekly update: September 13-17, 2021

When everything seems to be changing, we can rely on God’s constancy ~ Hebrews 13:8 We’ve had a great start — let’s keep the momentum going! The first week of school is always exciting, as we catch up with old friends, meet new classmates, and new teachers. It is also a week when we learn

Weekly Update: September 7-10, 2021

“The love of Christ, welcomed with an open heart, changes us, transforms us, and makes us able to love.” ~Pope Francis Gradual Return to School for In-Person Learning We are looking forward to welcoming our students back this week, starting with small groups on Tuesday and Wednesday.   The following schedule will apply for allschools:  Tuesday, September

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!

And suddenly you just know it is time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.  ~Unknown Welcome back for the 2021-22 school year! A warm welcome to new and returning St. Timothy Families! We hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful summer. Staff are looking forward to re-connecting with our students.  We know that

Return to School Plan

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

Weekly Update for June 28, 2021

This school year has been a very unpredictable and unprecedent year but filled with the love of learning, friendships and faith. We would like to thank our wonderful staff for their dedication and love for this school community. Their contributions do not go unnoticed. Thank you to all our parents and guardians for your continued

Weekly Update for June 21, 2021

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14 Requested Items for Pick-Up Thank you to the families that completed the MS Form to pick-up student items left in classrooms and/or desks. All requested items have been gathered are awaiting pick up. All families who requested

Weekly Update for June 14, 2021

Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. Psalm 139:14 COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinics Halton Region Public Health is offering the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to members of our community at two outdoor pop-up clinics. Beginning Monday, June 7, 2021, the Province of Ontario will be operating Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in

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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.

Weekly Update for June 7, 2021

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.– Psalm 139:14 The Premier of Ontario announced this week that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will remain closed for in-person learning for the rest of the school year. See the Press Release here. As stated in the

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

Weekly Update for May 31, 2021

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. HCDSB Rainbow Day ~ Tuesday, June 1st

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

Weekly Update for May 25, 2021

All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, brings us to God.  – Pope Francis Happy Victoria Day! We wish our school community a wonderful Victoria Day long weekend!  Classes resume on Tuesday May 25, 2021. Plantable School Fundraiser The long weekend ahead is always a popular time to plan our outdoor

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

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

Weekly Update for May 17, 2021

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue with virtual learning. We recognize that this model of learning may not be ideal, however, we are so proud of our students, staff and families for persevering through these challenging times. Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations At the core of the Catholic school system is

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

May- A Responsible Student

As a Catholic Community, we are called to learn about and live out our faith.  Together in partnership with the home and church, our focus here at St. Timothy is on developing the whole child – mind, body and spirit – as we strive to promote experiences that infuse our faith and help students encounter

Weekly Update for May 10, 2021

Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation At the core of the Catholic school system is the unique framework for learners called the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations, which are integrated into the full Catholic school curriculum.  During the month of May, the staff and students of St. Timothy School will focus on being A Responsible Citizen. Click here

Journeying Together in Jesus

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 

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

Catholic Education Week 2021

“Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.” (Isaiah 40:31) 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: Nurturing Hope” and will be celebrated during the week of May 3 –

Weekly Update for May 3, 2021

We All Belong in Our Catholic School “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8. At St. Timothy School, we believe that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, and we honour the dignity in

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fourth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past several weeks, 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

Student Awards of Excellence

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 Abigail Neil who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Abigail Abigail is a responsible and dedicated student,

Weekly Update for April 26, 2021

Remote Learning Reminders Teachers will communicate class schedules to families via their respective D2L spaces. Class schedules will mirror the school day ie. recess and lunch breaks. Kindergarten students will receive 180 minutes of synchronous instruction daily. Grades 1-8 students will receive 225 minutes of synchronous instruction daily. Synchronous instruction may include whole class instruction,

Weekly Update for April 19, 2021

We hope that each of you had a safe, happy and healthy Spring Break. On Monday April 12th, 2021, the provincial government announced a return to remote learning following the April Break. This decision was made to reduce mobility, and support as many households as possible in staying home to help stop the spread of

Provincial Announcement: All Schools Moving to Remote Learning After Spring Break

On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be moving to remote learning following the Spring Break. Read the News Release here.  According to the Ministry memo received, the decision to move to remote learning has been made to reduce mobility, and support as many households as

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent is required from parents or guardians.   Targeted testing is offered only for individuals who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  Voluntary COVID-19 testing is available to: All students and their families All school staff and their household members All Child Care

Weekly Update for April 6, 2021

Easter reminds us how God has been good to us. He gave His own precious son to save us from our sins. Lets return the favor by sharing our blessings to others. We wish you and your family a Happy Easter. As a Catholic Community, we are called to learn about and live out our

Weekly Update for March 29, 2021

Focus on Faith Liturgy and Assembly Please note that our Focus on Faith Liturgy is on  Tuesday March 30th at 1:30 pm. Following the liturgy, medals will be presented to our Catholic Graduate Expectation award winners for the month of March. Please see below for more information on the focus the month of March: A Collaborative Contributor. A Collaborative

Fostering Mental Health & Well-Being: Parent Information Sessions

The Special Education Services department at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a series of parent information sessions to help families adjust and respond to the new norms faced during a global pandemic and how to cope with the mental health and well-being of their children in times of uncertainty and change. For the health and safety

School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day – Wednesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day! On School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, let’s show our gratitude for the people that ensure active and safe travel for students and families to and from our schools. Here are some ways we can show our appreciation year-round: Guard signals you to stop; all cyclists

Weekly Update for March 22, 2021

Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Psalms 25:4 During the month of March, the staff and students of St. Timothy School will focus on being A Collaborative Contributor. A Collaborative Contributor is someone who: Works effectively as an interdependent team member Thinks critically about the meaning and purpose of work Develops one’s God-given potential

Weekly Update for March 15, 2021

March Break Please be reminded that March Break has been postponed until April 12-16, 2021. Instruction at St. Timothy will continue as scheduled this week.  Heath and Safety Reminder Please take a few minutes to review the recommended health and safety protocols from Halton Region Public Health. These recommendations are posted on the Board’s Website at: https://learnathome.hcdsb.org/return-to-school-2/health-and-safety/ 

Final Change to Learning Environment Request Form Now OPEN

The final Change to Learning Environment Request Form is now OPEN. Request to Change Learning Environment  If you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from remote learning to in-class instruction, or vice versa, you are asked to complete an online request form. Important notes before you complete the online form:  You are asked to submit a separate form for each child.  You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this request.

Weekly Update for March 7, 2021

Father, help me to see this holy season of Lent as a time of spiritual renewal, rather than a time of deprivation.  Motivate me to reach a new level of experiencing your grace.  As a Catholic Community, we are called to learn about and live out our faith.  Together in partnership with the home and

Parent Poll: Help Us Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year

We are currently in the early stages of planning for the next school year and are seeking your input to help us determine our staffing needs for September 2021. Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year Although we have not yet received direction from the Ministry of Education regarding what will be required of school boards

Halton Food for Thought Providing Healthy Snack Bags to all Students in Halton

Halton Food For Thought (HFFT), in partnership with Food for Life Halton, is providing Healthy Student Snack Bags to all students in Halton.  Weekly Healthy Student Snack Bags  Healthy Student Snack Bags contain a minimum of 3 nutritious snacks per student per school day. The snack bags contain both perishable and non-perishable food items – i.e., fresh fruit, granola

Weekly Update for March 1, 2021

March Break Please be reminded that March Break has been postponed until April 12-16, 2021, as a health and safety precaution to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our school communities. This means that all HCDSB elementary and secondary instruction will continue as scheduled from March 15 through 19, 2021.  How to Stay Well and Good Self-Care Some

Weekly Update for February 22, 2021

Walking With Jesus – Lenten Prayer God, Father and Creator, We thank you for all the gifts you have given us, especially the gift of your Son. During this holy season of Lent, help us to change, grow and become the kind of people you created us to be. Fill our hearts with love for you,

HCDSB Hosting a Parent Information Meeting for Students with Special Education Needs Entering Kindergarten

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be hosting an Information Meeting on March 24, 2021, for parents of students with special education needs entering Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year. The meeting will be facilitated by Special Education staff, where they will share information about their individual roles, and supports and services offered

Weekly Update for February 15, 2021

On Ash Wednesday the Church enters into a time of Lent. It is a time to reflect on how we are with God, with our neighbor, and with ourselves and to make some changes if we need to. We should do this often throughout the year, but we do it more consciously in Lent to

March Break Postponed until April 12-16, 2021

On February 11, 2021, the Ontario government provided an update on the timing of March Break for the 2020-2021 school year. The announcement indicated that March Break will be postponed until April 12-16, 2021, as a health and safety precaution to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our school communities.  This means that all HCDSB elementary and secondary

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