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January 18, 2022: All Schools Closed to Students and Staff

All school bus transportation is CANCELLED to and from school today and all schools are CLOSED to students and staff. Students will be able to access asynchronous learning materials/tasks in their classroom learning platforms by 10:00 a.m. Educators will be available to support students during regular school hours.

Jan 17, 2022: All Schools CLOSED & Classes CANCELLED

Monday, January 17, 2022 All HCDSB schools and workplaces are CLOSED today due to inclement weather. All school bus transportation is CANCELLED. All in-person and virtual (online) classes are CANCELLED. 

Weekly Update: January 17-21, 2022

“God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.” ~Pope Francis Back to In-person Learning Thank you to our students for your efforts & energy during the period of remote learning.  We are excited to see you Monday

Grade 1 French Immersion Program Registration Opens January 19!

Registration for the Grade 1 French Immersion Program begins on January 19, 2022! Online Registration Coming Soon! The online registration form will be available on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 until Friday, February 18, 2022. A direct link to online registration will be available on the HCDSB French Immersion page, and can also be accessed on the homepage of

Save the Date! Student Census Parent Information Session on January 13th

HCDSB elementary families are invited to a virtual Parent Information Session on Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., which will discuss the Student Census Survey, available from February 28 through April 4, 2022! The Parent Information Session will be live-streamed and available on the Board’s YouTube channel at the scheduled time on January 13th.

Weekly Update: January 10-14, 2022

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the

Change to Learning Environment for Elementary Students – Request Form Now Open!

The online form to request a change to your child’s learning environment in elementary school (i.e. virtual or in-person) is now open.  As per Ministry of Education direction, we have moved to remote learning for all students until at least January 17, 2022. NOTE: Any requested changes will come into effect on January 24, 2022, however,

Important Update

All Schools Moving to Remote Learning on January 5, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians, Earlier today the Premier of Ontario announced that at 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2022, our province will temporarily move to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. Read the News Release here.  The Premier also announced that all schools will move to teacher-led remote learning on January 5, 2022

Weekly Update: January 3-7th, 2022

“Like the Magi, may we also journey and be attentive, untiring and courageous on the path to find the invisible God who was born among us.” ~ Pope Francis Happy New Year to all our St. Timothy families! On Wednesday, January 5th, we look forward to welcoming our students back to a New Year filled

Christmas Update — December 17th, 2021

A little smile, a word of cheer.  A bit of love from someone near.  A little gift from one held dear.  Best wishes for the coming year! Christmas Cheer at St. Timothy’s We wish to express our thanks for your participation in last night’s Kahoot! Family Trivia Night.  Special thanks to Mrs. Maxwell for her

Weekly Update: December 13-17, 2021

“He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of His birth, for He will be great in the sight of the Lord.” ~Luke 1:14 The Season of Advent This week we light the pink candle in our Advent wreath.  Historically the pink or rose candle is called the Gaudete

Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Voluntary Rapid Antigen Test Kits for In-Person Learners

During the week of Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th our school will be distributing Rapid Antigen Screening Kits for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.    The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school.  These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status,

Kindergarten student outdoor playground

Register Your Child for 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

Weekly Update: December 6-10, 2021

“This Advent, make yourself, small, make yourself a servant of others, and the Lord will give you the ability to understand how to make peace.” ~ Pope Francis Virtual Book Fair – thank you for your support! The results are in: we raised $362.08 in book rewards! Thank you for your support, and thank you, Mrs. Buttery

Weekly Update: November 29-December 3, 2021

“The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment.” ~ Frederick Buechner Virtual Book Fair – ends on November 28th A gentle reminder that the Virtual Book Fair ends today. When you are ready to shop, you can visit

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

Weekly Update: November 22-26, 2021

“A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” —Joseph Joubert. Tuesday is Photo Re-take Day! Tuesday November 23rd has been slated as our school’s Picture RE-take day. Please be reminded that  LifeTouch has confirmed that they have a vaccination disclosure policy in place and have advised that the photographers scheduled for school

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,

Weekly Update: November 15-19, 2021

“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” ~ Charles Glassman Final results of our fall fundraising initiatives: thank you for your support! Our final total from our Fall Donation Fundraiser was $3035.00 – a tremendous result! Thank you to our families for donating – every donation is appreciated! As previously communicated in our

Weekly Update: November 8-12, 2021

“Peace is a gift of God but requires our efforts. Let us be people of peace in prayer & deed.”~ Pope Francis Remembrance Day Liturgy this week On Thursday November 11, 2021 all St. Timothy classes will participate in a Liturgy led by Mme Hawken, Mme McLeod, Mrs. Di Iulio, and Mrs. Volak featuring students

Keeping Christ in Christmas

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

Weekly Update: November 1-5, 2021

“We too can be saints in our family, in our neighborhood, wherever we live and work. Be a person who listens to what people need, communicating not only to grieve or tell others about your own problems. Listen in order to intercede and help out.” ~ Pope Francis Hallowe’en Spirit Day at St. Timothy’s Friday

Weekly Update: October 25-29, 2021

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…”~ Ecclesiastes 3 Pizza Lunches: there is still time to order! The response to Pizza lunches has been very positive thus far – thank you

Weekly Update: October 18-22, 2021

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”~Romans 15:13 Picture Day is Tuesday! As previously noted, Tuesday October 19th has been slated as our school’s Picture Day. Individual photos will be taken

Weekly Update: October 12-15, 2021

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good: His love endures forever! ~1 Chronicles 16:34 We hope that all our St. Timothy families are enjoying a fabulous Thanksgiving! A special thank you to Mrs. Doma’s Grade 8 class for leading us in prayer for our Thanksgiving Liturgy, this past week. We look forward to

Weekly Update: October 4-7, 2021

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William Arthur Ward We had an eventful week — Thank you! Thank you to all our families who participated in our Curriculum Night on Tuesday evening. We appreciate these opportunities to connect (even virtual ones!) and

Weekly Update: September 27-October 1st, 2021

“It took cancer to realize that being self-centered is not the way to live. The answer is to try and help others.” ~ Terry Fox “Virtual” Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 A reminder that Curriculum Night at St. Timothy will be held on Tuesday, September 28th.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event will take place

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

Weekly Update: September 20-24, 2021

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children” ~ Charles Swindoll COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Thank you, parents, for completing the self-screener every morning before school.  Although we are no longer collecting the Confirmation of Screening, it is extremely important that parents continue to use the COVID-19 School Screening

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

Dr. Meghani

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

CPIC

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

We Are All Wonderfully Made

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

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