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St. Philip Elementary School
905.306.8420
  • St. Philip Elementary School
  • 345 Fairview Rd. W.
  • Mississauga ON, L5B 3W5
  • Phone: 905.306.8420
  • Fax: 905.306.8419
  • Principal: Greg Hilton
  • Vice Principal(s): Peter Krolewski
  • Superintendent: Tim Lariviere
  • Trustee:
  • Bruno Iannicca (Ward 7)
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St. Philip Important Updates

Welcome to the St. Philip Catholic Elementary School Website

 

School Boundary Adjustment Notice:

Please be advised that the Board of Trustees at their meeting on December 8, 2015 received a report from the Planning Department advising that the boundaries for Bishop Scalabrini and St. Philip Elementary Schools be adjusted, effective September 2016, as identified in this map.

 

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

 

-Tues June 28 …  Gr. 8 Grad ceremony @ Goetz 6:30PM

-Wed June 29 … Gr. 8 Grad Lunch & Dance

-Thurs June 30 … Year End Mass 9:15AM  in school gym

 

 

 

 

*Pleased remember that EVERY WEDNESDAY is SUB DAY, and EVERY

THURSDAY is PIZZA DAY

 

For the latest school activities and news, please follow St. Philip School on Twitter @StPhilipDPCDSB

 

ST. PHILIP SCHOOL HOURS

  • 8:30AM School day begins (supervision begins at 8:15AM; Please ensure students are not dropped off prior to 8:15AM)
  • 11:30AM - 12:30PM Lunch
  • 3:00PM School day ends

2016-2017 School Year Calendar

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2016 -2017
Thank you for your interest in registering your child for Full Day Kindergarten at St. Philip School. 

 Children must be at least 4 years old by December 31, 2016 to register for kindergarten

Parents/Guardians should bring the following documents when registering their child for kindergarten:

- proof of age of the child (birth certificate or passport)
- original Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate (for
parent/guardian and/or child) or Baptismal Certificate of other rites in communion with the Holy See of Rome
- proof of Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant
       status (birth certificate or passport)
- updated immunization records
- proof of home address (two of the following: current utility bill, property tax bill, real estate document, or Government of Canada issued forms)

- proof of English Separate  School  Support (may be
       done at the time of registration by completing an
       Application For the Direction of School Support and/or
a Separate School Lease Agreement available at the school)

For more information about registration and the Full-Day Kindergarten program, call 905 277-0990 or visit www.dpcdsb.org.

 

 EXTENDED FRENCH PROGRAM

Thank you for your interest in the Extended French Program at St. Philip School! This program runs from Gr. 5 through Gr. 8. 

The Extended French program starts in Grade 5. In the program, 50% of the total instruction is in French. The program includes studies in French language arts, social studies, science, and one of either: visual arts, music, drama or physical education. The program leads into Extended French at the secondary school level, where French language arts, geography, history and world religions are offered.

Students in the Extended French program usually attain a mid-range level of competency in the language.  This means that after at least 2,670 hours of French instruction during his/her school career, the student should be able to read newspapers and books, with the occasional help of a dictionary, as well as watch and understand radio and television news and other programs. The student should also be able to participate adequately in conversation, demonstrate knowledge of the culture, society, customs, economy, government and institutions of a French-speaking community and, after a few months residence, and function quite well in a French-speaking community.

The usual point of entry into Extended French is Gr. 5. Students submit an application to St. Philip in February of their Gr. 4 year. These application forms can be picked up at St. Philip School, and are available at the January parent information night. It is possible, however, to apply for entry in later years, provided  space is available and French language requirements are met. Please call the school at 905 306-8420 if you have any questions. Again, thank you very much for your interest in this program!

*Students residing within the boundaries of the following schools are eligible to apply to the Extended French program at St. Philip: Bishop Scalabrini, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Gerard, St. Jerome, Fr. Daniel Zanon, Metro Andrei, St. David of Wales, Corpus Christi, John XXIII, Mary Fix, and St. Philip. Students residing outside the boundaries of these schools will be considered for admission under a flex boundary application.

 

 

Opening Day Procedures

Please note that the first day of classes for the 2016/2017 school year is Tuesday, Sept. 6. The morning bell rings at 8:30 am, which means that supervision in the yard begins at 8:15 am. Please review the procedures listed below in preparation for the first day of classes:

·        Grade 1-8 students will assemble in the pavement area in the back of the school. Teachers will have signs indicating where students are to assemble in the yard. Teachers will also have class lists and they will gather students by grade level and inform students of their teacher and classroom location. On this first day, parents will be able to join their children in the school yard area in the morning. After the first day, we ask that parents do not accompany their children into the school yard area during the times when children are supervised in the yard by staff. Parents are welcome to be in the yard to greet their children at the appropriate exit door at the beginning of lunch (11:30 am), if their children go home at lunch, and at the end of the day.

·        Parents of Year 1 Kindergarten children will be contacted by their child’s teacher regarding their specific start date. They will have a staggered entry, with all Year 1 Kindergarten students attending school by Friday, Sept. 9.

·        Parents of Year 2 Kindergarten children do begin school on Sept. 6. These children will assemble in the kindergarten play area at the front of the school. The Kindergarten teachers will gather the children into their classrooms.

·        In case of rain, Kindergarten students will gather in the Kindergarten classrooms, and students in grades 1-8 will gather in the gym

 

SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION

 

TRANSPORTATION & COURTESY SEAT POLICY 2016 -2017

 

Transportation eligibility is determined based on the home address of the child. 

 

Please be aware that until the bus companies settle their routes during the early weeks of October, only students eligible for transportation under the school board’s transportation policy will be provided bussing.

 

At St. Philip School, the only students in the regular program who are eligible for bussing are the kindergarten and grade 1 students. Extended French students who are in grades 5 to 8 and live beyond two (2) kilometers from the school are also eligible.  This means that if your child will be in grade 2 in Sept. 2016, then they will not be eligible for immediate bussing in September.  Their only option will be to apply for a courtesy seat, and the earliest possible granting of courtesy seats will be in early October.  Similarly, all students who applied for courtesy seats this year, will have to apply for courtesy seats again next September, and the earliest possible time for bussing to begin is early October.

 

If you wish to be considered for a courtesy seat, please indicate this in writing to the Principal stating the name of your child, grade and address, via the “Courtesy Seat” application available in the Office in September.  “Courtesy Seats” will be awarded based on first come, siblings, and age/grade level (i.e. younger students will receive preference). 

 

Courtesy seats may be rescinded during the year if new students enroll who are eligible for the seat.

 

REMINDER: Applications for bussing through the “Courtesy Seat” policy may be obtained at the school office in September. Assignment of courtesy seats will only begin in the early weeks of October when the transportation department indicates the number of courtesy seats available.  If you completed a courtesy seat application this year for your child to ride the bus, you must do so next year, and you will be responsible for his/her transportation until you receive written confirmation from the office that your child may ride the bus.  Again, the earliest this will take place is during the early weeks of October.

 

Parents can access their child(ren)'s bussing information by visiting www.stopr.ca  

This is the best way to keep up to date regarding bus routes, late busses, or cancellations. Parents will be required to enter their child's OEN number (found on their report cards) to get their child's specific bussing information.

 

 

 

Pupil Accommodation Review Policy Public Consultation

 

The Ministry of Education released the new Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline (PARG) in March 2015. This guideline sets expectations for all school boards on managing and reviewing underutilized school space, including potential school closures, and for the greater coordination and sharing of planning related information between school boards and other community partners. 

 

The guideline requires all school boards in the province to develop or revise Pupil Accommodation Review Policies and to invite public input into the policy before it is finalized.

 

A survey to collect feedback on the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s draft amended Policy 6.51 Pupil Accommodation Review will be available for review and comment on the Board’s website at www.dpcdsb.org until 4:30 pm on Friday, October 16, 2015.  Supporting documents will also be available for reference and review. Please consider reviewing and providing input on this policy.

 

 

 

 

New Health & Physical Education Curriculum

Please click on the link below to access a letter from the board regarding the new Health & Physical Education curriculum:

Letter re new Health and Physical Education curriculum

 

The Online Reporting Tool

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School board has developed a new way to help nurture a safe, caring and inclusive school environment.  The Online Reporting Tool is intended for students in grades 3 – 8 who become aware of bullying incidents and negative behaviours.  The student can simply ‘click’ on the link below to fill out the report.  The report will then be directly emailed to the principal and/or vice principal and will be dealt with accordingly.

It is important to recognize that the Online Reporting Tool is an alternate reporting option.  It is best practice to speak directly with a responsible adult at home and/or in the school.

Please click on the link below to access the Online Reporting Tool:

http://dpcdsb.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/yyybbb/online-reporting-tool-cec-yftwe/?collector=60281

 

PLASP Child Care

 

PLASP Child Care Services is currently taking registrations for Sept. 2016. If there is enough interest, there will be a before and an after-school program offered next year at St. Philip. Please sign up at www.plasp.com as soon as possible.

The After School Program begins once school is dismissed and goes until 6:00 p.m.  Children participate in recreational activities, are served a nutritious snack daily, and have time for homework.

Fee assistance is available.
To register your child, please visit the PLASP Program Director, after school. You may also call 905.890.1711 or visit the website at www.plasp.com

 

 

 

The connection between the school and parish is central in Catholic education.  Pictured above are our principal, Mr. Hilton (left) and Fr. Carlos, pastor of Cristo Rei Parish (right), involved in one of the many social justice projects shared by St. Philip School and Cristo Rei Church.

 

 

Grade 9 students prepare for their transition to high school

24/08/2016

Over the next two weeks, many of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s 7,200 Grade 9 students are preparing for their transition to high school by participating in the board’s Get Ready! for Secondary School and Link Crew transition programs, among others. Read More

iFun Orientation Program

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Young Rider Orientation Day

17/08/2016

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DPCDSB announces its Top Ontario Scholars for 2015-16

12/07/2016

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Year-End Trustee Newsletter

20/06/2016

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13/06/2016

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Inauguration of St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre as an IB World School

30/05/2016

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