2022-23 School Year Calendar
Virtue of the Month of March: Kindness
God wants us to give generously to others around us. Kindness is the act of loving and giving generously to others as God does. Our empathy for others is transformed into action, an action that extends beyond concern for ourselves
Irish Heritage Month
Easter Seals Month
March – Multi-Factor Authentication Rollout to DPCDSB School-Based Staff
The ICT department will begin the process of rolling out Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to DPCDSB School-Based staff, beginning in March. More information can be found here, along with the FAQ page.
March 20 – SOLEMNITY of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Principal Patron of Canada and declared Patron of the Universal Church in 1870
“But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:20)
March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day
March 21 - International Day for the Elimination of Discrimination
March 22 - Parent Engagement Event - Healthy Hallways and Creative Classrooms: Reconciling Schools With Niigaan Sinclair
The Central Committee of Catholic School Councils is hosting a Parent Engagement Event with Niigaan Sinclair to discuss where Canadian Education has been and where it needs to go. How inclusive are Canadian schools and how does this impact success? How might implementing the TRC calls to action – and particularly call to action #63 – enact success for all learners? How might in an increasingly dividing world Indigenous education be the path to creating the most dynamic, vibrant, and rigorous future population? In this workshop, join one of this country’s leading educators – and a former high school teacher – Niigaan Sinclair will lead participants through a journey on where Canadian education has been, and where it needs to go. Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm. Location: Catholic Education Centre (Room 301), 40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga. Registration Link
March 23 - Adult Faith Formation for All Series – "The Special Gift of Walking Two Paths" with Rosella Kinoshameg
Rosella Kinoshameg is Odawa/Ojibway from the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. A practicing Catholic, she holds an Honorary Doctorate in Sacred Letters (1996) and has been mandated a Diocesan Order of Women in 2000. "In this presentation, I will share as an Indigenous woman, my spiritual journey right from childhood, Residential School, Day School, Nursing, Mother, Intergenerational trauma as experienced in my family and community, to becoming a Diocesan Order of Women and the work I presently do with the power of the Holy Spirit and Mother Mary. I know how it is so important to pass on the faith to next generation. I also know how important it is to touch people along this pathway because 'we only pass this way but once'. " This virtual presentation is scheduled for Thursday, March 23 at 4:30-5:45 p.m. and we invite all employees to register. REGISTER on PROFESSIONAL LEARNING – SECTION #: 21800
March 23 and March 30 - DPCDSB Book Club: Celebrating Diverse Stories (Virtual)
The Equity and Inclusive Education Department is pleased to offer, “Book Club-Exploring Diverse Stories” an exciting opportunity for the DPCDSB community. The aim is to improve literacy skills, boost confidence and connect students with peers, all while previewing books that have identity-affirming characters and content. This opportunity is being offered virtually in an effort to gain the most participation possible. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the first session. The Book Club is open to all students and families in Grades 3-6. Sessions: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 9:30am-10:45am and Thursday, March 30, 2023, 9:30am-10:45am. Registration Link / Event Information
March 24 - Brampton West Chess Tournament
Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School will be hosting the Brampton West Chess Tournament on Friday, March 24. Schools that are interested in entering the tournament, please email Jiries Nimer at Jiries.email@example.com with the following information by February 17: name of school and divisions entering. Each school can register 3 teams (1 per division). Each team will consist of 6 players (5 players with 1 alternate for a total of 6 players). The tournament will begin at 9:00 am and end by 2:00 pm. Please arrive by 8:30 am-8:50 am. Students are required to bring their own lunch. Location: Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School, 62 Heatherdale Dr., Brampton.
March 25, April 1, and April 14 - DPCDSB Book Club: Celebrating Diverse Stories (In-Person)
The Equity and Inclusive Education Department is pleased to offer, “Book Club: Exploring Diverse Stories” an exciting opportunity for the DPCDSB community. The aim is to improve literacy skills, boost confidence and connect students with peers, all while previewing books that have identity-affirming characters and content. This opportunity is being offered in-person in an effort to gain the most participation possible. The Book Club is open to all students and families in Grades 3-6. EVENT/REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Notre Dame C.S.S., 2 Notre Dame Avenue, Brampton, Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9:30am-10:45am, Registration Link
St. Augustine C.S.S., 27 Drinkwater Road, Brampton, Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9:30am-10:45am, Registration Link
Ascension of Our Lord C.S.S., 7640 Anaka Drive, Mississauga, Saturday April 14, 2023, 9:30am-10:45am, Registration Link
March 25 – SOLEMNITY of The Annunciation of the Lord
“The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.” (Luke 1:35)
April 13 - Brampton West Family of Schools Ball Hockey Tournament
Guardian Angels C.E.S. is hosting a Brampton West Family of Schools Ball Hockey Tournament on April 13 in the school's parking lot. Location: 62 Heatherdale Dr., Brampton. Interested schools can contact Melissa.Daddabbo@dpcdsb.org if interested in putting in a team.
April 14 - P.A. Day for St. Sofia C.E.S. Only
April 15 - Holy Cross C.E.S. Hello Spring Marketplace
Please join Holy Cross Catholic School Council as they host a "Hello Spring" Marketplace on April 15 at Holy Cross School at 3615 Morning Star Drive, Mississauga from 11 am to 3 pm.
April 19-21 - St. Roch Players presents Newsies!
St. Roch's The Roch Players Present Disney's Newsies on April 19, 20, 21! Tickets on sale at the school starting March 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Come on out and enjoy this high energy family friendly musical. Location: St. Roch C.S.S., 200 Valleyway Dr., Brampton. For more information, call 905-456-8543.
April 22 - John Cabot Catholic Secondary School's 25th Anniversary
We are delighted to invite you to the 25th anniversary of John Cabot Catholic Secondary School on Saturday April, 22, 2023. We would be honoured to have you celebrate with us. The celebration will begin with a mass at 10 a.m. at St Patrick's Parish (921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga). It will be followed by an Open House at John Cabot C.S.S. (635 Willowbank Trail, Mississauga) where you will have the opportunity to explore the school's classrooms and facilities, meet with current and former staff and students. RSVP Link. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. **Invitation**
April 26 - Ascension of our Lord's first annual Kuumba Community Marketplace
The B.E.S.T (Black Excellence Success Team) is proud to present another exciting event. Join us on April 26, 2023 at Ascension of our Lord C.S.S. for the first annual Kuumba Community Marketplace. Students and local businesses will be promoting and selling their brands in a marketplace type atmosphere that will include a live DJ, guest speakers, food trucks and so much more. The B.E.S.T committee is committed to advancing the well-being of Black students and fostering community relationships. Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Please register using the QR code on the event flyer.
April 30 - May 5 - Catholic Education Week
Catholic Education Week 2023 will be held April 30-May 5, 2023. The theme is We are Many, We are One. Catholic Education Week begins on a Sunday to highlight the partnership that remains the foundation of Catholic education between our Catholic schools and local Catholic parishes. For more information about Catholic Education Week and to access OCSTA Resources, visit the OCSTA website.
May 1-7 - Mental Health Week
May 2 - DPCDSB Staff Appreciation Day
May 2-3 - Mindfulness Matters: Mental Health and Wellness Transition Conference for Grade 8 Students
Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School’s Mindfulness Matters, Triple A (Awareness, Advocacy, Action) Team is pleased to be hosting its annual Mental Health and Wellness Transition Conference in-person on May 2 and 3. This event is for Grade 8 students in its feeder schools (St. Evan, St. Rita, St. Andrew, St. Peter, St. Benedict, Holy Family (Extended French) and St. Cornelius) and will be held at Robert F. Hall C.S.S. (6500 Old Church Rd., Caledon East). The goal of this Transition event is to promote Awareness, Advocacy and Action for positive Mental Health and Wellness, as well as ensure a smooth transition between elementary and secondary school. Students will have the opportunity to participate in interactive group presentations and smaller team-building activities led by Peer Leaders. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops geared to developing healthy and concrete strategies for promoting good mental health. Participation in this conference will increase awareness about mental health, dispel myths, link students to resources and teach healthy ways of dealing with their emotions while building capacity in mental health education. In addition, this conference will help provide a smooth transition to high school for incoming students. For more information, contact the Mindfulness Matters Facilitators: Danielle Howlett, Vice Principal at email@example.com and Josephine Marcolla, ARDH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 3 - Metropolitan Andrei's 50th Anniversary Liturgy and Open House
Metropolitan Andrei Catholic Elementary School is excited to announce that it will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a liturgy and open house event on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The event is open to all current and former students, staff, parents, and community members. The celebration will begin with a liturgy at 5 pm in the school gym (515 Mississauga Valley Blvd., Mississauga). The liturgy will be led by Father Mario, Sts. Peter & Paul Parish and will include special readings and prayers to honor the school's history and achievements. Following the liturgy, the school will host an Open House. The Open House will provide an opportunity for attendees to tour the school, see the changes that have been made over the past 50 years, and meet with current and former staff and students. For more information about Metropolitan Andrei's 50th Anniversary, please email email@example.com.
May 11 - National March for Life
May 27 – Triple D-iamonds Softball Tournament is Back!
Save-the-date of May 27 for the DP Staff Softball Tournament (12 team tournament). Please express interest to Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org once you have confirmed interest from a minimum of 12 staff members. Open to Elementary and Secondary Staff Teams. Details and costs to follow.
May 29 - Brampton West Hack-a-thon for Girls in Grades 6-8
Brampton West will be hosting a Hack-a-thon for girls in Grades 6-8. The Hack-a-thon is a culminating event to celebrate the achievements of our students in the Hackergal coding program. The event will take place Monday, May 29 at St. Daniel Comboni Catholic Elementary School, 120 Veterans Drive, Brampton. Students will complete learning sessions provided by Hackergal prior to the event. The cost of the program is free to students. For more information, contact: Monica Thompson email@example.com or Susanna Mezzatesta firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 31 - Red Shirt Day
Red Shirt Day (of Action for AccessAbility and Inclusion) is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red in schools, workplaces and spaces everywhere in order to create a visible display of solidarity: to show their support for persons and families who are living with disabilities, celebrate the achievements of people living with disabilities, and to pledge their commitment to help create a fully accessible and inclusive society that honours and values the contributions of people of all abilities in all aspects of life in Canada. More Information.
June 12 – Elementary P.A. Day
June 20, 21, 22, 23, 26 - Semester 2 Secondary Examination Days
June 27 - Secondary Examination Review Day
August 26 – STOPR First Time Rider Safety Program
On August 26, Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR) welcomes all Kindergarten students and elementary age siblings to its First Time Rider Safety Program. This one-hour safety session will introduce children to school buses prior to the first day of school. Sessions will run between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm at six locations across Peel Region. Parents/Guardians can book their session online on the STOPR website starting late-spring. For more information, visit the First Time Rider Safety Program webpage on the STOPR website and the First Time Rider Safety Program Booklet.