October/November 2019 – Secondary School Information Sessions for Gr. 8 Students & Parents
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a series of public information sessions for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians interested in enrolling in a Dufferin-Peel Catholic secondary school for the 2020-21 school year. DPCDSB's secondary school public information sessions will take place throughout October and November. Link to Schedule. For more information about the information sessions, parents/guardians should contact their local secondary school directly .
October 21-25 – School Bus Safety Week
October 23 - Bus Driver Appreciation Day
October 23 - Catholic School Council Chairs and Co-Chairs Parent Evening
The Central Committee for Catholic School Councils (CCCSC) will be hosting all Catholic School Council Chairs and Co-Chairs at a meeting on October 23 at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School located at 50 Bristol Road in Mississauga. Beginning at 5:30 pm. The evening will have a focus on the last 50 years of DPCDSB, highlighting the accomplishments of the board, as well as parent engagement and involvement.
October 24 - Child Care Worker & ECE Day
October 24 - Dress Purple Day
Every October Children's Aid Societies across the province raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being, and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth, and families who need support. On Ontario Dress Purple Day we join together with our key partners, Boards of Education, schools, and child care centres and homes, to share this positive message that help is available and to celebrate the community that cares for kids and families. This year Ontario Dress Purple Day will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2019. For more information and learning resources (including lesson plans) for both elementary and high school, visit http://www.oacas.org/dresspurpleday/.
October 24 – The Great Big Crunch
THE GREAT BIG CRUNCH is a national movement and annual moment of anti-silence in which students, teachers, parents and others passionate about food join the food movement and crunch into apples (or other crunchy fruit or vegetable) to make noise for healthy school food! Every year since 2008, Canadians from coast to coast have participated in the Great Big Crunch, an initiative of FoodShare Toronto. In DPCDSB, The Great Big Crunch is organized by YMCA of Greater Toronto – Peel Region's Student Nutrition Program. Schools receive free local Ontario apples from Norfolk Fruit Growers' Association. #PeelGreatBigCrunch #GreatBigCrunch
October 24 – Father Michael Goetz S.S. Academic Awards Ceremony
Father Michael Goetz Secondary School will host their annual Academic Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 24. This evening recognizes the efforts and academic achievements of students during the 2018-2019 school year. The ceremony will take place at 7:00 pm in the school gymnasium, with refreshments to follow in the cafetorium. Congratulations in advance to all award winners! Location: Father Michael Goetz SS. 330 Central Parkway West, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-277-0326.
October 24 - St. Marguerite d'Youville Secondary School's Post-Secondary Evening
St. Marguerite d'Youville Secondary School will be hosting their annual Post-Secondary Evening on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 40 plus colleges/universities from across Ontario will be in attendance. Students and their parents are invited to peruse the booths and ask questions to the many recruitment representatives in attendance. A great place to gather information and start your post-secondary planning. Location: St. Marguerite d'Youville S.S., 10815 Dixie Road, Brampton. For more information, ca'' 905-789-5560.
October 30 - St. Joan of Arc C.S.S. Awards Ceremony
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School community will gather to honour the achievement of our students with an Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 30 at 9:30 a.m. in the school gymnasium. We will be recognizing High Honours (90+), Honour Roll, Subject Award, and Specialty Award recipients. The ceremony will highlight and acknowledge those students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the 2018-2019 academic year. Location: St. Joan of Arc C.S.S., 3801 Thomas St., Mississauga. For more information, call 905 285-0050.
November 1 - John Cabot Catholic Secondary School Reunion
Graduates of the 2001, 2002and 2003 graduating years along with staff from 1997 – 2003 are invited to attend a reunion on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. Location: JJQs Billiards & Lounge, 3055 Dundas St. West, Mississauga. RSVP to email@example.com or 416-358-5477.
November 6 - Take Our Kids to Work Day
November 6 – St. Aloysius Gonzaga C.S.S. Honour Roll Breakfast & Academic Awards Ceremony
The St. Aloysius Gonzaga C.S.S. community will gather to honour the achievements of its students with an Honour Roll Breakfast followed by the Academic Awards Ceremony on November 6th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The evening will highlight and acknowledge the students who have exemplified the Catholic Graduate Expectations through hard work and dedication during the 2018-2019 school year. Location: St. Aloysius Gonzaga C.S.S., 2800 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga. For more information, contact Jason Eagles at 905-820-3900 ext. 70016.
November 7– John Cabot Catholic S.S. 2019 Academic Awards Ceremony
The John Cabot Catholic S.S. community will come together to honour its students on November 7 at 6:00 p.m. with an Academic Awards Ceremony. The evening will celebrate those students who best exemplify the school motto: faith, hope, and charity in the pursuit of academic excellence, perfect attendance and leadership. Please join us for this special evening. Location: John Cabot C.S.S 635 Willowbank Trail, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-279-1554.
November 7 - Ascension of Our Lord C.S.S. Open House Registration Night
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Interested students and their parents are invited to attend a presentation in the school cafeteria starting at 6:00 p.m. This will be followed by school tours and the opportunity to receive an Ascension of Our Lord S.S. registration package. Location: 7640 Anaka Dr., Malton. For more information, visit https://www.dpcdsb.org/ASCEN or call 905-676-1287
November 8 - TRIPLE DDD VOLLEYBALL Tournament
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event is open to all staff and friends of DPCDSB. Cost: $120 per team/school. Your tournament entry fee includes: Four games, team pizza and munchies. Location: St. Roch C.S.S., 200 Valleyway Drive, Brampton. For more information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 8 - Peel Region Mock Bail Tournament
The Annual Peel Regional Mock Bail Tournament will take place at the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton on November 8. The Tournament is run through the Peel Legal Education Network in partnership with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic and Peel School Boards. This tournament is open to students enrolled in Grade 11 Law. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
November 11 - Ascension of Our Lord C.S.S. University and College Fair
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Students in Grades 9-12 are all welcome to attend. We have school representatives from all over the province coming to hand out information and answer student and parent questions about programs. Immediately following the fair, there will be a special presentation in the cafeteria on financing for post-secondary from 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The presentation will include how to access scholarships and apply for OSAP. Location: 7640 Anaka Dr., Malton. For more information, https://www.dpcdsb.org/ASCEN or call 905-676-1287.
November 13 – St. Edmund Campion S.S. 2018-2019 Academic Awards Ceremony
St. Edmund Campion C.S.S. will host a celebration of student success during our 2018-2019 Academic Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm. Location: St. Edmund Campion S.S., 275 Brisdale Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-846-7124.
November 14 – John Cabot C.S.S. hosts Grade 9 Night In
John Cabot C.S.S. will host their Grade 9 Night In on November 14 from 2:30 – 6:30 pm. This evening welcomes our Grade 9 students as they continue their transition into secondary school. It is important for our students to build a sense of belonging and community this evening will provide them with opportunities to participate in various team building activities. Location: John Cabot C.S.S 635 Willowbank Trail, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-279-1554.
November 15 - PA Day (All Schools)
November 16: St. Edith Stein School Christmas Bazaar
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: St. Edith Stein School, 6234 Osprey Boulevard, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-824-5777. Vendors: Do you offer unique gifts suitable for shopping enthusiasts searching for that special Christmas present or pampered purchase? Our elementary school is hosting a sizable Christmas Bazaar with the potential of high traffic community members and local school families in attendance. A variety of entertainment will be offered for our guests which will keep them shopping for hours. Vendor table cost: $50. For Vendor registration email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/steinbazaar.
November 17-23 - Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
Save the Date: November 19 - DPCDSB 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will mark its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, November 19 with a special Celebration Dinner at the Versailles Convention Centre, 6721 Edwards Boulevard, Mississauga. The evening will be a celebration of Catholic Education in Peel Region and Dufferin County, highlighting our history and growth over the past 50 years. The keynote speaker for the Celebration Dinner will be His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. More information will be posted to the 50th Anniversary webpage as we get closer to November 19.
December 23 - January 3 – Christmas Break
March 27 - Peel Region Mock Trial Tournament
The Peel Region Mock Trial Tournament will take place on Friday, March 27, 2020 and the Final Four Round will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020. This tournament is run by the Peel Justice Education Network (PJEN) that is comprised of members of the Judiciary, Crown & Defence Councils, Peel Regional Police, Court Services Personnel as well as Dufferin-Peel and Peel Board teacher representatives. The tournament is open to Grade 11/12 Law students and is held at the A. Grenville & William Davis Courthouse in Brampton. Registration for the tournament will come out in the fall. Please email Jessica Price if you have any questions or would like registration information at Jessica.Price@dpcdsb.org.