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2021-22 School Year Calendar 

Virtue of the Month: Conscience
God wants us to choose to be good people. Conscience…is the voice of God within us. A developed conscience helps us make decisions that support truly loving relationships.

November 2021 - DPCDSB Secondary School Information Sessions
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will hold a series of VIRTUAL information sessions for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians interested in enrolling in a DPCDSB secondary school for the 2022-23 school year. The information sessions will provide parents and guardians with an overview of the programs and services offered at Dufferin-Peel Catholic secondary schools and will provide Grade 8 students with an opportunity to take a virtual tour of the school and hear from current students about the transition into high school. Link to: 2021 Secondary School Information Session Schedule.  To register for the 2022-23 school year, please visit the DPCDSB Online Registration webpage. For more information about the information sessions, parents/guardians should contact their local secondary school directly​.​

November 21-27 - Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
From November 21-27, schools across Ontario will mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. It is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools and communities.

November 22 - December 31 – DPCDSB Student Census
Beginning on November 22, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will be running its DPCDSB Student Census. This census is an online survey that collects information about students’ social identities associated with the protected grounds of the Ontario Human Rights Code, as well as information about students’ lived experiences at DPCDSB schools. Collection of identity-based data helps DPCDSB identify disproportionalities and disparities, which are signs of systemic racism and discrimination. Addressing systemic racism and discrimination aligns with Catholic Social Teachings of human dignity, solidarity, living in community, and rights and responsibilities. The Ministry of Education and Ontario’s Anti-Racism Act, 2017, requires public sector organizations, including school districts, to collect identity-based data to identify and address systemic racism. Students in Grades 4-12 will complete the census during class time. Parents and guardians of students in Kindergarten to Grade 3, as well as students whose abilities require parent/guardian completion of the census, will be asked to complete the census online. More Information.

November 24 - Peel Catholic Teachers Guild Mass 
The Peel Catholic Teachers Guild is welcoming everyone to our mass, honoring Bishop Camilleri, as the first DPCDSB graduate to be ordained a Bishop, on November 24 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Mississauga. All are welcome. When: November 24, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Where: St. Francis Xavier Parish, 5650 Mavis Road, Mississauga. Please RSVP and register by contacting Karla Cinapri at info@peelcatholicteachersguild.org 

November 25 - Catholic Education: From the bath to the table with Dr. Anne Jamieson
Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m. 
More Information 
Zoom Link / Password: iK1jds
 
November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Each year, to raise public awareness of gender-based violence across the world, the United Nations recognizes November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

November 28 – First Sunday in Advent

"Therefore, you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour."  (Matthew 24.44) Advent marks the beginning of a new liturgical calendar and begins the preparations for Christmas, the coming of Christ. It is a season of hope and of longing, of joyful expectation and of peaceful preparation. During the season of Advent, we are called to seek the light of Christ, even in the midst of darkness. We are invited to face the darkness in our own lives and in the world around us. We ask that God's grace transform us, so that we can be beacons of light to the world, just as Christ is to us. Advent Resources from the Archdiocese of Toronto / Prayers for Advent

December 1 – St. Thomas Aquinas S.S. Regional Arts Program Open House
The St. Thomas Aquinas S.S. Regional Arts Program will be hosting a virtual Open House on Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30 pm. Information is on the school website under Regional Arts Program. The virtual link will be posted on our webpage at 6:15 pm. The Open House includes performances from our talented students and highlights of the dynamic opportunities available with an arts-based education. For more information, contact john.thomas@dpcdsb.org

December 7 & 9 - DPCDSB 2022-2023 French Immersion Program Information Meetings
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will hold two virtual public information meetings for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their child(ren) in the board's Grade 1 French Immersion Program for the 2022-2023 school year on December 7 and 9. The information sessions will provide parents and guardians with an overview of the French Immersion Program, criteria for admission, information about the online application process, and information about the random selection process (should the number of applications exceed the number of spaces available). More information and meeting link can also be found on the French Immersion webpage.  

December 20-31 - Christmas Break



 

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