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WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE Apr. 21 - 25, 2014
Virtue of the Month: LOVE
Spirit Wear Day
Boot Camp with Cst. Hogarth
English Romeo & Juliet Trip
Library closed after school for Office 365 Microsoft Office in a Cloud Teacher In-Service
Digital Arts: Vita Manor Photo Shoot
Art Club: 2:30-3:30pm (Rm.129)
Cardinal Paul-Emile Léger's Birthday
Link Crew applications due in Guidance
An Easter Blessing from Fr. Terry:
May God bless you at Easter,
And keep you all year through.
May God give you all the faith it takes,
To make your dreams come true.
May His love and wisdom always help,
To guide you on your way.
May His light shine down upon you now,
To bless your Easter Day.
Wishing you a blessed and joyful Easter.
(A sincere thank you to Mr. Hilton's Period One Religion Class for a beautiful presentation and to all colleagues and students for your attentive participation in our Holy Thursday Liturgy)
CARDINAL'S HIGH SCHOOL CAFE
Rogers TV is hosting a new reality show hosted by Cardinal Léger's Hospitality Teacher, Kerry Greco. The show centers around our school's upscale professional bistro, The Cardinal's Cafe, run entirely by our high school students. The show will focus in detail on the lives of six students as they encounter the various trials and tribulations of high school life while they are trying to work in the high stress, fast paced, kitchen environment. Click on the link to view Roger's promotion video.
Supporting and Advocating for Catholic Education
As parents/guardians of children in our publicly funded Catholic school system, you have a powerful voice, both as a taxpayer and a constituent. Increasingly, we are seeing co-ordinated attacks on Catholic education, with calls for the discontinuation of funding of the Catholic school system in Ontario, and the establishment of a single secular school system. We see evidence of this through radio call-in shows, newspaper articles and opinion pieces, letters to the editor and through various social media channels.
Your willingness to lend your voice in support of good news stories about Catholic education and/or to help counter negative commentary, or attacks on Catholic education through media, or other means, is an important part of our community’s effort to promote and maintain our strong, viable and relevant Catholic education system in Ontario.
From time to time, we may bring items to your attention, such as news articles, that may be in support of, or against Catholic education. We will make you aware of opportunities to write a letter to the editor, call in to a radio talk show, or simply vote in an online survey or other action that will indicate to the public and the government that there is a strong presence of Catholic parents/guardians and supporters, who are passionate about Catholic education and who can provide a balancing point of view to those who would attack, discredit and/or seek to end publically funded Catholic education in Ontario.
Mainstream political parties in Ontario have stated their support for Catholic education. But, that does not mean that we shouldn’t continue to impress upon our locally elected MPPs our desire to maintain the current system of publically funded Catholic schools. Take a few minutes to write or call your MPP and let them know that you appreciate their continued support, in this regard.
There are 3.9 million Catholics in Ontario; more than 600,000 students attend Ontario Catholic schools. We are strong. But, we cannot be silent.
-Susan Steer, Superintendent Brampton West
Direction of School Support Newsletter
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic Institute for International Education in collaboration with the Canadian Education Exchange Foundation, are pleased to offer students attending schools in Dufferin-Peel the incredible student exchange opportunity. Students in Grades 9 to 12 and their parents/guardians are invited to a special information evening on: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:00 – 8:00 pm St. Edmund Campion Secondary School
The Ontario Association of Parents for Catholic Education presents its 75th Anniversary Conference, AGM & Gala Dinner on "The Effects of Parent Involvement on Student Achievement" May 23-24, 2014. The Conference & AGAm will be held at Philip Pocock C.S.S. in Mississauga and the Networking Reception, Mass and Gala Dinner will be held at the Toronto Marriot Hotel (Toronto). Follow on Twitter: #OAPCE2014
International Education Newsletter
Board Seeking Volunteer Audit Committee Opportunity: we hope to find one community volunteer to sit on our Audit Committee for a three year term. Please see the attached communication by clicking here!
Parents of Grade 8 students who are preparing to register for secondary school, please review the attached STOPR newsletter by clicking here!
Parents: see what Cardinal Léger is doing to prepare your OSSLT writing students Léger OSSLT Prep!.
Child in Need of Protection - Information
Welcome Letter from our Superintendent
NEW! Please review the information for DPCDSB Parents regarding school start-up transportation procedure by clicking here!
NEW! 21 Century Learning Newsletter
NEW! 2013-14 Budget Consultation Letter to Parents
Please review the Peel Public Health List of Reportable Diseases
NEW! One of our students, Lancer Airein Fortuna, has been published in Voices of ESL. Her article is about becoming a Canadian citizen. Check it out here!
School Health Newsletter for Secondary Schools: click here!
NEW! Communications Certificate
INFORMATION REGARDING CHANGES TO TRAFFIC FLOW AT CARDINAL LEGER
IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION MESSAGE FROM PEEL PUBLIC HEALTH:
Peel Public Heath will be reviewing the immunization records of all students at our school beginning January 2012. Immunization is a simple and an effective way to protect you against disease. To ensure that everyone has the required immunizations, Peel Public Health must have proof that you have been fully vaccinated (immunized) according to the Ontario immunization schedule. If you receive a letter, then please be sure yo have received the required dose(s) of the vaccine(s) listed in the letter, and then provide the dates(s) of these vaccine dose(s) to Peel Public Health immediately to update your record. For more information, please call Peel Public Health at 905.799.7700 or visit www.immunizepeel.ca Tranlations services are available.
DUFFERIN-PEEL CONTINUES TO SHINE ON EQAO SCORES!
Click on the link above to view latest EQAO test results for Grade 9 Mathematics!
Parents of students enrolled in Grades 9 and 10 Mathematics:
The Independent Learning Centre in cooperation with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is offering free on-line tutoring in Mathematics Sunday through Thursday evenings from 5:30-9:30. If your child has not already registered for this free service, please visit www.homeworkhelp.ilc.org. You will need your child’s OEN number to register. This number can be found on your child’s timetable, or can be obtained from the Guidance Department.
NEW Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
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The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will not appeal the recent Ontario Divisional Court decision related to religious exemptions Read More
Board chair, Mario Pascucci says that Ministry of Education’s announcement on school board funding for 2014-15 is no good news story as far as the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is concerned. Read More
On April 3, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold its third annual Interschool Mass. The theme is “Take up your cross and follow me.” Read More
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