March 28 - DPCDSB's 2017 Catholic Technological Skills Competition (Elementary Level)
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's 2017 Catholic Technological Skills Competition for elementary students will be held on March 28 at St. Philip Elementary School in Mississauga. Dufferin-Peel students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in this multi-trade and technology competition. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: St. Philip Elementary School, 345 Fairview Road West, Mississauga.
March 29 – Family Engagement Night at St. Bonaventure Catholic School
St. Bonaventure Catholic School will host a Night of Active and Healthy Living on March 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is in collaboration with our Pubic Health Nurse, Brampton Fit Kids and our Student OPHEA Team. During our night on Active and Healthy Living, we will have Bento Boxes where students will make a healthy lunch and bring it home for the next day, along with flavoured water drinks. There will also be fitness monopoly and interactive activities such as Go Noodle and Kahoot. Great door prizes to be won! Location: St. Bonaventure Catholic Elementary School. 35 McCrimmon Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-970-9069.
March 29 – The Faith Awakens: St. Catherine of Siena School's Religious Retreat
St. Catherine of Siena School will be hosting a school wide Religious retreat, entitled "The Faith Awakens", on March 29. The students and staff will be involved in faith-filled activities throughout the day. To end the day, the school community will gather at St. Catherine of Siena Parish for the Celebration of the Eucharist at 2:00 p.m. Location: St. Catherine of Siena School, 2350 Hurontario Street South, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-277-2448.
March 30 – Parent Engagement Presentation: Training the Brain For Success - The Power of a Positive Perspective by Dr. Shyamala Kiru
On March 30, St. Dominic School and our Parent Advisory Catholic School Council is pleased to welcome Dr. Shyamala Kiru for her presentation on Training the Brain For Success. The goal of the presentation is to discuss the benefits of a positive perspective (confidence) and how is critical to success. Dr. Kiru will show the correlation between anxiety and confidence, how to identify the common and dangerous signs of anxiety and a simple, step by step guide to help manage negative emotions and develop a positive perspective (based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Location: St. Dominic School, 515 Hartsdale Ave., Mississauga. Please call 905-278-9821, if you are able to attend.
March 31 - Mississauga Brampton Central Family of Schools Chess Tournament
The Mississauga Brampton Central Family of Schools are competing across three divisions in chess (primary, junior, intermediate). Each divisional team consists of five students. The top two teams will qualify for the Board Finals. This year's tournament will be held at San Lorenzo Ruiz School located at 100 Barondale Dr. in Mississauga from 7:50 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The conveners are: Artur Migdal, Eva Faryniarz and Joanna DiNunzio. For more information, email email@example.com.
April 1 - Walking Forward Together in Hope - A Conference for Catholic School Council Members, Volunteers and School Administrators
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Liturgy and Opening Remarks at 9:00 a.m. Conference will run from 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Vendor Marketplace from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Location: St. Joseph S.S., 5555 Creditview Road, Mississauga. Hosted by the Central Committee for Catholic School Councils. To RSVP and choose your sessions, visit https://goo.gl/qbQeXD. FLYER
April 6 - Philip Pocock Spring Concert
Please join us as Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School students present " A Celebration of The Arts!" Great performances from our Concert Bands, Vocal Ensembles, Drama, Dance, Guitar and Jazz Ensembles, should not be missed! The program will take place in the Philip Pocock Cafetorium starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning April 4: $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Location: Philip Pocock C.S.S.,4555 Tomken Road, Mississauga. For more information, email mailto:Larissa.Kohut@dpcdsb.org.
April 6 - Mississauga East Family of Schools Event – "The Arts in M.E."
The students within the Planning for Independence Programs at Philip Pocock Secondary School, John Cabot Secondary School, Father Michael Goetz Secondary School and the Needs Moderate/Severe Elementary class at Queen of Heaven School will be coming together to celebrate the gift of the Arts and the gift of friendship for the first annual Mississauga East Family of Schools Event – "The Arts in M.E." on April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Father Michael Goetz S.S., 330 Central Parkway West, Mississauga. For more information, contact Tanya Veselinovic at 905-890-0708 ext. 24283.
April 18 – The Mississauga Central, Brampton, Malton, Caledon and Orangeville 12th Annual Dance Event at The Rose Theatre
Dance teams from elementary schools in Mississauga Central, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville will be participating at this annual dance event. Students will perform a variety of styles of dance. There will be two showcases. Schools from Brampton East/Caledon/Dufferin/Malton and Brampton North East will perform at 10 a.m. and schools from Mississauga Brampton Central and Brampton West will perform at 1 p.m. Location: The Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln, Brampton. For more information, please contact Emily Plastina at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School at 905-890-6898.
April 20 - Parent Engagement Evening - Teens: Alcohol, Drugs and Parties (Iona C.S.S.)
Time: 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm. Location: Iona Catholic Secondary School, 2170 South Sheridan Way, Mississauga. For more information, contact Nina Arsenault at 905-823-0136.
April 21 - Mississauga Brampton Central Diversity Student Conference
Grade 7 students from MBC Family of Schools are invited to enjoy a presentation in the morning by Shannon Thunderbird "Wolf Thunder: The Big Drums are Calling". The LINK Crew from St. Francis Xavier S.S. will lead breakout sessions in the afternoon. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Blessed Trinity Catholic Learning Centre, 2495 Credit Valley Road, Mississauga.
April 21 - Dufferin-Peel Chess Committee 12th Annual Board Chess Tournament Finals
Our schools are competing across four divisions in chess (primary, junior, intermediate, and high school). Each divisional team consists of five students. The top two teams from the seven family competitions around our board qualify for the Board Finals. Registration will start at the end of the exam period. Location: St. Marcellinus S.S., 730 Courtneypark Drive West, Mississauga. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 22 – Father C.W. Sullivan School ShareLife E-Recycling Fundraiser
Father C.W. Sullivan School will be holding a ShareLife E-Recycling Fundraiser on Saturday April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the school parking lot. We need your donations of broken items with a plug. Electronics that can be collected are: televisions (all types - bigger the better), computers and computer accessories, printers (desktop models only), audio and video equipment, telephones and mobile phones, wire, batteries and more ..... We will start collecting things at school the week prior to the event Tuesday April 18 to Friday April 21 (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). With the final collection date being on Saturday April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a school, family, friends, and neighbourhood event! Location: Father C.W. Sullivan School, 62 Seaborn Road, Brampton. Google - Shift Recycling for more info. For more information, call 905-453-5020.
April 25-27 - Dufferin-Peel Classic Teachers Hockey Tournament
The Annual Catholic Teachers Hockey Tournament will held April 25- 27. This hockey tournament was formerly the Notre Dame "Lorne Howcroft Memorial". The games are being played at the Powerade Centre in Brampton. The tournament is open to all Dufferin-Peel employees. For a registration package or for more information, contact Gerard Masse at St. Francis Xavier School at mailto:Gerard.Masse@dpcdsb.org or Sean Fullan at St. Josephine Bakhita School at mailto:Sean.Fullan@dpcdsb.org.
April 25 & 27 – St. Albert of Jerusalem School presents Disney's Aladdin Jr.
St. Albert of Jerusalem School will presents Disney's Aladdin Jr. on April 25 and 27. The performances will start at 7:00 p.m. Location: St. Albert of Jerusalem School, 7185 Rosehurst Dr., Mississauga. Call for advance tickets for $5.00 at 905-785-9298 or purchase tickets at the door for $7.00.
April 27 & 28 - St. Edmund Campion S.S. presents High School Musical Jr.
St. Edmund Campion Secondary School's "The Company" presents HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR. It is a fun musical for the whole family filled with great songs, fantastic dancing and dynamic characters. Tickets will be on sale after March Break at St. Edmund Campion. Come on out and join us for a night of fun musical theatre! Location: St. Edmund Campion S.S., 275 Brisdale Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-846-7124.
April 30 - May 5 - Catholic Education Week
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. Throughout Catholic Education Week, we ask you to reflect on the significance of Catholic education’s presence and contribution in our Church, and in our society. We invite all members of our community, to participate in the celebrations and activities that will mark the celebration of Catholic Education Week 2017 in our schools. This year’s theme is “Catholic Education: Walking Forward Together”. For more information about Catholic Education Week and to access OCSTA Resources, visit the OCSTA website.
May 1 - Dufferin-Peel Staff Recognition Day
In honour of the work and commitment of all staff, the Board will initiate an annual Staff Recognition Day, whereby all staff are recognized and celebrated for their contribution to Catholic Education and the success and well-being of all learners in Dufferin-Peel. Staff Recognition Day will be celebrated annually on May 1, the Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker, the patron saint of workers.May 2 & 3 – St. Gregory School presents Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney's Aladdin Jr. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney's Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Tickets are $6, and children under the age of 5 are free. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Curtain time is 7:00 p.m. Location: St. Gregory School, 1075 Swinbourne Drive, Mississauga. For more information, contact Karla Cinapri at email@example.com.
May 3 – Official Blessing of St. Alphonsa Catholic Elementary School
St. Alphonsa Catholic Elementary School will be celebrating its Solemn Blessing with Rev. Jan Kolodynski on Wednesday May 3 at 7:00 p.m. This wonderful event will mark a milestone event in the life of our new school community. Location: St. Alphonsa C.E.S., 60 Olivia Marie Road, Brampton. For more information, call 905-456-1403.
May 3 - Ron Morrish Presentation: Raising Responsible Children (Parents Only)
Our children live in a world of social networking and on-line gaming. Their "heroes" are from the entertainment industry, not the space program. Given these issues and pressures, parents keep searching for effective ways to help their children learn respect and responsibility, values and character. Come and join us for a seminar by Ronald Morrish, educator, international speaker and author of the books, 'Secrets of Discipline' and 'With All Due Respect'. He will provide you with a host of practical, common-sense strategies for raising responsible children and he will challenge you to adopt a positive view of discipline. You will go home with many great ideas that you can start using the very next day. An Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Council PRO Grant parent engagement event. The presentation will take place on May 3 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 25 Mount Royal Circle, Brampton. RSVP online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NH63T3N
May 3 & 4 – St. Gertrude School presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.
Based on the original Broadway production, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Tickets are $8, and children under the age of 5 are free. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., curtain time is 7:00 p.m. Location: St. Gertrude School, 815 Ceremonial Drive, Mississauga. For more information, please contact Monique Lackey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 5 – Mississauga North Shining Stars
The Mississauga North Family of Schools is hosting the 10th annual Shining Stars Activity Day on May 5 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga C.S.S. This activity day, in partnership with Special Olympics, provides students with diverse learning needs in Grades 1 to 8 with an opportunity to participate in a variety of accommodated physical activities. The event is designed to contribute to the physical, social and emotional development of students through positive and successful experiences in sport. Location: St. Aloysius Gonzaga C.S.S., 2800 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga. For more information, contact Andrea Milanetti at 905-821-2607.
March 6-10 - Truth and Reconciliation Awareness Week at St. Francis Xavier S.S.
St. Francis Xavier Secondary School will host our Second Annual Truth and Reconciliation Awareness Week from March 6-10. This is a time to raise awareness and educate ourselves on the true history of the Aboriginal people in Canada. There are activities running throughout the week during the lunches for students to participate in. Monday: Eddy Robinson is speaking during all four periods. He will present his knowledge and expert approach to diversity and understanding the history of Indigenous people in Canada. This is an experience students will not forget. Thursday: Geronimo Henry will be speaking about his experience as a residential school survivor. This is a rare piece of history to hear, both difficult and moving for all. Friday: Speak Your Truth assembly for all grades in the Caf during Period 2. Location: St. Francis Xavier Secondary School, 50 Bristol Road West, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-507-6666.
May 10 – Screening of Screenagers Movie - Growing up in the Digital Age (Loyola)
On May 10, the Loyola Catholic Secondary School Council will present an award winning documentary "Screenagers Movie - Growing up in the Digital Age". The presentation will take place in the Loyola lecture hall at 7:00pm. The presentation is free and is open to all parents and educators in Dufferin-Peel. No reservation is required. Location: Loyola C.S.S., 4010 Sladeview Crescent, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-820-9822.
June 7-9 – St. Thomas Aquinas S.S. Grade 12 Drama Majors present “A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM” by William Shakespeare in their Brian J. Dunn Theatre
May 10 & 11 – St. Timothy School presents Disney's Aladdin Jr.
On May 10 & 11, St. Timothy School presents Disney's Aladdin Jr., bringing the classic Disney musical to life on the stage in an abridged version suitable for younger performers. Aladdin lives on the streets of Agrabah, a City of Enchantment where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! When he meets Jasmine, a beautiful and plucky princess in disguise, Aladdin is determined to win her heart. Obstacles, however, await at every turn. It will take all of his wit, and some help from his wacky Genie friend, for Aladdin to triumph over the evil Jafar for Jasmine's hand in marriage and claim a "whole new world" of opportunities. The performances will start at 7:00 p.m. Location: St. Timothy School, 2214 Cliff Road, Mississauga. Contact Erin Mouchian for tickets ($8.00) at 905-277-0990.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare between 1590 and 1597. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. Aquinas students will performing Shakespeare for the first time. The play will be set in Central Park during the 1960s and will include an infusion of pop music of the 1960s. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. and tickets are $10.00 each. Location: St. Thomas Aquinas S.S., 25 Corporation Drive, Brampton. Inquiries can be made by emailing email@example.com. Please put “Dream” in the subject line.
June 10 - St. Anne School's 50th Anniversary
Come celebrate this milestone event with us! We begin by celebrating mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Church (115 Vodden St. E., Brampton). Then we will move to St. Anne School for food and festivities from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at St. Anne School (124 Vodden St. E., Brampton). There will be food trucks, a vendor's market, carnival games, dunk tank and more! Help spread the word. Hope you can join us! For more information, visit http://www.dpcdsb.org/ANNEE or contact Laura Rossi at 905-459-7621.
July 4-8 & July 10-14 – Sports/Broadcasting Summer Camp (Philip Pocock C.S.S.)
Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School is the "place to be" this summer for their Sports/Broadcasting Camp. The camp is open to all feeder school students to Philip Pocock entering Grade 7 or 8 in the 2017-18 academic school year. All other students will be placed on a waiting list. Various sports will be profiled and students will learn the basics of animation, motion graphics and video production. Closing date for registration is March 31, 2017. Registration forms should be returned to the feeder school Principal. Location: Philip Pocock C.S.S., 4555 Tomken Road, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-602-6172.