All Saints School is hosting their annual junior ice hockey tournament for Grade 4,5, and 6 students. Teams are guaranteed 5-6 games. Round robin date is Feb 15 and playoff date will be Feb 16. First come first serve. Location: Iceland Four Rinks. If interested, please contact Chris Carrabs at Christopher.email@example.com.
February 16 - Mississauga North Math Mania Academic Competition
This academic competition challenges students to complete cross-strand mathematical problem solving questions in a cooperative event. Junior teams will compete 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and Intermediate teams will compete 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: St. Albert of Jerusalem School, 7185 Rosehurst Drive, Mississauga. To register and request a coaches package, email Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 22 – Catwalk for Cure (St. Michael C.S.S.)
St. Michael Catholic Secondary School will be hosting its annual Fashion Show, Catwalk for the Cure, to help raise money for cancer research on February 22. Staff and students will walk the runway in clothing from various local retailers and student designers. There will also be a bake sale before the show with goodies made by our very own hospitality students. Please come out and join us for this event on February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Le Jardin Event Venue. Tickets are $20.00 and can only be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, contact Angelina Sacco or Nicole Ungaro at 905-951-8935.
SAVE THE DATE: February 23 – Dufferin-Peel's Annual SK8 2 DON8 ShareLife Fundraising Event
More information to follow.
February 23 – DPCDSB Black History Month Conference
Each February, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board organizes a Black History Conference as a forum for students of all cultures to learn, celebrate and embrace the past, present and future contributions of the diverse Black community in Canada. This year's theme is "It's Everyone's History; Walking Forward Together in Hope", inspired by the Catholic Education Week theme for 2017 "Walking Forward Together". The conference seeks to call all people, especially our students, to be united in a mission of compassion and love for one another. Through this theme, our hope is that all of our students will have an opportunity to gather in Christ's presence in an atmosphere of trust and equality, and to share and learn from the lived experiences of Black Canadians. The conference is designed to commemorate the values of racial, social and economic justice and harmony encompassed by the mission of Christ and envisioned by our Holy Father Pope Francis. Historically, the Black History Conference has attracted over 400 students from all twenty-six of our secondary schools. This year's event will engage students with a panel discussion about Black identity in 2017, workshops on anti-black racism, self-empowerment and a variety of other experiences. This conference serves to inform and empower all participants. Each workshop will explore a specific Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation and will assist students to understand and explore how they will fulfill and foster these expectations in their personal lives. By learning about and celebrating the contributions of African-Canadians, we hope to inspire students and staff to continue to develop and form their diverse gifts and talents to share with the global community. Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: University of Toronto Mississauga Campus. For more information, contact Michelle Coutinho, Principal of Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Education at email@example.com.
February 24 - Mississauga Brampton Central Math Mania
Our Lady of Peace School will host the annual Math Mania Competition for intermediate students for the Mississauga Brampton Central Family of Schools between 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This competition will provide students the opportunity to test their math problem solving skills in a cooperative but challenging environment. Location: Our Lady of Peace School, 15 Fincham Avenue, Brampton. For more information, contact Lisa Bertolo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 3 & 24 - 2017 Peel Region Mock Trial Tournament
The 2017 Peel Region Mock Trial Tournament will be taking place on Friday, March 3 and the Finals will take place on Friday, March 24 at the A. Grenville & William Davis Courthouse in Brampton. This tournament is run by Peel Justice Education Network (PJEN). This year 16 schools from across Peel Region will be competing in this tournament. This tournament is open to Grade 11 and 12 Law students. PJEN has many initiatives to educate students about our legal system, including a legal mentoring 'Adopt-A-School' program, Grade 11 Mock Bail Tournament, Grade 11/12 Mock Trial Tournament, Art In the Courtroom Contest and Bursary opportunities. For more information, email Jessica.Price@dpcdsb.org.
March 7 – Brampton North East Family of Schools Chess Tournament
Lester B. Pearson Catholic School will be hosting the Brampton North East Family of Schools Chess Tournament on Tuesday, March 7. There will be approximately 250 students participating in all three divisions (primary, junior and intermediate) representing their schools in team chess play. Location: Lester B. Pearson Catholic School, 140 Howden Boulevard, Brampton. For more information, email email@example.com.
March 24 – Brampton West Family of Schools Chess Tournament
Guardian Angels School will be hosting the Brampton West Chess Tournament on March 24. There will be approximately 260 students competing in the Primary, Junior and Intermediate division. Location: Guardian Angels School, 62 Heatherdale Drive, Brampton. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
April 24 & 25 – St. Albert of Jerusalem School presents Disney's Aladdin Jr.
St. Albert of Jerusalem School will presents Disney's Aladdin Jr. on April 24 and 25. The performances will start at 7:00 p.m. Location: St. Albert of Jerusalem School, 7185 Rosehurst Dr., Mississauga. Call for advance tickets ($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