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January 24-27 - Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-18 School Year 
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year, will be held at all Dufferin-Peel Catholic elementary schools on January 24-27 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and January 24* from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. *A snow date has been designated on January 25 from 7:00  p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dufferin-Peel offers the full-day Kindergarten program in all 124 Catholic elementary schools in Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Bolton and Orangeville. Registration materials will be available on the board website and in our schools in January. Parents/guardians are to register their child in person at their designated Catholic school. To inquire about home school locations/boundary areas, please contact the Planning Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24440. Admissions are open to Catholic children and children of Catholic parents. Kindergarten students must be at least 4 years of age by December 31, 2017. For more information, parents/guardians should contact their local Catholic school, visit the board website​ or call the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board at 905-890-1221.

January 29 - Father Francis McSpiritt School's 10th Anniversary Celebration
Father Francis McSpiritt School's 10th Anniversary celebration will be held on Father Francis McSpiritt's date of ordination. Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church with Father Vito on Sunday, January 29​ at 4:00 p.m. Staff, students and the McSpiritt Community are all invited to attend. St. Patrick Church is located at 11873 The Gore Road in Wildfield, Brampton. For more information, call 905-794-5031.
come first serve. Location: Iceland Four Rinks. If interested, please contact Chris Carrabs at

January 31 – February 2 - 10th Annual All Saints' Intermediate Ice Hockey Tournament
All Saints School is hosting their annual intermediate ice hockey tournament for Grade 7 and 8 students.  Teams are guaranteed 5-6 games over two days.  Round robin date is Jan 31 while playoff date will be Feb 2.  First serve. Location: Iceland Four Rinks. If interested, please contact Chris Carrabs at

February – Black History Month
Events & Resources​

February 1 - Winter Walk to School Day
The Annual Winter Walk to School Day is on February 1.  This is a chance to be stewards of the earth by providing an opportunity to reduce gas emissions (and traffic congestion).  The benefits of walking and physical activity is positively linked to physical and mental health as well as academic performance. Feel free to contact your NPU officers for support on how to organize your walk.  Please visit Safe and Active Routes Winter Walk Day webpage to access ideas and resources to help schools to celebrate keeping active this winter. For more information, contact Leilani Charles at 905-890-0708 ext. 24135.

February 2 - MBC Junior Science Olympics Competition
The Mississauga Brampton Central Family of Schools will be having a Science Olympics Competition with Junior Grade students. The school teams will be testing their problem solving skills in a cooperative, but challenging environment on a series of scientific challenges. The competition will take place on February 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Gregory School located at 1075 Swinbourne Drive in Mississauga. For more information, contact Monique Palache at 905-814-5237 or Mirella Palmisano at 905-564-6614 ext. 75318.

February 2 – Mississauga Brampton Central: Youth Faith Ambassador's Conference
The Mississauga Brampton Central Family of Schools is hosting their annual Youth Faith Ambassadors Conference on February 2 at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Youth Faith Ambassadors will learning, celebrating and prayer together with the Catholic Education Week Theme of "Walking Forward Together" as the foundation for all activities and prayer. Location: St. Francis S.S., 50 Bristol Road West, Mississauga. For more information please contact Katherine Weseloh at 905-890-0708 ex. 24319 or Maria Pallotta at 905-507-6666.

February 6 – Social Media Presentation: Chris Vollum (St. Michael C.S.S.)
On February 6, St. Michael Catholic Secondary School will be welcoming Media Fitness Speaker, Chris Vollum. Chris is a recognized authority on social platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. He will be speaking to our intermediate students about social media and how they can develop practical skills to minimize the risk of bullying, cyber-bullying and loss of reputation as well as identifying opportunities and platforms with which to build their reputation. Chris will also present to staff at the end of the school day. Chris is then scheduled for an evening presentation to speak to parents and the school community at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Everyone is welcome for the evening presentation. For more information, contact Phil D'Amico at 905-951-8935 ext. 29306.​

February 13 - Educational Resource Workers Appreciation Day
Educational Resource Workers are dedicated professionals working in a diverse range of settings with students who have a wide range of abilities.  Educational Resource Workers are a vital support in the classrooms particularly with the increase in the number of students with differing abilities over the past few years.  Drawing on their varied skills and experience, Educational Resource Workers advocate and facilitate for students towards realizing their full potential.  Thank you to all the ERWs for their dedication and commitment to the students that they work with each day.  ​​

February 15 & 16 - 7th Annual All Saints' Junior Ice Hockey Tournament
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

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​

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

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​

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

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​

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​

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​

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
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 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​

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
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 Please put “Dream” in the subject line.

NEW! – 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.​

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