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2021-22 School Year Calendar 

Virtue of the Month: Self-Control/Decision Making
God wants us to do what we know and feel is right. Self-Control/Decision-Making is regulating your thoughts and actions so that you stop any pressures from within or without and act the way you know and feel is right. Developing loving habits helps us to respond lovingly to others in our choices and actions.

January 2022 - Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-23 school year
Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year at Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) is now open! The DPCDSB offers the Kindergarten program in 125 Catholic elementary schools in Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Bolton and Orangeville. Parents/guardians can register online at Please refer to the Register for School webpage for accepted forms of documentation and submission process. Inquiries about home school locations/boundary areas should be directed to the DPCDSB Planning Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24440. Registration is open to Catholic children and children of Catholic parents. Kindergarten students must be at least four (4) years of age by December 31, 2022. For more information, parents/guardians should contact their local Catholic school, visit the DPCDSB website at, or call DPCDSB’s Admissions Department at 905-890-1221.

January 10-25 – Grade 1 French Immersion Applications for the 2022-23 school year
Students entering Grade 1 in the 2022-23 school year are eligible to apply this year for the French Immersion program.  The French Immersion program begins in Grade 1 and continues until Grade 12.  The DPCDSB currently offers the Grade 1 French Immersion program in eight Catholic elementary schools.  Please visit the DPCDSB French Immersion webpage for location maps and a list of French Immersion locations.  All applications to this Grade 1 program will be done online.  Online applications open on Monday January 10, 2022 at 9 a.m. and will close on Tuesday January 25, 2022 at 4 p.m. To apply to the Grade 1 French Immersion program, please visit the DPCDSB French Immersion webpage to access the online application or to get more information about the Grade 1 French Immersion application process.

January 18-25 - Prayer for Christian Unity

January 19 – The Feast of the Epiphany
For Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Churches who follow the Julian calendar.

January 24 - Elementary P.A. Day

January 24 - International Day of Education
This year’s theme is “Changing Course. Transforming Education”

January 26 - Love Builds Brains The Heart and Brain Connection Rise Together to Resilience with Dr. Jean Clinton
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dr. Jean Clinton is a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences and a specialist in child psychiatry. Her expertise is in the development of young minds and her special interest lies in brain development and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play. More Information / Join the Zoom Webinar Password: 8C3nUq

January 27 - Information Session Supporting the Transition of Children with Differing Abilities into DPCDSB for September 2022
On Thursday, January 27, 2022, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's Special Education and Learning Services Department will host a Virtual Information Session to Support the Transition of Children with Differing Abilities into school. This meeting is for families of children with differing abilities, such as vision, hearing, speech, autism, physical/medical and/or developmental delays in the cognitive and/or motor areas, who will be transitioning into a DPCDSB school in September 2022. The meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   More Information / Flyer.   

January 27 (NEW DATE) - Adult Faith Formation For All Series: Spirit in us Ever Fresh, to Engage in a Suffering World with Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. Her 1993 book, Dead Man Walking, ignited a national debate on capital punishment and spawned an academy award winning movie, play, and opera. The very broken Body of Christ is what Sister Helen Prejean witnessed with the state execution of Patrick Sonnier in 1984. Sister Helen made it her life's work to abolish the death penalty in the United States. Join this session to hear Sister Helen's story. When: Tuesday, January 11 at 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Link to register: Professional Learning Session #: 21176

January 27 - International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 

February - Black History Month

February - Psychology Month

February – Winter Walk Month
The goal of Winter Walk Month is to encourage students to walk or roll to school in February, in order to increase the use of active transportation in our communities and share the benefits of using active transportation.

February 2 - Secondary P.A. Day

February 8 & 9 – Extended French Information Sessions
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will hold two online public information sessions on February 8 and 9 for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their children in the DPCDSB Extended French Program for the 2022-2023 school year. The information sessions will provide an overview of the Extended French Program and application process.
For more information about the sessions and registration process, visit the Extended French webpage.

Brampton, Caledon & Dufferin Region
Extended French Virtual Information Session #1
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams Live Meeting #1 Link

Mississauga Region
Extended French Virtual Information Session #2
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams Live Meeting #2 Link

February 18 - Elementary P.A. Day

February 23 - Pink Shirt Day

February 24 - SEAC PROGrant: TVO's Digital Outreach Programs For Mathematics Virtual Session
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Register by February 17. More Information.

March 8 - International Women’s Day

March 14-18 - March Break

March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day

April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day

April 15 - Good Friday

April 18 - Easter Monday

April 13 – Day of Pink

April 22 – St. Sofia School P.A. Day

April 28 - National Day of Mourning

May 1-6 - Catholic Education Week: Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together
Catholic Education Week 2022 will be held May 1-6, 2022. Theme: Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together #CEW2022. For more information about Catholic Education Week and to access OCSTA Resources, visit the OCSTA website

May 2 - DPCDSB Staff Appreciation Day

May 2-8 - Mental Health Week

May 13 - Secondary P.A. Day/Elementary P.A. Day (Excluding St. Sofia School) 

May 23 - Victoria Day

National Indigenous History Month
Filipino Heritage Month
Italian Heritage Month
Portuguese Heritage Month

June 6 - Elementary P.A. Day

June 28 - Secondary P.A. Day

June 29 - Secondary P.A. Day

June 30 - Secondary P.A. Day

June 30 - Last Day of School (Elementary & Secondary) 


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