February is Psychology Month!
Every February for the last decade, the Psychology Department has prepared and shared articles with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board community on a wide variety of psychological topics. This year, we will show you how to find these articles on our Psychology Resources webpage. We will highlight four topics, along with three associated articles, in our Psychology Classic Posts series. Please click on this link to learn more about stress and how to manage it!
February 18 - St. FX Film Festival (St. Francis Xavier S.S.)
Students and teachers will have an opportunity to watch thought provoking documentaries that support Black History Month themes during periods 1, 2, and 4 in the library. Each documentary will run approximately 45-50 minutes, leaving time for a guided group discussion. Location: 50 Bristol Road West, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-507-6666.
February 19 & 20 - Brampton West Family of Schools Public Speaking Competition
All Junior and Intermediate students (Grades 4-8) in the Brampton West Family of Schools are invited to participate in the annual BW Family of Schools Public Speaking Competition. This challenge invites students from Grades 4-8 to speak passionately about a topic of their choice. February 19, 2020 - Junior (Grades 4-6) Family Level competition will take place at St. Aidan School. February 20, 2019 - Intermediate (Grades 7-8) Family Level competition will take place at St. Aidan School. Names of school level winners advancing to the BW Public Speaking Competition are to be submitted by February 3, 2020 to Ruben Furtado, Principal of St. Aidan School at email@example.com.
February 21 – Mississauga South Family of Schools Public Speaking Competition
All Junior and Intermediate students (Grades 4-8) in the Mississauga South Family of Schools are invited to participate in the Mississauga South Family of Schools Public Speaking Competition. Students from Grades 4-8 are invited to speak passionately about a topic of their choice. The competition takes place on Friday, February 21 at Our Lady of Good Voyage Catholic School. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. and the competition begins at 9:15 a.m., ending by 12 noon. All participants receive a certificate of participation and medals are awarded to the top three finishers. Location: Our Lady of Good Voyage School, 5850 River Grove Ave, Mississauga. SNOW DATE: Monday, February 24th. For more information, call 905-567-8422.
February 24 - Adult Education Programs Classes
Registration is now open for ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS starting February 24, 2020. Programs include Work Experience Co-op and software training for Microsoft Office and Sage 50 Accounting. For more information, visit: https://www3.dpcdsb.org/programs-services/adult-education.
February 26 - Stereotypes and Diversity in Media Workshop (St. Francis Xavier S.S.)
This workshop, presented by The National Council of Canadian Muslims invites young people to critically examine the messages in the media with a special focus on cultural and religious diversity. Location: 50 Bristol Road West, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-507-6666.
February 28 - Cineplex Movie Presentation of Just Mercy (St. Francis Xavier S.S.)
Staff and students will have an opportunity to attend a screening of the new film Just Mercy at Cineplex Cinemas in Oakville. This is a powerful and thought-provoking true story that depicts a Civil Rights defense attorney who works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner during the 1980's. For more information, call 905-507-6666.
February 25 – Black Futures Symposium
Each February, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board organizes the Black Futures Symposium as a forum for all students to learn, celebrate and embrace the past, present and future contributions of Black communities in Canada. This year's Black Futures Symposium theme is "Igniting Hope in our Past, Present, and Future", inspired by the 2020 Catholic Education Week theme "Igniting Hope". The symposium 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. Through a keynote presentation and panel discussion, this conference serves to inform and empower all participants. By learning about and celebrating the contributions of Black Canadians, we hope to inspire students and staff to continue to develop their diverse gifts and talents to share with the global community. Time: 9:00 am – 1:45 pm. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Joanna.email@example.com. More Information
February 27 - EQUITY WORKSHOP SERIES: WE HAVE A DREAM! – EQUITY IN A DIVERSE WORLD
Featuring Fr. Tony Ricard, Archdiocese of New Orleans, Pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish and full-time Campus Minister at St. Augustine High School in New Orleans LA.. You are invited to join us as part of our Black History Month Celebrations at DPCDSB on Thursday, February 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Room 301 at the Catholic Education Centre (40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga). Please register through bit.ly/EWSFeb2020
February 28 - SING For MASSIMO
Come out to the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Branch 66 in North York (near Yonge and Sheppard) to celebrate the life of Massimo Giannobile (former principal of St. James CGLC) through the gift of music. Toronto band GOOD ENOUGH (www.goodenoughlivekaraoke.com) will be performing a three hour set and each song will feature a different DPCDSB staff member singing a song in Massimo's honour. All proceeds raised from this event will be donated to his surviving wife and children. Tickets will only be only sale for a couple more weeks. All details of the event can be found at www.eventective.com/us/singformassimo. Tickets are available by contacting Dave Morrissey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 28 - Mississauga South Family of Schools Youth Faith Rally
On Friday, February 28, the Mississauga South Family of Schools will be hosting its annual Youth Faith Rally. Each Mississauga South school will send their Youth Faith Ambassadors to participate in our Youth Faith Rally. This energized, fun-filled day will celebrate how our Youth Faith Ambassadors ignite hope each day. This faith building event provides students with the opportunity to celebrate their faith and encourages them to lead faith-based activities at their home school. Location: Blessed Trinity C.E.C., 2495 Credit Valley Rd., Mississauga. For more information, contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Janice.Barca@dpcdsb.org ,or email@example.com.
March 3 - DPCDSB Secondary Skills Event
Mark your calendars for this year's Secondary Skills event to be held at Philip Pocock C.S.S. Successful student competitors will move on to the provincial event. More information to follow. For more information, contact Joseph Da Costa, Consultant - Experiential Learning, OYAP and Technological Education, Ext. 24524 or Irene Mota, Coordinator - Student Success, Grades 7-12, Ext. 24525.
March 7 – St. Charles Garnier School's Community Connect
Community Connect will take place at St. Charles Garnier School (4233 Central Parkway East, Mississauga) from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It will feature community vendors, as well as kid friendly events, including face painting, fire truck and police visits, Mississauga Library, dancing with Chuckie Cheese. All are welcome. Hosted by the Catholic School Council. For more information, call 905-275-0509.
March 10 & 11 - 21st Annual Beacon Cup
Junior and Intermediate Co-Ed Hockey Tournament. Location: Alder St. Arena (Orangeville). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day
Get the world talking about World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. You can help by wearing LOTS OF SOCKS! Wear your brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, any socks… #LOTSOFSOCKS2020
March 27 - Brampton West Chess Tournament
Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School will be hosting the Brampton West Chess Tournament on Friday March 27, 2020. Location: 62 Heatherdale Dr., Brampton. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 19 to: Jiries Nimer at Jiries.email@example.com.
March 27 – 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 Friday, March 27. There will be approximately 250 students participating in all three divisions (primary, junior and intermediate) representing their schools in team chess play. If you have any questions, please contact Louis Bellizzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 27 - Peel Region Mock Trial Tournament
The Peel Region Mock Trial Tournament will take place on Friday, March 27, 2020 and the Final Four Round will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020. This tournament is run by the Peel Justice Education Network (PJEN) that is comprised of members of the Judiciary, Crown & Defence Councils, Peel Regional Police, Court Services Personnel as well as Dufferin-Peel and Peel Board teacher representatives. The tournament is open to Grade 11/12 Law students and is held at the A. Grenville & William Davis Courthouse in Brampton. Registration for the tournament will come out in the fall. REGISTRATION OPENS Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 at 8:00am using the following link: PMTT Registration. Registration will close on January 8, 2020 or once 20 schools are registered. Please email Jessica Price if you have any questions or would like registration information at Jessica.Price@dpcdsb.org.
April 16 - DPCDSB Elementary Skills Competition
Mark your calendars for this year's elementary skills event to be held on April 16 at Paramount Fine Foods Centre located at 5500 Rose Cherry Pl. in Mississauga. Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Participants: Elementary students (Grades 4-8) from all seven Family of Schools. Successful student competitors will move on to the provincial event. More information to follow For more information, contact MaryJane Vowles at Maryjane.email@example.com, Joseph DaCosta at Ext. 24524 or Paula Callender at Ext. 24371.
April 23 - Power M.E. Up Student Conference
Mississauga East Family of Schools is pleased to host our third annual student-led conference: Power M.E. Up on Thursday, April 23 at St. Paul Secondary School from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The conference will focus on and emphasize experiential learning, coding, STEM, wellness, social justice and equity while highlighting our Catholic Graduate Expectations. Students from all 25 Mississauga East schools will have the opportunity to participate in workshops that foster inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. The SHSM programs in Mississauga East will also be highlighted, empowering our younger students to begin to see the many pathways in Mississauga East. Location: 815 Atwater Avenue, Mississauga. For further information, please contact Mark Gibson at Sts. Peter and Paul School at 905-276-1888.
April 23 - 4th Annual The Arts in M.E.
The Mississauga East Family of Schools will be holding the 4th Annual The Arts in M.E. Family of Schools Event on Thursday, April 23 at Father Michael Goetz Secondary School (330 Central Parkway West, Mississauga). The students from the Planning for Independence Programs at Father Michael Goetz Secondary School, John Cabot Secondary, Philip Pocock Secondary School, along with the Philip Pocock Secondary School NM Communications students and the Needs Moderate/Severe Class at Queen of Heaven Elementary School will come together to celebrate the gift of friendships and their love of the arts! For more information, please contact Tanya Veselinovic, Special Education Consultant for the Mississauga East Family of Schools at Ext. 24283.
May 3-8 – Catholic Education Week
Catholic Education Week 2020 will be held May 3-8, 2020. 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. Schools across the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will host special events and activities during Catholic Education Week. We invite all members of our community, especially our parents/guardians and families, to participate in the events and activities planned for their school communities throughout the week. This year's theme was Catholic Education: Igniting Hope. For more information about Catholic Education Week and to access OCSTA Resources, visit the OCSTA website.
May 6 - St. Roch Regional Arts Dance Program Show
Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: St. Roch C.S.S., 200 Valleyway Drive, Brampton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 8 - St. Roch Regional Arts Program Showcase
St. Roch Regional Arts Program will combine performance and reflection in a showcase for Catholic Education Week for Brampton West Feeder Schools. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: St. Roch C.S.S., 200 Valleyway Drive, Brampton. For more information, email email@example.com.