DPCDSB's Upcoming Events
To submit an event, send an email with name of event, date, time, location and contact information (in the format below), to email@example.com. Upcoming Events are distributed system-wide every Monday and are posted on the board website on the Events page.
POSTPONED - (January 29) - Information Session to Support Transition of Students with Differing Abilities starting school in September 2020
The Information Session: Supporting the Transition of Children with Differing Abilities scheduled for Wednesday, January 29 has been postponed. New date TBC. Families are encouraged to continue to complete the Entry Planning Form for Students with Differing Abilities. For more information about this session, please call 905-890-0708 ext. 24011.
February 4 – Mississauga East Family of Schools – Ignite their Faith
On Tuesday, February 4, 25 Mississauga East Family of Schools will join to "Ignite their Faith". Representatives from Elementary and Secondary Schools will meet at Blessed Trinity Learning Centre to celebrate Faith related activities and become commissioned to lead as Youth Faith Ambassadors in their respective schools. Location: Blessed Trinity Catholic Education Centre, 2495 Credit Valley Rd, Mississauga.
February 5 – Secondary Winter Night School Registration Closes
Winter Night School Registration will close on February 5, 2020. Classes will begin on February 12, 2020. Night School Locations: John Cabot S.S., St. Joseph S.S. and St. Thomas Aquinas S.S. Time: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Day school students will register through their Guidance Office. For more information please visit Dufferin-Peel CDSB Night School, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 905-362-0701 ext. 50016.
February 5-7 - Aquinas RAP Grade 12 Drama Majors present the heartwarming comedy BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
Set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in September 1937 during The Great Depression, this coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish American teenager who experiences puberty and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family, including his older brother Stanley, his parents Kate and Jack, Kate's sister Blanche, and her two daughters, Nora and Laurie, who come to live there after their father's death. The new living arrangement is taking its toll on Jack's health, as he has to work two stressful jobs to support the extended family. Meanwhile Aunt Blanche is interested in dating their neighbor, who has a drinking problem, despite Kate's objections; Stanley faces problems with his own job, when he stands up to his somewhat tyrannical boss; cousin Nora, whom Eugene has a crush on, is eager to be a dancer in a Broadway musical, even though the family's circumstances might not allow it; and cousin Laurie, who has heart problems, is a source of annoyance for Eugene. This is the opening show for the Grade 12 RAP Drama season. The show is running in the Brian Dunn Theatre, curtain time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door, Adults $10, Students $7.
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas S.S., 25 Corporation Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-791-1195.
February 10 – Educational Resource Worker Appreciation Day
February 12 – Secondary Winter Night School Classes Begin
The Winter Night School Session will begin on February 12, 2020. Registration will open on November 25, 2019. Night School Locations: John Cabot S.S., St. Joseph S.S. and St. Thomas Aquinas S.S. Time: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Last day to register is February 5, 2020. Day school students will register through their Guidance Office. For more information please visit Dufferin-Peel CDSB Night School, email email@example.com or phone 905-362-0701 ext. 50016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 11 - St. Roch Regional Arts Dance Program Presents Roch the Floor
A dance showcase for Brampton West Feeder Schools. Top Performance Winner will perform in St. Roch's Dance Show! Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: St. Roch C.S.S., 200 Valleyway Drive, Brampton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - 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.firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.