January 2021 - Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year at Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) schools began this month and will continue throughout the school year. Parents/guardians can register online at dpcdsb.org.
January 18 - Elementary PA Day
For a complete list of PA Days, visit the School Year Calendar webpage.
January 18 & 25 - Elementary Extended French Information Sessions
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer the Extended French Program at 11 Elementary school locations. Applications for the 2021–2022 Grade 5 Extended French Program will be online this year. Online application will be open from February 3, 2021 (9:00 am) to February 16, 2021 (3:00 pm). For more information regarding the Dufferin-Peel Extended French Program and the Grade 5 Extended French application process, please attend one of the following Virtual Extended French Information Sessions on January 18 or 25. For more information, visit the Extended French webpage.
January 19-22 - Registration for St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre
Registration for St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre for the 2021-2022 school year for Kindergarten to Grade 8 will take place Tuesday, January 19 to Friday, January 22, 2021. St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre is a regional elementary school open to all Dufferin-Peel Catholic students. The school provides diverse and specialized learning opportunities with a global focus for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. St. James C.G.L.C. does not offer online registration. The registration form can be downloaded at dpcdsb.org, by email request at St.JamesInfo@dpcdsb.org or contact the school office at 905-891-7619 to arrange for pick-up of a printed copy. The completed registration form and supporting documents can be sent via email to St.JamesInfo@dpcdsb.org. To be considered for random selection, registrations must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021. Admissions are open to Catholic children and children of Catholic parents. Kindergarten students must be at least 4 years of age by December 31, 2021. If applying for the first time in DPCDSB, it is recommended that the child first be registered at their home school. Please note that student transportation is not provided for this Regional school. For more information, parents/guardians should contact the school office at 905-891-7619 or visit the St. James CGLC website.
January 28 - Information Session Supporting the Transition of Children with Differing Abilities into DPCDSB
On January 28, 2021, 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. 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 2021. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Information Session webpage.
Philippine Consulate General Art Competition
2021 is the 500th Anniversary of the Arrival of Christianity in the Philippines. In celebration of the Quincentennial Commemoration of the Philippines 2021 and in connection with NCCA's Padayon's: Paglikha sa Panahon ng Pandemya, the Consulate General of the Philippines, in coordination with the Toronto Organizing Committee-Quincentenary Jubilee of Christianity in the Philippines (TOC-QJCP), is organizing related events and activities to commemorate this event, including an art competition in partnership with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. Following is information about the contest, guidelines and deadline: Theme: 'Healing and Hope from Pandemic', Mediums: Acrylic/Oil/Watercolour, Entry Deadline: February 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m., Open to all DPCDSB Elementary and Secondary Students, Contest Rules and Submissions Form. For more information, visit philcongen-toronto.com/500/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 8-11 - Peel Mock Trial Tournament
Registration for the Peel Mock Trial Tournament will be launched by the Ontario Justice Education Network on January 11, 2021 at 8:00 am for the first 20 schools from Peel, Dufferin-Peel and Private Schools in the region. The trials will take place AFTER SCHOOL from 4-6:30 pm. The preliminary rounds will be held on March 8, 9, 10, 11, 2021. The Top 4 schools will compete in the virtual semi-finals and finals on April 7 and 8, 2021. The case R v Kim is also available on the OJEN website and additional materials. The cost of registration is $25.00.