September 29 – DPCDSB's 32nd Annual ShareLife Wilf Hartzenberg Memorial Walk/Run/Roll
On Sunday, September 29, commencing at 10:00 a.m., the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will launch its 2019 ShareLife employee fundraising campaign with one of its most popular events, the annual Wilf Hartzenberg Memorial Walk/Run/Roll event. Over 300 Dufferin-Peel staff, family members and friends are expected to tackle either a 4K or 5K course that starts outside the board's Catholic Education Centre at 40 Matheson Boulevard West in Mississauga. Participants will continue west along Matheson before looping back to the finish line via Avebury Road and Sandstone Drive. Now in its 32nd year, the family-oriented event features a morning mass, activities for children, BBQ and draw for prizes. The event is open to all Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board employees, their families, and friends. Schedule: Registration – 9:00 am, Mass – 10:00 am, 4K/5K Walk/Run/Roll – 11:00 am, BBQ & Draw for Prizes – Noon. Location: Catholic Education Centre, 40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga.
September 30 – Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
October/November 2019 – Secondary School Information Sessions for Gr. 8 Students & Parents
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a series of public information sessions for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians interested in enrolling in a Dufferin-Peel Catholic secondary school for the 2020-21 school year. DPCDSB's secondary school public information sessions will take place throughout October and November. Link to Schedule. For more information about the information sessions, parents/guardians should contact their local secondary school directly .
October 2 - International Walk to School Day
October 3 – St. Raphael School's 50th Anniversary Celebration & Open House
Please join us on Thursday, October 3 to celebrate 50 years of excellence in Catholic education. Liturgy – 6:00 pm; Celebration – 6:30 pm; School Walkabout – 7:00 – 8:30 pm. RSVP by Friday, September 27 to Vanessa.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: 3470 Clara Drive, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-677-1038.
October 5 - World Teachers' Day
October 10 – St. Thomas Aquinas S.S. Academic Awards Ceremony
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School will be host their annual Academic Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 10. This evening recognizes the efforts and academic achievements of students during the 2018-2019 school year. The ceremony will take place at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria, with refreshments to follow. Congratulations in advance to all award winners! Location: St. Thomas Aquinas S.S., 25 Corporation Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-791-1195.
October 11 - PA Day (All Schools)
October 24 - Child Care Worker & ECE Day
October 23 - Bus Driver Appreciation Day
October 24 - Dress Purple Day
Every October Children's Aid Societies across the province raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being, and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth, and families who need support. On Ontario Dress Purple Day we join together with our key partners, Boards of Education, schools, and child care centres and homes, to share this positive message that help is available and to celebrate the community that cares for kids and families. This year Ontario Dress Purple Day will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2019. For more information and learning resources (including lesson plans) for both elementary and high school, visit http://www.oacas.org/dresspurpleday/.
November 6 - Take Our Kids to Work Day
November 15 - PA Day (All Schools)
November 17-23 - Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
Save the Date: November 19 - DPCDSB 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will mark its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, November 19 with a special Celebration Dinner at the Versailles Convention Centre, 6721 Edwards Boulevard, Mississauga. The evening will be a celebration of Catholic Education in Peel Region and Dufferin County, highlighting our history and growth over the past 50 years. The keynote speaker for the Celebration Dinner will be His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. More information will be posted to the 50th Anniversary webpage as we get closer to November 19.
April 17 - Peel Region Mock Trial Tournament
The Peel Region Mock Trial Tournament will take place on Friday, April 17, 2020 and the Final Four Round will take place on Friday, May 1, 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. Please email Jessica Price if you have any questions or would like registration information at Jessica.Price@dpcdsb.org.