Posted on: 4/27/2020
DPCDSB students, teachers and families to celebrate this year's Catholic Education Week Virtually
Like many other things, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will celebrate Catholic Education Week differently this year. This year's theme for Catholic Education Week, which runs from May 3-8, is Catholic Education: Igniting Hope.
"Despite the unusual circumstances, this remains a very special week for DPCDSB students and staff. It is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of faith in our lives and the role it plays in education," said Marianne Mazzorato, Director of Education.
With the closure of schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DPCDSB will share the good news about Catholic education and celebrate Catholic Education Week through a social media campaign called #MyCatholicSchool. Students, staff, parents/guardians and alumni, are asked to reflect on "What do you love about your Catholic school?" or "How are you or your school igniting hope in your community?" and share their thoughts through posts, pictures and videos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #MyCatholicSchool and #DPCDSB_IgnitingHope.
"During these unprecedented times, the theme of Igniting Hope could not be more profound," added Director Mazzorato. "We invite all members of our community, especially our students, parents/guardians and families, to participate in this social media campaign and share with us what they love, or loved, about their Catholic school and how we can ignite hope in our own communities."
To find out more about the #MyCatholicSchool campaign, follow us on Twitter (@DPCDSBSchools), Facebook (@DPCDSBSchools) and Instagram (@dpcdsb.schools).
His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins will be celebrating the Catholic Education Week Mass scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. EST. All students, families, school board staff, trustees, and the broader Catholic community are invited to participate "virtually" in this celebration of the Eucharist by clicking on stmichaelscathedral.com/live at the scheduled time.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of the largest and most diverse school boards in Ontario. It serves over 80,000 students in 151 schools located throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. With over 11,000 employees, DPCDSB is also one of the largest employers in the region. For more information about DPCDSB, visit dpcdsb.org.