St Rita School Christmas Market Event - Thursday December 6 5:30pm-9:00pm

Teachers and students will transform the school library and provide guided tours of The Little town of Bethlehem, carollers will fill the school halls, we will have craft stations, gingerbread house decorating contest, milk and cookie with Mrs Claus, free face painting, free coffee, free fruit, photography sessions, 20 Market Vendors, and 6 Council-hosted Fundraising tables, and so much more! 

The photo sessions are on a public cash online site so anyone can sign up for that. All other items can be purchased the night of. Including the milk and cookies with Mrs. Claus.

This is an event you don’t want to miss and we truly hope you are all able to be there.

Location: St. Rita Catholic Elementary School Brampton 30 Summer Valley Dr. Brampton, ON L6Z 4V6


Alvin Law: St. Roch Wednesday, May 16

St. Roch CSS Catholic School Council Proudly Presents: An Evening with Alvin Law

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served at 6:15 pm. 

Where: St. Roch C.S.S.

Important: Please RSVP to Pam.Malcolm@dpcdsb.orgif you plan on attending. NOTE:We encourage schools to coordinate their response through their Catholic School Councils and to send ONE RSVP on behalf of their school community with the total number attending.

Please see details here. 

Together in Faith Campaign

Please see below for a message from the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association. 

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Publicly funded Catholic education in Ontario is not only a gift to the Catholic community, but a gift to all in Ontario.

Ontario’s Catholic schools share a Christ-centred Mission that is reflected in the inclusive, caring and compassionate learning environments that ensure each student is given the resources and opportunities to learn and thrive.

For a better idea of the learning environment in Catholic schools, please see the stories below:

STORY #1 - Why Pius XII Catholic Elementary School’s commitment to the special needs community has earned the Sudbury community a top honour from EQAO.

STORY#2 - How Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Elementary School in Richmond Hill helped raise more than $120,000 CAD for a surgery to help their classmate walk again.

STORY#3 – Why Rick Mercer chose one of our schools to highlight on his show.

Click here to share your story with Together in Faith.

We appreciate receiving your stories about the outstanding experiences and achievements happening in Ontario’s Catholic schools.

Let’s continue to make 2018 an inclusive, memorable and spiritually nurturing year.

Thank you for your continued support of Together in Faith.

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May 3: Gary Direnfeld, “How to Raise an Awesome Child.”

You're invited to attend this very informative and interactive event featuring Gary Direnfeld, “How to Raise an Awesome Child.”

May 3, 2018 Catholic Education Centre - Room #301, 40 Matheson Blvd W, Mississauga

7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CCCSC Meeting

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CCCSC presents Gary Direnfeld, “How to Raise an Awesome Child.” 

Mr. Direnfeld was scheduled to speak at the CCCSC Market Place Event of April 14th which unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions last weekend. Please note that there will not be a Market Place on the evening of the Keynote Speaker.

We hope many of you can make it.

Location of Event: Room #301, 40 Matheson Blvd Mississauga

Community Sessions Acorn Community Centre

Community info sessions.

A series of talks from Peel Regional Police to help establish a safer community. 
Weekly information sessions March 15- May 3

See flyer here for details and dates and RSVP information.



Peel Police Presentation on Human Trafficking March 1st at Father Goetz SS

An Invitation from the Catholic School Trustee Bruno Iannicca:

Trustee Bruno Iannicca invites all to the Peel Police Presentation on Human Trafficking.  This presentation is to be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 7 pm - 9 pm at Father Michael Goetz SS 330 Central Parkway West, Mississauga.

Please see the below from Trustee Iannicca:

Dear Parents and Guardians:

During my 26 years as a Catholic school trustee, I have shared a lot of important information with parents and guardians through Catholic School Councils and school administrators. I would like to share some additional information that I believe is extremely timely and relevant by inviting you to a Peel Regional Police presentation on Child Pornography and Human Trafficking. These issues are taking place in our community and they could affect your children.

As a parent, it is important to be aware of these issues and also to be mindful of any signs that could be indicators that something is “not right” with your child. I have attended a number of these presentations in the past and can attest that Peel Regional Police are OUTSTANDING in explaining what, and how things occur and how they can progress.

What I most noticed in attending these school-based presentations was the presence of our students, your children. The missing piece is you, our parents and guardians. You need to be aware of what is happening in our community and I can assure you that this presentation will open your eyes as it did mine.

The details are as follows:

Date:                     Thursday March 1, 2018

Location:              Father Michael Goetz Catholic Secondary School, 330 Central Parkway West, Mississauga

Time:                     7:00-9:00

Please be on time as I will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and there is a lot of information to go through. I would also like time for audience questions for the Peel Regional Police officers.

Thank You & God Bless

Healing Mass - February 20th - St. Mary's Catholic Church

St. Mary’s prayer group invites you to the Eucharistic Celebration and Healing Service
St. Mary’s Catholic Church  66A Main St. S., Brampton

Date: Tuesday, 20. February 2018.        


6:00 pm – Confession
6:45 pm – Rosary
7:00 pm – Praise & Worship                              
7:30 pm – Mass

A flyer can be found here.

November 2017 Meeting Parent 2 Parent Share 

Some schools have an annual read-a-thon.  They feel that it is a good idea to get children engaged and reading over the winter.  The school wants to use the money fundraised for math supplies to improve math literacy. They have shared some samples that you can modify for your own use.!Ah5-SdJpjs9pmx9neR8nhoK4HglG

November 2017 - in the mailbox

Article of interest for parents What boys need - show compassion for your kids and Yourself

Read more here


Be Brave - St. Rita - November 29th

You’re invited to a special event on Wednesday November 29th, 2017. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How can we create confident and resilient children together as a community? 

St. Rita School Council is proud to host this year’s ProGrant Event: 

BRAVE: Bully Resistance Anti-Violence Education 


Family Event - Please feel free to bring your children to this interactive event

Location of Event: St. Rita Catholic Elementary School 30 Summer Valley Drive, Brampton On L6Z 4V6 - School Gym

Parenting Strategies in The Wireless World - Notre Dame CSS

Parenting Strategies in The Wireless World. Technology Use vs Technology addiction - finding the right balance.

Event Date: 11/14/2017

Description of Event: Jennifer Will, BA, Registered Psychotherapist and Niru Balasubramanian BSc, Registered Psychotherapist from Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness, Addiction Counselling Services will be taking us through this informative and educative presentation.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Presentation starts @ 7:00 pm.

No registration required. All parents are welcome.

Refreshments available.

Location of Event: Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School, 2 Notre Dame Avenue, Brampton, ON L67 4L5

OAPCE Conference Details



OAPCE conference

Read more about this event and how to register 

  • Friday October 13th - Networking Event
  • Saturday October 14th - Keynote Speaker, Vendors Mall, Informative Workshops

Have you met the Keynote Speaker Sarah Westbrook?
Sarah is a very popular Motivational Speaker, Author and Singer.

Using her personal stories and songs, she has shared her interactive presentations to over 250,000 students, parents and educators. She will share skills and activities necessary to think and act beyond emotions so that you and your child can make character-based choices which helps build confidence, resilience and mental well-being.