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ALCDSB Summer 2021 Mental Health Supports

June 17, 2021

​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will be running several programs throughout the summer of 2021 in support of Mental Health for our students and families.  Please use the link below to access an information poster which describes these programs in further detail, and provides links for registration....

ALCDSB 2021-22 School Year Calendars

June 15, 2021
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​ALCDSB School Year Calendars have been reviewed by the Ministry. Please use the link below to view the full ALCDSB School Year Calendar.

School Year Calendar 2021-22.pdf
​We look forward to seeing you in September!​


Joint Statement from HPE and KFL&A Public Health Units

June 09, 2021

June 9,2021
To All Members of the School Communities in the Hastings Prince Edward, and Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Counties. A Joint Statement from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) and Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL&A PH) regarding the upcoming...

Queens Eco-adventure Camp 2021

June 01, 2021
​Geared for youth aged 8-13 eco-adventure camp - see attached flyers.

Special Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

May 27, 2021
​Attention ​Parents!
KFL&A has made arrangements for special youth COVID-19 vaccine clinics to be set up in our region.  Please read the attached document from KFL&A explaining the process for parents and their youth aged 12-17 to book in now for the June 8-28 vaccine clinics!  Go to ​ to book...

Catholic Education Week Award Recipients

May 05, 2021
​ Each year during Catholic Education Week, ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community members who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.  Catholic Education Week Awards Poster:​​   2021 CEW Awards Poster.pdf ​ ​ Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year Award

​ Sarah Cassidy - ALCDSB Board...

Elementary Summer Programming (Grade SK - 8)

April 27, 2021
Funding for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Elementary Summer Learning Program (SLP) has been approved for Summer 2021. The Summer Learning Program aims to provide students opportunities to minimize learning loss and face social and economic challenges that affect their learning. Another focus of this year's SLP is...

ALCE Foundation Silent Auction goes LIVE at 5pm TODAY!

April 19, 2021
ALCE Foundation's Silent Auction to raise funds for families in financial crisis starts today !  Silent Auction LINK Bidding will begin at 5pm on Monday, April 19th .  Relax and browse the 147 items that are up for bid to help raise much needed funds for the students and families in our Catholic...

Remote Learning Plan 2021-2022

March 17, 2021
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
2021-22 Remote Learning Plan    
Dear Families,   The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will continue offering families the opportunity for their children to learn remotely through virtual modes in the 2021-2022 school year. Ideally, all students would...

Elementary Remote Learning Survey

March 04, 2021

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s);
 On February 11 th Ontario Education Minister of Education Stephen Lecce issued a statement that March break would be postponed until April 12-16, 2021. This decision was made in conjunction with Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials' advice, including consultations with many local Medical...

ALCDSB 2021-2022 School Year Calendar Survey

February 02, 2021

​The ALCDSB 2021-2022 School Year Calendar is being finalized and we are seeking input from our school communities and  stakeholders on different options for things like starting dates, PA days, and final day of instruction dates. This survey will be open for responses from February 2 until 6pm on February 16th.  Please...

Remote Learning Survey for Elementary

November 30, 2020
         ​ Dear parents/guardians of elementary students, I am writing to you to provide updates on our Catholic learning communities. This information applies to elementary students (Kindergarten-Grade 8) only. There are no changes at the secondary level (Grade 9-12). Please note that Remote Learning is available for families...

Inclement Weather Days

November 22, 2020
November 24, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians,
Following our message to you this past Sunday (November 22, 2020) regarding our inclement weather day process this year, we would like to provide further clarification on some key points:
ALCDSB is keeping our schools open during inclement weather days when buses are cancelled....

United Way Campaign

October 19, 2020
​The employees of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have, for many years, been strong supporters of our local United Way. Once again, we look to you to participate in our United Way campaign by making a donation that will support our students and families within our communities.

ALCDSB Launches New Five Year Plan

October 07, 2020
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is excited to announce a new Multi-Year Strategic Plan. This five-year plan will guide ALCDSB to higher levels of excellence in all that we do in service of Catholic education.
ALCDSB's new Multi-Year Strategic plan will focus on four main priorities over...

Ask A Professional About Your Child's Anxiety

October 05, 2020
​Social workers and psychotherapists talk about how anxiety affects children and youth. Ask questions and learn how to help your child.
Virtual Town Hall 
October 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 
Click Here to Register


Remote Learning Survey for Elementary

September 28, 2020

Dear parents/guardians of elementary students,
I am writing to you to provide updates on our Catholic learning communities.
This information applies to elementary students (Kindergarten-Grade 8) only. There are no changes at the secondary level (Grade 9-12). Please note that Remote Learning is available for families who require...

Follow TriBoard Transportation for Bus Delays & Cancellations

September 17, 2020
​ TriBoard Bus Transportation anticipates more delays and route cancellations than normal this year due to the pandemic. TriBoard is asking all families to ensure they have subscribed to their notification system and are aware of other ways to track bus delays and cancellations. 
Click here to subscribe by email...

HPE and KFL&A public health units' direction for those who present with symptoms as of September 10th, 2020

September 11, 2020
Please note that students/staff who present with symptoms (see Screening Tool) are to go home and: 1. Be tested and await results/direction from Public Health Unit (PHU) 2. Do not get tested –  must remain home for 14 days 3. Get tested and have a positive result/follow direction of PHU Further,...

COVID-19 and ALCDSB School Closures

August 12, 2020
​Click Read more for link to  full details. 

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Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

July 30, 2020
Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September
Province Providing Critical Investments and Resources to Keep Students and Staff Safe Office of the Premier 
TORONTO — The Ontario government is announcing the safe reopening of schools for in-class instruction beginning this September. The government has unveiled a plan that prioritizes the...

Child Care Survey from Ministry of Education

July 09, 2020
Thank you for your continued partnership during this unprecedented time. We value your leadership and commitment in supporting children and families across the province.
As you know, the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) came into effect on August 31, 2015. The CCEYA requires the Minister of Education...

Remote Learning Survey

June 17, 2020

The last three months have been a time of learning for all of us at ALCDSB. We had to quickly change how we connect with our students and families  as a result of the province's Emergency Closure Order. 
We are looking for your feedback on how we did and how we...

Elementary Summer Programming (Grades 1-8)

June 09, 2020

​ Elementary Summer Programming (Grade 1 -8) Funding for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Elementary Summer Learning Program (SLP) has been approved for Summer 2020.  The Summer Learning Program aims to provide opportunities for students to minimize learning loss, and for those who may face social and economic...

Catholic Education Week & Mental Health Week

April 28, 2020
​Please see the following attachment for daily resources for Catholic Education Week and Mental Health Week.  ​
CEW-MHW 2020 Placemat

Accessing ALCDSB Learning Platforms

April 06, 2020
​ Please see attached document, which supports students and families in accessing FreshGrade and D2L from home. 
Accessing alcdsb learning platforms

Holy Week

April 05, 2020

​As we enter into Holy Week, check out the following resources for families and educators on daily Gospel readings, infographics/video reflections,  music and actions:  Holy Week 2020


Access to Technology Questionnaire

April 01, 2020
On March 31, 2020, the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced that schools would remain closed until at least May 4, 2020

As a result, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will continue to work to create a plan to best support our students academically. 
With this...

Learning Resources for Students

March 24, 2020
PHASE TWO On March 31, 2020 the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education announced the launch of the second phase of  Learn at Home . The second phase establishes clarity for parents/guardians, enhances education supports and creates opportunities for teachers and educators to connect with students. ​Letter from the Minister of...

COVID-19 Updates from KFL&A Public Health and HPE Public Health

March 12, 2020
​Dear ALCDSB families, guardians and staff,   
The health and wellbeing of all Board students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Board. We work in collaboration with all of our public health units who have asked us to share information about COVID-19. 
The Algonquin and Lakeshore...

Public Health: COVID19

March 05, 2020
March 4, 2020
​The health and wellbeing of all Board students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Board. We work in collaboration with all of our public health units who have asked us to share information about COVID-19.
On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization declared...

Community Soccer Registration

February 28, 2020
​See flyer

OECTA Labour Updates

February 18, 2020
February 28, 2020 The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) have announced a one-day full withdrawal of services on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  As a result, all ALCDSB schools will be closed to students. This affects both elementary and secondary students. All information will continue to be posted on the board...

Tri-Board Bus Passport application

February 12, 2020
Tri-Board Student Busing Passport application is online now:​

Labour Action Update - Jan. 21 Schools Closed to Students

January 08, 2020
January 14, 2020
On Monday, January 13, 2020 OECTA announced that they would be taking part in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 if an agreement is not reached prior to this date. Due to this full withdrawal of services, all ALCDSB schools will be...

St. Patrick Church Nativity Event

December 06, 2019
​Come show your support Sunday, December 8th 11am to 3pm.  Some of our classes have entered nativity scenes.

ABA Skill Building Groups

November 11, 2019
​ What is the ABA Skill Development Program?
This program is offering free skills development programming to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). The program will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, emotional regulation,  daily living, and communication based on...

Strive for 5 - Attendance Campaign

October 31, 2019
    [Strive for Five poster created by Abby Daicar, Grade 12 Communications Technology Student at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School]

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board continues to focus on Every School Day Counts in supporting staff and families with strategies to promote good attendance as...

Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair November 5-8th Vouchers on Sale Now!

October 17, 2019
​In an effort to support our CASHLESS SCHOOLS directive we are once again encouraging families to take advantage of our Book Fair Vouchers. Please be sure to make your purchase by midnight on Monday, November 4th so the office can print out the vouchers in time for the students to shop.


Food Drive / SOCKtober !!

October 08, 2019
​ This year, we will continue to support the South Frontenac Food Bank for the month of October. I have attached a flyer that outlines items that are in need during this Thanksgiving season.(the items with asterisks are especially needed at this time of year? We are also getting involved in...

CUPE Job Action Update

September 25, 2019
Sunday, October 6
On Sunday, October 6 the Minister of Education announced that a tentative agreement has been made with CUPE. ALL ALCDSB schools will be open on Monday, October 7. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
We look forward to welcoming all students and...

Share your thoughts on the future of Catholic Education

September 16, 2019
We want to hear from YOU as we work to create a new MYSP for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board!  Send us your thoughts: Every school board in Ontario is governed by a board of trustees that has a legislated requirement to ensure the creation...

How to subscribe to Tri-Board for cancellations and delays

August 28, 2019
​See attached photo for info graphic.

Milk Program -

August 27, 2019
White and Chocolate milk will be delivered only to students who have purchased milk cards online.  The  Milk Card item has been added for you to purchase online in $20 increments.  Please note that the item will be available for purchase until June 14th, 2020.  Plan to purchase a new card 10 days...

Holy Cross - Be Uniform Ready for your first day of school!

May 23, 2019
​See attached flyer for appointment dates.  Must make a booking.

Holy Cross - Be Uniform Ready for your first day of school!

May 23, 2019
​Book your with the link on the flyer attached.

Early Years & Child Care Services Survey - City of Kingston

May 23, 2019
​ Help shape the future of early years and child care services in Kingston and Frontenac County!
The City of Kingston provides direction and oversees Child Care and EarlyON programming in Kingston and Frontenac. As the child care and early years’ service system manager, the City plays an important role in...

2019/2020 School Year Calendar

May 22, 2019
​ The 2019/2020 School Year Calendar has now been approved. To view the full calendar:  2019-2020 ALCDSB School Year Calendar .pdf
 Please note the following dates: First Day of School - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Christmas Break - Monday, December 23, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020 March Break -...

Regi Uniform Package Deal(s)

May 15, 2019
Be uniform ready for your first day of High school! See attachment for appointment booking details.

Liv Simple Order Pick up - Friday March 8th

March 07, 2019
​ Liv Simple orders will be available for pick up on Friday, March 8 th  from 2:30pm to 3:30pm at the school.    If you would like your order sent home with your child, please send an email to  and indicate so. ...

Call for Catholic Education Week Award Nominations!

February 19, 2019
Catholic Education Week May 6-11, 2019 During the week of May 6-11, 2019 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values...

Welcome to Kindergarten!

February 01, 2019
Experience Kindergarten with ALCDSB
​​The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board looks forward to welcoming your child to our kindergarten classrooms!
Online Pre-Registration  ALCDSB offers pre-registration online for all incoming kindergarten students.  Pre-Registration Online Form
This application will take approximately 15 minutes. After you complete this...

Bus 257 1 hour delay - Tues. Jan 9th, 2019

January 08, 2019
​ 257-1AM Stock Transportation Limited 45 minutes Delayed Harrowsmith PS St. Patrick CS Harrowsmith   9:29 AM 2019-01-08

Bus 744 - Some roads not travelable (Tues. Jan 9th, 2019)

January 08, 2019
​Go to to get current busing notifications for your child.

Harrowsmith Social & Athletic Club Breakfast/Parade/Open House invitation

November 20, 2018
​Saturday morning, December 1st Breakfast, Parade, and Open House event.  See attached flyer for information.

FundScrip Gift Card orders available for pick up

November 19, 2018
Hello Everyone, The FundScrip gift cards are now available at the school for pick up.  If you wish for your gift cards to be sent home with your child, please email    and we will make the arrangements for you.   Thank you again for your support....

After School ABA Program - Autism Skills Groups

November 05, 2018
​ The After School ABA Program is offering FREE Autism Skills Groups to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The groups will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, behaviour/emotional regulation, daily living and communication.  For Belleville and area, including Napanee :
For more information:  ASAP Flyer - Updated October...

Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 4-10

November 05, 2018
In 2016, the Ontario government passed the Treaties Recognition Week Act to honour the importance of treaties and to help all Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships. This legislation designates the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week and is intended to bring awareness to the treaty...

Harrowsmith Social and Athletic Club Hallowe'en Family Games Day

October 23, 2018
​Saturday, October 27th 11am-1pm 4041 Colebrooke Rd Harrowsmith, ON Wear your costume and join in for games, cupcake decorating and more... Canteen will be open for snacks, hotdogs, drinks.  Prizes for best costume!  Admission is by donation.

Enchanted Forest Book Fair

October 22, 2018
​Tuesday, November 6th - 9am to 3:30pm (2 volunteers needed for per 3 hour 15 min shift) Wednesday, November 7th - 9am to 3:30pm  (1 volunteer needed for per 3 hour 15 min shift) Thursday, November 8th - 9am to 3:30pm  (2 volunteers needed for per 3 hour 15 min shift) Friday, November 9th -...

Parent Council Christmas Tree Fundraiser

October 16, 2018
​Go to (copy and paste link in search engine) to select your own Balsam Fir or Fraser Fir from The Christmas Farm (3229 Forest Road, RR3, Harrowsmith, ON 613-372-5443) ranging in size from 6ft to 12ft.  All orders and payment due by Monday, October 29th.  Print out your receipt and parent...

FundScrip Parent Council fundraiser

October 09, 2018
Parents and family are encouraged to pay for your everyday expenses and gifts with gift cards bough from FundScrip.  Each purchase automatically includes a donation to the campaign.    You are not out of pocket, and you get to shop where you would shop normally. Orders due by November 5th, 2018. ...

Pay for student items online this year!

October 09, 2018
​Parents take the time to register your child for so that you can participate in hot lunch days (weekly); milk; class trips; and special items such as our yearbook.  All items are online this year in an attempt to make our school a safer place. If you have any questions please...

Annual Flu Shot Clinic

October 09, 2018
​Dates:   Tuesday October 23rd 10am to 3pm.  Tuesday, November 6th 4pm to 8pm. Where?   Free Methodist Church 3876 Harrowsmith, Rd.  Harrowsmith, ON
Remember to bring your valid health card (OHIP)!

ALCDSB Shares Experiences with FreshGrade [video]

October 02, 2018
FreshGrade is a digital portfolio and assessment platform that makes learning visible for educators, parents/guardians and students.  Check out what ALCDSB educators and students have to say about their experience with FreshGrade!


ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018

Cashonline October 2018 orders - REVISED

September 26, 2018
​Parents please note that there was an error on three of the original Cashonline items (subs, pizza, and Mac & cheese).  We added the option of ordering a bigger portion this year, but it was accidently made manditory on the original item.  It was corrected yesturday so now families can order a single...

St. Patrick Catholic School

3889 Wilton Rd., Harrowsmith, ON K0H 1V0
Fax: 613-372-2726

Bell Schedule

  • Arrival Recess 8:50-9:05
  • Class Start 9:05 am
  • Cohort A Nutrition Break / Cohort B Outdoor Recess 11:25 – 11:45
  • Cohort A Outdoor Recess / Cohort B Nutrition Break 11:45 – 12:05
  • Cohort B Outdoor Recess 1:25 - 1:55
  • Cohort A Nutrition Break 1:40 - 1:55
  • Cohort B Nutrition Break 1:55 - 2:10
  • Cohort A Outdoor Recess 1:55 - 2:25
  • Class Dismissal 3:35
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