Congratulations to Mrs. Hasting’s grade 2 class! They created some beautiful paintings which are being displayed at the school board. The children were introduced to a painting by Gustav Klimt called “The Tree of Life”. They spent time discussing it and its meaning and then created their own version of the Tree of Life. We are very proud of this talented group! A photo of ... Continue reading "Art Display at School Board"
Kindergarten Registration for September 2017 continues. JK children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2017 (born in 2013) and SK children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2017 (born in 2012). You can register at the school during regular school hours.
This year we will be doing a Kindergarten Parent Information Night on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 pm ... Continue reading "KINDERGARTEN 2017 – 2018"
The grade 3 and 6 students will be involved in the EQAO testing again this year during the last week of May and into the first week of June. Each year this standardized test provides us with an opportunity to gather data on student learning which contributes to our planning when we create the School Innovation and Improvement Learning Cycle for Student Achievement and ... Continue reading "EQAO"
We have been provided with the excellent opportunity to have Gina Aceto, owner of The Book in the Box, come to our Kindergarten and Primary classrooms throughout May and June. Two classes have already been involved in this excellent experience and I have attached some pictures.
The Book in the Box was created to foster a love of reading amongst children. The program ... Continue reading "The Book in a Box Workshops"
Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Walking Forward Together” and will be held during the week of April 30 – May 5, 2017. The overall scriptural theme is “Do justice, love kindness and walk ... Continue reading "CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK 2017"
The Ministry of Education is committed to improving Indigenous education in Ontario, improving student achievement and well-being, and closing the achievement gap between Indigenous students and all students. In 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Education launched the Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework (the Framework). The Framework guides the Ministry of Education, school boards and schools as ... Continue reading "Indigenous Education Survey"
The Institute for Catholic Education (ICE) would like to hear from all stakeholders in the YCDSB community about Catholic education in Ontario! “Renewing the Promise” is a dialogue to solicit your input about Catholic education in Ontario and will help guide the work of ICE for the future.
Our YCDSB teachers, staff, parents and students play a very important part of this dialogue ... Continue reading "The Critical Role of Catholic Education in Ontario Consultation"
The York Catholic District School Board is seeking 2 community members with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve on its audit committee for a 3-year term effective April 1, 2017.
The Audit Committee is comprised of 3 trustees and 2 independent members drawn from the community ... Continue reading "Posting for External Member to sit on YCDSB Audit Committee"
The York Catholic District School Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan identifies four commitments to our stakeholders. They include: the Integration of Catholic Faith, the Continuous Improvement of Student Achievement, the Effective Use of Our Resources and Engaging Our Communities. Faced with increasing financial restraints, these commitments continue to guide the Board’s decision-making on new investments and areas for cost reductions.
During the spring 2016 ... Continue reading "Changes to the Winter School Site Maintenance Program"