Our Lady of Hope CES supports Project Hope

“Feel the Spirit, make a difference.  It’s in our hands and it’s in our feet.” Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato si’: Praise be,” Our Lady of Hope Catholic Elementary School combined the efforts of both its Luke 4:18 Social Justice Council and its Eco-Committee to collaborate on a special project, in support of Project Hope. One … Continue reading “Our Lady of Hope CES supports Project Hope”

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-17 School Year Begins January 4th

Beginning January 4, 2016, the York Catholic District School Board will accept new kindergarten registrations for September 2016. The Board looks forward to welcoming new families for the 2016-2017 school year. Children must be four years old by December 31, 2016 and born in 2012 to register in junior kindergarten, or five years old by … Continue reading “Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-17 School Year Begins January 4th”

St. Stephen to be featured in upcoming ShareLife video

This December, Mrs. Lascala’s Grade 6 class at St. Stephen CES was given an opportunity to participate in a video that featured Silent Voice, a ShareLife funded agency.  Kris Dymtrenko, Communications Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Toronto, directed the video presentation on behalf of ShareLife. The video was themed on ‘being an effective communicator,’ which is one … Continue reading “St. Stephen to be featured in upcoming ShareLife video”

St. Anthony students awarded Core Values Award at Robotics competition

This fall, Megan C., Lauren R., Isabella M., Gianella M., Giulia V., and Angel B., Grade 7 & 8 students from St. Anthony CES in Thornhill were awarded the Core Values Award at the LEGO Robotics competition. Many thanks to teacher-coaches Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Hershaw. YCDSB Chair of the Board, Carol Cotton and St. Anthony CES … Continue reading “St. Anthony students awarded Core Values Award at Robotics competition”

La Fata Italiana visits York Catholic students

The Italian Fairy, Sumona Rodano, visited several York Catholic schools that host the International Languages Programs in November and December. Those schools included: St. Padre Pio, St. Clement, St. Raphael the Archangel, Our Lady of Fatima, St. Cecilia, St. Gregory the Great, Our Lady of Peace, Guardian Angels, and St. Nicholas. More than 1,200 students will not quickly forget the day the Italian Fairy … Continue reading “La Fata Italiana visits York Catholic students”

York Catholic sets a record for Project Hope fundraising, in support of refugees

On December 15th, Patricia Preston, Director of Education for the York Catholic District School Board announced that it raised $69,802.48 through its schools and offices for the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Project Hope campaign. Project Hope is the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Emergency Refugee Resettlement Campaign that was launched in September 2015. Its aim was to raise … Continue reading “York Catholic sets a record for Project Hope fundraising, in support of refugees”

Holy Cross Catholic Academy recognized for contributions to newcomers

Holy Cross Catholic Academy was recently recognized by Settlement & Education Partnership in York Region (SEPYR) staff for its contributions to newcomers in Woodbridge over the last 20 years. The school welcomed Agnes, Martha, Eric, and Ghada, Settlement Workers from Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) to its first Advent mass of the season, on … Continue reading “Holy Cross Catholic Academy recognized for contributions to newcomers”

St. Brendan students shine as elected politicians

Three Grade 5 students from St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville were recently given an opportunity they will never forget. Nicholas R., Benjamin G., and Ryan H. presented campaign speeches that they worked on for their classes’ coursework on government to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council, during its December 1st meeting. All three Grade … Continue reading “St. Brendan students shine as elected politicians”

Schools support St. Vincent de Paul Society, local parishes

St. Nicholas CES St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School in Newmarket recently donated $1,000 to its local St. Vincent de Paul society. St. Nicholas thanks the generosity of its school community and the incredible hard work and dedication of its Catholic School Council for helping to raise this donation. Students from Ms. Hazlett’s Grade 5 class … Continue reading “Schools support St. Vincent de Paul Society, local parishes”