Students welcome and cheer for 37 new Canadians

On Monday, February 6, 2015, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School in Markham proudly hosted a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in honour of 37 immigrants who took the Oath of Citizenship that day. The school’s staff and students beautifully adorned the school foyer, library and gym with red and white decorations. They also wore red and white clothing, … Continue reading “Students welcome and cheer for 37 new Canadians”

Keswick student earns $100K Loran Scholarship

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Nicole Flanagan, Grade 12 student at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic College School in Keswick for earning the Loran Scholarship. The Loran Scholars Foundation identifies and supports exemplary young Canadians who demonstrate character, service and leadership. Founded in 1988, the Loran Scholars Foundation was the first national organization in Canada … Continue reading “Keswick student earns $100K Loran Scholarship”

St. Joan of Arc students celebrate bocce win

Congratulations to the St. Joan of Arc Bocce Team which won a recent YCDSB Youth Bocce Competition that was held on January 28th at the Maple Community Centre. The exceptional students on the St. Joan of Arc team scored the most points and celebrated their victory. The competition was organized by the Board’s Student Services Department and … Continue reading “St. Joan of Arc students celebrate bocce win”

St. Andrew students “bake for change”

Free the Children recently launched a new campaign called, “We Bake for Change.” As part of this initiative, members of the St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School’s Luke 4:18 Social Justice Committee participated in a special baking workshop offered by Free the Children. Students participating in the workshop learned how to make four different nut-free treats, that … Continue reading “St. Andrew students “bake for change””

Students send Valentines to Veterans

For St. Valentine’s Day, Mrs. Miller’s Kindergarten class and Mrs. Yoshiki’s Grade 7 class at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES in Markham teamed up to make Valentine’s Day cards for our Canadian Veterans. Representatives from Veterans Affairs Canada collected the cards filled with messages of love and appreciation, and are distributing them to veterans in long-term care facilities … Continue reading “Students send Valentines to Veterans”

Students win for their depictions of ways you can “Be A Hero”

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Daniel Fernandez, Grade 11 student at St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS in Woodbridge, and Matthew Lee, Grade 10 student at St. Augustine CHS in Markham who were two of three winners for the 2015 Student Crime Stoppers of York Region Poster Design Contest. The Board also congratulates Alice Chan from Markham District … Continue reading “Students win for their depictions of ways you can “Be A Hero””

Schools celebrate National Sweater Day

On Thursday, February 5, St. Justin, Martyr CES in Markham and Good Shephard CES in East Gwillimbury, were among 24 York Catholic schools that celebrated National Sweater Day. National Sweater Day, led by the World Wildlife Federation Canada, strives to spark conversation about how we can save energy and raise awareness for energy conservation at home, work and school, … Continue reading “Schools celebrate National Sweater Day”

York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month

Catholic schools across York Region will mark Black History Month throughout February with special events including visits from guest speakers, morning reflections, African drumming circles, school displays, and a variety of classroom learning activities. “Black History Month provides an excellent opportunity for our schools, students, and staff to recognize the important contributions made by Black … Continue reading “York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month”

YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES turns one

The Ontario Early Years Centre at San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Elementary School in Markham turned one this January. Operated by the YMCA, the centre offers family-centered, drop-in school readiness programs for parents/caregivers and their children up to the age of six. Programs vary throughout the year, and some are specifically designated for a particular age group. Programs … Continue reading “YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES turns one”