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San Lorenzo CES students recognized as outstanding Altar Servers

On October 11, 2014, two San Lorenzo Ruiz CESGrade 8 students, Angelous G. and Angelo M. were recognized by the Most Reverend Wayne Fitzpatrick as outstanding Altar Servers for St. Patrick Parish in Markham. The pair was selected as outstanding Altar Servers by St. Patrick’s for their sound understanding and appreciation of their responsibilities at the … Continue reading “San Lorenzo CES students recognized as outstanding Altar Servers”

St. Stephen CES Teacher receives the Mother Delphine Award for Service

Paulette Cutler, Teacher at St. Stephen Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge was recently presented with the Mother Delphine Award for Service at the 2014 ShareLife Recognition Reception at St. Paul’s Basilica. His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, and Tim Lee Loy, Coordinator of Schools and Employee Campaigns for ShareLife thanked Paulette for her work during the reception. Paulette … Continue reading “St. Stephen CES Teacher receives the Mother Delphine Award for Service”

Thanksgiving Food Drive at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES

“If you can’t feed a million people, than feed just one.” –Mother Teresa The Luke 4:18 Social Justice Committee at San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Elementary School in Markham has been collecting items for its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive since mid-September, and will continue to take donations until Friday, October 9, 2014. “God tells us that whenever we help … Continue reading “Thanksgiving Food Drive at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES”

Help Change the Culture of Cyberbullying!

All York Catholic District School Board and York Region District School Board students and staff are invited to participate in the Change the Culture of Cyberbullying Video and Poster Contest. A prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the school or department with the winning submission. The contest was launched at the successful #yeswewill Change the Culture … Continue reading “Help Change the Culture of Cyberbullying!”

World Teachers’ Day is October 5th

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated around the world annually on October 5th. Created by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), World Teachers’ Day recognizes the contributions of teachers worldwide and aims to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. … Continue reading “World Teachers’ Day is October 5th”

Students can now Report It!

On September 29th, the York Catholic District School Board launched Report It!, a new online feature that students can use to report bullying, violent incidents, vandalism, and other inappropriate behaviours to their school principals. Report It! gives students an opportunity to confidentially report bullying incidents. All tips and information received will be investigated. The Report It! webpage is intended for non-emergency … Continue reading “Students can now Report It!

Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut visits St. Nicholas CES

Dr. Dave Williams, President and CEO of the Southlake Regional Health Centre recently visited St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School in Newmarket and spoke to its students and staff about his incredible professional career. The St. Nicholas school team raised the most money in this summer’s Southlake Run for a Cure. To recognize its generosity, the … Continue reading “Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut visits St. Nicholas CES”

Students say #yeswewill at Cyberbullying Awareness Event

Over 300 York Region students from four schools participated in a cyberbullying awareness rally at Aurora High School on September 29, 2014. The event was aimed at helping people understand the devastating effects of cyberbullying. J. Philip Parappally, Director of Education, York Region District School Board; Patricia Preston, Director of Education, York Catholic District School … Continue reading “Students say #yeswewill at Cyberbullying Awareness Event”

Welcome to Canada Orientation Day for Newcomers in York Region

There will be an orientation workshop for York Region’s newcomer families who have recently arrived in Canada. It will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Jean Vanier Catholic High School located at 10475 Bayview Ave. in Richmond Hill. The workshop is open to newcomer families who have children registered … Continue reading “Welcome to Canada Orientation Day for Newcomers in York Region”