Holy Cross students help out at Santa’s Workshop

On Saturday December 13, 2014, Holy Cross Catholic Academy held its first ever Santa’s Workshop! Mr. Pasutto’s Grade 12 Leadership class was responsible for organizing the highly successful event. The event was held to raise money for needy families in our community, which is especially important as we prepare to celebrate Christmas. Santa’s workshop included face painting, … Continue reading “Holy Cross students help out at Santa’s Workshop”

York Catholic hosted International Languages forum

On Friday, November 28th, YCDSB’s Continuing Education Department hosted the International Languages Educators Association’s (ILEA) Fall Forum 2014 at the Catholic Education Centre in Aurora. Representatives of the International Languages Program from 14 Ontario school boards, both Catholic and public, attended the forum, which discussed the pedagogical aspects of international language education in Ontario. The … Continue reading “York Catholic hosted International Languages forum”

St. Angela Merici school community supports charities close to the heart

This Advent season, St. Angela Merici Catholic Elementary School students, under the direction of teachers, Ms. Roccari and Ms. Bagazzoli, collected non-perishable food items in support of the Vaughan Food Bank.  With one week left to go in its Advent food drive campaign, the Vaughan school had collected more than 6,500 food items! “The students have worked … Continue reading “St. Angela Merici school community supports charities close to the heart”

St. Justin Martyr staff collect items, prepare food for the Good Shepherd

Staff from St. Justin, Martyr Catholic Elementary School in Unionville stayed at work late on Friday, December 12, in order to cook casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre’s ‘Provide a Meal’ program. In total, the participating staff members cooked up nine chili beef casseroles, which is enough to serve 90 people who are homeless or in need. … Continue reading “St. Justin Martyr staff collect items, prepare food for the Good Shepherd”

Santa Claus visits St. Monica CES

St. Monica Catholic Elementary School in Markham recently welcomed Santa Claus to the school for its ‘Build an Animal/Old Fashioned Bake Sale’ event. The event featured tasty baked treats, family-friendly activities, Christmas music, and of course photos with the ‘Man in Red.’ Students stuffed and dressed furry plush animals creating great stuffed animal toys. The school … Continue reading “Santa Claus visits St. Monica CES”

Free the Children Empowerment Tour visits St. Raphael the Archangel

On Friday, November 21st, the Free the Children Year of Empowerment Tour visited St. Raphael the Archangel School in Maple, Ontario. Free the Children is an international charity and educational partner, working both domestically and internationally to empower youth to be agents of change. The grade 4-8 students enjoyed the exclusive opportunity to hear from Robin Wiszowaty, best-selling author … Continue reading “Free the Children Empowerment Tour visits St. Raphael the Archangel”

San Lorenzo Ruiz spreads warmth and cheers this Advent season

During this time of Advent, the spirit of giving is strong at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES. While so many children are still in the process of writing up their own Christmas gift list, the students at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES in Markham are experiencing the magic of giving to others. Under the leadership of the Luke … Continue reading “San Lorenzo Ruiz spreads warmth and cheers this Advent season”

SBA student Wins a Silver Medal for Canada

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Justina Yu, Grade 9 AP student at St. Brother Andre CHS in Markham, on her recent performance at the World Taekwondo Championship held in Aguascalientes, Mexico, October 30 – November 2, 2014. She made Canada proud by winning an individual silver medal at the 9th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship. She … Continue reading “SBA student Wins a Silver Medal for Canada”

YPC thanks Jean Vanier’s hospitality students

Representatives from the York Purchasing Co-Operative (YPC) recently expressed their gratitude to Jean Vanier Catholic High School’s Hospitality Department and Hospitality students for their assistance in preparing food for the YPC Annual BBQ held in September at York Regional Police headquarters. YCDSB’s Director of Education, Patricia Preston, and Superintendent, Ron Crocco joined YPC Chair, Chris Hasson and … Continue reading “YPC thanks Jean Vanier’s hospitality students”