St. Michael student to meet the Queen thanks to the Royal Canadian Legion

Poster created by Grade 6 student, Sonja Csik, is on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa Sonja Csik, a Grade 6 student at St. Michael Catholic Academy in Thornhill has been invited to meet Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in England in November. Sonja earned the incredible opportunity after her … Continue reading “St. Michael student to meet the Queen thanks to the Royal Canadian Legion”

Legalization of Cannabis: What You Need To Know

The recreational use of cannabis will become legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. Here’s what members of our York Catholic community should know. Cannabis and products that contain cannabis are prohibited on all YCDSB school and Board properties and at all school-related events and activities. Any person found with cannabis and/or products that contain … Continue reading “Legalization of Cannabis: What You Need To Know”

Students team up with York Regional Police to ask drivers to slow down in school zones

During the first week of October, Grade 5 students from four York Catholic schools joined forces with York Regional Police (YRP) to help enforce the rules of the road, and remind motorists to slow down in school zones. Participating schools included: St. John Paul II CES and St. Elizabeth Seton CES in Newmarket, St. Padre Pio … Continue reading “Students team up with York Regional Police to ask drivers to slow down in school zones”

Cardinal Collins celebrates 25th Anniversary Mass at St. Joan of Arc CHS

The St. Joan of Arc school community was thankful to have His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins and the Pontifical Master of Ceremonies, Father Mark Kolosowski celebrate the Maple school’s 25th Anniversary Mass on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The pastor of St. David’s Church, Father Ernesto De Ciccio, and the pastor of St. Andre Bessette, Father … Continue reading “Cardinal Collins celebrates 25th Anniversary Mass at St. Joan of Arc CHS”

YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th

Held annually on October 5th since 1994, World Teachers’ Day was founded by UNESCO in recognition of the significant contributions of teachers worldwide. This year’s theme reminds the global community that the right to education cannot be achieved without the right to trained and qualified teachers. The York Catholic District School Board extends a heartfelt … Continue reading “YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th”

St. Brother Andre Student Shines at Markham Fair Teen Talent Contest

York Catholic congratulates James Marrin, a Grade 11 student at St. Brother Andre Catholic High School on his recent performance at the Markham Fair’s Teen Variety Talent Contest on September 28, 2018. James’ performance earned him the top spot in the competition. Congratulations also to Matthew Crespo, a recent St. Brother Andre graduate who earned … Continue reading “St. Brother Andre Student Shines at Markham Fair Teen Talent Contest”

October is Learning Disability Awareness Month

The York Catholic District School Board recognizes the month of October as Learning Disability Awareness Month. During October, YCDSB and its community partner, the Learning Disability Association of York Region, aims to raise awareness about the wide-variety of learning disabilities, reduce stigma, and help people with learning disabilities to access the supports needed to thrive. … Continue reading “October is Learning Disability Awareness Month”

October is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

The York Catholic District School Board recognizes the month of October as Autism Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness and promote understanding and inclusion for people living with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long neurological disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the people and world around them. ASD … Continue reading “October is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month”