Last year, with the proclamation of Bill 178, the Black Mental Health Day Act (2020) helped set the stage for all to learn and understand more about the impact of systemic racism. We need to work together to enact meaningful systemic change that will better support Black children and youth and address the historical impact … Continue reading “March 1st is Black Mental Health Day”
Friday, February 26, 2021 is my last day of work at the York Catholic District School Board and it is with mixed emotions that I write this message of farewell – emotions such as happiness and anticipation for a new chapter ahead, sorrow to be leaving a wonderful work family and a satisfying career, and … Continue reading “A Farewell Message from Retiring Interim Director Mary Battista”
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The new Mathematics Curriculum of Ontario now contains expectations related to coding. There are many reasons why coding is important for our students. To name a few, coding provides an outlet for students to leverage technology to solve relevant problems in their community, a pathway for nurturing digital discipleship, and context for developing various global … Continue reading “Coding in New Math Curriculum”
The York Catholic District School Board is proud to celebrate Black History throughout the month of February and beyond. Schools will mark Black History Month by hosting virtual special events including visits from guest speakers and performers. Students of all ages will also learn about Black history and experiences through a variety of classroom learning … Continue reading “February is Black History Month”
When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts.
We are pleased to announce that the York Catholic District School Board has recently received $436,502 in contributions from Centro Scuola to support the Board’s International Language Italian Extended-Day Program. Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana is a non-profit organization that works to promote, develop and improve the teaching of the Italian language in Canada, and … Continue reading “Centro Scuola partnership continues to fund Italian language instruction in YCDSB schools”
The Black Foundation of Community Networks (BFCN) invites you to a free online workshop in collaboration with the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) to show YCDSB Black students and their families how to search, prepare, and apply for scholarships and bursaries. If you are in high school or Grade 8, this workshop is especially for … Continue reading “Scholarship Application Workshop”
Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time in a young child’s life, filled with new experiences and opportunities to learn and grow. Kindergarten registration at the York Catholic District School Board is now open for the 2021-22 school year that starts in September. Children must be four years old by December 31, 2021 and born in … Continue reading “Kindergarten Registration for September Classes is Now Open”
The Director’s Office is pleased to share that the artwork by Isabelle A., Grade 6 student from Our Lady of the Rosary CES in Concord, ON was selected for this year’s Board Christmas card cover. Artwork by Ann L., Grade 8 student from Father Henri Nouwen CES in Richmond Hill, ON was selected for the … Continue reading “Announcing Student Designs for YCDSB 2020 Christmas Card”