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An EASTER Blessing….

May the glory and the promise of this joyous time of year bring peace and happiness to you and those you hold most dear. And may Christ, Our Risen Savior, always be there by your side to bless you most abundantly and be your loving guide.

2024 Lenten Mass

On March 21, 2024 the York Catholic District School Board celebrated the third annual board-wide Lenten Mass of Renewal and Reconciliation. Livestreamed to the board’s 50,000 students, the Mass featured the talented students of St Edward Catholic Elementary School and St Brother Andre Catholic High School, in Markham, who performed the music and helped with the readings.

The celebrant was Bishop ... Continue reading "2024 Lenten Mass"

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day is on March 21st. This year’s Global theme is #EndTheStereotypes. People are all different. Each person with Down syndrome is different. Each person with an intellectual disability is different. We don’t all act the same way or like the same things. We each have our individual identities, interests, likes and dislikes, gifts, and talents, just like everyone else. On this day ... Continue reading "World Down Syndrome Day"

We are excited to announce that on Thursday March 7th, with support of our Healthy Schools Grant, we will be participating in the “Great Big Crunch” initiative.  This is an annual, Canada wide movement of anti-silence in which students, teachers, parents and others passionate about food, join the food movement and crunch into apples to make noise for healthy school food!

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School Of Dance – HIP HOP

We are preparing for our Junior Dance Presentations that are taking place March 5th & 6th and our students are excited to showcase their talents! Shortly, our Intermediate students will commence their six-week HIP-HOP dance lessons with Jamie Meltz from “Stars From The Stage” Markham Dance Program. We look forward to celebrating this groove-based style of dance with our Grade 7 & 8 students. An ... Continue reading "School Of Dance – HIP HOP"

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Monday, April 8: Shortened Day for Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a full solar eclipse will occur in southern Ontario, which will block the sun’s light in some areas.

In York Region, we will experience the effects of the eclipse between roughly 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., which coincides with the scheduled dismissal times for our schools. Looking at the sun during this time period has the ... Continue reading "Monday, April 8: Shortened Day for Solar Eclipse"

Welcome John De Faveri – Interim Director of Education

“Never miss an opportunity to do good.”

– St. Francis de Sales

February 12, 2024

Dear York Catholic District School Board Community,

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express how delighted I am to return to the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) as Interim Director of Education.

My career started ... Continue reading "Welcome John De Faveri – Interim Director of Education"

YCDSB Director of Education Domenic Scuglia Announces Retirement After Outstanding Teaching Career

York Catholic District School Board Director of Education Domenic Scuglia will retire after a 41-year career promoting equity, excellence and faith in two Canadian provinces.

“The Board of Trustees is grateful for Domenic Scuglia’s many contributions to the YCDSB, in particular for creating stability in our school board during the difficult days near the end of the pandemic,” said Chair of ... Continue reading "YCDSB Director of Education Domenic Scuglia Announces Retirement After Outstanding Teaching Career"

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