Category: School News

Elementary YCDSB PA Day: Friday, June 28, 2024

In accordance with the Ministry of Education’s new Regulation 304, “School Year Calendar, Professional Activity Days,” the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is providing the following summary of P.A. Day activities at the elementary level on Friday, June 28, 2024.

Friday, June 28, 2024 Staff are engaged in closing operations for the end of term.

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.

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"


National Pink Shirt Day, was established in 2007 in Nova Scotia, Canada. It happened after students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, saw one of their fellow students being bullied for no other reason than that student was wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. In a stroke of brilliance, these two boys came together and decided to show support for the student ... Continue reading "PINK SHIRT DAY"