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Elementary YCDSB PA Day: Friday, June 28, 2024

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.

Catholic School Council BBQ – Monday, June 17 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

At this time, the RSVP and food/wristband order for the school barbeque taking place on Monday, June 17 is closed. We will be selling a limited quantity of food and beverages the night of the barbeque for attendees who did not pre-order. We are still looking for parent volunteers for the night of the barbeque. Please send an email to smd@ycdsb.ca if you are able ... Continue reading "Catholic School Council BBQ – Monday, June 17 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m."

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year

St. Marguerite d’Youville C.E.S. offers Full Day Kindergarten for all of our Junior and Senior Kindergarten classes. Registration is now open. Please click on the link to access the YCDSB Registration Page. We look forward to working with your child in this exciting program.

Eric Walters Author Visit

Great news, SMD! Eric Walters, one of Canada’s most recognized and celebrated children and young adult authors, is coming to our school on the morning of Friday, May 17 and presenting to the primary and junior classes! Eric’s novels have won more than 100 awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards. He is the only three-time winner of both the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch ... Continue reading "Eric Walters Author Visit"

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Social Media Litigation

Dear York Catholic District School Board families,

Today, the York Catholic District School Board announced that we are joining the lawsuit against tech giants Meta, Snapchat, and TikTok for disruption to student learning and the education system.  We, alongside ten other Ontario schools and boards, allege that these companies have negligently designed and marketed addictive products that have disrupted our board’s ... Continue reading "Social Media Litigation"

Education Week 2024: We Are Called to Love

Education Week 2024

Each year during Catholic Education Week, Ontario’s Catholic community engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of publicly-funded Catholic education. This year, Catholic Education Week occurs on May 5-11 with the theme, “We Are Called to Love.” 

The theme was inspired by many aspects of our faith community, including our ongoing efforts to promote equity and ... Continue reading "Education Week 2024: We Are Called to Love"

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"

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