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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.

OLHC Feast Day Mass

All OLHC families are invited to join us in prayer as we gather as a school community to celebrate the feast day of Our Lady Help of Christians. The mass will be celebrated by Fr. Jojo Kachapilly, and will take place on Friday, May, 24th at 10:15 a.m. at the school.  We look forward to this special liturgical celebration, and hope you will join us. ... Continue reading "OLHC Feast Day Mass"

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"

2024 OLHC Carnaval Week Events/Schedule

Anticipation is growing among the students and staff at OLHC as we prepare to celebrate our annual “Carnaval d’hiver de OLHC”! Our French club team has been working diligently to prepare a week full of exciting and fun activities for students which will take place February 5-9, 2024. There will be theme days, visits from Bonhomme and special arts projects ... Continue reading "2024 OLHC Carnaval Week Events/Schedule"

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Help Us Hire a New Director of Education

Help Us Hire a New Director of Education

“Where there is no guidance, a nation falls, but in an abundance of counsellors there is safety.” –Proverbs 11:14

The connection of home, school, and parish is what makes Catholic education unique. This connection recognizes that the community matters and that everyone benefits when the community is involved in our schools.

With this in mind, the York ... Continue reading "Help Us Hire a New Director of Education"

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"

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