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November 6-10 is Treaty Recognition Week

November 6 to 10 is Treaty Recognition Week! The YCDSB recognizes Treaty Week as we continue to get to know our Indigenous Neighbours through an ongoing journey of healing and reconciliation. As we begin this journey together we gratefully acknowledge that our school rests on land that was the traditional territory of the Chippewas of Georgina Island. We celebrate the contributions of our First Nations, ... Continue reading "November 6-10 is Treaty Recognition Week"


Luke 4:18 Encourages You to Donate your Halloween Candy!

Dr. Andrew Simone, founder of Canadian Food for Children Foundation, collects candy and ships it abroad.  The candy gets shipped directly to agencies who work with children in need.  For these malnourished and often dehydrated children the sugar stimulates their appetites, as starving children are often unable to eat.  He also reminds us that most of these children have never tasted candy and it will ... Continue reading "Luke 4:18 Encourages You to Donate your Halloween Candy!"

Free Access to the Voila Immersion Campus!

Dear Parents,

Your children can now access the Virtual Immersion Campus and receive help from our online teachers in French, English and Math.

Send your homework to: homework@voilalearning.com before accessing the platform.  Your children can also practice their French games on the platform (riddles, pictograms and more), all while earning points.

To register to the Virtual ... Continue reading "Free Access to the Voila Immersion Campus!"

Black History Month Events at SJA!

February is a wonderful month to celebrate the contributions of African Americans and African Canadians! Students will be studying “black history” by reading books, discussing inventions, and people who have made contributions to the world.

On February 2 during our Unity Virtue Assembly the students at St. Joseph, Aurora learned about Black History. The students watched a moving video about Rosa Parks and ... Continue reading "Black History Month Events at SJA!"

Unity Assembly: February 2

All parents and guardians are invited to attend our Virtue Assembly on February 2 at 9:15 am. We will be celebrating Inclusiveness and Unity!

Students from every classroom will be recognized for demonstrating Unity:

  • making everyone feel welcomed and appreciated
  • empowering people with positive words

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Board News

York Catholic District School Board Land Acknowledgment

School Boards across Ontario are demonstrating their commitment to Truth and Reconciliation by providing Land Acknowledgements that honour Indigenous Peoples and traditional lands. At the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), we echo the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO) in their response to the Calls to Action through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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