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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.

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"

Preparing for Valentine’s Day

This year, the Season of Lent begins on February 14th (Ash Wednesday).  It is the time of year when our Catholic Church observes our forty-day journey toward Easter. As the 14th is also Valentine’s Day, it is recommended this day remain a solemn one.  Therefore, please note that our  Valentine’s Day celebrations will take place on Tuesday, February 13th.  On this day, students are invited ... Continue reading "Preparing for Valentine’s Day"

Hot Lunch Update


Information regarding the next term Hot Lunch orders will be communicated to parents through School Messenger in the coming days.  Orders will be available for purchase from January 9th to 16th.  Stay tuned for more information to be shared!

Happy New Year – Parent Update

As we step into the new year, it brings us great joy to share with you the inspiring message from Pope Francis for 2024. Pope Francis has dedicated this year to the profound act of prayer, inviting Christians worldwide to deepen their connection with Christ and unlock the transformative power that lies within prayer. The Holy Father wants us to understand that prayer is more than