We are pleased to announce that we have organized a used clothing collection with Bag2School to raise funds for ShareLife. We thank our Luke 4:18 Committee for organizing this charitable event. More information regarding this campaign will be sent home shortly.
The York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities (YRAACC) will be hosting its first Black History Month Event on Feb 17th at Thornlea Secondary School. The theme of the event is Celebrating the Success of Our Black Families in York Region.
Registration packages are currently available, from the office, for the Kindergarten program for September 2018. Parents/guardians have the option of completing a print copy of the Kindergarten registration form and, beginning on 15 February 2018 you will have the option of completing the Kindergarten registration online. Both the paper and online Kindergarten registration form can be accessed from the board’s website at www.ycdsb.ca/admissions ... Continue reading "Kindergarten Registration Update"
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
In Canada, February is recognized as “Black History Month”. Experiences, achievements, and contributions of African Canadians and those of African descent to Canada and to the world will be highlighted this month. Our school will participate in a special presentation about the cultural history of percussion instruments and the tradition of West African storytelling through dance and movement, ... Continue reading "Cultural Drumming"
ANTI BULLYING AWARENESS.pdf From November 20 to November 24, we will be having “Anti-bullying Awareness Week”. The students in Ms. Sborodne’s class will take the lead in helping all students reflect on Catholic values such as respect, kindness, and compassion. We are encouraging all students and staff to participate in our theme days. See attached letter for more information.
- Time in nature can help reduce mental fatigue and improve concentration
- You’ll drink more water
- Boost happiness and decrease stress
- Boost of Vitamin D
- Strengthens our heart muscle and other muscles too!
- Social emotional connections
- Curriculum connections
Sometimes you look out the ... Continue reading "Embrace the Outdoors in the Winter"
Think of all of the health benefits when we resolve to move more in our day. Our spirit is lifted, blood circulation improves, energy levels increase, academic achievement improves, we have fewer cravings, and benefit from better quality of sleep. ParticipACTION offers some fantastic suggestions to help keep those healthy new year’s resolutions.