St. John Paul II CES welcomes the award-wining author and presenter, Loretta Penny, with her presentation of ‘The Underground Railroad’ for students in Grades 2-8.
Through a series of stories, Ms. Penny brings history to life – travelling along the secret network or routes, students will vicariously assume the role of a freedom seeker and gain a greater understanding of the challenges of ... Continue reading "The Underground Railroad ~ February 1st ~ Gr.2-8 Presentation"
The Earth Rangers will be coming to our school to present to the Grade 1-6 classes. Their presentation is a 45-minute dynamic, interactive, multi-media experience that features LIVE Animal ambassadors demonstrating their natural behaviors. They use science-based information to educate children about the importance of protecting biodiversity while highlighting different conservation initiatives across Canada.
Students will learn about the animal conservation projects Earth ... Continue reading "Earth Ranger’s Presentation ~ Dec. 5th"
The Christmas scene, the Advent wreath, Advent celebrations, special announcements, and daily prayers, combined with the support from our parent community, are all signs that the light of Jesus shines in our hearts and is very much alive at St. John Paul II.
Advent Mass: Thursday, December 7th at 8:50 a.m. (Gym ‘A)
We welcome Fr. Mark and we ... Continue reading "Advent Celebrations"
Over the course of the past several weeks, hurricanes, tropical storms and violent earthquakes have devastated a number of countries in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Hurricanes Irma, Jose, Maria destroyed thousands of homes, businesses and churches and left thousands of people without water, shelter or power. Places such as Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Florida, Puerto Rico, St. Martin and ... Continue reading "Humanitarian Relief for Mexico & Caribbean ~ Civvies Day Nov. 30th"
Next week is Anti-Bullying Week. We’d like to call it Pro-Compassion Week. Our school-wide focus continues to be acting with kindness and compassion.
In September, Chris Vollum’s on-line presentation encouraged students to act with integrity. To apply their values before they post a message by checking: does it represent who they are and how they want to be known; is it kind; is ... Continue reading "Anti-Bullying Week"
Healthy eating and nutrition is connected with mental health and well-being and promotes academic success. The York Catholic District School Board supports the Ministry of Education’s Food and Beverage Policy and promotes healthy school nutrition environments.
Daily Physical Activity (DPA) enhances student well-being and academic success. It is the policy of the York Catholic District School Board to promote and sustain a Healthy School environment to encourage an active healthy lifestyle. #DPAEveryday.