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"
The St. John Paul II CSC Annual Fund Raiser was a fabulous success. The students had an absolute blast at the Hallowe’en dance-a-thon. The costumes were very creative and lots of fun. The DJ kept the dancing going all day long! Students also enjoyed class pumpkin & door decorating, the ‘Gr. 6 Haunted House’, as well as a variety of in-class activities that led up ... Continue reading "SJPII CSC Fund Raiser – THANK YOU!"
Throughout Treaty Recognition Week, we continue to grow in getting 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. During Treaty Recognition Week, we acknowledge the many Treaties that the Canadian ... Continue reading "Treaty Recognition Week ~ Nov. 6-10th"
On behalf of the SJP2 Leadership Committee, thank you to all the students and their families who participated in the ‘One for Haiti’ food drive. Over 800 items were donated to help people in Haiti who are in need.
The following classes donated the most non-perishable food items: in the Primary Division, congratulations to Ms. Busto’s grade 3 class; in the Junior Division, ... Continue reading "One for Haiti ~ Food Drive"
Thank you, to all the participants in our 2nd SJP II Mental Health Symposium which was held on October 26th, 2017. The morning began with Dr. Bucci and Ms. Rodrigues’ presentation for the Grades 4-8 classes, about the importance of mental well-being and it’s connection to the young brain. The students had an opportunity to participate in various break-out sessions.
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.