Across York Region, September 25th –29th was “Safety Awareness Week”. We practiced emergency procedures to familiarize staff and students with the precautionary steps to take should a situation arise (i.e. warning of severe weather; an intruder; evacuation). Throughout the year, practice drills will be initiated to ensure our school community can respond appropriately in the event of an emergency.
We Day 2017 was an amazing and inspiring event. We all are so happy that we were granted the opportunity to attend this one in a lifetime experience. We had the opportunity to see some amazing speakers and performances including; Prince Harry, George Takei, Lily Singh, Hedley, and our favourites -Marc and Craig Kielburger! All of the speakers had so many things ... Continue reading "WE Day 2017"
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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Map of SJPII Morning Drop-off Areas
York Region Police came in last week to observe and provide recommendations for a safer drop-off routine as students arrive to school between 8:05-8:20 a.m. There is a much SAFER alternative, but it requires the cooperation of EVERYONE.
Currently, students are being dropped-off in the ... Continue reading "Change to the morning drop-off routine- Effective Tuesday, Sept.26th"
Come out, tour our school, and visit your child’s classroom.
We ask parents to gather in the gym at 7:00 PM. Following a brief introduction of staff and a school-wide presentation, classroom teachers will be providing an overview of the curriculum and expectations for each grade.
On Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. we will have an election to establish a new Catholic School Council for St. John Paul II CES. The members of the Catholic School Council play a vital role in the educational system of Ontario. They provide a forum through which parents and other members of school communities can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance. ... Continue reading "CSC Elections ~ Tuesday, Sept. 26th @ 7PM"