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Art Experience

SJPII welcomes back Melanie McKenney for another Art Experience session. Ms McKenney is a Registered Psychotherapist who has been supporting student mental wellness with the use of art as a relaxing and therapeutic tool. Ms McKenney will be with our students from February to May. Welcome back Melanie!


Boogie Dance Co.

SJPII welcomes The Boogie Dance Co.

Boogie Dance Company was founded by Andrea Mercer and Lara Oulahen   (Raptors dancer/choreographer). 

The Boogie program is fresh, hip, fun, diverse and inclusive.  While having fun, dancers will develop dance technique, confidence, creativity, teamwork skills and leadership qualities.

Andrea and Lara have danced with thousands of kids and hundreds of

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Film In A Box

Dear St John Paul II Families,

We welcome Film In A Box to SJPII! Their goal is to provide  young film makers with an opportunity to develop their imagination and creativity in a safe ‘EDUTAINING’ environment that promotes collaboration, self-esteem, technology skill development, STREAM based and critical thinking. We are thrilled to have expert film makers Matt and Cali share their skills with ... Continue reading "Film In A Box"

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2023-24 YCDSB Budget Survey

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is committed to the effective and efficient management of resources. Our goal is to ensure fiscal accountability while minimizing impacts on our classrooms and continuing to support student success and well-being in a Catholic learning environment. 

To better inform our financial planning, we hope you will  tell us your priorities for the 2023-2024 school year budget. ... Continue reading "2023-24 YCDSB Budget Survey"

Update re: Possible Strike on Monday, Nov. 21

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November 16, 2022


Dear Families of the York Catholic District School Board,

Earlier today CUPE served notice that they could resume their job action as soon as Monday, November 21, 2022.

In the event of a strike, York Catholic DSB will move to synchronous virtual learning on Monday. Schools will maintain their regular daily learning schedules. St. ... Continue reading "Update re: Possible Strike on Monday, Nov. 21"

COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

The York Catholic District School Board worked closely with its partners at the Ministry of Education, York Region Public Health, and with Board staff to prepare for the return to school in September. By aligning our practices with their guidance, we are confident our schools will continue to be safe, inclusive places to learn and work throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

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