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April Brings Hope

The Resurrection of Jesus brings with it much joy and hope. Although we celebrate Easter in a special way this week, the Easter season actually continues for fifty days until Pentecost on May 19th.  

During this month we reflect on the virtue of reverence. We give thanks for God’s goodness as found in all of Creation.

April is World Autism Acceptance ... Continue reading "April Brings Hope"

2024 Lenten Mass

On March 21, 2024 the York Catholic District School Board celebrated the third annual board-wide Lenten Mass of Renewal and Reconciliation. Livestreamed to the board’s 50,000 students, the Mass featured the talented students of St Edward Catholic Elementary School and St Brother Andre Catholic High School, in Markham, who performed the music and helped with the readings.

The celebrant was Bishop ... Continue reading "2024 Lenten Mass"

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time in a young child’s life, filled with new experiences and opportunities to learn and grow. Kindergarten registration at Our Lady of Hope begins on January 8th for the 2024-25 school year that begins in September, 2024.  Children must be four years old by December 31, 2024 and born in 2020 to register in Junior Kindergarten, or five years old ... Continue reading "Kindergarten Registration Now Open"

A New Year’s Prayer

Loving God, In this New Year I pray:

To live deeply, with purpose

To live freely, with detachment

To live wisely, with humility

To live justly, with compassion

To live lovingly, with fidelity

To live mindfully, with awareness

To live gratefully, ... Continue reading ""

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Monday, April 8: Shortened Day for Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a full solar eclipse will occur in southern Ontario, which will block the sun’s light in some areas.

In York Region, we will experience the effects of the eclipse between roughly 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., which coincides with the scheduled dismissal times for our schools. Looking at the sun during this time period has the ... Continue reading "Monday, April 8: Shortened Day for Solar Eclipse"

Welcome John De Faveri – Interim Director of Education

“Never miss an opportunity to do good.”

– St. Francis de Sales

February 12, 2024

Dear York Catholic District School Board Community,

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express how delighted I am to return to the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) as Interim Director of Education.

My career started ... Continue reading "Welcome John De Faveri – Interim Director of Education"

YCDSB Director of Education Domenic Scuglia Announces Retirement After Outstanding Teaching Career

York Catholic District School Board Director of Education Domenic Scuglia will retire after a 41-year career promoting equity, excellence and faith in two Canadian provinces.

“The Board of Trustees is grateful for Domenic Scuglia’s many contributions to the YCDSB, in particular for creating stability in our school board during the difficult days near the end of the pandemic,” said Chair of ... Continue reading "YCDSB Director of Education Domenic Scuglia Announces Retirement After Outstanding Teaching Career"

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