Please find attached our 2023 – September Events.png . This flyer will highlight a very busy few weeks ahead. Please check our website and calendar regularly (ast.ycdsb.ca) for updates, or follow us on Twitter (X) @allsaintsces.
I am thrilled to invite you to our New Beginnings Liturgy, which will take place on Monday, September 18th, at 10:45 am in our very own gymnasium. This special event, will be led by our student body, and will serve as an opportunity for our entire community to come together in unity and celebration. Each division will be represented, and we are proud to have student ambassadors from every class participate in this meaningful occasion.
The liturgy will formally close with a Land Acknowledgement Ceremony, a gesture of deep respect for the Indigenous peoples whose traditional territory we inhabit. This ceremony reflects our commitment to honoring and recognizing the history, culture, and contributions of Indigenous communities. We look forward to seeing you on this important day as we come together to inspire, learn, and grow as one community.
Truth & Reconciliation Day:
On Friday, September 29th, we commemorate YCDSB’s Truth & Reconciliation Day. Staff and students are invited to add orange to their uniform on this day. Throughout the day, students will have a number of opportunities to engage in dialogue and reflection; participate in a Boardwide presentation; and engage in a number of activities We must always remember that every child truly does matter.
Terry Fox Update
On Wednesday, September 27th, our students are invited to participate in our first Civvies Day of the school year. For those new to our community, for our monthly civvies days, students are asked to bring in a loonie or toonie to support a variety of initiatives. Today, as you will see in our Terry Fox 2023 Information Package, September’s Civvies day charity will be the Terry Fox Foundation. Please note, as per the flyer, the date of the Terry Fox Run/Walk is Tuesday, September 19th. On this day, students are encouraged to add red/white and/or wear comfortable clothing and to think about who they are running for.
Curriculum Night Open House
We hope you will join us for our Curriculum Night Open House on Wednesday, September 20th. Teachers will be opening up their classroom doors for a ‘meet and greet‘ and discuss the goals, priorities, and expectations for the school year. While the open house format may vary from teacher to teacher, we will be hosting the event between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you.
Catholic School Council Reminder
Please accept this email as a final reminder on how to get involved via Catholic School Council. Nomination forms are due prior to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13th. Thank you for your consideration. Click here to access the Nomination Form. Our first meeting will take place immediately following Curriculum Night in the library. All are invited to attend.
Safety Week – Safe and Caring School Communities:
The York Catholic District School Board has a primary responsibility and goal to ensure a safe learning environment for all of our students and staff in our school community. As part of our safety initiative All Saints CES, along with all other schools in the York Catholic District School Board, will be practicing a variety of safety procedures with students and staff.
The week September 25th has been designated as “Safety Awareness Week”. During this week, we will be rehearsing a variety of emergency school procedures to acquaint students and staff with the precautionary steps to take in the event of such things as a warning of severe weather, or an intruder. In addition, throughout the year we will hold practice drills to acquaint students with various emergency protocols. Teachers will review these procedures with students in class prior to our practice drills. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the school. Thank you for your support.