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Free Skills Ontario Summer Camps To Be Offered to Grade 7-9 Students

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Skills Ontario has officially opened registration for its July virtual workshops so students can explore skilled trades and tech-related workshops, demonstrations, virtual tours and presentations that pique their interest.

Sessions will run from July 5 to 30 and there is no fee to participate. Another session is set to run in August, with sign-up opening June 21. The virtual workshops are being held in place of summer camps.

Virtual workshops are open to all ages however are typically suited to Grades 7, 8 and 9. Each event’s individual registration page provides details regarding difficulty level and required skills and some sessions include a free hands-on kit that will be shipped to registered participants.

For more information, please visit: Skills Ontario’s Summer Camps

Students and Staff Embrace Franco-Fun Day

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Staff and students took part in Franco- Fun Day: a day dedicated to celebrating French language and Franco-Ontarian culture! Here are just a few ways our schools joined in on the fun:

  • St. Charles College students were treated to a live concert by Steph Paquette!
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  • Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School staff and students got into the spirit by wearing white and green in honour of the Franco-Ontarian flag.
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  • Immaculate Conception Catholic School students participated in a workshop by Ariko. They loved learning how to play the spoons and learning the dance steps. They listened to the song Mon beau drapeau and discussed the meaning of the Franco-Ontarian flag. The students then drew their own flag while listening to les chansons à répondre!

Sudbury Catholic District School Board Lowers Flags in Honour of BC Residential School Victims

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The Sudbury Catholic District School Board joins communities across Canada in honouring and praying for the 215 Indigenous children whose bodies were discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Tk-emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation territory. 

To honour their lives, flags at all SCDSB schools and board buildings will be lowered for nine days (May 31-June 8) – a total of 215 hours to represent each of the 215 children. As a sign of our collective mourning, the Board will also be participating in the National moment of silence at 2:15 p.m. today as we honour and acknowledge the children who never returned home.

“Today, we honour the lives of the 215 Indigenous children who will not be coming home. It is a heartbreaking tragedy and while there are no words to truly express the deep mourning those impacted are experiencing, we humbly offer our prayers that they and their families will find healing. We also acknowledge the pain and trauma this brings to all Indigenous peoples across the country, and we recognize the need for ongoing truth and reconciliation. May God continue to watch over the 215 souls and their families,” said Michael Bellmore, Chair of the Board of the Trustees for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board.

“All Sudbury Catholic District School Boards schools and facilities are standing in solidarity with communities across Canada in honouring the 215 Indigenous children. While it is indeed an unspeakable tragedy, we send continued prayers and healing to all those affected and to the Indigenous communities in the Sudbury area and across the country. We have lowered all flags for 215 hours and will join the National moment of silence at 2:15 p.m. As a system, we are also wearing orange shirts on Wednesday, June 2 and will unite in a collective prayer service as a reminder that every child matters,” said Joanne Bénard, Director of Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Attempt Event 2021!

What do these three young men have in common?

They just submitted their video to smash a world record!

Skills Ontario is excited to announce a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt event. We would like to invite everyone to participate in making history by helping them to break the record for Largest Online Video Chain of People Passing and Using a Screwdriver!

The call went out yesterday to Sudbury Catholic staff and students to help Skills Ontario. Both staff and students have been eagerly participating.  Kent MacNeill, remote learning teacher assigned the challenge to all his grade 7 & 8 science students!

Anyone of any age, across the province can join the fun!  Skills Ontario’s minimum goal is to receive 251 individual video submissions.

In order, to secure the record please make sure all guidelines are followed,  refer to the   Educational Guide & Attempt Guidelines and video. For additional information, refer to: Guinness World Record Attempt 2021

All participants must sign a photo/video release form when uploading their video. Participants 18 years and younger must have a parent/guardian sign the form.

All participants will be added into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 20 $50 prizes!

Deadline to submit is June 2nd 2021!

Join Us and Learn How to Be Future Ready With XELLO!

The Parent Involvement Committee is very pleased to once again to support virtual learning sessions throughout the winter and spring.

XELLO is an engaging university/ college and career readiness software that unlocks every student’s potential by opening their eyes to future possibilities and equipping them with skills and resources for the future. In this session hosted by XELLO,participants will explore and learn more about the many tools and features of this platform, and how XELLO can be used to support students and parents as they navigate secondary and post-secondary opportunities.

Don’t miss out, register HERE!

Canadian Parents for French Offering Programs This Spring

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Canadian Parents for French Ontario is offering free French virtual programs for students from Grade 1 to 12 funded by the Ministry of Education from May to August to support French as a Second Language students.

Click the link below for more information about this exciting opportunity!

Free French Virtual Programs

Join Us and Learn What Influences Vaping and Cannabis Use!

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The Parent Involvement Committee is very pleased to once again to support virtual learning sessions throughout the winter and spring.

This presentation will look at what influences the use of vaping and cannabis, with vaping as a form of cannabis use, as well as a substitute for cigarette smoking. Dr. Bassis has been a licensed Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 1982, practicing in the area of clinical psychology. He is a member in good standing of the Ontario PsychologicalAssociation, AAPB, and the American Clinical Hypnosis Society. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology & Human Behaviour from United States International University, San Diego,California in 1972 and has been in private practice since 1989.

Don’t miss out, register HERE!

Stay tuned for more information this upcoming session!

May 19 – 5 Steps for High School Success: Broadening Student Horizons Through the Exploration of Xello and Specialized Secondary Programs in the SCDSB.

Join Us and Learn How to Stay Safe Online!

The Parent Involvement Committee is very pleased to once again to support virtual learning sessions throughout the winter and spring.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the cyber security industry, Danny Pehar has become one the industries foremost experts, providing awareness to Fortune 500 companies, working with the FBI cyber task force and providing cybersecurity content through Forbes magazine and Global Television.In this session, Danny will teach you how to protect yourself, your colleagues and your family from the threats and vulnerabilities brought on by the digital age. You will laugh,learn and be empowered to know you can make a difference.

Don’t miss out, register HERE!

Stay tuned for more information about these upcoming sessions:

  • May 12 – Vaping and cannabis use with Dr. Edward Bassis
  • May 19 – 5 Steps for High School Success : Broadening student horizons through the exploration of Xello and specialized secondary programs in the SCDSB

Join us and Learn About the Benefits of Financial Literacy for Your Child

The Parent Involvement Committee is very pleased to once again to support virtual learning sessions throughout the winter and spring.

Financial Literacy is a new section in the grade 1 to 8 math curriculum. Students will not only learn to count and recognize money, but they will also be exposed to saving, budgeting, and even investing. This will ensure that they become more self-sufficient and financially stable at a young age, and provides an opportunity for students to develop a good relationship with money so that they may set realistic financial goals for themselves in the future. This session will explore financial literacy and the benefits of incorporating it into the classrooms at Sudbury Catholic Schools!

Don’t miss out, register HERE!

Stay tuned for more information about these upcoming sessions:

  • May 4 – Cyber Safety with Danny Pehar, Cybersecurity expert
  • May 12 – Vaping and cannabis use with Dr. Edward Bassis
  • May 19 – 5 Steps for High School Success : Broadening student horizons through the exploration of Xello and specialized secondary programs in the SCDSB

13 Science Fair Projects to Advance to the Virtual 2021 Regional Science Fair

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13 projects from Sudbury Catholic Schools will advance to the Virtual 2021 Regional Science Fair. The Sudbury Catholic District School Board held a board wide virtual science fair where projects were judged and scored. Project topics included ‘What foods produce the most biogas”, “The Best Acoustical Set-Up” and “Sturdy Guard – Creating a More Secure Skate Guard.”

The top three Board Science Fair projects are as follows:

• Third Place: Mary Leigh (Marymount Academy) – The Best Acoustical Set-Up
• Second Place: Malachi Slack (Remote Learning School) – Dans Quelle Mesure les Désinfectants Fonctionnent-ils?
• First Place/Best in Fair: Cameron O’Daiskey (St. Anne School) – Snuffed Out

“Each year, our students present unique and creative science fair projects, and this year was certainly no exception. Though this year’s science fair looked a bit different, students were able to participate by showcasing their projects, experiments and visual evidence in an online forum,” said Joanne Bénard, Director of Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “We thank our judges as well as our educators for guiding students and continually finding new opportunities for hands-on learning and growth. We wish participating students good luck in the Virtual 2021 Regional Science Fair!”

Please visit the following link to view all of the Sudbury Catholic science fair projects: LINK. Judging for the Virtual 2021 Regional Science Fair will take place throughout April and the official awards ceremony will be held on April 18, 2021.

First Place/Best in Fair: Cameron O’Daiskey (St. Anne School) – Snuffed Out
Second Place: Malachi Slack (Remote Learning School) – Dans Quelle Mesure les Désinfectants Fonctionnent-ils?
Third Place: Mary Leigh (Marymount Academy) – The Best Acoustical Set-Up
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