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Flat Stanley Visits St. David Catholic School

05/05/2016 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is supporting learning across the border with a vist with Flat Stanley. Read more...


St. David School Celebrates Catholic Education Week by Focusing on the Value of Empathy

05/05/2016 - Rossella Bagnato, Superintendent of Effectiveness for Sudbury Catholic Schools visited Mrs. Cimino's grade 1 class during Catholic Education Week to teach the students about the importance of empathy. Read more...


FDK Hatches Chicks

05/03/2016 - For the past 21 days the Full Day Kindergarten students at St. David Catholic School have been doing an inquiry on chickens. Through books, drama activities, art projects, videos and songs the students have been learning about the hatching process of chicks. This week the students were very excited as they watched 14 new chicks hatch from their eggs in their classroom incubator! Read more...


Marymount Academy presents "A Regal Night" fundraiser

04/27/2016 - Marymount Academy presents "A Regal Night" on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, a talent show and silent auction. Tickets are $30 each and available by calling (705)574-4231 or by stopping by the school's main office. Read more...


St. David School Celebrates Earth Day 2016

04/25/2016 - The students and staff at St. David Catholic School recognized this year's Earth Day by "wild flower bombing" the new school site.  Read more...


FDK students learn about the importance of community helpers

04/22/2016 - Full day kindergarten students at St. David Catholic School expressed a keen interest in learning about their community and the community helpers that keep them safe.  Read more...


To all parents and first time bus riders

04/11/2016 - The Sudbury Student Services Consortium in cooperation with school bus operators invites all Kindergarten and first time bus riders to a School Bus Safety Awareness session to be held in August at College Boreal at 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury. Read more...


St. David School Learns the Dangers of Fast Moving Water

03/11/2016 - The students at St. David Catholic Elementary School have been learning about the dangers of fast moving water in their community. Students have been reminded that even city ditches filled with water can pose a danger. As spring approaches and the weather continues to get warmer, the amount of water in our creeks, streams and ditches continues to rise. Students were reminded about Adam Dickie, a youth in the community who tragically drown in Junction Creek due to fast-rising water and about the educational campaign that supports the prevention of such tragedies. Read more...


St. David Students Make Cards of Compassion

03/04/2016 - To highlight February’s virtue of the month and continue to instil in students the importance of compassion, St. David Catholic Elementary School students from teacher Lindsey Michel’s FDK class, teacher Todd Rayne’s grade 2/3 class, and teacher Terry-Lynn Lepage’s grade 3 class made get-well cards for children across Northern Ontario who are currently undergoing treatment for various types of cancer.  Read more...


St. David Students Lead Parents in Authentic Learning Opportunity

02/26/2016 - St. David Catholic Elementary School approached parent -teacher interviews a little differently this year. This year the students in the school led their parents through the interview process. In order to report student progress to parents each year, schools usually host an evening of interviews. This year, the students at St. David School created their own invitations and invited their parents to participate in conferences that were led by the children themselves.  Read more...


Being Kind at St. David School

02/17/2016 - “It is all about doing kind things.” St. David Catholic Elementary FDK students have been learning a lot about doing kind things recently. “It is a common theme always in our classroom.” explained teacher Cindy Blinn. As part of their learning, the students decided that they wanted to do a kind thing for someone special in their lives. Together they decided to host a pasta luncheon for their someone special and each student was allowed to invite one special guest – whether it be their mom, dad, grandparent, babysitter, etc.  Read more...


St. David Students Learn Valuable Life Lessons from the Sudbury Wolves

01/18/2016 - A group of very fortunate students in grades 3, 4 and 5 at St. David Catholic Elementary School received a belated Christmas gift this January. The students were surprised with a special visit from members of the Sudbury Wolves, members of the Sudbury Regional Police and Gord Ewin. The members of the Sudbury Wolves included captain Danny Desrochers as well as defenseman Conor Cummins.  Read more...


Register Now for Sudbury Catholic Full-Day Kindergarten and SCDSB Secondary Schools!

01/04/2016 - We know that your child will have the best learning experience with our dedicated and hard-working staff at Sudbury Catholic Schools.  Read more...


St. David School Spreads Christmas Cheer

12/21/2015 - The St. David Catholic Elementary School Christmas choir, led by community volunteer, Melody Henry recently visited Red Oak Villa, a seniors residence in the heart of Sudbury. The student choir sang Christmas carols and spread Christmas cheer throughout the complex. While sharing hot chocolate and Christmas cookies the students and seniors visited, told stories and enjoyed each others company.  Read more...


The Christmas Spirit is Alive and Well at St. David Catholic School

12/10/2015 - Every year at St. David Catholic Elementary School, the staff and volunteers get together to plan an old fashion, traditional Christmas feast for the students. A Christmas meal including turkey with all the trimmings was served to all students at the school. Each classroom assumed a responsibility for the feast. The kindergarten students created the placemats, grade one students baked cupcakes for dessert, and the grade 4/5 class was responsible for serving the meal.  Read more...


December 2015 OAPCE Newsletter

12/09/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, the SCDSB would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). Read more...


St. David Catholic School Celebrates the Season of Advent

12/07/2015 - St. David Catholic Elementary School celebrated the season of advent with a school wide teaching assembly that focused on hope, love, joy and peace. The grade 2/3 and 3 classes hosted the celebration and taught the school population about the importance of advent and the virtue of patience, especially during this busy time of year. The children and their teachers related "being patient for Jesus' birth" to waiting for an important phone call, waiting for spring to come or waiting for babies to be born. Read more...


Bellmore New Chair of the Board at SCDSB

12/02/2015 - On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Trustee Michael Bellmore was acclaimed as the new Board Chair for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Born in Sudbury, Bellmore is a proud alumnus of Sudbury Catholic Schools (Immaculate Conception and St. Charles College). He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010, however he was elected to the former Sudbury District Roman Catholic Separate School Board in 1994 as one of the youngest ever elected, and served until 1997. Read more...


St. David "Rocs Their Mocs"

11/23/2015 - The staff and students at St. David Catholic School participated in the "Roc your Mocs" campaign, a fun way to celebrate their diversity and heritage. The "Roc you Mocs' day started as a social movement in the United States, but has moved into Canada as a way to celebrate individual diversity and raise awareness for Indigenous peoples throughout the world. Cultural pride, comfortable footwear and a lot of fun were the themes of the day!  Read more...


"Everyone is a Mathematician at St. David School!"

11/19/2015 - On November 18th, St. David Catholic Elementary School welcomed parents and family members into the school community to enjoy a morning of math games with their children. All family members started their sessions off with a coffee and a warm welcome from the school principal and vice principal, who explained the school's math improvement goal and how each family could support their children at home become successful, confident students of mathematics.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School; Lest We Forget

11/12/2015 - St. David Catholic Elementary School staff and students remembered the brave men and women who have given their lives for freedom around the world. Deacon Roland Muzzatti led the school in a prayer service celebrating the precious gift of peace. Deacon Muzzatti spoke about everyone's responsibility for ensuring peace exists in our everyday lives.  Read more...


Cards Do It - Largest Single Donation to the Sudbury Food Bank for a Five Day Drive

10/28/2015 - The goal was to raise 60 thousand cans in five days. The result was astounding. Students and staff, along with the support of its feeder schools and the community raised 125, 452 cans to line the shelves of the food bank heading into the holiday season. The breakdown is twenty thousand dollars in cash collected and 25, 000 cans. Students will spend the day assisting with the transport of the food to the food bank warehouse. Read more...


Cards ‘can’ do it! 

10/21/2015 - Members of the St. Charles College Student Council are selling tees in the main foyer of the school this week to support the Sudbury Food Bank.  The t-shirts which are retailing for twenty dollars go to supporting the school’s annual food drive.   That means the sale of one shirt equates to 100 cans to line the shelves at the food bank. Read more...


SCDSB Cheers on LU

10/15/2015 - Sudbury Catholic District School Board elementary students were invited to cheer on their local Laurentian University Voyageurs hockey team during one of their season games. Students from St. Francis, Holy Cross, St. David, Holy Trinity, and St. Benedict packed the arena as they cheered on the Voyageurs as they won a victory over Nipissing 3-2 in a shootout.  Read more...


Harvesting Sweetgrass at St. David School

10/13/2015 - This fall, St. David Catholic Elementary School resumed it's 2015 "Project Impact" community initiative entitled, "The Regreening of St. David School Yard with Sweetgrass". As part of the project, funded through the Coalition for a Livable Sudbury, Local First Nation artist and parent of a student of the Donovan area school, Will Morin, continued his work with the students and staff. Mr. Morin supported the school in planting sweetgrass seeds in the spring of 2015 and is now teaching the schoolbody about harvesting sweetgrass. Read more...


"Thanks for Thanksgiving" at St. David School

10/13/2015 -  Read more...


Celebrating and Giving Thanks at St. David

10/13/2015 - During the month of October, English Catholic schools in Sudbury celebrate the value of Faith. St. David Catholic Elementary School teaches that faith is an attitude that encourages people to involve and develop a relationship with God. The school staff and students marked this Thanksgiving season by gathering as a community and celebrating the Liturgy of the Word. Deacon Roland Muzzatti, from Christ the King Parish officiated the school wide service. Deacon Muzzatti stressed to the students the importance of giving thanks not only for our material possessions, but also for our freedoms, special gifts, talents and families.  Read more...


St. Charles Cards on Annual Mission to Fill Sudbury Food Bank Shelves

10/07/2015 - This week, students at St. Charles began visits to feeder schools to get students amped up and motivated about this year’s food drive. The goal is to raise 60, 000 cans for the Sudbury Food Bank, along with support from its feeder schools – St. David’s, Holy Trinity, Pius XII, St. John and St. Paul schools. Read more...


Seven Year Partnership Continues in their Support of the Community

09/18/2015 - St. David Catholic School welcomed community partners into their school to support the planning of a local conference on Cultural Safety and how First Nation culture is shared and promoted. The Best Start Aboriginal Hub’s Agency Advisory Committee, which includes the Child and Family Centre, the Metis Nation of Ontario, Aboriginal People’s Alliance of Northern Ontario, N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre and the Jubilee Aboriginal Daycare were all at the table to plan the November 20th interagency conference on Cultural Standards in Our Community.  Read more...


"Why Yes, it's HAT DAY at St. David School!"

09/15/2015 - September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is a great time for schools and families to create awareness about pediatric cancers.  Read more...


Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School and the New St. David Catholic Elementary School

09/02/2015 - Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School construction is on time and the school will be opening as scheduled, on September 8, 2015. The opening of the new St. David Catholic Elementary School has been delayed and it is anticipated that the school will be ready for occupancy late November/early December. Students enrolled at St. David should report to the building located at 350 Jean St. on September 8, 2015. For more information, please contact the board at (705) 673-5620. Read more...


How to Register Your Child at Sudbury Catholic Schools

07/23/2015 - For our Full Day Kindergarten programming (or any other elementary grades), our elementary schools will be open for registrations beginning Monday, August 31. Contact or drop by your local elementary school on (or after) this date and staff will be on hand to assist you with all of your registration needs. Read more...


June 2015 OAPCE Newsletter

06/16/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, the SCDSB would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). Read more...


St. David School Parents "Show Off" their "Love of Reading"

06/11/2015 - Parents and Grandparents flooded the hallways of St. David Catholic School to share their love of reading with the students in the school. Family members were welcomed into St. David School for breakfast and to read a book with their children. Parents and grandparents learned about the developmental reading assessment program (DRA) the school uses to assess student reading levels and skills they can use at home to support their children improve in reading.  Read more...


2015-2016 Draft Budget

06/10/2015 - The Board is committed to utilizing its resources wisely, effectively and equitably. Views with respect to our strategic priorities and goals for the upcoming year are welcomed. Learn about Sudbury Catholic Schools' budget process and see the draft budget for the upcoming academic year. Read more...


St. David School "Planting for the Future"

06/10/2015 - Together with St. David students and staff, Local Ojibwe artist and educator, Will Morin conducted a planting ceremony at the school to support the students transition to the new school site. Fifty two planters were filled with sweetgrass seeds. The newly planted seedlings will be cared for over the summer by Mr. Morin and his family and in the fall will be transplanted at the new St. David School site.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School Offers the Community a Chance to Say a Last Goodbye to the Building

06/10/2015 - The staff, students and families of St. David Catholic School are preparing for a September move to a new building at 549 Frood Road. As construction continues on the new school, the staff prepare for the big move by packing books and school tools, resources and student technology. Read more...


St. David School Proudly Supports Student Well Being Through Tae Kwon Do Lessons

06/09/2015 - St. David Catholic Elementary School continues to offer grades 3 - 5 students Tae Kwon Do lessons every Monday for an hour at lunch. The program focus remains the 5 tenets that Tae Kwon Do practitioners live their lives by: Courtesy, Integrity Perseverance,Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit Read more...


Indigenous Celebration Held

05/01/2015 - The Diocesan Centre is planning an inclusive day of celebration based on indigenous culture, and would love a big turn out at this event. All students, staff, families and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend! It looks to be a great day planned! Read more...


St. David School Hosts Wellness Day... Taking Care of YOU!

04/24/2015 - On April 24, St. David Catholic School hosted a "Wellness Day" focusing on supporting students to lead healthy, well-balanced lives. The morning kicked off with motivational student-created videos, acknowledgement of community partners and intorductions the day's wellness workshops. The grade 4-8 student participants were divided into groups and attended two out of six sessions of their choosing. All students participants were given the oppportunity to choose which sessions they wanted to attend. Read more...


Update on Negotiations

04/24/2015 - You may have heard in the media that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association ((OECTA), representing elementary, secondary and occasional teachers in our Board voted to approve strike action. Central bargaining is continuing between the province, unions and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association (OCSTA), which represents Catholic school boards at the provincial table. At present, we are not aware of any planned labour disruptions by OECTA. Read more...


St. David Catholic School and the Grade 12 Marymount Leadership Class Encourages The Love of Reading in Kindergarten Students

04/16/2015 - The Full Day Kindergarten class at St. David Catholic Elementary School recently partnered with the grade 12 Leadership Class at Marymount Academy to begin a new reading initiative to support reading achievement for FDK students. The classes first met at the local MacKenzie Street library and now visit each others classrooms twice a month to read together. “I super duper love to read with my buddy, its fun and we get to have name tags that are the same” said Lexus Dumas, FDK student. The initiative will continue until June when the classes will get together for a reading party to celebrate their partnership and reading success.  Read more...


St. David School Partners with Real Canadian Superstore Optical Services to Better Support Student Achievement

04/13/2015 - In order to better support student success academically as well as support families to access services available in the community, St. David Catholic Elementary School and the Real Canadian Superstore Optical Services Department partnered to provide all students with a free vision screening at school. Students at St. David Catholic School had their vision screened by a Registered Optician and support staff from the Real Canadian Superstore Optical Services Department.  Read more...


OAPCE Monthly Newsletter

03/27/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, we would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). To read this month’s newsletter, click here: Parent Partner Newsletter - Easter 2015 Read more...


St. David School Promotes Healthy Life Choices with "The Big Crunch"

03/13/2015 - The students and staff at St. David Catholic School participated in a special day of "good food education, ending in a massive, synchronized bite into a crunchy apple". The school prepared for this special day playing student created public service announcements celebrating the benefits of choosing locally grown foods and eating healthy.  Read more...


St. David School welcomes the Indigenous duo, Waaban

03/05/2015 - Mrs. Fielding and her St. David School Native Language students gathered together to welcome the Indigenous duo Waaban, which means “first break of light in the morning” in Anishnaabemowin. Nathalie Restoule (former Miss Wikwemikong and Anishinabek Nation Youth Representative) and Jordan Mowat first shared their gift of song and drumming with a concert for the students.  Read more...


St. David School Students Inspired to "bookitforward"

02/20/2015 - St. David Catholic School students have challenged themselves and their families to share books and encourage all those around them to appreciate and better understand the knowledge and power that comes with reading. Read more...


Shrove Tuesday Celebrated at St. David Catholic School

02/18/2015 - St. David Catholic school celebrated Shrove Tuesday, more commonly known as Pancake Tuesday, by making pancakes for all staff and students. The school staff gathered at 7 am in the school kitchen and started the task of making pancakes for all 250 students and their teachers.  Read more...


St. David school hosts aspiring teacher

12/15/2014 - Mrs. Turner's Grade 2/3 class at St David welcomed Lakehead (Orillia's Campus) student teacher, Rebecca Hamilton into our classroom for the past 5 weeks. Read more...


Christmas Arts Spectacular tonight at St. Charles College

12/12/2014 - This morning, students at the feeder schools were wowed by the magical performances of St. Charles’ performing arts students. The yearly Christmas concert featured MC Jenna Daypuk belting out “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” which created a sing along by some 550 grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 students. Read more...


Christmas for Kids Campaign in full swing at St. Charles College

12/05/2014 - Each year, the students at St. Charles College join forces with the students in their homeroom to help put gifts under the Christmas tree in a home somewhere in Sudbury.   Read more...


Cardinal Can Total Crushed Once Again  

10/24/2014 - St. Charles College and its feeder schools have collected more than 115 thousand cans to stock Sudbury Food Bank shelves during the winter months.  This exceeds the goal to collect 60 thousand cans that the student council set at the beginning of the week. Read more...


Rallying the Can Collecting Troops

10/22/2014 - Tomorrow, St. Charles College along with its feeder schools will know if they have crushed their can collecting goal.  The school set out to collect 60 thousand cans in support of the Sudbury Food Bank this season as part of its annual collection blitz. Read more...


St. David School Welcomes SWST Initiative

10/20/2014 - The St. David Catholic Elementary School Student Work Study Teacher initiative is a Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat research program that is based in a collaborative relationship between the classroom teacher and the student work study teacher. The SWS teacher focuses on the student classroom experience and the student's ability to learn. This model of student support is responsive to student needs and supports classroom best practices.  Read more...


Elementary Food Drive Wraps Up, Just as the St. Charles College Drive Begins

10/14/2014 -  Read more...


They’re coming to a door near you!

10/09/2014 - Students who attend St. Paul, St. John, St. David, St. Raphael, St. Andrew, Pius and St. Bernadette Catholic elementary schools are out in full force this week. Their mission is to collect cans for its food drive in collaboration with St. Charles College.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School Gladly Welcomes Full Day Kindergarten

09/26/2014 -  Read more...


St. David Celebrates Their Hubby Award with a Video

06/20/2014 - St. David School is the proud recipient of the 2014 Edgar Burton Youth "Hubby" Award in Education. This award is awarded to deserving individuals or organizations as a public acknowledgment of their compassion, dedication, integrity and hard work for the people of Greater Sudbury. The school created this video to celebrate their award and each other!  Read more...


Smudging Ceremony For New School Site

06/12/2014 - On Tuesday, June 10, the entire St. David Catholic Elementary School joined their community partners at the location for the new school’s site. Just off of Frood Road, between the Spectrum and CTV buildings, approximately 250 students and staff joined Sudbury Catholic board staff as well as other community organizations to smudge the new site with elder Vince Pawis. Dawn Wemigwans, principal of the school welcomed all the students, staff and guests, and after a prayer by student Czesh Malik, the group listened to student singers/drummers while Pawis smudged the site to bring good feelings to the space.  Read more...


Art Club Blossoming at St. David School

06/04/2014 - The teachers and staff at St. David Catholic Elementary School appreciate that good education is based in holistic instruction. Art develops the whole brain. Art strengthens focus and increases attention, develops hand - eye co-ordination, requires practice and strategic thinking and involves interacting with the material world through different tools and mediums. Art builds self esteem, increases motivation and can strengthen our relationship with the environment. Read more...


Spring Chicks are Back at St. David School

05/23/2014 - The St. David Catholic Elementary School junior kindergarten classroom has been filled with anticipation and excitement over the last couple of weeks. Lindsay Michel, the school's junior kindergarten teacher organized the hatching of chickens in her classroom.  Read more...


“Welcome to Kindergarten” at St. David School

05/22/2014 - The Welcome to Kindergarten Program at St. David Catholic School was held on Wednesday May 21 in the school's gymnasium. The program was designed for families and their children who will be entering kindergarten in September 2014. Families and children attended mini literacy and numeracy workshops with their new teachers. All families received early literacy resources as part of the “Welcome to Kindergarten Program” and learned strategies for using these resources at home with their children.  Read more...


Teamwork and Partnership are the Basis of a Safe, Friendly School Environment

11/22/2013 - At St. David Catholic Elementary School it takes a community of parents and teachers working together to create a safe, friendly school environment. The St. David School Catholic Parent Council believes that a positive school climate exists when all members of the school community feel safe, included and accepted, and all members of the school community actively promote positive behaviour and respectful interactions.  Read more...


St. David School Welcomes Bully Prevention Week in Partnership with a Message from Greater Sudbury Police Services

11/19/2013 - On Monday November 18, all schools throughout Ontario are celebrating the start of Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. This is a week to help promote safe schools and positive learning environments. During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, students, school staff and parents are all encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being. St. David Catholic Elementary School and the Greater Sudbury Police Services used the launch of this week to introduce students to the “THINK” bracelet.  Read more...


That's a Wrap at S.C.C. - 112 Thousand Cans to Fill Sudbury Food Bank Shelves

10/10/2013 - Once again, the food drive at St. Charles College was a smashing success.  Together with its feeder schools, 112 thousand cans were raised for the Sudbury Food Bank – smashing the goal of collecting 60 thousand cans in less than a week. Read more...


Stacking Cans from the Ground Up at St. Charles College

10/08/2013 - St. Charles College students and soon-to-be Cards are on a mission from October 7 to October 11 to collect 60 thousand cans of non-perishable food to feed the hungry in our city.  The more than 950 students at the school, along with students at several of its feeder schools are helping tackle the huge feat.   Read more...


St. David Catholic School Supports the St. Charles College Fall Food Drive

09/30/2013 - Every year, St. David Catholic School, in conjunction with St. Charles College, holds a fall food drive. St. David's asks all families and students in all grade levels to take part in this annual food drive. Participation in the annual food drive offers students the opportunity to learn about the power of generosity and experience the feeling of community service through giving to those in need. Read more...


St. David Catholic Elementary School Welcomes a Tremendous Fall Harvest

09/23/2013 - Staff and students at St. David Catholic Elementary School continue to embrace the outdoor classroom concept. Last June, the primary grade teachers and their students planted a crop of tomatoes in large planters around the school yard as well as in the gardens at Victory Park. During the warm summer months, the Better Beginnings Better Futures summer program took care of the garden boxes by weeding and watering the vegetables. This September, St. David School students were able to harvest their tomatoes.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School Celebrates National Aboriginal Day with a School Wide Fun Day!

06/21/2013 - St. David Catholic School, located in the Donovan / Floor Mill area of the city celebrated National Aboriginal Day with a school wide fun day. Caroline Mansourian, the school's grade 7 teacher and her grade 7 class planned and organized fun educational events for all junior kindergarten - grade 8 students. The day started with the playing of O Canada in Ojibwe and then the Ojibwe morning prayer. Events included face painting, water events and co-operative games stressing team work and leadership building skills.  Read more...


St.David Catholic Elementary School's Summer Safe Day

06/17/2013 - St.David Catholic Elementary School had its Summer Safety BBQ on Friday, June 14, 2013. This was put on by the Holy Trinity Men's Club and SOAR (Steelworkers Organization for Active Retirees). All the students were treated to hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks and cake some of which was sponsored by Arctic Glacier (Lecoupe Ice), Dumas Independent Grocers and Sunbeam Meats. The students also got to visit with representatives from Gobbo Towing and The Greater City of Sudbury Fire Department, EMS and Police Services. Students learned about how to be safe this summer. SK students exclaimed, "This was the best day of our lives!" They had so much fun sitting in a police car, walking through an ambulance and seeing the inside of a fire truck. Some lucky students even got to operate parts of a tow truck!  Read more...


Butterfly Release at St. David Catholic Elementary School

06/14/2013 - The grade two class at St.David Catholic Elementary School raised Monarch butterflies in the their classroom this spring. They successfully nurtured the insects from chrysalis to butterflies over the past few weeks. On June 13th, 2013, Jennifer Babin-Fenske from EarthCare Sudbury came to join the class in releasing the butterflies. The grade two science teacher, Mrs.Shannon Meyer, stated "It was a great project that allowed us to review key science concepts and relate them to real life."  Read more...


An Egg-Citing Opportunity for Junior Kindergarten Students at St. David

06/04/2013 - The St. David Catholic Elementary School junior kindergarten classroom has been filled with anticipation and excitement over the last couple of weeks. Lindsay Michel, the school's junior kindergarten teacher, partnered with Matt Peredy of Willow Lane Farms in Hanmer, Ontario to hatch chickens in the classroom.  Read more...


St. David School Celebrates Police Week with Local Greater Sudbury Police Officers

05/31/2013 - This year National Police Week is celebrated across Canada from May 12-18. National Police Week allows police services from across Canada to answer the public's questions and develop proactive relationships. It allows the public an opportunity to "get to know" their local police officers. The Greater Sudbury Police planned many special community activities for this week and one of them was attending St. David Catholic School to have breakfast with the students. The police officers were able to take the time to answer student questions, discuss summer safety tips and eat a healthy, delicious breakfast together.  Read more...


St. David School Rocks!

05/13/2013 - Cold temperatures, rain, sleet and snow did not stop St. David's Roaring Runners from participating in Sunday's “Sudbury Rocks- Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes”. St. David Catholic School students have been training for the past couple of months for this race. Through their after school running club, they learned about healthy food choices, how to prepare healthy meals and snacks, the importance of daily physical activities to a healthy lifestyle and how to pace yourself when running in a race. They learned about diabetes and raised money for the charity at school. Local community volunteers ran with the students in the 1 km Sudbury Rocks Race because their teacher and coach, Terri Lynn Lepage, was herself running the half marathon.  Read more...


St. David Student Receives Surprise Gift

05/03/2013 - Christine Sola, local Sudbury business woman visited St. David Catholic Elementary School. Sola who is associated with the production of the movie “The Fighting Man” which is being filmed locally, dropped by the school to talk to students. During her visit, she gifted an autographed photo of Kim Coates, who is a Canadian actor who plays Tig Trager on the popular television show, Sons of Anarchy. St. David grade six student, Darrian Boucher, who is a big fan of the show, was the proud recipient of the autographed photo. When receiving the photo, Boucher replied, “Tig is one of my favourite characters on the series Sons of Anarchy!” Read more...


St. David School Hosts Healthy Food Summit

04/26/2013 - The students and staff at St. David Catholic Elementary School hosted a full day Healthy Foods Summit at the beginning of April. The day consisted of guest speakers from the community facilitating "hands-on healthy foods" workshops. All classes, JK - grade 8, had the opportunity to visit three healthy foods workshops during the day. The topics ranged from: healthy choices using culturally based foods, healthy choices with after school snacks, how to pack a healthy lunch, Eat Local, and healthy desert choices. The school also partnered with the Sudbury Health Unit and offered workshops in proper handwashing techniques and student led leadership workshops.  Read more...


St. David School Celebrates Earth Day!

04/24/2013 - On April 22, 2013 the students in Mrs. Cimino's grade 1 class participated in hands on educational Earth Day activities. During the activity centers, the students made Earth Day necklaces as a reminder to keep our earth clean and healthy. They read the book "The Lorax" and discussed what can happen if we do not take responsibility for the care of our planet. St. David Catholic Elementary School students participate in a school wide recycling program, composting program and vermi composting program.  Read more...


St. David School is now Idle Free

04/22/2013 - On Earth Day 2013, the students and staff of St. David Catholic School launched an "Idle-Free Campaign" in partnership with the Earth Care Sudbury. An idle free school is one where all non-moving vehicles on school property do not have their engines running. Parents waiting for their children will keep their engines off. Studies by Health Canada and community health departments show a direct, significant link between air pollution and respiratory health. When a vehicle is idling it releases more carbon dioxide than when it is moving.  Read more...


St. David School Green Team Prepare for Upcoming Earth Day

03/26/2013 - In preparation for Earth Day 2013, the grade 3 Dearness Conservation "Green Team" at St. David Catholic School spent the morning creating environmentally themed buttons with the help of Lesley Comyn Lippold of Lellyrella. Lesley Comyn Lippold is a local entrepreneur and environmental mentor to the St. David "Green Team".  Read more...


Franco Fun Day - A Tremendous Hit with St. David Students!

03/26/2013 - St. David Catholic Elementary School celebrated, along with the world, the Francophone culture, music, food and language on March 20, 2013. Franco Fun Day was a day filled with fun, educational cultural activities and interactive games. There were culturally themed prizes for rewarding student participation and a very special treat for all those who enjoy good food with a Franco cultural twist!  Read more...


St. David Roaring Runners Prepare for Spring Running Season

03/25/2013 - The St. David Catholic Elementary School Roaring Runners cooking club is anxiously awaiting the beginning of the spring running season. While they wait for the snow to melt they are learning more about fueling their bodies with healthy foods. As they wait for the seasons to change, the students participate in an after school cooking club. The students learn how to prepare a variety of healthy meals, learn about nutrition and enjoy the meals that they make together. This week students were hard at work making oatmeal muffin cups and banana French toast kabobs. Read more...


Celebrating Shrove Tuesday at St. David Catholic Elementary School

02/15/2013 - Kasa Soucy and Drew Noble helped stir up special pancake batters alongside teacher Caroline Mansourian's Grade 7 class, to celebrate Shrove Tuesday on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at St. David Catholic Elementary School. The students were all smiles as they served up stacks of pancakes in preparation for Lent. The students and their teacher cooked breakfast for all school staff, JK to grade 8 students and Aboriginal Best Start HUB clients and staff members.  Read more...


St. David Students Learn About the Lenten Season

02/14/2013 - During the Lenten season, students at St. David Catholic Elementary School will be participating in reflective activities and lessons about who they really are as growing Catholic citizens. The ashes serve as a reminder of actions they are sorry for and of the importance of making good choices. Father Brendan Doherty, from Christ the King Parish, conducted the celebration for the school and local community members. Father Brendan spoke about how Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent and that it is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Read more...


St. David Students Learn About the Lenten Season

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FULL DAY Kindergarten Information/Registration Night -TODAY - Tuesday, February 5, 2013

01/31/2013 - There will be an information/registration night TODAY - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 for all parents interested in registering their child(ren) at one of the Sudbury Catholic elementary schools for FULL DAY Kindergarten beginning September, 2013. The information/registration night will start at 6:00 p.m. For more information about this event, please contact your local Catholic elementary school. For contact information about each school, go to http://www.scdsb.edu.on.ca/schools/schools.php, or contact the board office at (705)673-5620. Read more...


The Gift of Giving at St. David

12/20/2012 - This year, in the true spirit of Christmas, teacher Caroline Mansourian's Grade 7 students at St. David Catholic School dedicated themselves to purchasing gifts for young, needy children to be donated to “Salvation Army” in Sudbury. The students devoted their time and gifts to their class philanthropic project to compassionately serve their fellow Sudburians and learned much in the practice of generosity. “The students have come to value the importance of community service, and through this project of giving to those less fortunate than themselves, they have gained an understanding about providing positive support for one another and an elevated sense of human compassion,” explained Miss Mansourian. Read more...


S.C.D.S.B. Celebrates L.D.A.S. Teacher of the Year - Caroline Mansourian

11/22/2012 - On Tuesday, November 20, at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board monthly board meeting, St. David Catholic Elementary School teacher Caroline Mansourian was recognized by the Learning Disability Association of Sudbury as Educator of the Year. On hand to present the award was L.D.A.S. Chair Liz Brett-Dickie and Vice-Chair Giulia Langlois. According to Brett-Dickie, the L.D.A.S. selects outstanding educators who work day in and day out to release the power of students with learning disabilities. “This Teacher of the Year award recognizes an exceptional educator who consistently supports, encourages, and advocates for the success of students with learning disabilities.”  Read more...


Shoes, Shoes and more Shoes!

11/13/2012 - Box after box, bag after bag, over 1500 pairs of shoes lined the hallway ready to be sorted. As part of a social justice initiative last year, the students and staff at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board collected a multitude of shoes to donate to other students and people in need in the community. The “Sudbury Catholic Shoe-Drop” was an initiative that was launched in May of 2012 as part of Catholic Education Week and continued until the end of June.  Read more...


St. David School Participates in "Take Me Outside Day"

10/30/2012 - 'Take Me Outside Day' is a day to raise awareness about the importance of unplugging from daily technology and getting outside in nature. The "Take Me Outside" campaign was created by Colin Harris in 2011, after he spent nine months running from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. Along the way, Colin Harris visited over 80 schools and spoke with students about the importance of spending more time outside rather than in front of a screen. Read more...


Cardinals Share Their 'Goodness' with the Sudbury Food Bank

10/22/2012 - The line ‘Teach me goodness’ is an integral part of the St. Charles College motto. This week, the students at the school learned about goodness and shared the fruits of their labour. The secondary school students, coupled with children in the feeder schools canvassed together for the largest school food drive in the city. The goal was to raise 60 000 cans for the Sudbury Food Bank and the Cardinals surpassed that goal with a new all-time total of 125 080 cans. This is the single biggest contribution in history to the Sudbury Food Bank.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School Celebrates National Tree Day by Visiting Proposed New School Site

09/27/2012 - September 26, 2012 marks the third National Tree Day in Canada. National Tree Day is a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us - clean air, reducing energy demand, wildlife habitat and connecting with nature. National Tree Day is the celebration of trees and forests in all neighbourhoods across Canada. As part of National Tree Day, the grade 3 and 4/5 classes from St. David Catholic School, in the Donovan, took their classrooms outdoors to visit the proposed site of their new school to observe trees in the area.  Read more...


"We Stand Up to Bullying at St. David Catholic School"

09/21/2012 - September 28 is  International STAND UP to Bullying Day.  To date more than 3100 schools and workplaces representing more than a million people have taken part in this celebration. St. David Catholic School celebrated STAND UP TO BULLYING day by asking all students and staff to wear pink.  School staff reinforced that bullying can be verbal, social, physical or can happen on the internet.  Students were reminded that if they witness any bullying in the school yard, it is important that they report it to their teacher or school staff immediately. Read more...


St. David Catholic School Welcomes the "Outdoor Classroom"

09/13/2012 - Staff and students at St. David Catholic Elementary School continue to embrace the outdoor classroom concept. Last June, the primary and junior grade teachers and their students planted tomatoes, cucumbers, purple beans, squash, lettuce & nasturtium flowers in large planters around the school yard. During the warm summer months, the Better Beginnings Better Futures summer program took care of the garden boxes by weeding and watering the vegetables. This September, St. David School students were able to harvest tomatoes, cucumbers and nasturtiums from the garden boxes. Read more...


St. David Participates in Police Week

05/15/2012 - Students at St. David Catholic School were very excited to have Constable Lapalme visit the school. The students were welcomed by Constable Lapalme first thing this morning in the school yard, he then assisted with the Breakfast Program and had the opportunity to speak with all students in the classrooms. Ms. Lepage, Gr.2/3 students were very thrilled to sit in the police cruiser, sound the siren and look at the radar and other devices in the vehicle. Police week runs from May 13-19 and is dedicated to increasing community awareness and recognition of policing services and strengthening partnerships between police and the community.  Read more...


St. David Running Club Takes Part in the Sudbury Rocks Walk, Run, Race For Diabetes

05/14/2012 - As part of their ongoing commitment to fitness, St. David students participated in the 1K Strong Kids Fun Run at the recent Sudbury Rocks Walk, Run, Race For Diabetes. During education week the students collected pledges and raised approximately $100 dollars. The running club has not only been running but have also been reading once a week with community volunteers and reflecting on their running in their running journals as a way to promote literacy and physical fitness. Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Students Participate in a Water Walk

05/10/2012 - On Friday, May 4th, over 50 students from St James, St Benedict Catholic Secondary School, St Charles College and St David in collaboration with Atikameksheng Anishinawbek participated in a Water Walk. According to Anishinaabe tradtions women are responsible for the stewardship of water. Anishinaabe Grandmother, Josephine Mandamin reminds us of our responsibility through her actions of walking around the Great Lakes in bringing awareness and protection for the water. Sudbury holds their own Water Walk annually around Lake Ramsey. This Water Walk is to honour the water and to bring awareness to how critical it is to do our part in protecting it. Read more...


Community Clean Up at St. David Catholic Elementary School

05/07/2012 - On Friday, May 4, St. David Catholic Elementary students from grades 2-8 participated in the Donovan Elm West Community Clean Up while JK-1 students did their part by cleaning up litter in the school yard. Students did a wonderful job of demonstrating that they really can change the world with their own two hands. This was one of many activities that students participated in as part of the SCDSB Dearness Conservation initiative. Read more...


Dog-Bite Prevention at St. David Catholic Elementary School

04/23/2012 - Sudbury District Kennel Club's Bite Prevention Program and St. David Catholic School worked in partnership to teach students about fear biting and aggressive biting dogs. The grade 2/3 and 4/5 classes learned how to approach a dog, what to do if they are being chased by a dog, and how to protect themselves if they are ever attacked by a dog. This presentation is highly recommended to all teachers and students. Read more...


Checkmate! - St. David Hosts Junior Chess Tournament

04/20/2012 - On Saturday, April 14th, St. David School hosted the 2012 Junior Chess Tournament. This event brought players, coaches, and families together from all corners of the city. After an intense round-robin, the results of the tournament were as follows: 1st Place: St. Theresa 2nd Place: St. Paul 3rd Place: St. David Read more...


Celebration of Earth Day at St. David Catholic Elementary School

04/20/2012 - Jamayla Czaja from the grade 2/3 green team work with community volunteers from the Donovan Elm West Community Action Network to plant seedling for the Victory Park Garden. This is the second year that St. David's students participate in this program. In celebration of Earth Day, St. David's will be planting seeds for their school garden that they will share with Better Beginnings Better Futures and Aboriginal Best Start Hub.  Read more...





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