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Follow TriBoard Transportation for Bus Delays & Cancellations

September 17, 2020
‚Äč TriBoard Bus Transportation anticipates more delays and route cancellations than normal this year due to the pandemic. TriBoard is asking all families to ensure they have subscribed to their notification system and are aware of other ways to track bus delays and cancellations. 
Click here to subscribe by email...

Daily Screening Tool for Families

September 01, 2020
‚ÄčAll students and staff must screen every day before attending school (before entering the school bus for those who take the bus to school). Our local public health units have provided our families with a one page screening tool. 
Parents/guardians should review the following checklist with their child before sending them...

COVID-19 and ALCDSB School Closures

August 12, 2020
‚ÄčClick Read more for link to  full details. 

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Ontario Releases Plan for Safe ReOpening of Schools in Septmber

July 30, 2020
Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September
Province Providing Critical Investments and Resources to Keep Students and Staff Safe Office of the Premier 
TORONTO ‚ÄĒ The Ontario government is announcing the safe reopening of schools for in-class instruction beginning this September. The government has unveiled a plan that prioritizes the...

Child Care Survey from Ministry of Education

July 09, 2020
Thank you for your continued partnership during this unprecedented time. We value your leadership and commitment in supporting children and families across the province.
As you know, the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) came into effect on August 31, 2015. The CCEYA requires the Minister of Education...

Skills Ontario Virtual Summer Camps - Gr. 7/8/9 Students

June 29, 2020
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  Skills Ontario is pleased to offer their Summer Camps in a virtual format for July/August 2020 and registration is now open!  Through this program, campers will be led through fun skilled trade and tech-related activities and virtual tours by Skills Ontario staff and volunteers/partners!  Over seven weeks, students...

Remote Learning Survey

June 17, 2020

The last three months have been a time of learning for all of us at ALCDSB. We had to quickly change how we connect with our students and families  as a result of the province's Emergency Closure Order. 
We are looking for your feedback on how we did and how we...

Elementary Summer Programming (Grades 1-8)

June 09, 2020

‚Äč Elementary Summer Programming (Grade 1 -8) Funding for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Elementary Summer Learning Program (SLP) has been approved for Summer 2020.  The Summer Learning Program aims to provide opportunities for students to minimize learning loss, and for those who may face social and economic...

Catholic Education Week & Mental Health Week

April 28, 2020
‚ÄčPlease see the following attachment for daily resources for Catholic Education Week and Mental Health Week.  ‚Äč
CEW-MHW 2020 Placemat
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Accessing ALCDSB Learning Platforms

April 06, 2020
‚Äč Please see attached document, which supports students and families in accessing FreshGrade and D2L from home. 
Accessing alcdsb learning platforms
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Holy Week

April 05, 2020

‚ÄčAs we enter into Holy Week, check out the following resources for families and educators on daily Gospel readings, infographics/video reflections,  music and actions:  Holy Week 2020

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Access to Technology Questionnaire

April 01, 2020
On March 31, 2020, the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced that schools would remain closed until at least May 4, 2020

As a result, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will continue to work to create a plan to best support our students academically. 
With this...

Learning Resources for Students

March 24, 2020
PHASE TWO On March 31, 2020 the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education announced the launch of the second phase of  Learn at Home . The second phase establishes clarity for parents/guardians, enhances education supports and creates opportunities for teachers and educators to connect with students. ‚ÄčLetter from the Minister of...

COVID-19 Updates from KFL&A Public Health and HPE Public Health

March 12, 2020
‚ÄčDear ALCDSB families, guardians and staff,   
The health and wellbeing of all Board students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Board. We work in collaboration with all of our public health units who have asked us to share information about COVID-19. 
The Algonquin and Lakeshore...

Public Health: COVID19

March 05, 2020
March 4, 2020
‚ÄčThe health and wellbeing of all Board students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Board. We work in collaboration with all of our public health units who have asked us to share information about COVID-19.
On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization declared...

Jr. Girls Basketball Team Come Close in Final Match

March 04, 2020
‚Äč Congratulations to the Jr. Girls basketball team for the determination, skill and fair play they demonstrated during the Board-wide tournament on Feb. 28, 2020 held at Queen's University.  The team finished first during round robin play but fell  2 points short of St. John XXIII  in the final match to take...

Sr. Boys Basketball Team Move on to Finals! Wed. Mar. 11 @ 7 pm, RND

March 03, 2020
‚Äč The Sr. Boys Basketball team came out on top at the Board B tournament on March 3, 2020 @ Regiopolis-Notre Dame.  The boys played well throughout the day and displayed wonderful sportsmanship.  Thanks to Ms. Nuvoloni for guiding the team to victory.   The team will play in the final match...

OECTA Labour Updates

February 18, 2020
February 28, 2020 The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) have announced a one-day full withdrawal of services on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  As a result, all ALCDSB schools will be closed to students. This affects both elementary and secondary students. All information will continue to be posted on the board...

ENGSCI Day - March 28, 2020 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

February 18, 2020
‚ÄčEngSci Day is a FREE event hosted on Queen's campus by WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) to promote young girls interest in the STEM fields. Girls in grades 1-6 will participate in hands on experiments, activities, and presentations all about STEM.    Please see attached poster with information regarding the event, as...

Help Support this Student-Led Initiative!

February 05, 2020
‚Äč Grade 7 student, Kaidra, is asking her fellow St. Paul C.S. community members to support an important cause.  She will be collecting personal hygiene supplies for donation to the Kingston Community Health Centre (KCHC).  Kaidra is part of a community Robotics team called W.A.F.F.L.E.S. that meets regularly at KCHC to...

Catholic Education Week Awards - Call for Nominations

January 28, 2020
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During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community partners who consistently demonstrate outstanding service. Please click the following links to complete the form to nominate someone in your Catholic school community.   Adult Volunteer of the Year Award The Adult Volunteer...

Community Parent Education Program (C.O.P.E)

January 15, 2020
‚Äč A FREE educational group for parents of children ages 6 - 12 with challenging behaviours.  Sessions run Tuesday evenings (Feb. 4 to April 7, 2020).  Contact Lori at Maltby Centre for more information.

Labour Action Update - Jan. 21 Schools Closed to Students

January 08, 2020
January 14, 2020
On Monday, January 13, 2020 OECTA announced that they would be taking part in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 if an agreement is not reached prior to this date. Due to this full withdrawal of services, all ALCDSB schools will be...

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP - SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2020

November 25, 2019
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PUT YOUR TREE OUT BY 10 AM ON SAT. JAN. 4TH FOR PICK-UP PICK-UP FEE IS ONLY $15.00 AND PAYMENT CAN BE PUT IN AN ENVELOPE MARKED St. PAUL's IN YOUR MAILBOX OR TAPED TO YOUR DOOR
TO ARRANGE FOR YOUR TREE TO BE PICKED UP PLEASE CONTACT st. p...

ABA Skill Building Groups

November 11, 2019
‚Äč What is the ABA Skill Development Program?
This program is offering free skills development programming to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). The program will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, emotional regulation,  daily living, and communication based on...

Strive for 5 - Attendance Campaign

October 31, 2019
    [Strive for Five poster created by Abby Daicar, Grade 12 Communications Technology Student at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School]


The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board continues to focus on Every School Day Counts in supporting staff and families with strategies to promote good attendance as...

STRETCH: Program for students who are currently in Grades 7 or 8.

October 23, 2019
‚Äč Stretch is a Saturday morning program for students who are currently attending ALCDSB schools in Grades 7 or 8. 
The program goals are to:   1. Improve healthy living habits, 2. Enhance reading, writing and math skills, 3. Develop self-esteem and mental wellness, 4. Having fun with friends.
Activities may include sports, art, drama, gaming...

8th Annual Veterans Memorial Cup Elementary School Golf Championship

September 25, 2019
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A fine day for golf!  The Sonics represented at this year's event once again.  Special thanks to the team's coach, Ms. Coulter, and to the parents who assisted with transportation.  We are thankful for the opportunity to participate.

CUPE Job Action Update

September 25, 2019
Sunday, October 6
On Sunday, October 6 the Minister of Education announced that a tentative agreement has been made with CUPE. ALL ALCDSB schools will be open on Monday, October 7. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
We look forward to welcoming all students and...

Early Expressions Speech & Language Program

September 17, 2019
‚Äč Children in Year 1 Kindergarten (born 2015) are eligible for this free service.   Referral Deadline is November 1st. 

Share your thoughts on the future of Catholic Education

September 16, 2019
We want to hear from YOU as we work to create a new MYSP for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board!  Send us your thoughts: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#821842860 Every school board in Ontario is governed by a board of trustees that has a legislated requirement to ensure the creation...

Maltby Centre Walk-In Counselling Clinics

September 03, 2019

This free service is available to children, youth (under 18), parents/caregivers and families from the communities in KFL&A.  Just walk in to one of the offices listed in the attached flyer for an hour long conversation with a Maltby Centre Counsellor.  Click on attachment for locations and more info.

Train Your Brain Tutoring Program - Boys & Girls Club

August 28, 2019
‚ÄčStarting this fall,  The Boys & Girls Club of Kingston will be offering holistic tutoring programs that will help students to reach their full potential with focus on academics , mental health and physical literacy .  These "Train your Brain" programs will be delivered by Ontario Certified Teachers during after school hours,...

Totus Tuus Summer Camp Registration 2019

June 20, 2019
‚Äč Totus Tuus is a Catholic summer camp in the Archdiocese of Kingston filled with faith and fun!  Campers will enjoy a week-long summer program with many engaging faith activities.  Please see attached poster for more information and registration details.   Totus Tuus Camp Poster.png   Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8MgDBUifQQ

Early Years & Child Care Services Survey - City of Kingston

May 23, 2019
‚Äč Help shape the future of early years and child care services in Kingston and Frontenac County!
 
The City of Kingston provides direction and oversees Child Care and EarlyON programming in Kingston and Frontenac. As the child care and early years’ service system manager, the City plays an important role in...

2019/2020 School Year Calendar

May 22, 2019
‚Äč The 2019/2020 School Year Calendar has now been approved. To view the full calendar:  2019-2020 ALCDSB School Year Calendar .pdf
 Please note the following dates: First Day of School - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Christmas Break - Monday, December 23, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020 March Break -...

Science Rendezvous Saturday, May 11, 2019

May 09, 2019
Free Admission / No Ticket Required 10:00am - 3:00pm
You are invited to celebrate Kingston-area science & scientists by being in the audience when the Leon's Centre becomes a giant pop up Science Discovery Centre!   Meet and talk to scientists, engage in scientific experiments and learn about the excitement and...

2019 Summer Program Offerings

April 30, 2019
‚Äč Please click on the attachment to review summer program offerings available to students in Grade 6, 7, or 8 as of June 1 st , 2019 .  All information regarding student registration is outlined in the attachment. Parent Summer Program Overview 2019 Elementary.docx

Fun French Fact May 2019

April 29, 2019
‚Äč Welcome to French as a Second Language in ALCDSB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipEP1tOBnjc&t=28s

First Edition of the SONICS RED & WHITE Now Available!

April 23, 2019
‚ÄčStudents in Mr. Stevens Grade 6/7 class have published their first edition of a School Newspaper.  Read all about the great things happening at St. Paul C.S.!  Click on attachment for more. Sonics R and W first week news Apr 23 2019(1).pdf                   ...

Shrek The Musical Jr. is a HIT!

April 17, 2019
Tremendous thanks to all the cast and crew of this year's musical production of Shrek The Musical Jr.  It takes a village to put on such a production and this has been a labour of love by so many.  We extend our heart-felt gratitude to all who supported our school by attending...

Beacon of Hope 2019

April 11, 2019
‚Äč Pheonix is a positive role model for not only her peers but staff at the school as well.  We are so grateful to her for making our community the welcoming environment that it is.  In the church, in the classroom, at recess and in extra-curricular activities, Pheonix conducts herself in...

Stations of the Cross Presented by St. Joseph's Youth Group

April 10, 2019
‚Äč The Eighth Annual Presentation of the Stations of the Cross will take place on Monday, April 15th at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph's Parish. All parishioners are invited  to pray the Stations of the Cross with a dramatic presentation by St. Joseph's Youth Group. Refreshments will follow in the parish hall. For  more...

April is Kingston Gets Active Month!

March 26, 2019
‚ÄčEnjoy some family fun!  See attached for more information. KGA Month 14 Card 2019.pdf KGA-Month-Calendar-April-2019_Website-Final.pdf

School Share Lent Project

March 05, 2019
‚Äč As we continue to explore our 2018-19 Faith in Action theme of Spreading Joy , our school is asking for a $2.00 donation (or any donation amount) from each student in order to raise funds for Martha's Table.   In the past, the school has served pancakes (for a nominal price) to...

FREE Physical Literacy workshop for parents!

February 28, 2019
‚ÄčPlease find attached information about a workshop for parents of children ages 0 to 6. During March and April, Kingston Gets Active will be delivering 10 parent workshops on "Physical Literacy at Home and Outdoors--Active Ideas for the Early Years". Workshops take place at Early ON Centres across KFL&A region. Parents...

Jr Boys Basketball Team Wins Board Championship

February 25, 2019
‚Äč Congratulations to the Junior Boys Basketball Team on their championship win at the B schools Board-wide tournament on Monday, February 25th.  Coach Dupuis and the team went undefeated throughout the day, and all exemplified great teamwork and sportsmanship during the tournament.  Great job Sonics!

Tech Support: Multiple ALCDSB Users in One Household

February 20, 2019
‚ÄčIt has come to our attention that some households that have multiple children registered at the school/schools in the Board are experiencing technical difficulties with multiple students trying to login to ALCDSB software when at home.  Please click on the attached document for instructions to troubleshoot this issue.

Call for Catholic Education Week Award Nominations!

February 19, 2019
Catholic Education Week May 6-11, 2019 During the week of May 6-11, 2019 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values...

Welcome to Kindergarten!

February 01, 2019
Experience Kindergarten with ALCDSB
‚Äč‚ÄčThe Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board looks forward to welcoming your child to our kindergarten classrooms!
Online Pre-Registration  ALCDSB offers pre-registration online for all incoming kindergarten students.  Pre-Registration Online Form
This application will take approximately 15 minutes. After you complete this...

Need your High School Diploma? Looking to get into College?

January 30, 2019
‚Äč Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education offers many options to support you in achieving your goals including high school credit courses, an accredited Personal Support Worker program and English as a Second Language classes. If you are over 18 years old and ready to take the next step in...

PARENT INFO NIGHT: "Raising Resilient Children‚ÄĚ with Dr. Alex Russell.

January 29, 2019
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School would like to invite all parents/guardians to our Parent Information Night on April 4, 2019 titled "Raising Resilient Children" with Dr. Alex Russell.  Please view the attached flyer for more information. Please register online, or call the school to reserve your spot.  Light refreshments will take place...

Self-Regulation: An Information Night for Parents Feb. 28th

January 17, 2019
‚ÄčThe Kindergarten team at the √Čcole catholique Cath√©drale Early Years Campus has organized an information night with Dr. Tess Clifford, Director of the Psychology Clinic at Queen's Department of Psychology. The topic for the evening will be an Introduction to Self-Regulation in the Early Years.  Please see the attached flyer for more...

Attention Parents of Grade 8 Students

January 11, 2019
‚Äč Parents of Grade 8 students who are planning to attend Regiopolis-Notre Dame in the 2019-2020 school year are invited to an information night on January 16th.  The evening starts with an International Baccalaureate information session at 5:30 in the Upper Room and is followed by a general information session at...

Shrek Jr. the Musical: GR. 3-8 CASTING CALL!

December 21, 2018
‚ÄčAuditions for our school musical, Shrek the Musical Jr. , will take place over the lunch hour on the following days:          Friday, January 18          Monday, January 21          Friday, January 25 Interested students have been asked to sign up on the sign up board next to the school office.  Students will...

Fronts at School: Game Night January 18, 2019

December 14, 2018
‚Äč Join us on Friday, January 18, 2019  at 7 pm to cheer on the Fronts!  Tickets can be purchased online or through the Order Form sent home with your child.  A donation back to the school will be received from all tickets purchased.  Show your support for our school, as well...

ST. PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP

December 07, 2018
Thank you to all those who supported the 10th annual Christmas Tree Pick- Up. It was a tremendous success with 130 trees picked up this past Sunday!  A special thank you to Dari Vecchio and Charlie Mignault for organizing the event and to all the dedicated volunteers who made up the 3...

St. Paul Catholic School Council 15th Annual Caroling & Food Pick-Up

December 07, 2018
‚ÄčHello Friends and Neighbours: Please help the staff, students and families of St. Paul Catholic School celebrate the spirit of Christmas this season! Our carolers will walk through the neighbourhood on the evening of Tuesday, December 11th singing and collecting non-perishable food donations. Donations will be given to St. Joseph's Church to...

UPDATE: School Threats, Dec. 5 & 6

December 05, 2018
December 10- Update from Kingston Police Investigation Continuing into Threats against Local Schools   The threats made to several local schools on December 5 and 6, 2018 has been investigated by the Kingston Police. They have been found to be unsubstantiated and no actual danger existed at any of the schools...

Advent Prayer Service - Week 1

December 03, 2018
‚Äč Students in Mr. Garrison's Grade 4/5 class led the school community in a special prayer service on Monday, December 3rd to mark the beginning of Advent.  May hope and love dwell in our hearts this First Week of Advent.

Fun French Fact

November 27, 2018
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Sr. Girls Volleyball Team Performs Well in Board B Tournament

November 14, 2018
‚ÄčThe Sr. Girls Volleyball team took a third place finish at the Board  tournamnet on Nov. 13th at Duncan McArthur Hall. They should be very proud of their play, finishing one win away from a spot in the finals!  Special thanks to Mr. Dupuis for his coaching prowess.

After School ABA Program - Autism Skills Groups

November 05, 2018
‚Äč The After School ABA Program is offering FREE Autism Skills Groups to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The groups will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, behaviour/emotional regulation, daily living and communication.  For Belleville and area, including Napanee :
For more information:  ASAP Flyer - Updated October...

Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 4-10

November 05, 2018
In 2016, the Ontario government passed the Treaties Recognition Week Act to honour the importance of treaties and to help all Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships. This legislation designates the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week and is intended to bring awareness to the treaty...

IT Support for Households with Multiple ALCDSB Student Users

October 22, 2018
‚Äč Parent Letter IT support for Multiple Users on PC.pdf
Attached is communication which contains information and  some links to videos on how to add additional user accounts on a home PC and/or Mac  where there are multiple family members that need to access and sign-in to websites.  We hope you find...

ALCDSB Shares Experiences with FreshGrade [video]

October 02, 2018
FreshGrade is a digital portfolio and assessment platform that makes learning visible for educators, parents/guardians and students.  Check out what ALCDSB educators and students have to say about their experience with FreshGrade!



 

Terry Fox Walk in Support of Cancer Research

September 27, 2018
‚ÄčThis year our student-led "Be Like Terry" committee organized a number of school-wide activities to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation.  So far over $1,000 have been raised, surpassing our 2018 goal!  We are so grateful for the support of all of our family and friends.  The students have taken great pride in displaying their...

Maltby Centre Walk-In Counselling Clinics

September 26, 2018
‚Äč Youth Walk-In Counselling Clinic Poster_Oct 2018.pdf This is a free service.  See attached for more details.

ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018
 

Student Accident Insurance

September 19, 2018
‚ÄčPlease visit the following link should you wish to purchase student accident insurance. insuremykids.com 

Excursion to Kingston Fall Fair

September 17, 2018
‚ÄčStudents in the Kindergarten through Grade 4/5 classes enjoyed their excursion to the Kingston Fall Fair on Friday, Sept. 14th.  Students learned all about agricultural and farmjing practices as well as indigenous cultures by engaging in numerous hands-on activities and learning sessions. It was a great day for all!

Keeping Our Students and Staff Safe

September 17, 2018
‚ÄčA letter with more detailed information will be going home in the near future.  Please see attached communication from Superintendent of School Effectiveness, T. Kennedy, regarding the ALCDSB Community Threat Assessment Protocol (CTAP). CTAP Letter Kennedy.pdf

St. Joseph's Parish News

September 04, 2018
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS    Do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic, or was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?   We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our...

Gold Ecoschool

September 02, 2018
‚Äč St. Paul is a  GOLD certified school!  Thanks to everyone in our school community for your continued efforts in assuring our school recieved Gold status once again for the 2017-18 school year.  Stay tuned for regular updates throughout this school year, and see what projects the school will be engaged in during...

Gymnasium Update

August 31, 2018
‚ÄčOur gymnasium renewal is nearing completion!  Thanks to the many hard-working individuals who continue to work on the gymnasium here at the school.  It will be ready for occupancy on the first day of school, with the final touches being completed by the end of September.  It is bright, fresh and...