What's New At TBCDSB

Kindergarten to Grade 3 Face ShieldsKindergarten to Grade 3 Face Shields A letter was recently sent home with…Kindergarten to Grade 3 Face Shields A letter was recently sent home with your child, along with a face shield. New Screening ToolDear Parents and Guardians, There have been updates to the COVID-19…Dear Parents and Guardians, There have been updates to the COVID-19 School Screening Tool. Learn at HomeDear Parents, Guardians and Students, Thank you for your continued…Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, Thank you for your continued patience as we work through our Learn at Home setup and virtual instruction. Everything for Return to SchoolAs we head back to school, please familiarize yourself with our Return to…As we head back to school, please familiarize yourself with our Return to School webpage and resources. August 26 - Letter from the Minister of EducationWe are committed to ensuring the return to school is safe for students,…We are committed to ensuring the return to school is safe for students, teachers and staff. Our comprehensive plan for reopening schools leads the country in robust public health protocols and per-pupil funding...Changes to Secondary PlanReturn to SchoolToday, the Government announced a return to school protocol for all…Today, the Government announced a return to school protocol for all publicly funded Ontario schools. For Thunder Bay Catholic, this announcement provides further clarification and detail on the Minister’s selection of the Conventional (5 Day) Model for return to school on Thursday, September 3rd for students. Summer Updates - Survey and School CalendarPlease take the time to read this important message surrounding the revised…Please take the time to read this important message surrounding the revised School Calendar and Return to School Survey. A Message from the MinisterDear Parents— I write to you as we are just a couple weeks away from the…Dear Parents— I write to you as we are just a couple weeks away from the official end to the 2019-2020 school year. Despite the challenges that we have all faced in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, I have been inspired by your determination and spirit.Item Return & Drop-offDear Parents and Guardians, Please check your school’s social media pages…Dear Parents and Guardians, Please check your school’s social media pages and website for further information this week regarding item drop-off.Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting UpdatePlease review the two letters (Elementary and Secondary) Assessment,…Please review the two letters (Elementary and Secondary) Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting UpdatesItem PickupDear Parents and Guardians, You will be hearing from your school this week…Dear Parents and Guardians, You will be hearing from your school this week regarding item pickup. Dear Parents & GuardiansYesterday, Premier Doug Ford, in consultation with the Chief Medical…Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. It was a priority of the Ministry of Education to close schools, ensuring the safety of our students, families and Board Staff.Cycling for a Cause​Our very own St. Bernard Elementary School Flame is cycling throughout…​Our very own St. Bernard Elementary School Flame is cycling throughout quarantine for a cause! Michael is kicking off Catholic Education week in a big way! He has decided to bike at least 1,000 kilometres to help raise money for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.CyLargest Canadian STEM Scholarship!Kiara Bergagnini has been selected to receive an $80,000 Schulich Leader…Kiara Bergagnini has been selected to receive an $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Science at Dalhousie University. A graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Bergagnini will be entering the Bachelor of Science program this Fall. A letter from the Minister of EducationDear Parents, I sincerely hope that you, your children, and your families…Dear Parents, I sincerely hope that you, your children, and your families are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Over these past weeks, our government has been inspired by you and your children’s eagerness and flexibility in transitioning toward remote learning...From the Desk of the Director Dear Parents and Guardians, The last few weeks have been surreal, for… Dear Parents and Guardians, The last few weeks have been surreal, for all of us. I pray everyone is well, and you and your families are taking the necessary precautions to remain safe during the COVID-19 closure. Letter from the Minister (March 31)Dear Ontario parents, I am writing to you in unprecedented times. The…Dear Ontario parents, I am writing to you in unprecedented times. The foremost priority of the government is to keep all Ontarians safe, including our students and educators. Working with our partners and all levels of government, we will do whatever it takes to deliver on this imperative. Learn at Home Education PortalToday Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce made…Today Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce made an announcement this afternoon indicating next steps in regards to Ontario Education. Together, they emphasized that it is critical to not spread this virus, we all need to do our part by staying home to flatten the curve. Social distancing, hand washing and remaining home is needed to ensure more people stay safe and healthy. COVID-19The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff is our priority…The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff is our priority at TBCDSB. Please read our FAQ... OECTA UpdateOECTA (Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association), the union…OECTA (Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association), the union representing our Elementary, Secondary and Occasional Teachers have reached a tentative agreement at the provincial table. This has been a challenging year for all in labour negotiations and we are pleased that a tentative agreement has been reached. Thunder Bay Police Celebrate Family Literacy Day!Jeff and Frank were at St. Vincent School, reading to the KinderHornets,…Jeff and Frank were at St. Vincent School, reading to the KinderHornets, celebrating Family Literacy Day! Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)As you will likely know, on January 25, 2020, Ontario identified its first…As you will likely know, on January 25, 2020, Ontario identified its first presumptive confirmed case for the Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Today, January 27, 2020, Ontario has confirmed that the wife of the first case has tested positive for the virus at Ontario's public health laboratory.New Chair & Vice-ChairTrustee, Francis Veneruz has been elected as Chair of the Thunder Bay…Trustee, Francis Veneruz has been elected as Chair of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, and Trustee, Loretta Fonso was elected as Vice-Chair. How a Thunder Bay satellite kindergarten class...aims to improve Indigenous graduation ratesaims to improve Indigenous graduation ratesNo Bully Zone!Today, our friends Constables Saunders and Tropea dropped by St. Francis…Today, our friends Constables Saunders and Tropea dropped by St. Francis School to chat with the grade three class!Draft an Athlete!This morning, St. Francis School welcomed guests Warren, and Special…This morning, St. Francis School welcomed guests Warren, and Special Olympic Athlete, Nicole to their school. Tbaytel for Good - WINNER!Students at St. Martin were shocked this morning, when they learned they…Students at St. Martin were shocked this morning, when they learned they were winners in the Tbaytel for Good contest! Tbaytel surprised the entire student body, and presented all winners with their awards this morning in the school gymnasium.Nolan's JourneyNolan Connelly, is a former Pope John Paul II School Community French…Nolan Connelly, is a former Pope John Paul II School Community French immersion student from Mme Antaki’s class.Remembrance DayToday, Mrs. Halushak's class from St. Pius X School joined hundreds of…Today, Mrs. Halushak's class from St. Pius X School joined hundreds of others at the Port Arthur Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Two of her students had the honour of laying a wreath.November TulipsGrade 10 History students in Ms. Etienne & Ms. Papich's classes St.…Grade 10 History students in Ms. Etienne & Ms. Papich's classes St. Ignatius High School Thunder Bay participated in a ceremonial tulip planting service at Current River Park in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland.We RememberNearing the end of October, St. Pius X School & St Jude Elementary School…Nearing the end of October, St. Pius X School & St Jude Elementary School students in Mrs. Halushak & Mrs. Boyd's classes ventured to Hillcrest Park and the Port Arthur Cenotaph.Safe Drinking Water in our SchoolsThunder Bay Catholic District School Board works collaboratively with the…Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board works collaboratively with the Government of Ontario ...Sound StructuresSo, when can we EAT the Candy? Students in Mrs. Meo's grade three class at…So, when can we EAT the Candy? Students in Mrs. Meo's grade three class at St Jude Elementary School had some special visitors today!Kindergarten Inquiry Excursion!Hello Nature! Let's go on an adventure!Hello Nature! Let's go on an adventure!- Treaties Week - Birchbark Canoe- Treaties Week - This week honours the importance of treaties and helps…- Treaties Week - This week honours the importance of treaties and helps students and residents of Ontario learn more about treaty rights and relationships.Busy Jaguars!Last week, we visited Pope John Paul II School Community... and the word…Last week, we visited Pope John Paul II School Community... and the word "busy" is quite the understatement! This school is HUSTLING! St. Martin's Mustangs' Blessing CupboardPlease vote for the St. Martin's Mustangs' Blessing Cupboard through…Please vote for the St. Martin's Mustangs' Blessing Cupboard through Tbaytel for Good contest! OPT In!Did you receive a text this morning? Yes, that was us! Did you receive a text this morning? Yes, that was us! First Communion WelcomeOur Southside schools participated in a beautiful mass yesterday, at St.…Our Southside schools participated in a beautiful mass yesterday, at St. Agnes Church, Thunder BayFriendship has no Age!​Today, students from Holy Cross Elementary School had the opportunity to…​Today, students from Holy Cross Elementary School had the opportunity to meet students from Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School!St. Francis Day!Did you know, October 4th is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi? Did you…Did you know, October 4th is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi? Did you know St. Francis is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment? AND during this day, it is a popular day for pets to be blessed.We Matter!"I matter, you matter, we matter." - St. James Public School Today we…"I matter, you matter, we matter." - St. James Public School Today we celebrated with our friends at Lakehead Public Schools, where Staples and The Kiwanis Club of Thunder Bay presented extremely generous donations to our students and their school communities.International Walk to School Month!We started our morning with St. Margaret Elementary School and EcoSuperior…We started our morning with St. Margaret Elementary School and EcoSuperior with a great walk!Terry Fox RunWe Walk to Honour T E R R Y We Walk to Honour T E R R Y Orange Shirt Day!Today, schools across our Board, including our Board Office staff, took…Today, schools across our Board, including our Board Office staff, took part in Orange Shirt Day.

TransportationServices

Website

Catholic Dioceseof Thunder Bay

Read More

FacebookWhat's New?

Facebook
Elementary Schools Parents make the difference

Self-esteem is linked to higher grades and improved attendance

Studies show that when children participate in structured after-school activities, their grades are likely to rise.Their attendance is also likely to improve. Why? It may have to do with self-esteem.

After-school programs give kids opportunities to succeed at various activities, and their positive feelings of success may carry over into the classroom.

November 2020

What does your child want to be?

At Thunder Bay Catholic Schools, we support our students' dreams through faith-based education.

https://www.tbcschools.ca/

© Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board 2020