School Announcements & News

November 20, 2020

2020 Christmas Card Contest

Hello creative friends, are you ready to make the world a little bit merrier?

Let's get started with our 2020 Christmas Card Contest!

This year we will have five winning categories:
Year One and Year 2 Kindergarten. Primary. Junior and High School!

ENTRIES MUST be received by December 10th, 2020.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Must be a student of TBCDSB
  • All artwork must be submitted on an unfolded 8.5x11 sheet or emailed (scanned) to communications@tbcschools.ca
  • Entries may be landscape or portrait format
  • Entries can be digital artwork
  • All entries must include: student’s name, school and grade on the back of the submission
  • Each winner’s first and last name, grade and school will appear on our Board website and social media channels with their entry.
  • To be considered, submissions must be delivered (emailed) to the Director’s Office on time.
  • Be creative, be fun and let the magic of Christmas inspire you!

• Preference will be given to designs that reflect our Catholic beliefs


School Climate Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have an upcoming school climate survey called Our School Survey for students in grades 4-12. The survey will ask respondents to comment on matters about bullying, equity, inclusivity, and harassment at school in accordance with the Ministry of Education policy #144 “Safe Schools”.

Students in grades 4-6 are asked to complete the Our School Elementary Survey while grades 7-12 students complete the Our School Secondary Survey. The survey will be open to respondents between November 30 to December 18, 2020. Students will complete surveys in class. Student participation is voluntary, however all students are encouraged to participate. All responses to the Our School Student Survey will be anonymous. Students enrolled in Learn@Home (Virtual School) will not complete the survey.

Parents and Guardians are encouraged to complete a school climate survey called the TBCDSB Parent/Guardian Survey.

Click here to begin the Parent/Guardian Survey

Safe School Teams at each school will review and utilize the data from the Our School Survey and the Parent/Guardian Survey to promote and enhance an environment of respect, safety and belonging for all students.

Jerry Izydorczak, our Technology Enabled Teaching and Learning contact will act as our Board’s district contact for the school climate survey.
If you have any questions, please contact him at 625.1512.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in this initiative.

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

Bullying is a serious issue that can affect students’ learning, sense of safety and overall well-being. Cyberbullying is a form of bullying; and bullying in any form is never okay.


Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week Ontario has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday of November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment.

During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 15-21, 2020 – Ontario students, school staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying, including cyberbullying, and its effect on student learning and well-being.

Attached below is a parent guide from the Ministry of Education.

Anti-Bullying Week

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020