News Stories


Parent Engagement Night

 On Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 we are inviting our parents for an engaging in-person session to support our well-being & equity initiatives within our school community. The evening will take place between 6-7pm in the Library Commons. The focus is on building inclusivity in our school communities.  

Parents will:

Be inspired by personal stories from trained YouthSpeak presenters

Increase ... Continue reading "Parent Engagement Night"


Lenten Food Drive at Blessed Scalabrini

As we prepare our hearts for the joy of Easter Morning, the community of Blessed Scalabrini CES  will  be partnering with the Vaughan Food Bank to assist families in need during this season of  Lent. We will be participating in a Lenten Food Drive during the week of March 27th-31st.

Food Banks and Food Pantries across York Region are continuing to ... Continue reading "Lenten Food Drive at Blessed Scalabrini"


ShareLife at Blessed Scalabrini CES

Charitable giving to help people who are less fortunate is one of the ways we can foster these values in our students. Blessed Scalabrini is proud to announce it will be running a charitable campaign for ShareLife from Monday March 27th- Friday, March 31st, 2023. 

ShareLife is the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Toronto. It supports more than 40 Catholic agencies that ... Continue reading "ShareLife at Blessed Scalabrini CES"


Wellness Week at BSI & Bell Let’s Talk Day

During the week of January 23rd-27th, our school will focus on Wellness as Bell Let’s Talk Day is honored on January 25th.  On Monday, January 23rd classes will participate in a meditation. On Tuesday January 26, students will create mandalas. A school-wide reflection activity will be offered on Wednesday, January 26th.  On Thursday January 26, our classes will select  an activity from a choice board ... Continue reading "Wellness Week at BSI & Bell Let’s Talk Day"


Anti-Bullying Presentation at BSI

On January 25th we will  welcome Ms. Kuperman who will lead an engaging Anti-Bullying presentation.  Powerful visual demonstrations, and audience engagement will  ignite students to reflect on how they, as leaders, can promote inclusivity and avoid exclusion of others.  Parents are welcome to join us in the gym at 1:20pm.


BSI Student Symposium

Our Student Symposium will be working on some wellness artifacts which will be displayed in the new Wellness Room.  They will continue to work with Ms. Rodrigues to support our four school pillars to continue to create  “Cultures of Care & Excellence”


JK/SK Kindergarten Registrations 2023-2024

Just a sharing of information with regards to Kindergarten registration for 2023-2024 school year.  Registration begins January 9th, 2022. 

The York Catholic District School Board offers:


Thank You for Supporting Holiday Heroes

Thank you for supporting our  York Regional Police Holiday Heroes Toy Drive, here at Blessed Scalabrini.  We were most appreciative of the donations received which will go directly to families in our  York Region community, who are in need.

Our Luke 4:18 Committee packed up the gift donations for pick up on Thursday, December 8th, 2022.  Holiday Heroes has been able to help ... Continue reading "Thank You for Supporting Holiday Heroes"


Santa’s Post Office

The Blessed Scalabrini Post Office will begin on Monday, December 5th through Wednesday, December 21st, 2022.  Students can purchase stamps from school at a cost of 25 cents each or 5 for $1.00.  Each classroom is in the midst of creating their own mailbox to receive Santa’s mail. All funds raised will go to ShareLife.



Christmas Spirit Week

During the week of December 19th -December 23, 2022, our school will be engaged in  Christmas theme days.  

Monday December 19th:  Red and Green Day

Tuesday December 20th: Christmas Accessory Day

Wednesday December 21st: Christmas Pajama and Movie Day

Thursday December 22nd: Christmas Sweater Day

Friday December 23rd: Board Game Day

We look ... Continue reading "Christmas Spirit Week"


Holiday Heroes at Blessed Scalabrini

Christmas time is around the corner and this Holiday season our school’s Luke 4:18 committee,  will be leading  the York Regional Holiday Heroes Campaign. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Holiday Heroes campaign. Holiday Heroes has been able to change the lives of many families and make their Holiday season brighter. We know this year has been hard for everyone.  Covid-19 has affected ... Continue reading "Holiday Heroes at Blessed Scalabrini"


Bully Prevention Week Nov.21st-25th, 2022

The York Catholic District School Board believes that safe, caring and inclusive Catholic schools and school communities create and maintain healthy learning/working environments.  Guided by Gospel Values and Catholic Virtues, we remain centered in Christ’s message of inclusion and treating one another with care and respect.

Our school will be participating in activities that bring awareness and understanding to our students as we ... Continue reading "Bully Prevention Week Nov.21st-25th, 2022"


Progress Report Distribution

Our school will be delivering report cards electronically on Tuesday, November 15th (after 4:00 PM) via the Parent Portal.  

Parents are encouraged to sign-on to the Parent Portal in advance of November 15th, 2022 to ensure your username and password will allow access.  Please note that the Multimedia area of the Parent Portal is not visible until report cards are available electronically. ... Continue reading "Progress Report Distribution"


Pizza Hot Lunch

Thank you to our Catholic School Council for organizing the Hot Lunch for our students on Tuesday and Thursday each week.  If you are able to assist with preparations for the classrooms on these days, please contact the school.


October is iWalk Month

 Please help us encourage our students to walk to school throughout October.  Here is some more information about supporting this school initiative.

Let’s get Walking  

Celebrate active modes of transportation like walking and wheeling along with other students and staff across Ontario during IWALK Month.  International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual celebration of active transportation that takes place ... Continue reading "October is iWalk Month"


National Truth & Reconciliation Week

September 26 – 30, 2022 is National Truth and Reconciliation Week.  The York Catholic District School Board communities , will recognize  the importance of this week by facilitating thoughtful engagement and reflection through Board supported activities and presentations.

Friday September 30, 2022 is Orange Shirt Day.  Staff and students are encouraged to wear orange

... Continue reading "National Truth & Reconciliation Week"

ShareLife Thank You

Thank you, families for your generous contributions towards ShareLife in  2021-2022.  The Archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Cardinal Collins, sent a letter of appreciation for our acts of kindness towards our neighbours in need.   As a school community we generously contributed $1.451.76 to ShareLife.

We express our deepest gratitude to you, our families, who have answered the call to help those in need. ... Continue reading "ShareLife Thank You"


Terry Fox Day

Students at Blessed Scalabrini  will participate in our  annual Terry Fox Walk/Run for Cancer Research on September 20, 2022.  On this day, we walk/run in remembrance of Terry, who aimed to make a cross Canada trek to raise funds for cancer research to find a cure.  We join other schools across Canada as we walk/run with pride to honour Terry Fox, a great Canadian hero! ... Continue reading "Terry Fox Day"


Curriculum Night at Blessed Scalabrini

We look forward to meeting you at our Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 22, 2022 (6:00-7:00 pm). This is an opportunity for teachers to share an overview of their curriculum for the year.  The intention of the evening is a general introduction, and is not intended for formal parent interviews.  There will be a formal interview evening later in the Term 1.    ... Continue reading "Curriculum Night at Blessed Scalabrini"


Anaphylaxis in YCDSB Schools

The YCDSB has a policy to protect students with life threatening allergies. Parents are asked to inform the school of such allergies immediately and and are required to complete “Administration of Medication for Anaphylactic Student” forms which are available at the school office. 

Students for whom an Epipen has been prescribed must carry one at all times,  and keep another in the school ... Continue reading "Anaphylaxis in YCDSB Schools"


Prayer for Our Blessed Scalabrini Community

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday September 7, 2022, which is the first day of school for students.  As we embark on this journey together, let us pray for our Blessed Scalabrini families, and staff:

Gracious God, as we come to you at the beginning of this academic year with our many feelings, expectations, and hopes help us to remember and ... Continue reading "Prayer for Our Blessed Scalabrini Community"


See You in September!

We can hardly wait!  Looking forward to welcoming back to school our students on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.  A gentle reminder that supervision begins at 8:45 a.m, and the morning entry bell is at 9:00 a.m.

Communication of Classroom teacher

You will be notified of your child’s teacher via School Messenger  prior to the school start date. 

Bus Transportation ... Continue reading "See You in September!"

2023-24 YCDSB Budget Survey

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is committed to the effective and efficient management of resources. Our goal is to ensure fiscal accountability while minimizing impacts on our classrooms and continuing to support student success and well-being in a Catholic learning environment. 

To better inform our financial planning, we hope you will  tell us your priorities for the 2023-2024 school year budget. ... Continue reading "2023-24 YCDSB Budget Survey"

2023-24 YCDSB Budget Survey

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is committed to the effective and efficient management of resources. Our goal is to ensure fiscal accountability while minimizing impacts on our classrooms and continuing to support student success and well-being in a Catholic learning environment. 

To better inform our financial planning, we hope you will  tell us your priorities for the 2023-2024 school year budget. ... Continue reading "2023-24 YCDSB Budget Survey"