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Frosty Fridays

We are hoping that May and June will bring some warm weather!

Freezes and ice cream sandwiches will be on sale through cash on line for the months of May and June.  Deadline to order is Thursday, May 9th.

Proceeds support Kindergarten initiatives as well as the outdoor classroom.

Thanks for your support.

MLI Homestay – Host an International Student

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, in partnership with MLI Homestay, is currently seeking families to host international students ranging from Grades 7-12 for the 2019/2020 school-year. There are opportunities to host students for short-term stays, one semester or for the whole school-year. MLI Homestay will pay a supplemental fee to compensate you for the costs associated with hosting a student.

Whether you have children at the elementary or high school level it could be a very fulfilling experience for all ages. Hosting an international student is a unique way to share our culture and local communities, while learning about international cultures and customs from these students.

If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please contact Cindy LaRocque at 613-284-2613.

Personal Support Worker Information Sessions

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario would like to announce our upcoming Personal Support Worker program information sessions. Our next session will begin in September. To register go to and link to the PSW program, followed by clicking on Program Outline and Information/Registration Sessions.

Program information sessions are as follows;

Vankleek Hill on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at St. Jude Catholic Elementary School from 3- 4:00 Cornwall on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Holy Trinity C.S.S from 2- 3:00 Brockville on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at St. Mary C.H.S from 3 – 4:00 Smiths Falls on Friday, May 17, 2019 at St. James Catholic Education Centre from 2- 3:00

Other programs that are offered through the CDSBEO for adult learners include:

Evening Cooperative Education
OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprentice Program) including adult Meat Cutting Program in Cornwall, PLAR (Prior Learning and Assessment), Adult Dual Credits in affiliation with Algonquin College, St. Lawrence College and Loyalist College. Applications are due in May.

Please contact Kevin Dionne, Coordinator of Continuing Education and Experiential Learning for more information at

Kindergarten Registration

St. Joseph School is now accepting new student registrations for September 2019!  Please visit the CDSBEO website registration page at for information on how to register your child. We look forward to welcoming your child to Kindergarten.

Erythema (Fifth Disease) reported

A student at St. Joseph`s has recently been diagnosed with Fifth Disease, which is characterized by a red or rosy rash on both cheeks for one to three days.  The rash does not itch and may be accompanied by a low-grade fever, runny nose or sore throat.

There is a health concern for pregnant women if they are exposed to Fifth Disease, especially in their first trimester.

For further information on Fifth Disease, contact the Health Unit at 613-345-5685.

Spirit Wear at St. Joseph’s

Spirit wear forms have gone home with all students today, November 6.  If you would like to order something and have it in time for Christmas, please complete and return by Friday, November 9.

Copies of the forms are attached. Spirit is available in both Underarmour and Gildan.

Spiritwear Gildan

Spiritwear Underarmour

Inclement Weather Letter

Inclement Weather Letter went home with all students last week.  Please review it at home.  It is attached.

Inclement Weather Letter – 2018-2019

“WE Team”

WE Team

We-Team presents, Ruth McLean, representative from the Athens Food Bank with a cheque for $200.00

Me-to-We Team: Popcorn for People

In their first full year of operation, the Me-to-We Team at St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School in Toledo, Ontario has raised awareness and funds for a variety of social justice initiatives within the local community, Canada and around the world. The hard-working Me-to-We School Club is inspired by the work of the “Free the Children” organization founded my Craig and Marc Kielburger. In November and December, the We-Team held weekly popcorn sales and specialty jewelry sales to raise money for the local food bank and their “Adopt-a-Village” global initiative. The Me-to-We team was proud to present $200.00 to the Athens Food Bank for their Christmas Food Drive. In February, the We-Team will be resuming Popcorn Sales to raise money for their adopted village in Haiti with a focus on Healthcare and education and to support Mr. Mark Quattrocchi’s, “One Ride Please” Initiative to build schools in rural China and India.


Green Team…”FAME and GloryEEEE”

We speak for the trees…Dr. Seuss

St. Joseph “LIONS” Sports

Sporting events and results….

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