May 17, 2013

Since the start of May, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) elementary schools have been offering a warm welcome to children who are starting junior kindergarten in September 2013 as well as their parents/guardians. All families having registered their children in a French language Catholic school are invited to the “Bienvenue à la maternelle” (Welcome to Kindergarten) event. Parents who have not registered their children in a CSCNO school still have time to register for this event by calling their neighbourhood school.


This welcoming activity is of great importance for schools since it allows parents whose children will start junior kindergarten this fall to develop ties with their school and to establish a strong relationship from the start. In an effort to promote a smooth transition to junior kindergarten, this celebration will include several activities for children and parents alike, and will benefit from the presence of several school ambassadors. Each child will receive a souvenir while parents receive important information relating to speech development, social and daycare services, gentle beginnings schedule as well as school transportation.

In August, incoming junior kindergarten students will have the opportunity to participate at no cost in the “Apprends-p’tit” program, in a dozen CSCNO schools. This two-week program will allow students to familiarize themselves with the school environment and junior-kindergarten routine. Through play-centred activities, children will be able to develop their grasp of the French language, faith, self-confidence and social skills.

Welcome to Kindergarten event schedule:


École Saint Nom de Jésus, Hornepayne

Wednesday, May 22 mai, at 1:30 p.m.

École Saint-Joseph, Blind River

Thursday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m.

École George Vanier, Elliot Lake

Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m.

École Notre-Dame-du-Sault, Sault Ste. Marie

Thursday, May 30, at 11 a.m.

École St-Denis, Sudbury

Thursday, May 30, at 5:30 p.m.

École St-Dominique, Sudbury

Tuesday, June 4, at 9 a.m.

École St-Joseph, Sudbury

Wednesday, June 5, at 5 p.m.

École Ste-Marie, Azilda

Thursday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m.

École Sacré-Cœur, Chapleau

Thursday, June 6, at 10 a.m.

École Alliance St-Joseph, Chelmsford

Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m.

École St-Joseph, Hanmer

Thursday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m.

École Sainte-Anne, Spanish

Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m.

École St-Charles Borromée, St-Charles

Thursday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m.

École St- Pierre, Sudbury

Thursday, June 6, at 10 a.m.

École Jean-Paul II, Val Caron

Thursday, June 6, at 4:30 p.m.

École St-Étienne, Dowling

Friday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m.

École St-Joseph, Espanola

Friday, June 7, at 9:30 a.m.

École St-Paul, Lively

Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m.

École Saint-Joseph, Wawa

Friday, June 7, at 1 p.m.

École Notre-Dame, Hanmer

Tuesday, June 11, at 9:30 a.m.

École St-Antoine, Noëlville

Thursday, June 13, at 1:30 p.m.

École St-Augustin, Garson

Friday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m.

École St-Thomas, Warren

Wednesday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m.

École St-Joseph, Dubreuilville

Friday, June 21, at 1 p.m.

École Notre-Dame de la Merci, Coniston

Tuesday, June 25, at 2 p.m.

The welcoming activity to kindergarten has already taken place at École Félix-Ricard (Sudbury).