May 16, 2014

In the coming weeks, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) French Catholic elementary schools will be offering a warm welcome to children who are starting junior kindergarten in September 2014 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 George Vanier, Elliot Lake
Wednesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m.

École Ste-Marie, Azilda
Thursday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m.

École Saint-Joseph, Blind River
Friday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m.

École Sainte-Anne, Spanish
Friday, May 23, at 1:30 p.m.

École Félix-Ricard (Sudbury)
Wednesday, May 28, at 6 p.m.

École Saint Nom de Jésus, Hornepayne
Wednesday, May 28, at 1:45 p.m.

École St-Dominique, Sudbury
Thursday, May 29, at 4:30 p.m.

École Alliance St-Joseph, Chelmsford
Thursday, May 29, at 6:15 p.m.

École Saint-Joseph, Wawa
Friday, May 30, at 1 p.m.

École St-Charles Borromée, St-Charles
Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m.

École St-Denis, Sudbury
Wednesday, June 4, at 4:30 p.m.

École St- Pierre, Sudbury
Wednesday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m.

École Notre-Dame, Hanmer
Wednesday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m.

École St-Joseph, Sudbury
Thursday, June 5, at 5 p.m.

École Notre-Dame-du-Sault, Sault Ste. Marie
Thursday, June 5, at 11 a.m.

École Jean-Paul II, Val Caron
Thursday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m.

École St-Joseph, Hanmer
Thursday, June 5, at 1:30 p.m.

École St-Paul, Lively
Friday, June 6, at 11 a.m.

École St-Thomas, Warren
Wednesday, June 11, at 1:45 p.m.

École St-Antoine, Noëlville
Thursday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m.

École Sacré-Cœur, Chapleau
Thursday, June 12, at 11 a.m.

École St-Joseph, Espanola
Thursday, June 12, at 9:30 a.m.

École Notre-Dame de la Merci, Coniston
Thursday, June 12, at 2 p.m.

École St-Augustin, Garson
Wednesday, June 18, at 1:30 p.m.

École St-Joseph, Dubreuilville
Thursday, June 19, at 1 p.m.

École St-Étienne, Dowling
Friday, June 20, at 1:45 p.m.

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.


Paul de la Riva
Communications and Community Development Coordinator
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
(705) 673-5626, ext. 294
(705) 677-8195 – cell phone