CSCNO schools to offer warm welcome to incoming kindergarten students


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 kindergarten in September 2016 as well as their parents/guardians. All families having registered their children in a French language Catholic school are invited to the “Bienvenue au programme de jardin d’enfants” (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 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 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 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 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 in the Algoma District:

  • École Notre-Dame-du-Sault, Sault-Ste-Marie – Wednesday, May 11, 11 a.m.
  • École catholique Georges Vanier, Elliot Lake – Thursday, May 26, 4 p.m.
  • École Saint Nom de Jésus, Hornepayne – Friday, May 27, 2 p.m.
  • École Sainte-Anne, Spanish – Friday, May 27, 1:40 p.m.
  • École St-Joseph, Dubreuilville – Thursday, June 2, 1 p.m.
  • École Saint-Joseph, Blind River – Friday, June 3, 9:30 a.m.
  • École Sacré-Cœur, Chapleau – Friday, June 3, 11 a.m.
  • École Saint-Joseph, Wawa – Friday, June 3, 1:30 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.


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