Welcome to Kindergarten


In the coming weeks, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) French language Catholic elementary schools will be offering a warm welcome to children who are starting Kindergarten in September 2018 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.


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, and will benefit from the presence of several school ambassadors. Parents will also 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:

École St-Étienne, Dowling                                        École Georges Vanier, Elliot Lake

Friday May 4, 10 a.m.                                             Tuesday, May 8, 6 p.m.

École Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste. Marie)         École Saint-Joseph, Wawa

Tuesday, May 8, 4 p.m                                           Thursday, May 17, 1:30 p.m.

École Sainte-Anne, Spanish                                     École Ste-Marie, Azilda

Tuesday, May 29, 3:30 p.m.                                   Thursday, May 31, 5 p.m.

École Notre-Dame, Hanmer                                    École catholique Félix-Ricard, Sudbury

Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m.                                       Thursday, May 31, 6 p.m.

École St-Dominique, Sudbury                                   École St- Pierre, Sudbury

Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m.                                          Tuesday, June 5, 5:30 p.m.

École Sacré-Cœur, Chapleau                                       École Jean-Paul II, Val Caron

Wednesday, June 6, 11 a.m.                                    Wednesday, June 6,5pm

École St-Joseph, Hanmer                                            École Saint Nom de Jésus, Hornepayne

Thursday, June 7, 1:30 p.m                                            Thursday, June 7, 2 p.m.

École St-Denis, Sudbury                                              École Alliance St-Joseph, Chelmsford

Thursday, June 7, 4:30 p.m                                            Thursday, June 7, 5 p.m.

École Saint-Joseph, Blind River                                  École St-Paul, Lively

Friday, June 8, 9:30 a.m.                                                Friday, June 8, 9:30 a.m.

École St-Charles Borromée, St-Charles                      École Notre-Dame de la Merci, Coniston

Friday, June 8, 1:30 p.m.                                                Monday, June 11, 2 p.m.

École St-Joseph, Dubreuilville                                    École Saint-Joseph, Espanola

Tuesday, June 19, 1:30 p.m.                                          Tuesday, June 19, 11 a.m.

École St-Antoine, Noëlville                                          École St-Joseph, Sudbury

Thursday, June 21, 1:15 p.m.                                         Thursday, June 21, 5 p.m.

École St-Thomas, Warren

Friday, June 22, 1:30 p.m.



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