CSCNO schools to offer warm welcome to incoming kindergarten students

May 23, 2017

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 2017 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 mayternelle” (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:

 École St- Pierre, Sudbury
Wednesday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.

École Ste-Marie, Azilda
Thursday, May 25, 5 p.m.

École St-Dominique, Sudbury
Thursday, May 25, 4:30 p.m.

École Notre-Dame, Hanmer
Thursday, June 1, 5:30 p.m.

École catholique Félix-Ricard, Sudbury
Thursday, June 1, 6 p.m.

École St-Denis, Sudbury
Thursday, June 1, 4:30 p.m.

École St-Joseph, Sudbury
Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m.

 École St-Augustin, Garson
Friday, June 2, 1:30 p.m.

École Alliance St-Joseph, Chelmsford
Thursday, June 8, 4:30 p.m.

École Jean-Paul II, Val Caron
Thursday, June 8, 5 p.m.

École Saint-Joseph, Blind River
Friday, June 9, 9:30 a.m.

École Sacré-Cœur, Chapleau
Friday, June 9, 1 p.m.

École Notre-Dame de la Merci, Coniston
Friday, June 9, 2 p.m.

École Saint-Joseph, Wawa
Friday, June 9, 1:15 p.m.

École Sainte-Anne, Spanish
Tuesday, June 13, 3:15 p.m.

 École St-Étienne, Dowling
Wednesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m.

École Saint-Joseph, Espanola
Wednesday, June 14, 11:30 a.m.

 École Saint Nom de Jésus, Hornepayne
Wednesday, June 14, 2 p.m.

 École St-Charles Borromée, St-Charles
Wednesday, June 14, 2 p.m.

École St-Antoine, Noëlville
Tuesday, June 20, 1:30 p.m.

École St-Joseph, Dubreuilville
Wednesday, June 21, 11:30 a.m.

École St-Paul, Lively
Thursday, June 22, 11:15 a.m.

 École St-Thomas, Warren
Friday, June 23, 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.


Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications and External Relations
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
(705) 673-5626, ext. 294
(705) 677-8195 – cell phone