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Pius XII visits Holy Redeemer to celebrate Catholic Education Week

05/01/2017 - Pius XII Celebrates Catholic Education Week in special mass at Holy Redeemer Parish on Sunday April 30, 2017.  Read more...


Students at Pius XII Catholic school raise over $4000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

04/24/2017 - Pius XII Catholic School would like to thank all the family members, staff members and community partners who supported Pius XII students in collecting funds to support the Heart & Stroke Foundation. We raised over $4000.00 to help fight heart disease and stroke.  Read more...


Renewing the Promise: Exploring the Critical Role of Catholic Education in Contemporary Society

04/21/2017 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is very pleased to support the Institute for Catholic Education in gathering data with respect to Catholic education in Ontario. Read more...


Special presentation: Get involved in your child’s learning with keynote speaker George Couros

04/20/2017 - The Parent Involvement Committee is presenting an evening of learning with keynote speaker George Couros – innovator and educator.  Read more...


To all parents of first time school bus riders

04/18/2017 - The Sudbury Student Services Consortium in cooperation with school bus operators invites all Kindergarten and first time bus riders to a School Bus Safety Awareness session to be held at College Boreal on 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury. Read more...


Bishop Carter CSS presents The Wizard of Oz on May 11 & 12

04/13/2017 - Bishop A. Carter is proud to present the Wizard of Oz on May 11th and 12th at 6:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling the school at 705-969-2212. Read more...


Information session on hosting international students to be held May 4

04/13/2017 - Canada Homestay Network invites you to an information session on hosting international students. Meet our team and learn more about our Homestay program and how to welcome an international student into your home. Read more...


Love is in the air at Pius XII

02/14/2017 - Love is in the air at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School! Students celebrated Valentine’s Day by sending each other candy-grams and thoughtful card messages, but the highlight of the day was the Valentine’s Dance organized by the Grade 6 students and their teacher. Read more...


Multi-Media Mondays at Pius XII

02/10/2017 - Multi-Media Mondays is a new after school Club at Pius XII which supports students in developing self-expression, confidence, relationships with peers, and artistic creativity. Read more...


Pius XII celebrates Family Literacy Day

01/27/2017 - On January 27th, Pius XII Catholic Elementary School welcomed parents and family members into the school community to enjoy a morning of literacy activities with their children. Read more...


Michael Bellmore acclaimed to second consecutive term as Board Chair

12/09/2016 - On Tuesday, December 6th at its inaugural board meeting, Michael Bellmore was acclaimed Chair of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board for a second consecutive term. Michael Bellmore is a proud alumnus of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Read more...


Catholic Parent Involvement Committee hosts 2nd annual Carousel

12/02/2016 - Thank you to all of the families and staff that were able to attend the second annual Carousel Night offered by the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee! Read more...


October 26 is World ECE/Child Care Worker Day

10/26/2016 - On Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day we would like to thank our ECEs and EAs for your dedication and service to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Your efforts in supporting our students to be the best they can be are very much appreciated. Read more...


The sky is the limit for canned food collecting at St. Charles College

10/26/2016 - Since the mid eighties, St. Charles College student council has been organizing a fall food drive in support of the Sudbury Food Bank. Every year it just gets better and better.  Read more...


World Teacher Day

10/05/2016 - October 5 is World Teacher Day! We would like to thank our teachers for their dedication and service to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Your efforts in supporting our students to be the best they can be are very much appreciated. Thank you for making a difference! Read more...


October is Attendance Awareness Month at Sudbury Catholic Schools!

10/04/2016 - This year, SCDSB is recognizing October as Attendance Awareness Month, to convey the message that every school day counts. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an Attendance Awareness Month Poster contest.  Read more...


Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson from UCLA Visits Sudbury

06/21/2016 - On June 8, 9 and 10, selected teachers and educational assistants from SCDSB attended a PEERS training session held at Laurentian University. The training sessions were lead by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, assistant professor from UCLA. Read more...


Activate your Recess at Pius XII!

06/13/2016 - Pius XII school is very excited to begin the 'Activate Your Recess Program'. This is a partnership program with the SDHU and a local firm called Healthy Living Inc.. Recess gives children the opportunity to be active and engage in free play on a daily basis. Read more...


Buddy Bench at Pius XII

06/02/2016 - The staff and students at Pius XII school are very excited to introduce 'The Buddy Bench'! The Buddy Bench is the latest addition to our school yard in an effort to promote inclusion. Read more...


Dr. Jean Clinton to speak about 'Student Engagement and the Power of Relationships'

05/31/2016 - Parents, Educators and Community Partners are invited to join us to hear Dr. Jean Clinton speak about 'Student Engagement and the Power of Relationships' on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles College, 1940 Hawthorne Street.  Read more...


Pius XII School Celebrates Catholic Education Week through the Living Rosary

05/06/2016 - To celebrate May - the month of Mary, students at Pius XII School have been praying to Mary and learning about her many gifts. With the help of Holy Redeemer Parish volunteer, Jocelyne Bene, Pius XII School students took part in a living rosary during Catholic Education week.  Read more...


Marymount Academy presents "A Regal Night" fundraiser

04/27/2016 - Marymount Academy presents "A Regal Night" on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, a talent show and silent auction. Tickets are $30 each and available by calling (705)574-4231 or by stopping by the school's main office. Read more...


To all parents and first time bus riders

04/11/2016 - The Sudbury Student Services Consortium in cooperation with school bus operators invites all Kindergarten and first time bus riders to a School Bus Safety Awareness session to be held in August at College Boreal at 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury. Read more...


Register Now for Sudbury Catholic Full-Day Kindergarten and SCDSB Secondary Schools!

01/04/2016 - We know that your child will have the best learning experience with our dedicated and hard-working staff at Sudbury Catholic Schools.  Read more...


December 2015 OAPCE Newsletter

12/09/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, the SCDSB would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). Read more...


Bellmore New Chair of the Board at SCDSB

12/02/2015 - On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Trustee Michael Bellmore was acclaimed as the new Board Chair for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Born in Sudbury, Bellmore is a proud alumnus of Sudbury Catholic Schools (Immaculate Conception and St. Charles College). He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010, however he was elected to the former Sudbury District Roman Catholic Separate School Board in 1994 as one of the youngest ever elected, and served until 1997. Read more...


PIus XII Walk-A-Thon Supports NEO Kids

11/04/2015 - The students and staff of Pius XII Catholic Elementary School, alongside staff and volunteers from Holy Redeemer Parish couldn’t have asked for better weather on November 3, 2015 as they all took part in the Pius Walk-a-Thon for NEO Kids. Jocelyne Bene from Holy Redeemer had approached the school a while back to see if they could partner up to support this local initiative. Read more...


PIUS XII Staff Create Fun for Students through Outdoor Art

10/28/2015 - At Pius XII School there is an emphasis on creativity, team building and having fun. The best way to learn. Read more...


PIUS XII Staff Create Fun for Students through Outdoor Art

10/28/2015 - At Pius XII School there is an emphasis on creativity, team building and having fun. The best way to learn. Read more...


Cards Do It - Largest Single Donation to the Sudbury Food Bank for a Five Day Drive

10/28/2015 - The goal was to raise 60 thousand cans in five days. The result was astounding. Students and staff, along with the support of its feeder schools and the community raised 125, 452 cans to line the shelves of the food bank heading into the holiday season. The breakdown is twenty thousand dollars in cash collected and 25, 000 cans. Students will spend the day assisting with the transport of the food to the food bank warehouse. Read more...


Cards ‘can’ do it! 

10/21/2015 - Members of the St. Charles College Student Council are selling tees in the main foyer of the school this week to support the Sudbury Food Bank.  The t-shirts which are retailing for twenty dollars go to supporting the school’s annual food drive.   That means the sale of one shirt equates to 100 cans to line the shelves at the food bank. Read more...


Pius XII Staff Supporting Students Through Outdoor Art

10/21/2015 - With a focus on the importance of having fun at school, the staff at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School decided to make the school yard more appealing to students. Staff put their artistic and creative skills to the test and painted the cement slabs, large rocks, and wooden ramps with dynamic colours and themes Read more...


Walk-A-Thon for NEO Kids

10/15/2015 - On Thursday, November 3, 2015, the students at Pius XII are participating in Holy Redeemer Youth Walk for NEO kids.  Read more...


10/15/2015 - On Thursday, November 3, 2015 the students at Pius XII are participating in Holy Redeemer Youth Walk for NEO Kids.  Read more...


St. Charles Cards on Annual Mission to Fill Sudbury Food Bank Shelves

10/07/2015 - This week, students at St. Charles began visits to feeder schools to get students amped up and motivated about this year’s food drive. The goal is to raise 60, 000 cans for the Sudbury Food Bank, along with support from its feeder schools – St. David’s, Holy Trinity, Pius XII, St. John and St. Paul schools. Read more...


How to Register Your Child at Sudbury Catholic Schools

07/23/2015 - For our Full Day Kindergarten programming (or any other elementary grades), our elementary schools will be open for registrations beginning Monday, August 31. Contact or drop by your local elementary school on (or after) this date and staff will be on hand to assist you with all of your registration needs. Read more...


June 2015 OAPCE Newsletter

06/16/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, the SCDSB would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). Read more...


Coffee Drive at Pius XII to Support Elgin St. Mission

06/11/2015 - Kathleen Donnelly, Resource Teacher at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School has initiated an urgently needed "coffee drive" to assist the Elgin Street Mission, who are in short supply of the popular beverage that helps many people get through a rough day and provide some comfort. In the spirit of helping our community, Kathleen has inspired the students and their families to help support the organization by donating such items as coffee, coffeemate creamer, tea bags, disposable cups, coffee filters and sugar.  Read more...


2015-2016 Draft Budget

06/10/2015 - The Board is committed to utilizing its resources wisely, effectively and equitably. Views with respect to our strategic priorities and goals for the upcoming year are welcomed. Learn about Sudbury Catholic Schools' budget process and see the draft budget for the upcoming academic year. Read more...


Indigenous Celebration Held

05/01/2015 - The Diocesan Centre is planning an inclusive day of celebration based on indigenous culture, and would love a big turn out at this event. All students, staff, families and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend! It looks to be a great day planned! Read more...


Update on Negotiations

04/24/2015 - You may have heard in the media that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association ((OECTA), representing elementary, secondary and occasional teachers in our Board voted to approve strike action. Central bargaining is continuing between the province, unions and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association (OCSTA), which represents Catholic school boards at the provincial table. At present, we are not aware of any planned labour disruptions by OECTA. Read more...


Called to be Resilient Leaders at Sudbury Catholic

04/23/2015 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board in conjunction with the Sudbury & District Health Unit is celebrating putting importance on partnerships and building strong relationships in education. Senior Administration, Principals, Vice-Principals Managers and several other leaders within the Sudbury Catholic Board and the Sudbury & District Health Unit gathered on April 8th, 2015 to participate in an interactive learning session featuring Dr. Wayne Hammond, of Resiliency Initiatives Canada. Dr. Hammond presented research-based information about Resiliency and a Strength-Based Approach.  Read more...


OAPCE Monthly Newsletter

03/27/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, we would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). To read this month’s newsletter, click here: Parent Partner Newsletter - Easter 2015 Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band spreads Christmas cheer

12/18/2014 - Over the last week, the Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band has been very busy spreading Christmas cheer. The band, made up of students from St. Benedict, St. Anne, St. Raphael and Pius XII, and under the direction of JoAnne Comisso and Leanne Urso, performed on Tuesday, December 9th at Amberwood Suites Retirement Home. Read more...


Christmas Arts Spectacular tonight at St. Charles College

12/12/2014 - This morning, students at the feeder schools were wowed by the magical performances of St. Charles’ performing arts students. The yearly Christmas concert featured MC Jenna Daypuk belting out “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” which created a sing along by some 550 grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 students. Read more...


Christmas for Kids Campaign in full swing at St. Charles College

12/05/2014 - Each year, the students at St. Charles College join forces with the students in their homeroom to help put gifts under the Christmas tree in a home somewhere in Sudbury.   Read more...


Cardinal Can Total Crushed Once Again  

10/24/2014 - St. Charles College and its feeder schools have collected more than 115 thousand cans to stock Sudbury Food Bank shelves during the winter months.  This exceeds the goal to collect 60 thousand cans that the student council set at the beginning of the week. Read more...


Rallying the Can Collecting Troops

10/22/2014 - Tomorrow, St. Charles College along with its feeder schools will know if they have crushed their can collecting goal.  The school set out to collect 60 thousand cans in support of the Sudbury Food Bank this season as part of its annual collection blitz. Read more...


Elementary Food Drive Wraps Up, Just as the St. Charles College Drive Begins

10/14/2014 -  Read more...


They’re coming to a door near you!

10/09/2014 - Students who attend St. Paul, St. John, St. David, St. Raphael, St. Andrew, Pius and St. Bernadette Catholic elementary schools are out in full force this week. Their mission is to collect cans for its food drive in collaboration with St. Charles College.  Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band to Perform at Bell Park

05/28/2014 - Grade 7 and 8 students from four local Catholic Schools have been busy preparing for a hectic spring concert series. The 56 member Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band will perform Sunday night at the Grace Hartman amphitheatre to kick off the City of Sudbury's 17th Annual Bell Park Concert Series.  Read more...


SCDSB Band Enjoying a Successful Season

03/26/2014 - The Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band, directed by Vice Principal JoAnne Comisso and teaher Leanne Urso, has just finished a very successful Festival season. On February 27 the students performed at the Northern Ontario Music Festival, held at Sudbury Secondary School, where the students received a Silver award. To follow up that achievement, they competed at the Kiwanis Music Festival on March 24 at St. Benedict School. The band was very excited to receive a Gold award! All their hard work is definitely paying off, and we wish them continued success as they head into their spring concert season. This band is comprised of students from St. Anne, St. Benedict, St. Raphael and Pius XII Catholic Elementary Schools. Read more...


Learning About Setting Goals and Self-Esteem at Pius XII

11/25/2013 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary School was honoured to have Amber Konikow talk to the students about smart goals, self-esteem and motivation. The students learned about practice, being prepared, hard work, and dedication. Amber spoke about her difficult times in school and how she was picked on, however, having the support of close friends, family and teachers allowed her to make the right choices in her life. She reminded students that people will always remember you for your kindness, friendship and support - and that is what is important and how we should act with one another. Read more...


Shadow Day at Pius XII

11/19/2013 - Brodie Dionne, a student at Pius XII from the Care and Development class was thrilled to have Isaac Oliveira, Grade 9 Bishop Alexander Carter Secondary School in his class on Nov. 6th for Shadow Day. Isaac shadowed his mom, Nancy Oliviera (Educational Assistant) for the day. Nancy states 'I really do appreciate the opportunity to allow my son to shadow me at work. This allows me to share how interesting and exciting my day is working with these unique and special children".  Read more...


That's a Wrap at S.C.C. - 112 Thousand Cans to Fill Sudbury Food Bank Shelves

10/10/2013 - Once again, the food drive at St. Charles College was a smashing success.  Together with its feeder schools, 112 thousand cans were raised for the Sudbury Food Bank – smashing the goal of collecting 60 thousand cans in less than a week. Read more...


Stacking Cans from the Ground Up at St. Charles College

10/08/2013 - St. Charles College students and soon-to-be Cards are on a mission from October 7 to October 11 to collect 60 thousand cans of non-perishable food to feed the hungry in our city.  The more than 950 students at the school, along with students at several of its feeder schools are helping tackle the huge feat.   Read more...


Good Will is “Blooming” at Pius XII

06/24/2013 - Usually at the end of the school year, classes are winding down, and students are getting ready for summer vacation. Not so in the grade 6 class at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School. For the last week, the class has been quite busy organizing and packing over 114 boxes set to be delivered to Genevra House. Read more...


Pius Celebrates Secretary Day

04/25/2013 - Pius students and staff never take for granted the hard work, dedication and commitment that Mrs. Barbe, the school secretary puts in every day. Mrs. Barbe had a surprise when she entered the gym filled with staff and students who wished her a Happy Secretary Day and presented her with gifts, hand made letter of thanks and flowers. "I like Mrs. Barbe, everyday she is happy and nice to everyone in the school" says Grade 1 student Shaylisah Dixon. Pius staff and students are proud that she is part of the Penguin team!  Read more...


Hockey Blast at Pius XII

04/22/2013 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary School grade 4-8 students had a 'blast' recently when they partnered up with the Knights of Columbus Council #10888 to participate in a Hockey Blast Competition. Students from grades 4-8 were able to show off their stickwork and accuracy in the competition. Learning Strategies Teacher, Kathleen Donnelly says, "The Knights of Columbus Council #10888 have been actively involved in the school by volunteering their time for events such as the Freethrow Competition, Hockey Blast, Grill Cheese Day and Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) -- it is awesome to have them volunteering in our school!" Read more...


Earth Day is Everyday at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School

04/16/2013 - Everyday is Earth Day at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School! Throughout the school year students, staff, parents and community partners have been involved in many ongoing environmental projects. Pius XII students continue to have garbage free lunch days, collecting old and used batteris, cellphones, ink cartridges, and juice pouches. This month, Pius XII students have begun planting Cosmos and Morning Glory flowers that will be donated to Minnow Lake Restoration group, who will then plant them in the surrounding Minnow Lake Area. The Grade 5 class is the school's Dearness Conservation Lead Team and came up with the idea of reusing yogurt containers from Tasty Tuesdays as a mini-pot to plant the seeds and giving back the flowers to brighten up the community. A special thank you goes out to John Lindsey, Chair of Minnow Lake Community Action Network and President of the Minnow Lake Restoration Group and Dominique Viau for their generous donation of seeds. Read more...


Practice Pays Off at Pius XII

02/27/2013 - Nicholas Groulx is a student who is currently in the Care and Development classroom at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School. He has multiple disabilities and one of them affects the way he walks. Everyday Nicholas comes to school on a wheelchair, and at school, he practices his walking skills by walking the halls with the assistance of a walker. Just this month, Nicholas has proved that the age old saying that "practice pays off" is indeed true. Pius XII staff and students awarded Nicholas for his huge accomplishment -- he has progressed so well with his walking that he no longer needs the use of his wheelchair or his walker! Nicholas' wheelchair has been donated to Motion Specialties, a home health care equipment supplier. The wheelchair will come in handy for another individual who will require the chair.  Read more...


Practice Pays Off at Pius XII

02/27/2013 - Nicholas Groulx is a student who is currently in the Care and Development classroom at Pius XII. He has multiple disabilities and one of them affects the way he walks. Everyday Nicholas comes to school on a wheelchair, and at school, he practices his walking skills by walking the halls with the assistance of a walker. Just this month, Nicholas has proved that the age old saying that "practice pays off" is indeed true. Pius XII staff and students awarded Nicholas for his huge accomplishment -- he has progressed so well with his walking that he no longer needs the use of his wheelchair or his walker! Nicholas' wheelchair has been donated to Motion Specialties, a home health care equipment supplier. The wheelchair will come in handy for another individual who will require the chair.  Read more...


Practice Pays Off at Pius XII

02/27/2013 - Nicholas Groulx is a student who is currently in the Care and Development classroom at Pius XII. He has multiple disabilities and one of them affects the way he walks. Everyday Nicholas comes to school on a wheelchair, and at school, he practices his walking skills by walking the halls with the assistance of a walker. Just this month, Nicholas has proved that the age old saying that "practice pays off" is indeed true. Pius XII staff and students awarded Nicholas for his huge accomplishment -- he has progressed so well with his walking that he no longer needs the use of his wheelchair or his walker! Nicholas' wheelchair has been donated to Motion Specialties, a home health care equipment supplier. The wheelchair will come in handy for another individual who will require the chair.  Read more...


Lights, Camera, Action at Pius XII

02/21/2013 - Upon arriving at the classroom, invited guests were greeted by a sign welcoming them to the Pius XII Catholic Elementary School Intermediate Lifeskills class movie premiere. Students had the screen ready, and chairs set up theatre style for the start of the movie. Since October, the students, their teacher Ginny Cristo-Long, their Educational Assistant Lynn Dubois, and vice principal Tina Timpano have been working on this class project, which was the creation of a movie that reflected upon the essential question – “What does Jesus ask of us?” Read more...


National Flag Day at Pius XII

02/15/2013 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary School celebrate National Flag Day. Flag Day is marked annually February 15, ever since the flag first flew over Parliament Hill in Ottawa in 1965. As part of Spirit Week, the students and staff entered the school wearing red, white and maple leafs, representing the Canadian flag. Vice Principal, Tina Timpano says that 'we just want people to take a moment and recognize the flag, a sign that gives us peace and unity and to be proud Canadians." A special thank you to Private Scott Barbe, who brought a Canadian Flag to Pius school to be displayed at the main office.  Read more...


100 Days Smarter at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School

02/08/2013 - The Care and Development and Kindergarten students, parade the hallways of Pius XII Catholic Elementary School and sing 'We Made It' as they celebrated 100 Days of School. While parading, Kindergarten student, Emma Lafontaine says 'I can't believe I'm 100 days smarter today'! During this day, the students focus on activities with the number 100 -- math, reading and physical activity games.  Read more...


FULL DAY Kindergarten Information/Registration Night -TODAY - Tuesday, February 5, 2013

01/31/2013 - There will be an information/registration night TODAY - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 for all parents interested in registering their child(ren) at one of the Sudbury Catholic elementary schools for FULL DAY Kindergarten beginning September, 2013. The information/registration night will start at 6:00 p.m. For more information about this event, please contact your local Catholic elementary school. For contact information about each school, go to http://www.scdsb.edu.on.ca/schools/schools.php, or contact the board office at (705)673-5620. Read more...


Collected 2, 286 and still counting....

01/31/2013 - The Grade 5 ‘Dearness Conservation’ students at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School are collecting used batteries that the students have brought in as part of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board Environmental Policy, “Catholic education is to encourage students and staff to develop respect for the environment and become committed to the wise use of resources” as well as promote and foster “the concept of the stewardship of the earth.”  Read more...


Pius XII Celebrates Family Literacy Day

01/28/2013 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary School celebrated Family Literacy Day, a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27th to raise awareness fo the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. The theme this year is '15 Minutes of Fun'. Pius XII welcomed parents, aunts/uncles and grandparents to come and have '15 Minutes of Fun' with their child(ren). Read more...


"Nothing But Net" at SCDSB

01/22/2013 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary School is one of many of the Sudbury Catholic Schools who have partnered up with the Knights of Columbus for their annual 'Free Throw Competition'. Since 1972, councils have sponsored the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14. Oscar Barowette, a Knights of Columbus member, feels that holding this competition is 'a great way to get out into the public and introduce the Order to the community — while providing youths with a rewarding activity that yields a chance for local, state or provincial, and international recognition'. Good luck to all Pius Penguins, as well as all other Sudbury Catholic students who are moving on to the next level of competition. Read more...


"Bucket Filling" at Pius XII

11/22/2012 - Grade 6 student, Grace Tilbury reads the book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" to Kindergarten students Gabriel Broughton and Ramsey Tolkacz. The message of the book is to be kind to people. In the story, you fill a bucket when you show love to someone, when you say or do somethink kind, or even when you give someone a smile. Every student at Pius XII had the story read to them. Pius is striving to become a school of 'bucket fillers' - loving and caring students who say or do nice things that make others feel special.  Read more...


Taking the "Pinky Pledge" at Pius XII

11/21/2012 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary students participated recently in a 'Pinky Pledge' as part of their anti-bullying week events. Pius has linked up with Secret Deodorant with an anti-bullying campaign 'Mean Stinks'. Girls made a pinky promise to be a 'Drama Free School'. Students pledged that they will be kind, symbolized by wearing blue polish on their pinky fingers. Pius XII school has many activities and events lined up for 2 weeks to celebrate Bullying Prevention. Read more...


Pius XII Students and Wolves talk about Goals

11/20/2012 - Grade 4/5 students at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School welcomed Sudbury Wolves players Justin Sefton, Nathan Pancel and assistant coach John Young into their classroom. The students were very excited to have Wolves players in the class to talk about and reinforce the importance of setting goals, responsibility, team work and getting an education.  Read more...


Sparky the Fire Dog Visits Pius XII

10/22/2012 - In an effort to increase fire safety both at school and home and to building community partners , Pius XII school's FDK students welcomed firefighter Mitch Theriault into their classroom. They learned about the importance of having smoke detectors and practicing their fire evacuation plan with their families. Teachers and Educators at Pius XII school understand the importance of repeating this message about fire safety and know that the kindergarteners also enjoyed meeting Sparky, the fire dog! Read more...


Cardinals Share Their 'Goodness' with the Sudbury Food Bank

10/22/2012 - The line ‘Teach me goodness’ is an integral part of the St. Charles College motto. This week, the students at the school learned about goodness and shared the fruits of their labour. The secondary school students, coupled with children in the feeder schools canvassed together for the largest school food drive in the city. The goal was to raise 60 000 cans for the Sudbury Food Bank and the Cardinals surpassed that goal with a new all-time total of 125 080 cans. This is the single biggest contribution in history to the Sudbury Food Bank.  Read more...


Fire Prevention Week at Pius XII

10/16/2012 - Pius XII Full Day Kindergarten students participated in Fire Prevention Week. Samantha Theriault, Early Childhood Educator, says "the students were very excited to learn about fire safety, developing a fire escape plan, and ensuring that smoke alarms are working in home". The Fire Prevention Week program with the Sudbury Fire Department is a great opportunity for student awareness. Skyler Caron, FDK student, learned "if your clothes catch on fire, you have to stop, drop and roll". Skyler was honoured to sit in the drivers seat of a fire truck.  Read more...


World Smile Day Celebrated at Pius XII

10/12/2012 - Students at Pius XII school celebrated World Smile Day on October 5th, 2012. On this day, people are called around the world to be thoughtful of others and use the power of a smile and a kind act to make a small difference in the world we live in. At Pius XII school, the hallways and classrooms were filled with smiles and 'Caught in the Act of Kindness'. Read more...


Thanksgiving at Pius XII

10/11/2012 - Pius XII, Grade 1 students celebrate and learn about Thanksgiving. Classroom teacher, Judy Bowes, teaches the students about the importance of giving thanks, not just on Thanksgiving holiday, but on everyday. The students celebrated by beginning with a procession, displaying artwork and dancing the 'Circle of Friends'. Prior to celebrating with a healthy feast of cheese, crackers, fruit and vegetables, students expressed prayers of thanks - especially Mrs. Bowes for "letting us have a fun time celebrating Thanksgiving".  Read more...


World Teacher Day

10/05/2012 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary School Grade 2 student, Paige Del Pivo, wants to be a teacher when she grows up because "I get to read lots of books and I get to sit at the desk and check work to see if it is right or not". October 5th is World Teacher Day and she told her teacher, Jennifer Lillie, that she is "the best teacher!". We wish Paige all the best with her dreams to be a teacher when she grows up. Read more...


PIus XII Students Celebrate National Tree Day

09/27/2012 - Pius XII Catholic School, Grade 5 class celebrate National Tree Day on September 26th. The students in the Gr.5 class lead the school in 'Dearness Conservation' initiatives that support, promote and foster stewardship fo the earth and the wise use of resources; such as recycling, reusing and reducing. Classroom teacher, Amanda Schiafone says that "National Tree Day is a day when everybody can appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us - clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with all of nature around us."  Read more...


Pius XII Donates to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

09/26/2012 - Students at Pius XII participated in a walk-a-thon and raised $963.15 towards Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Catholic School Council Chair, Shelley Sloan, was overwhelmed with the generosity and success of the walk-a-thon. 'My son, Nicholas, attends Pius XII school and has Type 2 diabetes. This was a great opportunity to educate the school community about diabetes and the importance of healthy eating and exercise". The students listened to Nicholas as he spoke about diabetes and hoping that one day, there will be a cure.  Read more...


Pennies for Pediatrics at Pius XII

09/19/2012 - Pius XII Care and Development student, Nicholas Groulx, gets assistance from his classroom teacher, Noreen Pellatt by putting pennies in the jug. Pius XII students are participating in a fundraiser called 'Pennies for Pediatrics'. The students are donating their pennies so that they can help the Children's Treatment Centre and Health Sciences North raise money to make improvements to their hydrotherapy pool -- a pool that is used by some Pius XII students.  Read more...


Healthy Start To School Year

09/17/2012 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary Grade 6 student, Abigail McDonald, gets off to a healthy start to the school year by bringing a salad for lunch. "I love salad, especially with fresh cucumbers and tomatoes". Vice Principal, Tina Timpano states that "good food, daily physical activity and a healthy environment supports learning and growth that are vital to helping students reach their full potential. It is amazing to see the students making healthy choices on a daily basis." Read more...


Pius XII Students Celebrate International LIteracy Day

09/10/2012 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary School Grade 3 students, Caterina Pastre and Braedon Albuoy read the book, "The Golden Rule" as part of teacher Ashlee Michelutti's lesson which discussed the importance of respecting one another and working together to promote a peaceful environment. The class linked literacy, respect and peace to International Literacy Day which was on September 8th.  Read more...


Back to School at Pius XII

09/05/2012 - Pius XII Full Day KIndergarten student, Ella Murray, was excited to return to school on Tuesday and had the opportunity to paint a giraffe. Classroom teacher Jon Tourville, states that "students in full day kindergarten will have different kinds of activities to help young learners explore, discover and grow. Students will be engaged as they participate in a play-based educational program". Ella was happy to "come to school with friends and have fun". Read more...


Eco-Chic Clothing Swap at Pius XII

04/23/2012 - Pius XII got ready to celebrate Earth Day recently by hosting its 5th Eco-Chic Clothing Swap.  This year, a new element was introduced, books!! There was an amazing amount of student involvement. Participants were excited to recommend their previously loved items to classmates. The swap was a great success and reinforced the importance of all of the environmental R’s, Reduce, Re-use and Recycle!   Read more...


Partners Sign Community Threat Assessment Protocol

04/04/2012 - Representatives of the Greater Sudbury Police Service, area school boards and local agencies signed a Community Threat Assessment Protocol on March 27, 2012, pledging to work together to ensure schools remain safe for students and staff. The Community Threat Assessment Protocol is a collaborative response to student behaviour that may pose a risk to other students, staff and members of the community. Under the initiative, school boards, police and community partners will share information, advice and support. Plans will be developed to minimize risk.  Read more...


Pius XII Celebrates Franco-Fun Day

03/26/2012 - Grade 4 to 8 students from Pius XII School celebrated Franco-Fun day on March 20, 2012 which included a dance featuring popular French music. A few of teacher Jill Loranger's Grade 4 students displayed their spirit for the day by dressing in green and white, the colours of the Franco-Ontarian flag.  Read more...


Shrove Tuesday at Pius XII

02/22/2012 - The students at Pius XII School celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a little help from some special guests, The Holy Redeemer Knights of Columbus Council # 10888. Gerry Baronette facilitated the event and brought 9 of his brothersî with him to prepare delicious homemade pancakes for the 320 students. The students were all very excited and appreciative that the Knights took the time to volunteer and donate the supplies to make them a fabulous pancake lunch. The students are already eager for the next visit from the Knights!! Read more...


Family Literacy Day

01/30/2012 - On Friday January 27th, the students at Pius XII celebrated Family Literacy Day by inviting their family members in to "Snuggle Up and Read". Read more...


Sudbury Wolves visit the grade four den.

11/29/2011 - Representatives from the Sudbury Wolves visited the grade four students this October. The players and assistant coach answered students' questions and signed autographs.  Read more...


Making the Connection with our Troops at Pius XII

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Remembrance Day Visitor to ELK class!

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"Filling their Buckets" at Pius XII

11/15/2011 - Students at Pius XII school are learning how to fill their buckets! Through a school community building activity senior student, Cody Watson read to the ELK students a story about "filling their buckets" by doing good deeds, and then explored different ways to make it happen. Kindergarteners as well as all students now understand that everytime they do or say something nice for someone else they're actually filling their own "buckets" and the other student's "bucket". Student council can often be heard during morning announcements giving reminder messages to keep buckets full of positivity and its catching on. The goal is to keep your bucket overflowing so that it might spill onto others!  Read more...


Reading Buddies Start up at Pius XII

10/19/2011 - The reading buddies program has begun at Pius XII! This literacy program generates a strong sense of community at the school. In the program, big and little buddies read to eachother. The Reading Buddies program works to proactively prevent bullying in the school by building strong relationships across all grades. Read more...


Reading Buddies!

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Getting an Early Start on Fire Prevention

10/18/2011 - Kindergarten students get a visit from local firefighters Read more...


Pius Students Learn About Fire Prevention

10/11/2011 - In preparation for fire prevention week, early learning kindergarten students and staff at Pius XII school welcomed firefighters from the Minnow Lake fire station. Students learned about fire safety, firefighters' protective equipment and explored the cabin of the firetruck. They practiced techniques such as "stop, drop and roll" and learned about the importance of fire detectors and evacuation plans. ELK students enjoyed sitting in the driver's seat of the firetruck and many were overheard telling friends "when I'm older I'm going to be a firefighter too!" Read more...


Pius Students Take Part in "Read With Me"

05/16/2011 - With the increased emphasis on community outreach and parent involvement in ELK classrooms, Pius XII school is pleased to announce their "Read With Me" program which offers parents the opportunity to come into the classroom to read with the children. The program was launched during Catholic Education Week and featured a comic story about the night before Mother's Day. After the reading, students shared their plans for their Moms and made connections to other similar texts read throughout the year.  Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Supports the Gift of Life

05/02/2011 - During National Organ Donation Week, staff at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board showed their support by purchasing t-shirts with the logo - Life Life then Give Life. The t-shirts are available for $10 at all of the Board's four secondary schools and are being sold to raise awareness about the importance of the Gift of Life. Read more...


Community Inspired by Equity Advocate

03/27/2011 - On Thursday, March 24, staff from both the Sudbury Catholic District School Board and the Rainbow District School Board were given the opportunity to attend a workshop with Chris D’Souza on Building Inclusive Schools and Communities. Approximately 300 teachers, administrators, Education Assistants and community members attended the presentation at the Holiday Inn to listen to D’Souza’s important message about the eradication of discrimination in our communities.  Read more...


Pius XII Early Learning Students Loving New iPads

03/23/2011 - With the recent addition of ipad centres in the ELK classrooms at Pius XII school, many students are opting for time with technology during play! The kindergarten classrooms received 4 ipads each loaded with interactive games focused on the development of students' fine motor, literacy and numeracy skills. The classroom teachers and early childhood educators also each received an ipad to help facilitate the documentation of student learning.  Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Enhances Social Media Presence with Launch of Facebook Page

02/15/2011 - As a follow up to the launch of Board’s Social Media initiative, the Sudbury Catholic District School Board is extremely excited to announce that it has launched the Sudbury Catholic Facebook Page. As with the Board’s other social media initiatives, Facebook will be used to celebrate new programming initiatives, school events, upcoming events as well as a means to disseminate any urgent or otherwise important information out to parents, guardians, students and other stakeholders. Read more...


Pius XII Celebrates Jesus' Presence in Our Lives

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Successful Start to Early Learning at Pius XII

12/15/2010 - Since September, ELK (Early Learning Kindergarten) students at Pius XII school have been engaged in play-based learning and loving it! Mrs. Heaton (classroom teacher) and Mrs. Monaghan (ECE) believe that carefully planned play centres focused on inquiry in the six areas of learning are key to students' knowledge development and skill building. Read more...


Mayoral candidate Visits Grade 8 Students at Pius

10/18/2010 - Mayoral candidate Ted Callaghan visited Pius X11 School to discuss his platform with Mr. Horn's grade 8 class. Students listened attentively and voiced concerns that they had about the city.  Read more...


Aboriginal Dancing and Drumming at Pius

03/25/2010 - Pius XII students, staff and families from Minnow Lake Best Start and Maple Tree Preschool participated in their first Aboriginal Dance and Drum workshop on Tuesday, March 23rd in the Pius XII School gym.  Read more...


Pius XII School Community Celebrates Mass

03/09/2010 - All of the students and staff of Pius XII came together as a school community on March 8, 2010 to celebrate mass with Father Remi at Holy Redeemer parish. Read more...


Pius XII Catholic Elementary Celebrates Heritage and Science

03/01/2010 - Parents, family members, and students from other grades had the opportunity to view all of the Grade 5 and 8 Heritage Fair and Grade 7 Science Fair projects at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School on February 26, 2010.  Read more...


Pius XII Holds First Annual Bluez Brothers Dinner and Show

02/08/2010 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary School held its first Bluez Brothers Dinner and Show on February 4, 2010. The stage and gym were set to amaze and entertain audiences.  Read more...


Pius XII Catholic Elementary School Holds Second Annual Health Fair

02/04/2010 - Pius XII Catholic Elementary School held it's second annual Health Fair on February 4, 2010. Approximately 45 second year nursing students from Laurentian University visited the school and held different sessions for the J.K. to Grade 8 students including Winter Safety, Benefits of Physical Activity, Teeth and Oral Hygiene, Handwashing and Bullying. Read more...


Early Learning Kindergarten Program Open House at Pius XII

01/19/2010 - Louisa Bianchin, Principal of Pius XII Catholic School welcomed parents and families to the school’s “Open House and Kindergarten Registration Night.” Mrs. Bianchin was especially pleased to announce that Pius XII was one of three schools selected by the Sudbury Catholic District School Board to offer the “Early Learning Kindergarten program” or ELK as it is more commonly referred to.  Read more...


Pius XII Catholic Elementary School's Early Learners Celebrate Family Literacy Day

01/19/2010 - Students from Pius XII Elementary Catholic School's J.K. and S.K. classes, as well as children from the Maple Tree Preschool and the Minnow Lake Best Start Hub were invited to celebrate Family Literacy Day in the school's library on January 19, 2010. Read more...


Pius XII Students Try Out New Sports

10/08/2009 - Students at Pius XII Catholic School participated in the “Try-it” Parasport Clinic recently. During the clinic students were provided with a specific sport and an equipment demonstration of different types of sports activities, such as basketball, hockey, bocce and curling. The importance on being “physically fit” was also emphasized throughout the clinic. Read more...


Pius XII Catholic School Presents, “Meet the Candidates”

10/02/2008 - Pius XII Catholic School presents "Meet the Candidates" on Tuesday, October 7 (9:30 a.m.), at Pius XII Catholic School, 44 Third Avenue, Sudbury. Read more...


Pius XII School Drama Club to Present 1950 Fairy Tale "Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood"

03/26/2008 - Pius XII School Drama Club is proud to present Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood (Red Riding Hood). It's a 1950 Rock and Roll fairy tale! Read more...


SCDSB Celebrates Grand Opening of Best Start Hub at Pius XII Catholic School

10/03/2007 - Children and families, child care agencies along with community and school staff joined Sudbury Catholic District School Board Trustees and Senior Administration and Board staff in celebrating the grand opening of the City of Greater Sudbury’s Best Start Hubs at an Open House held at Pius XII Catholic School recently. Read more...


PIUS XII Deemed SCDSB School Conservation Challenge Champions

06/22/2007 - Pius XII Catholic School was proclaimed as the winner of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board’s 2006-2007 Conservation Challenge. Board Chair, Paula Peroni presented the Pius XII Catholic School students with a $500 cheque and a specially designed banner which will be displayed at the school for one year as part of the Grand Prize. Read more...


Home Depot Staff Help Kick Off Pius XII Catholic School Yard Transformation

05/08/2007 - Staff from Home Depot will be helping to kick of the Pius XII school yard transformation on Wednesday, May 9 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m at the school. Read more...


Pius XII Catholic School Participates in 'Mining Rocks' Race

05/08/2007 - The Grade 2 and 3 students at Pius XII Catholic School participated in the 'Sudbury Rocks Race' in downtown Sudbury on Sunday, May 6, 2007. The one kilometre race started at the YMCA on Durham Street. The children ran down Durham to Beech Street around the corner to Elgin and back up Elgin Street to the YMCA. Read more...


Parents for Parents at Pius XII Catholic School

04/18/2007 - In January 2007, Pius XII Catholic School Council was awarded a grant of $2,500 from the Ministry of Education: Parents Reaching Out Grant. The grant was made available to the school council for their project proposal which consisted of a five-day parent workshop, (one workshop per month), with each workshop focusing on the developmental characteristics of children and adolescents. Read more...


Pius XII Basketball Free Throw District Champs

02/19/2007 - The Basketball Free-Throw hosted by Pius XII school and directed by the Knights of Columbus was a huge success. Students competed with other schools in throwing 25 shots to the basketball net. The student who sunk the most baskets was the winner in their age category. Read more...


Pius XII Catholic School Students Looking a Little Green

02/07/2007 - The students of Pius XII Catholic School are keen and green in keeping the planet, the environment and the school clean by undertaking major recycling efforts. "Our students believe the recycling is fun and it means they have to use their imagination in developing their 'Al the Can Man' projects," states the school's Vice-Principal, Carmela Pitman. Read more...


Trustee Visits Pius XII Catholic School

01/24/2007 - Jody Cameron, Trustee for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board visited Pius XII Catholic School recently to dialogue with students and staff and see first hand all the positive projects that the school is undertaking. Trustee Cameron also participated in the Pius XII Catholic School Council meeting and has been invited to attend future meetings at the school. Read more...


Pius XII Catholic School Students Fit for the Challenge

01/24/2007 - Pius XII Catholic School is the winner of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board’s 2005-2006 Fitness Challenge. The goal of the program is to lower the resting and exercise heart rates of the Board’s students over the course of the school year. Read more...


Pius XII to Hold Christmas Craft Show December 2nd & 3rd

11/20/2006 - Pius XII Catholic School will be holding a Christmas Craft show at the school at 44 Third Avenue in Minnow Lake on December 2nd (9:30 - 4:30) and December 3rd (10:00 - 3:00). The show will feature more than 40 vendors and include a door prize, penny table, bake sale, cake raffles and a café. Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students. Children 10 years and under are free. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Hope to see you there! Read more...


Pius XII Catholic School Hosts Mock Election

11/03/2006 - Students at Pius XII Catholic School will have the opportunity to meet Mayor Dave Courtemanche and Mr. John Rodriguez at the school on November 7, 2006 when both gentlemen visit the school as part of the Student Vote Program. Mayor Courtemanche will speak to the students at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mr. John Rodriguez who will address the student body at 1:00 p.m. Read more...


Pius XII Catholic School Presents "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

05/30/2006 - Pius XII Catholic School Drama Club presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the school, 44 Third Avenue, Sudbury on Tuesday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m. and Friday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $2.00 for students and $5.00 for adults. Read more...


Pius XII Student, Fire Chief For The Day!

05/30/2006 - Congratulations to Emily Rabski, a Grade 4 student at Pius XII Catholic School for her first place finish in the Fire Chief For The Day Contest. As part of the winning package, Emily was picked up at her house by fire trucks, Aerial 1 and Pump 2 and transported to the Van Horne Fire Station where she received a tour and proclaimed Chief For The Day! Read more...


Pius XII Grade Two Class “Reading is Giving”

05/23/2006 - The Gr. 2 class at Pius XII school knows how to make a difference. They students read a total of 100 BOOKS BY May 31, 2006. Thanks to their hard work and love of reading, ONE HUNDRED BOOKS will be donated to children who need them and who don’t have them. The Gr. 2 class, is helping get 100,000 books into the hands of children across Canada. Congratulations Gr. 2s.  Read more...


Penguins Spotted at Pius XII Catholic School

04/07/2006 - It's official! Pius XII Catholic students are now the PIUS PENGUINS. After many years of attempting to discover their identity, they have finally established it! Read more...


Valentine’s Day: Virtue of Love at Pius XII Catholic School

02/14/2006 - This week Pius XII celebrates Valentine’s Day! Virtues are celebrated monthly and the monthly virtue for February is LOVE. Students have purchased over 200 candy-o-grams and they will share their love of friendship by having their valentines distributed to their friends on Valentine’s Day. Read more...


Pius XII Catholic School Holds All Candidates Debate

01/16/2006 - Pius XII Catholic School hosted an All Candidates debate in advance of the January 23rd Federal Election. Diane Marleau, (Liberal Party), Kevin Serviss, (Progressive Conservative Party), and Chris Kivinen-Newman, (New Democratic Party) were in attendance to speak to students from Grades 4 to 8. Read more...


Pius XII Catholic School Adopts Lung Association's Laps for Lungs Health Promotion & Fundraising Program

11/16/2005 - Laps for Lungs is a new school-based health promotion and charitable activity, which directly benefits school children living with asthma. Laps for Lungs will help educate students about asthma, promote physical fitness and help make fundraising fun at Pius XII. Read more...





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