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Happy Father's Day!

June 17, 2017
​ HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!! to all of our special Dads, and those who've taken on the important role!

September School Supplies Support

June 17, 2017
​ Oxford County provides help for school supply purchases! "Supplies 4 Students" is a collaboration of organizations within Oxford County supporting kids needing back-to-school supplies.  This program allows families to shop for school supplies with students in grades JK-Grade 12.   Choice, dignity and a sense of belonging is the foundation of...

Family Math Night - Dinner and Fun Math!

March 30, 2017
​Join us for spaghetti dinner and an evening of fun, interactive Math activities for the family! Travel the school - the more places you visit and get your Math passport stamped, the more ballots you receive for prize draws!

Living the Catholic Life - A Mission of RADICAL LOVE

March 30, 2017
​Be empowered to become the person God has created you to be. It is Catholicism in everyday, simple language, presented by international speaker and author Ken Yasinski. See poster for details

Feast of St. Joseph

March 20, 2017
​ We celebrate St. Joseph today! Patron Saint of the Universal Church, unborn children, fathers, workers, travelers, and immigrants - how timely! http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=4

Performer Chris Bray in Woodstock

February 09, 2017
​LDCSB families are invited to join Catholic Speaker and Worship Leader Chris Bray at Holy Family Catholic School in Woodstock, for "Night of Renewal", a free evening of dynamic talk and engaging worship.

Celebrating Indigenous culture in Oxford

February 09, 2017
​ Oxford County will be hosting two exciting events in March that will share perspectives of Indigenous culture. See the poster attachment for date, time, and location details.   Tribal Vision is a First Nations dance group based on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve. They have performed all over...

Special Education Parent Networking Evening

February 09, 2017
​The Special Education Advisory Committee invites you to an evening of information ​and opportunities to meet and network with LDCSB and community staff about many areas of Special Education.

Connecting Families, for Mental Health and Well-Being

February 03, 2017
​Keynote Speaker: Dr. Colin King  "Understanding Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety​" Click here to register!

TVCC Hosts Summer Camp Info Night

January 23, 2017
​ Parents and caregivers of children with special needs, therapists and service providers are invited to join us to drop-in and learn about the many camps that are available in our community, meet some of the camp staff, and start the registration process. Click on the link for more info:  http://tvcc.on.ca/choosing-summer-camp...

National Girls Learning Code Day, November 12

November 09, 2016
​ On November 12th, 2016, Girls Learning Code is hosting its third annual  National Girls Learning Code Day . On that day, hundreds of Canadians girls and their parents will come together to challenge themselves to learn a new skill: game-making!  Together with their parents, girls will: -  Discover  a passion...

Family Movie Nights Return!

November 02, 2016
​Bring your comfy seating, pj's, and stuffies, and settle in for an evening of family fun watching "Storks", on Friday, January 20​​​th. Doors open at 6, movie starts at 6:30. Free popcorn will be available. Drinks will be available for purchase.​

Saidat comes to St. Joe's!

November 02, 2016
​Renowned local motivational performer Saidat brings her high energy, inspirational show to St. Joe's on November 16th! Saidat will hold an assembly and hip-hop workshop with students during the day, and a lively family show in the evening. Join us!

October CGE Award Recipients

November 02, 2016
​Congratulations to our CGE award recipients for the month of October! These students exemplified the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation of being "discerning believers" in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.​

Learning Disabilities Association of London Region Open House

October 24, 2016
​Student? Parent? Community Partner? Interested Individual? Join us this Thursday, October 27th, at 205-303 Richmond St., London, from 11:30 am-3:30 pm or 4:30 pm-8:00 pm and learn about LDA’s services and programs. No registration required.

Catholic School Council Needs You!

October 24, 2016
​ Now that our children have made the  transition to the new school year, we would like to  encourage parents to consider volunteering some time  to support student learning and family engagement. Our next Council meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 26th, at 6:30 p.m. Research shows us that students learn best when a...

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 07, 2016
​The staff and students of St. Joseph's, Tillsonburg wish all of our families and community a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! We hav​e so much to be thankful for, and give glory to God for His bountiful Creation!

Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters!

September 30, 2016
​ Background: Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’s account of losing her pretty new orange shirt on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has...

Fresh From the Farm

September 30, 2016
​Catholic School Council's healthy autumn fundraiser wraps up soon! Please have your order for Ontario-grown fresh produce: potatoes/carrots/onions and/or apples​ in by Thursday, October 13th, at the latest. An extra order form is included here, should you need one. Thank you for supporting Ontario farmers and St. Joseph's!  

Join Catholic School Council!

September 14, 2016
​We need more voices - YOUR voice - at the Catholic School Council table. Come out and have a say in what goes on at St. Joseph's! Our first meeting, and elections for a variety of roles, is next Wednesday, September 21st. Role descriptions and nomination forms are linked here: https://www.ldcsb.ca/school/JTI/Parents/CSC/Pages/default.aspx​

Welcome Back Social!

September 08, 2016
​Join us on Tuesday, September 13th from 5 - 7 p.m. for a "Welcome Back" social! Meet new families and catch up with old friends, and meet your child's teacher this year. Fr. Tom will bless our school community at 5:30, and there will be pizza, cake, and drinks to follow!

Summer Activities in Oxford County!

June 29, 2016
​Please open the attachment for a long list of summertime activities available for children and youth in Oxford County!

School Community BBQ and Twilight Movie!

June 07, 2016
​St. Joseph's Catholic School Council, along with the Knights of Columbus, are hosting a free BBQ and outdoor movie on Thursday, June 9th​. Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks will be served at 7:00 p.m. and popcorn at 8:00 p.m., leading up to the movie, starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. (once it's dark enough to...

Eco School GOLD!!

June 02, 2016
​Thanks to our school's student ECO Team, and under the caring and vigilant direction of Mrs. Dewancker and Mrs. Langrell, along with technical assistance from Mme Ellis-Potier, St. Joseph's has been awarded GOLD certification from  Ontario  EcoSchools!  Everyone worked hard to show that St. Joe's could be true stewards of God's...

United Way offers Back-To-School Supplies!

June 02, 2016
​Click on the link to open the PDF, which explains Oxford County United Way's Back-To-School Supplies program!

Parent Input Requested!

May 25, 2016
We are seeking feedback from our parent community as to the effectiveness of our current fundraising policy (click on first link, below) and what changes are felt necessary to make it more effective in the service of our communities.​   The data we collect will be used to make amendments to the policy. ...

EQAO Assessment Time!

May 25, 2016
​Yes, it's that time of year again! Our grade 3 students will be writing their EQAO assessments on May 25-27 and June 1-3 in the coming days.  Once again, we ask for an extra effort to have all students at school by 8:45 a.m. and that appointments for grade 3 students be...

Important Meeting

May 15, 2016
​Please read the attached invitation to an information-sharing session about suicide being held in Woodstock on Monday, May 16th at 7 p.m.

Congratulations, Father Tom!

May 02, 2016
​The school communities of St. Joseph's and Monsignor O'Neil Catholic Elementary schools would like to congratulate Fr. Tom Ferrera on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood! We are blessed to have Fr. Tom as the parish priest ministering to St. Mary's Parish and Tillsonburg's Catholic students, as he brings...

Dancefest Program

April 27, 2016
​Please open attachment for the dance program for this Friday's Dancefest, being held at St. Mary's High School, Woodstock.

Student Art Gallery!

April 27, 2016
​Take a stroll through our FABULOUS student Art Gallery! There will be a showing all week long, in our gym, and every student and their talents will be on display!

Catholic Education Week Open House!

April 27, 2016
​ You are invited to join us for our  Catholic Education Week Open House on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. There will be pizza, cake, and juice, along with our FABULOUS student Art Gallery in the gym, classroom walk-throughs, and a special, ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30!

Class Lists for 2016-'17

April 11, 2016
Something that parents frequently ask about is how class lists are formed each year.  Classes are formed in accordance with Board, Ministry, and contract guidelines.  Each student is individually discussed and placed according to what is felt is best for the child.  The goal is to create a learning environment that...

Family Fun Numeracy Night!

April 02, 2016
​Join us from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13th, for a fun and interactive evening of games, prizes, and even a little bit of learning about math!

Important Notice to Parents

March 29, 2016
Please be advised that a school community meeting will be held on  Wednesday April 27, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at Monsignor J. H. O'Neil Catholic Elementary School located at  250 Quarterline Road, Tillsonburg.   The purpose of this meeting is to solicit school community input and feedback...