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Welcome to St. Francis Catholic Elementary School

September 6, 2016

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of St-Francis School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with a rich cultural, spiritual and educational tradition that has produced so many outstanding students.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for the past 28 years, working as a teacher, teacher designate and acting administrator. During my career I taught at St-Francis, John 23 and Holy Cross. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to St-Francis and to work with you as partner in education to ensure your child’s success. My husband and I have two adult children Joshua and Natasha. I’m also, the proud grand-maman of a 19 month old baby girl Josée.

As principal, I aspire to establish a safe, inclusive school culture and educational program conducive to student learning while cultivating our Catholic virtues and faith. Every student is valued and worthy of our best effort.

Along with students and staff I will work hard to continue the success established at St-Francis by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.

As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who enters through our doors -  teachers, students and parents are welcomed with open arms and feel a sense of belonging.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Warmest wishes,

Denise Selin

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Register Now for the 17th Annual Carousel Evening(Posted:4/27/2017)

The 17th Annual Carousel Evening is happening at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall on May 17, 2017. Join us for an evening of workshops, a keynote address and much more!

The theme this year will be "Personalized Learning: Empowering Parents, Children and Youth" with a keynote address by Barb Swartz-Biscaro.

Register here:

Kindergarten Orientation Sessions Happening At A School Near You!(Posted:1/27/2017)

Kindergarten Registration is now open for all students starting JK and SK in September. Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation Sessions will be happening in schools throughout May and June. See the link below for a schedule of orientation sessions happening near you! Contact the Catholic school nearest you for details or to book a guided tour.