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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Used Book Sale!

Used Book Sale

Everything is 25₵

Location: St Kateri Learning Commons

When: June 4th to June 8th

Students come buy your beach reading

Jump Rope

St Kateri students and staff enjoyed the fantastic weather today as they participated in our annual Jump Rope for Heart Activities. Everyone had fun in support of a very worthwhile cause. Way to go Bulldogs! #WCDSBAwesome!

Grade 8 Fundraising

Freezie days starting at St. Kateri!! Grade 8 grads are selling Freezies from Ms. Tojeira’s classroom window during lunch! Don’t forget to bring $1!!!#Freeziedays  #Only$1 #Gr8GradFundraiser

25th Anniversary Celebration

Last night’s 25th Anniversary Celebration was incredible!  Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us!  Thank you to Ms. Pizarro for taking the lead with planning and organizing and special thank you to our guests who took time out of their busy schedules to attend our event  @berryonline @MarwanTabbaraMP @farwell_WR @davidedgar141 @WCDSB_nottenl #25years #WCDSBawesome!

25th Anniversary

Just one week away from our 25th Anniversary Open House!

5:15 – Arrival and Gather in the Gym

5:30 – 6:00 –  Speeches in the Gym

  • Mike Farwell (MC, Local Radio and TV Personality)
  • Loretta Notten (Director of Education, WCDSB)
  • Father Jerome (Pastor, St. Aloysius Parish)
  • Brian Cullen (St. Kateri’s First Principal)
  • Dave Lynch (St. Kateri’s Current Principal)
  • St. Kateri’s Very Own Incredible Intermediate Acapella singers led by Mrs. Radisic and Mrs. Kroetsch

6:00 – 7:00 – Take a Trip Down Memory Lane on a Self-Guided Tour of the School

Three Food Trucks will be on site if you would like to take the night off from making dinner!

Folk Dance

The St Kateri Folk Dance Team looked sharp at last night’s Festival!  Their dancing was pretty sharp too.  Thanks to coaches Mrs Mehes,  Mrs Gallant,  and Mrs Dillon!

Ann Douglas

Bestselling Author, Ann Douglas, Coming to St. Kateri

Parents -Plan to Attend!

Tuesday, May 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m.


The St. Kateri Catholic School Council is pleased to host bestselling parenting author, Ann Douglas, on Tuesday, May 8 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in our Learning Commons (Library).  Ann’s presentation will be centered on her most recent book, Parenting Through the Storm: Handling the Highs, the Lows, and Everything In-Between.  Light refreshments and fellowship will take place from 6:00-6:30 and Ann’s presentation will follow.

About Ann:

“I believe that writers can change the world. We have the power to tell stories and share ideas that can fuel social change. It’s both an extraordinary privilege and a daunting responsibility.”

— Ann Douglas

I am the author of a number of bestselling books about pregnancy and parenting (including The Mother of All Pregnancy Books and The Mother of All Baby Books) and a magazine writer and content creator who specializes in writing about parenting and health. My most recent book is Parenting Through the Storm: Handling the Highs, the Lows, and Everything In-Between, a guide to parenting a child who is struggling with a mental, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. I am frequently invited to speak at health, education, and parenting conferences about the issues raised in my books and at conferences for writers.

I live and work in Peterborough, Ontario, where I volunteer my time with a variety of projects and causes. I am currently serving on the national editorial board for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Portico website and the social media team for The Canadian Red Cross. And I recently collaborated with Partners for Mental Health on this child and youth mental health advocacy letter and this series of mental health videos for parents.

In June 2013, I became the second person ever to be awarded a Lifetime Membership by the Professional Writers Association of Canada (in recognition of my contributions to the freelance writing profession).

In April 2012, I was one of 16 Canadians invited to Rideau Hall to discuss family policy with Canadian Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon Johnston.

May Newsletter

Catholic Education Week 2018

This year, Catholic Education Week takes place May 7 – 11.  Catholic communities across Ontario will celebrate the unique and distinctive contribution that Catholic schools make to our students, our community and our province.

This year’s theme is, “Catholic Education – Renewing the Promise”.

Parents – if your schedule allows, please consider dropping in for a 15-30 min visit in your child’s class during our two Open House dates.

Monday, May 7 – Opening Prayer will highlight the gift of Catholic Education

 Tuesday, May 8 – Best-selling parenting author, Ann Douglas, presents to parents in our Learning Commons (Library).  Brought to you by our Catholic School Council.

6:00 p.m. – Refreshments and Fellowship

6:30-7:30 p.m. – Ann’s presentation called “Parenting Through The Storm”

Wednesday, May 9 – Open House classroom visits for parents 12:10-2:55 p.m. (15-30 min. visits per class)

Thursday, May 10 – Open House classroom visits for parents 8:25-11:10 a.m. (15-30 min. visits per class)

 Rejoice in the Lord always … and the God of peace will be with you. (Phil 4: 4, 9)

Hope in our Hearts…in our Homes…in our Schools…in our Communities…in our World

Kindergarten Parent Meeting

Parents of children attending JK or SK for the first time are invited to our Parent Meeting and Welcome to Kindergarten Night on Thursday, May 31 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons.  Where possible, we are asking both parents attend.  One parent will attend the Parent Meeting and the other attends the Welcome to Kindergarten hands on component with your child.

Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO Assessments

From May 22 to 31, students in Grade 3 and 6 will be writing the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Assessment of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Primary and Junior Division, Spring 2018.

These province-wide tests are developed by Ontario teachers and assessment experts and resemble the work children do in class every day.

We ask that you ensure your child is well rested and, if at all possible, please avoid appointments during this time.

Parents requesting more information about the assessment can access it at .


Good Luck to our Grade 4-8 students as they prepare to participate in our school track and field meet on Tuesday, May 22 at Resurrection CSS.  Parents are invited to attend and cheer on students.  Thank you to Mr. Jagas and Mr. Martins who have taken leadership roles with the meet.  Thank you also to our Catholic School Council, who is paying for bus transportation for all students.


May – Important Dates to Remember

May 1 – Me to We ‘Walk for Water’ Day – students asked to bring a loonie or toonie today

May 2 – Jump Rope for Heart Kick-off Assembly @ 10 a.m.

May 3 – WCDSB St. Mary’s Family of Schools Beacons of Hope Breakfast –

congratulations to St. Kateri recipient, Grade 6 student Jaime D!

WCDSB Badminton Tournament @ Resurrection CSS

May 4 – Gr. 4-8 Track Meet @ Resurrection CSS

May 6 – St. Kateri Children’s Mass @ St. Aloysius Parish

May 7-11 – Catholic Education Week – “Renewing the Promiss”

May 8 – Ann Douglas Presentation in the Library for parents – 6:00-7:30 p.m.

May 9 – Open House (p.m.)

May 10 – Open House (a.m.)

May 14-18 – Book Fair in the Learning Commons (Library)

May 16 – Kindergarten Jump Rope for Heart (a.m.)

May 17 – St. Kateri’s 25th Anniversary Open House, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

May 18 – Jump Rope for Heart, Gr. 1-8

May 21 – Victoria Day (no school)

May 25 – Twin/Triplet Day

May 29-31 – Grade 8 Spiritual Retreat @ Mt. Mary

May 30 – Cross Country Meet @ Bechtel Park

May 31 – Kindergarten Night, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Earth Day news:

Congratulations to our Rap for Nature winners:

1st place: Monique S. and Isla T.

2nd place: Group: Madison G. Hailey G., Carlyn D. and Mikaela H.

3rd place: Group: Sarah B., Melina K., Paige R. and Diana L.

Thank you for your participation and great effort.  It is obvious that they care for the Earth.