Monthly Archives: January 2019

Little Caesars Fundraising

Our Little Caesars Pizza Kits Fundraiser has begun!!!

In February, St. Kateri will be selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits! We hope that you have seen the order form and letter come home in your child’s backpack. Choose from family size pizzas, personal pizzas, Italian cheese bread, Crazy bread and even Cookie Dough! Have them on hand for practice nights, birthday parties or entertaining guests too! They’re fun to make and delicious to eat!

Here are the instructions to order online;

Online Orders:

  1. www.pizzakit.ca
  2. Choose “shop” from the “Products” drop down menu
  3. Select “Purchase and Support a local fundraiser”
  4. Enter school ID 353985
  5. Confirm St. Kateri
  6. Select from the pizza kits and dessert options, add items to cart, and checkout!

Important: On the payment page, the student’s name, first and last, must go into the seller’s name field.

Basketball and Volleyball Games

Parents – please note that due to the snowfall warning issued for this afternoon, into this evening, all today’s Elementary Basketball and Volleyball games have been postponed.  Coaches will let parents know the dates of the rescheduled games once they have been determined.

 

St. Kateri Children’s Mass

St. Kateri Children’s Mass

 

Thank you to Ms. Vreeswyk and our students who assisted with the St. Kateri Children’s Mass this past weekend at St. Aloysius Church.  Also, thank you to Fr. Jerome and Fr. Venil for continuing to help guide us in our faith lives.

Boys Basketball

Today’s Boys’ Basketball Exhibition Game in the Dawg Pound vs St. Timothy is a go!  The leak in the gym that resulted in the postponement of last night’s game has been fixed.

Tip off is 3:30 p.m.!  Let’s go Bulldogs!

 

Winter Fun

Snow Fort Season has finally arrived at St. Kateri!

#WCDSBAwesome #winter #snow

Incident at St. Kateri CES Today

Incident at St. Kateri CES Today

Parents – please be aware a heating unit on our gym roof malfunctioned today around noon.  Kitchener Utilities, the Kitchener Fire Dept. and our Board’ Facilities personnel arrived quickly to turn the unit off and let us know it was safe to remain in the building.  The other heating units are working and our building has heat.  Had we evacuated the school, our staff and students would have been bussed to our evacuation site, St. Timothy CES.  @WCDSBNewswire

John Park Presentation

Our students learned about the Power of Perseverance and having a Growth Mindset from professional juggler, John Park, today.  Thank you to our Catholic School Council for bringing Mr. Park to our school so he could share his powerful message with us. #WCDSBAwesome!

Staffing Changes at St. Kateri

Dear Parents,

I hope that these early days of 2019 are treating you well.  Due to some administrative retirements in Waterloo Catholic in the coming weeks, some mid-year admin moves will be taking place at the end of this month.  This notice is to inform you that our vice-principal for the past year and a half, Mr. Setler, will be moving to a new position – vice-principal at both St. Dominic Savio CES and Carizon.  Mr. Setler’s strong background in special education as well as his excellent leadership and interpersonal skills will allow him to make a successful transition to his new role.  On behalf of our entire school community, I would like to thank him for the excellent job he has done serving the students and community of St. Kateri.

With Mr. Setler’s departure, a new vice-principal for St. Kateri has been appointed.  Ms. Kavanagh, currently a teacher at St. Anne’s CES in Kitchener, will be joining us in her new role at the beginning of February.  Ms. Kavanagh has an excellent reputation as an educator and I know her talents and skill set will be an asset to our school community.  Please join me in keeping both Mr. Setler and Ms. Kavanagh in your prayers as they transition to new positions in Waterloo Catholic.

Sincerely,

Mr. D. Lynch

 

Strong Start Volunteer Opportunity

Would you like to become a Volunteer Reading Coach? If you would enjoy working one to one with a young child, playing games and activities to boost literacy skills, we want to hear from you! Register here to become a trained Volunteer Reading Coach  Volunteer Training Schedule.

The Letters, Sounds and Words™ program is a fun and engaging way for community members to help young children acquire the essential literacy skills they need to be confident and successful learners. The Letters, Sounds and Words program is delivered in partnership with school boards and schools in multiple communities in Ontario. This 10-week program targets children in Senior Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 who are lagging behind in their early reading skills. Children are matched with trained community volunteers who go into the school to work one-on-one with them, playing carefully designed games and activities. The program is designed in 4 strands to help children learn the names of letters, a sound each letter represents, how to recognize words by sight and how to build a word using the sounds of its letters. Classroom teachers select which children would most benefit from this program, as well as the strands in which they should be enrolled.

The Letters, Sounds and Words program is unique as it was designed to be easily implemented by volunteers in schools, including those with little to no previous experience working with children. The required training and the prescriptive program manuals allow volunteers to be very independent in running the program