St. Kateri End of June Newsletter

June 26, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we enter the final week of the 2018-2019 school year, there are a few information items I would like to share with the school community.

First of all, our Mission Day that took place on June 21st was a resounding success.  Kids, parents and staff had a tonne of fun participating in a wide variety of activities.  I’m proud to say that our school raised over $3000.00 which will enabled us to support Food 4 Kids , Ronald McDonald House Canada and the Sikic family.

Last Day of School

The final day of school this year is Friday, June 28, Dismissal will be at our regular time – 2:55 p.m.


Each year, due to retirements, new opportunities, returning staff or desire for change, schools experience movement of staff members.  I would like to take this opportunity to let our staff who are leaving our school community know that we are thankful for their many special contributions, and we wish them nothing but the best as they enter a new chapter in their school and vocational lives.  Some staffing positions will be filled this summer, so the school community will be updated, in September, on the rest of our new additions.

Staff Members who are moving to new assignments for the 2019-2020 school year include:

  • Michaelides (LTO ECE) – moving to Our Lady of Grace CES
  • Manuel (K LTO Teacher) – moving to a school TBD
  • Ciesarik (Gr. 4 LTO Teacher) – moving to a school TBD
  • Brown (Gr. 6 LTO Teacher) – moving to a school TBD

We thank all of our staff members for sharing their many gifts and talents with us this past school year.

**NEWISH**Back by Popular Demand for the Second Straight Year – Sneak Peak and First Day of School Procedures

A reminder to parents to come into the school on Wednesday, August 28th (between 8:30-3:30) or Thursday, August 29th (between 8:30-5:00) to find out your child’s teacher, classroom, entrance/exit doors and pick up your first week of school information package.  If you aren’t able to come in on one of those days, the information package will be sent home with your child and you can call and speak to Mrs. Sowa or Mrs. Arruda to find out class placement August 28-30.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd.  Teachers will help guide students to enter the correct doors to the school and we will follow our regular procedures (National Anthem, Morning Prayer, Announcements).  Please note that we will not gather as a large group as in years past.

Wishing you all a safe, fun-filled summer!


Yours in Christ,


R. Kavanagh                                  D. Lynch

Vice Principal                                Principal


June Newsletter

June 2019 School Newsletter

Greeting Families and Friends

June has arrived and with it the beautiful warm days we have so longed for.  At this time, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest bulldog and daytime custodian Ms. Jen Marson.  We are happy to have you aboard.  As we reflect on our school year, we have so much to be thankful.  St. Kateri is a great place to learn, grow and work.  This only happens when we all work together.  The energy, commitment and dedication to our school community never goes unnoticed and is always appreciated.  We hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing and safe summer holiday, enjoy the time with nature, family and friends.

Watch Out for these Important Dates!

June 3    KPL visits the Learning Commons

June 4    Gr 8 Trip to Niagara Falls

Catholic School Council Meeting… all are welcome @ 6:00pm

June 5    Cross Country Meet Bechel Park

June 6    Grade 3s @ The Museum

June 11  Regional Track and Field @ University Stadium

June 12  End of Year MASS @ 10:00 am Gymnasium followed by

Volunteer Appreciation Tea

June 14  Spirit Day …. It’s the BEACH!

Jump Rope for Heart

June 17-21 KPL visits classrooms

June 20  Kindergarten Graduation


June 25  Report Cards sent home

June 26  Grade 8 Graduation

Grade 7’s at Max Dome

June 27  Talent Show

June 28  Last Day of School before Summer HOLIDAYs.  Dismissal @ 2:55pm


Sneak Peak –  For the 2019-2020 School Year

Find out who your child’s teacher is before the first day of school! 

We are looking forward to making your child’s transition to the school year as smooth as possible.  Therefore, on Wednesday, August 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, August 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., you are invited (and encouraged) to come into our school office and find out your child’s teacher for the upcoming school year (and which doors they will enter on the first day), verify the Student Information Form and pick up your child’s agenda. ( If applicable)  If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Sowa or Mrs. Arruda at the office.

Baby Bulldogs

What a fantastic night welcoming the newest Bulldogs to St Kateri at our Welcome to Kindergarten Night. It was great getting to know the graduating class of 2029! All the best for the summer and we will see you in September!

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