Parents – earlier today, @WRPS Today advised our school be placed in a ‘hold and secure’ due to a police investigation in the neighbourhood that didn’t involve the school. The hold and secure has now been lifted and everyone at St. Kateri is safe.
The potential one day strike announced by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) will not affect WCDSB elementary and secondary schools. Our school will be open as usual on Wednesday and running on a normal schedule.
You are invited to attend St. Kateri Catholic Elementary School’s Annual Christmas Concert
Date: Thursday, December 19
Location: School Gym
Order of Performances: Oldest grades to youngest
8:45-9:35 – Gr. 8, 7, 6, 5 (beginning with Gr. 8s and in descending order)
9:35-10:00 – Intermission (Recess)
10:00-11:10 – Gr. 4, 3, 2, 1, Kindergarten
Once again our beautiful tree is up in the front foyer of our school. Christmas is a magical time of year and as the Christmas holidays draw closer, we would like to do what we can to help families in need of support this Christmas. Let’s make this a memorable Christmas and light up the faces of children in our parish on Christmas Day.
In the next few days our tree will be transformed from a plain tree to a magical angel tree. Students are invited to come and pick a paper angel from the tree and purchase a gift for a child. The gifts will be brought to St. Aloysius Parish where they will be distributed.
We will raise our Angel Tree on Friday November 22th. Please bring unwrapped gifts to the library by Friday December 13th as the donated gifts will be delivered to St Aloysius Parish later that afternoon.
Your Angel Tree Representative,
Bulldog Bulletin #4
December School Newsletter
November in Review:
Progress Report Cards went home Nov. 5 – we have asked students, with the help of their parents and teachers, to set learning goals and an action plan for Term 1.
On Nov. 6th, our Gr. 8s visited St. Mary’s High School and got a taste of high school life
Parent & Teacher Conferences took place the afternoon and evening of Nov. 7th
Father Venil from St. Aloysius Parish was here and celebrated All Souls & All Saints Mass on Nov. 12th.
All students participated in Bus Evacuation Training on Nov. 14th
On Nov. 20th our Gr. 6-8 students attended a Laurier Golden Hawks Hockey Game.
On Nov. 22nd our Student Council launched our newly developed Charter of Respect at a school-wide assembly.
On Nov. 26th our Girls’ Basketball Team competed in the WCDSB Regional Tournament and looked to defend their title. They fell a little short, losing in the ‘A Finals’ game. Congrats on a super season!
Parents of children in Grade 8 were invited to attend Gr. 8 Parent Night @ St. Mary’s HS – Nov. 28th @ 7 p.m.
We conducted our first of two mandated School Lockdown Drills the morning of Nov. 29th
Coming Up in December:
December 5 – Advent & Christmas Mass in our school gym @ 10:00 a.m. As always, parents and family members are welcome to join us!
5 – D Team Volleyball Tournament hosted by St. Kateri (p.m.). This tournament is for Gr. 6 and 7 boys on our Development Volleyball team.
6 – PA Day. Staff will be participating in Spiritual Development and Well-Being Workshops
10 – Catholic School Advisory Council Meeting, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public (school community); however, agenda items must be approved ahead of time.
13- School-wide Games Afternoon (for fundraising more than $9000 school-wide). Students are invited to bring their favorite, Catholic Elementary School Appropriate Board Games and Video Games today.
13 – Final Day for Angel Tree gift donations
18 – Christmas Concert Rehearsal – for students and staff (a.m.)
19 – Christmas Concert for Parents (Beginning @ 8:45 a.m. and starting with Gr. 8 classes). Parents – parking is very limited at our school. Please park only in designated parking spots or on one of the side streets. We will send a tentative schedule out closer to the date.
20 – Red, White and Green Day. Students and Staff are encouraged to show their Christmas Spirit on the last day before the Holidays!