Monthly Archives: January 2020

Labour Updates

WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Tuesday, February 4. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on February 4.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

Secondary school credit courses, hair styling courses and culinary arts courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on February 4. St. Louis guidance and correspondence services will also be unavailable on February 4. All other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after February 4.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

Upcoming Event and Dates

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School

Upcoming Events and Dates

Parents – in addition to the academic curriculum and learning experiences your children will be experiencing in the coming weeks, here is a reminder of some other events on tap:

January 24 – PA Day (no school for students)

January 28 – The Umbrella Project Presentation for Parents – 6:30 p.m. @ St. Aloysius School.  We have partnered with our neighbor, St. Al’s, for this informative talk by Dr. Jen, the founder of The Umbrella Project.

January 29 – Bell Let’s Talk Day – continuing to raise awareness and combat stigma surrounding mental illness in Canada.

January 31 – Jersey Day!  Students and Staff are encouraged to wear their favorite athletic jerseys.

February 4 & 5 – Kindergarten Registration!  Feb. 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  And, Feb. 5th from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m.

February 5 – Winter Walk to School Day in Waterloo Region!  Students – even those who typically take the bus or are driven by a parent – are encouraged to leave a little earlier than usual and walk to school!

All WCDSB Schools Closed Tomorrow

WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

 

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one- day strike on Tuesday, January 21.  This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on January 21.

Secondary school credit courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on January 21, but all other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after January 21.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update re: WCDSB Extended Day Programs on January 21

Important Update: On January  21, 2020 all WCDSB extended day programs will be OPEN for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m) for students currently registered in the program.

A previous communication indicated extended programs would not operate that day.

An updated version of that earlier message is provided below.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one day strike on Tuesday, January 21.  This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on January 21.

Secondary school credit courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on January 21, but all other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after January 21.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

Incident Friday

On Friday, January 10, 2020, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Biehn Drive and Black Walnut Drive, in Kitchener.  Two children were walking home from school when they were approached by two males in a black Honda Civic.  The males asked the children to “come here”.  They refused and the vehicle drove off.  The suspects are described as being in their teens.  The passenger is being described as being white with curly blond hair.  Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Umbrella Project

St. Aloysius and
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Parent Night with Dr. Jen Forristal

Umbrella Parenting: Empower your child to take on life and develop the positive coping skills they will need for health, happiness and future success.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

St. Aloysius School

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided

“Success is an open umbrella”

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Please RSVP by emailing Deborah.Kozak@wcdsb.ca

by January 22nd to indicate number of adults that will be attending.

Bulldog Bulletin #5

Bulldog Bulletin #5

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School

January School Newsletter

 

December in Review:

December 5 – Advent & Christmas Mass – We were happy to see so many parents and grandparents join us!

December 5 – D Team Volleyball Tournament – our Gr. 6 & 7 boys placed second in this fun, one-day tournament!

December 13- School-wide Games Afternoon (for fundraising more than $9000 school-wide).  Our students participated in a fun, half-day games day as a ‘thank you’ for their fundraising work.

December 13 – Thank you to all the families who participated in our Angel Tree program!

December 19 – Annual St. Kateri Christmas Concert – First of all…thank you to the students and staff members who made our annual Christmas Concert such a success!  Special mention to our lead organizers, Mrs. Vermeersch and Mrs. Haffner.  Second, thank you to our families for supporting this special event.  The gym was at capacity for the show that celebrated the most special time of the year – the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

 

January 2020:

January 6 – Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

January 8 – New Year Liturgy in our gym @ 12:30 p.m.  As always, parents and families are welcome to join us.

January 13 – WLU Concussion Presentation for Gr. 4-8 students.  An informative presentation for our students in our gymnasium.

January 14 – Dental Screening for JK, SK and Gr. 2 students

January 24 – PA Day (no school for students)

January 28 – The Umbrella Project Presentation for Parents – 6:30 p.m. @ St. Aloysius School.  We have partnered with our neighbor, St. Al’s, for this informative talk by Dr. Jen, the founder of The Umbrella Project.

January 29 – Bell Let’s Talk Day – let’s continue to raise awareness and combat stigma surrounding mental illness in Canada.

January 31 – Jersey Day – students…wear your favorite athletic jersey!

An important reminder for parents:

  • If you are dropping off or picking up your child – before school, after school, or during school hours – please do not us the YMCA Daycare Parking Lot, unless you have a YMCA Parking Pass

 

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