Special Message from the Director of Education – Important COVID-19 Updates

Dear WCDSB Community,

We hope that you continue to be well and that you have had a healthy and enjoyable fall season.  We are pleased that, for the most part, our schools continue to be safe and healthy places for learning to prosper.  We have not been without our challenges this fall, but with a few exceptions, our COVID-19 case counts have remained quite low and we are so grateful to both our staff and our families for working hard to follow all the necessary guidelines and precautions.

 

This letter once again brings a few very important updates of which we would like you to be aware as they are important to your understanding as to how things are unfolding and precautions we wish to continue to enforce, so that we may continue on a safe, healthy and positive path as a community.

Vaccination

As you have no doubt heard in the media, vaccination for children ages 5-11 is now ready to be rolled out in the province and within Waterloo Region.  The Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province and local Public Health offer us the guidance, as the experts, that this is our best defence against COVID-19.  It will assist in keeping our children healthy, as well as all those with whom they have contact.  Vaccinations will be available at Public Health vaccination sites, community hubs, local pharmacies and at a few school pop-up sites (of which you will be informed when they are occurring).  A parent’s approval will be required for any child 5-11 to be vaccinated and any school-based sites will happen after hours.  Parents can begin making appointments as of today.

 

As a parent you may have questions about the vaccine for children 5-11 year olds.  Our local Public Health Unit is sponsoring a virtual parent information session, via Zoom, on Thursday Dec 2nd, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.  The presentation, along with a question-and-answer session, will be given by Dr. Kelly Grindrod, Ontario College of Pharmacists Professor in Pharmacy Innovation and Associate Professor, University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.  We would encourage any parent who still has questions about the vaccine to attend this session.

Rapid Antigen Testing for Students over Christmas Break

On November 18th, the provincial government announced that over the Christmas Break rapid antigen screen kits will be provided to any and all students who wish to take home 5 tests to be administered every few days between Dec 23rd and Jan 4th, so that we are better assured a safe and healthy return to school in January 2022, and a safer, healthier coming together with Friends and Family over the Christmas Season.

Sports / Athletics

As reported in previous letters, we have been pleased to see the return of athletics and sport to our schools and for inter-scholastic play to have returned for those age 12 and older.  The criteria to play is full vaccination and/or proof of a negative test.  This strategy is being used in a very targeted way for students who are not able to use our other usual strategies to ensure their safety – that is – they are unable to ensure masking and social distancing.  This strategy has now been endorsed by the province and will now continue for the foreseeable future for us at WCDSB.  We are extremely pleased by this decision.

Additional Health and Safety Measures

Also part of the November 19th announcement was the direction that all Parent-Teacher interviews should take place virtually (or by phone).  Similarly, schools are asked to ensure that assemblies occur virtually to ensure cohorts are not blending and social distancing is maintained.

Secondary Delivery Model

The province has opened the door to the second half of the year being delivered through a proper semestered model – which is 4 periods or 4 75-minute classes in a day.  This decision will have to be supported by Public Health based on cases and other relevant data.  At the current time we are hopeful that we will be in a position to return to a semestered/4 period day in February.

Potential Travel

A reminder that students under 12, travelling with vaccinated parents do not have to quarantine per se, but they are not allowed to return to school until 14 days from return have passed.  This guidance is found on our webpage.  This is federal policy we are sharing.

https://www.wcdsb.ca/covid-19-student-screening-and-testing/

Screening

As we have shared before, please know that one of the most important things you do each and every day is to complete the screening tool before you as a staff member or student (or parent of a student) arrive at school.  Any individual who fails the screener or who is symptomatic in any way should not be reporting to school.  That is part of our collective responsibility to one another.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Please review our full Operational Guidelines to ensure you understand how we are continuing to ensure a safe and happy school experience for all.

 

We continue to be exceptionally grateful for your support and partnership as we navigate this unique year.

 

Sincerely,

Loretta Notten

Director of Education

 

 

 

 

Bulldog Bulletin – Week of November 22, 2021

Bulldog Bulletin – Week of November 22, 2021

Important News and Dates for Parents and Students…

Progress Report Cards and Parent Teacher Interviews/Conferences

Parents – Your child brought home their Term 1 Progress Report Cards last Thursday.  The response section (bottom of the second page) provides an opportunity for you to comment positively and constructively on your child’s progress and achievement during the first two months of the school year.  This section also allows you to comment on how you will work together with the school to improve learning for your child as we head into the second half of the first term.

When completing the response form, you and your child may wish to consider the following questions:

Students:

  • What is something I do well?
  • What is something I want to learn more about this term?
  • What are the learning goals am I going to set for improvement this term?
  • What am I going to do to improve my work and/or effort this year?

Parents:

  • What do you see as a real strength for your child?  What do you see your child doing well?
  • Where have you seen your child struggling or having difficulty?
  • What does your child need to improve?
  • What steps can you take during this term to work with the classroom teacher to assist your child?

We thank you for the support you have provided during the beginning of this school year to ensure successful learning for your child.  Virtual or Phone Call interviews take place this week – a date/time should have been included on a slip of paper in your child’s Report Card envelop.

School Improvement & Equity Plan for Student Achievement

Our 2021-2022 St. Kateri SIEPSA was shared with our Catholic School Advisory Council last month and a link has been uploaded onto our school’s website.  This is part of our commitment to being accountable and transparent with our school community and is the most important project of our ‘St. Kateri 2.0’ plan.  Here is a link to our website:   https://stkateri.wcdsb.ca/ and here is the link that will take you directly to our 2021-2022 SIEPSA   2021-2022 St. Kateri CES SIEPSA .  Should you have any questions about our plan, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher, Mr. Rose, or Mr. Lynch.

All-Star Reading Program – Volunteers Needed! 

The St. Kateri Tekakwitha school community is looking for volunteers to help run our All Star Reading program.

What is All Star Reading?

All Star Reading is a program where selected students have the opportunity to help build upon their phonemic awareness, sight word vocabulary, and practice their reading skills. With the impact that school closures have had, the need for opportunities for extra practice is ever so important. It is also a great way to get involved with our school community!

Where does it take place?

All Star Reading will take place in our community room in the afternoon.

How much time does it require?

The time required is flexible and depends on your availability! Typically volunteers come in 1-2 times per week for about 1-2 hours.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in volunteering in the afternoons, you can email Mrs. Costa at edith.costa@wcdsb.ca with your availability and phone number. Please let us know at your earliest convenience or before the end of November.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you soon!

  • Mrs. Costa, Mrs. Da Silva and Mrs. Dillon

 

Building Resilient Families – Speaker Series

Consider joining us on Tuesday, November 30th at 7:30 p.m. for the next instalment in the Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region’s Speaker Series – ‘Building Resilient Families’.  Find out more information and to register visit https://www.ccfowr.ca/speaker-series .  Space is limited.

Daily Screening

  • Thank you to all of our parents for doing a great job with screening your children for COVID symptoms before coming to school each day.  Please continue to be diligent with this safety measure and help us maintain a safe learning environment for all of our students and staff.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

Follow us on Twitter…@Saint_Kateri 

 

Our goal is to reach 600 followers this year (we currently have 553).  If you aren’t already doing so, follow us at @Saint_Kateri and keep up to date with all of the #WCDSBawesome things happening at our school!

 

Looking Ahead…

 

Week of November 22

Parent-Teacher Conferences (virtual or phone)

The interview time with your child’s teacher will be placed in their Progress Report Card envelope.  If the interview is over the phone, your child’s teacher will be calling you at this time – please know the call will likely show up as “Private Caller” or “No Caller ID”

 

November 30

Advent Mass (virtual)

Father Melvin, from St. Aloysius Parish, will celebrate the beginning of Advent with our parish schools – St. Kateri, St. Timothy, and St. Aloysius – using his YouTube channel at 1:00 p.m.

 

December 14

Christmas Mass (virtual)

Father Melvin will celebrate a special Christmas Mass with our parish schools at 10:45 a.m.

 

December 17

Last Day of School Before Christmas Break…Merry Christmas to everyone in our school community!

 

January 3

Happy New Year!  First Day of School after Christmas Break!

 

January 21

PA Day (no school for students)

 

February 14

Valentine’s Day

 

February 17

Term 1 Report Cards Go Home

 

February 21

Family Day (School is Closed)

 

March 2

Ash Wednesday

 

March 14-18

March Break (School is Closed)

 

April 5

Easter Mass (Virtual)

 

April 8

PA Day (no school for students)

 

April 15

Good Friday (School is Closed)

 

April 18

Easter Monday (School is Closed)

 

May 2-6

Catholic Education Week – “Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together”

 

May 8

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

May 11

Administrative Assistants Appreciation Day!  Thank you, Mrs. Sowa and Mrs. Dilgert!

 

May 23

Victoria Day (School is Closed)

 

June 3

PA Day (no school for students)

 

June 19

Happy Father’s Day!

 

June 21

Year-End School Mass (Virtual)

 

June 27

Term 2 Report Cards Go Home

 

June 28

Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony

 

June 29

Last Day of the 2021-2022 School Year!

 

LAST CALL FOR ST KATERI COOKBOOK

St. Kateri Cookbook

 

St. Kateri’s EcoSchool Earth Rangers are putting together our first ever school cookbook. During the Covid lockdown you may have had time to learn some new cooking styles or tried some new recipes. We would love and appreciate any families who are willing to contribute to our St. Kateri’s Cookbook, perhaps even sharing that ever so secret “grandma’s” recipe.

 

We have a very diverse school population and are excited to show off the various cultural cuisines of our school community. Please feel free to send in your favourite homemade, traditional family recipe with your child. Each week our Earth Rangers will go around to classes to collect them.

 

If you participate in our “Meatless Monday” Challenge, share your family favourite vegetarian recipe.

 

Included Sections that will be in our school cookbook include:

  • Main Courses
  • Appetizers
  • Desserts
  • Lunch Snacks
  • Vegetarian Cuisine

 

We are a very large school (over 600 students) and are asking for just one recipe per family, so please pick your favourite and send it in. Please ensure to include a list of ingredients, steps on how to prepare/make it, Family name and a picture if possible. We will be compiling all of the recipes into a cookbook that will be available in both hard copy and electronic versions. All submissions are considered approved to be published.

 

Recipes can be emailed to colette.schneider@wcdsb.ca. We ask that all recipes be submitted by Friday November 26, 2021.

 

Thank you for being part of St. Kateri’s first ever cookbook publication,

 

Mr. Rose, Mrs. Kulczynska and Mrs. Schneider

 

Bulldog Bulletin – Week of November 15, 2021

Important News and Dates for Parents and Students…

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week in Ontario – November 15-19

Each morning this week, we will be highlighting the different ways we can combat bullying here at St. Kateri.  Teachers will also be reviewing key messages, using age-specific resources aligned with our faith values, to help students develop the skills required to build and maintain healthy relationships.  And…really cool shirt giveaways will happen all week long too!

 

All-Star Reading Program – Volunteers Needed! 

The St. Kateri Tekakwitha school community is looking for volunteers to help run our All Star Reading program.

What is All Star Reading?

All Star Reading is a program where selected students have the opportunity to help build upon their phonemic awareness, sight word vocabulary, and practice their reading skills. With the impact that school closures have had, the need for opportunities for extra practice is ever so important. It is also a great way to get involved with our school community!

Where does it take place?

All Star Reading will take place in our community room in the afternoon.

How much time does it require?

The time required is flexible and depends on your availability! Typically volunteers come in 1-2 times per week for about 1-2 hours.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in volunteering in the afternoons, you can email Mrs. Costa at edith.costa@wcdsb.ca with your availability and phone number. Please let us know at your earliest convenience or before the end of November.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you soon!

  • Mrs. Costa, Mrs. Da Silva and Mrs. Dillon

 

Building Resilient Families – Speaker Series

Consider joining us on Tuesday, November 30th at 7:30 p.m. for the next instalment in the Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region’s Speaker Series – ‘Building Resilient Families’.  Find out more information and to register visit https://www.ccfowr.ca/speaker-series .  Space is limited.

Daily Screening

  • Thank you to all of our parents for doing a great job with screening your children for COVID symptoms before coming to school each day.  Please continue to be diligent with this safety measure and help us maintain a safe learning environment for all of our students and staff.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

Follow us on Twitter…@Saint_Kateri 

 

Our goal is to reach 600 followers this year (we currently have 553).  If you aren’t already doing so, follow us at @Saint_Kateri and keep up to date with all of the #WCDSBawesome things happening at our school!

 

 

Looking Ahead…

 

November 18

Progress Report Card Distribution

The purpose of the Progress Report is:

“To show a student’s development of the learning skills and work habits during the fall, as well as a student’s general progress in working towards the achievement of the curriculum expectations in all subjects.” (Growing Success, 2010 Ministry Document. p. 50.).

The Elementary Progress Report Card is intended to be the central part of the discussion between parents and teachers during the phone call conferences taking place the week of November 22-26.   The 10-minute conferences will allow parents to gain a better understanding of effective learning skills and work habits as well as provide an opportunity to discuss learning goals for the year.

 

November 19

PA Day (no school for students)

 

November 25

Parent-Teacher Conferences (virtual or phone)

The interview time with your child’s teacher will be placed in their Progress Report Card envelope.  Your child’s teacher will be calling you at this time – please know the call will likely show up as “Private Caller” or “No Caller ID”

 

November 30

Advent Mass (virtual)

Father Melvin, from St. Aloysius Parish, will celebrate the beginning of Advent with our parish schools – St. Kateri, St. Timothy, and St. Aloysius – using his YouTube channel at 1:00 p.m. today

 

December 14

Christmas Mass (virtual)

Father Melvin will celebrate a special Christmas Mass with our parish schools at 10:45 a.m. today

 

December 17

Last Day of School Before Christmas Break…Merry Christmas to everyone in our school community!

 

January 3

Happy New Year!  School re-opens after Christmas Break!

 

January 21

PA Day (no school for students)

 

February 14

Valentine’s Day

 

February 17

Term 1 Report Cards Go Home

 

February 21

Family Day (School is Closed)

 

March 2

Ash Wednesday

 

March 14-18

March Break (School is Closed)

 

April 5

Easter Mass (Virtual)

 

April 8

PA Day (no school for students)

 

April 15

Good Friday (School is Closed)

 

April 18

Easter Monday (School is Closed)

 

May 2-6

Catholic Education Week – “Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together”

 

May 8

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

May 11

Administrative Assistants Appreciation Day!  Thank you, Mrs. Sowa and Mrs. Dilgert!

 

May 23

Victoria Day (School is Closed)

 

June 3

PA Day (no school for students)

 

June 19

Happy Father’s Day!

 

June 21

Year-End School Mass (Virtual)

 

June 27

Term 2 Report Cards Go Home

 

June 28

Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony

 

June 29

Last Day of the 2021-2022 School Year!

 

 

 

 

 

Pizza Day Information

St. Kateri Pizza Days are BACK!

 

Elementary School Nutrition Services is pleased to announce that we will administer your nutrition program for 2021/2022.  Please be advised that parents must register their students each year.  If you were registered last year, please use the same email address.  This will ensure that any credits on your account will be posted to your new account.

 

You may begin placing orders immediately and the first nutrition day will be Thursday November 4th.   Our on-line ordering system is user friendly and allows you to place and manage your orders when it is convenient for you.  You can pay on-line with credit card or debit.   If you have provided your email address when registering, you have agreed to receive reminder emails and communication from ESNS.

 

 

To Register log on to :  https://www.esns.ca

 

  1. Click on the tab SCHOOLS
  2. Click on your school from the list
  3. Click on the tab REGISTER
  4. Complete all the fields in the registration form
  5. Click on Children to add your student information – select their classroom from the drop down menu – Add additional children if appropriate
  6. Click on the tab ORDERS
  7. Complete one order form for each child then proceed to payment

Full detailed instructions can also be found under the HELP Tab

IMPORTANT

ORDER, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

 

ORDERS

All orders must be placed 9 days in advance of delivery, as we must place our orders with our suppliers in this time frame.  Emails will be sent to you to remind you when to order. Orders will only be processed if they are paid in full.

 

PAYMENTS

Please make your payment at the time of ordering.

 

CANCELLATIONS– email support@esns.ca

Orders that are cancelled after the orders have been placed with our suppliers will be credited at 50%. Days highlighted in red on the website indicate that these orders have already been placed with our suppliers.  Our custom software does allow you to edit orders on your account that have not been placed with our suppliers.

 

SNOW DAY CANCELLATIONS

If the school board has closed the school due to weather conditions all orders will be cancelled and a full refund will be posted to your account.

 

BUS CANCELLATIONS

If buses are cancelled due to weather, all orders will be sent to the school.  If you wish to cancel your order as your child will not be attending school, the regular cancellation policy of 50% credit applies.

 

Helpful Information

Please ensure that you register your children in the correct classroom as this is where their lunches will be delivered.  If your child is moved to a different room, please log in and edit your child’s information or contact us.

When you see the icon  beside a product this means that there are options available for this product.  When you select this product your options will appear.

 

(Eg.  Toppings on a pita, or dressing for a salad)

 

If you are not able to place your order on-line you may contact our office at 519-570-3767 and we will be pleased to help you or email support@esns.ca

 

 

 

Dave Lynch

Principal

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School

560 Pioneer Drive, Kitchener, ON

519.895.1716

https://stkateri.wcdsb.ca

 

 

Bulldog Bulletin – Week of November 8, 2021

Important News and Dates for Parents and Students…

Halloween Dance-a-thon Fundraiser Update

  • Once again, we would like to thank our #WCDSBawesome Catholic School Advisory Council for the great job they did with our Halloween Dance-a-thon on October 29th  In total, after expenses, we raised about $1500.  That money will go towards supporting math learning as well as augmenting classroom libraries and home reading programs.

Daily Screening

  • Thank you to all of our parents for doing a great job with screening your children for COVID symptoms before coming to school each day.  The COVID screener was updated on October 19th – please continue to be diligent with this safety measure and help us maintain a safe learning environment for all of our students and staff.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

Saturday Skills Builder for Gr. 7 & 8 Students

 

Saturday Skills Builder is a FREE literacy and numeracy support program for Gr. 7 and 8 students. If your child/student needs help to get through this transitional time and grades or study habits are suffering, encourage them to get the extra help they need. Taught by Certified Intermediate teachers, Skills Builder will provide additional instruction and resources to assist with the skills and tasks that follow this year’s curriculum.

 

Skills Builder is intended to help students who need:

  • more time and attention outside of school hours
  • a different approach to learning
  • to hear, see, and apply new knowledge more than once

Dates:

Saturdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm ONLINE (until in-person learning permitted),

October to June (regular attendance is not required, yet strongly encouraged)

CLICK HERE to register online

For more information:

https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca/programsandcourses/gr-7-10-support/skills-builder/

 

 

Mark Your Calendars…

 

Thursday, November 11

Remembrance Day is a day to honour the fallen, but it also calls us to embrace peace. Two minutes of silence, the playing of the Last Post, the recitation of In Flanders Fields, and the wearing of poppies are traditions we observe here in Canada.

Mr. Nicholls’s Gr. 7/8 class will lead our school in a virtual Remembrance Day Assembly this morning.

 

Friday, November 12

Hat Day! – most days, students are not able to wear hats in class…today, all of that changes!  Wear your favourite, coolsest hat all day long, kids!

 

November 15-19

Bullying Awareness Week

Each morning this week, we will be highlighting the different ways we can combat bullying here at our school.  Teachers will also be reviewing key messages, using age-specific resources aligned with our faith values, to help students develop the skills required to build and maintain healthy relationships.  And…really cool shirt giveaways will happen all week long too!

 

November 18

Progress Report Card Distribution

The purpose of the Progress Report is:

“To show a student’s development of the learning skills and work habits during the fall, as well as a student’s general progress in working towards the achievement of the curriculum expectations in all subjects.” (Growing Success, 2010 Ministry Document. p. 50.).

The Elementary Progress Report Card is intended to be the central part of the discussion between parents and teachers during the phone call conferences taking place the week of November 22-26.   The 10-minute conferences will allow parents to gain a better understanding of effective learning skills and work habits as well as provide an opportunity to discuss learning goals for the year.

 

November 19

PA Day (no school for students)

 

November 25

Parent-Teacher Conferences (virtual or phone)

The interview time with your child’s teacher will be placed in their Progress Report Card envelope.  Your child’s teacher will be calling you at this time – please know the call will likely show up as “Private Caller” or “No Caller ID”

 

November 30

Advent Mass (virtual)

Father Melvin, from St. Aloysius Parish, will celebrate the beginning of Advent with our parish schools – St. Kateri, St. Timothy, and St. Aloysius – using his YouTube channel at 1:00 p.m. today

 

December 14

Christmas Mass (virtual)

Father Melvin will celebrate a special Christmas Mass with our parish schools at 10:45 a.m. today

 

December 17

Last Day of School Before Christmas Break…Merry Christmas to everyone in our school community!

School resumes Monday, January 3rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulldog Bulletin – Week of November 1, 2021

Important News and Dates for Parents and Students…

Halloween Dance-a-thon Fundraiser Update

* Thank you to our #WCDSBawesome Catholic School Advisory Council for the great job they did with our Halloween Dance-a-thon last Friday! Our students had an absolute BLAST celebrating Halloween and raising funds to augments some of the learning initiatives we have going here at St. Kateri this year. We will share both the fundraising totals and how those dollars will be spent in next week’s Bulldog Bulletin.

Daily Screening

* Thank you to all of our parents for doing a great job with screening your children for COVID symptoms before coming to school each day. The COVID screener was updated on October 19th – please continue to be diligent with this safety measure and help us maintain a safe learning environment for all of our students and staff.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Weather Preparedness

* During fall, we encounter all kinds of different weather, here in Southern Ontario … often in the course of a single day!
* Please have your child come to school dressed for the weather and field conditions – outdoor footwear (waterproof if playing on the field), waterproof jacket (for cold, damp or misty conditions)

No Dogs on School Property Please

* If you walk your child to school or pick them up, please know our school has ‘no dogs on school property’ policy. We realize that most dogs are friendly; however, to prevent any possibility of dog bites, we ask all parents and visitors to respect our policy.

WCDSB Grade 4-12 Student Census

Our WCDSB Student Census will be administered between November 1-12 to our students in Grades 4-8 in Elementary Schools. If you haven’t had a chance to do so, we invite you to please have a look at the census here https://www.wcdsb.ca/student-census/

The purpose of the WCDSB Student Census is to eliminate systemic racism and advance racial equity in the WCDSB as authorized by the Anti-Racism Act in s.7(2). The WCDSB Student Census is a confidential and voluntary survey for all students from Grades 4 to 12 that will be completed with their classroom teacher during class time. The results and analysis of the census will allow us to gain a deeper understanding of the diversity of students within the WCDSB and of the cultural, social and demographic makeup of our students.

The WCDSB Students Census is voluntary. Any student may choose not to participate, to stop participating, or to skip a question at any time. For parents wishing to have their child opt out of the census, an online form was available on the board website up until October 25th. If you do not wish your child to participate in the census but missed that deadline, please contact Mr. Lynch at the school 519-895-1716 or email David.Lynch@wcdsb.ca

We look forward to sharing the results from the Student Census as it becomes available.

Saturday Skills Builder for Gr. 7 & 8 Students

Saturday Skills Builder is a FREE literacy and numeracy support program for Gr. 7 and 8 students. If your child/student needs help to get through this transitional time and grades or study habits are suffering, encourage them to get the extra help they need. Taught by Certified Intermediate teachers, Skills Builder will provide additional instruction and resources to assist with the skills and tasks that follow this year’s curriculum.

Skills Builder is intended to help students who need:

* more time and attention outside of school hours
* a different approach to learning
* to hear, see, and apply new knowledge more than once

Dates:

Saturdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm ONLINE (until in-person learning permitted),

October to June (regular attendance is not required, yet strongly encouraged)

For more information:

https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca/programsandcourses/gr-7-10-support/skills-builder/

St. Kateri Domino’s Pizza Wednesdays

Thank you for your support, Bulldog Families! We were the top school in the region the month of October with 134 pizzas purchased in the three weeks the program ran. The next Domino’s Pizza Fundraiser round takes place in April.

Follow Us on Twitter

Stay up to date with all of the super cool things taking place at St. Kateri – follow us on Twitter! You’ll find us @Saint_Kateri

Mark Your Calendars…

Thursday, November 4

School Picture Re-Take Day

Thursday, November 11

Remembrance Day Virtual Assembly

Friday, November 12

Hat Day! – Students can wear their favorite hat (even in class)

November 15-19

Bullying Awareness Week

November 18

Progress Report Card Distribution

November 19

PA Day (no school for students)

November 25

Parent-Teacher Conferences (virtual or phone)

November 30

Advent Mass (virtual)

December 14

Christmas Mass (virtual)

December 17

Last Day of School Before Christmas Break

Our Spooktacular Halloween Dance-a-thon Fundraiser is Only Two Days Away!

  • Our Annual Halloween-Themed Dance-a-thon is back by popular demand!  This year’s Dance-a-thon will have enhanced safety measures in place, in keeping with Public Health and School Board Guidelines (e.g., fewer students in the gym, mandatory masks, treats eaten in classrooms only).  Thank you to our Catholic School Council Advisory Committee for their work supporting our major fundraiser!
  • Funds raised will go towards supporting student learning here at school and will include items such as: books for classroom libraries, resources to augment science & math programs, equipment to enhance physical education, manipulatives that will assist with learning Math, Reading and Writing.
  • Pledges can be collected up until Sunday, October 31st by students (from family and friends only – NOT door to door) – School Cash Online is OPEN for pledges.  At the time of this Newswire Message, about $2000.00 in donations had been raised.  If you are considering making a donation, please visit School Cash Online.  If you are new to the school/board and haven’t yet set up a School Cash Online account, please visit https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ to set up an account.
  • The Actual Dance-a-thon takes place Friday, October 29th – students and staff are invited to wear their Catholic Elementary School appropriate costumes (non-violent, must be able to wear ‘safety masks’, costume masks are not encouraged since they DO NOT replace the ‘safety masks’ students are required to wear indoors, every day).  Alternatively, students can wear orange and black.
  • Treat Bags and Glow sticks can also be purchased on School Cash Online – Thanks to our CSAC for providing all students with a treat and some glow too!
  • Parents are asked to not send treats in this day unless they are for your children only
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