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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!

 

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

Cookbook Communication Ideas

 

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 5, 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 October 25, 2021

Bulldog Bulletin – Week of October 25, 2021

Some Important News and Dates for Parents and Students…

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/

Halloween Dance-a-thon!

  • 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 your 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 (family and friends only – NOT door to door) – School Cash Online is OPEN for pledges
  • The Actual Dance-a-thon will take 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

 

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 position on this.

 

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. Additionally, parents/guardians of students under 18 years of age can ask that their child be exempt from participating in the census. As part of our communication campaign, information has been distributed electronically by school Newswire, on our website, and on social media.  As you will read within the Student Census information, there is an OPT out opportunity, this process is explained within the link. The electronic OPT out form was available until October 25th.

 

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

 

St. Kateri Domino’s Pizza Wednesdays

  • Don’t forget – If your family enjoys the occasional pizza from Domino’s Pizza, consider making Wednesdays Domino’s Pizza Night!
  • Order a large, 3-topping pizza for $15 and $5 will be donated back to the school!
  • Orders must be done online  https://www.dominos.ca/ and use the code: CARE
  • Families have a chance of winning a FREE pizza if you tag #Saint_Kateri in a twitter
  • Valid only at the Domino’s located at 655 Fairway Rd., Kitchener

 

Friday, October 29

Halloween Themed School Council Dance-a-thon Fundraiser!

 

Thursday, November 4

School Picture Re-Take Day

 

Thursday, November 11

Remembrance Day

 

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

 

Domino’s Pizza Fundraiser

 

We are looking forward to our Wednesday night Domino’s Pizza Fundraiser for 3 Wednesdays:  Oct. 13, 20 and 27.
When placing an order please use the code CARE for EACH pizza that you order.
The school earns $5.00 back per purchase when you buy from the Fairway Road store.

**Take a picture of your family enjoying pizza night and Tweet/tag @Saint_Kateri or email michelle.muio@wcdsb.ca

to have your name entered into a draw for free pizza!

 

Wednesdays are a great night for pizza!

Saturday Skills Builder (Gr. 7 & 8)

Saturday Skills Builder (Gr. 7 & 8)

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

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

Skills Builder is a FREE literacy and numeracy support program for Gr 7 and 8 students attending ANY school within Waterloo Region.  If your child 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 instruction and additional 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

CLICK HERE to register online

For more information:

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

 

 

Pizza Lunch Days

KATERI CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Welcome back Students and Parents!

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 iconmagnify  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

 

Bulldog Bulletin – Week of October 18, 2021

Bulldog Bulletin – Week of October 18, 2021

 

Some Important News and Dates for Parents and Students…

Halloween Dance-a-thon!

  • 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 your 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 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 (family and friends only – NOT door to door) – School Cash Online is OPEN for pledges
  • The Actual Dance-a-thon will take 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 DO NOT replace the ‘safety masks’ students are required to wear indoors, every day)
  • Treat Bags and Glow sticks can also be purchased on School Cash Online

 

Weather Preparedness

 

  • During Autumn, 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 for the field conditions), waterproof jacket (for cold, damp or misty conditions)

 

WCDSB Grade 4-12 Student Census

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

As you are aware, we have our WCDSB Student Census beginning in just over 2 weeks. 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 students will complete 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. Additionally, parents/guardians of students under 18 years of age can ask that their child be exempt from participating in the census. As part of our communication campaign, information has been distributed electronically by school Newswire, on our website, and on social media.  As you will read within the Student Census information, there is an OPT out opportunity, this process is explained within the link. The OPT out option is available until October 25th should parents choose this.

 

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

 

St. Kateri Domino’s Pizza Wednesdays

  • Don’t forget – If your family enjoys the occasional pizza from Domino’s Pizza, consider making Wednesdays Domino’s Pizza Night!
  • Order a large, 3-topping pizza for $15 and $5 will be donated back to the school!
  • Orders must be done online  https://www.dominos.ca/ and use the code: CARE
  • Families have a chance of winning a FREE pizza if you tag #Saint_Kateri in a twitter
  • Valid only at the Domino’s located at 655 Fairway Rd., Kitchener

 

Wednesday, October 20

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

 

Thursday, October 21

Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

 

Friday, October 29

Halloween Themed School Council Dance-a-thon Fundraiser!

 

Thursday, November 4

School Picture Re-Take Day

 

Thursday, November 11

Remembrance Day

 

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)

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