Bulldog Bulletin – January 16, 2023

The David Edgar Journey

Thank you to our Catholic School Advisory Council for supporting this year’s Guest Speaker Series!  Last week our students had the pleasure of hearing from St. Kateri alumnus, David Edgar!  David, a former member of Newcastle United (Premier League), Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS), and Canadian Senior Men’s National Team, spoke about Goal Setting, Resilience, and Determination – a great message to begin 2023!

Staffing Changes & Updates

As was announced before the Christmas Break, our school has experienced some significant staffing changes recently – Vice Principal, Mr. Rose, was appointed Principal of Blessed Sacrament CES effective January 9th, Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Ciupa, has moved on to another role in our board, Planning Time Teachers, Mrs. Ritz & Mr. Kelley, who have been filling in for Mrs. Gallant this year, have returned to our board’s Daily Occasional Supply Teacher List, and Special Education Teacher, Marg Heffernan, retired. We wish everyone nothing but the absolute best in their new roles or next chapters in their lives.


Please join us in welcoming our newest staff members: Mr. Dan Ingoldsby (Interim Vice Principal), Mrs. Michelle Soulard (Special Education Teacher), and Mrs. Stacy D’Cruz (Admin Assistant).  We are hoping to fill our Planning Time Teacher position this week and will update our community once that position has been filled.


Girls’ Volleyball and Boys’ Basketball

Good Luck to our Girls’ Volleyball and Boys’ Basketball Teams as they begin interschool play this week!

P.A. Day – Friday, January 20th

Don’t forget – next Friday, January 20th is a Professional Activity Day for staff, so the school is closed to students.

Jersey Day – Friday, January 27th

Students and staff are invited to wear their favorite sports jerseys on the 27th!  The class with the greatest participation will ‘win’ our mascot, Biscuit the Bulldog, until our next School Spirit Day!

Winter Walk to School Day – Wednesday, February 1st

Students are invited to participate in Waterloo Region’s Winter Walk to School Day on February 1st


Looking Ahead…      

(please mark your calendars)


January 20                                          PA Day (school is closed)

January 27                                          Jersey Day!

February 1                                          Winter Walk to School Day

February 7                                          Kindergarten Registration Day

February 10                                        Duane “D.O.” Gibson Assembly – Black Heritage & History Month

February 17                                        Term 1 Report Card Distribution

February 20                                        Family Day

February 22                                        Ash Wednesday Liturgy in the school gym, 12:40 p.m.

February 23                                        Family Math Night (6:00-7:00 p.m.)

March 13-17                                        March Break

March 31                                             PA Day (school is closed)

April 7                                                  Good Friday (no school)

April 10                                                Easter Monday (no school)

April 14                                                Easter Mass – 10:15 a.m., gym (parents welcome)

April 15                                                Sacrament of First Communion at St. Aloysius Parish @ 1:00 p.m.

April 18                                                Gr. 4 Bible Celebration – 10:15 a.m.

April 21                                                PA Day (school is closed)

April 26                                                Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Aloysius Parish @ 7:00 p.m.

May 1-5                                                Catholic Education Week

May 22                                                 Victoria Day (no school)

June 2                                                  P.A. Day (school is closed)

June 16                                                Mission Day

June 23                                               Closing School Mass, 10:15 a.m.

June 27                                                Term 2 Report Card Distribution Date

June 28                                               Grade 8 Grad

June 29                                               Last Day of School (Regular 3:05 p.m. dismissal)