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.
(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)