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!