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:


  • 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?


  • 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.



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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!