Bulldog Bulletin – January 23, 2023
Please join us in welcoming retired #WCDSBAwesome principal, Mr. Leo Pellizzari, who will be our acting Vice Principal this week while Mr. Ingoldsby is away.
Congratulations to Mrs. Sowa, who has been appointed the Lead Administrative Assistant of the new, yet-to-be named, ‘Huron-Brigadoon’ Catholic Elementary School opening in September! Mrs. Sowa will remain with us until the end of March and then begin her full-time duties with the new school.
Finally, it is with mixed emotions that I announce I too will be leaving St. Kateri at the end of March – I will be heading to ‘Huron-Bridagoon’ CES as its first-ever principal. It has been an honor to work alongside our students, staff, and parents the past five and a half years. Serving this school community has been the highlight of my career in Catholic education thus far – St. Kateri is a very special school, and I will miss everyone dearly.
Families heading to ‘Huron-Brigadoon’ in September – keep an eye out for important information on things like parent meetings, student meetings, and online surveys in the coming weeks and months.
Mr. Dave Lynch
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.
Kindergarten Registration – Tuesday, February 7th
If you have a child born in 2018 or 2019 and you have not registered them for Kindergarten, we invite you to come to the school on February 2nd for in-person registration for the 2023-2024 school year! The office will be open until 6:00 p.m. this evening. Children born in 2018, currently in JK/Year 1, do NOT need to be registered again.
Black History and Black Heritage Month
St. Kateri has a very active Student Equity Engagement Council whose mandate is to help ensure every student and member of our school community feels welcome, valued, and included. Our SEEC will be taking the lead with several educational experiences this month, when we learn more about the contributions Black Canadians have made, and continue to make, in shaping our country.
To support our learning, we will also be welcoming Duane ‘D.O.’ Gibson to St. Kateri the afternoon of February 10th, as part of our Guest Speaker Series. D.O. will be bringing his ‘Black Canadian 365 – Change The World’ school assembly to the Dawg Pound at 1:00 p.m. that day – parents are invited to attend!
Family Math Night – Mark Your Calendars…Thursday, February 23rd
You definitely don’t want to miss our St. Kateri Bulldogs Family Math Night happening Thursday, February 23rd from 6:00-7:00 p.m.! Swing by the school for an hour and learn what, and how, your children are learning right in their classrooms, by their #WCDSBAwesome educators!
We also have EIGHT Brand New Chromebooks to give away at the end of the night as Door Prizes! Your child/family is only eligible if you are in attendance though!
5:45-6:00 p.m. – Families arrive, drop off their ballot for a chance to win a Chromebook, and then meet in the gym
6:00-6:10 p.m. – Welcome, Prayer, and Address from WCDSB Numeracy Consultant, Petra LeDuc
6:10-6:15 p.m. – Travel Time to Child’s Classroom
6:15-6:35 p.m. – Math Session 1
6:35-6:40 p.m. – Travel Time to Child’s Classroom
6:40-7:00 p.m. – Math Session 2
7:00 p.m. – Chromebook Door Prize Draw!!
(please mark your calendars)
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)