Catholic Education Week 2018
This year, Catholic Education Week takes place May 7 – 11. Catholic communities across Ontario will celebrate the unique and distinctive contribution that Catholic schools make to our students, our community and our province.
This year’s theme is, “Catholic Education – Renewing the Promise”.
Parents – if your schedule allows, please consider dropping in for a 15-30 min visit in your child’s class during our two Open House dates.
Monday, May 7 – Opening Prayer will highlight the gift of Catholic Education
Tuesday, May 8 – Best-selling parenting author, Ann Douglas, presents to parents in our Learning Commons (Library). Brought to you by our Catholic School Council.
6:00 p.m. – Refreshments and Fellowship
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Ann’s presentation called “Parenting Through The Storm”
Wednesday, May 9 – Open House classroom visits for parents 12:10-2:55 p.m. (15-30 min. visits per class)
Thursday, May 10 – Open House classroom visits for parents 8:25-11:10 a.m. (15-30 min. visits per class)
Rejoice in the Lord always … and the God of peace will be with you. (Phil 4: 4, 9)
Hope in our Hearts…in our Homes…in our Schools…in our Communities…in our World
Kindergarten Parent Meeting
Parents of children attending JK or SK for the first time are invited to our Parent Meeting and Welcome to Kindergarten Night on Thursday, May 31 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. Where possible, we are asking both parents attend. One parent will attend the Parent Meeting and the other attends the Welcome to Kindergarten hands on component with your child.
Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO Assessments
From May 22 to 31, students in Grade 3 and 6 will be writing the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Assessment of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Primary and Junior Division, Spring 2018.
These province-wide tests are developed by Ontario teachers and assessment experts and resemble the work children do in class every day.
We ask that you ensure your child is well rested and, if at all possible, please avoid appointments during this time.
Parents requesting more information about the assessment can access it at www.eqao.com .
Good Luck to our Grade 4-8 students as they prepare to participate in our school track and field meet on Tuesday, May 22 at Resurrection CSS. Parents are invited to attend and cheer on students. Thank you to Mr. Jagas and Mr. Martins who have taken leadership roles with the meet. Thank you also to our Catholic School Council, who is paying for bus transportation for all students.
May – Important Dates to Remember
May 1 – Me to We ‘Walk for Water’ Day – students asked to bring a loonie or toonie today
May 2 – Jump Rope for Heart Kick-off Assembly @ 10 a.m.
May 3 – WCDSB St. Mary’s Family of Schools Beacons of Hope Breakfast –
congratulations to St. Kateri recipient, Grade 6 student Jaime D!
WCDSB Badminton Tournament @ Resurrection CSS
May 4 – Gr. 4-8 Track Meet @ Resurrection CSS
May 6 – St. Kateri Children’s Mass @ St. Aloysius Parish
May 7-11 – Catholic Education Week – “Renewing the Promiss”
May 8 – Ann Douglas Presentation in the Library for parents – 6:00-7:30 p.m.
May 9 – Open House (p.m.)
May 10 – Open House (a.m.)
May 14-18 – Book Fair in the Learning Commons (Library)
May 16 – Kindergarten Jump Rope for Heart (a.m.)
May 17 – St. Kateri’s 25th Anniversary Open House, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
May 18 – Jump Rope for Heart, Gr. 1-8
May 21 – Victoria Day (no school)
May 25 – Twin/Triplet Day
May 29-31 – Grade 8 Spiritual Retreat @ Mt. Mary
May 30 – Cross Country Meet @ Bechtel Park
May 31 – Kindergarten Night, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Earth Day news:
Congratulations to our Rap for Nature winners:
1st place: Monique S. and Isla T.
2nd place: Group: Madison G. Hailey G., Carlyn D. and Mikaela H.
3rd place: Group: Sarah B., Melina K., Paige R. and Diana L.
Thank you for your participation and great effort. It is obvious that they care for the Earth.