Reminders for the Week

It was a week of celebration. We celebrated our Lunch Hour Supervisors and our Social Worker and all that they do for our community at Christ the King and we had a March Spirit Week where each day we did something fun to wash away the winter blues. From the feedback that I received, Comfy/Pyjama day seemed to be the biggest hit with Bobcat students.

The students really enjoyed Q Mack and his presentation about FNMI. He was really engaging for students and overall a fun time.

This is the final week of school before March Break. We wish all our Bobcat families a relaxing vacation.



March Break Begins

March Break is a WCDSB holiday from March 13 – March 17 and there is no school for students. Please note that Christ the King is not able to offer extended day during this week, but parents can contact the WCDSB for information about other sites that are offering Extended Day. Enjoy the well deserved break, Bobcats!


Social Worker Appreciation Week!

The Staff and students at Christ the King would like to take the opportunity today, to say a huge THANK YOU to all our Social Workers and a special THANK YOU to Ms. Grosz!  Ms. Grosz, your contributions to our school community are often overlooked and understated, but we want to let you know today, and this week especially, that your role on our team is valued!  Your commitment to our students when they are at their most vulnerable and your willingness to support the many adults in our buildings, demonstrate that you are here for us!  Knowing that someone like each of you are there to support us is reassuring and comforting.  Your role is vital to the success of our system, and we wanted to make sure that today especially, you know how thankful we are for YOU, Ms. Grosz!




Earthquake Fundraising: Today is the last day!


As many of you know, WCDSB has a long tradition of fundraising to assist relief efforts when natural disasters strike.


The devastation of the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria has once again called us to action.


While rescue and recovery efforts continue, it has already been confirmed that more than 35,000 people have died.


Many thousands more — including many current refugees — are in desperate need of shelter, food, clean water, and medicine.


Consequently, the Senior Team and Board of Trustees would like to invite all WCDSB students and staff to participate in a centralized fundraising campaign via the Canadian Red Cross (operating under the umbrella of the International Red Cross).


Donations of ANY AMOUNT will support the range of emergency services the Red Cross is delivering to those in need including interim housing, clothing, food, and other essential supplies.


All fundraising efforts will be collected centrally using the following link: Donations – Earthquake in Turkey & Syria


How to Participate:

·         The deadline to participate is Friday, March 10

·         The link will deposit the funds into a central board office account



Summer Learning Program

Waterloo Catholic District School Board and St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education is committed to supporting your child’s continued learning. In July and August this year, there are several FREE learning options available for elementary students that will ignite, support and challenge student toward success and preparation for the next grade.

Find the programs listed by date and grade that best suit your child’s needs.

Visit for program details, dates, and registration links.

Elementary – in-person

·         Summer Fun with Languages (JK-Grade 8)

·         Summer Boost (Grades 1-6)

·         Summer Expedition (Grades 6-8)

·         HeadStart (Grade 8)

First Secondary Credit for Grade 8 students – in person

·         Bridge to Success – HIF1O (open to Grade 8 students only)

·         Exploring Engineering – TDJ1O (open to Grade 8 & 9 students only)

Because these programs are offered outside of the instructional school year, parents much complete a registration form for the summer program they are enrolling their child in. CHOOSE ONE to enrol your child in , except for HeadStart, which is offered in August.






On-Going Fundraising Program

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve chosen to be a part of the Plantables Fundraising Program for 2023. With the weather warming up and many of you thinking about rolling up your sleeves and getting back into the garden, it’s a great time to help us spread the word of this great fundraiser.


What Is Plantables?


Plantables is an exciting family-owned company based in Forest, Ontario that grow healthy, hardy and happy fruit and vegetable plants.  The best part is, they ship them DIRECTLY to your door, when you want them!


That means that no matter how busy you are, how unsuccessful (successful!) you’ve been at growing plants before, you’ll be able to grow brag-worthy fruits and veggies!


All you have to do is pick what plants you want to grow, choose when you want them delivered and wait for your box of garden-ready plants to arrive on your doorstep. Shipping weeks are available from April- June and you can order any time before that.


How does the program work?


All you have to do is help spread the plant love! Tell everybody you know to go to and make sure they enter the code CTK at the checkout or follow our direct link


We’re really excited to be launching a fundraiser that involves growing healthy fruits and veggies and spending time as a family!  There is a minimum order requirement of 6 seedlings as they ship in multiples of 6 – if you are still interested in taking part but have an order smaller than 6 plants or if you require more information, please contact


Thank you for all of your support, we can’t wait to see what you grow!


Christ the King Catholic School Advisory Council


WCDSB Updates

·         Please visit our School Board Website for updates and recent information.  Here is the link:



Daily Screening:

Parents/Guardians are to complete a daily COVID-19 screening on their children before sending them to school.  We no longer require proof of the screening. If there are any symptoms your child must stay home. Here is the link:




Dates to remember


March 13– Week of March Break- the Extended Day Program is not being offered at Christ the King School

Mar 21st – Down Syndrome Day wear fun or mismatched socks

Mar 29- April 5 – CCAT Testing Grade 4 students

March 31 – P.A. Day – no school for students (Extended Day running)

April 3rd – 12:45- Grandfather Teaching Assembly- Respect- Thank you, Room 129 & 130

April 6 – Holy Thursday

April 7 – Good Friday – the Extended Day Program is closed

April 10 – Easter Monday- the Extended Day Program is closed

April 12 – 19 – CAT-4 testing for Grade 7 students

April 19 – SK Vision Screening – Public Health

April 21 – PA Day – the Extended Day Program is closed

May 1 – Catholic Education Week

May 4 – CSAC Meeting and Paul Davis Parent Presentation – more information to follow

May 11 – Moose Hide Day Campaign – more information to follow

May 22 – Victoria Day – Board Holiday – no school for staff and students the Extended Day Program is closed

June 2 – PA Day – no school for students

June 27 – Term 2 Report Card Distribution

June 29 – Last Day of School



Respectfully yours,
Mrs. Dafoe