“In the Eucharist, you meet Jesus, share His life, feel His love; there you experience that His Death and Resurrection are for you.” – Pope Francis

Spring is officially here, and the Easter Season is upon us. This past weekend as we begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday, we recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the welcoming and waving of palm branches by the people. Palm Sunday is a reminder to us to welcome Jesus into our lives … into our hearts and into our homes. Today we celebrated Holy Thursday with the stations of the cross presentation. The Stations of the Cross refer to a series of depictions of Christ’s journey. They represent key moments in the trial, crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Stations o the Cross, or the Way of the Cross, have been celebrated by Roman Catholics for centuries, typically right before Easter. Wishing you a reflective and prayerful Easter Weekend. Please visit the St. Patrick Church website for Holy Week Mass times.


Here are some Reminders:

Staffing Update

Ms. Lane will continue to be off for the remainder of the year for her maternity leave. We wish her and her family all the best during this special time. Ms. Scott will continue to fill in for Ms. Lane until the end of the year.


What is the Holy Triduum

The Triduum is the three days commemorating the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Holy Thursday is the day of the last supper, and it was also the Frist Holy ‘Communion, as it was the first time Jesus turned bread and wine into his Body and Blood.

Good Friday is when we remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus. The day sounds bad, but it is called ‘good’ because we remember that Jesus loved us so much that he was willing to die for us.

Holy Saturday is a vigil day, a day of waiting and watching for something to happen It is the day before Easter when Jesus lay in the tomb.

Easter Sunday is a festive Liturgy, and continues from the Easter Vigil. Often we celebrate this day with beautiful flowers like white lilies, wear special outfits and may have a chocolate or two.

Throughout this week students will have the opportunity to participate in activities and discussions in their classrooms.


Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Good Friday, March 29th or Easter Monday, April 1st.


Lost and Found Items

With the warmer weather here, many students have left their coats, hats, and mitts on the yard. They have been collected and placed in the Lost & Found for students to pick up. If you child is missing any items, please have them check the lost and found as items.


Kindergarten 2024-2025 School Year Registration is NOW OPEN

Christ the King School is welcoming Kindergarten registrations for children born in 2019 or 2020. It is important to register your child early. To register your child, Parents or legal guardians of the child(ren) are asked to click on this link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/ to register your child(ren) for Kindergarten. Look for the tab at the top of your screen that says, “Register”.

1. Next, scroll down and select “Kindergarten Registration”. You will start by completing our online registration.

2. Then, school will then call you to schedule a time to complete the registration process.

1. The following documents will be required:

1. a birth certificate or other legal proof of your child’s age. proof of home address and a Catholic Baptismal Certificate of either parent or child.

If you do not have internet access, we invite you to call our school and we will help.

Children with special needs, (e.g., speech and language, vision, hearing, intellectual), should register at the school in their home area. If you are a non-Catholic, but wish to explore a Catholic education for your child(ren), please review the WCDSB Admissions to Catholic Elementary Schools Policy found here: Admissions to Elementary Catholic Schools – APA001 (wcdsb.ca) found or give us a call to learn more.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into Christ the King community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


Math @Home Resources for Families Campaign!

Parents can make a big difference in their child’s learning by talking with them about what they are learning at school. While these resources are optional, they provide valuable information about what students are learning at school and ideas for supporting their learning at home.

Please see these Math @Home Resources linked below. https://www.wcdsb.ca/programs-and-services/curriculum/elementary-curriculum/mathematics-elementary/


Indigenous Presentation for Christ the King School – April 12, 2024

Jennifer Staats, Indigenous and Equity Consultant K-12 will present the Indigenous Map of Canada. This gym sized map of Canada highlights the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Students will be able to engage interactively with the map as they learn more about the origins of Indigenous People on this land, their languages and their cultures.

Students will learn about the first Europeans to this land and the treaties that were negotiated. Students will learn about the legacy of residential schools and how we are committed to Truth & Reconciliation with the First Peoples of this land.


PA Day – April 8

Please note that the Professional Activity (PA) Day, initially set for April 19, 2024, has been rescheduled to April 8, 2024. This adjustment is to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students and staff due to the Total Solar Eclipse expected on April 8, 2024.


Parish Information:

Please mark the following dates on your calendar. Please contact the Parish office at (519) 623-3773 for registration and other information about Sacraments.


CONFIRMATION APRIL 20th AT 11 AM ~ Bishop Crosby

WCDSB Updates

Please visit our School Board Website for updates and recent information. Here is the link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/

Are you having issues logging into Aspen? The WCDSB has a new process. They have setup a new support email for any parent(s) having issues accessing/creating their parent portal account in Aspen. The support email is OLRHelp@wcdsb.ca . EQAO: Spring / Summer for Students in Grades 3 and 6 EQAO continues to host a series of webinars and provide learning modules to support educators, and parents and guardians. EQAO Webinar for Parents and Guardians of Elementary School Students Register for this free live webinar and learn about EQAO’s primary- and junior-division Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Participants will learn about the purpose of Ontario’s large-scale assessments. EQAO staff will explain the assessment format, highlight resources to support students and answer questions from participants. Registration

Important Dates: for these and all upcoming events, please visit our calendar on our website at https://christtheking.wcdsb.ca/


Spirit Wear Day – wear our school colours blue and gold or spirit wear every Thursday!

March 29 – Good Friday – Board Holiday (no school)

April 1 – Easter Monday– Board Holiday (no school)

April 3 – Easter Liturgy – school wide

April 8 – PA Day – Please note that the Professional Activity (PA) Day, initially set for April 19, 2024, has been rescheduled to April 8, 2024. This adjustment is to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students and staff due to the Total Solar Eclipse expected on April 8, 2024.

April 12 – Indigenous Map comes to Christ the King School

April 13 – Grade 2 First Communion @ St. Patrick Parish – 9-10 AM

April 15 – Dental Screening for JK/SK and Grade 2 students

April 10 – 17 – CAT-4 Assessment (Grade 7 students)

April 20 – Grade 7 Confirmation – St. Patrick Church 11- 12:30 with Bishop Crosby

May 13 – Track & Field (Grades 4-8)

May 20 – Victoria Day

May 31 – PA Day

June 24 – Grade 8 Graduation 5-7:15 PM at St. Benedict’s

June 25- Term 2 Report Cards

June 27 – Last Day of School for students

June 28 – PA Day – no school for students


Be safe and stay healthy!