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St. Anne Social Media/Digital Literacy Awareness Night with guest speaker Sandra Muir

St. Anne School Council is hosting a

Social Media/Digital Literacy Awareness Night with guest speaker Sandra Muir

&

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age Documentary

 

Join us for an informative evening with guest speaker Sandra Muir, Social Media Strategist, Communications & Public Affairs, from Wilfrid Laurier University.

In her presentation, parents will learn about the tools, how kids are using them, and best practices on how to keep their kids safe in this digital age.

Followed by Sandra’s presentation, we will be showing the documentary Screenagers.

Screenager: Growing Up in the Digital Age

SCREENAGERS (Official Trailer) – YouTube

Screenagers dives deep into how technology impacts kid’s development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world where parents must compete with video games, texting addiction, and social media.

Event Details

Where: St. Anne School Kitchener (school gym)

When: Thursday April 19th

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

RSVP: If you would like to attend this free event, please RSVP by Tuesday April 17th using the Eventbrite link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screenagers-documentary-guest-speaker-sandra-muir-social-mediadigital-literacy-awareness-night-tickets-43988074515?aff=affiliate1

 

 

On behalf of St. Anne School Council

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Week of March 26, 2018

Holy Week

During this final week of preparation before Easter Sunday, these days recount Christ’s final days on Earth.  Lent ends on Holy Thursday. Holy Thursday evening through Easter Sunday is the three day period called the Triduum where we remember Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.  As a faith community, we will be remembering and celebrating Jesus’ gift of the Eucharist on  Holy Thursday.  Our students in Grade 8 will also be re-enacting the Stations of the Cross.

Welcome Back Ms. Taillon!  We missed you!

Summer Boost at CTK This Summer

Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Boost program that will run in July at Christ the King for students that will be in Grade 1 – 6 in September 2018.  A letter went home this week with these students and it was also sent over Newswire.  This literacy and numeracy program is FREE!!!  

Christ the King: FITGO 2018 Winners!!

During the week of February 26 to March 2, we participated in a FITGO challenge with other schools in the St. Benedict Family of Schools.  CHRIST THE KING was the overall winner!!  Congratulations and thank you for all of your support in recognizing the importance of a healthy body, mind, spirit and environment!!  Way to go Bobcats!!!

MADD Presentation

On Tuesday, March 27th, our Intermediate students will be listening to a presentation by MADD Canada that includes an on-screen fictional re-enactment of the trauma that can result when someone makes the choice to take drugs or alcohol and get behind the wheel. The presentation includes interviews with people who have been injured and/or lost a loved one(s) as a result of impaired driving.   Although grade 7 and 8 students are not yet driving or may not yet be experimenting with alcohol or drugs, we know that educating students at a young age helps them develop the necessary skills required to make important decisions when the time comes.  We want these students to know their options before they are faced with actually making the choice to drive impaired or get in the car with someone who is impaired.  The program guides them and gives them the tools that will prepare them for making smart and responsible choices before they enter high school.

Get Your Popcorn!!

Popcorn will be sold once again this week on Monday and Wednesday for $1.00.  Flavours include White Cheddar, Dill Pickle, Kettle Corn, and Butter and Salt.  All flavours comply with the Trans Fat Standards Regulation and the P/PM 150 “Sell Most” Nutrition Criteria for Grain-Based Snacks.

Bobcat Spirit Wear

The second and final order of the Bobcat spirit wear arrived this week!  Don’t forget to show your spirit every Wednesday by wearing your t-shirt or hoody!

 

 

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Summer Boost Program at Christ the King This Summer!

Summer Boost Program – July 2-20, 2018

Free Literacy and Numeracy Programs offered to all Gr 1 to 6 students in our community!

 

In July, the WCDSB is offering 15 mornings of FREE literacy and numeracy support for students going into Gr. 1 to 6 as of September 2018 through the Summer Boost program.

Here are the details:  https://www.wcdsb.ca/programs/summer-boost/index.html

  • Timelines: July 2-20, 2018 (inclusive) — 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Monday to Friday (15 days)
  • Locations:
    • Kitchener – St. Dominic, St. John, Monsignor Haller
    • Waterloo – St. Agnes, Our Lady of Lourdes
    • Cambridge – Holy Spirit, Christ the King
  • Cost: FREE
    Student Acceptance: We will accept registrations until the deadline date after which time a waiting list will be created. There is a maximum of 15 students per class
  • Contact: Host Elementary School or runstedler@wcdsb.ca
  • RegistrationREGISTER ONLINE – March 19th  until June 17, 2018

Experience the Difference Summer Boost Makes!

 

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Summer Boost Registration Open! Register Today!

Literacy and Numeracy Programs offered to all Gr 1 to 6 students in our community!

Summer Boost: July 2-20, 2018

Mon. to Fri. 8:30am – 12:30

Open to students enrolled in Grade 1 to 6 as of September 2018

Register Today and Experience the Difference Summer Boost Makes!

Want to see your child improve his/her math, reading, writing and problem solving skills and be READY for next year?  Through our Summer Boost program teachers and students will experience three fun-filled weeks of learning and growing together. The goal of Summer Boost is to provide an exciting educational program aimed at improving the numeracy and literacy skills of our students.

Students will…

  • Experience a faith-based learning experience through prayer, meditation and integration of gospel values;
  • Engage in fun literacy/numeracy activities at school and home with family members as part of the Home Numeracy/Literacy Program;
  • Have a variety of opportunities for hands on learning through Scientists in Schools, Aboriginal guest speakers, robotics, coding and outside play;
  • Be served healthy Nutrition for Learning snacks daily and will be engaged in regular physical activity that emphasizes teamwork, skills and sportsmanship;
  • Receive an integrated arts education as cooperative activities will be designed each week to promote creativity and critical thinking as expressed through music, drama and visual arts;
  • Access technology including chromebooks and ipads;
  • Make new friends and develop a belief in themselves as learners through the power of perseverance.

 

Summer Boost is FREE and registration is required.

Kitchener – St. John, Monsignor Haller, St. Dominic

Waterloo –  Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Agnes

Cambridge – Holy Spirit, Christ the King

ONLINE Registration opens March 26th on Board website (wcdsb.ca)

https://survey.wcdsb.ca/summer-boost.aspx

For more information contact: 

heather.papp@wcdsb.ca

pat.runstedler@wcdsb.ca

 

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Cake Walk coming to CTK! Save the date March 23, 2018

Dear parents/guardians,

The JK and SK students in room #1 are planning a trip to the Ripley’s Aquarium in April. With the cost being higher than the average school trip, we are having a CAKE WALK this Friday (March 23rd) to fundraise. Your child will have the opportunity to purchase tickets that they can enter into a draw to potentially win the cake/cakes of their choice. Cakes will go home Friday March 23rd if your child is a lucky winner!

Tickets can be purchased for 50 cents each.

* If you wish to buy tickets please only send money on Friday March 23rd as TICKETS WILL ONLY BE SOLD THE DAY OF THE CAKE RAFFLE.*

 

On behalf of the JK/SK’s in Room 1 we would like to thank you in advance for your generous support.

 

Room 1 Teachers,

Mrs.Steiner, Mrs.Tavares and Mrs. Lisi-Smith

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What’s Happening This Week at CTK….

Welcome back everyone!  We hope that everyone had an enjoyable and restful March Break.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!!

Lent and Benjamin’s Box

During the Lenten season, we can never forget that we are on a spiritual journey.  We will continue to read the stories from Benjamin’s Box so that we can better understand and appreciate the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.  Thank you to the students in Ms DiMartile, Mrs. MacDowell, Mrs. Sarabura, Mrs. Baker, Mr. Corso and Ms. Edit who will be reading over the announcements this week.

Concussion Presentation 

The WLU Kinesiology Department has created a presentation on Concussion for students grades 5-8.  The WLU Student team will be at CTK on Monday, March 19th.    These presentations have been vetted through our Board-level Concussion Committee.

Knowledgehook

Knowledgehook, is now a Board approved “Green Tool” which ensures student information is stored in a secure manner. This online, interactive math resource will support student learning in grades 3-8. Knowledgehook will provide additional math support and instruction for learning both in the classroom and also for differentiated home-practice. If you have any questions or concerns about this program please call the office.

Budget Survey

Please find attached the link to the 2018-19 budget survey.  The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.  The Board values input from stakeholders and your feedback helps ensure that budgets are aligned according to the Board, school and stakeholder needs.   The survey will be open until March 26th, 2018.  The survey results will be made available after they have been presented to the Board’s Budget Advisory Committee.  Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819BudgetSurvey

 

 

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Budget Survey

Please find attached the link to the 2018-19 budget survey.  The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.  The Board values input from stakeholders and your feedback helps ensure that budgets are aligned according to the Board, school and stakeholder needs.   The survey will be open until March 26th, 2018.  The survey results will be made available after they have been presented to the Board’s Budget Advisory Committee.  Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819BudgetSurvey

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What’s Happening March 5 to 9, 2018

Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation Theme for March:  I Have Ideas!

During the month of February, our students learned and practiced what it meant to be a “Team Player”.    We participated in numerous Olympic themed challenges led by Ms. Dimartile’s and Mrs. MacDowell’s class and realized the importance of cooperation, valuing everyone’s work, and respecting and listening to others.  As team players, we know that “together is better” and we can live our lives like Jesus.  In March, we will focus on “I Have Ideas”and will reflect on:

  • I have thoughts and opinions that matter.
  • I make good choices.
  • I have hope for the future.
  • I solve problems with knowledge, understanding and prayer.
  • I know we are all equal.  

Mr. Corso’s class will lead us in our March Assembly tomorrow Monday, March 5th.

 

Lot’s to Celebrate at CTK!!

We are so proud of our students who were involved in several activities and represented our school so well.   Here is a recap:

  • On  Monday February 26th, congratulations to our Intermediate Boys Basketball Team who came in first place at the Basketball tournament.  Great job boys and thank you Mrs. Barbosa and Mr. Brown!
  • On Monday, February 26th, our Intermediate Girls Volleyball team won their playoff game and as a result, have advanced to the Regional Volleyball Girls Championships.  Regionals will be held at RIM Park on Wednesday afternoon.  Good luck to our girls and to Mr. Corso!
  • On Wednesday February 28th and Thursday March 1st, a group of our Junior and Intermediate students attended the Skills Canada Competition at Conestoga College.  Our students did an awesome job where our Junior students achieved Gold and our Intermediate students Silver!  Fantastic work Bobcats and thank you to Mme Fisk!

 

FITGO

FITGO was a huge success last week where we focused on physical activity, healthy bodies, healthy eating, healthy minds, and healthy environments.  Thank you for your support!  Check out our Twitter feed on our school website or at https://twitter.com/CTKBobcats for pictures.

 

JK/SK REGISTRATION – continues

Attention All Parents of New JK & SK Students! Registration for junior kindergarten (children born in 2014) and new senior kindergarten students (children who have NOT attended JK but were born in 2013) for September 2018 continues. Please contact the Office (519-621-6680)

Grade 7 Meningococcal vaccine is tomorrow, Monday March 5th.  

Wear Green on Friday March 9th!  

 

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Bobcats March News 2018

Bobcat News for March 2018

  • Thursday, March 2- FITGO Challenge continues at CTK
  • Monday, March 5- Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation Assembly: I Have Ideas!
  • Monday, March 5-Public Health here -Grade 7 Meningococcal Clinic
  • Wednesday, March 7- Girls’ Volleyball team at Regionals
  • Friday, March 9-Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day
  • Sunday, March 11-Daylight savings time begins
  • Monday, March 12 -Friday, March 16 (March Break)
  • Saturday, March 17-St. Patricks Day
  • Monday, March 19-return to school 8:30 am
  • Tuesday, March 20-First day of Spring
  • Thursday, March 22- First Communion Registration Deadline 4pm at St. Patricks Parish office
  • March 22- Safety Village- Grade 5 Ms. DiMartile, and Grade 6 Mrs. Fischer 9:30 am
  • Sunday, March 25-Palm Sunday
  • Tuesday, March 27- 10 am MADD Presentation Grade 7 & 8 in the library
  • Thursday, March 29 – Holy Thursday (Bread Celebration and Stations of the Cross)
  • Friday, March 30-Good Friday -NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, April 2- Easter Monday -NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, April 3- return to school 8:30 am

 

Reminders:

  • Every Wednesday’s is CTK Spirit Wear Day! Show your spirit bobcats!!

 

  • Just a reminder that every Tuesday is our Lunch Box orders. Please visit www.lunchboxorders.com if you wish to purchase a hot lunch for your child. We have 3 different vendors each week from East Side Mario, Pita Pit and Quesada.
  • If parents are interested; please sign up at the website above and register all orders are in by noon on Sunday.
  • Every Thursday is Pizza Day! $1.00/slice. Go to https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com

Pay one month in advance for pizza days.

Pay School Fees online     FAST. EASY. SECURE

 

Attendance Safe School Policy:

It is very important that if your child is ill, has a medical appointment or will be late for any reason, that you contact the school with the necessary information: Full name, grade, room number, teacher and reason your child(ren) will be away.

Our school answering machine is in service 24 hours a day. Please note that we must receive a call before 8:30am from a parent/guardian or caregiver as per safe school policy. Our number is 519-621-6680.

 

Student Lates:

The bell rings at 8:30 am students are expected to be in their class line up out back. If your child is going to be late please contact the school to inform. If you child is coming through the front door after 8:30 am they are considered late all parents and students must check in at the office prior to going into class.

 

 

Have you registered yet for Kindergarten?

If you have a child born before December 31, 2014 (can be registered for Junior Kindergarten)

And if you have a child born before December 31, 2013 (can be registered for Senior Kindergarten)

 

Please call the school to schedule an appointment at 519-621-6680 or If you wish to register online prior to your appointment, you can access the Online Registration form by clicking on the Register for School link on the WCDSB homepage (www.wcdsb.ca) and then choosing Kindergarten Registration. The link to Online Registration can be found under the Registration Options button alternatively you can open your browser and enter register.wcdsb.ca.

 

March is Nutrition Month!

This year, the focus of the Dietitians of Canada’s National Nutrition Month campaign is “Unlock the Potential of Food.” Throughout the month of March, Registered Dietitians across Canada will help people discover the potential of food to enhance lives, improve health, inspire children, fuel activities and bring people together!

Participate in Nutrition Month by unlocking the:

  • Potential to fuel: Help your child stay energized by preparing nutritious snacks each day.
  • Potential to discover: Foster healthy eating habits in your child by including them in meal and snack planning and teaching them to shop and cook.
  • Potential to prevent: Help your child understand how food can help to keep their body and mind healthy.
  • Potential to bring us together: Cook and eat together as a family as much as possible.

 

Try making this easy recipe with your child to “Unlock the Potential of Food” together.

 

Turkey & Veggie Stuffed Pita*

Makes 4 servings

Preparation Time: 10 min

This easy-to-make sandwich gives leftovers a new lease on life with some serious crunch factor. Use the turkey mixture to make an equally delicious salad. Add a splash of rice vinegar and enjoy.

Ingredients

1/3 cup    0% fat plain Greek yogurt                                     75 mL

2 tbsp       light mayonnaise                                                    30 mL

1 tsp         Dijon or yellow mustard                                        5 mL

1/4 tsp     fresh ground black pepper                                   1 mL

1 ½ cups  chopped cooked turkey breast meat                   375 mL

1/2 cup    diced red or green bell pepper                             125 mL

1/4 cup    grated carrot                                                            60 mL

2              whole grain pita pockets                                         2

4              leaves of lettuce                                                        4

1/4           English cucumber, thinly sliced                            1/4

Instructions

Step 1 In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard and pepper. Stir in turkey, red pepper and carrot until coated well.

Step 2 Cut pitas in half and open pockets. Tuck lettuce and cucumber slices into each half and spoon in turkey mixture.

Turkey & Veggie Stuffed Pita recipe is featured in Cookspiration (www.cookspiration.com).

* This recipe meets the criteria for Maximum Nutritional Value for an entrée.

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