Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Umbrella Project: GRATITUDE

For the month of October, we will be focusing on developing an attitude of GRATITUDE at CTK!!   Gratitude is a skill and takes practice!  As a school, we will be recording something different every day that we are grateful for.    You may even want to try this at home.  As a family, during dinner or before bed, write down or simply think about something that you are grateful for.

Gratitude is often described as a relationship-strengthening skill. Recognizing what others contribute to our lives and acknowledging them for this has been shown to make us feel better, reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and generally boost our health. Gratitude helps us realize what we have. When we take a moment each day to list or to simply think about all the things we are grateful for we feel more content and happy. This could simply be acknowledging that we have food to eat, clothes to wear, a good friend, a supportive family, or a loving pet. Even people in the toughest situations bounce back faster when they are grateful. Regularly expressing gratitude helps us see the positive things in our lives, rather than focusing on the negatives. Gratitude also increases our compassion and makes us more likely to “pay it forward” and help others in need, so it’s a great way to spread goodness and improve others happiness while improving our own at the same time.

RESEARCH BASED OUTCOMES OF GRATITUDE

  1. Gratitude boosts feelings of joy, pleasure and happiness
  2.  Gratitude helps us bounce back from stress and adversity more easily
  3. Counting your blessings instead of sheep isn’t just a saying; Gratitude helps us fall asleep faster and wake up more refreshed
  4. Feeling grateful allows us to forgive more easily
  5. Gratitude improves our friendships
  6. Gratitude helps us feel more connected to God, our school, and community

 

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have” – Frederick Keonig

 

 

 

By |2018-09-30T16:24:19+00:00September 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Umbrella Project: GRATITUDE

Nutrition for Learning Snack Bins

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians;

We will be beginning our Nutrition for Learning Snack Program at the school starting on Monday, October 1st. The Nutrition for Learning Snack Program for students provides students at Christ the King with an opportunity to access nutritious food choices 4 to 5 times per week.  Christ the King Nutrition Program will help our students prepare to focus on learning in the classroom. Bins will be delivered to classrooms students will have an opportunity to select 3 snacks from the bin.

Snacks vary each day but will have options from one grain, one dairy and one fruit/veggie.

 

By |2018-09-30T16:30:08+00:00September 28th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Nutrition for Learning Snack Bins

Confirmation Meeting Parent Reminder October 2, 2018

 

 

Dear Grade 7 Parents:

Just a friendly reminder that the parent confirmation information meeting will be held at St. Patrick’s Church on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7 pm. These are for the Grade 7 students wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Students will be taking home a letter to parents tomorrow.

 

Thank you

Christ the King School

Office

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CTK FOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE – WE SCARE HUNGER!

The Make a Change Team challenges each class to bring in non-perishable food items every day in October.  We will be collecting food items in the classrooms.

By |2018-09-26T16:08:10+00:00September 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on CTK FOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE – WE SCARE HUNGER!

Junior Soccer Tournament POSTPONED

Due to the anticipated rain overnight and tomorrow, the Junior Soccer Tournament scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday September 26th) will be postponed.  The tournament will now be played on Thursday September 27th at Riverside Park.

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Week of September 24, 2018

Intermediate Boys and Girls 3-Pitch Tournaments:  On Monday September 24th, our Intermediate Girls and Boys teams will be heading off to their one day 3-Pitch tournaments in the afternoon.  The girls’ team will be playing at Victoria Park, Cambridge and our boys will be at Churchill Park.  We wish all of our students the best of luck.  Thank you to our coaches, Mrs. Fischer, Mrs. MacDowell, and Mrs. Van Os for all of their help.  Thank you Mr. Corso for convening this tournament.

School Council: On Tuesday September 25th, we will be having our first Parent School Council Meeting at 6pm in the Library Learning Commons.  We will be looking for parents to hold the following positions for this school year:

  1. Chair/Co-Chair
  2. Secretary
  3. Treasurer

All parents are welcome!  Meeting begins at 6pm in our Library Learning Commons.

Junior Co-Ed Soccer Team: On Wednesday, September 26th, the Junior Co-ed Soccer Team will be going to Riverside Park to play in the afternoon.  Thank you to Ms. Almeida and Ms. Fernandes for coaching our team.  Bocats, good luck and have fun!

Toonies for Terry:  The Terry Fox Walk will be held in the afternoon on Thursday September 27th.  Our school goal is to raise $500.00 and we CAN do this by simply bringing in a toonie.  Students are encouraged to wear Canada colours on Thursday.  We will be completing a short walk in the neighborhood and parents are encouraged to join us to keep Terry’s vision alive!!!

Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue.  It’s got to keep going without me.”

 

Orange Shirt Day:   Orange shirt day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities.  It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people today.  The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities and that they are our future generations of change makers.  By wearing an orange shirt, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of residential schools and to stand up against other injustices that may impact our children/students.  Since September 30th falls on a Sunday, we will wear orange this Friday, September 28th.  

 

By |2018-09-23T18:07:13+00:00September 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Week of September 24, 2018

Week of September 17

 

THANK YOU to all who came out on Tuesday September 11 to meet the team!  It was great to see so many of you out and we look forward to continuing to work with you to support your child throughout this school year!

 

Opening of the School Year Liturgy

Join us on Thursday September 20th in the gym for our first Celebration of the Word!  Our celebration begins at 10:00 am.

 

Our first Professional Activity Day is this Friday, September 21st.   No school for our students.  Staff will be engaged in School Improvement Planning activities as well as Health and Safety training.

 

Emergency Planning and Procedures

As part of our commitment to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff,  each school is required to conduct the following drills:

  • 3 fire drills in each of the fall and spring seasons
  • 2 lock-down drills during each school year
  • 1 tornado drill in the month of September and April

We will often ‘tweet’ a picture of the drill so that our families are aware of when each drill has taken place.

 

By |2018-09-16T18:56:05+00:00September 16th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Week of September 17

Welcome Back To the Library Learning Commons!

To start the school year students have been reminded of proper book care and library routines. Each class will visit the library learning commons for book exchange once a week. JK – Grade 3’s will take out 1 book at a time, and Grade 4 – 8’s can take out up to 2 books at a time.  Books can be borrowed for one week, however, students can ask for books to be renewed if they are still reading them.

You can help your child look after his/her library books by:

  • Creating a safe, consistent place in your home for your child to store his/her book.
  • Protecting books from liquid, food, pets, toddlers, and anything else that may result in damage.
  • Letting me know if a book is damaged so I can try to fix it.  In order to keep our books in their best shape, please do not attempt to repair books at home as I have special tools and tape to help restore our books!
  • Helping your child return his/her book on time. I recommend putting books in a clean plastic bag in your child’s backpack to help keep them safe from accidental lunchbox spills.

If a book does get damaged beyond repair, or if a book is lost, parents will need to either replace or pay for it. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the library technician at the school.

Please encourage your child to enjoy and take care of our library books and return them for more!

 

 

 

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Meet the Teacher Night at CTK!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Just a reminder that tonight is our Meet the Teacher Night from 5-6pm at Christ the King School.

 

Hope to see everyone!

 

Have a wonderful day!

CTK Office

 

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