Monthly Archives: December 2018

Christmas Spirit Days

During the week of December 17 – 21st, we are going to continue to spread the joy and spirit of the Christmas season by having a different spirit day each day.   Come on Bobcats… your Christmas cheer!

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Second Week of Advent

Thank you for coming out to our annual Christmas Family Night.  It was a huge success and it was so nice to see everyone! The halls at CTK were definitely filled with joy and laughter.  Check out our Twitter for pictures from this night.    As we enter into the second week of Advent, we continue to prepare our hearts for Jesus’ birth.  This week, our Early Years Division and Mr. Trznadel will be leading our Advent celebration at 10:30 am.  On Tuesday, we celebrate again as a faith community with our Advent Marian Mass with Deacon Terry at 10:00 am.  Come join us and celebrate with us!




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Reminder Tomorrow is a P. A. Day

Dear Families;

Tomorrow Friday, December 7th is a Professional Activity Day there is no school for students.

Enjoy your day  & weekend!!


Have a great day today!

Christ the King School

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Bake Items Needed



On Wednesday, December 5th is our Annual Christmas Family Night!  For our bake sale, we are looking for donations of baked items such as squares, cookies, cupcakes, bars or other pre-cut baked goods (no nuts please!).  All proceeds to the bake sale will go to help our Make a Change Team who are raising money for the WE Villages Pillar of Impact. For every $50.00 raised, one child will be able to go to school.  Baked items will be accepted on Wednesday, December 5th. If you are bringing your items in a tray that you would like to be returned, please clearly mark it with your name.

Thanks so much!  Your help will certainly make a difference!

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Christmas Family Night!

Our annual Christmas Family Night is almost here!!  Please join us on Wednesday December 5th from 5 to 6:30 for a night of crafts and fun!  Just a reminder that we will also be selling baked goods with proceeds going to WE Villages Pillar of Impact!  Hope to see you there!

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The Season of Advent

The season of Advent is upon us and students and staff are getting excited waiting in anticipation for Jesus’ Birth!  Each week, we will celebrate Advent and light a candle as a school community.  Families are always more than welcome to join us!  Times and dates of our celebrations our on our calendar.  This week, students in Grades 3 to 8 will  also be celebrating Reconciliation.  Father Foote along with other visiting priests will join us to hear our confessions this Thursday December 6th at 10:30.

HOPE      PEACE       JOY       LOVE



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The Umbrella Project: Self-Compassion

Last week, we celebrated our monthly assembly on GRIT.  Thank you to Room 1 who put a slideshow together to showcase the many examples of how our students demonstrated grit and stamina!  Way to go Bobcats and remember…..don’t ever quit!!!!  In December, we will learn and practice Self-Compassion.

What is Self Compassion?   Self-compassion is:

  • The care we offer ourselves when we make mistakes, embarrass ourselves, or come short of a goal we were hoping to achieve
  • Honoring our own humanness and accepting that in life, sometimes we are at fault, and that this is what it is to be human
  • Kindness, care, warmth, and understanding (instead of criticism) toward oneself when faced with shortcomings, inadequacies, or failures

Why does Self-Compassion Matter and How Does It Help?  (Source: K. Neff 2015, reproduced with permission).  Self-compassion can be broken down into 3 main parts that help us in different ways:

  1. Self-Kindness vs. Self-Judgment:  Seventy-five percent of people treat others more kindly than they treat themselves. Self-compassion is treating yourself with care and understanding instead of harsh judgement. Many people are hard on themselves because they feel it is motivating. Self-criticism actually reduces our self-confidence and perceived abilities, making it harder to get tasks done.
  2. Common Humanity vs. Isolation:  Common humanity is when we see our experience as part of a larger human experience, rather than isolating or abnormal. It is the recognition that life is imperfect, including us. We have an assumption that normal is perfect. Therefore, when we make mistakes or fail we feel something bad is happening to us instead of feeling that mistakes are normal and part of what it means to live a human life. This can lead to a lot of unneeded worry and stress and when you treat yourself badly after making a mistake your brain will do everything in it’s power to blame someone else instead of taking responsibility.
  3. Mindfulness vs. Over-Identification: Mindfulness allows us to be with feelings as they are instead of trying to change them. It avoids the extremes of suppressing our feelings or running away with the painful feelings. Over-identification is when we get lost in the dramatic story-line of the struggle we are going through. We often start having thoughts like “I AM bad” instead of “I DID something bad.

Research Based Outcomes of Self-Compassion:

  1.  Improves well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, connection to others, self-confidence, curiosity, gratitude and optimism
  2. Reduces anxiety, depression, stress
  3. Reduces perfectionism and shame
  4. Increases our desire to learn
  5. Increases feelings of competence and ability to complete tasks
  6. Lowers our fear of failure, and makes us more likely to persevere and try again
  7. Allows us to take greater responsibility for past mistakes and a gives us a greater disposition to apologize
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Thank You For Your Support!

With the delivery of our Fresh From the Farm fruits and vegetables last week, our fundraiser for the school year has come to a conclusion!  On behalf of School Council, a BIG thank you to all of our families who helped support our fundraiser.  Thanks to you, our school raised a profit of $4285.90!!  This is absolutely amazing!  The funds will go towards offsetting the costs of buses to the church, new atheltic jerseys, and classroom enhancements to literacy and numeracy!  

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