Monthly Archives: March 2019

School Climate Survey!

Haven’t completed the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) survey yet?  No problem!  You still have until this Friday, April 5th to complete it.  We are inviting parents to share their feedback via an anonymous survey during the weeks of March 18th – April 5th, 2019.   This online survey has been developed by researchers at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and will be facilitated by the WCDSB Research Department. The results of this survey will assist our school and the School Board to inform programs and services for children that support healthy development. This survey is consistent with the duties of the School Board under the Education Act to promote student achievement and well-being.

Please click on the url link below to complete the parent survey.

https://wcdsb.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8A2BYWebSfj90Ed?school=KIN

Thank you!

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Week of April 1

Jump Rope For Heart:  Tomorrow, Monday April 1st, we will be having a kick off assembly for Jump Rope For Heart.   By fundraising for Jump Rope for Heart, you’re collecting donations that fund critical research that’s saving lives, preventing heart disease and stroke, and supporting survivors and their families.  More information will come home with your child!

 

Library Learning Commons:  Unfortunately, the work in our Learning Commons did not begin as planned last week.  Stay tuned for an updated date!

Wear Blue For Autism Awareness on Tuesday April 2nd!

School Council:  School Council meets this Tuesday at 6:00 pm!

First Reconciliation Meeting: There is an important meeting for all parents in Grade 2  who will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Patrick’s Church at 7:00 pm.

Public Health: Public Health will be in on Wednesday for the Grade 7 HPV vaccine.

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The Umbrella Project: Intrinsic Motivation

For the month of April, we will be focusing on the Umbrella Skill of Intrinsic Motivation.  Intrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from inside you instead of from external rewards like money or grades.  It is the drive to do something because it is interesting and challenging.

WHY DOES INTRINSIC MOTIVATION MATTER? HOW DOES IT HELP US?
When we are intrinsically motivated we do activities simply for enjoyment and we don’t worry as much about the reward at the end. Failing to hit the goals, marks or achievements we are hoping for can be tough, especially when the outcome was the only thing we cared about. When we enjoy the process, it takes some of the stress off the end result and makes us feel happier overall. In fact, being intrinsically motivated increases our success at the end of the day.

RESEARCH BASED OUTCOMES OF INTRINSIC MOTIVATION
1. Increases time spent in a positive mood
2. Improves engagement at school
3. Higher levels of academic success
4. Improves creativity
5. Improves our coping strategies
6. Helps us stick with tasks longer

 

 

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Grade 7 and 8 Parent Night At St. Benedict’s High School

 

Dear Grade 7 and 8 Families;

St. Benedicts High School invites you to join a community information session:

On Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30pm

Staying Informed evening with a short presentation, followed by open carousel for those who wish to speak directly with a community agency representative.

 

Please click on the link for more information

Parent Night Flyer 2019

 

Have a wonderful day!

Christ the King School Office

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Library Learning Commons Refresh!

As noted in the WCDSB Strategic Plan under the priority to ‘Build Capacity to Learn, Learn, and Live Authentically’, our Board continues to invest in refreshing Learning Commons and  furniture.  At Christ the King, we are so excited that work in our Library Learning Commons begins this week!  Beginning on March 28th, our entire collection of books will be packed up so that new shelving can be installed.  With the new furniture and refresh, our Learning Commons will become  a more inclusive, flexible, and learner-centered space to allow for greater collaboration, inquiry, and imagination.   This innovative, shared space will also help meet the needs of our 21st Century Learners and global competencies.  The Library Learning Commons is expected to open next Tuesday, April 2nd!

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What’s Happening Week of March 25

Spring has finally arrived!   Please remember to have a pair of indoor shoes at school!  This will help eliminate some of the mud in classrooms and in gym!

Think Back Thursday: Every Thursday, all classrooms at CTK will be participating in Think Back Thursday.  Think Back Thursday is an opportunity for our students to revisit math concepts that were taught earlier on in the year.   Research has shown that when math is ‘interleaved’ throughout the year instead of working through each strand and unit as separate entities, students’ knowledge of the concepts ‘stick’ or are better retained.  This approach to teaching math is called ‘Spiraling’ and looks at covering the curriculum in a more integrated way, makes connections across the strands and revisits concepts multiple times over the course of the year in order to build upon students’ learning and understanding.  Think Back Thursday will have our students ‘reach back’ to complete a task/lesson that was covered in the past.  It could be a previous area of strength for students to see if they are still strong OR it could be a lesson that remains a student learning need (i.e. revisiting of past learning that perhaps ‘didn’t stick’).   Many of our classrooms will use Twitter to post and celebrate learning in our school.  Please follow us on Twitter @CTKBobcats and see what your child is learning!  Ask your child about what they did during Think Back Thursday!

Grade 5s to Safety Village: On Wednesday March 27th, our Grade 5s will be participating in an interactive classroom lesson about staying safe while using the Internet. Through the use of videos and classroom discussion, students are instructed on the basics of staying safe while using their digital devices.  Students are then partnered up, broken into teams and participate in an interactive trivia game to test their online knowledge.

MADD Presentation for Intermediates:  On Wednesday March 27th, our Intermediates will participate in the MADD Canada’s School Assembly Program.  The School Assembly Program is 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 also includes interviews with people who have been injured and/or lost a loved one(s) as a result of impaired driving. Innocent people are injured and killed every day. Friends and family will forever feel the pain of losing a loved one.

Cambridge Food Bank Classroom Challenge: Help put food on the table for families across our community by bringing non-perishable food items with your child from March 25- April 12th!.  We will be competing with other classrooms across Cambridge to win a pizza lunch delivered by the staff from 91.5 The Beat and 107.5 Dave Rocks!

 

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Cambridge Food Bank Classroom Challenge: March 25 – April 12, 2019

The Make A Change Committee at Christ the King is participating in the the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank 2019 Classroom Challenge!  We will be joining other classrooms across Cambridge to help put food on the table for families across our community!   The classroom who raises the most food will win a Pizza Party Lunch delivered by staff from 91.5 The Beat and 107.5 Dave Rocks. Please consider sending your child with a food donation during the Food Drive. We appreciate your support!

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Practice Your Cannabis Talk- For Parents!

Talking with your teen about cannabis may seem hard, but what you say does have an impact. To ensure you’re prepared, practice live with our kids before speaking with yours.

An expert will also be on hand to provide advice and help guide you through the discussion. Click on the link for more information. 


Facebook Live Event Dates
March 19 at 7 pm Talyssa + Anne Elizabeth Lapointe
April 16 at 7:30 pm Dimitri + Dr. William Barakett
May 14 at 7:30 pm Ethan + Dr. Richard Bélanger
June 11 at 7:30 pm Dimitri + Dr. Richard Bélanger
July 16 at 7:30 pm Talyssa + Dr. William Barakett

Participating experts:
Anne Élizabeth Lapointe:  Executive Director of the Centre québécois de lutte aux dépendances et de la Maison Jean Lapointe, Anne Élizabeth has implemented several prevention programs, in addition to publishing many articles and studies.

Dr. William Barakett: A family doctor, researcher and President the Quebec Cannabis Registry, Dr. Barakett is a respected expert in the field of addiction treatment.

Dr. Richard Bélanger: Pediatrician Dr. Bélanger is, among other things, an assistant professor in the Pediatric Department of the Université de Laval. His main research area is the use of psychoactive substances among youth.“

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CTK Pizza Day Every Thursdays!

Dear Parents/Guardians;

Pizza Day is every Thursday as of tomorrow the months of April, May and June are available on school cash online to purchase.

please visit https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com. Since the school order needs to be called in for 9:00 am, we cannot accept late orders or accept orders at the office.  If your child will not be at school for 8:30 am, please make sure that they bring a lunch as we cannot add to the order once it is called in.

To avoid disappointment or the morning rush, please order your pizza on line!

It is simple, easy, and safe! For those students who are absent, pizza can be given to a sibling or can be picked up at the office at 11:15am.

There are no refunds.

Pay School Fees online     FAST. EASY. SECURE

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