Monthly Archives: September 2019

Week of September 23, 2019

Catholic Schools Advisory Committee:  Our first meeting is this Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 pm in the Library Learning Commons.  Parents, come get involved and make our school even better.  We meet approximately 4 times throughout the year.

Sports Teams:  Good luck to our Intermediate Boys’ and Girls’ 3-Pitch Team and our Junior Co-ed Soccer Team who will be participating in their one-day tournaments.  Intermediates will be playing on Monday, September 23 and our Junior’s will be playing Thursday, September 25 in the afternoon.  We will be cheering you on back at school!  Go BOBCATS go!  Many thanks to our coaches, Mrs. Fischer, Mrs. Van Os, Mrs. MacDowell, Ms. Fernandes, and Mrs. Magliocco and to our parent volunteer drivers for making this day possible!

Rowan’s Law Day:  September 25 marks an important day for concussion awareness and education.  In 2013 Rowan Stringer, a 17 year old high school student from Ottawa, lost her life to Second Impact Syndrome; a brain injury caused by suffering a concussion before fully recovering from a previous concussion.  In March of 2018, the Ontario government passed a law known as Rowan’s Law.   Rowan’s Law is about education. By increasing concussion awareness and knowledge, we can change Ontario’s culture around sports, physical activity and injury. Rowan’s Law will make it easier for those who experience concussions to SPEAK UP, get the help they need, and take the time necessary for recovery, with the support of everyone around them.  Christ the King is committed to the health and wellness of our students!

Terry Fox Walk:  This Friday, we will be participating in our annual Terry Fox Walk.  As a school, we are trying to raise $800.00 to help fight cancer.  So far, we are about halfway achieving our goal as we have raised $386.00!!  Please consider donating a toonie or more to our school fundraising page by clicking here.  Help keep  Terry Fox’s dream alive and help beat cancer!  Families are more than welcome to come join us on our walk.  Please be at school by 12:15 pm.

 

Every Child Matters:  On Monday, September 30th, all staff and students are reminded to wear orange to honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.  The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that Phyllis Webstad was given to her by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned. To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school.  The message that Phyllis wants to pass along on Orange Shirt Day — and every day — is that every child matters!

 

 

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“Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat Opportunity for Parents/Guardian

Our Board’s theme for this year is: Called to Belong!  The experience will be facilitated by Fr. Joseph de Viveiros, C.R., the Spiritual Animator for the Board.  Come and discover more about the spiritual journey upon which our staff and students have embarked.  All are welcome to come and learn and pray around the awesome mystery of God’s universal love!

You may join us at the location that is most convenient to you.  All retreats begin at 7:00 p.m. and are 2 hours in length. Please sign up at this link:

“Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat”. Light Refreshments will be served.

 

Cambridge – Wednesday, September 25th –  St. Mary of the Visitation Parish (16 Cooper St, Cambridge, ON)

Waterloo –  Thursday, September 26th – St. Michael Parish (80 University Ave W, Waterloo)

Kitchener – Wednesday, October 9th – St. Anthony Daniel Parish (29 Midland Dr, Kitchener, ON)

 

Called to Belong

  “All are one in Christ Jesus.” Gal. 3:28

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Terry Fox Run 2019

 

Dear Families,

Christ the King Catholic Elementary School is proud to be participating in the 2019 Terry Fox School Walk.  On Friday, September 27, 2019 students will be taking part in the annual Terry Fox School Run. Our fundraising goal this year is $800.00 and we can achieve this goal if every student and staff contributes a toonie!!  

 

Our school is proud to play an important role in supporting cancer research.  Through our participation in the Terry Fox School Run, we hope to encourage leadership in our students and create positive agents of change in our wonderful school community.

 

How to donate:

Click this link: http://www.terryfox.ca/ChristtheKingCESCambridge to our school’s fundraising page. It’s fast, easy and donors get a receipt immediately by email.   Alternately, go to terryfox.org and follow the instructions below:

  1. go to www.terrryfox.org
  2. click “Terry Fox School Run”
  3. click “Donate to a Student/School”
  4. Enter the name of your school and follow the prompts to donate

We are very excited to be a part of this year’s Terry Fox Run.  This is our opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from cancer. We hope you will join us as our school community bands together in the fight against cancer. Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Sica

Principal

Walk route location/details:

  • Back of school down pathway to Glamis Road
  • Glamis Road to Carter Crescent
  •  Carter Crescent to Tuscany Crt.
  • Pathway from Tuscany Crt to Christ the King School
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Week of September 16, 2019

Online Forms:  Just a reminder that all permission forms and all school events/orders are all done through school cashonline.  Please make sure all the September start up forms have been complete.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 519-621-6680

CTK Hosting 3 students from Columbia!   The Waterloo Catholic District School Board continues to host students from various schools in Colombia, Japan, Korea, China and Mexico in short term programs.  We are delighted that we will be hosting 3 students from Columbia at Christ the King for about 6 weeks!   This experience benefits both international and Canadian students. These international students experience Canada, Canadian culture and improve their English language skills. Students and teachers in our schools interface with other cultures, develop global competencies, and establish life-long personal relationships.  Bienvenido a Christ the King!

Nutrition for Learning Volunteers Needed!  If you are interested in helping out for about 15 minutes in the morning, please contact the office at 519-621-6680.  Parent volunteers are needed to fill bins with nutritional snacks for our students.  Thanks so much for your consideration!

Friday, September 20, 2019:  There is no school this Friday for students.  No extended day will be offered this Friday as well.  Staff will be working on School Improvement Plans and Assessment and Evaluation.

 

 

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Exciting Pizza News !!!

 

Dear CTK Families;

 

We have exciting news CTK!

We would like to welcome Domino’s Pizza as our new pizza supplier!  Starting in October 2019

Pizza day is every Thursday, parents may select the number of slices that are available on school cash online

Pizza slices will be a little bigger and its only pepperoni and cheese pizza cost is $1.00 per slice, all orders online and no refunds for absentee students.

All Pizza days for the months of Feb -June must be paid all at once prior to expire day. No late orders accepted please sign up for online payments at the following website below.

 

https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com

 

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Pizza day Information!

Dear CTK Families,

Just a friendly reminder that pizza day is up on school cash online  for the months of October thru January this will expire on September 25th,  if you are interested in ordering pizza for your child (ren) please order before the due date. There will be NO CASH  accepted on pizza day.  There will be no refunds issued for absentee students on pizza day, you may wish to pick up your child’s pizza at 11:15am that same day if your child is ill on that day.

Thank you

Christ the King School

 

 

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Umbrella Project at Christ the King

Welcome to The Umbrella Project!

This school year, your child will be participating in The Umbrella Project. The Umbrella Project is a curriculum designed to help your child learn the skills of emotional wellbeing. This year we will be focusing on empathy growth mindset, cognitive flexibility, authenticity, purpose, kindness, self-efficacy, optimism, and lifestyle.  Developing these skills will help your child lead a happier, more successful life. Learn more on the umbrella of emotional wellbeing on our website here: https://umbrellaproject.co/

You are invited to follow along with your child’s learning journey for each new skill by subscribing to our weekly newsletter (details below) where we will provide information, stories, challenges, and tips about fostering the skill your child is focusing on in class. Caregivers have a powerful impact on childhood wellbeing and your participation will help to deepen your child’s understanding of these important skills.

You can also follow the Umbrella Project on social media for additional tips, resources, and information. Find all the details here: http://www.umbrellaproject.co/parent-resources/

Please email us at admin@umbrellaproject.co to share your stories, ask questions, and give feedback about what has worked well in your home. We would also love to hear your suggestions for improvement. Our goal is to help children prepare for all of life’s weather and we welcome opportunities to grow and improve.

Health and happiness,
Dr. Jen Forristal
Founder of the Umbrella Project
drjen@umbrellaproject.co

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Week of September 9, 2019

Come Meet the Staff on Tuesday, September 10th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm!   We are looking forward to seeing and meeting you on Tuesday!

Launch date for Lunchbox Orders is September 9th!  Please make sure you order your hot lunches for your child online at www.lunchboxorders.net beginning September 9th!  Stay tuned as more information will follow!

Wednesday, September 11th:  Please join us at St. Patrick’s Church as we celebrate as a faith community!  Families are more than welcome to join us at the church at 10:00 am.  #CalledtoBelong

 

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Nutrition For Learning Volunteers Needed!

At Christ the King, we have once again partnered up with Nutrition for Learning to provide healthy snacks for all of our students to access during the day,  Nutrition For Learning offers universal access student nutrition programs in 140 schools in Waterloo Region from Elmira to Cambridge.  Research shows that students have trouble learning when they are hungry at school.  They are better able to focus and learn if they eat nutritious meals and snacks. (Ontario Ministry of Children, Community Services and Social Services).   In order to run this program, we need YOUR help to fill bins with healthy snacks for our students in the morning.    Time commitment is relatively low (30 minutes from 8:30 – 9:00 am) and flexible (one day, two days, three days per week – YOU decide!!).

If you are able to help us run this program, please contact the office at 519- 621-6680.

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