Monthly Archives: September 2019

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving for All

Timothy 6:18 “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

This Thanksgiving, Christ the King will be working with St. Vincent de Paul to collect donations for our Thanksgiving Food Drive. A number of families struggle to provide a Thanksgiving meal let alone meals each and every day. Using the compassion God has given us, CTK is asking for your help to donate any non-perishable food items that you and your family can spare. Our school goal is one item per person, and anything helps.

The class that collects the most non-perishable food items will win an afternoon of movie and popcorn with their class!

Non-perishable/canned food items can be brought to school from Sept 30th – Oct 10th.  Certain items that are in particular need include:  canned veggies/meat/tuna, pancake mix, granola bars, snack food, pasta, and sauce.

Thank you for your support! 

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Week of September 30, 2019

Thank you to all of our families who have generously donated to the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope.  As a school, we were able to surpass our goal and raised $853.00.  Amazing work Bobcats!  Since we met our goal, Mr. Figueiredo will be shaving his head tomorrow morning in front of the school!  Looking forward to seeing what he will look like.

 

Orange Shirt Day is tomorrow!  Remember to wear your Orange Shirt on September 30th in honour of residential school survivors and in memory of those who did not.  The Orange Shirt Day campaign provides all Canadians with an opportunity to participate in a collective act of reconciliation.

 

There is a mandatory Confirmation Meeting at St. Patrick’s church this Tuesday, October 1st at 7pm.  

 

Sports Update: Congratulations to 3 of our teams who participated in their tournaments this week.  The Intermediate Boy’s 3-Pitch and Junior Co-ed Soccer team finished off in third and our Girl’s 3-Pitch finished in first!  Awesome job boys and girls!

 

Lunchbox Orders:  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.

The lunch program features the following options:

  • Mondays (Sept-Oct. and Apr. – June only):   Menchies
  • Tuesday: Rotating menu of East Side Marios, Pita Pit, Swiss Chalet and Montana’s, and Remember Me Catering for Milk and Cookies
  • Wednesday:  Booster Juice
  • Thursday: Remember Me Catering for Milk and Cookies
  • Friday:  Mr. Sub

All orders, updates, and cancellations must be submitted by SUNDAY at NOON for the following week.

Medication at School:  If you will require your child to receive ANY form of medication, either over the counter (Tylenol, cough medicine), or prescription, the school is required to have on file, your signed consent. Please contact the office, our board website or your child’s teacher if you require an “Administration of Oral Medication” Form for your child (ren). We are not able to accept a verbal request to administer any form of medication.

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Important Message re Ongoing Labour Negotiations -CUPE

Important Message re Ongoing Labour Negotiations – CUPE

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you may be aware from media reports, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing education workers across the province, has announced plans to begin a province-wide “Work-to-Rule’ campaign beginning on Monday, September 30, 2019.

We are aware that bargaining between the union and government is planned to continue throughout the weekend. We respect collective bargaining and are hopeful that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached soon.

Regardless of the outcome of this weekend’s bargaining, all of our schools will remain open, and CUPE staff will report to work as usual. Student instruction will continue in our classrooms and, as always, the safety and well-being of students will continue to be our top priority.

As a Catholic school board, we value all of our staff as dedicated, caring professionals, and we respect labour laws that affirm the legal rights of our unionized employee groups to engage in job actions. We know that all sides are working hard to reach agreements, and we are hopeful that a new central agreement will soon be reached with our CUPE education workers.

Where to Find Information Updates

As new information becomes available it will be posted to the WCDSB website at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/about-us/labour-updates/

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this period of uncertainty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which WCDSB employees are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees?

A: The following WCDSB positions are represented by CUPE:

  • Education Assistants
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Child and Youth Care Workers
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Lunch Hour Supervisors
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Payroll and Accounting Associates
  • Computer Technicians
  • Library Technicians
  • Communicative Disorders Assistants

Q: What does “work to rule” mean?

A:  CUPE has indicated that they are planning to withdraw specific services that they would normally perform.  Employees represented by CUPE provide many important services within our schools and board, and despite our best efforts the withdrawal of these services will cause some disruption. We will not be able to completely eliminate all impacts. Despite the impact of the withdrawal of services, we know that our schools will remain welcoming Christ centred environments.

 

 

 

“For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required.” — Luke 12:48

 

P please only print this e-mail if necessary

 

 

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Walk to School on Friday, September 27th!

This week is an important week in the Climate change movement all over the world. Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist who is raising global awareness of the risks of Climate change.  This Friday, our very own CTK Eco-Warriors team is asking all students to ‘Walk to School’ as a way to do our part to help raise awareness.  They have created a video and have come up with a few tips:

  • Plan to get up early and walk or ride a bike or scooter.  Most students live within walking distance to the school. If you live further away, ask your parent to park further away and walk to school together.  Every little bit counts.
  • What if it is raining?: Plan ahead. Wear appropriate rain gear and don’t forget to splash in those puddles along the way.
  • Take the time to talk to your parents and explain why you think walking instead of driving to school is important.  Start the discussion at home and think of other ways you can help reduce emissions at home.
  • Can my parent still drop me off at school? Yes but the parking lot will be closed tomorrow to symbolize our commitment to walking to school.  Please leave some extra time to park and walk.

Let’s stand together this Friday and be the ‘Stewards of the Earth’, showing that we care and we hope for a better future for all.

WALK TO SCHOOL FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27th!

 

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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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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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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.

 

 

By |2019-09-15T18:53:03-05:00September 15th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Week of September 16, 2019

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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