Dear CTK Families,
Please click on the link below for lunch box information such as: instructions, vendor lists and delivery dates.
Look for some information coming home soon!!
Christ the King Catholic School
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 email@example.com 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
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
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.
These early years of schooling are an important time for parents to be informed and supportive about their child’s education and to set the stage for children to develop and grow as young learners
The following procedures apply to everyone and it is our expectation they will be followed.
“Kiss n Drop”
• There is no parking in our “Kiss n Drop” at any time!
• Vehicles must pull all the way to the far end of the “Kiss n Drop” for consistent and safe traffic flow
• If you have a young one, you may get out to open the door for your child, but please do so quickly so as not to hold up others waiting behind you. Don’t store backpacks in the trunk as it takes extra time to get them out. Have the kids hold them.
• You may not park in the “Kiss n Drop” and then walk your child to the yard or door
• Students can safely walk onto the schoolyard once they exit your vehicle
• Vehicles should not pull around other vehicles dropping off at the “Kiss n Drop” but wait until that car pulls out
Parents, students and staff all have a right to receive affirmation for what they are doing and the right to know when concerns arise. Communication must recognize the dignity of all those involved. At our school, all people deserve respect, dignity, fair treatment and inclusion. The W.C.D.S.B. has put the following procedures in place:
• Speak to the individual (classroom teacher first)
• Issue resolved (if unresolved go to step 2)
• Speak to the Principal (If you have not spoken to the classroom teacher, the Principal will ask you to do so)
• The Principal will involve the individual in the discussions
• The Principal may request, at any time in the process, that you put your concerns in writing
• The Principal may involve, at any time in the process, others who may be helpful in resolving the concern; support staff from the school board, employee group representatives, the local parish, community agencies
• You may contact the School Board at any time. The School Board will direct you to follow the process outlined above. At our school, we teach students that we solve problems with words. We also ask that when you need to talk with school staff you call or e-mail to set up an appointment in advance. Our days are busy with supporting kids and other pre-booked meetings. It may not be possible to meet with school staff if you show up without an appointment.
Student Illnesses: We do not have the facilities to accommodate children who are ill. Whenever a child is ill, we will request that someone come to pick the child up. We require an emergency contact number for every student.
Leaving Early During the Day: If you wish to withdraw your child during the course of a day, please come to the office to make your request or send a note to the classroom teacher. Before your child can leave, you are asked to come to the main office and sign the “Parent Sign out Book”. Your son/daughter will then be called from class to meet you at the office
Peanut Free School: There are many new products on the market including “WOW BUTTER”. According to this specific product’s promotional materials, the product “looks, smells, and tastes just like peanut butter”. While the good intentions behind the development of such products certainly cannot be argued, allowing students to bring the product into a school where we have students with known allergies to peanuts and peanut butter is problematic and could have potentially devastating consequences. Right now, all staff knows immediately what to do if a student arrives at school with a peanut butter sandwich. Precautions to protect our allergic students are immediately taken. Our policy on anaphylaxis is clear. However, should a food product that looks, smells and tastes like real peanut butter (but isn’t peanut butter) be permitted, it places all staff and volunteers in a position of having to decide definitively if the product is – or isn’t – real peanut butter. We are not qualified food experts and are in no position to make such decisions – particularly where exposure to real peanut butter can literally cause a child’s death.
Therefore, all peanut butter substitutes will be treated the same as real peanut butter and are NOT allowed at school. Our school remains a peanut-free school. We thank you for your support and understanding.
Thank you for a great start to the school year and it seems that the transition back to school has been a smooth one! Just a reminder that if you have not done so, please sign up on school cashonline as all forms, permission forms, pizza, etc. must all be completed online!
Student agendas are an important organization and communication tool for our students and as in previous years, they have been ordered for this school year. Unfortunately, Premier Agenda, the supplier of the agendas, have experienced a significant problem with their new Shutter Fly process. As such, our agendas have not arrived and we do not have a timeline as of yet. This is affecting all Boards in the province and approximately 800 schools. We do apologize for this inconvenience and we will keep you posted when we have more information.