Monthly Archives: November 2019

CTK School & Office Reminders

Dear Parents & Guardians:

Just a reminder that tomorrow Friday, November 15th is a Professional Activity Day there is no school for students.

Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays & every other Friday is Lunch box orders.

Every Thursday is pizza day purchases are made on school cash online. You may pay monthly or pre order on school cash online; the following months are available on school cash online December and January. As of January 1st until January 27th you will be able to purchase pizza for the month of February 2020!

On Thursday, November 21st the Grade 7’s Confirmation registration forms due to St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church

On Friday, November 22nd is the Grade 7’s Swimming Program 12:30-2:30 pm

Saturday, November 23rd (5 pm) and 24th (9 am) is the Grade 7 Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony

Don’t forget its Twin Day at CTK on November 22nd!!

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Please do not call the school for information!

Go Directly to: WWW.WCDSB.CA

Click on Delays/Cancellations on the top right corner for details

 

please check the following radio stations.

AM Radio 570 News talk

FM Radio 105.3 MAGIC

FM Radio 96.7 CHYM

FM Radio 107.5 DAVE

 

DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Reminder that All students must wear proper footwear in the school at all times.

Students should bring extra clothes especially socks in the colder or wet days. All outdoor wear such as gloves, hat, jackets, snow pants and outdoor foot wear should be worn. Please label all belongings!!

 

HAVE YOU MOVED?

Please let the school know immediately if you have moved or will be moving. School Board forms must be completed and updated whenever you move. If your phone number has changed or place of employment, this too must be updated for us to be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

Please keep us informed so that we may keep you informed!

 

Thank you

Have a wonderful day !

Christ the King School

 

By |2019-11-14T10:09:33-05:00November 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on CTK School & Office Reminders

Week of November 11, 2019

Tomorrow, we will gather as a community to remember all those who fought and died in the line of duty to keep us free.  Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember more than millions of Canadians who have served and continue to serve, Canada during times of war, conflict, and peace.  If we do not remember, their sacrifice is meaningless.

 

Photo Retake Day:  Lifetouch will be in tomorrow for photo retakes!

Fundraiser:  Our school fundraiser officially ends tomorrow.  Please make sure all your orders are entered in by the end of the day tomorrow.  The class with the most sales will win a pizza party and top seller in each division will win a gift card!  Thanks so much for all your support!

Professional Activity Day:  This Friday, there is no school for students as staff will be engaged in learning about math and global competencies.  The Extended Day Program will run as usual.  Enjoy your long weekend, Bobcats!

Bus Evacuation Drill:  This Thursday, our students will be practicing bus evacuation procedures.

By |2019-11-10T20:56:05-05:00November 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Week of November 11, 2019

Parent-Teacher-Conferences Tonight!

Dear CTK Families;

Just a reminder tonight is parent-teacher interviews all parents have a booked time to meet with your child’s teacher for 10 minutes.

If you are unable to make your scheduled interview time please contact the office to let us know at 519-621-6680.

 

Hope to see everyone tonight!

Have a great day!

CTK Office

By |2019-11-07T10:39:29-05:00November 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Parent-Teacher-Conferences Tonight!

CTK Office Reminders

Dear Families;

Just a reminder tomorrow all life touch photo orders are due to the office.

If you wish for your child to have a photo retake this will be held on Monday, November 11th please have your child bring in there proof order form and check off the retake box located at the bottom of the form.

 

On Monday, November 11th is also the closing date for our school Pepperette Fundraiser thank you to all our families for your support so far !! all online orders will close on this day.

 

Thank you

Have a wonderful day!

CTK

 

 

By |2019-11-07T10:32:53-05:00November 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on CTK Office Reminders

November’s Umbrella Skill is Growth Mindset!

WHAT IS GROWTH MINDSET?
Growth mindset is the belief that our core abilities can be changed through hard work and dedication. It is the understanding that every time we learn something new, our brain creates new connections and we get smarter. This differs from a fixed mindset where we believe that our intelligence, talent, and personality traits are established at birth and are mostly unchangeable.

For example, with a fixed mindset, we may think we are either good at math or not. Effort, in that case, is seen as a bad thing and is proving that we aren’t smart or good at something. With a growth mindset we know we are on a path of learning math and that mastering all things takes effort. Effort is positive and means we are working up to our potential instead of choosing easy things that we know we can do without trying.

Having a growth mindset helps us put more effort in and leads to higher levels of success because of this. Having a growth mindset helps us to continue working at something even when it gets really hard and to see our failures as opportunities to learn and grow. It helps us to enjoy the process of what we are doing instead of caring only about the end result.

RESEARCH-BASED OUTCOMES OF GROWTH MINDSET
1. A growth mindset helps us bounce back from challenges at school
2. A growth mindset increases how much we enjoy learning new things
3. A growth mindset reduces cheating and lying in order to look smart and instead helps us remain involved and try new strategies
4. A growth mindset increases how often we choose difficult and challenging tasks
5. A growth mindset increases our grades, including math scores

HOW TO MAKE YOUR STORY ONE OF GROWTH MINDSET
Stories of growth mindset are about hard work, dedication and enjoying the process of learning and growing. They are about learning from the moments when things don’t go our way and trying again without being too hard on ourselves. These stories often involve overcoming labels or stereotypes and believing we can improve at anything if we combine working hard with learning from mistakes. For example, there are many stories of professional athletes who are told as children that they don’t have the skills or body type to succeed. All of those athletes had to use a growth mindset to overcome the obstacles and stereotypes around them, believing they could be great players with hard work, dedication and the right training.

This month, students will be discussing how we can develop this skill of a growth mindset.  Themes that will be explored include how we learn from mistakes, to not fear failure, to enjoy the process of learning new skills and ideas, and to do things that are hard for us.

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Week of November 4, 2019

Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Conferences: On Tuesday, November 5th, Progress Reports will be going home with your child. The Progress Report Card encourages early and ongoing communication between you and your child’s teacher and tells you how well your child is developing the learning skills and work habits we know are essential for success.  All academic subjects will be reported on but instead of assigning a grade or mark, it will tell you how well your child is progressing: “very well”, “well”, or “with difficulty”.   Your child’s teacher will also highlight strengths and areas to improve before evaluations are completed.  On Thursday, November 7th, parents and their child are invited to come in for a conference to discuss their child’s progress with the teacher.  Parent/Teacher conference times have all been booked online this year.

Essential Learning Skills and Work Habits

There are six learning skills and work habits now emphasized throughout Grades 1 to 12 in all Ontario report cards:

 Responsibility
 Organization
 Independent Work
 Collaboration
 Initiative
 Self regulation
Fundraiser:  It seems that the online order form is finally up and running and families are now able to enter the number of Pepperettes that they have sold.  Thank you so much for your patience!  Please support our fundraiser and help us make improvements at school and for our students!  Top 3 sellers will win a prize and the class with most sales will also win a pizza party!
Catholic Schools Advisory Council Meeting:  Come join us on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:00 pm in our Learning Commons.  This is a great way to get involved in your child’s school!
Take Your Kids to Work Day:   Wednesday, November 6th we will have several Grade 9 students at Christ the King.  Take Your Kids to Work Day is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world.
Grade 8 Arts and Tech Day:  On Wednesday, November 6th, our Grade 8 students will be walking over to St. Benedict’s Catholic Secondary School to see all the fantastic Arts & Tech programs they have to offer.  This will also be a great opportunity for our students to visit the high school and help ease their transition process!  Have fun Grade 8s!
Grade 7 Swim to Survive:  Beginning this Friday, our Grade 7s will be participating in the Swim to Survive Program.  Swim to Survive is different than swimming lessons – and not a replacement for them. Swim to Survive teaches just the essentials needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water – an important first step to being safe around water.
Lifetouch Orders:  Student pictures were sent home last week.  All orders are due this Friday, November 8th!  Don’t be disappointed!
By |2019-11-03T19:31:31-05:00November 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Week of November 4, 2019

CTK Pepperette Fundraiser Revised Form !! now live on school cash online!!

Dear CTK Families,

As everyone was aware we were experiencing technical difficulties with this form you now are able to enter your quantity up to 99 in the quantity box, any orders that are over 99 you can split the order and you enter as many forms on line as you need. The form is unlimited which means it will be available to enter as many times as needed.

The quantity entered is the total amount of orders which will calculate the total dollar amount automatically on the top corner box.

Example: you have sold a total of 100 Pepperette’s you would enter one form for 50 and another form for 50. The two forms will appear and show dollar amount of $100.00!!!

If you have any questions please let me know. Once your orders have all been entered please send in the order form to school with your child.

All orders are due Monday, November 11th.

 

Thank you

Christ the king School

By |2019-11-01T11:17:15-05:00November 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on CTK Pepperette Fundraiser Revised Form !! now live on school cash online!!