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Christmas Concert

Hi Bobcats,

As a result of all schools being closed tomorrow due to weather predictions, please know that you won’t completely miss the Christmas Concert … your child’s teacher will be posting their classroom Christmas presentation on their classroom platform. Please do not re-produce or re-post this on any social media website due to WCDSB privacy policies.

Holy Father, thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ, your greatest gift of love to your people. Fill my heart with such love, opening my heart to accept your great love for me. Overflow my heart with your love so that I may pour it out into the world.

As we end 2022, I would like to thank everyone for a successful start to our year. Thank you for making me feel so welcomed, I am continually reminded of what an honour it is to be part of this wonderful community. Thank you to our families who have been committed to making this year smooth and successful. Thank you to our staff, who have gone above and beyond in re-engaging students and families back into school life. It has been a busy few months with clubs, teams, field trips, and new opportunities. We have prayed together, played together, and learned together. This Christmas let us be filled with joy and gratitude to be celebrating this special time of year with our family. May all of us be blessed with good health, inner peace and the spirit of joy. On behalf of everyone at Christ the King Catholic School, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for the New Year!

Cannot wait to see what the new year brings us!

 

WISHING YOU, YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Kind regards,

Mrs. Dafoe

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Christ the King School Closed Friday, December 23rd.

Dec 22, 2022

Dear WCDSB Students and Families, 

major winter storm is expected to reach Waterloo Region overnight tonight and is expected to cause dangerous driving conditions on Friday and over the weekend.

Based on this forecast – and with the safety of all in mind – the WCDSB in collaboration with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region, has made the proactive decision to cancel ALL student transportation and close all schools tomorrow, Friday, December 23, 2022.

All before and after school programs and child care centres co-located in schools will also be closed.

And all programs and services offered by St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres are cancelled and St. Louis sites will be closed.

We pray that everyone is able to remain safe during the storm, and we wish one and all a happy and blessed Christmas break.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, January 9, 2023.

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Phone Lines and Internet are down at CTK

Hello Bobcats,

Our phone lines and internet are not running at Christ the King. Our  WCDSB IT department continues to work on this to resolve it as quickly as possible.

Please email Liz – elizabeth.almanza@wcdsb.ca if your child will be absent today.

Thank you.

 

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Christmas North Pole Musicial Performance for Families

Christmas Concert :

Bobcats we are excited to bring a little Christmas to your day!

On December 20th and 21st is the Christmas musical show it will start at 6:30pm for families and the doors will open at 6 pm.

 

 

Thank you

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Reminders for the week of December 16

Reminders for the Week

 

Each week we continue to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus.  To help us count down the four weeks of Advent, we use an Advent wreath.

 

We continue to light our Advent candles together, as a community around the Advent wreath.  This Advent season, reflect on:

How does Christmas bring us hope, love, faith, and belief?

How many candles were lit on the Advent Wreath?

What colours were they? Do you remember their names?

Are there any special decorations in church this Advent?

How will you bring love and joy into your home?

How will you return to school with love and joy in your hearts?

 

May we always show love to one another just as God call us today, not only during Advent, but all year long.

 

 

Christ the King – CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE!

This Christmas we will be giving back to our community by collecting food items for our Local Cambridge Self Help Food bank.

At Thanksgiving we did an amazing job at giving back and we truly made a difference. Let’s make a difference again this Christmas for people who need it most!

Some items that are most needed:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Individual Fruit Cups for kids to bring to school
  • Canned meat and fish
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Pastas
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Cereal

ANYTHING is greatly appreciated, and we are thankful for our Bobcats generosity and your willingness to give back to those in need.

 

 

Students Leaving School Property

Please make sure to inform your child’s teacher of regular lunch arrangements for your child. If there is a change to the regular arrangements a note signed and dated must be given to the classroom teacher. No students from grade 1- 6 will be allowed to leave the school property without first being signed out by a parent/guardian. Students in grade 7 & 8 will be able to leave school property, for lunch, if a signed and dated note has been provided by the parent. NO permission will be granted over the phone. Permission must be done in writing, every time the child leaves the school.

Peanut and Other Life-Threatening Allergies, Sabrina’s Law Anaphylaxis Reaction

We would like to remind you that Christ the King School is an allergen aware school. There are pupils in attendance at our school who suffer from severe and life-threatening allergies to certain foods. Exposure to the smallest quantities can cause severe and life-threatening reactions. Anaphylaxis is a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction. We would appreciate the cooperation of the entire school community by NOT sending any lunches or snacks that contain peanuts/nut products. We want CTK Catholic School to be a safe environment for all students. Thank you for your assistance with this safety matter. If your child has been diagnosed with an allergy and you have not notified the school, please do so immediately. There are forms that must be completed. A written communication will be sent to the parents/caregivers of children notifying them of the nature of a life-threatening allergy when it is specific to their child’s classroom. Your continued cooperation in support of our efforts to create a safe and healthy learning environment for all is greatly appreciated! Student Safety continued… Please do not send birthday snacks / cakes / treats into the school. There are many alternatives such as stickers and pencils. We appreciate the cooperation of the entire school community. We want CTK Catholic School to be a safe environment for all students.

 

Medical Concerns

If your child has any medical concerns, please ensure that you inform the school. Information may be shared directly with the classroom teacher /office. If medication is required, forms will be sent for completion by parents and the family doctor. All information is held in confidence. Medication School staff cannot administer medication, including aspirins and Tylenol without a “Request and Consent for Administration of Medication” form, completed and signed by a doctor. The medication must be in the original container, including the instructions and conditions that are to be followed for the administration of the medication for the safety of the child. Parents of children with life threatening medical concerns/allergies are asked to notify Ms. Almanza in the school office and fully complete an Emergency Medication Protocol form each September and return it to the school as soon as possible. All medication is stored in the office area. The only exception to this requirement has to do with any child who, because of life threatening allergies, must carry medication.

 

 

Reporting Absences:

All students are expected to attend school regularly and punctually. In the event that your child will be late or absent, please call the school and follow the prompts to leave a message. This can be done 24 hours a day. For students who are absent and for whom a call is not received, we will attempt to contact you.

PLEASE CALL: 519-621-6680

Please leave the following information:

  • Date of the absence
  • Student’s full name
  • Grade level and teacher
  • Reason for absence

All students who arrive after 8:30 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. must obtain a Late Slip. *Students are considered late if they do not enter their classroom with their classmates

 

School yard supervision

School yard supervision does not begin until 8:15 a.m. every morning. Please, for the students’ safety, do not drop students off at the school prior to 8:15 a.m. unsupervised.

At the end of the day, our yard is supervised until 3:15 pm. All students are expected to leave the property and walk home. They are not permitted to use playground equipment, as it is closed for the season, nor use the yard/blacktop as it is used by Extended Day and Greenway community center. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Christmas Concert :

Bobcats are excited to bring a little Christmas to your day!

Dec. 23 – CTK Christmas Concert Parent Presentation: 10 AM & 12:30 PM – 10:00 AM (families of student’s whose last name is between A-L) & 12:30 PM– parent presentations (families of student’s whose last name is between M-Z). Please try to limit the number of guests you bring due to space constraints.

 

The 12 Days of Christmas continues at Christ the King!

 

Thank you to the Intermediate Student Council for planning our SPIRIT DAYS! 

 

Christmas Spirit Week 
  • 19 (Ugly) Christmas Sweater Day (think ornaments or Christmas pictures taped/stuck on a sweater)
  • 20:  Holiday Festive – Any Christmas Swag goes! 
  • 21 Wear Green and Red
  • 22:  Christmas Bingo! 
  • 23 – PJ/Comfy Clothes Day and Christmas Movie

 

 

EQAO Parent Outreach Webinar | Jan. 17, 2023

 

Parents and Guardians will gain an understanding of EQAO and the Primary and Junior division assessments.

 

Learn about EQAO assessment results and Ontario’s large-scale assessment program at the elementary-school level by registering for a webinar.

 

The session is approximately 45 minutes, followed by a live question-and-answer session with EQAO staff. See the flyer for details | EQAO _ Parent Event _ Outreach.pdf

 

WCDSB Updates

·       Please visit our School Board Website for updates and recent information.  Here is the link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/

 

Daily Screening:

Parents/Guardians are to complete a daily COVID-19 screening on their children before sending them to school.  We no longer require proof of the screening. If there are any symptoms your child must stay home. Here is the link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

 

 

Dates to remember

Dec. 20 @ 6:30 PM; Dec. 21 @ 10/ 12:30/ 6:30 – Christmas Play Performance: Northpole Musical – tickets are on sale on CashOnLine for families of participants only.

Dec. 22 – CTK Christmas Concert – student presentation

Dec. 23 – CTK Christmas Concert Parent Presentation: 8:45AM & 12:30 PM – 8:45 AM (families of student’s whose last name is between A-L) & 12:30 PM– parent presentations (families of student’s whose last name is between M-Z)

Dec. 26, 2022- January 6, 2023 – Christmas Break – Board Holiday – no school for staff and students and Extended Day is closed

Jan. 9 – Back to School 2023

January 20 – PA Day – no school for students

Feb 17 – Term 1 Report Card Distribution

Feb 20 – Family Day – Board Holiday – no school for staff and students and the Extended Day Program is closed

Feb. 22 – Ash Wednesday

March 13– Week of March Break

March 31 – P.A. Day – no school for students

April 7 – Good Friday – the Extended Day Program is closed

April 10 – Easter Monday- the Extended Day Program is closed

April 21 – PA Day – the Extended Day Program is closed

May 1 – Catholic Education Week

May 22 – Victoria Day – Board Holiday – no school for staff and students the Extended Day Program is closed

June 2 – PA Day – no school for students

June 27 – Term 2 Report Card Distribution

June 29 – Last Day of School

 

 

Respectfully yours,
Mrs. Dafoe
Principal

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Buses Cancelled – Schools Open

Due to the current weather conditions, ALL SCHOOL BUSES, TAXIS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ROUTES operated by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board are cancelled. All Public and Catholic Schools are OPEN. All St. Louis online, daytime, and evening classes are open at all locations. All Extended Day Childcare Programs are OPEN.

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Toonie Donation for Nutrition For Learning -Now Available on School Cash Online


Toonie Donation for Nutrition for Learning


Dear Parents/Guardians;

Can you spare a Toonie?

We are asking members of our school communities to help continue our mission to ensure every student has equitable access to nutritious food at school!

Your $2.00 helps us continue to meet the growing need.
NFL Cards will be distributed next week to students; please do not send in a Toonie as all donations will be made on school cash online.

Thank you for your support!

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Reminders for the Week December 9

Reminders for the Week

 

We lit the candle for the second week of Advent, the candle we call LOVE, sometimes called the “Bethlehem candle” or the “Preparation candle”, we will be reminded that God kept his promise of a Savior who would be born in Bethlehem.

Preparation means to “get ready”.  Mary and Joseph prepared by finding a place to lay their baby when he arrived.  They prepared a manger with clean straw.  The Son God sent for us, who gave His life for us, and will someday come again!  That is the LOVE we celebrate.

Together we pray:

Dear Jesus, 

We praise you for shining your light when we were in the darkness. 

We know that there are many people in the world who are still in the dark.

Let your light shine through us, in how we live, that they might see it and believe in you, too. Amen.

 

Family Christmas Fun Night

Thank you to all of the families who came out to our Family Christmas Fun. This evening is an event held close to our hearts and we were so excited to host our Bobcats for some Christmas fun!

 

Classes at CTK are being ELF’ed!

Students are enjoying figuring out who elf’d them and who they will elf. Some holiday fun leading up to the break.

 

Christ the King – CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE!

This Christmas we will be giving back to our community by collecting food items for our Local Cambridge Self Help Food bank.

At Thanksgiving we did an amazing job at giving back and we truly made a difference. Let’s make a difference again this Christmas for people who need it most!

Some items that are most needed:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Individual Fruit Cups for kids to bring to school
  • Canned meat and fish
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Pastas
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Cereal

ANYTHING is greatly appreciated, and we are thankful for our Bobcats generosity and your willingness to give back to those in need.

 

The 12 Days of Christmas at Christ the King!

 

Thank you to the Intermediate Student Council for planning our SPIRIT DAYS! 

 

Christmas Spirit Week 
  • 12:  Christmas Scavenger Hunt 
  • 13: Christmas Headwear Day
  • 14:  Christmas Character Day
  • 15:  Winter Activity Day
  • 16:  PJ / Comfy Clothes Day 
  • 19 (Ugly) Christmas Sweater Day (think ornaments or Christmas pictures taped/stuck on a sweater)
  • 20:  Holiday Festive – Any Christmas Swag goes! 
  • 21 (Ugly) Christmas Sweater Day (think ornaments or Christmas pictures taped/stuck on a sweater)
  • 22:  Christmas Bingo! 
  • 23 – PJ/Comfy Clothes Day and Christmas Movie

 

 

 

EQAO Parent Outreach Webinar | Jan. 17, 2023

 

Parents and Guardians will gain an understanding of EQAO and the Primary and Junior division assessments.

 

Learn about EQAO assessment results and Ontario’s large-scale assessment program at the elementary-school level by registering for a webinar.

 

The session is approximately 45 minutes, followed by a live question-and-answer session with EQAO staff. See the flyer for details | EQAO _ Parent Event _ Outreach.pdf

 

WCDSB Updates

·       Please visit our School Board Website for updates and recent information.  Here is the link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/

·      Hamilton Diocese Advent Resources for Families and GIFGIC Advent Resources
https://hamiltondiocese.com/advent2021/ https://www.pearsoncanadaschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PS3cJh

 

 

Daily Screening:

Parents/Guardians are to complete a daily COVID-19 screening on their children before sending them to school.  We no longer require proof of the screening. If there are any symptoms your child must stay home. Here is the link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

Dates to remember

Dec. 20 @ 6:30 PM; Dec. 21 @ 10/ 12:30/ 6:30 – Christmas Play Performance: North pole Musical – tickets are on sale on Cash Online for families of participants only.

Dec. 22 – CTK Christmas Concert – student presentation

Dec. 23 – CTK Christmas Concert Parent Presentation: 10:00AM & 12:30 PM – 10:00 AM (families of student’s whose last name is between A-L) & 12:30 PM– parent presentations (families of student’s whose last name is between M-Z)

Dec. 26, 2022- January 6, 2023 – Christmas Break – Board Holiday – no school for staff and students and Extended Day is closed

Jan. 9 – Back to School 2023

January 20 – PA Day – no school for students

Feb 17 – Term 1 Report Card Distribution

Feb 20 – Family Day – Board Holiday – no school for staff and students and the Extended Day Program is closed

Feb. 22 – Ash Wednesday

March 13– Week of March Break

March 31 – P.A. Day – no school for students

April 7 – Good Friday – the Extended Day Program is closed

April 10 – Easter Monday- the Extended Day Program is closed

April 21 – PA Day – the Extended Day Program is closed

May 1 – Catholic Education Week

May 22 – Victoria Day – Board Holiday – no school for staff and students the Extended Day Program is closed

June 2 – PA Day – no school for students

June 27 – Term 2 Report Card Distribution

June 29 – Last Day of School

 

 

Respectfully yours,
Mrs. Dafoe
Principal

 

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