Monthly Archives: January 2022

Bobcat Family Weekly Update #20 – January 31- February 4

“I Can & I Will”

Ms Schwab and her class will be creating prayers and jokes of the day!!

 

Please take a moment to check out the new video for WCDSB https://youtu.be/_hrrzDNhyzs?list=TLGG7ls_umdutoIyMzAxMjAyMg 

Monday, January 31 Welcome back for another awesome week of learning & growing!

Tuesday, February 1 – Pita Day 

Umbrella Skill for February is Kindness

We are celebrating Black History/Heritage all month long!

8:45 am Building a Bridge Liturgy & a visit from Superintendent Annalisa Varano

Wednesday, February 2 Pizza Day & Spirit Wear Day – Please wear blue, yellow or Bobcat spirit wear!! Bell Let’s Talk Day

2:15pm Umbrella Project- Kindness Assembly hosted by our FDK team

Thursday, February 3 – Sub Day

Friday, February 4 – Smoothie & Popcorn Day Please wear Red today!

Kindergarten registration has started!!

 

Our Catholic Faith Community:St Patrick’s Parish Weekly Bulletin

Greenway Chaplin – Please take a moment to look at the programs available.

 

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH LINKS FOR FAMILIES: As Omicron numbers climb and schools return to virtual learning, you may be looking for information that can be shared with students and their families to ensure they know how to promote wellbeing and where to reach out if they need support. Please see the attached memo for Community Mental Health Support services for Students and their Families.  Community Mental Health Links.pdf

 

Students in our Board, Grades 4 to 12 will have the opportunity to participate in a Ministry created School Climate Survey (Feb. 22 to March 11). The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive places for everyone in our schools.  One way that we can find out how we are doing is to ask students about their health and well-being. To collect this information, we will administer the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI).  This anonymous, online survey has been developed by researchers at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the administration of the MDI will be facilitated by the WCDSB Research Department. Please see Parent/Guardian Letter here: Grades-4-to-8-School-Climate-Survey

 

Detailed information about the School Climate Survey is also found on our Board Website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/school-climate-survey/

 

 

      Important Dates

  • February 17 -Term 1 Report Card Distribution
  • February 21 – Family Day
  • March 2 – Ash Wednesday

        

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Remote Learning for January 31-February 11

 

We are grateful in-school learning is still going strong! But we do understand some families may need a different short term option … Just a reminder that the next two-week opportunity for the remote learning option is approaching. That period will take place from Monday Jan. 31st, ending Friday Feb. 11th, 2022.

A student/family who chooses this option will be committing for the full 2-week period (10 school days). This means that you will not be permitted to return until the two-week period has ended as our School Monitoring and Attendance System needs to identify our students as either:

  • Attending School (in your child’s classroom at CTK)
  • Remote Learning (learning on line for a 2 week block)

Near the end of this two-week period, the WCDSB will re-evaluate if this strategy needs to continue. Once that decision is made, we will communicate it to you.  

Please note that all requests for the next two-week option, from Monday January 31st to Friday February 11th, must be made to both the classroom teacher and the office. Please ensure that you let both the classroom teacher and the office know that you are exercising this option before the end of the school day tomorrow, Friday January 28th.

 We understand that these are challenging times and we are grateful to be able to give our families options to support their specific needs – Thank You!

Mrs MacDonald

By |2022-01-27T14:11:52-05:00January 27th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Remote Learning for January 31-February 11

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, is one of the darkest moments in human history. From 1933-1945, the Nazi Germany regime was responsible for the systematic, state-sponsored, persecution and mass murder of six million Jewish People and 5 million non-Jewish people because they were classified by the regime as racially or biologically inferior. This included Roma and Sinti People, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, Slavic Peoples and Afro-Germans.

As we work towards a deeper understanding of systemic oppression, learning about the Holocaust presents an opportunity to develop an understanding of how systems and policies can lead to discrimination and genocide, and impact a community for future generations. Equally, as we witness the increase in antisemitism or anti-Jewish hate in Waterloo Region and the wider community, learning about the Holocaust creates a space to grow in allyship with the Jewish community, learn from their resilience and work collectively against harmful ideologies.

“The Holocaust is not only a tragedy of the Jewish People, but it is a failure of humanity as a whole.”
– Moshe Katsav

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Bobcat Weekly Family Update #19- January 24-28

“I Can & I Will”

Ms Sauve and her class will be creating prayers and jokes of the day!!

Please continue to complete the yellow sheet confirming screening for each child each day.

Monday, January 24 – Welcome back for another awesome week of learning & growing!

Tuesday, January 25- Pita Day

Wednesday, January 26-Pizza Day & Spirit Wear Day – Please wear blue, yellow or Bobcat spirit wear!! Bell Let’s Talk Day

Thursday, January 27- Sub Day

Friday, January 28 – Smoothie Day & Grade 8 Grad Photos in the Library Learning Commons

Kindergarten registration has started!!

Grade 8 FamiliesYour child will bring home a course selection sheet and information pamphlet courses. Please complete the course selection sheet and have your child return the sheet as the information will be entered into My Blueprint at school. If you have any questions regarding the course selection process, please contact your child’s classroom teacher. Grad photos will be held on Friday January 28th. Flyers with more details will be shared.

Decision to Remain Online:  We want to continue the learning for everyone and thus, WCDSB is offering a short window of remote learning, should you wish to choose that option. This option is for a two week block, from January 31 – February 11. Please notify your classroom teacher and Mrs. MacDonald sherry.macdonald@wcdsb.ca if you would like your child to learn remotely for this period. 

At this time, it is important to remember to be compassionate with yourself and others and to just do your best – it is all anyone can ask of you and you, and given these very challenging times, you are doing great! Please continue to treat yourself with kindness, grace and patience. This too shall pass and we will get through this tough time together! Should you need anything at all we are always just an email or phone call away. 

Please take a moment to check out the new video for WCDSB

https://youtu.be/_hrrzDNhyzs?list=TLGG7ls_umdutoIyMzAxMjAyMg 

 

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Grade 8 Graduation Photo day Coming Soon!

Dear Grade 8 Parents/Guardians;

 

Just a reminder that Grade 8 Grad photos will be on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Please click on the links below for more information and if you would like to purchase a Grad composite please complete order form and have your child bring in the order form along with the money to the photo session on the Friday. (only form and  money required if you would like a composites). Composites are 11 X 14 and cost $20.00 Plus Tax.

What to Expect day:

 

Students are photographed on picture day

Pictures are sent home with your child once the school received usually a few weeks after

Review pictures and purchase online at mylifetouch.ca

Christ the King Grad Flyer (1)

Christ the King Comp Flyer (1)

 

Thank you

Christ the King School

Office

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PA Day Reminder January 21

Just a reminder to our CTK families that tomorrow Friday, January 21st is a Professional Activity Day there is no school for students.

Have a wonderful day & weekend

Be Safe

 

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Possibility of pivoting to remote

Dear Parents / Guardians:

As we continue working to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our students – while also strictly adhering to all public health guidance concerning COVID-19 screening and isolation requirements – we will, from time to time, experience some challenges in ensuring an appropriate number of school staff are available to ensure the safety and security of all.

We would like to let you know that this could periodically result in the need to switch some classes from in-person learning to virtual learning for short periods of time. Unfortunately, due to certain COVID-19 implications currently involving school staff, we may need to switch your child’s class from in-person learning to virtual learning.  This is certainly not a preferred option, but please know that it may come to being the  only option available. After the most recent period of government mandated virtual learning, we understand that this is not welcome news, and we assure you that we are striving to resume in-person learning for your child as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience, as we continue the fight against COVID-19.

Sincerely,

Mrs MacDonald

 

By |2022-01-19T12:12:40-05:00January 19th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Possibility of pivoting to remote

Pizza Day Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Pizza Day for those who ordered.

Also, February pizza orders are still available on School Cash Online until January 24th which is the due date.

 

Thank you

Have a great day!

Take care,

 

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Distribution of Rapid Tests for Students!

Welcome back to CTK!

We are thrilled to see so many happy children and adults in the building.

At this moment, we have received our promised compliment of rapid tests.

Today, we will be sending home 2 rapid tests for each child.

Instructions on how to complete the test are on Cash Online.

These tests should be used only student becomes symptomatic.

Please stay safe and healthy!!

By |2022-01-18T13:20:41-05:00January 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Distribution of Rapid Tests for Students!
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