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Potential Christ the King School Volunteers

Dear Potential Christ the King School Volunteers,

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Christ the King School team! We value and appreciate your commitment of time, energy and skill as a volunteer to the school. Christ the King C. E. S.strives to provide opportunities for experiential learning and extra curricular activities. This would not be possible if it were not for our amazing volunteers.

With your help, more individualized and personal attention is possible, programs are run that benefit our students, and you provide a positive role model for our students. Education has traditionally involved a unique partnership between parents, educators and the community. Your assistance as a school volunteer will reinforce this partnership by providing increased learning opportunities for students. Volunteering at our school will also provide you with an increased awareness of our programs. 

Bus or Walking  Field Trip Procedures (updated April 25, 2022- no vulnerable check required)

Volunteers should expect to receive information from the teacher before departing on a school trip. This includes a list of names of the students in the group and it will provide the volunteer with a clear understanding of the objectives for the day.Volunteers should also be aware of the location of first aid at the site and the time and meeting place for lunch and departure. Volunteers need to know how to contact a teacher or other assistance in the event of an emergency at the site.

Students are expected to board the bus in an orderly way, keeping all belongings inside the bus. Standing is not allowed. With permission of the teacher, windows can be opened. Arms must not be placed outside opened windows. The bus driver may advise teachers and their volunteers about any special considerations.

Volunteer Drivers for Sporting Events

When a volunteer is needed to drive students on a field trip, he/she is required to complete a vehicle insurance form that is kept on file in the school. This form provides school administration with information regarding the volunteer’s insurance coverage. It must be signed by all volunteer drivers before they may drive students in their own vehicle. When riding in a volunteer’s vehicle to a school function, students must abide by the school code of behaviour. Volunteer drivers must be sure that all passengers are wearing appropriate seatbelts, and not be riding in the front seat where airbags are in use. Upon arrival, volunteers should stay with their group of students and not commence any activities until the supervising teacher arrives and advises them to proceed.

Regular Volunteers – For example Strong Start

According to our board policy on the use of volunteers in a school setting, and in the interest of student safety, it is crucial that every volunteer provide the school with a completed Police Check (Vulnerable Sector Check), a signed confidentiality agreement, signed offence declaration form (to be filled out every year), and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities training. Links to complete some of these forms can be found on the home page of our school website under “Volunteers”.

In an effort to update our volunteer list, we would like to inform you that we need that following to complete or update your volunteer credentials:

  • Vulnerable Sector Check at www.wrps.on.ca then search in top bar
  • Signed Confidentiality Agreement
  • Offence Declaration Form (annual update)
  • Volunteer Emergency Contacts
  • School/Volunteer Agreement
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (A.O.D.A) training 

When you arrive at Christ the King C.E.S.  to volunteer either for the field trip or to support a program, please note the following:

  • Go to the Main Office and sign in in the Volunteer/Visitor binder
  • Sign off the CTK Volunteer Agreement 2022 in the Office 
  • Take a volunteer tag to wear to assist with safety in our school
  • Sign out & put the volunteer tag back where you got it when you leave

It has been said, “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” We wish to thank you for joining us in the most important task of educating our students. 

Your Partners in Education,

The Staff of Christ the King Catholic Elementary School

2022 CTK Volunteer Procedure for Field Trips including Track & Field

By |2022-10-03T10:38:50-04:00April 25th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Potential Christ the King School Volunteers

Bobcat Weekly Update #32- April 25-29

“I Can & I Will…Be Unstoppable”

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

Important Reminders: Please do not drive onto the staff parking lot. There are many staff and students walking and it is very dangerous. If you require a stopping/drop off permit (due to accessibility) , please call the office to further discuss. Also, please be mindful if you are driving directly in front of the school, as many students are walking in that area.

Field trips will be starting. Please understand that we will be asking for a Vulnerable Sector Police Check for all volunteers. Please speak to the Main Office if you would like a volunteer letter or if you have any questions.

Monday, April 25

  • Welcome back for another awesome week of learning & growing!
  • Mrs McAuley Arruda continues  in the Main Office as Administrative Assistant
  • Pizza Orders Due on SCO

Tuesday, April 26 – Pita Day

Wednesday, April 27Pizza Day & Spirit Wear Day 

  • Please wear your blue and yellow school spirit wear

Thursday, April 28

Friday, April 29 – Popcorn and Smoothie Day

  • Grade 2 First Communion Retreat
  • Grade 7 Confirmation at St Patrick’s Church
  • May Popcorn Orders Due on SCO

Sunday May 1

  • First Communion at St Patrick’s Church

Next week is Catholic Education Week. We are excited to rebuild, restore and renew together. Check out this sneak peak:

  • Monday – School Wide Liturgy
  • Tuesday- St Benedict Family of School Catholic School Council Liturgy & Meeting
  • Wednesday-School Wide Assembly Unstoppable Me – Renewing the Promise Umbrella Skill – Cognitive Flexibility
  • Thursday
  • Friday – Mission Day 12:15-3pm – Please look to Cash Online for Opportunity to Support 

Please save the dates 

  • Monday May 16 6pm- Welcome to Kindergarten – Calling all new friends & families!
  • Tuesday June 28 – Grade 8 Graduation at St Benedict’s
    • Tentative schedule: 4-7:30 Graduation Liturgy,  Awards, Photo & Dance at St Benedict’s

Important Dates

  • April 29 – Grade 2 Communion Day Retreat – Library Learning Commons
  • April 29 – Grade 7 Confirmation
  • May 1- Grade 2 First Communion
  • May 2-6 Catholic Education Week
  • May 3 – CSAC Meeting at St Benedict
  • May 6 – Mission Day at CTK!
  • May 16 – Grade 4-8 Track & Field at St Benedict
  • May 16 – Welcome to Kindergarten Meeting for new FDK students 6pm
  • May 18-20- Grade 8 Day Retreat Opportunities
  • May 23- Victoria Day
  • June 3 – PA Day
  • June 9 – Lion Safari for Primary Students
  • June 27 -Term 2 Report Card Distribution Date
  • June 28 – Graduation Day – 4pm St Benedict’s School
  • June 29 -Last Day of School
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Bobcat Weekly Update #31- April 18-22

“I Can & I Will…Be Unstoppable”

Madame Fisk will be creating prayers and jokes of the day!!

Important Reminders: 

Please do not drive onto the staff parking lot. There are many staff and students walking and it is very dangerous. If you require a stopping/drop off permit (due to accessibility) , please call the office to further discuss

Field trips will be starting. Please understand that we will be asking for a Vulnerable Sector Police Check for all volunteers. Please call the office if you would like a volunteer letter or if you have any questions.

We are getting ready for the next school year. Please let us know of changes that would impact the status of your child’s placement here at Christ the King C.E.S.  (i.e., moving to a new neighbourhood, or need to register a new student) for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Please call the school as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly

In April we will learn about the Umbrella Skill of Healthy LifeStyle. Students are welcome to use classroom equipment at recess time. New and improved outdoor basketball nets are coming!

Important Save The Date – Grade 8 Graduation is Tuesday June 28 at 4pm at St Benedict’s

Tentative schedule: 4-7:30 Graduation Liturgy,  Awards, Photo & Dance s at St Benedict’s

Monday, April 18 – Easter Monday

Tuesday, April 19 – Pita Day

  • Welcome back for another awesome week of learning & growing!
  • Mrs McAuley Arruda continues  in the Main Office as Administrative Assistant
  • CAT4- Grade 7 Testing

Wednesday, April 20Pizza Day & Spirit Wear Day 

  • Please wear your blue and yellow school spirit wear
  • CAT4- Grade 7 Testing

Thursday, April 21 

  • Grade 7 Confirmation Retreat to Camp Brebeuf

Friday, April 22

  • CAT4- Grade 7 Testing

Important Dates

  • April 19, 20 & 22 Grade 7 CAT4 Testing
  • April 21- Grade 7 Confirmation – Camp Brebeuf
  • April 29 – Grade 2 Communion Day Retreat – Library Learning Commons
  • April 29 – Grade 7 Confirmation
  • May 1- Grade 2 First Communion
  • May 2-6 Catholic Education Week
  • May 3 – CSAC Meeting at St Benedict
  • May 6 – Mission Day at CTK!
  • May 16 – Grade 4-8 Track & Field at St Benedict
  • May 16 – Welcome to Kindergarten Meeting for new FDK students 6pm
  • May 18-20- Grade 8 Day Retreat Opportunities
  • May 23- Victoria Day
  • June 3 – PA Day
  • June 9 – Lion Safari for Primary Students
  • June 27 -Term 2 Report Card Distribution Date
  • June 28 – Graduation Day – 4pm St Benedict’s School
  • June 29 -Last Day of School

 

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Parent Survey

Dear Christ the King School Community,

 

Parents/guardians are invited to complete a survey giving the Board a snapshot and insight into how we are doing against our stated goals and to assist in planning forward.

Thank you for your consideration in the completion of the survey.

Here is the link:

WCDSB-Community-Invite-to-MYSP-Survey-April-2022

 

 

 
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SCHOOL STAFFING

You will have heard that staffing at schools has been a challenge this year as both the public and the Catholic school boards try to staff with the high number of absences. Our school has had a challenge filling the music itinerant position that teaches all of our Intermediate classes ( Ms Gillespie 6/ 7, Ms Duque 7/ 8 & Ms Reale 7/ 8).  Mrs. Downs has taken a leave and the school board has been unable to fill their positions.  We are hopeful that she will be returning soon.

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Bobcat Weekly Update #30- April 11-15

“I Can & I Will”

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

 Important Reminders: 

Please keep those cereal boxes coming!! The final day to collect is Tuesday.

Please do not drive onto the staff parking lot. There are many staff and students walking and it is very dangerous. If you require a stopping/drop off permit, please call the office and speak to Mrs MacDonald.

Late arrivals are starting to creep up. Please do your best to be ontime.

Field trips will be starting. Please understand that we will be asking for a Police Check for all volunteers. Please speak to Mrs MacDonald if you would like a volunteer letter or if you have any questions.

We are getting ready for the next school year. Please let us know of changes that would impact the status of your child’s placement here at Christ the King C.E.S.  (i.e., moving to a new neighbourhood, or need to register a new student) for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Please call the school as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly

In April we will learn about the Umbrella Skill of Healthy LifeStyle. Students are welcome to use classroom equipment at recess time. New and improved outdoor basketball nets are coming!

Important Save The Date – Grade 8 Graduation is Tuesday June 28 at 4pm at St Benedict’s

Tentative schedule: 4-7:30 Graduation Liturgy,  Awards, Photo & Dance s at St Benedict’s

Monday, April 11

  • Welcome back for another awesome week of learning & growing!
  • Mrs McAuley Arruda continues  in the Main Office as Administrative Assistant

Tuesday, April 12 – Pita Day

Wednesday, April 13Pizza Day & Spirit Wear Day 

  • Please wear your blue and yellow school spirit wear
  • You are also invited to wear your favourite jersey!
  • Virtual Toronto Maple Leaf math experience

Thursday, April 14 – Sub Day

  • Maundy Thursday

Friday, April 15 – No School

  • Good Friday

Important Dates

  • April 15 Good Friday
  • April 18 Easter Monday 
  • April 19, 20 & 22 Grade 7 CAT4 Testing
  • April 21- Grade 7 Confirmation – Camp Brebeuf
  • April 29 – Grade 2 Communion Day Retreat – Library Learning Commons
  • April 29 – Grade 7 Confirmation
  • May 1- Grade 2 First Communion
  • May 2-6 Catholic Education Week
  • May 3 – CSAC Meeting at St Benedict
  • May 6 – Mission Day at CTK!
  • May 16 – Grade 4-8 Track & Field at St Benedict
  • May 16 – Welcome to Kindergarten Meeting for new FDK students 6pm
  • May 18-20- Grade 8 Day Retreat Opportunities
  • May 23- Victoria Day
  • June 3 – PA Day
  • June 9 – Lion Safari for Primary Students
  • June 27 -Term 2 Report Card Distribution Date
  • June 28 – Graduation Day – 4pm St Benedict’s School
  • June 29 -Last Day of School
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Bobcat Weekly Update #29- April 4-8

“I Can & I Will” 

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

 

Important Save The Date – Grade 8 Graduation is Tuesday June at 4pm at St Benedict’s

Tentative schedule: 4-7:30 Graduation Liturgy,  Awards, Photo & Dance s at St Benedict’s

 We are getting ready for the next school year. Please let us know of changes that would impact the status of your child’s placement here at Christ the King C.E.S.  (i.e., moving to a new neighbourhood, or need to register a new student) for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Please call the school as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly

Please keep those cereal boxes coming. We are halfway to our goal!! In April we will learn about the Umbrella Skill of Healthy LifeStyle.

Monday, April 4

  • Welcome back for another awesome week of learning & growing!
  • Mrs McAuley Arruda continues  in the Main Office as Administrative Assistant
  • Cat7 Testing for Grade 4 students

Tuesday, April 5 – Pita Day

  • Cat7 Testing for Grade 4 students

Wednesday, April 6Pizza Day & Spirit Wear Day 

  • Please wear your blue and yellow school spirit wear
  • Umbrella Skills- Healthy Lifestyle Assembly hosted by Ms. Sauve and the students of Room 122
  • Grade 8 Transition meet between CTK & SBCSS Staff
  • 6pm Catholic School Advisory Meeting – all are welcome!!!

Thursday, April 7 – Sub Day

  • Cat7 Testing for Grade 4 students

Friday, April 8 – No School for Students!!

Important Dates

  • April 6 – Catholic School Advisory Meeting (NOTE the Wednesday date and 6pm time)
  • April 8 – PA Day
  • April 4-11- Grade 4 CCAT Testing
  • April 15 Good Friday
  • April 18 Easter Monday 
  • April 19-26 Grade 7 CAT4 Testing
  • April 19-22- Grade 7 Confirmation & Communion Day Retreat  tbd
  • April 29 – Grade 7 Confirmation
  • May 1- Grade 2 First Communion
  • May 2 – CSAC Meeting at St Benedict
  • May 2-6 Catholic Education Week
  • May 16 – Welcome to Kindergarten Meeting for new FDK students 6pm
  • May 18-20- Grade 8 Day Retreat Opportunities
  • May 23- Victoria Day
  • June 3 – PA Day
  • June 27 -Term 2 Report Card Distribution Date
  • June 28 – Tentative Graduation Day – 4pm St Benedict’s School
  • June 29 -Last Day of School

 

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