Reminders for the Week
As November comes to a close, we have time to reflect on the upcoming season of Advent and the anticipation of the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Over the next four weeks we will prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus. To help us count down the four weeks of Advent, we use an Advent wreath. The Advent wreath is a German custom, which Christians adopted, and the wreath is used to help us celebrate the coming of Christ, the light of the World. The circle represents God’s unending love, just as a circle has no end and no beginning. As we prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Jesus, we remember that the evergreen leaves represent God’s everlasting love, which never dies.
|On Monday, we will light candle for the first week of Advent; the candle we call HOPE:|
|We Hope in Jesus,|
|We Hope that He will come again,|
|We Hope that we will one day join Him in Heaven.|
This week our Bobcats celebrated Friendship Week / Antibullying Week. We also celebrated the Feast of Christ the King with a mass with Father Joe. What a wonderful way to end the week.
Progress Reports and Conferences
Progress Reports went home on November 21st and followed up with a conference on November 24th. We really appreciate parents taking the time to come into the school and conference with your child(ren)’s teacher. It takes a village to raise a child and we are so appreciative of your support. If you were not able to come to your designated time, kindly contact your child’s classroom teacher to set up an alternative time.
Christ the King – Catholic School Advisory Council (CSAC)
Our CTK CSAC met again in November. You will find the meeting minutes on our website (linked here: https://christtheking.wcdsb.ca/school-council/ ). Thank you CTK CSAC for all of your efforts and commitment to our school
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
ANYTHING is greatly appreciated, and we are thankful for our Bobcats generosity and your willingness to give back to those in need.
Family Christmas Fun Night
Wednesday December 7th, 2022 5:30-7:30pm
Our annual ‘Christmas Family Fun Night’ is back! We invite you to join us on WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7th, 2022 from 5:30PM-7:30PM. This evening is an event held close to our hearts as we, the staff at CTK, once again get to host our students and families for Christmas fun! We will be providing various Christmas experiences to be enjoyed by all. Most rooms will have a dedicated activity/snack/game/craft/etc. Some activities to look forward to are:
- Cookie decorating
- Hot chocolate station
- Christmas ornament crafts
- Christmas games
- Christmas tuck shop (Raising money for grade 8 graduation. School cash online details to follow.)
…and much more!
We look forward to seeing all of our Bobcat families!
Is your child in need of Winter Wear?
We have a school that will provide us with donations of scarves, hats, snowpants, coats, mittens and some boots. Please contact the office if your family could benefit.
· Please visit our School Board Website for updates and recent information. Here is the link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/
· The Freedom Marching Project presents LEGACY AUDITIONS for students who are aspiring actors, dancers, comedians, singers, poets, jugglers, etc. This showcase fosters talent that wants to use entertainment as a means to celebrate and appreciate Black Culture & Excellence. Auditions will be taking place on November 26 & 27, 2022. Dancers will be auditioning in person on November 26th at a location in Kitchener. All other entertainers can either submit their pre-recorded auditions online or participate in Live Virtual Auditions (limited spots).The deadline for signup is Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Hard copies of the attached posters are coming to your schools in the courier. Please post them. More details can be found on their website: http://freedommarching.com/legacy/
· Hamilton Diocese Advent Resources for Families and GIFGIC Advent Resources
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
Nov. 25 – School Mass: Feast of Christ the King
Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19 – Advent Liturgy
Nov. 30- Grade 7 Immunization Region of Public Health
Dec. 1 – Seven Grandfather Teachings (theme is love) Assembly
Dec. 1 – Grade 8 Parent Information Night at St. Benedict School 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Dec. 7 – Family Christmas Fun Night – 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Dec. 23- School Christmas Concert 12:30 pm- All Parents/Guardians invited (only 2 people per household please due to space constraints)
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