Please click on the link below for a letter from the Minister of Education.
Staff at CTK
Please see the letter below in regard to the Ministry’s announcement made earlier today about school closure. Continue to stay safe and please know we are all in this together!
Be well and God bless,
Click on the video below for a very special message from our CTK families to yours! We miss you and can’t wait to see you all soon!
We hope you and your families are well during this challenging time. We are all working together to adapt to these unprecedented conditions and we wanted to share some important information and resources.
First Holy Communion and Reconciliation: Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the current state of affairs within our province and country, First Confessions scheduled for April 18th and First Holy Communion scheduled for May 30th have been canceled for our Grade 2 students. We have been informed that students will receive these two sacraments in the 2020-2021 school year when they are in Grade 3. We realize that this is very disappointing news as we know that preparations have begun for our students and families to receive these sacraments and to celebrate this very special day. Please know that as we receive information, we will forward it along to you.
Daily Mass With Father Ross Campbell: As you know, public celebrations of the Mass are not taking place until further notice. However, now more than ever, it is so important to continue to practice and strengthen our faith. Please continue to pray together as a family and also practice meditation. You can also join Father Ross Campbell digitally to celebrate mass. Please visit the link below for a live stream of daily mass. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTQryY0nCQc4SusV9YKXhXg?view_as=subscriber
Teacher Contact About Distance Learning: Teachers have been reaching out to families over the past days to find out if families have the means to stay connected through a device and/or internet access. Please continue to check messages, Google Classroom, etc. and respond with the necessary information so that we can plan for teacher-led distance learning. Stay tuned for more information!
Well-Being-Supports: These times can be stressful so please know there are many resources to help support you and/or child. Please let us know if you need any assistance.
Take good care of yourselves and your families We miss you Bobcats!
Staff of CTK
Good morning families,
Please click on the link below for a letter from our Director of Education, Loretta Notten, and Chair of the Board, Bill Conway.
Hello CTK families!
I hope everyone is safe, healthy and doing well under this time of social distancing and self-isolating. The staff at CTK certainly miss all the students and look forward to returning to the class when we are able to! Stay well and God bless!
As we move into the school closure until April 4th, you may be looking for things for your children to be doing at home. On our Twitter page (@CTKBobcats), several resources and ideas have been posted. There are a number of posts and links to Math, Language, Art, well-being, and Faith activities and lessons for your use. Attached also is a letter from the Minister about COVID-19 as well as information about an online learning portal that will be available for students.
WCDSB will also be launching #STEAMDays – a fun and interactive way to keep the learning happening at home. It starts tomorrow with SCIENCE! As ideas are shared, we will gather some of them and post via website: www.wcdsb.ca/STEAMDays. Please visit on social media via:
The COVID-19 situation in Ontario is continuing to evolve and WCDSB is committed to keeping you informed. As updates are available or new questions emerge, we are posting to our Board website. We encourage you to continue checking there for updates.
Please be aware that the Minister of Education has provided direction to cancel all Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments for the 2019-20 school year. The Minister has also directed that the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) be waived as a graduation requirement, as set out in Section 6 of Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirements, 2016, for students who are otherwise able to graduate in the 2019-20 school year. These changes provide the conditions to enable students to fulfill graduation requirements in our current context.
The government and WCDSB remain committed to ensuring learning will continue for our students. The Ministry and WCDSB will be posting online learning resources, and we encourage you to stay tuned for more about this resource and other distance learning supports and opportunities.
At WCDSB we are also launching #STEAMDays – a fun and interactive way to keep the learning happening at home as we work our way through the unprecedented COVID-19 shutdown.
Please view the VIDEO to learn more.
In times like these, it is vital for one and all to come together – and #STEAMDays will provide a convenient platform for parents and educators alike to share ideas, resources and fun ways to keep the learning process going.
As ideas are shared, we will gather some of them and post via our website: www.wcdsb.ca/STEAMDays
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March 13, 2020
As a result of the Government of Ontario’s order for all publicly funded schools in Ontario to remain closed from March 14, 2020 to April 5, 2020 (https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/title.html), the Waterloo Catholic District School Board is taking the following actions to further assist in limiting the spread of COVID-19:
The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is always our top priority, and we will continue working with local Public Health staff to ensure our schools remain clean, safe and welcoming in anticipation of the resumption of school in April. We encourage everyone to remain vigilant regarding hand hygiene and cough / sneeze etiquette and to follow all Public Health guidance and directives.
We ask all WCDSB stakeholders to continue monitoring our special COVID-19 web page for up-to-date information (https://www.wcdsb.ca/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/) — and our prayers continue for all those around the world who have been or will be affected by COVID-19.
Girls Volleyball: Good luck to our Girls’ Volleyball Team who will be participating in the Regional Championships this Monday and Wednesday at Monsignor Doyle!! You got this GIRLS!!!!
Reconciliation: Now that we are in the midst of Lent, our students in Grades 3 to 8 will have the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation and experience God’s forgiveness and mercy. Father Ross and other priests will be visiting our school Thursday afternoon.
St. Patrick Spirit Day! This Friday, we will celebrating St. Patrick’s day! Get your green on!
March Break (March 16 – 20th): On behalf of all the staff, I would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable March Break! Take the time to enjoy it and see you back on March 23rd!
Please find below the link to the 2020-2021 budget survey. The survey uses a tool called Thought Exchange to collect open-ended thoughts/opinions on specific topics. There is also the ability to rate Thoughts of other participants. Participant names are not shown. This should take about 10 minutes or less to complete. This tool also has Google Translate available should stakeholders require a different language option.
There are 2 Thought Exchanges that you can participate in. You can choose to participate in one or both since they are not linked but are asking for feedback on 2 different questions.
The survey will be open until March 27th, 2020. The survey results will be made available after they have been presented to the Board’s Budget Advisory Committee.
1. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Please identify what you feel is the MOST important area for investment within the budget in order to achieve our priorities?
2. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Where do you think the Board could obtain savings or efficiencies?
The Board values input from stakeholders and your feedback helps ensure that budgets are aligned according to the Board, school and stakeholder needs. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to the survey.