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Week of June 17, 2019

Happy Father’s Day to all our Dads, Grandfathers, and other Father figures!

We hope you enjoy your special day!

 

Thank you to all who joined us for Mission Day on Friday.  It certainly was a day full of fun and laughter and it was so wonderful to see all of the families joining us!

CTK Cup of Soccer:  As a culminating activity to our Umbrella Project, our students will be engaged in a soccer tournament where we can demonstrate MASTERY of the skills we learned this year such as Integrity, Grit, Autonomy, and Resilience to name but a few.   Each student has been placed on a team and a received a t-shirt and throughout this week, we will play various games.  While we may be playing soccer, COURAGE, TEAMWORK AND KINDNESS is really the name of the game where each of us are CALLED TO BELONG!!!!   Thank you to Mr. Corso and Mrs. Lisi-Smith for their help in organizing this week!

Baseball Tournaments:  On Tuesday, our boys and girls 3-Pitch Teams will be playing in their tournament.  Good luck Bobcats and have fun!  Thank you to our coaches, Mrs. Fischer, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. MacDowell, Mrs. Van Os, and Ms. Boomer for all your help!  Go Bobcats go!!

Graduation for Year 2 Kindergarten Students:  Congratulations to our Year 2 Kindergarten students will be graduating to Grade 1!  Their celebration will this Friday at 1p

 

 

 

By |2019-06-16T10:25:47-04:00June 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Week of June 17, 2019

Week of June 9, 2019

School Cashonline:  You have probably noticed that more and more items are only available through school cashonline.  This is a safe and convenient service which allows you to sign permission forms and also make payments for school trips and other items.  In September 2019, all schools, including Christ the King, will be using school cashonline for all excursions and payments.  If you have not registered yet to see how easy this service is, please do so today!  Please go to:  https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/

Humane Society Visits:  Throughout the month of June, ‘Benji’ from the Humane Society will be visiting several of our classrooms to discuss being a responsible pet owner and safety.  Our students always look forward to their time with Benji!

Regional Track and Field:  This Wednesday, the CTK Track and Field Team will be competing with other athletes in our Board at the Regional Meet.  We wish our athletes all the best and will be cheering them on back at school.  Go Bobcats, go!!!

Mission Day:  This Friday afternoon will be a fun filled afternoon of games, food and of course FUN with our annual Mission Day!  All parents are welcome to join in on the fun. Tickets can be purchased in advance through school cashonline and there will be one day of sales at school (Tuesday, June 10th).  Tickets will also be sold on Friday at 12:15 but avoid the rush and order online today or on Tuesday during lunch!!

Dad’s Celebration:  This Friday, we honor our dads.  Dads, come by CTK at 7:30 am and enjoy a donut and a coffee on us!

By |2019-06-09T21:03:18-04:00June 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Week of June 9, 2019

Week of May 20, 2019

Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend!

Grade 3 EQAO:  Good luck to our  Grade 3 students will be writing the EQAO test this week.  Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable!!

 

Tuesday, May 21:  Scientists in the Classroom will be visiting our Grade 4 students.

Wednesday, May 22 Track and Field Day: Students in Grades 4 to 8 will be walking to St.  Benedict High School all day.  Please make sure that students have plenty of water and snacks and that they are dressed in layers and appropriate for the weather.

Helping Kids With Big Emotions:  Just a reminder about the FREE parent presentation by Jessie Grosz & Alison Messmer (School Social Workers) from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Christ the King in the Learning Commons this Wednesday May 22!

Thursday May 23: Take me out to the ball game!!!!  Grade 8s will be heading off to Toronto to watch the Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox.  Students will arrive back at Christ the King at about 4pm.  Should be a great day!

By |2019-05-20T18:38:10-04:00May 20th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Week of May 20, 2019

Pre-Order Your 2018-2019 Yearbook!

Christ the King School Yearbook Pre-Order Form

Capture wonderful memories from the 2018/2019 school year at CTK!  This yearbook will be a colourful collection of memories that your child will cherish!  Our yearbook will be published with some colour pages and will have a laminated cover to protect it for years to come. The cost of the yearbook is $10.50.

To order your yearbook, please go to school cashonline at https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com.   All orders are due by Monday June 3, 2019.

For further information, please contact Mrs. Sica.

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Catholic Education Week: Living as Joyful Disciples!

This week is Catholic Education Week where we celebrate the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic Education.  This year’s celebration is called “Living as Joyful Disciples. On a daily basis, Christ the King and all Catholic schools demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to communities they serve! 

By |2019-05-04T21:50:05-04:00May 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Catholic Education Week: Living as Joyful Disciples!

Umbrella Skill for May is INTEGRITY

At Christ the King, we continue to teach and our students to choose emotional well being!  For the month of May, we will be focusing on the skill of Integrity.

 

WHAT IS INTEGRITY?  Integrity is a skill and takes practice! Integrity is an inner sense of wholeness, where what we do is not separate from our beliefs.  It is about always treating others with care and to always do the right think even when nobody is looking.  Integrity is the skill that helps us match what we do with what we believe in. When our actions don’t match our words, it can have a negative impact on our self-esteem and how honest we are with ourselves and others.

Integrity shows up in the little choices we make every day and can have a big impact on our relationships and how trustworthy we are. For example, if we say it is important to look out for our friends but then we often talk behind their backs, there is a mismatch in what we say and what we are doing and this can affect our wellbeing. Integrity helps take ownership over our actions even when we make mistakes and aren’t perfect and this is empowering. It may feel easy to blame others when things go wrong but that actually leaves us feeling like the victims of our lives instead of feeling strong and in charge of wellbeing. Integrity helps us to genuinely accept honest feedback from others and feel proud of who we are.

 

RESEARCH BASED OUTCOMES OF INTEGRITY
1. Improves the quality of our lives
2. Betters our performance
3. Increases oxytocin levels in our brain – the hormone that helps us connect with others
4. Reduces our anxiety
5. Increases our trustworthiness and likelihood of making honest choices
6. Helps us make and keep good friends
7. Improves our credibility

It isn’t always easy to use integrity. It often feels better to exaggerate our strengths and hide our weaknesses, hoping that people won’t judge us. Stories of integrity show us what it means to be honest, even if the truth doesn’t feel perfect. These stories are about people standing up for what they believe in even when that isn’t easy to do.

By |2019-05-02T18:41:50-04:00May 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Umbrella Skill for May is INTEGRITY

Parents for Children’s Mental Health Workshop May 4, 2019

This is a free parent event hosted annually by an agency called Parents for Children’s Mental Health. There are a variety of excellent speakers who address a number of important and relevant topics around mental health of children and youth.

Please click on this clink to register online:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pcmh-free-annual-family-education-conference-2019-tickets-60736855570

By |2019-04-30T10:28:48-04:00April 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Parents for Children’s Mental Health Workshop May 4, 2019

Thank you to the Cambridge Newfoundland Club!

Christ the King is very grateful for the incredibly generous donation made by the local Newfoundland Club chapter to the Nutrition for Learning program at Christ the King.   We were pleasantly surprised when Mr. Squires came by one morning to give our students and NFL program a donation that is sure to make a difference in CTK’s healthy snack program.  Thank you very much Newfoundland Club!

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Week of April 29, 2019

Learning Commons Update: Work on our Library Learning Commons is complete and the changes look fantastic!  The staff and students are thrilled with the new shelving and flexible seating that will allow for greater collaboration!

Tuesday April 30th:  We will be having an assembly this Tuesday to recognize how each of us have used our Umbrella Skill of Intrinsic Motivation.  In May, we will focus on Integrity.

Wednesday, May 1st:  Our Make a Change Committee will be leading us in ‘WE WALK FOR WATER’.   We will be participating as a school at 2pm.

Thursday May 2nd:  Please join us at St. Patrick’s Church at 10:00 am for our school mass!

By |2019-04-28T20:01:37-04:00April 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Week of April 29, 2019

Week of April 22, 2019

 CAT-4 test for Grade 7s: This week, our Grade 7 students will write the CAT-4 test.  CAT-4 is a standardized test which measures achievement in the basic skills generally taught in schools across Canada. CAT is a set of tests on reading, mathematics, language, writing and spelling. The results of students tested with CAT are compared with those obtained from large, representative samples of students from across Canada. Their results can also be compared to curriculum expectations. CAT is the only Canadian owned and Canadian designed national test. In addition to its use by schools, part of CAT has been chosen by statistics Canada as the basis for tracking achievement over time.

Wednesday, April 24th: Grade 4s will be going to the Safety Village.  Through the use of videos, the Hazard House and Sparky’s apartment, students apply lessons about home hazards, safe cooking, smoke alarms and home escape.

 

 

Thursday April 25th: Our Grade 8 students will be participating in a Science Workshop.  They will be  be learning how to preserve or alter the flow of water to help families.

Don’t forget to wear you jerseys on Friday, April 26th!

 

On Saturday April 27th, our Grade 2 students will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Patrick’s Church at 11:00 am! 

 

By |2019-04-21T19:47:55-04:00April 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Week of April 22, 2019