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Reminders of the Week – April 19

Here are some Reminders:

“May the Lord always give us hope for the future and the strength to keep going.”Pope Francis

Hopefully, the April showers are behind us, and now we look for April to bloom around us!  Let us take a moment to express gratitude for the resilience and dedication of each member of our school community. We have an unwavering commitment to learning. Let this month serve as a reminder of the beauty of new beginnings and growth. May we continue to embrace the spirit of renewal and nurture a culture of kindness, curiosity, and collaboration within our school. Wishing you all a joyful and fulfilling rest of April.

 

Grade 7 Confirmation:

Please keep the Grade 7 students in your prayers as they celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation, tomorrow, Saturday, April 20th – St. Patrick Church 11:00- 12:30 with Bishop Crosby.

 

Grade 4- 8 Presentation: Parent Viewing

On Tuesday, our grade 4 – 8 students had the opportunity to hear a wonderful speaker and message. Dwayne Morgan spoke to our students in a speech and poetic performance on the following topics: responsibility, social media, phones, race, making good choices, respect between genders, healthy connections and more. It is my hope that parents would take the time to watch this talk and talk about it with their children; it is well worth your time and should benefit your child and even your family relationships. The link will remain posted on YouTube until Sunday night and might be the best thing your family watches or listens to this week. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcCWFNQZHyo  Please note that the broadcast was filming much before Dwayne took the stage, please fast forward to the 25:45 mark of the video.

 

Cell Phones At School: Not recommended

We are reaching out for your continued support in your child’s positive school community and academic learning. We strongly encourage cell phones and ear pods are NOT brought to school. Should a student NEED to bring a cell phone it should be turned off during the day and in their school bag. The only time cell phones are permitted to be used during the school day is with an exception, with teacher permission. We have Chromebook devices for instructional purposes, so cell phones are not needed. We have phones in the office and all classrooms, any communication with students during the day should go through a teacher or the office. Should a student bring a cell phone and/or ear pods to school and they are using them without permission they will be directed to the office and a call home may follow as well.

Cell phones are a normal part of life for many kids. Staying in touch with friends is important to preteens and teens. However, if phone use is getting in the way of family time, homework, and other responsibilities, it might be time to help your kid manage their phone time too. Here are a few great places to start if you are looking for resources too.

 

Cellphones and Devices: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers | Common Sense Media

Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Snapchat | Common Sense Media

 

Are You Moving?

To help us with our planning for next September, it would be appreciated if you could let us know now, if you will be moving out of our school area over the summer. If you know of any families moving into the area with children who plan to attend Christ the King, it would be helpful if you could alert us. The more information we have, the better we are able to organize staff and students for September. Thanks!

 

Drop Offs/Pickups: We kindly ask that students make every effort to arrive at school on time for our 8:30am starting bell.  Students can arrive as early as 8:15am to the backyard.  Unfortunately, we continue to see as many as 30+ students trickling in after the bell for approximately a half hour.  Not only is this reflected in their attendance record, we know that when students arrive on time they are able to socialize with peers and walk into class with their friends ready for school.

 

In addition, while we understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, we often have to call families at the end of the day due to late pick- ups.  We do not have staff who can supervise students past our bell time.  Supervision and safety past 3:00pm is the responsibility of parents/caregivers. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Kindergarten 2024-2025 School Year Registration is NOW OPEN

Christ the King School is welcoming Kindergarten registrations for children born in 2019 or 2020.   It is important to register your child early.  To register your child, Parents or legal guardians of the child(ren) are asked to click on this link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/ to register your child(ren) for Kindergarten. Look for the tab at the top of your screen that says, “Register”.

  1. Next, scroll down and select “Kindergarten Registration”. You will start by completing our online registration.
  2. Then, school will then call you to schedule a time to complete the registration process.
    1. The following documents will be required:
      1. a birth certificate or other legal proof of your child’s age,
      2. proof of home address and a
  • a Catholic Baptismal Certificate of either parent or child.

If you do not have internet access, we invite you to call our school and we will help.

 

Children with special needs, (e.g., speech and language, vision, hearing, intellectual), should register at the school in their home area. If you are a non-Catholic, but wish to explore a Catholic education for your child(ren), please review the WCDSB Admissions to Catholic Elementary Schools Policy found here: Admissions to Elementary Catholic Schools – APA001 (wcdsb.ca) found or give us a call to learn more.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into Christ the King community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Kindergarten Parent Information Session: Families new to kindergarten in September 2024 are invited to our Orientation Night on Mondday, May 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This will be an in-person meeting, families will gather for an information session and will have an opportunity to visit our kindergarten classes. Our educators will be available that evening to answer any questions you may have as you prepare your child(ren) to transition to school in the fall.  We look forward to meeting our new families.

Math @Home Resources for Families Campaign!

Parents can make a big difference in their child’s learning by talking with them about what they are learning at school. While these resources are optional, they provide valuable information about what students are learning at school and ideas for supporting their learning at home.

Please see these Math @Home Resources linked below.

https://www.wcdsb.ca/programs-and-services/curriculum/elementary-curriculum/mathematics-elementary/

 

Parish Information:

Please mark the following dates on your calendar. Please contact the Parish office at (519) 623-3773 for registration and other information about Sacraments.

CONFIRMATION APRIL 20th AT 11 AM ~ Bishop Crosby

WCDSB Updates

Please visit our School Board Website for updates and recent information.  Here is the link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/ Are you having issues logging into Aspen? The WCDSB has a new process. They have setup a new support email for any parent(s) having issues accessing/creating their parent portal account in Aspen. The support email is OLRHelp@wcdsb.ca .

EQAO: Spring / Summer for Students in Grades 3 and 6 EQAO continues to host a series of webinars and provide learning modules to support educators, and parents and guardians.
EQAO Webinar for Parents and Guardians of Elementary School StudentsRegister for this free live webinar and learn about EQAO’s primary- and junior-division Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Participants will learn about the purpose of Ontario’s large-scale assessments. EQAO staff will explain the assessment format, highlight resources to support students and answer questions from participants.
Registration

May 1 – Explore Your Future Exp (Grade 7 -12) Explore Your Future helps caregivers, students and educators to better understand opportunities for work and learning here in Waterloo Region. Over 75 exhibitors will showcase careers and answer your questions, including:

1.    Local employers in sectors like construction, advanced manufacturing, health care, technology, business, arts, and more

2.    Community agencies with resources on how to get experience through employment, volunteering or starting a business

3.    Experts in Experiential Learning and Career/Life Planning from the Waterloo Region and Waterloo Catholic school boards

To avoid lineups at the door and to be eligible to win prizes, register in advance! Registration is required so that we can communicate important details to attendees in advance, gain insights to improve future events, and track overall participation for our funders.

Cambridge Explore your Future on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 from 5-8 p.m. at Tapestry Hall, Cambridge – Register for this free Cambridge event here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-your-future-cambridge-2024-registration-757974130027?aff=odcleoeventsincollection&keep_tld=1&mc_cid=2cdccbbaae&mc_eid=306d776e85

 

 

Important Dates: for these and all upcoming events, please visit our calendar on our website at https://christtheking.wcdsb.ca/

Spirit Wear Day – wear our school colours blue and gold or spirit wear every Thursday!

April 20 – Grade 7 Confirmation – St. Patrick Church 11- 12:30 with Bishop Crosby

May 8, 9, 10 – CTK Dram: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (more info to follow)

May 6th – Welcome to Kindergarten Night for newly registered Kindergarten students (2024-2025 school year) 5:00-6:00 PM

May 13 – Track & Field (Grades 4-8) @ St. Benedict

May 16 – Public Health : Grade 7 Immunization

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 29 – 30 – Grade 8 Retreat Days

May 31 – PA Day

June 24 – Grade 8 Graduation 5-7:15 PM at St. Benedict’s

June 25- Term 2 Report Cards

June 27 – Last Day of School for students

June 28 – PA Day – no school for students

 

Be safe and stay healthy!

 

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May Pizza orders are due by Monday April 22

Orders for May are due April 22, 2024.

Dominos Pizza

Pizza day is every Wednesday!!

Parents may select the number of slices that are available below and please ensure that you are selecting the type of pizza you would like to order

The options available are:

Pepperoni $2.00
Cheese Pizza $1.75

NO LATE orders will be accepted and NO REFUNDS for absentee students

Pizza orders will be collected by month and must be completed by the due date in the previous month so that we can place orders in advance!

Pizza will arrive for lunch hour at 11:15 am and delivered to each classroom.

Thank you

Have a great day!

 

CTK Office

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Kindergarten 2024-2025 School Year Registration is NOW OPEN!

Kindergarten 2024-2025 School Year Registration is NOW OPEN

Christ the King School is welcoming Kindergarten registrations for children born in 2019 or 2020.   It is important to register your child early.  To register your child, Parents or legal guardians of the child(ren) are asked to click on this link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/ to register your child(ren) for Kindergarten. Look for the tab at the top of your screen that says, “Register”.

  1. Next, scroll down and select “Kindergarten Registration”. You will start by completing our online registration.
  2. Then, school will then call you to schedule a time to complete the registration process.
    1. The following documents will be required:
      1. a birth certificate or other legal proof of your child’s age,
      2. proof of home address and a
  • a Catholic Baptismal Certificate of either parent or child.

If you do not have internet access, we invite you to call our school and we will help.

Children with special needs, (e.g., speech and language, vision, hearing, intellectual), should register at the school in their home area. If you are a non-Catholic, but wish to explore a Catholic education for your child(ren), please review the WCDSB Admissions to Catholic Elementary Schools Policy found here: Admissions to Elementary Catholic Schools – APA001 (wcdsb.ca) found or give us a call to learn more.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into Christ the King community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Change in PA Day Schedule & Safety Tips

Dear CTK Families,

Please note that the Professional Activity (PA) Day, initially set for April 19, 2024, has been rescheduled to April 8, 2024.

 

This adjustment is to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students and staff due to the Total Solar Eclipse expected on April 8, 2024.

 

It is important to remember that directly observing the Sun can lead to severe eye injuries, particularly during a solar eclipse.

 

For safe observation of a solar eclipse, it’s essential to use eye protection specifically designed for this purpose (conforming to the ISO 12312-2 standard). Regular sunglasses do not offer adequate protection for your eyes. Moreover, attempting to view any phase of a solar eclipse through the camera of a smartphone, a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without attaching a special solar filter to the front of the device can result in significant eye damage.
Total Solar Eclipse Safety Tips
A total solar eclipse is a rare and exciting natural phenomenon. However, it is crucial to view it safely to prevent any damage to the eyes. Here are some tips for safely experiencing the solar eclipse:
  1. Use Proper Eclipse Glasses: Regular sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for viewing the sun. Special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers, must be used. Ensure they meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard.
  2. Adult Supervision for Children: Ensure that children are supervised when using solar filters or eclipse glasses. Teach them the importance of not removing the glasses while looking at the sun.
  3. Alternative Methods: For those who do not have eclipse glasses, using a pinhole projector is a safe way to view a projection of the eclipse. This can be a fun and educational activity to do with children.
  4. Avoid Unsafe Methods: Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays can damage the filter and enter your eyes, causing serious injury.
  5. Check the Weather: If it is cloudy, you may not be able to see the eclipse. Use online resources to watch it live if the weather does not permit outdoor viewing.
  6. View it Safely via Livestream: The eclipse can be viewed via livestream broadcast through the NASA Exploratorium.
We hope these tips are helpful for you and your family to safely experience this spectacular event. For more safety tips and information, please visit https://opto.ca/eye-health-library/solar-eclipse-safety.
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Reminders of the Week – April 5

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”  – Pope John Paul II

We are hoping that you had a blessed Easter, the holiest of holidays on the Christian calendar as it marks the fulfillment of God’s promise. Rejoice, He is risen! Following Easter Sunday, the season of Easter begins and lasts for seven weeks, ending with Pentecost. It is a time for rejoicing and reflection. It was so wonderful to see everyone on Tuesday!

 

Here are some Reminders:

PA Day – MONDAY, April 8

Please note that the Professional Activity (PA) Day, initially set for April 19, 2024, has been rescheduled to Monday, April 8, 2024. This adjustment is to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students and staff due to the Total Solar Eclipse expected on April 8, 2024. The purpose of this day is to focus on Student Achievement Planning and initiatives.

 

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

Looking directly at the Sun causes serious eye damage, especially during a solar eclipse. 

To watch a solar eclipse safely, you need eye protection that has been designed for watching a solar eclipse (i.e., meets the ISO 12312-2 standard). Sunglasses are not sufficient to protect your eyes. In addition, viewing any part of a solar eclipse through a smartphone camera, a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will cause serious eye damage

 

Total Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

A total solar eclipse is a rare and exciting natural phenomenon. However, it is crucial to view it safely to prevent any damage to the eyes. Here are some tips for safely experiencing the solar eclipse:

  1. Use Proper Eclipse Glasses:Regular sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for viewing the sun. Special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers, must be used. Ensure they meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard.
  2. Adult Supervision for Children:Ensure that children are supervised when using solar filters or eclipse glasses. Teach them the importance of not removing the glasses while looking at the sun.
  3. Alternative Methods:For those who do not have eclipse glasses, using a pinhole projector is a safe way to view a projection of the eclipse. This can be a fun and educational activity to do with children.
  4. Avoid Unsafe Methods:Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays can damage the filter and enter your eyes, causing serious injury.
  5. Check the Weather:If it is cloudy, you may not be able to see the eclipse. Use online resources to watch it live if the weather does not permit outdoor viewing.
  6. View it Safely via Livestream: The eclipse can be viewed via livestream broadcast through the Nasa Exploratorium https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/livestream

We hope these tips are helpful for you and your family to safely experience this spectacular event.

Your child’s safety is our top priority. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adapting to these changes in our school schedule. Let us all experience this cosmic event safely and responsibly. For more safety tips and information, please visit Solar Eclipse Safety | Canadian Association of Optometrists

 

Indigenous Presentation for Christ the King School – April 12, 2024

Jennifer Staats, Indigenous and Equity Consultant K-12 will present the Indigenous Map of Canada. This gym sized map of Canada highlights the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Students will be able to engage interactively with the map as they learn more about the origins of Indigenous People on this land, their languages and their cultures. Students will learn about the first Europeans to this land and the treaties that were negotiated. Students will learn about the legacy of residential schools and how we are committed to Truth & Reconciliation with the First Peoples of this land.

Indoor Shoes

As the weather gets warmer, we will be using the field area more and more at recess. Please provide an extra pair of shoes to remain at school so that the child(ren) can switch from outdoor to indoor shoes after each recess. This is to limit the amount of dirt being tracked into the classroom.

Medication and Medical Health Information

Families please kindly update the office if there are any medical, dietary restrictions/allergies or other that we should note. In addition, if your child requires any type of medication through the school day, including children’s or regular Tylenol etc., please fill out the Oral Medication Forms on the WCDSB website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/about-us/policies-and-administrative-procedures/administration-of-oral-medication-to-students-under-the-age-of-18-aph004/

Cell Phones At School: Not recommended

We are reaching out for your continued support in your child’s positive school community and academic learning. We strongly encourage cell phones and ear pods are NOT brought to school. Should a student NEED to bring a cell phone it should be turned off during the day and in their school bag. The only time cell phones are permitted to be used during the school day is with an exception, with teacher permission. We have Chromebook devices for instructional purposes, so cell phones are not needed. We have phones in the office and all classrooms, any communication with students during the day should go through a teacher or the office. Should a student bring a cell phone and/or ear pods to school and they are using them without permission they will be directed to the office and a call home may follow as well.

Cell phones are a normal part of life for many kids. Staying in touch with friends is important to preteens and teens. However, if phone use is getting in the way of family time, homework, and other responsibilities, it might be time to help your kid manage their phone time too. Here are a few great places to start if you are looking for resources too.

Cellphones and Devices: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers | Common Sense Media

Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Snapchat | Common Sense Media

 

Kindergarten 2024-2025 School Year Registration is NOW OPEN

Christ the King School is welcoming Kindergarten registrations for children born in 2019 or 2020.   It is important to register your child early.  To register your child, Parents or legal guardians of the child(ren) are asked to click on this link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/ to register your child(ren) for Kindergarten. Look for the tab at the top of your screen that says, “Register”.

  1. Next, scroll down and select “Kindergarten Registration”. You will start by completing our online registration.
  2. Then, school will then call you to schedule a time to complete the registration process.
    1. The following documents will be required:
      1. a birth certificate or other legal proof of your child’s age,
      2. proof of home address and a Catholic Baptismal Certificate of either parent or child.

If you do not have internet access, we invite you to call our school and we will help.

Children with special needs, (e.g., speech and language, vision, hearing, intellectual), should register at the school in their home area. If you are a non-Catholic, but wish to explore a Catholic education for your child(ren), please review the WCDSB Admissions to Catholic Elementary Schools Policy found here: Admissions to Elementary Catholic Schools – APA001 (wcdsb.ca) found or give us a call to learn more.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into Christ the King community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations

In April, we will focus on our Catholic Graduates’ expectation of being a Responsible Citizen.  We will engage in a range of classroom activities aimed at developing this skill throughout the month.

  • I am fair
  • I am a peace-maker
  • I am forgiving
  • I follow rules and do my share
  • I help the poor and care for people in need
  • I stand up for what is right
  • I know that all life is precious
  • I respect and protect the world and all that is in it

Because I accept my responsibilities, I can make a difference and will live my life like Jesus.

 

Deep Learning: Transferable Skill

Transferable skills are the skills and attributes that students need to thrive in the modern world. Sometimes called “competencies” – they will help students navigate the world of work and meet with success in the future.

As Catholics, we will show transferable skills through Global Citizenship and Sustainability in April, which involves understanding diverse world views and perspectives. It involves gaining information, motivation, and skills to appreciate the world’s diversity of people and perspectives. It calls for envisioning and working towards a better, more sustainable future for all. Thank you for your continued support and partnership in cultivating a dynamic and enriching educational experience for your child(ren).

 

Math @Home Resources for Families Campaign!

Parents can make a big difference in their child’s learning by talking with them about what they are learning at school. While these resources are optional, they provide valuable information about what students are learning at school and ideas for supporting their learning at home.

Please see these Math @Home Resources linked below.

https://www.wcdsb.ca/programs-and-services/curriculum/elementary-curriculum/mathematics-elementary/

 

Parish Information:

Please mark the following dates on your calendar. Please contact the Parish office at (519) 623-3773 for registration and other information about Sacraments.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION  APRIL 13th AT 9 AM

CONFIRMATION APRIL 20th AT 11 AM ~ Bishop Crosby

 

WCDSB Updates

Please visit our School Board Website for updates and recent information.  Here is the link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/ Are you having issues logging into Aspen? The WCDSB has a new process. They have setup a new support email for any parent(s) having issues accessing/creating their parent portal account in Aspen. The support email is OLRHelp@wcdsb.ca .

EQAO: Spring / Summer for Students in Grades 3 and 6 EQAO continues to host a series of webinars and provide learning modules to support educators, and parents and guardians.
EQAO Webinar for Parents and Guardians of Elementary School Students Register for this free live webinar and learn about EQAO’s primary- and junior-division Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Participants will learn about the purpose of Ontario’s large-scale assessments. EQAO staff will explain the assessment format, highlight resources to support students and answer questions from participants. Registration

 

2024-Summer-Learning-Poster-as-of-Feb-23-2024-1-1

 

The 2024-2025 School Year Calendar has now received final approval from the Ministry of Education. The first day of school for the 2024-2025 school year for all WCDSB students is on Wednesday, September 4th, 2024. For more information and to view the entire list of dates and holidays for the 2024-2025 school year, please visit the Ontario School Year Calendar 2024-2025 (wcdsb.ca)

 

WCDSB School Climate Survey for Families (2024) – Family Letter (1)

 

Important Dates: for these and all upcoming events, please visit our calendar on our website at https://christtheking.wcdsb.ca/

Spirit Wear Day – wear our school colours blue and gold or spirit wear every Thursday!

April 8 – PA Day – Please note that the Professional Activity (PA) Day, initially set for April 19, 2024, has been rescheduled to April 8, 2024. This adjustment is to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students and staff due to the Total Solar Eclipse expected on April 8, 2024.

April 12 –  Indigenous Map comes to Christ the King School

April 13 – Grade 2 First Communion @ St. Patrick Parish – 9-10 AM

April 15 – Dental Screening for JK/SK and Grade 2 students

April 10 – 17 – CAT-4 Assessment (Grade 7 students)

April 20 – Grade 7 Confirmation – St. Patrick Church 11- 12:30 with Bishop Crosby

May 13 – Track & Field (Grades 4-8)

May 20 – Victoria Day

May 31 – PA Day

June 24 – Grade 8 Graduation 5-7:15 PM at St. Benedict’s

June 25- Term 2 Report Cards

June 27 – Last Day of School for students

June 28 – PA Day – no school for students

 

Be safe and stay healthy!

 

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Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre – Programs

Leader-In-Training Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Youth are invited to apply to be a Leader-In-Training at the Greenway-Chaplin Summer Day Camp this summer.

Learn more and complete the online form here https://greenwaychaplin.com/volunteer-opportunities/

 

There are still spaces available in programs. Junior Basketball and Beginner Soccer programs start on Saturday April 13 at Avenue Road Public School.

Questions about registration? Contact Jordan (Greenway Program Coordinator) jordanf@greenwaychaplin.com or 519 623 4220

You can register and pay with a credit card online https://greenwaychaplin.com/programs/

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Summer Learning and Resources

Waterloo Catholic District School Board is committed to supporting your child’s continued learning.  In July and August this year, there are several FREE* learning options offered through St. Louis and are available for elementary and secondary students that will ignite, support and challenge student toward success and preparation for the next grade.

Please refer to this POSTER or visit https://www.wcdsb.ca/summer-learning/ for details about:

 

 Non-Credit Children’s Programs

– Summer Fun with Languages (July 2-26 / JK-Gr.8)

– Summer Boost (July 2-19 / SK-Gr. 6)

– Summer Expedition (July 2-19 / Gr. 6,7,8)

– HeadStart (Aug 19-22 / Gr. 8 to Gr. 9)

Registration OPENS March 19, 2024

 

Gr. 9 Secondary Summer Credit Courses for Grade 8 students (in-person July 2-26)

Explore:

– Technology Design/Engineering (TDJ1OI)

– Hospitality and Tourism (TFJ1OI)

– Communication Technology (TGJ1OI)

– Hairstyling & Aesthetics (TXJ1OI)

 

Gr. 9 Secondary Summer Credit Courses for Grade 8 students (ONLINE ONLY)

– Individual and Family Living (HIF1OE)

Registration OPENS March 19, 2024

 

*Registration is OPEN NOW for Grades 10-12 Summer Online Credit Courses & In-person Summer Co-op

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Reminders for the Week – March 28

“In the Eucharist, you meet Jesus, share His life, feel His love; there you experience that His Death and Resurrection are for you.” – Pope Francis

Spring is officially here, and the Easter Season is upon us. This past weekend as we begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday, we recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the welcoming and waving of palm branches by the people. Palm Sunday is a reminder to us to welcome Jesus into our lives … into our hearts and into our homes. Today we celebrated Holy Thursday with the stations of the cross presentation. The Stations of the Cross refer to a series of depictions of Christ’s journey. They represent key moments in the trial, crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Stations o the Cross, or the Way of the Cross, have been celebrated by Roman Catholics for centuries, typically right before Easter. Wishing you a reflective and prayerful Easter Weekend. Please visit the St. Patrick Church website for Holy Week Mass times.

 

Here are some Reminders:

Staffing Update

Ms. Lane will continue to be off for the remainder of the year for her maternity leave. We wish her and her family all the best during this special time. Ms. Scott will continue to fill in for Ms. Lane until the end of the year.

 

What is the Holy Triduum

The Triduum is the three days commemorating the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Holy Thursday is the day of the last supper, and it was also the Frist Holy ‘Communion, as it was the first time Jesus turned bread and wine into his Body and Blood.

Good Friday is when we remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus. The day sounds bad, but it is called ‘good’ because we remember that Jesus loved us so much that he was willing to die for us.

Holy Saturday is a vigil day, a day of waiting and watching for something to happen It is the day before Easter when Jesus lay in the tomb.

Easter Sunday is a festive Liturgy, and continues from the Easter Vigil. Often we celebrate this day with beautiful flowers like white lilies, wear special outfits and may have a chocolate or two.

Throughout this week students will have the opportunity to participate in activities and discussions in their classrooms.

 

Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Good Friday, March 29th or Easter Monday, April 1st.

 

Lost and Found Items

With the warmer weather here, many students have left their coats, hats, and mitts on the yard. They have been collected and placed in the Lost & Found for students to pick up. If you child is missing any items, please have them check the lost and found as items.

 

Kindergarten 2024-2025 School Year Registration is NOW OPEN

Christ the King School is welcoming Kindergarten registrations for children born in 2019 or 2020. It is important to register your child early. To register your child, Parents or legal guardians of the child(ren) are asked to click on this link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/ to register your child(ren) for Kindergarten. Look for the tab at the top of your screen that says, “Register”.

1. Next, scroll down and select “Kindergarten Registration”. You will start by completing our online registration.

2. Then, school will then call you to schedule a time to complete the registration process.

1. The following documents will be required:

1. a birth certificate or other legal proof of your child’s age. proof of home address and a Catholic Baptismal Certificate of either parent or child.

If you do not have internet access, we invite you to call our school and we will help.

Children with special needs, (e.g., speech and language, vision, hearing, intellectual), should register at the school in their home area. If you are a non-Catholic, but wish to explore a Catholic education for your child(ren), please review the WCDSB Admissions to Catholic Elementary Schools Policy found here: Admissions to Elementary Catholic Schools – APA001 (wcdsb.ca) found or give us a call to learn more.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into Christ the King community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Math @Home Resources for Families Campaign!

Parents can make a big difference in their child’s learning by talking with them about what they are learning at school. While these resources are optional, they provide valuable information about what students are learning at school and ideas for supporting their learning at home.

Please see these Math @Home Resources linked below. https://www.wcdsb.ca/programs-and-services/curriculum/elementary-curriculum/mathematics-elementary/

 

Indigenous Presentation for Christ the King School – April 12, 2024

Jennifer Staats, Indigenous and Equity Consultant K-12 will present the Indigenous Map of Canada. This gym sized map of Canada highlights the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Students will be able to engage interactively with the map as they learn more about the origins of Indigenous People on this land, their languages and their cultures.

Students will learn about the first Europeans to this land and the treaties that were negotiated. Students will learn about the legacy of residential schools and how we are committed to Truth & Reconciliation with the First Peoples of this land.

 

PA Day – April 8

Please note that the Professional Activity (PA) Day, initially set for April 19, 2024, has been rescheduled to April 8, 2024. This adjustment is to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students and staff due to the Total Solar Eclipse expected on April 8, 2024.

 

Parish Information:

Please mark the following dates on your calendar. Please contact the Parish office at (519) 623-3773 for registration and other information about Sacraments.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION APRIL 13th AT 9 AM

CONFIRMATION APRIL 20th AT 11 AM ~ Bishop Crosby

WCDSB Updates

Please visit our School Board Website for updates and recent information. Here is the link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/

Are you having issues logging into Aspen? The WCDSB has a new process. They have setup a new support email for any parent(s) having issues accessing/creating their parent portal account in Aspen. The support email is OLRHelp@wcdsb.ca . EQAO: Spring / Summer for Students in Grades 3 and 6 EQAO continues to host a series of webinars and provide learning modules to support educators, and parents and guardians. EQAO Webinar for Parents and Guardians of Elementary School Students Register for this free live webinar and learn about EQAO’s primary- and junior-division Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Participants will learn about the purpose of Ontario’s large-scale assessments. EQAO staff will explain the assessment format, highlight resources to support students and answer questions from participants. Registration

Important Dates: for these and all upcoming events, please visit our calendar on our website at https://christtheking.wcdsb.ca/

 

Spirit Wear Day – wear our school colours blue and gold or spirit wear every Thursday!

March 29 – Good Friday – Board Holiday (no school)

April 1 – Easter Monday– Board Holiday (no school)

April 3 – Easter Liturgy – school wide

April 8 – PA Day – Please note that the Professional Activity (PA) Day, initially set for April 19, 2024, has been rescheduled to April 8, 2024. This adjustment is to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students and staff due to the Total Solar Eclipse expected on April 8, 2024.

April 12 – Indigenous Map comes to Christ the King School

April 13 – Grade 2 First Communion @ St. Patrick Parish – 9-10 AM

April 15 – Dental Screening for JK/SK and Grade 2 students

April 10 – 17 – CAT-4 Assessment (Grade 7 students)

April 20 – Grade 7 Confirmation – St. Patrick Church 11- 12:30 with Bishop Crosby

May 13 – Track & Field (Grades 4-8)

May 20 – Victoria Day

May 31 – PA Day

June 24 – Grade 8 Graduation 5-7:15 PM at St. Benedict’s

June 25- Term 2 Report Cards

June 27 – Last Day of School for students

June 28 – PA Day – no school for students

 

Be safe and stay healthy!

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