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What’s Happening Next Week at CTK:

Dear CTK Families:

The last day to order pizza for January 2020 on school cash online is Monday, December 16th.

On January 1st the remaining school months will be posted on school cash  online you will be able to purchase February, March, April, May and June parents have an option to pay all months at one time or pay by the previous months due date.

Tuesday, December 10th- Lunch box orders

Wednesday, December 11th- Early Years Room 1 & 2 Christmas Concert at 1:30pm

Junior and Intermediate Pottery to Go at the school- Payment of $7.00 is on school cash online up until December 11th.

Thursday, December 12th- Advent Mass at the school 10 am in the gym

Domino’s Pizza Day 11:15am

Friday, December 13th- Lunch Box Orders

 

Have a wonderful day !

Christ the King School

By |2019-12-05T10:40:46-05:00December 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on What’s Happening Next Week at CTK:

Christmas Open House Tomorrow

Just a reminder tomorrow Wednesday, December 4th is our Annual Christmas Family Open House!

Classes will be opened for you and your family to come in and make some Christmas crafts, take pictures in a “photo booth”, have some hot chocolate and buy some baked goods!

Doors open at 5:00 pm!

Please join us for the most wonderful time of the year!!!!  All are welcome! see you all there!

 

By |2019-12-03T13:16:25-05:00December 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Christmas Open House Tomorrow

Central Message Re: Tomorrow OSSTF Strike

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you may have heard, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) has announced plans for a one-day strike on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

OSSTF does not represent any staff working in our elementary and secondary schools, therefore all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be open and running on their normal schedules tomorrow.

WCDSB teaching staff are represented by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and negotiations with the province are still on-going. We are hopeful the two sides will reach a fair and respectful collective agreement.

However, OSSTF does represent some staff working at our St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres, and the one day strike will result in the following programs and services being CLOSED on December 4:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at all campuses.
  • Language Instruction for New Canadians (LINC) classes at all campuses.
  • Literacy Basic Skills (LBS) classes – also known as CorE classes – at all campuses.
  • Spots for Tots childcare and LINC Childminding sites at both the both the Downtown Kitchener Main Campus and the Highland Road campus.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All other St. Louis programs will be running on normal schedules.

 

Thank you

By |2019-12-03T13:10:26-05:00December 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Central Message Re: Tomorrow OSSTF Strike

Christmas Open House This Wednesday!

Just a reminder to save the date on Wednesday, December 4th for our Annual Christmas Family Open House!  Classes will be opened for you and your family to come in and make some Christmas crafts, take pictures in a “photo booth”, have some hot chocolate and buy some baked goods!  Doors open at 5:00 pm!  Please join us for the most wonderful time of the year!!!!  All are welcome!

 

By |2019-12-01T12:09:07-05:00December 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Christmas Open House This Wednesday!

The Umbrella Project: Cognitive Flexibility

During the month of November, students practiced the skill of a Growth Mindset.  Classes kept track of the number of times students demonstrated the power of YET!  We know that in life, we will face setbacks, difficulties, and make mistakes but all of these are opportunities for us to learn and improve! ood
teaching and hard work.

For the month of December, we will be learning and practicing COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY!  Cognitive flexibility is a skill and takes practice! Cognitive flexibility is:

  •  The ability to change our strategies when we face new and unexpected conditions in the
    environment
  • Solving problems in new situations
  • Our ability to make sense of the unexpected
  • Switching tasks easily
  • The ability to shift and change our thoughts as needed in a situation
  • Being able to think flexibly

WHY DOES COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY MATTER? HOW DOES IT HELP US?
Cognitive flexibility is the skill that helps us understand the unfamiliar. It’s important for innovating, coming up with new ideas and solving problems and is essential to creativity. It helps us easily switch from task to task, which can improve our success at school and work.  Cognitive flexibility can also improve our relationships, break down stereotypes and help us understand our world from different perspectives.  Life doesn’t always follow a predictable pattern; cognitive flexibility helps us navigate uncertainty and feel like we have more options when faced with challenges. As things change around us, we need to change in order to maintain our wellbeing.

RESEARCH BASED OUTCOMES OF COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY
1. Helps us solve problems
2. Allows us to switch easily from task to task
3. Improves our resilience and ability to bounce back in difficult times
4. Helps us see the world from others’ perspectives
5. Improves our relationships with friends
6. Improves learning and memory
7. Lowers stress levels

HOW TO MAKE YOUR STORY ONE OF COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY
Stories of cognitive flexibility involve people having to see their situations from a different perspective, reframing their situation in a more positive light or accepting someone with different ideas and beliefs. These stories also involve people adapting well to unfamiliar circumstances or solving difficult problems by thinking outside the box. Many creative breakthroughs and new solutions are a result of cognitive flexibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Five Things You Need to Know About School Attendance

Dear Families

Attending regularly and arriving at school on time is so important for your child.  In fact, research has shown that there is a direct relationship between improved school attendance and significant academic success and success in life!   Click on the link below to see why attendance matters and how you can help to ensure your child attends school regularly and arrives on time!  Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions or if you are having difficulty getting your child to school at 519- 621-6680.

http://www.sncdsb.on.ca/blog/5-things-you-must-know-about-school-attendance

 

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What’s happening at CTK!

Dear Parents/Guardians;

 

Picture Orders are here! all pictures have been distributed today to students and will be going home.

The proofs  from retake day will be coming in a few weeks and families will be able to place orders online at that time.

 

Reminders:

Monday, November 25th is the closing date for December pizza if you wish to order pizza for your child (ren) please do so before the end date.

 

Tuesday, November 26th – CTK Feast Day Mass Celebration at the school 10:30 am

-Lunch box orders (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Wednesday, November 27th- Grade 8 students walking to St. Benedict’s for Art and Tech Day all forms were completed on school cash online back in the beginning of November.

Thursday, November 28th- Pizza day!

Friday, November 29th- Grade 7’s Swimming program at W. G Johnson 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm

-Girls Basketball Tournament 12-3:30pm at Monsignor Doyle

 

Have a wonderful day and weekend!

CTK Office

 

 

 

By |2019-11-22T10:36:01-05:00November 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on What’s happening at CTK!