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Announcements for Week of February 24, 2020

We are open on Monday, February 24th:  Just a reminder that all WCDSB schools are open tomorrow as OECTA has suspended rotating strikes.

All sibling and grad photos are due Monday February 24th!  Please make sure your order is in at the office!

Pizza order for March:  Last day to order pizza for the month of March is tomorrow.  Please make sure you enter your oder in on school cashonline!  Just a reminder that we do not accept cash for pizza!

First Communion Parent Meeting:  On Tuesday, February 25th, there is an important parent meeting at St. Patrick’s Church for those families whose child will be receiving Holy Communion this year.  The meeting starts at 7:00 pm!

 

Shrove Tuesday (February 25th):  Just a reminder to please make sure that you bring in a reusable plate or container and fork to enjoy some yummy pancakes this Tuesday!!  Thank you to the ECO Team for taking the lead on this initiative!  What an easy way to reduce garbage and single-use plastic!

 

Lent-Banner

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.  As a school community, we will be marking our foreheads with the sign of the cross at our Ash Wednesday Celebration.  The ashes are burned palms from last year’s Palm Sunday and we wear the cross on our forehead as a sign that we need to repent or be sorry.  When we are marked with the ashes, we will “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel”.  During Lent, we will be focusing on three practices:

  1. Fast
  2. Pray
  3. Give (Almsgiving)

Be fasting, giving, and praying, we deepen our relationship with God.  Please join us at 1:30 pm for our Ash Wednesday celebration!  All are welcome!

Wednesday is Pink Shirt Day and time to take your kindness to new heights! This Pink Shirt Day, and every day, let’s Lift Each Other Up!

The theme for this year’s Pink Shirt Day is “Lift each other up”; a simple but powerful message encouraging us to look beyond our differences and celebrate the things that make us unique. When we lift each other up, we see past the things that separate us and see instead the things that unite us as people.  Don’t forget to wear your pink shirt on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26!!!!!

 

 

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Life touch Photo Orders!!

Dear CTK Families;

All life touch photo orders will be due on Tuesday, February 25th as tomorrow Friday, February 21st and Monday, February 24th schools are closed due to strike action.

Thank you

CTK Office

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First Holy Communion Parent Information Meeting

Dear Grade 2 Parents:

First Holy Communion Parent Information Meeting

This meeting will take place at St. Patrick Church on Tuesday, February 25 at 7 pm for parents of those students who will be receiving there First Holy Communion this year.

Important dates to remember:

First Reconciliation: Saturday, April 18th at 1:00pm

First Communion Rehearsal/Retreat: Thursday, May 28th from 1-2:30pm -Bus will be booked for students to and from St. Patricks Church

First Communion Celebration on Saturday, May 30th at 1:00pm

Thank you

Have a wonderful day!

 

CTK Office

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Reminder: ALL WCDSB schools are Closed tomorrow Friday, February 21, 2020

Labour Updates:

 

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Friday, February 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Friday, February 21, 2020. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on February 21.

All programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 21 —  with the exception of Personal Support Worker programs, which will run on their normal schedules.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after February 21.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students

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All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed On Monday, February 24, 2020

Labour Updates:

 

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Monday, February 24, 2020

In the absence of a provincially-negotiated collective agreement, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has selected the Waterloo Catholic District School Board as one of the Ontario school boards included in a one day rotating strike on Monday, February 24, 2020.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on February 24.

This one day strike is in addition to the province-wide one day OECTA strike already announced for Friday, February 21, 2020.

In addition to the closure of all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools on February 24, please note the following:

Some programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 24 —  they are:

  • Hairstyling will be closed
  • Culinary Arts will be closed
  • Secondary School Credit Day School will be closed
  • Correspondence services will be closed
  • Guidance services will be closed.

All other St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres programs will be running as per their normal schedules.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after February 24.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

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More February News from CTK!

Love and friendship were certainly celebrated on Friday!  Thank you to all who helped support our Candy Grams.  As a school, we raised $339.00 which will go directly to help sponsor an athlete for the Special Olympics Spring Games that will be happening in May in Waterloo.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

 

 

Labour UpdatesJust a reminder that this Friday, February 21st, OECTA has announced that they will engage in a one day strike.  All schools will be closed.  The Extended Day Program will remain open.

 

Shrove Tuesday is coming soon.  On Tuesday February 25th, we will once again be serving pancakes and syrup to mark the last day before Lent begins.  In order to reduce waste and plastic, students will need to bring in a reusable plate or container and a fork!  Paper plates will not be available.  Students are encouraged to bring in a ziplock bag so that they can bring their plate and fork back home.   Thanks for your help and for helping CTK be an ECO school!

 

 

Please join us on Wednesday, February 26th for our Ash Wednesday liturgy at 1:30 pm in our gym.  All are welcome!

 

Pink Shirt Day:  From its humble beginnings in 2007 in small-town Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day has spread across the globe as a way to take a stand against bullying and to show support for those who have been affected by it in schools, workplaces, homes, and online.  Last year alone, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.  On February 26, 2020, we encourage everyone at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board to practice kindness and wear pink to school or work to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying. The focus for 2020 is “lift each other up.”

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Lunch Box delivery day rescheduled

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

 

With anticipation of the province-wide strike on Friday, February 21, Lunchbox Orders has rescheduled the Friday lunch to Wednesday, February 19.

If you have an order placed for the February 21 delivery, the lunch has been moved to the new delivery date on Wednesday, February 19.

 

Questions?  Please contact the Lunchbox Orders Team at 1.877.426.6860 or by email at info@lunchboxorders.com.

 

Thank you.

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What’s Happening Next Week at CTK

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Here’s what is happening at CTK :

 Week of February 18-21-

  • Monday, February 17th- FAMILY DAY-no school
  • Tuesday, February 18th- Lunch Box orders and Milk & cookie orders
  • Tuesday, February 18th -Grade 8 Night Pathway Presentation at St. Benedict’s High school 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 19- Booster Juice and Lunch box orders (Mr. Sub will be delivered today as Friday school is closed due to the Labour Strike)
  • Thursday, February 20- Pizza Day and Milk and Cookie orders
  • Friday, February 21-ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED DUE TO STRIKE

A look ahead:

  • Monday, February 24- All Life touch Photo orders due to the office
  • Monday, February 24- Last day to order pizza for March on school cash online ONLY ! After this date you will not be able to order for the month of March.
  • Tuesday, February 25- First Communion Meeting at 7 pm at St. Patrick’s Church
  • Tuesday, February 25- Shrove Tuesday
  • Tuesday,  February 25- Lunch Box orders, Milk & Cookies orders
  • Wednesday, February 26 – Ash Wednesday celebration at 1:30pm and Pink Shirt Day
  • Wednesday, February 26- Booster Juice
  • Friday, February 28- Purpose Assembly  at 9 am

Have a Happy Valentines Day!

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Grad Photos have arrived !

Dear Parents/Guardians:

All grade 8 grad photos arrived today and were distributed.

All orders can be placed on line through Life touch. If you are sending orders to the school with the enclosed envelope and payment please ensure that all information is completed at the front of the envelope before submitting to your child’s teacher.

All orders will be due on Monday, February 24th as Friday, February 21st schools are closed due to Labour Strike.

All SK, Grade 8 & sibling photos will be due on the Monday, February 24th.

 

Thank you

Have a wonderful day!

 

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