Reminders for the Week
This week we celebrated the first week of Advent. Advent is a time in which we prepare for the coming of Jesus. At CTK, we will celebrate each week of Advent, every Monday, with school wide liturgies and the lighting of the Advent Candle. The first candle is the candle of Hope. The lighting of the candle is not a passive act. It reminds us that we too are the light as Jesus said in Mathew 5:14. We can shine a light in dark places, providing kind gestures or kind words to those in need. Over the next four weeks, we will continue to prepare our hearts of the coming of Jesus!
Classes at CTK are going to be ELF’ed!
Each class will receive the poem below and a treat. It will be so much fun for students to figure out which class elf’ed them and which class they will elf!
Christ the King – CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE!
This Christmas we will be giving back to our community by collecting food items for our Local Cambridge Self Help Food bank.
At Thanksgiving we did an amazing job at giving back and we truly made a difference. Let’s make a difference again this Christmas for people who need it most!
Some items that are most needed:
- Peanut Butter
- Individual Fruit Cups for kids to bring to school
- Canned meat and fish
- Pasta Sauce
- Canned Pastas
- Pancake mix
ANYTHING is greatly appreciated, and we are thankful for our Bobcats generosity and your willingness to give back to those in need.
Is your child in need of Winter Wear?
We have a school that will provide us with donations of scarves, hats, snowpants, coats, mittens and some boots. Please contact the office if your family could benefit.
Winter is Back!
I hope you were as excited as I was to see the snow this week! It is so fantastic to think of how different the seasons look in Canada – we are truly blessed! This seems like a good time to remind everyone of a few essentials when coming to school in the wet, snowy weather. Please make sure your child has a pair of INDOOR SHOES. We will be changing our shoes when we come inside the classrooms so that we can help to keep our spaces clean and dry. Wet socks make for a long day! Please make sure to have a hat and mitts packed each day. We will be outside for recesses including the 40 minutes at lunch. Please note, we do not have a school nurse or staff to supervise students who request to stay indoors. We may be able to brave the cold for a short time, but it will wear on those not dress properly after a while. Dress warmly! Please bring a jacket or coat. That’s right, this is a reminder as well. We have lots of friends on the yard that do not want to bring coats and jackets. It is so important to dress appropriately for the weather. Lastly, a quick check of the weather before school will help to be prepared.
In the colder winter months, depending on the severity of the weather there are times that we shorten our time outside or do not go out at all.
- When the temperature is between -20°C and -27°C students will not be outside longer than 15 minutes.
- When temperatures are colder than -27°C, students remain inside
Family Christmas Fun Night
Wednesday December 7th, 2022 5:30-7:30pm
Our annual ‘Christmas Family Fun Night’ is back! We invite you to join us on WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7th, 2022 from 5:30PM-7:30PM. This evening is an event held close to our hearts as we, the staff at CTK, once again get to host our students and families for Christmas fun! We will be providing various Christmas experiences to be enjoyed by all. Most rooms will have a dedicated activity/snack/game/craft/etc. Some activities to look forward to are:
- Cookie decorating
- Hot chocolate station
- Christmas ornament crafts
- Christmas games
- Christmas tuck shop (Raising money for grade 8 graduation. School cash online details to follow.)
…and much more!
We look forward to seeing all of our Bobcat families!
|The 12 Days of Christmas at Christ the King!|
|Thank you to the Intermediate Student Council for planning our SPIRIT DAYS!|
|Christmas Spirit Week|
- 8: Door Decorating Contest
- 9: PJ/Comfy Clothing Day
- 12: Christmas Scavenger Hunt
- 13: Christmas Headwear Day
- 14: Christmas Character Day
- 15: Winter Activity Day
- 16: PJ / Comfy Clothes Day
- 19 (Ugly) Christmas Sweater Day (think ornaments or Christmas pictures taped/stuck on a sweater)
- 20: Holiday Festive – Any Christmas Swag goes!
- 21 (Ugly) Christmas Sweater Day (think ornaments or Christmas pictures taped/stuck on a sweater)
- 22: Christmas Bingo!
- 23 – PJ/Comfy Clothes Day and Christmas Movie
Last spring, our students in Grades 3 and 6 participated in the provincial assessments of reading, writing and mathematics that are directly related to the Ontario curriculum. These assessments were conducted by Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). Individual Student Reports with a covering letter explaining the assessment will be sent home today with our grade 4 and 7 students.
EQAO assessments are another source of information about student learning. As a school community, we examine the results, highlighting strengths and areas to improve upon. After examining results, if you have any questions, please contact the classroom teacher or office.
EQAO Parent Outreach Webinar | Jan. 17, 2023
Parents and Guardians will gain an understanding of EQAO and the Primary and Junior division assessments.
Learn about EQAO assessment results and Ontario’s large-scale assessment program at the elementary-school level by registering for a webinar.
The session is approximately 45 minutes, followed by a live question-and-answer session with EQAO staff. See the flyer for details | EQAO _ Parent Event _ Outreach.pdf
Progress Reports and Conferences
Progress Reports went home on November 21st and followed up with a conference on November 24th. We really appreciate parents taking the time to come into the school and conference with your child(ren)’s teacher. It takes a village to raise a child and we are so appreciative of your support. If you were not able to come to your designated time, kindly contact your child’s classroom teacher to set up an alternative time.
Christ the King – Catholic School Advisory Council (CSAC)
Our CTK CSAC met again in November. You will find the meeting minutes on our website (linked here: https://christtheking.wcdsb.ca/school-council/ ). Thank you CTK CSAC for all of your efforts and commitment to our school!
· Please visit our School Board Website for updates and recent information. Here is the link: https://www.wcdsb.ca/
· Hamilton Diocese Advent Resources for Families and GIFGIC Advent Resources
Parents/Guardians are to complete a daily COVID-19 screening on their children before sending them to school. We no longer require proof of the screening. If there are any symptoms your child must stay home. Here is the link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
Dates to remember
Dec. 7 – Family Christmas Fun Night – 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Dec. 20 @ 6:30 PM; Dec. 21 @ 10/ 12:30/ 6:30 – Christmas Play Performance: Northpole Musical – tickets are on sale on CashOnLine for families of participants only.
Dec. 22 – CTK Christmas Concert – student presentation
Dec. 23 – CTK Christmas Concert Parent Presentation: 10:00AM & 12:30 PM – 10:00 AM (families of student’s whose last name is between A-L) & 12:30 PM– parent presentations (families of student’s whose last name is between M-Z)
Dec. 26, 2022- January 6, 2023 – Christmas Break – Board Holiday – no school for staff and students and Extended Day is closed
Jan. 9 – Back to School 2023
January 20 – PA Day – no school for students
Feb 17 – Term 1 Report Card Distribution
Feb 20 – Family Day – Board Holiday – no school for staff and students and the Extended Day Program is closed
Feb. 22 – Ash Wednesday
March 13– Week of March Break
March 31 – P.A. Day – no school for students
April 7 – Good Friday – the Extended Day Program is closed
April 10 – Easter Monday- the Extended Day Program is closed
April 21 – PA Day – the Extended Day Program is closed
May 1 – Catholic Education Week
May 22 – Victoria Day – Board Holiday – no school for staff and students the Extended Day Program is closed
June 2 – PA Day – no school for students
June 27 – Term 2 Report Card Distribution
June 29 – Last Day of School