Dear Bobcat families,
I hope everyone enjoyed the warmth and sunshine! Looks like spring might have finally arrived! The staff and students of Christ the King continue to do their best toward celebrating and demonstrating student learning. Below are the three tests that will take place this spring:
GRADE 4’s – CANADIAN COGNITIVE ACHIEVEMENT TEST (CCAT) – APRIL 23– 25, 2018
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is administering the Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT) to Grade 4 students throughout the system. This test is a valuable tool for educators and parents and assists us toward further identifying your child’s learning strengths and needs. The test will be spread over 3 days (three subtests ranging from 30 – 60 minutes each) and is composed of a verbal, non-verbal and quantitative battery. This assessment will take place over a 3 day period. The purpose of the CCAT is to:
- Identify your child’s areas of strength and areas of need,
- Provide information about your child’s learning style(s),
- Provide direction to your child’s teacher on instructional methods, learning materials and the pace of instruction.
.GRADE 7—CAT-4 (CANADIAN ACHIEVEMENT TEST) – April 30 – May 2, 2018
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.
EQAO TESTING – GRADES 3 & 6
This year’s cohorts of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students will participate in the Primary and Junior EQAO testing. The testing is spread over 3 school days and consists of 2 one-hour blocks for a total of 6 hours. The testing is based on the regular grade level curriculum expectations for reading, writing and mathematics. This is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning based on their respective grade level curriculum expectations. The Grade 3’s will write the test on May 22– May 24 and the Grade 6’s will write the test on May 28 – May 30th. Please mark your calendars and avoid booking appointments on these dates to avoid interruptions during these testing dates.
Humane Society Visits
Visits with ‘Benji’ continue this week. Benji and Christine have visited several our classrooms and students have learned about being a responsible pet owner. Our students are enjoying their visits and asking many questions.
On Thursday April 26th, 6 of our Grade 6 students along with Mrs. Fischer will be participating in a Coding Quest Arcade at Wilfrid Laurier University. Over 35 schools from both the Waterloo Catholic and Public School Boards will be attending and students will be able to share what they have created using the coding program Scratch. Students will be able to share the games that they have created and learn about other student’s creations.
We Walk For Water
On Friday April 27th, we will be Walking For Water and we need your help as we walk and raise money for the millions of women and children who walk hours each day to collect water. By improving access to clean water, girls can attend school, parents can run sustainable farms and communities can lift themselves out of poverty with improved health, nutrition, education and opportunity. Clean water is truly the gift that keeps on giving. We are the generation that believes every person deserves access to clean water! For every $25 raised, one person will gain access to clean water for life. And when we all work together, our small actions will create a tidal wave of good. Please bring any donations this Friday!