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Hi Bobcat Families,

We are getting close to the end of the school year, but the staff at CTK are still planning and working on many things for the final week s together.  Bobcats, remember to check your Google Classroom daily and keep submitting the required work.  We are almost there so keep pushing yourself and keep learning!

Wellness Week at CTK!

Thanks to our awesome Grade 7s who have put together a week of activities to keep our bodies and brains healthy and as a way to practice all of our Umbrella Skills that we have learned so far!  When our physical bodies have what they need to function at their best, it is much easier to hold up our Umbrellas! When we’re hungry, tired, or haven’t had enough exercise, our brains don’t work as well, making it more difficult to practice all the other skills of wellbeing. We can become grouchy, short-tempered, and less capable of coping with the day-to-day challenges of life. Even people with the strongest coping skills can’t use them as well when they aren’t feeding their brains properly. Making the choice to establish healthy lifestyle behaviours (such as eating well, sleeping enough, and exercising regularly) has been shown to reduce stress, elevate mood, improve immune system function, and make learning easier. Even when we don’t have full control over the options available to us, being able to choose the healthiest from among those available is a skill that can promote health and wellbeing overall.  Remember to tweet your pictures to @CTKBobcats!

 

 

Do You Have Personal Belongings at School Still?

Just a reminder to sign up for your appointment to pick up your child’s personal belongings and Report Card on June 23rd.  Please check your child’s Google Classroom for complete instructions.

Waterloo Region Public Health and Board Protocols must be in place to ensure safety for all students, parents, and staff and include:

  • Physical distancing must always be maintained
  • Complete this Covid-19 self-evaluation (for anyone planning to enter the school) prior to attending the school https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
  • If any symptoms are present – families are asked to contact the school and we will discuss alternate pick up arrangements
  • Hand-sanitizer will be provided
  • Individuals are encouraged to bring and wear a face mask 
  • Please try to send only one parent per family to help reduce our numbers.
  • If with a parent, students must always stay with that parent
  • Although we have been apart for a significant amount of time this is not a time for socializing, teachers reporting to parents or to discuss achievement
  • Families are to social distance line up at the front door 
  • Families will enter and exit by the same door
  • A limited number of craft bags will be available, where necessary, to collect student items, but families are encouraged to bring knapsacks to retrieve items
  • Any family that has student medication that has been stored at the school please note that the medication will be placed in that student’s classroom for retrieval there
  • If families have general school items to return (e.g., library books, sports uniforms, bus patroller items, etc.) they may leave these items with their teacher also as each will have a bin/box to collect them in the classroom
  • Washrooms are not accessible for students/parents, as each visit will be very short
  • There will be no outdoor supervision and the playground is closed
  • On June 23 staff will not be available for online learning.

Again, we appreciate your support and understanding as we navigate these challenging times together such that the safety of all in our community is our priority – THANKS!

Staffing Update

I would like to extend a special note of gratitude to the staff of Christ the King who are truly committed to teaching excellence and learning for all; who truly believe in putting children first and who are always supportive of the initiatives at our school.  It has been both an honour and a pleasure to work with such dedicated staff.  Unfortunately, June is always a time where we often have to say goodbye to some of our staff who will be moving on to different school communities.    I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Mrs. Fischer, Mrs. Nikolaus, Ms. Lynch, Ms. Adams, Mrs., Witzel, Ms. Simons, and Mrs. Brenes for their hard work, dedication, and support during their time at Christ the King.  You will all be truly missed and we wish you all the best at your new schools!