Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Conferences: On Tuesday, November 5th, Progress Reports will be going home with your child. The Progress Report Card encourages early and ongoing communication between you and your child’s teacher and tells you how well your child is developing the learning skills and work habits we know are essential for success.  All academic subjects will be reported on but instead of assigning a grade or mark, it will tell you how well your child is progressing: “very well”, “well”, or “with difficulty”.   Your child’s teacher will also highlight strengths and areas to improve before evaluations are completed.  On Thursday, November 7th, parents and their child are invited to come in for a conference to discuss their child’s progress with the teacher.  Parent/Teacher conference times have all been booked online this year.

Essential Learning Skills and Work Habits

There are six learning skills and work habits now emphasized throughout Grades 1 to 12 in all Ontario report cards:

 Responsibility
 Organization
 Independent Work
 Collaboration
 Initiative
 Self regulation
Fundraiser:  It seems that the online order form is finally up and running and families are now able to enter the number of Pepperettes that they have sold.  Thank you so much for your patience!  Please support our fundraiser and help us make improvements at school and for our students!  Top 3 sellers will win a prize and the class with most sales will also win a pizza party!
Catholic Schools Advisory Council Meeting:  Come join us on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:00 pm in our Learning Commons.  This is a great way to get involved in your child’s school!
Take Your Kids to Work Day:   Wednesday, November 6th we will have several Grade 9 students at Christ the King.  Take Your Kids to Work Day is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world.
Grade 8 Arts and Tech Day:  On Wednesday, November 6th, our Grade 8 students will be walking over to St. Benedict’s Catholic Secondary School to see all the fantastic Arts & Tech programs they have to offer.  This will also be a great opportunity for our students to visit the high school and help ease their transition process!  Have fun Grade 8s!
Grade 7 Swim to Survive:  Beginning this Friday, our Grade 7s will be participating in the Swim to Survive Program.  Swim to Survive is different than swimming lessons – and not a replacement for them. Swim to Survive teaches just the essentials needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water – an important first step to being safe around water.
Lifetouch Orders:  Student pictures were sent home last week.  All orders are due this Friday, November 8th!  Don’t be disappointed!