Catholic Schools Advisory Committee: Our first meeting is this Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 pm in the Library Learning Commons. Parents, come get involved and make our school even better. We meet approximately 4 times throughout the year.
Sports Teams: Good luck to our Intermediate Boys’ and Girls’ 3-Pitch Team and our Junior Co-ed Soccer Team who will be participating in their one-day tournaments. Intermediates will be playing on Monday, September 23 and our Junior’s will be playing Thursday, September 25 in the afternoon. We will be cheering you on back at school! Go BOBCATS go! Many thanks to our coaches, Mrs. Fischer, Mrs. Van Os, Mrs. MacDowell, Ms. Fernandes, and Mrs. Magliocco and to our parent volunteer drivers for making this day possible!
Rowan’s Law Day: September 25 marks an important day for concussion awareness and education. In 2013 Rowan Stringer, a 17 year old high school student from Ottawa, lost her life to Second Impact Syndrome; a brain injury caused by suffering a concussion before fully recovering from a previous concussion. In March of 2018, the Ontario government passed a law known as Rowan’s Law. Rowan’s Law is about education. By increasing concussion awareness and knowledge, we can change Ontario’s culture around sports, physical activity and injury. Rowan’s Law will make it easier for those who experience concussions to SPEAK UP, get the help they need, and take the time necessary for recovery, with the support of everyone around them. Christ the King is committed to the health and wellness of our students!
Terry Fox Walk: This Friday, we will be participating in our annual Terry Fox Walk. As a school, we are trying to raise $800.00 to help fight cancer. So far, we are about halfway achieving our goal as we have raised $386.00!! Please consider donating a toonie or more to our school fundraising page by clicking here. Help keep Terry Fox’s dream alive and help beat cancer! Families are more than welcome to come join us on our walk. Please be at school by 12:15 pm.
Every Child Matters: On Monday, September 30th, all staff and students are reminded to wear orange to honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools. The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that Phyllis Webstad was given to her by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned. To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school. The message that Phyllis wants to pass along on Orange Shirt Day — and every day — is that every child matters!