Monthly Archives: January 2020

Pastoral Launch of Gathered to Become – February 19, 2020

Dear Families,

You’re invited on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Fr. Joseph de Viveiros C.R. to celebrate Mass for staff, students and parents from the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. This celebration will bring a close to our Board’s Pastoral theme from this past year, Called to Belong. While our gathering at St. Anthony Daniel Parish will close one chapter, it will also give life to this coming year’s Pastoral theme, Gathered to Become.

Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Parish in Kitchener.  A reception in the Parish Life Centre will immediately follow Mass. We anticipate that each school community be represented at this upcoming celebration. We are inviting all principals, staff members, and students along with their parents to join us for this celebration of faith.

Please RSVP by Thursday, February 6th if you are able to attend.

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Dance-A-Thon – February 14, 2020

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Friday, February 14, 2020

On Friday, February 14th, John Sweeney Catholic School will be hosting our annual, full-day fundraising event for all of our students, Kindergarten to grade eight.  Carlos from DJ Sound Struck will be back to host the event and he is sure to get the dance floor rocking!  The proceeds from this year’s drive will go to completing phase two of our Greening Project (an effort to provide shade to our school’s yard and play areas).

Every student will receive a glow bracelet on the day of the event and for every $5 a student raises, they will receive a ballot for a chance to win a raffle prize!  Some of these amazing prizes include Rangers tickets, a wireless speaker, various gift cards, board games and even the chance to be Principal for the day (just to name a few)!  The top fundraising class in each division will also win a class PIZZA or ICE CREAM party!

Today marks the first day of the fundraising campaign and a pledge form will be sent home with your child(ren) to help you track funds raised.  All funds collected can be submitted electronically through School Cash Online until Tuesday, February 11th.  We encourage students to ask family (no door-to-door requests please) to support our school’s greening initiative.

On behalf of School Council, Staff and Students – we thank you for your support!  See you on the dance floor February 14th Cardinals!

By |2020-01-24T08:43:03-05:00January 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Dance-A-Thon – February 14, 2020

WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – TOMORROW

Important Update re: WCDSB Extended Day Programs on January 21

Important Update: On January 21, 2020 all WCDSB extended day programs will be OPEN for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

A previous communication indicated extended day programs would not operate that day.

An updated version of that earlier message is provided below.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Tuesday, January 21. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on January 21.

Secondary school credit courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on January 21, but all other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after January 21.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

By |2020-01-20T14:20:34-05:00January 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – TOMORROW

Strong Start Volunteers Needed

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We are looking for volunteers to assist with the Strong Start Reading Program for Kindergarten and Grade 1.

There are two mandatory (free) training sessions taking place quickly.

Please use the attached link for a list of training sessions available.

We are asking for a commitment of one or two half days per week beginning after March Break for approximately 10 weeks. This program is vital to the success of our students.

We greatly appreciate your consideration.  Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering for Strong Start.

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Lunch Hour Supervisors Needed

Needed – Lunch Hour Supervisors

Are you available from 11:35 – 12:35 and want to make a little extra money?

Leave your information here and you will be contacted.

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By |2020-01-17T11:14:54-05:00January 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Lunch Hour Supervisors Needed