Monthly Archives: April 2019

Water is back on!

Thank you to the City of Kitchener for their quick action!

What a wonderful reminder of how blessed we are to have clean drinking water on a regular basis. We experienced this morning what many children around the world experience with little or no access to clean water.

 

By |2019-04-25T10:11:12-04:00April 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Water is back on!

Water Update

The City of Kitchener no longer has a time as to when the water will be turned back on.

This is all we know at this time.

We will continue to keep you posted as we find out information.

 

By |2019-04-25T09:22:03-04:00April 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Water Update

No Water at School

The City has confirmed a water main break affecting a large area of Kitchener around the King St./Cameron area.  They hope to have it repaired in the next 30 to 40 minutes.

As a result there is currently no water at school. School is still operational as water should be turned back on soon.

Thank you

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Earth Week 2019

Image result for earth dayDear Parents/Guardians,

This year Earth Day is on Monday April 22 and we will be dedicating a week of school wide activities to acknowledge this special day. The Eco-Team is asking all families to bring in their used batteries and we will disposed of them in an Environmentally friendly way!

Monday April 22Easter Monday – No School

Tuesday April 23Paperless Tuesday! Classes will go digital this day and not use new paper.

Wednesday April 24 Wasteless Wednesday! Bring Reusable containers for food and water.

Thursday April 25 Wear it Thursday! Wear Green and Blue.

Friday April 26Clean-up Friday! Please bring your own gloves and bags for outside yard clean-up!

Classes are challenged to use less power this week by turning out lights (e.g. lightless lunches)

By |2019-04-17T17:25:38-04:00April 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Earth Week 2019

Holy Week at Blessed Sacrament

Catholics around the world revere this week as the holiest week of the year.

Here at Blessed Sacrament we also recognize this and will commemorate the week both in class, with special teaching activities, and school wide with prayer services.

On Monday we will launch the week with a Holy Week Prayer Service with a focus on Jesus’ triumph entry into Jerusalem and His passion at 10:00 a.m.  Students are welcome to bring the palms they received from church.

On Tuesday the intermediate students will lead us in a school wide Stations of the Cross at 2:00 p.m.

On Thursday we will celebrate our name sake by having a special prayer service commemorating the Last Supper: the institution of the Eucharist and a call to Service.

Good Friday is there is no school so that we may all commemorate our Lord’s passion at our local churches. All Catholic Churches have a 3:00 pm service on this day.

We wish you a blessed Holy Week!

 

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Almsgiving for Lent

Development and Peace

We raise funds for the local community throughout the year and use Lent and Easter as a reminder that we belong to a global Catholic/Christian community and need to support the needs of our brothers and sisters in third world countries. Development and Peace is an organization run by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. On all of our prayer tables we have jars identified for almsgiving. This is one of the Lenten practices we have adopted for this year. Any extra change you can send in will be greatly appreciated.

By |2019-04-09T09:04:17-04:00April 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Almsgiving for Lent

Student Walk Out

April 4, 2019

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

It has come to our attention that some students at Blessed Sacrament are planning a student walkout on Thursday, April 4, 2019 protesting the provincial government’s recent changes to education.  This walkout is occurring at some schools across the region, and indeed across many boards.   Information and messages are being circulated on social media, email and web sites. These planned student walkouts are not Board/School sanctioned events.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board values the students’ voice, and a vision of the learner that includes what it means to be a responsible citizen, a reflective thinker, and a discerning believer. Our school administration and office staff will follow regular attendance/ safe arrival procedures and report the missed class(es) to the parent/ guardian as soon as possible. Our school staff will not be supervising students who participate in the protest as it remains a regular school day.

We sincerely appreciate your partnership in the education of your children. Our priority is to support the learning and well-being of students while maintaining a safe environment.

Please direct any questions/ concerns to the main office.

Sincerely,

Mr. Petrella

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