Monthly Archives: January 2020

Kindergarten Registration on Tuesday February 4th!

 

for JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN

(FOR CHILDREN BORN IN 2016)

and KINDERGARTEN

(FOR CHILDREN BORN IN 2015)

 Registration will be held at BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 Tuesday, February 4, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 Please contact the office to arrange a time for registration.  Registration will take 15 – 30 minutes. 

Please bring with you your child’s Birth Registration, and Baptismal Certificate. If your child’s baptismal certificate cannot be provided, then the parent or guardian’s baptismal certificate must be provided.

Please share this information with family and friends who are considering sending their child to our school.

We require numbers by the end of February so that we can start the process of arranging staffing for September 2020.

Thanks – North!

 

By |2020-01-31T14:20:19-05:00January 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Kindergarten Registration on Tuesday February 4th!

Coronavirus Update

Dear Families

Our Director of Education, Loretta Notten, has given us an update regarding the coronavirus (2019-nCoV).  No doubt you are aware of the virus and its current status in Ontario.  We wish to share some information with you which was given to us from the Ministry of Health.  The over-arching key messages centered around the fact that Ontario is very prepared and has effective protocols, which are currently operating very well, and the guiding principles that we do well to ground our response in the facts and what we know to be good practice.

To that end – we are encouraged to redouble our efforts in our schools to ensure:

  • good hygiene – washing hands thoroughly and with soap or sanitizer;
  • covering one’s mouth and nose when one sneezes or coughs;
  • staff and students stay home when ill.
  • It is also wise to get a yearly flu vaccine, available from clinics or pharmacies.

Attached is a letter which has been provided jointly by Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health with more information.

Thank you

https://www.ontario.ca/page/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

 

By |2020-01-30T20:04:17-05:00January 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Coronavirus Update

Winter Walk Day

Attention Bear Families!

The Eco Team and the Healthy Bears Team are working together to promote a Winter Walk Day on Wednesday February 5th (alternative date Wednesday February 12th). It’s for all Bears, cubs (students), and mamma/poppa bears (parents). Bus students can walk to their bus stop, students who have to get drives can get dropped off a block or two away and walk part way to school and walkers – well you can do what you do everyday….walk!

A few lucky WCDSB schools who participate will win a bike rack or scooter rack from the Board.

Come on Bears, let’s walk together!

 

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By |2020-01-23T15:56:54-05:00January 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Winter Walk Day

Registration is Open: It’s Time to Sign Up for School!!

It’s time to sign up for the 2020-21 school year – and registering to attend one of Waterloo Region’s 43 Catholic elementary schools and five Catholic secondary schools has never been easier. In fact, a quality, inclusive, faith-based education is just a click away for families of Kindergarten students thanks to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s Online Registration system.

QUICKFacts

~~ Parents can access the Online Registration form by clicking on the Register for School link on the WCDSB Homepage and then choosing either Kindergarten RegistrationElementary Registration or Secondary Registration. The link to Online Registration can be found on each page under the “Registration Options”

~~ Children born in 2016 are eligible for Year 1 Kindergarten (JK).

~~ Children born in 2015 are eligible for Year 2 Kindergarten (SK).

By |2020-01-15T10:54:11-05:00January 15th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Registration is Open: It’s Time to Sign Up for School!!

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.

Additionally, all WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day.

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.

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 |2020-01-15T10:51:17-05:00January 15th, 2020|News|Comments Off on WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) Labour Update

Dear Blessed Sacrament Parents:

As part of the ongoing central bargaining process involving the Ontario government and education workers across the province, the association representing our teachers – the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) – has indicated that if a collective agreement isn’t reached today or over the weekend, that starting Monday, January 13, 2020 teachers will no longer be performing a variety of administrative duties.

A list of specific duties being withdrawn can be found at: http://www.catholicteachers.ca/OECTA/media/pdfs/News/2020/jan/NR_2019-018.pdf

This withdrawal of services will not impact the safety of our school and, with the exception of preparation for EQAO testing, direct services provided to our students will be unaffected.

Co-curricular activities (clubs, field trips, special events, etc.) will not be impacted by this withdrawal of services at this time.

We do remain hopeful the two sides can come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

By |2020-01-10T14:27:58-05:00January 10th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) Labour Update