Yearly Archives: 2022

Principal’s Farewell

Dear Staff, Students and Families of Blessed Sacrament School

It is with mixed emotions that I write this final greeting to you. Although I am excited about the new prospect and challenges that come with moving to a new school, I am sad to leave a place that has become my second home for over 5 years.

Blessed Sacrament School is a hidden gem within our board.  Over the years, I have received many compliments from supply staff and visitors to our building about our students and staff. Compliments like these, truly made me beam with pride.  We have a staff here that truly cares deeply about the students in their care and invest so much of their time and effort into their education.

Over the past 5 years, we have built an excellent community, focusing on integrating our faith in all we do, with a push for academic excellence.  As I leave, I am very proud of the accomplishments that we have achieved, including our most recent EQAO scores.  Our school community is also a fun place to be, where through the initiative of parent volunteers, school council, staff and students we have many fun theme days, clubs, activities, and sports for the students to participate. The saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is lived out fully at Blessed Sacrament.

I wish to thank you for all your support over the years!  Thank you for the well wishes, emails, gifts, and hugs I have received over the past two weeks – they have been much appreciated and will be cherished.

In closing, please remember the main message of our theme book this year, “What’s my Superpower?”. All of you have a superpower that makes you unique and special – your superpower is always right in front of you. Use this talent that God has given you to make our world a better place.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year! May God Bless you in 2023.

And for the last time – this is Mr. Petrella signing off.  Take care Bears!

Mr. Franco Petrella

By |2022-12-23T08:24:48-05:00December 23rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Principal’s Farewell

Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed Friday, December 23 due to Weather

Dec 22, 2022

major winter storm is expected to reach Waterloo Region overnight tonight and is expected to cause dangerous driving conditions on Friday and over the weekend.

Based on this forecast – and with the safety of all in mind – the WCDSB in collaboration with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR), has made the proactive decision to cancel ALL student transportation and close ALL schools and school board administrative sites tomorrow, Friday, December 23, 2022.

All before and after school programs and childcare centres co-located in schools will also be closed.

And all programs and services offered by St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres are cancelled and St. Louis sites will be closed.

We pray that everyone is able to remain safe during the storm, and we wish one and all a happy and blessed Christmas break.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, January 9, 2023.

By |2022-12-22T17:23:08-05:00December 22nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed Friday, December 23 due to Weather

Thursday December 22

Dear Families

We are excited that you will be coming to visit us at various times during the day to visit your child’s classroom.  Your teachers have posted information in their google classrooms as to specific times, etc.  I wish to caution you about parking. Today the school next door had an event and the bylaw officers were out ticketing all cars parked illegally.  A friendly reminder to pay attention to the signs and park were you are legally permitted to on the street.  This may mean walking a bit to school.  We will not be held responsible for any parking tickets visitors receive .

Secondly, the predictions is that we will have a significant winter storm on Friday. Please pay attention to newswire and all media outlets for news about bus cancellations and possible school closures.

Thank you

Mr. Petrella

By |2022-12-21T15:05:47-05:00December 21st, 2022|News|Comments Off on Thursday December 22

Blessed Sacrament Church Christmas Schedule 2022



Blessed Sacrament Church 
305 Laurentian Drive
Kitchener, Ontario



Sacrament of Penance in Preparation for Celebrating Christmas Confession opportunities at our church:
Fridays during the Holy Hour
(after 9:00 am Mass)
Saturdays 11:00 am
Except on December 24th and 31st
Thursday, December 22nd, 7:00 pm
Parish Penance Celebration
(With Visiting Priests)

Kitchener Advent Confessions
December 7, 7pm – St. Anne
December 13, 7pm – St. Joseph
December 14, 7pm – St. Aloysius
December 15, 7pm – St. Mark
December 17, 4pm – St. Teresa
December 21, 7pm – St. Anthony

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.” Isaiah 9:2

Best wishes for a blessed Christmas and a joyful New Year!
Fr. Luke Kopaniak S.A.C.
Dc. Neil Devereaux
and Parish Staff

By |2022-12-19T09:41:20-05:00December 19th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Blessed Sacrament Church Christmas Schedule 2022

Countdown to Christmas

Dear Families

We have an exciting week next with our Countdown to Christmas! Please find a reminder calendar below:


By |2023-10-19T10:15:53-04:00December 16th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Countdown to Christmas

Subway Lunch

Hello Families

For those students who did not attend school, we are keeping their Subway lunch in the refrigerator and they will receive it tomorrow.

Please stay safe and be careful on the roads and sidewalks.

Thank you

By |2022-12-15T14:58:57-05:00December 15th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Subway Lunch

Peek at this Week: November 28 to December 4th!

Happy Advent Families!

We have many activities planned for this week and we wish to share them all with you:This week begins the season of Advent!  Today and every Monday we will have a virtual Advent Prayer Service.  Please join us in the prayer for this week:

Awake us from our slumber, O Lord, and prepare our hearts so that we might be ready to greet you when you come again.  Who live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

This week is also the last week of the first part of our Angel Tree Campaign where we are collecting WalMart Gift Cards for St. Vincent de Paul.  Please send this into the office if you can.

Our two-week online book fair wraps up this weekend! You can shop thousands of books across all categories for all ages on Spark Book Fairs at up to 90% off!  Plus, they offer free shipping on orders over $45.00! A great and economical way to get some Christmas Shopping done while supporting our school Learning commons.  You can place your order up to December 4th.

Tuesday is Hat n’ Stache day! Mr Petrella has been growing a mustache for the Movember Campaign.  To celebrate his efforts, everyone is encouraged to wear a mustache and a hat!  Staff and students may bring in a loonie or a twoonie and give it directly to Mr. Petrella to support him if they wish.

Thursday is Soccer Jersey Day! To support Team Canada’s effort to get a win in the World Cup, staff and students will be wearing Soccer Jersey’s or anything Team Canada on this day.

We hope you have a great week!  Look for the December Newsletter the beginning of next week with information about the many fun educational activities the school will have planned for the month of December.

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By |2022-11-28T11:38:39-05:00November 28th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Peek at this Week: November 28 to December 4th!

Angel Tree

angel treeDear Families

As noted in our November Newsletter – our Angel Tree Campaign has begun.  We are supporting two local neighbourhood charities: St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.

The first phase of the Angel Tree is a collection of Walmart Gift Cards for St. Vincent de Paul. This way families can purchase items for Christmas Dinner and beyond.   This campaign will end next Friday December 2, 2022.  Please send in gift cards with your children to the main office.

The second campaign runs from December 5 – 16th.  We will be collecting unwrapped, new toys for the Salvation Army.

We thank you in advance for your generosity.


By |2022-11-22T14:49:46-05:00November 22nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Angel Tree

Readers Are Superheroes! Spark Virtual Book Fair

Our two-week online book fair is officially underway! You can shop thousands of books across all categories on Spark Book Fairs at up to 90% off. Plus, they offer free shipping on orders over $45.00!

Great selection of books for all ages! You can place your order from November 21st to December 4th.

By |2022-11-21T13:42:04-05:00November 21st, 2022|News|Comments Off on Readers Are Superheroes! Spark Virtual Book Fair
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