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Monthly Archives: January 2019

St. Boniface CES Closed Friday, February 1, 2019

St. Boniface CES in Maryhill will be closed tomorrow – Friday, February 1, 2019 – for ongoing repairs to the school’s heating system. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday morning!

Bell Let’s Talk Day

With today being Bell Let’s Talk Day, we asked each class to decorate t-shirts that support the theme of “We’ve got your back!”. This idea was created to bring awareness to Mental Health and to encourage our students to talk about how they’re feeling, to ask someone who may be suffering, and to always remind them that “we have their back”!

The creativity of the students came through on each t-shirt, so in an attempt to raise funds to support the Kids Help Line we will be raffling them off.  On Friday, February 8th, students are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets at $.50 a piece, to be entered for a chance to win their classroom’s t-shirt. In addition, we will also raffle off Bell Let’s Talk toques and other swag! We appreciate any support towards this charitable initiative.

Let’s Talk Panthers! 

 

 

 

WANTED : Kindergarteners – No Experience Necessary

Kindergarten registration is now open online! 

Children born in 2015 are eligible for Year 1 Kindergarten.

Children born in 2014 are eligible for Year 2 Kindergarten.

The school office is open daily from 8:30am – 4:00pm, and will remain open on Tuesday, February 5th, from 4pm – 7pm, to accommodate families who would like to stop by and complete their registration process.  You must be prepared to provide proof of the child’s date of birth and either the child’s Catholic baptismal certificate or the Catholic baptismal certificate of at least one parent or guardian.  In addition, proof of the child’s home address.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 519-648-2832.

We look forward to meeting all of our future Panthers!

 

 

 

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

It’s time to sign up for the 2019-20 school year – and registering to attend one of Waterloo Region’s 44 Catholic elementary schools and five Catholic secondary schools has never been easier. In fact, a quality, inclusive, faith-based education is now 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 2015 are eligible for Year 1 Kindergarten.

~~ Children born in 2014 are eligible for Year 2 Kindergarten.

~~ When registering your child to attend a Catholic elementary school you must be prepared to provide proof of the child’s date of birth and either the child’s Catholic baptismal certificate or the Catholic baptismal certificate of at least one parent or guardian.

~~ If you are non-Catholic, but wish to explore a Catholic education for your child(ren), please review the WCDSB Admissions to Catholic Elementary Schools policy. Our secondary schools are open to students of all faiths.

~~ A complete list of WCDSB schools that will offer the Extended Day Program in 2019-20 will be web-posted in April, 2019. Please call your school directly for information about the Extended Day Program. A complete list of WCDSB schools currently providing the program is available via this link: Extended Day Program.

~~ For information about French Immersion programs in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, please click here: French Immersion Registration Information.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 49 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 183-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

Here’s What to do When the Weather is Bad…

Winter has finally arrived in Waterloo Region! It’s snow season — and that means it’s time to review the WCDSB’s Inclement Weather Policy.

Winter weather can be very unpredictable. So it’s best to be prepared. Here are some key things to remember – because not every day with snow is a snow day:

~~ Bad weather — such as a snow storm, freezing rain or frigid temperatures — is always a possibility during the winter months. It is very important to dress appropriately for the conditions.

~~ During bad weather, schools and school board administrative sites may still be open, even if school buses are cancelled.

~~ Between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on mornings when inclement weather has been forecast for Waterloo Region, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) — the arm’s length body that coordinates and operates student transportation for the school boards — assesses the current weather conditions, in consultation with local bus companies, if necessary. If a recommendation to cancel transportation (including potential closure of schools) is to be made, the local school boards are contacted and a joint decision is made between STSWR and the boards.

~~ All reasonable efforts are made to announce any cancellation of buses or school closures by 6:00 a.m. Please note that public announcements will only be made if buses are cancelled and / or schools are closed.

~~ It is recommended that parents, guardians, staff and students tune in a local Waterloo Region radio station and also monitor the following online information sources for information about potential closures or cancellations:

STSWR Website: www.stswr.ca/

STSWR Twitter Feed: @STSWR

WCDSB Website: www.wcdsb.ca/

WCDSB Twitter Feed: @WCDSBNewswire

Calling All Children & Youth: We Need to Hear Your Voices!!!

Dear Parents / Guardians, Children & Youth…

We need your help!

Last year the Federal Government launched the “Smart Cities Challenge”, a national competition that encourages communities to come up with innovative technology solutions to their most pressing challenge. The top prize is $50 million!!!

Waterloo Region entered the contest with a focus on healthy children and youth. We want to make our community THE BEST in Canada for kids.

And we were chosen one of just five Canadian communities to compete for the award!

To help us win the $50 million, we are asking you (should you choose to participate) to assist your child(ren) in signing a special petition urging the competition judges to recognize the participation and support we have from local young people to win the smart cities challenge.

The petition is open to ALL children and youth up to age 18 and is available for your child(ren) to sign at: https://bit.ly/2Hnd0yD

Let’s hear all those #WCDSBAwesome Waterloo Catholic District School Board voices!!!

For more information, please visit www.smartwr.ca

You can follow along @SmartWatRegion on Instagram and Twitter. Use #SmartWR #SmartCitiesCanada and #bestcommunityforkids when chatting on social media.

 

 

Parent Council Meeting TONIGHT at 6pm

Attention Panther families – want to be more involved with our fabulous school?

Come out tonight, January 15th at 6pm, for our School Council meeting.

Everyone is welcome!  We look forward to seeing you!

 

Siblings & Gr. 8 Grad Photo Day – January 10th, 2019

Lifetouch will return to the school on Thursday, January 10th to take photo’s for any families that would like a sibling photo and of all our gr. 8 graduates.  If you would like to have your children captured in a sibling photo or if your child is graduating, please complete the Lifetouch order form that was sent home before the holidays.

 

 

 

Umbrella Project January Skill – Resilience

Our Umbrella Project skill for January is RESILIENCE.  It will be part of our daily reflections, discussions and activities.  Below are some of the items that we will focus on with your child(ren) this month.