Monthly Archives: January 2020

Bell Let’s Talk Day – Today, January 29th, 2020

Today at St. Boniface School, we are joining in to help create positive change on Bell Let’s Talk Day.

Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year. Over the past 9 years, Canadians and people around the globe have joined the world’s largest conversation around mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Together we have taken big steps to reduce the stigma around mental health issues.

This year, on Bell Let’s Talk Day Canadians are encouraged to share the actions, large and small, that they are taking to improve the lives of people living with mental health issues.

That’s why we’re joining in on the 10th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day to help create positive change. The Healthy School Team at St. Boniface school have planned activities for classes. Students will be creating tweets that their teacher can tweet today and that the students can take home and ask their parents to tweet it or post it on Social Media. We are challenging classrooms to snap a photo of a positive mental health message. After the afternoon recess, classes are invited to join a meditation walk around the schoolyard where there will be reflection questions and positive strategies to help promote good mental health in all of us.

When it comes to mental health, every action counts.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, for every text, mobile and long distance call made on the Bell network, tweet using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view, or use of the Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will contribute 5 cents more to Canadian mental health programs.

Join in as we work together to improve the lives of Canadians living with mental health issues and help create positive change.

 

Phone Lines At St. Boniface Are Down This Morning

Parents,

Our phone lines at St. Boniface are down.  We are unsure how long it will be before they are up and running again, but we will be continuously checking emails, so please contact the office at susan.waechter@wcdsb.ca if needed.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will notify you once the issue has been resolved.

Thank you for your patience.

St. Boniface

 

 

Labour Update from WCDSB

Labour Updates

WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, February 4, 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, February 4. 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 February 4.

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.

Secondary school credit courses, hair styling courses and culinary arts courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on February 4. St. Louis guidance and correspondence services will also be unavailable on February 4. 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 February 4.

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.

January 28th, 2020

Important Update re: WCDSB Extended Day Programs on January 21, 2020

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.

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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.

Reminder – Tomorrow, Jan 10th, IS NOT a pizza day

Parents, this is just a quick reminder that tomorrow, January 10th, is not a pizza day.  Please send a lunch with your child.

Please refer to Cash Online to order hot lunch and milk for your child for the month of January.

Thank you!