Monthly Archives: February 2020

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Monday, February 24, 2020

Labour Updates

In the absence of a provincially-negotiated collective agreement, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has selected the Waterloo Catholic District School Board as one of the Ontario school boards included in a one day rotating strike on Monday, February 24, 2020.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on February 24.

This one day strike is in addition to the province-wide one day OECTA strike already announced for Friday, February 21, 2020.

In addition to the closure of all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools on February 24, please note the following:

Some programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 24 —  they are:

  • Hairstyling will be closed
  • Culinary Arts will be closed
  • Secondary School Credit Day School will be closed
  • Correspondence services will be closed
  • Guidance services will be closed.

All other St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres programs will be running as per 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 job actions will remain in effect before and after February 24.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

 

February 19th, 2020

Pizza Lunch For Friday February 21st RESCHEDULED

Dear Panther Families,

In preparation for the province-wide strike on Friday, February 21st, we have rescheduled the Friday pizza lunch to Thursday, February 20th.

Thank you for your understanding.

Labour Update from WCDSB

Labour Updates

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Friday, February 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 Friday, February 21, 2020. 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 21.

All programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 21 —  with the exception of Personal Support Worker programs, which will run 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 job actions will remain in effect before and after February 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.

February 13th, 2020

Valentine’s Day Candy Treats For Sale

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and to celebrate We Team is supporting our local initiative; Nutrition For Learning and the 2020 Live Free Campaign.

Students are welcome to buy a Valentine’s Day treat for $0.25 each for anyone in the school. Please make sure to have exact change.

Students may make purchases starting Tuesday, February 11th- Thursday, February 13th, before first recess.

Thank you so much for your support.

❤️ The We Team

 

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 our school 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 Kindergarten RegistrationElementary 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).

~~ 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.

We look forward to meeting our future Panthers!

 

Rural Community Meeting – Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 7pm

Sent of behalf of the community:

On Thursday February 13 at 7pm, the Waterloo Regional Police Service are hosting a rural community meeting at the Maryhill Community Centre, specifically for the small communities within Woolwich including Maryhill, Conestogo, Winterbourne, Bloomingdale, and West Montrose.

The topics that will be covered include:

  • Educate the community about locking sheds, doors, windows, vehicles
  • CPTED principles – Crime Prevention Through Environment Design
  • The way to handle a situation – discovering a break and enter or theft that has occurred?
  • Observing suspicious behavior/vehicle? When to call 9-1-1? Obtaining suspect descriptions, etc
  • Information on online reporting, contacting police
  • What police can/can’t do in a variety of situations and investigations
  • Using community Facebook groups to share information
  • What to do with video if suspects are observed on home video

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

 

National Sweater Day – Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Hey Panthers,

This Thursday is National Sweater Day!

On Thursday, February 6th, we will turn down the temperature a few degrees to help conserve energy. 

So wear your coziest sweater – we encourage families to do the same at home!   

Thank you, 

The Eco Team