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Monthly Archives: January 2019


Knowledgehook, is now a Board approved “Green Tool” which ensures student information is stored in a secure manner.  This online, interactive math resource will support student learning in grades 3-8. Knowledgehook will provide additional math support and instruction for learning both in the classroom and also for differentiated home-practice. If you have any questions or concerns about this program please speak to your child’s classroom teacher.

Umbrella Project – Grit

Warm greetings,

We hope that you are having a wonderful start to your week and the New Year!

Dr. Jen has created a special webinar presentation for you to watch at your leisure on the topic of Grit:

We are providing this webinar link along with our repeated apologies for any inconvenience caused by the missed Parent Night with you on November 20th 2018.

If you have any follow up questions arising from the presentation, Dr. Jen will also be available for a 15-minute one-on-one phone conversation with you. Kindly email if you would like to schedule a time to chat with her.


Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Best regards,

Dr. Jen & Maria

SKI Day – Payment due this Friday

Students from Grade 4 – Grade 8 will have the opportunity to participate in the Ski/Snowboard Program at the Chicopee Ski Club on February 5th. 

The trip details are available online.  We need to purchase our tickets in advance, so if you would like for your child to participate in this trip, please pay through Cash-Online by this Friday.

Jan 22nd – St. Agnes Feast Day Celebration Mass & Lunch

Since the order forms for Feast Day are going out today, could thisbe sent out on Newswire?  Edit if you wish . . .


Subject: Jan 22nd – St. Agnes Feast Day Celebration Mass & Lunch


St. Agnes School Council is subsidizing a special lunch – a feast – following 10:45am mass at St. Agnes Church.  It will be catered by Parent Volunteers.


Pasta, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Dessert  $3.00

Gluten Free Option – $4.50

Order online:


*if your child will bring their own lunch, please send a note to the front office


We need volunteers!  If you are able to help prep Monday the 21st or prep, serve or clean up on Tuesday the 22nd, please email with the day and times available.

Skills Challenge – Volunteers Required

On February 28th, students from across the region of Waterloo will come together to participate in WCDSB’s Faith in Action Skills Challenge at Conestoga College. Teams from various schools will be chosen to participate in Lego Mechanics, Lego Robotics, Coding, 3D Printing, Video Editing and Construction. The goal of this year is for our students to come up with innovative ways for children to help other children/people in our community.

We are looking for volunteers who feel they may have expertise in one of the following areas;

No Poverty, Good Health and Well Being, Clean Water and Sanitation/Life Below Water, Affordable and Clean Energy, Life on Land. Specifically, it would be helpful to have some knowledge of how these issues affect our region.

We are looking for volunteers to circulate on the challenge floor at any time on February 29th. They will be asked to listen to the student’s innovative ideas and provide feedback. This may include new learning you can add or specific questions you may have about their prototype or ideas.

Our day runs from 8:30am-2:30pm with lunch from 11:30am-12:00pm and closing ceremonies from 2:30pm-3:00pm. We are not asking you commit the whole day but whatever time you may be able to give at any point during this day.

Please follow the link in the below Google Form if you are interested in volunteering by February 8th.

If you know of anyone who may be interested, please feel free to forward this link on. If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Thank you,
Whitney McKinley and Mark Johnston

Titans Basketball Game – Event for students from grades 4-8

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019 11:00 AM TIP OFF The Titans will be hosting their 2nd annual School Day Game on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Last year we hosted over 2000 kids from across the Waterloo Region District and Waterloo Region Catholic School Boards. School Day is a 2.5 hour event with non-stop excitement. The Titans are part of the Canadian professional league, they emphasize messages such as pride, humility, leadership, self discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork.


Payment can be made through Cash Online until Friday, January 11th.