Fostering Belonging & Community

Calling all #WCDSBAwesome Catholic School Advisory Council Members! Please join us on Tuesday December 3rd, 2019, for a special evening of “Fostering Belonging & Community”.

Dec. 3 CSAC Invitation final

We Belong Week: November 18th- 22nd, 2019

This week, all schools across the province of Ontario must participate in an Anti-Bullying Awareness week. In the Waterloo Catholic DSB, we have connected our focus to our Pastoral Plan for 2019 “Called to Belong”. This week, “We Belong”, and each day has a theme connected to our Pastoral Plan. A number of resources have been shared across the system, and school communities will be intentionally focusing on positive, faith-filled experiences for staff and students.

Monday November 18th: A Peaceful Community

Tuesday November 19th: An Inclusive Community

Wednesday November 20th: A Respectful Community

Thursday November 21st: A Community of Kindness

Friday November 22nd: A Community that Builds Relationships

WCDSB Focus on Attendance

You will begin to see increased messaging regarding school attendance. This is a Waterloo Catholic DSB priority, and we have been asked to share specific messages with our school communities across a variety of platforms.

Regular school attendance is critical to your child’s success: academically, socially, and emotionally. It is extremely important that children arrive at school on time. Please remember the morning bell rings at 9:20am, and the afternoon begins at 1:05pm. Students are expected to enter the school with their class; otherwise, the student is marked late.

Please be mindful that each interruption to a classroom is a disruption to the learning environment for all.

For more information regarding the importance of regular and timely school attendance please read the attached article 5 Things You Need to Know – Superior North

Student Lunch Drop off

We strongly encourage all families to send daily snacks and lunches to school at the start of the day with your child. To reduce the interruption to instructional time in the classroom we will have a lunch drop off table in the main foyer. You can leave the food items on the table with your child’s name and classroom teacher name. Again, we are doing our best to preserve focused instructional time in the classroom and reduce the number of interruptions that are not applicable to the entire class/ school community. Your cooperation is very much appreciated by all.

N4L November 18th – November 22nd: multigrain Cheerios, melba toast, penguin crackers, multigrain vegetable crackers, apple sauce (no sugar added), carrots, dates, raisins, apples.

Please note: cheese strings & yogurt tubes will only be served in select classrooms due to food allergies.

Did you know…?

We have been adding to our list of adult volunteers in the school, as well as student helpers. We have so many opportunities for involvement! If you are an adult looking to help out please contact Mrs. McGlynn in the main office. Students are recruited using daily announcements (both online and over the PA system). We continue to add opportunities for students from every grade to become involved in our school community.

Supervision on the yard begins at 8:45am. Please do not bring your children to the school yard prior to this time as we do not have any adults available for supervision. Students are expected to stay on the blacktop in the morning in order to provide adequate supervision.

At the end of the day, students are expected to the leave the school property at the dismissal bell unless they are being directly supervised by a parent/ guardian. There is no staff supervision on the yard after the 3:50pm bell.