Monthly Archives: April 2022

Summer Expedition! for Gr. 6, 7 and 8 students

Summer Expedition!  Explore this free 3-week literacy and numeracy support summer program for students completing Grades 6, 7 & 8. Visual literacy and visual media are used to develop literacy skills in all forms. Numeracy and technology skills are critical. Take the extra instructional time to prepare students for the next grade.
Includes a collection of tasks and learning tools that students will find meaningful, educational and fun.

  • narratives
  • storyboarding
  • performance
  • photography
  • basic movie-making
  • coding, robotics and use of various technology
  • Minecraft for Education
  • stop-motion animation
  • and other active and engaging visual literacy and numeracy activities

Summer Expedition 2022 will be in-person.
Any Grades 6- 8 student currently enrolled in a publicly funded school may enrol
Dates: July 4 – 22, 2022 (Mon – Fri)
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Resurrection CSS
Register Online: Now Open at https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca/summer-programs/summer-expedition-gr7-8/

Flyer attached: Summer Expedition flyer 2022.pdf

Registration closes May 31, 2022

For more information call St. Louis at 519.745.1201 or email: stlouis@wcdsb.ca

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Student Illness / Screening Tool

This is friendly reminder to all families to please complete the Ontario School Screener every morning before your child(ren) come to school. If children are unwell prior to the school, please keep them home.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

The province has again significantly updated the covid-19 screening tool and changed the isolation requirements for household members as of March 9th, 2022.  Please read each page of the screener carefully, including the guidance on the school screening result page.

Thanks you to all for your continued diligence in keeping everyone safe.

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News from the Nest ~ April 3, 2022

 

Daily School Screening

 

Thank you to all of our families for doing a great job with screening your children for COVID symptoms before coming to school each day.  Please continue to be diligent with this safety measure and help us maintain a safe learning environment for all of our students and staff.  Here is a link to the daily screener (Last updated: March 21, 2022)  https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

REMINDER: No School for Students on Friday

 

A kind reminder that Friday, April 8th is a Professional Activity Day and there will be no school for students.

 

Upcoming Assessments for Students
  • Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT) – will be written by our Gr. 4 students this week
  • Canadian Achievement Test 4th Edition (CAT-4) – we =be written by our Gr. 7 students at the end of April
  • EQAO Spring Assessment – our Gr. 3 and Gr. 6 students will write this assessment of Reading, Writing and Math in late May/early June.
More detailed communication will be sent home to the parents of students who will be participating in these assessments.  Please do your best to ensure your child is in attendance and arrives to school on time.
 

Grade 8 Families: You can now register for HeadStart

 

At the end of August each year, Get a HeadStart to Grade 9 is offered. HeadStart is a voluntary, value-added summer support program offered for FREE for Grade 8 students entering Grade 9. This program is only available to students enrolled in our Catholic Secondary Schools each September. Students and parents tell us how timely, and transformative HeadStart is. Although this program is NOT mandatory, separate registration for HeadStart is required.

 

https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca/summer-programs/headstart-to-grade-9/

 

Catholic School Advisory Council Meeting
Our CSAC meetings are held on the first Tuesday of most months from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The next meeting will take place this week and we will once again meet virtually.

 

Umbrella Project April

 

This month we are going to work with students to learn about COGNITIVE FLEXIBILTY. What will cognitive flexibility do for our students?

 

Life doesn’t always follow a predictable pattern; cognitive flexibility helps our children navigate this uncertainty and feel like they have more options when faced with challenges. As things change around them, they need to change in order to maintain their wellbeing. With cognitive flexibility your child will be better able to change strategies when faced with new and unexpected situations, make sense of the unfamiliar and thrive in uncertainty. Cognitive flexibility is important for innovating, coming up with new ideas and solving problems, and is essential to creativity. It will also help them understand people and situations that are different from theirs and improve their relationships. This month we can’t wait to walk you through this cool skill and help you find ways to flex this part of your child’s brain. ~ Dr. Jen

 

Make it Sow Fundraiser ~ We have an ideal opportunity for anyone who is considering planting a vegetable or flower garden (large or small!) to purchase a variety of seeds and support Monsignor Haller Catholic School at the same time. The program will be running until April 14. Please review previous messages for the brochure with all the different seeds available, ranging from flowers to vegetables and a seed starter Greenhouse kit.

By |2022-04-03T18:50:27-04:00April 3rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on News from the Nest ~ April 3, 2022

Updated WCDSB Inclement Weather Day Procedures

With the provincially mandated end of school COVID-19 restrictions, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board is returning to pre-COVID bus cancellation and school closure procedures.

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”:

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 Websitewww.stswr.ca/

 

STSWR Twitter Feed: @STSWR

 

WCDSB Websitewww.wcdsb.ca/

 

WCDSB Twitter Feed: @WCDSBNewswire
By |2022-04-03T18:08:31-04:00April 3rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Updated WCDSB Inclement Weather Day Procedures

Summer Programs for Grade 8 Students

“In person” Summer Programs are now open and links are live to register. Please see the attached flyer for more information on Bridges to Success.

HEADSTART – Monday, August 22 to Thursday, August 25 (4 half days) MORNING: 8:30am – 11:30am OR AFTERNOON: 12:00pm-3:00pm

H1F101 BRIDGES TO SUCCESS – July 4-28, 8:30am to 3:00pm “in person” Monday to Thursday, “virtual online learning” Friday.

  • St. Mary’s FOS, Resurrection FOS and St. David’s FOS – offered at Resurrection High School

SUMMER EXPEDITIONS – July 4 to July 22, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm (in-person)

  • St. Benedict CSS, 50 Saginaw Pkwy., Cambridge
  • Resurrection CSS, 455 University Ave., W, Kitchener

To register use the following link:

https://www.wcdsb.ca/summer-learning/

 

COMING SOON

TDJ1OI EXPLORING SUMMER ENGINEERING PROGRAM – July 4-28. 8:30 am– 3:00 pm Monday to Friday offered at St. Benedict High School (more information coming soon)

By |2022-04-03T17:05:26-04:00April 3rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Summer Programs for Grade 8 Students
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