Monthly Archives: November 2019

Wear Blue on Thursday

Reminder to our School Community to Wear Blue on Thursday to raise awareness of Diabetes.

November 14th marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who co-discovered insulin in 1922 with Charles Best.



November News

May we daily live the peace we pray and hope for in our world.”

As we celebrate the month of November, let us remember the individuals who have died in war, and for the families who suffer the loss of their loved ones. Let us also remember in our prayers, our own family members and friends who have gone before us, and ask all those in heaven to pray for us.

Medication at School:  If you will require your child(ren) to receive ANY form of medication, either over the counter (Tylenol, cough medicine), or prescription, the school is required to have on file, your signed consent. Please contact the office or your child’s teacher if you require an “Administration of Oral Medication Form” for your child(ren). We are not able to accept a verbal request to administer any form of medication. The medication is to be kept in the office cabinet, and must be administered by one of the staff. Medication is to be in its original container.

Visitors to the School: Parents/guardians who wish to speak with a staff member during the day, including before school begins in the morning, are asked to wait until the office has notified the staff member. We respectfully ask that you please do not go directly to the classroom or the portables.

Similarly, parents/guardians are asked to not go onto the school yard while students are outside. Students and staff may not know you; for the safety of all, please check in at the office.

Throughout the day, schools often have many volunteers/visitors who enter the school. The Board policy is that all volunteers/visitors to a school must sign in at the main office when they arrive, and sign out when they leave the school building. A name tag is also to be worn so that school personnel and students can identify the volunteer/visitor as someone who is “safe”. This policy is designed to protect children from coming into contact with a stranger, and your understanding is most appreciated.

Outdoor Wear: Students are reminded to wear their coats when outside. If parents/guardians could kindly reiterate this message at home that would be appreciated.

Digital Images: Our students and staff enjoy opportunities to share some of their activities with parents/guardians, and the school community through teams, clubs, and special events. Many of these are “memory making” for families and as such photographs are often taken. We ask that families exercise their discretion when taking photographs or videos at school events and consider the privacy of other students who may also be present in those pictures. We would appreciate if families not upload images of students other than their own to the Internet (e.g. YouTube; Facebook). Your cooperation is appreciated.

­­­Our Catholic schools…heart of the community, success for each, a place for all.

The call of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board is to educate and to nurture

hope in every learner to achieve their full potential to transform God’s world.



Christmas Concert

We are excited to announce that our Christmas Concert will be held on Dec. 18th. Doors for our parent community will open at 1:15. Thank you to Mrs. Paleczny and Mrs. Poje Fascinato for organizing the event.


Thank You

Thank you to parents/guardians who attended our Parent/Teacher Interviews. As we move forward into our 2019-2020 school year, if you wish to meet with your child’s teacher, please contact the school. It is in partnership that great works happen.

Our next Report Card is distributed on Feb. 13th which will focus on Academic Achievement.


Bussing Update

Effective Monday, November 11, 2019, transportation has added a new stop in the new subdivision off Maple Grove Rd. The new stop is moved to a different route to alleviate the overcrowding on route 070.

This new stop will be added at the Park Opposite 71 Pointer St in the morning and at 71 Pointer St in the afternoon.  At this time 13 students are re-assigned to the new stop which is closer for them and also helps as the students will no longer have to cross over Compass Trail to take the bus.

Letters have been distributed/sent home to students who have been re-assigned from route 070 to 075. Any questions, please contact Debby at Student Transportation: 519-744-7575  Ext. 225