Thursday March 5th is a Strike Day for OECTA. There will not be any classes for students on this day.
Graduation Photos and Sibling Photos are on Monday, March 2nd. We will begin in the morning following announcements with Graduation Photos for SK and Grade 8.
Just a reminder that when busses are cancelled in the morning they are cancelled all day. No school buses are running for students on Feb. 28th. Parents/guardians please make arrangements for student pick up for the end of the day if they are in attendance at school.
All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Thursday, March 5, 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 March 5.
In addition to the closure of all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools on March 5, please note the following:
Some programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on March 5 — 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 March 5.
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.
Our Assembly on Kindness is on Feb. 28th at 9:30 in our gym.
From its humble beginnings in 2007 in small town Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day has spread across the globe as a way to encourage us to look beyond our differences and celebrate the things that make us unique. When we lift each other up, we see past the things that separate us and see instead the things that unite us as people.
We encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to school to symbolize unity in inclusion. Let’s lift each other up…let’s celebrate our uniqueness and one another.
Special thank you to our parent volunteers: Cassandra Andrade, Chantelle Prinsen, Sherri Dakin, Karen Kovats, Irina Galarza and Mark Heinemann for making pancakes for all of us. Thank you for ALL that you did. Happy Shrove Tuesday.
St. Gabriel Families – Please note that our Monday night Boys Basketball home game against St. Margaret has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 26th at 4:00 p.m. Go Wings!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday, Feb. 24 as schools are open.