Monthly Archives: February 2020

K-W Titans Basketball Team – Waterloo Region Rally Day

On Sunday, March 8th, the KW Titans basketball team is playing a special home game at The Aud called “Waterloo Region Rally Day.”

Our goal is to pack The Aud with as many fans from around the region as possible.

There’s a promotional code so your family can access discounted tickets (adults are $15, children are $10).

Here is the link to purchase tickets.

https://kwtickets.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=TITANS&linkID=cits&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=

 

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Holy Family Pink Shirt Day Thursday Feb 27

 

 

Holy Family will have our Pink Shirt Day, tomorrow Thursday Feb., 27th.  The decision to hold it tomorrow was made so that we would give our sole attention and reverence to the observance of Ash Wednesday.

 

Sincerely,

Vic Longo – Principal

 

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Pancake Breakfast reminder

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday which signals Lent will  begin on  Ash Wednesday.

We will acknowledge Shrove Tuesday with our pancake breakfast.  Students are asked to bring  their own disposable or reusable plate and cutlery.

Students will be given one or two pancakes and a juice box.  In addition, We have gluten free pancakes for students with gluten sensitivities.  Please write a note to your child’s classroom teacher reminding them of dietary concerns.

 

Thank you

Vic Longo

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School Closed on Friday, Feb. 21 and Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Friday, February 21st and Monday, February 24, 2020
In the absence of a provincially-negotiated collective agreement, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has selected the Waterloo Catholic District School Board as one of the Ontario school boards included in a one day rotating strike on Monday, February 24, 2020.

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.

We remain hopeful the two sides will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

 

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Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Breakfast Feb 25th

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February 25th is Shrove Tuesday.  Our volunteer dads, granddads and uncles are ready to stir, flip and serve pancakes to the students.

Students will be served one or two pancakes (depending on grade) and one drink box.  To maintain our eco-friendly school initiative we ask that each student brings their own reuseable or recyclable cutlery and plate.   Pancakes are delivered and eaten in the classroom first thing in the morning.  This is not to replace lunch or snacks so please consider this when packing your child’s lunchbag.

Sincerely,

Vic Longo – Principal

 

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TONIGHT Paul Davis internet and cyber safety presentation 6:30

Paul gave three student presentation today.  The students received several important messages and reminders about internet safety as well as a request to ask their parents to attend tonight’s presentation.

We look forward to a positive turn out for our parent presentation.

Please see the schedule below

Doors open at  6pm – Adult Social

6:15pm – Child care drop off (no charge)

6:30 -8pm  – Paul’s talk

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REMINDER TO PARENTS RE LUNCHBOX ORDERS THIS WEEK

A reminder to parents who have ordered hot lunch for their child(ren) for this week:  Hot lunch has been re-scheduled from this Friday (only) to Thursday (tomorrow) of this week!  Hot lunches should return to Fridays again starting next week.

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Paul Davis Internet Safety Parent Presentation Feb. 19th 6:30 pm.

Please join us Wednesday February 19th for this amazing opportunity to hear Paul Davis speak on internet safety & social networking.  All parents/guardians welcome. There is no cost for the event.  To help council prepare refreshments & child care, please return the RSVP as soon as possible. For additional questions, please email Shannon @ stmargetts@gmail.com

Feb 19th – Daytime – Paul speaks to students Grade 1 – 8

6pm – Adult Social

6:15pm – Child care drop off (no charge)

6:30 -8pm  – Paul’s talk

*Paul’s talk is guaranteed to leave you with valuable information for yourself and the safe future of our kids! Check out the link: http://socialnetworkingsafety.net/feedback/

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An IMPORTANT MESSAGE from LUNCHBOX ORDERS – Friday, February 21st lunch rescheduled

Dear Parents and Caregiver

With anticipation of the province-wide strike on Friday, February 21, Lunchbox Orders has rescheduled the Friday lunch to Thursday, February 20.

If you have an order placed for the February 21 delivery, the lunch has been moved to the new delivery date on Thursday, February 20.

Questions?  Please contact the Lunchbox Orders Team at 1.877.426.6860 or by email at info@lunchboxorders.com.

Thank you.

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Messages from the classroom – Great things are happening !!!

In addition to robust instruction and learning activities, home communication has a positive impact on student achievement.  It is also our commitment and obligation to parents to inform them of the concepts and skills their child is learning and their level achievement of them.  It is important that the parent has a clear indication of their child’s success throughout the weeks, months and year..  Our monthly messages are one way to allow you to ask both your child and your child’s teacher questions about their learning and achievement.

We post the messages on our website at the beginning of each month.  Following us on twitter is another great way to see the many school and class learning activities and lessons.

 

Mrs. Sike

Literacy and Reading Comprehension

We are moving on from making connections to books (text-to-self and text-to-text) and will now do some inferring in our reading responses. Inferring is when you combine your schema (what you already know) from the words or pictures, and “read between the lines” either your own ideas or what you think the author means without saying. We did this on Friday with The Mitten by Jan Brett as we analyzed the last picture of “baba” wondering what happened to the mitten, remembering that she had reminded the boy to not lose his mitten in the snow.

Math – Measurement and Number Sense

We have been exploring length, width and height and learning how to measure precisely following measurement rules. Ask your child how to be a good measurement mathematician when using units (i.e. end to end, no spaces or overlaps, comparing size using the same unit, measure straight, use a number and a unit). Next we will once again explore addition and subtraction to build and develop our number sense competencies and strategies. We began this on Friday by following this success criteria:

✅ I can make 2 colour trains that are in a row and the two colours have to stay together.

✅ I can make sure all trains start with the same colour.

✅ I can make as many different trains as I can for the number I pick (5-20).

✅ I can write number sentences to describe each of my trains.

Religion

We are learning about Jesus’ adult life and the many miracles he performed. Have a discussion with your child about some of Jesus’ miracles.

 

Mrs. Hurren – Portable One

It is hard to believe we are bringing term one to a close already – Report Cards will be sent home on February 13th. Please take some time to chat with son/daughter about all of the awesome learning that happened in first term and about their goals for growing success in term two! I am excited to see where we go from here!

In Math, we will be spending the month doing some serious exploring, connecting, computing and representing with fractions, decimals and percents. We will be working hard to eliminate the fear and dislike associated with fractions – what a convenient month to remind us that fractions, decimals and percents need love too! Our Language focus for the month is identifying text features and elements of style. Have your son or daughter share with you about our class novel “Refugee” and the many different ways we are discussing, thinking and writing about our understanding. We have Scientists in the Schools joining us on February 13th for ‘Close Encounters of a Chemical Kind’. During this fun-filled afternoon our class will get to experiment with concepts and new ideas that were presented during our Pure Substances and Mixtures unit. Make sure to have your ‘Young Einstein’ tell you all about it! This month the Umbrella Project focus is purpose. We will be taking time to think about the values we live by and how these values help us to explore our purpose.

We are excited for our trip to Laurel Creek on February 6th! This is a great opportunity for us to see parts of our Science unit on Heat in action, and to experience the fun of cross country skiing!

Portable One Shout Outs: High Five’s to all grade 7 students for a successful term one!

Math Challenge: How many ways can you see ⅓ in the following image? What about ⅕? List other fractions you can find and their equivalents.

 

         
         
         

 

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