Monthly Archives: January 2020

St. Bernadette Newswire: WCDSB Schools Closed Tuesday, February 4, 2020

WCDSB Schools Closed Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Tuesday, February 4. 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 February 4th.

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.

Secondary school credit courses, hair styling courses and culinary arts courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on February 4. St. Louis guidance and correspondence services will also be unavailable on February 4. All other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after February 4.

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.

Good Evening Bears Families:

Calling all St. Bernadette Cubs
We are booking registration for Kindergarten 2020.  Please review the following letter:
Kindergarten Registration 2020.
Please register:
– Online at https://register.wcdsb.ca/
Download a package at https://www.wcdsb.ca/our-schools/register-for-school/entering-kindergarten/
– visit us in the school’s office for a hard copy
Important information:  JK_REGISTRATION_LETTER_-_CATHOLIC     Nutri_e-STEP-flyer_adaptation
3 year looksee checklist brochure
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Reminders/Announcements…..
1.  News from the Mill Courtland Centre:  Winter 2020 Newsletter MCCC
2. Personal Financial Literacy Presentation: flyer WCDSB MONEY 101 Winter 2020
3.  ARTSHINE-Winter 2-St.Bernadette-Kitchener  – are you interested?
4. Winter Walk Day Flyer
5.  Free Coffee Thursdays
6. Kids Cafe Thursday

 

 

St. Joseph Catholic Church Newswire Information

Next Friday, January 31 at 6 pm, brave the snow and come to our Free Family Night. Come to the St Joseph Church Hall (148 Madison Ave S) to watch “The Abominable,” a 2019 movie about a lost yeti trying to get home.

This movie night is FREE for everyone, and includes free popcorn. Slices of pizza and cans of pop are available for $1 each.

Also, check out the attached newsletter to keep up with just some of what’s happening for young people at St Joseph.   St Joseph Jan 2020 Newswire

 

St. Bernadette Newswire: All WCDSB Schools CLOSED on Tuesday, January 21st – OECTA Job Action

All WCDSB Schools CLOSED on Tuesday,
January 21st – OECTA Job Action

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Tuesday, January 21st. 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 January 21st.

Secondary school credit courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centers campuses will be cancelled on January 21, but all other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after January 21st.

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.

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance January 20th to 24th

Good Afternoon Bears Families:
We are excited to kick off this month with a new skill that will help your children feel good about who they are, boost their confidence and stand up for their beliefs.  That skill is ​authenticity​! To learn more about this, read this blog post: http://www.umbrellaproject.co/2017/10/04/what-does-it-mean-conversations-with-your-kids/

It is very important for students to take some steps to take care of their health. There are many cases of students being sick and having to go home. Avoiding illness can be achieved by taking some small steps that would reduce one’s chances of becoming ill. Please read the article at the following link for some student wellness tips:  https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-healthy-children-and-families/

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Calling all St. Bernadette Cubs
We are booking registration for Kindergarten 2020.  Please review the following letter:
Kindergarten Registration 2020.
Please register:
– Online at https://register.wcdsb.ca/
Download a package at https://www.wcdsb.ca/our-schools/register-for-school/entering-kindergarten/
– visit us in the school’s office for a hard copy
Important information:  JK_REGISTRATION_LETTER_-_CATHOLIC     Nutri_e-STEP-flyer_adaptation
3 year looksee checklist brochure
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Reminders/Announcements…..
1.  News from the Mill Courtland Centre:  Winter 2020 Newsletter MCCC
2. Personal Financial Literacy Presentation: flyer WCDSB MONEY 101 Winter 2020
3.  ARTSHINE-Winter 2-St.Bernadette-Kitchener  – are you interested?
4. Winter Walk Day Flyer
5.  Grade 8s – Let us guide you through what to expect in secondary school, review course selection, pathways career planning and resources and supports available. Guidance and School Administrators will be available to answer your questions:  SAVE the Date SMRY  
6. Bishop Banquet Flyer 2020
7. LEG Up Valentine Flyer 2020 WRFN Camp and Rec fair2020

 

 

 

 

St. Bernadette Newswire: WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, January 21st

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Tuesday, January 21. 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 January 21st.

Important: On January 21, 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. A previous communication indicated extended day programs would not operate that day.

Secondary school credit courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on January 21, but all other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after January 21st.

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.

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance January 13th to 17th

Good Afternoon Bears Families:
The new Umbrella Project Theme for the month of January is Authenticity. Authenticity is the ability to be yourself. Authenticity is further explained in the attached link below:   Authenticity

Calling all St. Bernadette Cubs…. we are booking registration for Kindergarten 2020.  Please review the following letter:   Kindergarten Registration 2020.
Please register:
– Online at https://register.wcdsb.ca/
– Download a package at https://www.wcdsb.ca/our-schools/register-for-school/entering-kindergarten/
– visit us in the school’s office for a hard copy
– important information:  JK_REGISTRATION_LETTER_-_CATHOLIC     Nutri_e-STEP-flyer_adaptation
3 year looksee checklist brochure

Reminders/Announcements…..
1.  News from the Mill Courtland Centre:  Winter 2020 Newsletter MCCC
2. Personal Financial Literacy Presentation: flyer WCDSB MONEY 101 Winter 2020
3.  ARTSHINE-Winter 2-St.Bernadette-Kitchener  –
4. Winter Walk Day Flyer
5.  Our Grade 8s and parents are reminded about the upcoming Grade 9 information night: SAVE the Date SMRY  

 

 

 

St. Bernadette Newswire: Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) Labour Update

As part of the ongoing central bargaining process involving the Ontario government and education workers across the province, the association representing our teachers – the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) – has indicated that if a collective agreement isn’t reached today or over the weekend, that starting Monday, January 13, 2020 teachers will no longer be performing a variety of administrative duties.

A list of specific duties being withdrawn can be found at: http://www.catholicteachers.ca/OECTA/media/pdfs/News/2020/jan/NR_2019-018.pdf

This withdrawal of services will not impact the safety of our school and, with the exception of preparation for EQAO testing, direct services provided to our students will be unaffected.

Co-curricular activities (clubs, field trips, special events, etc.) will not be impacted by this withdrawal of services at this time.

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