Week of January 28, 2018

Monday, January 28th

  • 10:10 Library Helpers
  • 12:05 Girl’s Volleyball
  • 12:05 Choir Practice
  • 12:05 Tech Club
  • 2:05 Forest of Reading – Library

Tuesday, January 29th

  • Trashless Tuesday – reduce the trash for school lunches
  • 11:00 Father visiting Gr. 2’s
  • 12:00 Scientists in Schools
  • 12:05 PALS Training in Gym
  • 2:05 Forest of Reading – Library
  • 3:30 Boys Basketball

Wednesday, January 30th

  • AM Katie McArthur – Community Resource Worker
  • 10:10 Library Helpers
  • 12:05 Girls Volleyball Practice
  • 2:05 Forest of Reading – Library

Thursday, January 31st

  • 10:30 Term 1 Assembly Recognition
  • 11:45 Pizza Lunch
  • 12:05 Social Justice Movie Day
  • 12:05 Boys Basketball Practice
  • 1:25 Makerspace
  • 2:05 Knitting Club

Friday, February 1st

  • 9:00 Umbrella Project Celebration
  • 12:05 Yoga Club

 

Knowledgehook:

Our Board has recently partnered with Knowledgehook, a digital assessment ‘for’ and ‘as’ learning math resource, which is available for all classroom teachers from grades 3-8.  Please see the privacy policy noted below.

Knowledgehook, is now a Board approved “Green Tool” which ensures student information is stored in a secure manner.  This online, interactive math resource will support student learning in grades 3-8. Knowledgehook will provide additional math support and instruction for learning both in the classroom and also for differentiated home-practice. If you have any questions or concerns about this program please speak to your child’s classroom teacher.

POPCORN DAYS

The Grade 8 Graduates of St. Michaels are fundraising for their Graduation Celebration. The graduates will be selling popcorn from Farm to Table to your child’s classrooms on the following days during lunch.

Friday’s: Feb 1st, 15th and March 1st, 22nd

Students can enjoy Popcorn in different flavours

(Butter & Salt, Dill Pickle, White Cheddar, and Sweet & Salty)

There is no pre-ordering for these days.  Bring in a Loonie and enjoy some popcorn.

All proceeds raised will go towards the Grade 8 Graduation Celebration.

*Please send the exact amount of cash! Change cannot be arranged

St. Michael’s 2018/2019 Grade 8 Graduates THANK YOU for your support!!!!

Here’s What to do When the Weather is Bad…

Winter has finally arrived in Waterloo Region! It’s snow season — and that means it’s time to review the WCDSB’s Inclement Weather Policy.

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:

~~ Bad weather — such as a snow storm, freezing rain or frigid temperatures — is always a possibility during the winter months. It is very important to dress appropriately for the conditions.

~~ 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 Website: www.stswr.ca/

STSWR Twitter Feed: @STSWR

WCDSB Website: www.wcdsb.ca/

WCDSB Twitter Feed: @WCDSBNewswire

Calling All Children & Youth: We Need to Hear Your Voices!!!

Dear Parents / Guardians, Children & Youth…

We need your help!

Last year the Federal Government launched the “Smart Cities Challenge”, a national competition that encourages communities to come up with innovative technology solutions to their most pressing challenge. The top prize is $50 million!!!

Waterloo Region entered the contest with a focus on healthy children and youth. We want to make our community THE BEST in Canada for kids.

And we were chosen one of just five Canadian communities to compete for the award!

To help us win the $50 million, we are asking you (should you choose to participate) to assist your child(ren) in signing a special petition urging the competition judges to recognize the participation and support we have from local young people to win the smart cities challenge.

The petition is open to ALL children and youth up to age 18 and is available for your child(ren) to sign at: https://bit.ly/2Hnd0yD

Let’s hear all those #WCDSBAwesome Waterloo Catholic District School Board voices!!!

For more information, please visit www.smartwr.ca

You can follow along @SmartWatRegion on Instagram and Twitter. Use #SmartWR #SmartCitiesCanada and #bestcommunityforkids when chatting on social media.