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End of Year Letter from the Director of Education

June 27, 2021

Dear WCDSB Community,

We hope that this communication finds you well.   After two successive springs in which we could not end our school year as we might wish due to the pandemic, it has been a very joyous May and June in our school communities.  We have had the ability to mark some of our significant milestones in a manner that is more typical, and certainly that allows for a more celebratory atmosphere.  We have been so thrilled to see the return of sacraments being celebrated in our school-parish communities, we were pleased to see Catholic education week activities, we have seen spring athletic competitions and artistic undertakings and of course, perhaps most significant of all – the return of in-person graduations.

While we have certainly learned over the course of this pandemic to never say “never”, we remain very hopeful of a traditional beginning to the new school year.  And while none of us can be faulted for desiring that reality, I do want to take a moment to celebrate all that we accomplished over the course of this school year, despite the challenges of the time.  Our pastoral plan grounded us in the theme “Sent to Build” referencing our desire to build the kingdom of God with everyone in our community that we “called to belong” and who we gathered through the eucharist to become.  Our theme was reflected in the bridge, which was an apt symbol reflecting the power of Christ’s love for all, and also for the tremendous work done under the auspices of equity.  We are proud of our gains and remain open to the further work to be done.  We are thrilled to have the results of our staff census and our first student census to help guide us in this regard and WCDSB stands poised to develop a new strategic plan in the fall.

Thank you for entrusting your children to Waterloo Catholic.  We are proud of the strong school communities we have nurtured and all that we accomplish in those schools each and every day.  This will likely be my last letter as Director of Education.  I have announced my intent to retire and a new Director will be named in mid to late August.  We know that person will lead a vibrant and evolving system, with leadership that is strong and committed.

We wish everyone a safe summer, that provides an opportunity to rest and refresh.  May God continue to bless your journey and may we be worthy of our mission statement, nurturing those students entrusted to us to transform God’s world.

Sincerely,

Loretta Notten

Director of Education

 

St. Aloysius Retirement -Mr. Glofcheski

Join us as we celebrate Mr. G –  a remarkable teacher.

When: Friday, June 24th from 4-7 pm

Where: Chuck’s Roadhouse, 509 Wilson Ave, Kitchener

See attachment for details

Summer Boost Registration has Re-opened – Register Soon!

Summer Boost

Great News! We have just re-opened Summer Boost registration at all sites with a few seats available in the following grades.

  • Cambridge – St. Peter – Grade 1, 2,5,6
  • Kitchener – St. John – Grade 6
  • Waterloo – Sir Edgar Bauer – SK, Grade 1,3,4

Beginning July 4th, the WCDSB will be offering 15 days of in-person FREE Literacy and Numeracy learning support for students currently in SK to Grade 6 inclusive through the Summer Boost program.

If you are interested in bridging the gaps in learning, making new friends online, honing your Literacy and Numeracy skills through fun and engaging activities, learning more about mental health and resiliency as well as weekly STEM challenges then Summer Boost is for YOU!

To Register Select the Summer Learning Portal

Crossing Guard Update

Hello St. Aloysius Stars!

As you are well aware there is quite a bit of construction in our neighbourhood. We have been informed that the crossing guard at the intersection of Franklin and Connaught has been removed for the remainder of the school year. This is due to the intersection being fully closed to vehicle traffic. Please remind your child/children to look both ways and cross the road with caution in the event that a car attempts to make its way through the intersection.

Thank you and be safe!

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