Monthly Archives: September 2019

September 30 – October 4, 2019

Monday

Orange Shirt Day – honours survivor Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away from her on her first day of school at the Mission. The date of the annual event was chosen because it is the time of year that children were taken from their homes to residential schools.

-Swim to Survive – Grade 7

-John Howard Society visits

Tuesday

-Grade 1 skating program @ RIM

-First umbrella assembly @12:15 – our October skill is “EMPATHY”

Wednesday

-Grade 7s go to Paradise Lake

-Artshine program for students who registered for this online

Thursday 

-regular day

Friday

-Grade 7s return from Paradise Lake

 

FOOD DRIVE and TOASTY TOES SOCK DRIVE

Food Drive and Toasty Toes Sock Drive

 

As a result of labour action, the following may occur:

  1. the front door buzzer will not be monitored at all times which may result in delays for entry

2. the main office will not be monitored between 11:35 and 12:05 (phones and door buzzer)

We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to plan for this week with this information in mind.

 

By |2019-09-29T15:41:42-05:00September 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on September 30 – October 4, 2019

Important Message re: Ongoing Labour Negotiations – CUPE

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you may be aware from media reports, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing education workers across the province, has announced plans to begin a province-wide “Work-to-Rule’ campaign beginning on Monday, September 30, 2019.

We are aware that bargaining between the union and government is planned to continue throughout the weekend. We respect collective bargaining and are hopeful that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached soon.

Regardless of the outcome of this weekend’s bargaining, all of our schools will remain open, and CUPE staff will report to work as usual. Student instruction will continue in our classrooms and, as always, the safety and well-being of students will continue to be our top priority.

As a Catholic school board, we value all of our staff as dedicated, caring professionals, and we respect labour laws that affirm the legal rights of our unionized employee groups to engage in job actions. We know that all sides are working hard to reach agreements, and we are hopeful that a new central agreement will soon be reached with our CUPE education workers.

Where to Find Information Updates

As new information becomes available it will be posted to the WCDSB website at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/about-us/labour-updates/

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this period of uncertainty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which WCDSB employees are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees?

A: The following WCDSB positions are represented by CUPE:

  • Education Assistants
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Child and Youth Care Workers
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Lunch Hour Supervisors
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Payroll and Accounting Associates
  • Computer Technicians
  • Library Technicians
  • Communicative Disorders Assistants

Q: What does “work to rule” mean?

A:  CUPE has indicated that they are planning to withdraw specific services that they would normally perform.  Employees represented by CUPE provide many important services within our schools and board, and despite our best efforts the withdrawal of these services will cause some disruption. We will not be able to completely eliminate all impacts. Despite the impact of the withdrawal of services, we know that our schools will remain welcoming Christ centred environments.

By |2019-09-27T13:12:56-05:00September 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Important Message re: Ongoing Labour Negotiations – CUPE

Our Lady of Lourdes – Sacramental Preparation Information

FIRST RECONCILIATION, FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION

If Our Lady of Lourdes Church is your regular place of worship and you have a son/daughter in grade 2 or grade 7 in a school other than Holy Rosary or Our Lady of Lourdes, and you would like him/her to receive these sacraments at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, then please contact Patrycja Wiecek at the parish office at lourdeswaterloo@rogers.com to register.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING MEETINGS:

First Reconciliation & First Eucharist: Sunday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Meeting will begin after Mass with (parents & students).

Confirmation: Sunday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. Meeting will begin after Mass with (parents & students).

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Fire evacuation practice #2

This afternoon we practiced our 2nd fire evacuation drill.

Ask your child about what we do to when we exit the school during a fire drill.

By |2019-09-24T14:30:44-05:00September 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Fire evacuation practice #2

Week of September 23-27, 2019

Monday

-ESNS and Nutrition for Learning start today

-Grade 7s @ Swim to Survive session #2

-Junior Soccer tournament – afternoon @ RIM

-6:30 – School Advisory Council @ 6:30 in the Learning Commons

Tuesday

-emergency drill # 2

Wednesday

-regular day

Thursday

-Terry Fox Run – morning – send your kids with a $2 or make a donation through CASH ONLINE

Friday

-10:00 a.m. – Opening Mass led by Father Rafal – ALL ARE WELCOME!

NOTES:

  1. Grade 8 Grad hoodies are available at our online store http://gmpholyrosarygrad.deco-apparel.com/

2. Holy Rosary spirit wear is available at our online store until September 23rd                                      https://gmpholyrosary.deco-apparel.com

 

 

By |2019-09-20T21:04:46-05:00September 20th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Week of September 23-27, 2019