WCDSB Pastoral Launch of Year 2 theme -“Gathered to Become”- February 19, 2020

Dear Families,

You’re invited on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Fr. Joseph de Viveiros C.R. to celebrate Mass for staff, students and parents from the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. This celebration will bring a close to our Board’s Pastoral theme from this past year, Called to Belong. While our gathering at St. Anthony Daniel Parish will close one chapter, it will also give life to this coming year’s Pastoral theme, Gathered to Become.

Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Parish in Kitchener.  A reception in the Parish Life Centre will immediately follow Mass. We anticipate that each school community be represented at this upcoming celebration. We are inviting all principals, staff members, and students along with their parents to join us for this celebration of faith.

Please RSVP melanie.baker@wcdsb.ca by Thursday, February 6th if you are able to attend.

By |2020-01-31T13:44:36-05:00January 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on WCDSB Pastoral Launch of Year 2 theme -“Gathered to Become”- February 19, 2020

Week of February 3 – 7, 2020



-8:45 – Umbrella Assembly – all are welcome!


Wednesday – WINTER WALK DAY – let your kids walk to school from home or drop them off at safe spot for them to walk to school

-JK Registration – 9:15-2:30

-Skills group @ St. Peter – 9:00-11:30

-Grade 6/7 & 7 at Laurel Creek

-Girls’ volleyball game @ St. Luke

-Boys’ basketball game @ HORO


-a group of Grade 7 & 8 girls attend “Career Exploration ” workshop with Ms. Sottile & Ms. Tojeira

-JK Registration – 4:00-7:00 p.m.


-Innovation space launch over the lunch hour


  1. February is BLACK HISTORY month
  2. Save the date – JK – 3 Spring Concert – May 6th @ 6:30
  3. Our WE and SAC teams organized a snack cart last week and raised $419.50 to support the Salvation Army efforts in Australia
  4. Nutrition for Learning – every student in our school  has access to healthy snacks each day thanks to the generous donations made to Nutrition for Learning. If you want to help, please click on the link and select HOLY ROSARY:   https://www.nutritionforlearning.ca/schoolfinder/
  5. Pancake Tuesday – February 25th – as has been the tradition at Holy Rosary for many years, several volunteers will serve pancakes to our students on Pancake Tuesday morning; special dietary needs and/or preferences cannot be accommodated; the pancake mix will be “school safe” and parents/guardians are encouraged to send in “other” pancakes  (gluten-free, egg-free, vegan etc.) so long as they are “school safe”


By |2020-02-02T19:49:56-05:00January 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Week of February 3 – 7, 2020

Week of January 27 – 31, 2020


-Girls’ volleyball game @ St. Nicholas

-Boys’ basketball game @ HORO


WednesdayBell Let’s Talk Day 2020

-Grade 8 students go to Mount Mary retreat

-6:00-8:00 p.m. – Boundary Review Committee meeting – Holy Rosary Learning Commons


-Grade 8 students at Mount Mary


-Grade 8 students at Mount Mary


  • we have a significant pile of lost and found items that will be displayed on tables in the front foyer this week – teachers will bring each class to the lost and found collection and will encourage students to identify and retrieve items; remaining items will be boxed up and donated to the Diabetes Association
  • Boundary Review – there is an option proposed that proposes students moving from Holy Rosary to St. Nicholas
  • JK and NEW SK registration is open – https://www.wcdsb.ca/our-schools/register-for-school/entering-kindergarten/
By |2020-01-23T15:14:28-05:00January 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Week of January 27 – 31, 2020

Boundary Review Update – from WCDSB

Communication to share with Parents TODAY to Increase Number of Star/Rating and Reduce Pending Thoughts:

We’ve had 161 participants share thoughts so far. Thanks to everyone that has already participated!

If you haven’t had a chance yet, click here to participate. https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#536239493

If you have already participated, please return and add stars to the new thoughts that have been added since you participated. That will help us understand what’s most important to the group.

Your input is really important to us to select a preferred option to reduce enrolment pressures at St. John.

Participation will be open until the end of the day tomorrow, Thursday January 23, 2020.  All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.


By |2020-01-22T14:33:28-05:00January 22nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Boundary Review Update – from WCDSB


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 21.

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

YMCA Just for Kids is OPEN.

Community Use of Schools – all activities continue as scheduled

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

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.

By |2020-01-20T14:46:53-05:00January 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on ALL WCDSB SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED TOMORROW – TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st
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