Monthly Archives: May 2019

A Call to the Crusaders Community…

Good evening Crusaders,

It is with a heavy heart that I am informing you of a loss in our community.  As many of you know, Maria Neufeld passed away last week in her home surrounded by her loving family.  She leaves behind her 5 daughters, 3 of whom currently attend our school.  A 4th graduated just last year.

The support that was shown for the family at the funeral home this past week was overwhelming and was another reminder of the amazing community that we are all so lucky to be a part of.  So many Crusaders, past and present, along with their families, came to the funeral home to show their support and to share stories and memories of Maria.  The strength that was shown by her 5 daughters was impressive and they are such a role model for so many of us.

With the family’s permission, I can tell you all that the oldest daughter, in her early twenties, is now the sole guardian of her 4 sisters.  She is taking on this challenge, and she is maintaining her aspirations to go back to school in the fall and finish her degree.

They need our help.

We have set up a “Go Fund Me” account to assist them with the needs that may arise in the immediate future as they begin to develop their “new normal”.  I would ask that you visit the site, learn a little more about the family and make a donation if you can.  Any amount that you might be able to donate would be of great assistance.  At the very least, please visit the site, offer a prayer and take a little extra time to give your own children a special hug.  It is something that we so often take for granted.

Thank you for your time and your respect for the girls during this difficult time.

The Go Fund Me account can be found at:

https://ca.gofundme.com/; then, in the search bar, type “In Memory of Maria Neufeld”

Have a great weekend with your families.

By |2019-05-30T21:37:38-04:00May 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on A Call to the Crusaders Community…

Intermediate Soccer Tournament CANCELLED today…

Good morning Crusaders!

Please see the message below from the Athletic Director at the WCDSB:

“Hello all,
Sadly, due to the forecast today and expected thunderstorms in the early afternoon, the Blue Intermediate Soccer Tournament will be cancelled.
At this point I do not have a date to reschedule this event.”

Our Grade 7’s will still head to 7-Up day at St. Mary’s for the day!

Any questions, please contact the office.

Thanks Crusaders!

By |2019-05-23T07:09:52-04:00May 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Intermediate Soccer Tournament CANCELLED today…

Track and Field is all set to go tomorrow!

Hey Crusaders!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 our grade 4-8 students will be travelling by bus to St. David’s Catholic Secondary School to participate in our annual Track and Field meet!

It looks as though the weather is going to cooperate with us and we may even see the sunshine!

For now, please note the following:

  • We will be leaving Canadian Martyrs after the regular bell at 9:10am.  Please be to school on time.
  • We will be back to school before the end of the day, so no bus students will be affected.
  • Please pack a healthy lunch with lots of snacks!
  • Please pack sun protection!  Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are all a good idea.
  • Please pack lots of water for yourself – as always, reusable water bottles are best.
  • Please bring a towel or small blanket to sit on, lots of layers, and some rain gear if you have it.  We will be outside for the day once we get there.
  • Please do not bring electronics.  The same school rules apply.  We will spend any “down time” cheering on our friends and classmates!
  • Please bring your usual positive attitude and a smile!  These things will help our day go very well, regardless of the weather!
  • Please ensure that you have gone onto SchoolCash Online to complete the permission form,  It is still available right now!

We will be starting with our 1500M race in the morning, and our track events will be the focus for the day.  The schedule of events is so dependent on the speed of the athletes and the participation rates.  Please do not call the school to inquire about a time that any event is happening – we will not have that information.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 519-578-7579.  We are happy to help!

We are looking forward to a great day on the track! (and field…)

Good Luck Crusaders!

By |2019-05-14T21:10:27-04:00May 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Track and Field is all set to go tomorrow!

Grade 7-Up Day at St. Mary’s!

Hey Crusaders!

Did you know that on Thursday, May 23, 2019 our Grade 7’s will be travelling to St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School to participate in a fantastic day called “7-Up Day?”  All of the grade 7 students in our family of schools will be travelling to the High school and participating in a variety of fun activities with each other.  Our goal is to continue to build relationships with each other and get our Grade 7 students to see the high school so that the transition at the end of Grade 8 is a little less stressful!

It is always a great day, and we are looking forward to it!
If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact the office.

Good Luck Grade 7’s!  Represent us well!

By |2019-05-13T10:26:50-04:00May 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Grade 7-Up Day at St. Mary’s!

Intermediate Soccer Tournament Postponed…

Good Morning Crusaders!

The Soccer Tournament scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 HAS BEEN POSTPONED, due to the heavy rainfall.  The City of Waterloo has closed the fields at RIM Park.

Please continue to check Newswire and ask your children for details on the new date.  It will be communicated once the Athletic Department secures a venue.

Thanks Crusaders!  Keep looking for the sun!

By |2019-05-13T10:20:34-04:00May 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Intermediate Soccer Tournament Postponed…

Canadian Martyrs Track and Field Meet at St. David’s is this week!

Dear Crusaders!

This Wednesday, May 15, 2019 our grade 4-8 students will be travelling by bus to St. David’s Catholic Secondary School to participate in our annual Track and Field meet!

We are hoping that the weather cooperates with us so we can go ahead with our day as planned.

For now, please note the following:

  • We will be leaving Canadian Martyrs after the regular bell at 9:10am.  Please be to school on time.
  • We will be back to school before the end of the day, so no bus students will be affected.
  • Please pack a healthy lunch with lots of snacks!
  • Please pack lots of water for yourself – as always, reusable water bottles are best.
  • Please bring a towel or small blanket to sit on, lots of layers, and some rain gear if you have it.  We will be outside for the day once we get there.
  • Please do not bring electronics.  The same school rules apply.  We will spend any “down time” cheering on our friends and classmates!
  • Please bring your usual positive attitude and a smile!  These things will help our day go very well, regardless of the weather!

We will be starting with our 1500M race in the morning, and our track events will be the focus for the day.  The schedule of events is so dependent on the speed of the athletes and the participation rates.  Please do not call the school to inquire about a time that any event is happening – we will not have that information.

If you have some time and you are willing to volunteer for the day, please contact the office as soon as possible at 519-578-7579 and let us know what times you are available to help out.  We always need timers, and other volunteers in the sand pit and at the high jump mats!

We are looking forward to a great day on the track! (and field…)

Good Luck Crusaders!

By |2019-05-13T10:14:04-04:00May 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Canadian Martyrs Track and Field Meet at St. David’s is this week!

Toonies for Tuition at Canadian Martyrs

Dear Crusaders!

Did you know that there are many places across Canada that do not offer publically funded Catholic Education?  There are many places where students that wish to attend a Catholic School need to pay tuition!
We want to support them, and Catholic Education across Canada!

We are asking for a toonie – just $2.00 – from each person at Canadian Martyrs to help support Catholic Education.  If you wish to give more, that is fine too!

Thanks Crusaders!

By |2019-05-08T08:54:23-04:00May 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Toonies for Tuition at Canadian Martyrs