Monthly Archives: September 2019

Nutrition for Learning at Canadian Martyrs

Hey Crusaders!
Last week we began our Nutrition for Learning program, and provided each classroom with a bin of snacks to have at appropriate times, when kids are feeling that they need an additional snack!  It went very well and we are looking forward to this program continuing for the remainder of the year!

This program is totally free of charge and works only with the generous donations from communities like ours!  We have had some “toonies” sent in already, but wanted to officially ask for each student would of our community send in to send in one “toonie” so that we can support this program at our school.

Thanks Crusaders!

 

By |2019-09-29T16:36:21-04:00September 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Nutrition for Learning at Canadian Martyrs

Wear Orange tomorrow Crusaders!

Hey Crusaders!

Tomorrow we will wear Orange to show support for, and awareness of the residential school system and the impact that this system had on Indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada, and still does today.

Show your support, bring your questions and wear your orange!

By |2019-09-29T16:22:05-04:00September 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Wear Orange tomorrow Crusaders!

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 |2019-09-27T12:59:19-04:00September 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Important Message RE: Ongoing Labour Negotiations – CUPE

Climate March tomorrow at Canadian Martyrs!

Hey Crusaders!

Have you been following the news?  We are planning our own Climate Rally tomorrow at Canadian Martyrs!  Thanks to the Just Justice group for helping to organize this day.

Take a look at the attached flyer from the Just Justice group.

Climate Change March

By |2019-09-26T20:33:04-04:00September 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Climate March tomorrow at Canadian Martyrs!

Telephones at Canadian Martyrs – down

Hello Crusaders Crusaders!

The phones lines are currently down at the school.  Our maintenance team is working to get things up and running.  Thanks to them for their quick response!

When it is fixed, we will let you know.

Thanks for your cooperation, patience and support.

Canadian Martyrs Staff

By |2019-09-25T09:32:09-04:00September 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Telephones at Canadian Martyrs – down

Safety Information at Canadian Martyrs!

Hey Crusaders!

Please take a look at the following resources that have been shared with your children.

We have discussed this with the classes and those students on the bus.

We have also been looking to discuss “Bullying” with our students at their class meetings so that we can all know what it looks like and what it doesn’t.

These are great conversation starters for conversations at home.

Stay Safe Crusaders!

School Yard Safety – Canadian Martyrs

Bus Safety Rules and Regulations – Canadian Martyrs

Bullying Overview – 2019

By |2019-09-23T15:23:28-04:00September 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Safety Information at Canadian Martyrs!

Umbrella Project is in full swing!

Dear Crusaders!

On Friday, we will have our first Umbrella Project Assembly of this year.  We will conduct a quick overview of the project and introduce our first skill to work on this year.  In October, we will focus on Empathy.  Do you know what Empathy is?  We will investigate this and we will all know on Friday!  Have a discussion about it this weekend.

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Take care Crusaders!  Show Empathy!

By |2019-09-23T14:38:13-04:00September 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Umbrella Project is in full swing!

Annual Terry Fox Walk is THIS THURSDAY at Canadian Martyrs!

Hello Crusaders Community!

The message yesterday said “October” but the correct date is below:

On Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 1:00pm our students will gather in the gym to view a short video about the life and mission of Terry Fox.  He is a great Canadian Hero and a role model for us all.  During some very challenging life situations he had a choice – he made the choice to raise awareness and money to search for a cure for cancer.  We continue his work this week!

We will gather in the gym for a short while and then we will hit the sidewalks!  If you are in the area, you will see us walking around our school property and around our neighbourhood!  We will do this to raise awareness and we ask for donations to raise money to be donated to the cause!

Did you know that in just over 10 years, our school has raised a total of $61,000!  That is something to be so proud of and I am so thankful to be in such a generous community!  This year, we will collect donations again and continue to add to our total.

Donate what you can.  Come walk with us.  Continue to support this great cause and let Terry’s legacy live on!

Looking forward to it Crusaders!

By |2019-09-24T09:26:43-04:00September 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Annual Terry Fox Walk is THIS THURSDAY at Canadian Martyrs!