Monthly Archives: February 2020

BUS STUDENTS TO BE PICKED UP TODAY AT 3:40pm

Hey Crusaders,

Buses are not running today which means that they will not be here at the end of the day either.

Please make sure that you have made arrangements to pick up your children at 3:40pm.

Thanks!

By |2020-02-28T11:16:33-05:00February 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on BUS STUDENTS TO BE PICKED UP TODAY AT 3:40pm

Buses Cancelled on February 28, 2020

Hey Crusaders,

Check out the information below, also posted on our board website…

SCHOOLS OPEN – ALL BUSES AND TAXIS CANCELLED – FEBRUARY 28, 2020

DUE TO CURRENT AND EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS, ALL SCHOOL BUSES AND TAXIS ARE CANCELLED TODAY. ALL SCHOOLS (INCLUDING ST. LOUIS) AND BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE FACILITIES ARE OPEN.

By |2020-02-28T06:17:30-05:00February 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Buses Cancelled on February 28, 2020

Shrove Tuesday! BYOF!

Hey Crusaders!
Today is Shrove Tuesday and as tradition at Canadian Martyrs, we have many parent volunteers making pancakes for the students!

Please remember that to help with “single use cutlery” we are asking that everyone BYOF!  (Bring Your Own Fork)…

See you soon Crusaders!

By |2020-02-25T06:38:33-05:00February 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Shrove Tuesday! BYOF!

School is OPEN today across the WCDSB

Hey Crusaders,

Just a reminder that school is OPEN today, Monday, February 24, 2020.

Also, please know that we had to move our Pizza Day to Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  There will be NO PIZZA DAY today.  Please pack a good lunch!

See you soon!

Thanks!

 

By |2020-02-24T06:56:24-05:00February 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on School is OPEN today across the WCDSB

This week at Canadian Martyrs!

Hey Crusaders!

There is a lot going on this week and we wanted to make sure that you were well informed.  Please take a look at what is happening this week and note the changes.  Thanks!

Monday:

  • School is OPEN!  We are looking forward to seeing all of you!  It is NOT pizza day…
  • Dental Screening for JK, SK, Grade 2, 4, 7

Tuesday:

  • Pancake Tuesday!  Thank you volunteers!
  • Pizza Day!  This was rescheduled due to the potential strike, and it will remain on Tuesday.
  • Grade 7’s to Laurel Creek
  • Intermediate Boys Basketball Game at Canadian Martyrs

Wednesday:

  • Wear Pink today to show solidarity against Bullying…
  • Ash Wednesday Celebration at 11:00am

Thursday:

  • Lenten Reflections and Meditation begins each day

Friday:

  • Umbrella Project Monthly Assembly – Congratulations to our “Purpose” winners.  Next month we focus on Kindness!

It will be a great week Crusaders!

By |2020-02-21T18:40:11-05:00February 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on This week at Canadian Martyrs!

IMPORTANT NOTICE – OECTA Strike Cancelled – All WCDSB Schools Open on Monday, February 24

Hey Crusaders!

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has cancelled the rotating strikes scheduled for next week.  As a result, all WCDSB schools will be open and running on their regular schedules on Monday, February 24, 2020.

See you Monday Crusaders!

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Rafiki Sales Fundraiser

Hey Crusaders!

The Canadian Martyrs Just Justice Club is taking on a great initiative!  As part of our commitment to being a ME to WE school, we are selling RAFIKI bracelets!  These are bracelets that change the world. Each bracelet is handmade with love by a woman in Kenya, empowering her to earn a living and create a better future for her family and her community. Every Rafiki also gives back, by donating to a community overseas through a life-changing impact like clean water or school supplies.   We are selling the Rafiki bracelets by pre-order only, with 6 different rafiki bracelets for 10 dollars each. Every bracelet purchased will provide a better future for a family in Kenya. See the attachment for an order form and more details! Please return the order form and your payment (cash, cheque – made out to Canadian Martyrs, or school cash online) by Friday, February 28th.

 Thank-you for helping us to help change the world!

 Canadian Martyrs Just Justice Club

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All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Friday, February 21, 2020 and Monday, February 24, 2020

In the absence of a provincially-negotiated collective agreement, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has selected the Waterloo Catholic District School Board as one of the Ontario school boards included in a one day rotating strike on Monday, February 24, 2020.  This is in addition to the province-wide strike to be held on Friday, February 21, 2020.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on February 24.

This one day strike is in addition to the province-wide one day OECTA strike already announced for Friday, February 21, 2020.

In addition to the closure of all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools on February 24, please note the following:

Some programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 24 —  they are:

  • Hairstyling will be closed
  • Culinary Arts will be closed
  • Secondary School Credit Day School will be closed
  • Correspondence services will be closed
  • Guidance services will be closed.

All other St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres programs will be running as per their normal schedules.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after February 24.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

By |2020-02-19T15:40:23-05:00February 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Friday, February 21, 2020 and Monday, February 24, 2020

Shrove Tuesday at Canadian Martyrs!

Pancake Tuesday is just around the corner:  Tuesday, February 25, 2020!  This special day marks the beginning of our Lenten Journey.  Every student who is interested in eating pancakes will be provided with pancakes, compliments of the Catholic School Advisory Council, and our many parent volunteers.

We will be serving Aunt Jemima Deluxe pancakes, which is not wheat or dairy free, but we have been told it is nut free.  Aunt Jemima syrup will also be served.

We can always use some more volunteers for this event so that we can get the 355 students served as quickly as possible.  If you are interested in volunteering some time that morning, please contact the office as soon as possible.

If you have a child with allergies, please make sure that you contact the school.  We will do our best to accommodate so that all students can participate and you can feel comfortable in what your child is eating at school.

We are a Gold Certified Eco school, and we are hoping to maintain that status.  We will be using compostable paper plates, and we are asking that each child bring their own fork.  Thank you from the Eco-Team for helping us out with this.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office.  We are here to help!

By |2020-02-18T14:10:17-05:00February 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Shrove Tuesday at Canadian Martyrs!