Monthly Archives: January 2020

Catholic School Advisory Committee Meeting / Kindergarten Registration – Tuesday, February 4, 2020

We hope that you are able to join us at our next Catholic School Advisory Meeting.  This will occur next Tuesday February 4th from 6:30 -8:00 pm in Room 15 (Second Floor).  The Learning Commons is unavailable due to the Scholastic Book Fair.

Kindergarten Registration is on February 4th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Please start your registration on-line  I will require your child’s Baptism and Birth Certificate, as well as proof of your address.

Both events will continue even though school is closed next Tuesday, February 4 during the day due to OECTA job action.



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Important OECTA Labour Update

WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Tuesday, February 4. 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 February 4.

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.

Secondary school credit courses, hair styling courses and culinary arts courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on February 4. St. Louis guidance and correspondence services will also be unavailable on February 4. All other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after February 4.

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.

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An Invitation from Our Lady of Lourdes Church

SAVE A DATE: February 11, 2020.  Holy hour & Rosary begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by Mass.  Please join us for this Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes.  We reflect on how these apparitions of Our Lady, over 150 years ago, remain relevant and can inspire us. We will consider how this memorial can once again remind us about our own poverty and brokenness, the power of prayer, and the importance of Our Lady’s Son, Jesus Christ, as our savior.  Join Dr. Anne Jamieson, Director of the Catechesis Office of the Diocese of Hamilton for this time of reflection and refreshments in the parish hall.

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Updated Information Regarding Coronavirus

Dear Parents / Guardians,

 This email contains an update regarding the coronavirus (2019-nCoV).  Attached is a letter which has been provided jointly by Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. 

 The over-arching key messages centered around the fact that Ontario is very prepared and has effective protocols, which are currently operating very well, and the guiding principles that we do well to ground our response in the facts and what we know to be good practice. 

 To that end – we are encouraged to redouble our efforts in our schools to ensure:

·         good hygiene – washing hands thoroughly and with soap or sanitizer;

·         covering one’s mouth and nose when one sneezes or coughs;

·         staff and students stay home when ill.

·         It is also wise to get a yearly flu vaccine, available from clinics or pharmacies.

 Also, for your reference, there is a link to the Ministry of Health’s dedicated website where up-to-date information will be shared about the virus and its spread.  It is anticipated that there will be more cases and more spread before the outbreak is fully contained.  That said – whatever we can do to foster calm, tolerant and informed responses to the crisis, will be in everyone’s best interest.

CMoH Jan 27EN


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Our Lady of Lourdes library will be hosting our annual Scholastic Book Fair. Please come out and see all the great items that will be offered this year! Additional information about the Scholastic Book Fair is noted below:

DATE                                     TIME

Monday, February 3rd.       8:30 – 3:00

Tuesday, February 4th.       8:30 – 6:30

Wednesday February 5th. 8:30 – 3:00

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Bell Let’s Talk – Our Lady of Lourdes Activities

Bell Let’s Talk Week

Next week, Our Lady of Lourdes School will be uniting with many other schools in our board and province to participate in ‘Bell Let’s Talk Day’ which is Wednesday January 29th. Throughout the week students will participate in a variety of school-wide mental health activities, that have been planned by our Healthy Schools Team. The following is the schedule for the week.

Monday – School Wide Christian Meditation

Tuesday – Read Aloud: Don’t Laugh at Me – Focus on Celebrating the Differences of Others

Wednesday – Emotion Discussion Activity

Thursday – School Wide Yoga (Send in a towel with your child if possible)

Friday – Learning Buddy – Collaborative Activity.

Please take some time at home to discuss with your child about the importance of the ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ initiative and the importance of mental health discussions.

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Boundary Review: Parent Feedback Requested

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.

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.


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