Monthly Archives: February 2020

Reminders for the Upcoming Week at St. Clement:

Umbrella Project Theme of the Month: Purpose~ “To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to success” ~

 

We are in need of a volunteer for our Nutrition For Learning Program. If you are considering this, kindly contact the office.

 

We are in need of Lego at the school. We would be so appreciative of any donations. You can drop them off at the main office.

 

Staffing Update: Please help me in welcoming Ms. Amanda Trask to our St. Clement Team. Ms. Trask has been assigned as the CYCW to St. Clement School.

 

Please note that the WCDSB Pastoral Plan Launch scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th has been postponed. The re-scheduled date will be NewsWired out as soon as it is finalized by the school board.

 

Monday, February 17

  • Today is Family Day and a WCDSB holiday. Enjoy the time with your family.


Tuesday, February 18

 

Wednesday, February 19

  • Hot Lunch: New Orleans
  • Ski Trip to Mansfield for Grades 6, 7 & 8 (kindly cancel hot lunch orders for these grades)

Thursday, February 20

  • Spirit Wear Day!

 

Friday, February 21

  • OECTA STRIKE: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

 

 

Due to labour concerns, the Girls volleyball and boys basketball tournaments have been cancelled.

 

Note: For continuous labour updates, please visit the WCDSB website at this link:

https://www.wcdsb.ca/about-us/labour-updates/

 

 

*Did you know that our school has a lunch program? Full menu and delivery dates can be found online at www.lunchboxorders.com. Ordering deadline is Sunday at Noon for the following week.

 

* Please visit our website at https://stclement.wcdsb.ca/  and  “View Calendar Highlights” for more information about these and any upcoming events.

* Follow us on Twitter @stclementsaints to view the wonderful happenings at our school.

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

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Friday, February 21, 2020. 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 21.

All programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 21 —  with the exception of Personal Support Worker programs, which will run on 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 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.

Term 1 Report Cards

Just a reminder that Term 2 Report Cards will be coming home with your son/daughter tonight.

Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 6,7,8

Wednesday, February 19th, grades 6, 7 & 8  are scheduled to go on an excursion for the Mansfield Ski Trip. As it stands today, the field trip is still on. However, please note that if Labour action was to increase there is potential that the field trip would be postponed. Please note that we have been pro-active and are in the process of trying to book an alternative date should this happen.

One other note, Wednesday, February 19th is also Hot Lunch Day (New Orleans Pizza) students in grades 6, 7 & 8  who are going on the ski trip are asked to cancel their orders for February 19th as we are unable to properly store the hot lunches for the absent students.

Thank you for your understanding.

Expanded OECTA Job Action – Week of February 10, 2020

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board schools are open and running on their normal schedules during the week of February 10, 2020.

However, as part of the ongoing central bargaining process involving the Ontario government and education workers across the province, the association representing our teachers – the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) – has indicated that in the absence of a negotiated collective agreement, they are expanding their previously announced list of activities no longer being performed by teachers. The new list takes effect on February 11, 2020.

Below you will find the full list.

In practical terms, this means that because schools will not be able to assign teachers any additional supervision or “on-call duties” where they backfill for another teacher, any activity that typically requires a supply teacher or backfill in the local school will be cancelled. This is a necessary step to help maximize the number of supply teachers available to cover classes board wide.

One of the impacts of implementing this contingency plan is that sports events and field trips may need to be cancelled. Some events will proceed as planned if they do not generate the need for a supply teacher.

If there are fees associated with a cancelled field trip or event, they will be reimbursed.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through challenging times, and we continue to 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.

Reminders for the Upcoming Week at St. Clement:

Umbrella Project Theme of the Month: Purpose~ “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others”

 

Monday, February 10


Tuesday, February 11

  • School Bus Safety Programs JK – Grade 8

Wednesday, February 12

  • Hot Lunch: Lunch Lady

Thursday, February 13

 

  • Spirit Wear Day!
  • Term 1 Report Cards go home – please see note enclosed in the envelope for information about the Report Card

Friday, February 14

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

Reminder: Monday February 17 is Family Day and a board holiday – enjoy the time with your family


https://www.wcdsb.ca/about-us/labour-updates/
Note: For continuous labour updates, please visit the WCDSB website at this link:

 

* Our Nutrition For Learning Program is in need of a volunteer. If you are willing/ able to volunteer for this amazing program for our students, please contact the main office.

 

*Did you know that our school has a lunch program? Full menu and delivery dates can be found online at www.lunchboxorders.com. Ordering deadline is Sunday at Noon for the following week.

 

* Please visit our website at https://stclement.wcdsb.ca/  and  “View Calendar Highlights” for more information about these and any upcoming events.

* Follow us on Twitter @stclementsaints to view the wonderful happenings at our school.

Kindergarten Registration Tomorrow at St. Clement School

To parents of children born in 2016

(Junior Kindergarten Registration)

AND

Parents of children born in 2015

(Kindergarten Registration for children who have not attended Junior Kindergarten)

 

Registration for September 2020 will be held at:

St. Clement School

February 6th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

and

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

The mother, father or legal guardian of the child being registered for Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten is asked to be present at the above noted place and time.

 

The following will be required:

  1. Birth certificate or other legal proof of your child’s age
  2. Catholic Baptismal Certificate of either parent or child

The Immunization of School Pupils Act, 1982 states that the Region of Waterloo Public Health must have a record of your child’s immunization in order to attend school in Ontario. Please call Public Health to make sure this is up to date.

Parents are encouraged to arrange a visit to a family physician for a hearing and vision screening prior to the child’s entry to school.

Children who are currently attending St. Clement School in Junior Kindergarten will automatically be registered for Senior Kindergarten and are not required to be part of this process.

Kindergarten Registration February 6, 2020.

To parents of children born in 2016

(Junior Kindergarten Registration)

AND

Parents of children born in 2015

(Kindergarten Registration for children who have not attended Junior Kindergarten)

 

Registration for September 2020 will be held at:

St. Clement School

February 6th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

and

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

The mother, father or legal guardian of the child being registered for Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten is asked to be present at the above noted place and time.

Reminder: Closure of St. Clement School Concerning Strike Action on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

The only day Waterloo Region’s Catholic schools are affected is TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4.

 

All WCDSB schools are open and running on their normal schedules on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.

 

Please see the details below.

 

IMPORTANT! Updated Closure Information Concerning Strike Action 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.

 

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

 

ADDITIONALLY – As a result of pending strike action announced today by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF), all of the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will also be closed on February 4 — except for all PSW (Personal Support Worker) programs that will be running as per the normal schedules and locations.

 

As before, we remain hopeful the government, OECTA and OSSTF 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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