WCDSB Budget Survey

 

WCDSB Budget Survey

​Please find below the link to the 2020-2021 budget survey.  The survey uses a tool called Thought Exchange to collect open ended thoughts/opinions on specific topics. There is also the ability to rate Thoughts of other participants. Participant names are not shown. This should take about 10 minutes or less to complete.  This tool also has Google Translate available should stakeholders require a different language option.

 

There are 2 Thought Exchanges that you can participate in. You can choose to participate in one or both since they are not linked but are asking for feedback on 2 different questions.

 

The survey will be open until March 27th, 2020.  The survey results will be made available after they have been presented to the Board’s Budget Advisory Committee.

 

1. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Please identify what you feel is the MOST important area for investment within the budget in order to achieve our priorities?
2. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Where do you think the Board could obtain savings or efficiencies?
The Board values input from stakeholders and your feedback helps ensure that budgets are aligned according to the Board, school and stakeholder needs. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to the survey.

 

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Thursday, March 5, 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 March 5.

In addition to the closure of all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools on March 5, please note the following:

Some programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on March 5 —  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 March 5.

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.

Lenten Lunch Challenge

On behalf of the ECO Team – This Lenten season the ECO Team would like to introduce the Boomerang Lunch Program. We are using the season of Lent as a time to introduce this program. We encourage everyone to give up some of their wasteful habits and replace them with more environmentally friendly practices. We will start this Friday for the rest of the school year. The ECO Team is asking that students put all garbage waste produced from their lunches and snacks back into their lunch bags to take home. Green Bins and Recycling Bins will still be used, but any garbage items will go back home. It can be challenging to implement at first, but as it becomes routine we hope it will become easier. This is a practice that many schools use already, and our goal is that this becomes a weekly practice at our school. Staff have taken time in class to help students understand why they are being asked to do this. Thank you for your continued support in assisting us to lessen our carbon footprint!

Attention All Grade 8 Parents

Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming dates:

  • Grade 8 Mount Mary Parent Meeting – Tues. March 24th – 6 PM
  • Grade 8 Mount Mary Retreat – Wed. April 29 – Friday May 1
  • Parent Grade 8 Graduation Meeting – Wed. April 8 – 6 PM
  • Grade 8 Graduation Date – Mon. June 22 at 6:30 PM (Note: This is a change in date due to the fact that St. David’s Graduation night is on the Wednesday)

Thank you and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

Attention Grade 8 Parents

Please mark your calendars for the Parent Graduation Meeting on Wednesday, April 8th at 6 PM in our school library for the planning of our Grade 8 Graduates night!

WCDSB Budget Survey

 

WCDSB Budget Survey

​Please find below the link to the 2020-2021 budget survey.  The survey uses a tool called Thought Exchange to collect open ended thoughts/opinions on specific topics. There is also the ability to rate Thoughts of other participants. Participant names are not shown. This should take about 10 minutes or less to complete.  This tool also has Google Translate available should stakeholders require a different language option.

 

There are 2 Thought Exchanges that you can participate in. You can choose to participate in one or both since they are not linked but are asking for feedback on 2 different questions.

 

The survey will be open until March 27th, 2020.  The survey results will be made available after they have been presented to the Board’s Budget Advisory Committee.

 

1. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Please identify what you feel is the MOST important area for investment within the budget in order to achieve our priorities?
2. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Where do you think the Board could obtain savings or efficiencies?
The Board values input from stakeholders and your feedback helps ensure that budgets are aligned according to the Board, school and stakeholder needs. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to the survey.

 

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Thursday, March 5, 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 March 5.

In addition to the closure of all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools on March 5, please note the following:

Some programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on March 5 —  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 March 5.

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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