January Newsletter

posted Jan 12, 2017, 7:22 AM by Sean McGuire

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December Newsletter 2016

In this issue
Principal’s Message

Winter Weather

Me to We Advent Kindergarten Registration

January Gathering

Office Updates

CPSA Presentations

Catholic School Council

Important Dates

Quick Links

St. Kateri Tekakwitha




Parish Links

Good Shepherd

Principal’s Message

Best wishes for 2017 from the entire staff of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School.

We would like to thank you for all your support in 2016 for making SKT the amazing school that it is and we look forward to a wonderful year ahead.


Winter Weather

While we all love winter and all the extra-curricular activities it brings, we must ensure that we arrive at school with the appropriate clothing it requires.  Students will be taken out for recess every day unless the weather is colder than –25ºC including the wind chill.  Students of all ages should be wearing their winter jackets and snowpants, as well as boots, mitts, and hats.


Me to We Advent Project 2016

Our Me to We Team would like to thank the SKT Community for supporting our two fundraisers in December, the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard and the Ottawa Snowsuit Fund.  It was tremendously successful!

Kindergarten Registration

Full Day Immersion Kindergarten registration for 4-year-olds will be held from January 16th to 20th, 10-12am and 1-3pm.  The following criteria must be met for registration:

· your child must be four-years-old on or before December 31, 2017

· Original documents including his/her Baptismal certificate, Birth Certificate, proof of address and Record of Immunization must be provided and copies will be made for our records. You may complete the many forms here during the week of registration, or they may be taken home and returned to the school at your earliest convenience. The forms are also available on the school board website to download and complete prior to your visit.   A formal Full Day Kindergarten information night will also be held in late May or June.  An invitation will be sent to you once the date is confirmed.

Kindergarten Information Session, January 18, 2017 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Nepean Sportsplex (1701 Woodroffe Ave. Halls A & B).

January Gathering

Our January Gathering will be held on Monday, January 16th and we will be celebrating the Gospel values of Justice and Community.


Office Updates

Student Absence

Just a reminder that when your child is absent (even on a snow day), please call the school to let us know.  As part of our Safe Schools policy, we must contact the parent of each child who is absent if we have not been notified of his/her absence.  As you can imagine—-a quick call into the school would save a lot of time in the morning.  You can call 613-830-2454 any time of the day or night and leave a message.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


CSPA Presentations

Educating Boys:  Strategies for engaging boys in academic work

Gain a better understanding of how you can help boys achieve greater success at school.

Speaker Kenton Biffert will present:

  • Developmental stages for boys from young child to adult

  • Factors that may impede boys’ academic achievement

  • Strategies parents and guardians can use to engage boys

Register: http://bit.ly/CSPA17boys

Thursday, January 19, 2017

6:45 - 8:30 PM

St. Joseph High School

3333 Greenbank Rd, Nepean

Strong Not Tough;

The healthy family step plan to manage anxiety & prevent depression

As adults, we experience many life changes; workplace transitions, entering & ending relationships, financial difficulties, the loss of a loved one, supporting friends or family members with mental illness or substance/alcohol abuse.  Feeling overwhelmed or anxious is natural.

Gain the know-how and confidence to navigate everyday life challenges!

This workshop will provide you with positive coping skills and coping step plans to help you navigate experiences, effectively manage feelings and be resilient.  Come and participate in creating a family that can bend, not break. We all need a community that is strong, not tough.

Register Now:  http://bit.ly/CSPAstrong17

Monday, January 23, 2017

6:45 - 8:45 PM

St. Mark Catholic High School

1040 Dozois Rd, Manotick


Catholic School Council

You may keep up to date with our Catholic School Council by visiting their web page.



Important Dates

January 16th:  Catholic School Council Meeting 7-8:30pm.

January 16th-20th:  Kindergarten Registration Week.

January 30th:  PD Day.  No school for students.

February 16th:  First Term Report Cards sent home.


St. Kateri Tekakwitha School

6400 Beauséjour Drive

Orléans, ON  K1C 4W2

Phone: 613-820-2454
Email: Kateri.Tekakwitha@ocsb.ca
Website: kat.ocsb.ca
Twitter: KateriOttawa