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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Bus 279 delayed

Bus 279 is delayed by 10-20 minutes this morning due to traffic.



Good evening, here are just a couple reminders for tomorrow:

  1. Students need to bring a lunch on Wednesday. Pizza Day is cancelled for this week due to the buses cancelled earlier today.
  2. Students and staff are reminded to wear blue on Wednesday(tomorrow) to help support “Bell let’s talk about it day” tomorrow.
  3. As of this posting Tuesday evening, the windchill is -27 degrees Celsius. It is supposed to be bitterly cold Wednesday. Please bundle up extra warm for school tomorrow!
  4. Parent Presentation tomorrow night, starting at 6pm! All are welcome!



Parent Presentation Tomorrow Evening!!!

All Parents, Caregivers, neighbours and friends are invited and encouraged to attend a special Parent Presentation tomorrow evening(Wednesday) at St. Teresa School. We have information to share about Outreach at Breithaupt, programs at Carizon, and a little about from our Family of Schools Social Worker. Then we have Dr. Jen speaking to us about the Umbrella Project, how it works, and what the students are learning!

“I guarantee it will be a very informative evening!” (Mr. Goodyear)

Please find the attachment for the presentation here. St. Teresa Umbrella Project Parent Night

It begins at 6pm and will be finished by 7:30pm.

Thank-you St. Teresa School Council for providing this wonderful presentation!

All adults are welcome!!!

Buses Cancelled-please plan accordingly for end of day

Hello Parents/Caregivers,

Please make sure, if your child usually takes the bus, to have a pick-up plan for 3:50pm today when school dismisses, as the buses do not run at the end of the day when they are cancelled at the beginning of the day.




Pizza Day is Cancelled this Week

Tiger Families,

Due to the bus cancellations today, Pizza Day scheduled for tomorrow(Wednesday) is cancelled.

It’s important that all students bring a lunch to school on Wednesday. There is no money gathered today so the students will be bringing that home today.

Again, Pizza Day is cancelled for tomorrow. Thank-you.



Smart Cities Challenge!

Calling All Children & Youth: We Need to Hear Your Voices!!!

Dear Parents / Guardians, Children & Youth…

We need your help!

Last year the Federal Government launched the “Smart Cities Challenge”, a national competition that encourages communities to come up with innovative technology solutions to their most pressing challenge. The top prize is $50 million!!!

Waterloo Region entered the contest with a focus on healthy children and youth. We want to make our community THE BEST in Canada for kids.

And we were chosen one of just five Canadian communities to compete for the award!

To help us win the $50 million, we are asking you (should you choose to participate) to assist your child(ren) in signing a special petition urging the competition judges to recognize the participation and support we have from local young people to win the smart cities challenge.

The petition is open to ALL children and youth up to age 18 and is available for your child(ren) to sign at:

Let’s hear all those #WCDSBAwesome Waterloo Catholic District School Board voices!!!

For more information, please visit

You can follow along @SmartWatRegion on Instagram and Twitter. Use #SmartWR #SmartCitiesCanada and #bestcommunityforkids when chatting on social media.

January 28th-Feb 1st Week at a Peek!

St. Teresa School- Home of the Tigers!

Week of:  January 28th-February 1, 2019.

Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations Theme: “I have Responsibilities!”

Umbrella Project: Resilience!

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What’s Happening This Week…

Bell Let’s Talk Week! All Feelings Matter!

Monday, January 28th, 2019.

  • Bell Let’s Talk Kickoff Assembly- 11am- all are welcome!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019.

  • Pizza Money is Due. $1.00 a slice. No late orders.

Wednesday, January 30th , 2019.

  • Pizza Day!
  • Wear “Blue” for Bell Let’s Talk Day!
  • Parent Presentation for the Umbrella Project- 6-7:30pm at the school tonight. All are welcome! Please call the school at 519-743-2131 or email if you are able to attend!

Thursday, January 31st 2019.

  • Spirit Wear Day! Please wear your school spiritwear!
  • Dental Screening for JK/SK and Grade 2-pm

Friday, February 1st, 2019.

Have a great week Tigers!

PD Day tomorrow and Parent meeting

Hello St. Teresa Tiger Families,

This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, is a PD day for staff. There is no school for students tomorrow.

There is a Parent Meeting at 7pm tomorrow evening for Parents of Confirmation Candidates, and a special gift will be presented  by the CWL to the candidates at mass this Sunday morning. All are always welcome at Church!

Please hold next Wednesday, January 30th from 6-7:30 open for a special Parent presentation at the school! We hope you all can attend!




Let’s Talk About it Week!

Dear Parent/Guardians,

The Bell Let’s Talk Day is coming soon to our school– it is next Wednesday, January 30th. It’s a day to recognize and understand that everyone’s feelings matter, comfortable or uncomfortable.

“One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma attached to it” (

There is a way to help. At St.Teresa School, we’re going to work together as a school community to help end the stigma. The week of January 28th- February 1st will be Bell Let’s Talk Week at our school. Staff and students will come together to help end the stigma and keep the conversation going!

Our focus this year is ‘feelings’ and our motto will be ”ALL FEELINGS MATTER”, whether they are comfortable feelings (happy, excited) or uncomfortable feelings (sad, angry, worried).  Feelings are normal and okay to have, and as Martin Luther King Jr. once famously said, “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

Here are some ways St.Teresa school will represent Bell Lets Talk Week:

  • Monday January 28th- School wide assembly at 11:00 a.m.  (Feel free to join!)
  • Wednesday January 30th, Official Bell Let’s Talk Day, Wear Blue TODAY  
  • A Bell Let’s Talk Toque Giveaway– 1 per class on Wednesday
  • Friday February 1st- Our Bell Let’s Talk Banner will be hung in the front foyer. It will be available the whole week for students, staff and parents to sign our pledge (“ALL FEELINGS MATTER”)
  • Students will each write a speech bubble about feelings and will be displayed all around the school

For more information about mental health or if you have any concerns about a loved one, here are some websites and a school social worker you can access:

Cathy McDonald-Reis (School Social Worker) 519-578-3660, ext.2374


Here 24/7 (1 844 437 3247)

Canadian Mental Health Association

Anxiety Canada

Parents For Children’s Mental Health, Kitchener



Charlie and Alle,

On behalf of the Social Justice Club

Playground Renewal Information

St. Teresa Families:

We are pleased to announce that we are in the final stretch of fundraising for a new playground! Now we are starting to thinking about the specifics of what this playground will look like and on Thursday, February 7th students will have the chance to share their ideas! Emma Campbell, who is a St. Teresa parent and lead of our Playground Renewal Committee, will be visiting classes to talk with students about what they’d like to see in our new playground. Please open the attached document to view the slideshow of elements that students will get to vote on. We encourage you to look at this together with your child and discuss with them what they like and why. Not everything will make it in, but it’s a great opportunity for students to have a say in the future of our playground. ST TERESA PLAYGROUND COMPONENTS slideshow. Our plan will have to be finalized by the Planners at WCDSB for accessibility,  site and School Board guidelines.

And don’t forget, we still have fundraising going on for the rest of this school year, every cent of which will help make our playground the best! Donations can be made through school cash on-line- link- School Cash Online

And you can sign-up for our DIY Beauty fundraiser taking place on Sunday, February 10. Click here for more info and to buy tickets!