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Hello St. Teresa Tiger Families,
Each year in June we get together to recognize the students who joined clubs/sports/and other activities in the school. This year we will do this by way of this newswire post.
I would like to send a huge thank-you to the staff of St. Teresa who have given so much of their time in volunteering to lead so many activities for the students. Thank-you Tigers Staff! Thank-you as well to all the students at St. Teresa for joining clubs/sports and activities! Getting involved is always a great thing!
Bus Patrollers-A special thank-you to all those Intermediate students who were bus patrollers this year. It’s a challenging role and on behalf of all those riding the bus, thank-you for helping to keep everyone safe
Altar servers– A special thank-you to all those who were altar servers for our masses this year at St. Teresa Church. Thank-you for volunteering your talents at Church! God bless you!
Lego Club– A special shout-out goes out to the hundred or so students who came to Lego club during indoor recesses and other times to be creative, to build, and to share your engineering expertise!
Mrs. Flood, Mrs. Mainland, Mrs. Schramek, Mr. Goodyear and other staff as well!
ECO TIGERS – A huge thank you to the incredible ECO TIGERS who have helped to make St. Teresa a more eco-friendly place! From beginning a composting program, to running an incredible mission day event. Your hard work and dedication has been greatly appreciated!
Miss Saulnier and Mrs. Runions
Flag Football Team: What a blast we had in the fall. We went from not knowing anything about flag football to winning a few games in the tournament with our wicked plays! Huge shout out Ashlyn G who scored the majority of our touchdowns!
I am always proud to take St. Teresa to any sports tournament. We always demonstrate fair play, sportsmanship and respect to everyone. St. Teresa’s athletes always cheer for one another, look out for one another and have fun regardless if we win or lose. I am so proud of each one of our Tiger Athletes. Mrs. Hannemann
Co-ed Junior Soccer: Thank you to the Junior Soccer Team. In the tournament we were the only team that played 4 games in a row without a break (and it was hot!). The team played soccer from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. What determination, grit and sportsmanship! Another team that I was so proud to coach! Shout out to Ryan R who played the entire time with only one 10 minute break. Kale H, who led the team in midfield and helped out in net. Chloe who dominated in net. The dream team Jackson and Simone who looked out for one another on the field.
Dance Club: A huge thank you goes out to Abby K. and Kyla R. for all of your hard work teaching us so many amazing dance routines. Although we did not have an opportunity to perform all of the dances that you were practicing, we still had a lot of fun! Mrs. Schropp
Boys’ Volleyball: Our Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball team was small in numbers but mighty in spirit and determination this year! During our tournament at St. David’s, on November 13th, these boys showed excellent sportsmanship and won several of our matches!! Way to go Tigers!!
Girls Volleyball: Although our tournament was cancelled, we still had such an amazing (and fun) time practicing (and laughing) together. It inspired me to start Girls’ Group because of how much fun we had playing volleyball. Shout out to Beth R, who kept us on track.
Umbrella Skills Team: Through their dedication and creativity, this caring team supported the well-being of all students at St. Teresa’s school by learning more about and promoting our Umbrella Skills. The display they created along with the informative posters, helped all students feel like they were not alone when they were having a rainy day.
Girls’ Group: Yoga, HIIT workouts, running, mediations and Go Zen. We spent many recesses together sweating, talking, laughing, supporting and caring for one another. We learned the importance of physical activity on our mood, stress and energy levels. We learned that we also needed time to slow down, get in tune with our 5 senses through our meditation practices and find healthy ways to deal with anxious and overwhelming feelings. Thank you to Mrs. Mainland who ran the Go Zen portion of our group and gave us weekly challenges through Go Zen and other activities. Shout out to Rudas, Alinar, Rachel, Martina and Jeanine who NEVER missed a Girls’ Group meeting.
Mrs. Hannemann & Mrs. Mainland
Intramurals: Thank you to all the Intramural Leaders for giving up your lunch hours twice per week to help run activities for Junior and Senior students.
Mrs. Sostaric and Mr. Boragina
Girls Intermediate Basketball Team: Thank you to my super athletic basketball stars. You didn’t just play hard and listen well, but you were fun!
St. Teresa Singers
Often times, singing with this group was the highlight of my week. We had so much fun putting our own touches on popular songs. You have beautiful voices and I always love when you make up your own actions. Can’t wait to continue on next year.
Mrs. Mainland and Mrs. McLay
I know we didn’t get to do our final performance this year but it was a JOY to learn the first three dances with this group. We laughed so much as we crammed into my classroom to learn the dances. You are all amazing and I hope you’re still dancing!
Thank you to our amazing and informed leader, Sebastian S. Your passion to educate others about all animals is inspirational!
Social Justice Club
Even though our year was cut short, we still achieved amazing things:
Battery Collection for Zinc Saves Lives
WE Scare Hunger for St. Vincent de Paul Society
Share the Warmth- Warm Clothing Exchange for St. Teresa Community
Angel Tree Christmas Gifts for families in our community
Christmas Food Drive – St. Vincent de Paul Society
“We Bought a Goat” Campaign – buying necessities for developing countries through Chalice Canada
Bell Let’s Talk Assembly and Activities
Hot Chocolate Sales for McMaster Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House Hamilton in Memory of Mayela Fitzgerald
Mission Day – Wheel of Trivia to support ME TO WE – Education in Haiti
A special thank you to our Grade 8 Graduates who are amazing leaders and have been dedicated to our cause for three years.
Mrs. Taylor-Waind, Mrs. Runions, Mrs. Schropp, Mrs. Mainland
Nutrition for Learning Helpers
Thank you so much to all the Grade ⅞ students who gave up time at the end of their day to collect Nutrition for Learning bags, deliver them and sort them for the next day. Also thank you to those who helped your parents in the morning delivering the bags to each class! Getting up early to come help set this program up is SO appreciated. Special thanks for Beth Rohrbacher who was nominated as Most Dedicated Volunteer!
(And for all the amazing parents who gave up their time too!) Thank-you to Mrs. Kuepfer for being our coordinator!
Thank you so much to those who dedicated to helping with kindergarten classes at lunch. The little ones love seeing you and it’s so great to build those connections with older students!
Huge thanks go out to all of the playground leaders for spreading JOY with their fun, creative games and leadership. You make an important difference in our school community by including others and inspiring friendships with your motto, “There is always room for one more.”
Please click on the link below for a message from our Director of Education, Loretta Notten.
Please find attached two letters regarding September re-opening, one from the Minister of Education M letter – Announcement EN, and one from the Director of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.WCDSB Director’s Letter on School Re-Opening June 2020
School Re-Opening Survey June 2020
All families in the Board are encouraged to complete the WCDSB Board survey below by June 30th, 2020. One survey per family is requested.
Please note that there are some translations available of the survey – accessible through the top right of the page when you open the survey.
St. Teresa Families,
This is a reminder that Nutrition for learning snack “pop up” will be at St. Teresa School tomorrow morning, Monday, at 10am at the front of the school.
Please note that student report cards will be mailed to homes this week.
Also, please find enclosed the June letter from Mr. Goodyear This letter includes many thanks, and information about several staffing changes for September. Final June letter2020
Our final Tools for Life newsletter is here as well. Thank-you to the Support Staff for all your work on these newsletters! Tools for Life June 19
Please offer a special prayer for our Grade 8 students as they have their graduation Monday evening.
A message to the Grade 8’s.
Grade 8’s and your families, please watch the link that Mr. Boragina will be sending on your classroom site at 6pm Monday. It will also be sent by newswire. After watching the virtual graduation ceremony with your families, we ask that you come to the school by car, come to the back parking lot by entering off Leonard Street, and have your parents pull up through the drop-off area. We have your certificates, awards, and some surprises too! Mr. Boragina has sent all this information out through the classroom D2L site as well. Be safe!
Families of Grade 8 Students
The sign at the front of St. Teresa School has been changed to include two positive messages for our Grade 8 students. Please consider using these signs as picture opportunities for your families for the next two weeks for Graduation. What do they say? You’ll have to come by the school and see!
(Please make sure to follow social distancing and other Ministry of Health guidelines.)
Good Afternoon Tigers!
If you are in Grade 8 and heading to high school, this WILL be of interest to you! Please read the following information below in regards to credit-bearing summer courses! Getting a credit now may open up another option for an elective course in the future!
“Bridges to Success – Your Future Begins Now” is going online. H1F101 – Exploring Family Studies is a summer school course for Gr. 8 students entering Gr. 9. Students can reach ahead to earn a Gr. 9 credit that counts towards their compulsory credits required for Graduation. Normally offered as an in class, summer program, the course will be offered through distance online learning.
The link to register is: https://www.wcdsb.ca/programs-and-services/elementary-programs/bridge-to-success/ Registration closes June 19th.
On another note, the Headstart program will be a go if restrictions are lifted and it can be “face to face.” Headstart will not run remotely. More to come. This is the program most Grade 8’s take just before high school starts! You can visit the website for more information. https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca/summer-programs/headstart-to-grade-9/
If you’re in need of any additional information or parents have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Stere at the following email address: Darryn.email@example.com
Please find attached a letter from the Director of WCDSB to Students.