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April 16th-20th, 2018 and Holmbolt Strong

Holmbolt Strong

We pray for the victims, the families, entire Holmbolt Community, and all those affected by this tragedy.

Many students and staff wore jerseys on Thursday to show our support, and our staff lit candles and prayed for all those affected to begin our PD day today. We pray for God’s grace during this incredibly sad time.

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“I Care!”

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Monday, April 16th

  • WCDSB Faith in Action Pilgrimage Cross Liturgy- Gym- 1:30pm
  • Scientists in Schools- Ms. Schropp’s class-am
  • Pizza Money Due tomorrow

Tuesday, April 17th

  • Pizza Money is Due

 Wednesday, April 18th

  • Pizza Day today and Spirit Wear Wednesday!
  • WE Schools Motivational Speaker for the Social Justice Club- 12:30-3:00pm in the library

Thursday, April 19th

  • Mrs. Taylor-Waind’s class to the Museum in Kitchener- Discover Space-pm
  • Father visits Grade 2 and 7-am

Friday, April 20th

  • WCDSB Faith in Action Pilgrimage Cross- Received by St. Teresa Church- 2:45-3:00pm



Important Assessment Dates Coming Up!


GRADE 4 Students – CANADIAN COGNITIVE ACHIEVEMENT TEST (CCAT-Version7) – APRIL 23– 27, 2018(3 days total)

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is administering the Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT-Version 7) to Grade 4 Students throughout the system. This test is a valuable tool for educators and parents, and assists us toward further identifying your child’s learning strengths and needs. The test will be spread over 3 days (three subtests ranging from 30 – 60 minutes each) and is composed of a verbal, non-verbal and quantitative battery. The purpose of the CCAT is to:

  1. Identify your child’s areas of strength and areas of need,
  2. Provide information about your child’s learning style(s),
  3. Provide direction to your child’s teacher on instructional methods, learning materials and the pace of instruction.


April 30 – May 4th, 2018

The CAT-4 test is a standardized test which measures achievement in the basic skills generally taught in schools across Canada. CAT is a set of tests on reading, mathematics, language, writing and spelling. The results of students tested with CAT are compared with those obtained from large, representative samples of students from across Canada. Their results can also be compared to curriculum expectations. CAT is the only Canadian owned and Canadian designed national test. In addition to its use by schools, part of CAT has been chosen by statistics Canada as the basis for tracking achievement over time.



This year’s cohorts of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students will participate in the Primary and Junior EQAO testing. The testing is spread over 3 school days and consists of 2 one-hour blocks for a total of 6 hours. The testing is based on the regular grade level curriculum expectations for reading, writing and mathematics. This is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning based on their respective grade level curriculum expectations. The Grade 3’s will write the assessment on May 22nd – May 25th, and the Grade 6’s on May 28th – May 31st, 2018.


Please mark your calendars today, and avoid booking appointments on these dates.


Have a great week Tigers!