Monthly Archives: December 2020

St. Luke CES Update – Dec. 18, 2020

Dear St. Luke families:

We are ready to share our super-duper, top secret Christmas surprise! Thanks to the creative ideas of our teachers and the artistic genius of our students, we have created a spectacular OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS ART GALLERY for your enjoyment! At some point over the Christmas holidays, we hope your family can come to St. Luke CES, walk around the school, and enjoy our students’ stunning works of art that you will see on all the windows. Please come during the day so you can clearly see the art, and consider bringing hot chocolate and portable Christmas music to enhance your experience! We hope you like this surprise we planned for you. It is our little way of thanking you for being so incredibly supportive of us during this challenging time.

The St. Luke staff would like to wish all our students and families a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, safe, and restful holiday!

Thank you for your generosity, Lightning!

Thank you for participating in our Christmas charitable activity by donating to St. Agnes Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Together, we raised $1965.00! Your generosity is sincerely appreciated.

Families from our own community can connect with St. Vincent de Paul to receive gift cards for food, clothing or even gifts for their own children. Families seeking assistance can call 519-504-8399.

New Ontario “Support for Learners” Financial Assistance Program

On November 30, the Ontario government launched the Support for Learners program.

Through this program, the government is providing financial support to help parents and guardians with additional costs during the 2020-2021 school year, during the second wave of COVID-19.

Eligible parents or guardians will receive a one-time payment of:

  • $200 for each child up to age 12
  • $250 for each child or youth up to age 21 years with special needs

This is a new program, and all parents or guardians who are residents of Ontario with eligible children will need to submit a new application for each child.

As of today, eligible parents or guardians can go to for more information and to apply for the one-time financial support. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.

Support for Learners funding is intended to directly support parents to provide children and youth with key educational resources like workbooks, school supplies, technology and developmental resources during these unprecedented times.

Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellness

Dear parents/guardians:

Are you looking for information on how to support your child’s mental health and wellness during the pandemic? We’ve created 2 short (1 min) videos to help parents and students learn about how to access help.

See the videos below:

Parent version:

Youth version:

Parents, you are invited to consider sharing the youth version with your child(ren).

For a direct link to our Mental Health and Wellbeing Site on our Webpage click here:

We hope this helps your family during this challenging time.

Weather Impacted Learning Day, All Buses Cancelled, All Schools Closed

December 1st, 2020

  • Due to the current weather conditions ALL SCHOOL BUSES, TAXIS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ROUTES operated by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board are cancelled.
  • All WCDSB and WRDSB schools and sites are CLOSED and it will be a Remote Learning Day.
  • Students should visit their respective virtual classrooms or WCDSB and WRDSB Learning @ Home for resources.
  • All Extended Day Childcare Programs are CLOSED.
  • All programs and services offered by St. Louis Continuing Education and Adult and Learning Centre are cancelled.

Students will be provided with asynchronous student work by 10 am, as each classroom teacher has a Google Classroom or D2L site. Normal bell times will be followed to allow students to contact their teacher through the LMS or email.

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