Monthly Archives: June 2022

No Pizza Tuesday

Just a reminder that our Pizza/Sub days ended last week.  Our lunch program will resume in September.  Thanks everyone!

Year-End Gratitude and Blessings to St. Luke Families

 

 

 

Dear St. Luke Lightning Families!

We would like to say thank you to each and everyone of you as we head into the last days of school at St. Luke 2021-2022.  We would like to extend a special congratulations to our Grade 8 students on their Graduation tonight from St. Luke School!  Congratulations to all the students on an amazing year together, your smiles and acts of kindness make our school a better place.

Report Cards will be sent home with all our students today Monday, June 27th. Please acknowledge receipt of your child(ren) report card by signing the last page and sending it back to your child(ren) teacher by Wednesday, June 29th. This page will be stapled to the school copy of the Report Card filed in your child(ren) Ontario Student Record.

Goodbyes and Welcome:  We will say goodbye to Mrs. Reid as she will be commencing her parental leave as she awaits for the arrival of her new little one.  Congratulations Mrs. Reid.  We welcome back Mrs. Fischer as she will be returning to St. Luke in September!  Welcome back Mrs. Fischer.  We would like to say good-bye to our CYCW Ms. Rossiter begins her new assignment at St. John, we will miss you. 

Thank you: We cannot thank our parents and community members enough for all of your support with your children during this time. We wanted to share with you some words of thanks and express our gratitude to many people who play a pivotal role in helping to keep our school running smoothly and your children safe.

Catholic School Advisory Council: Our thanks are also extended to St. Luke School Council members, under the leadership of Ms. Ana Freitas (Co-Chair) and Mrs. Jennifer McDonald (Co-Chair), who have worked so hard to enrich our school. Our school council commitment, creative ideas, and guidance are very much appreciated.

To our Bus Drivers: At St. Luke School, half of our students ride our buses. We would like to THANK YOU for getting our students to us, and home safely, each and every day. Without you, our students could not get to us and our community would not be as rich as it is.

To our Strong Start Volunteers: Reading is a fundamental skill for all of us and we are so appreciative of the hours that you spend with our youngest students, practicing reading skills and other fundamentals. Our kids are successful because of your help! THANK YOU!

To our Nutrition for Learning Volunteer Mrs. Marg Weiss: When children are hungry, it is very difficult for them to learn. We would like to THANK YOU for the countless hours you spend packing snack bags, sorting food items and arranging food bins deliveries so that our students have enough food to eat! THANK YOU!

Once again, we thank students, parents and staff for all you have done to allow us to have this successful year. We couldn’t have done it without you! In closing, we would like to wish you and your family, a safe and happy summer, filled with God’s blessings of peace, health, and happiness!

Ms. Rosemary Kavanagh

Principal

St. Luke

Mission Day 2022 SUCCESS!

Thank you to our St. Luke Lightning families for a successful Mission Day on Friday, June 24, 2022.  Thank you to all who made donations of cakes, books, stuffies etc.  We are grateful to our staff who ran creative and exciting events.  Together we raised over $7000 for the Tiny Homes Project to help those in need in our community.  Thank you again for all of your generousity!

 

 

Last Day for Mission Day Tickets!

Mission Day is on Friday, June 24, 2022.  This is St. Luke’s largest charitable fundraiser for the year.  All funds raised on Mission Day will be going to Tiny Homes Charity.  For each dollar spent your child will receive 2 tickets, which could be used to win countless prizes, snacks and ticketed events.  Thank you for supporting our Charity.  THIS PORTAL WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22ND.  Time is required to process all tickets for students.  We are unable to process cash for ticket sales or donations.  Please remember to keep sending in your prize donations (stuffies, books, board games etc.)  Thank you so much for your support!

MISSION DAY DONATIONS JUNE 24

Mission Day is on Friday, June 24, 2022.  This is St. Luke’s largest charitable fundraiser for the year.  All funds raised on Mission Day will be going to Tiny Homes Charity.  For each dollar spent your child will receive 2 tickets, which could be used to win countless prizes, snacks and ticketed events.  Thank you for supporting our Charity.  THIS PORTAL WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22ND.  Time is required to process all tickets for students.  We are unable to process cash for ticket sales or donations.  Thank you so much for your support!

Mission Day June 24

Greetings, we would like to inform you of our mission day event coming up on Friday June 24, 2022. Mission day is a day where students have the opportunity to play several games and win countless prizes. Tickets for this event can be purchased on School Cash Online. For every dollar spent your child will receive two tickets. All of which can be used throughout the day for raffles, snacks and events. All proceeds will be going towards Tiny Homes charity through St. Mary Catholic Church.  Thank you for your time, and donations for our charity. We’re looking forward to this magical day!

Donations Requested for Mission Day

Donations requested for Mission Day
We have some exciting activities planned for St. Luke’s Mission Day this year. If you can help with any of these needs, we would truly appreciate it.
Please forward these items to the office (June 20th-24th):
  • new or “gently used” stuffed animals (small and large)
  • used books, magazines, novels, comic books or other reading material for all ages
  • tattoos for the tattoo parlour
  • Nut-free cakes (please ensure they are packaged to go home with students (not to be returned). These donations are needed for the morning of Friday, JUNE 24th only and can be forwarded to the office or library.
We thank you in advance for your generosity.
St. Luke Staff

Summer Boost has RE-OPENED Registration!

Summer Boost
Great News! We have just re-opened Summer Boost registration at all sites with a few seats available in the following grades.
  • Cambridge – St. Peter – Grade 1, 2,5,6
  • Kitchener – St. John – Grade 6
  • Waterloo – Sir Edgar Bauer – SK, Grade 1,3,4
Beginning July 4th, the WCDSB will be offering 15 days of in-person FREE Literacy and Numeracy learning support for students currently in SK to Grade 6 inclusive through the Summer Boost program.
If you are interested in bridging the gaps in learning, making new friends online, honing your Literacy and Numeracy skills through fun and engaging activities, learning more about mental health and resiliency as well as weekly STEM challenges then Summer Boost is for YOU!
To RegisterSelect the Summer Learning Portal

Important Information for Parents /Guardians of Students in Grades 7-12 — Region of Waterloo Public Health Immunization Catch-Up Clinics

Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, all primary and secondary students need to have proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal disease, pertussis and varicella (chickenpox).

If your child was born in 2006 or later, they are also eligible to receive or complete their series of Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.

Enforcement of the Immunization of School Pupils Act is expected to resume next school year.  Students are being encouraged to catch-up on their vaccines now to avoid suspension when enforcement begins.

Public Health is offering clinics to help get students back on track with their vaccinations.  Many appointments are available in the month of June in both Cambridge and Waterloo locations.

If your child is in grade 7 to 12 this school year (2021/2022) and not up-to-date on their routine vaccines, you will have received a letter in the mail letting you know which vaccines are missing.

Before booking an appointment, parents/students should update their immunization records with Public Health using one of the following methods:

  • Online at the following link: https://bit.ly/3v9rwPT
  • By calling 519-575-4400 ext. 5001 (Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm)
  • Phone 519-575-4400 Ext 5001
  • Fax 519-885-7260

Appointments for students in grade 7 to 12 can be booked online using the following link https://bit.ly/3MDSiXy or by calling 519-575-4400 ext 5001.  Translation is available for those who require it.

If you have questions about the Vaccine Program catch-up process, please call 519-575-4400  ext. 5001.

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