Upcoming Board of Trustees’ Meeting: Monday, February 26

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Board of Trustees’ Board Meeting: Monday, February 26,  2024 @ 6:00 pm – Agenda: 2024-02-26_Board-of-Trustee Agenda – 1

Location:  1st floor Board Room, Catholic Education Centre, 35 Weber Street, Kitchener

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February 23rd, 2024|

Congratulations Student Trustees

We are pleased to formally announce the election of Matteo Leone of Monsignor Doyle CSS and Allison Hannah Berwick of Resurrection CSS as Student Trustees for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. This marks a significant achievement, reflecting their exemplary leadership qualities and the trust placed in them by their peers.

The roles they will assume are vital in ensuring that the student body is well-represented within our educational framework. Their election is a testament to their commitment to the betterment of our schools and community at large. We eagerly anticipate the positive impact their contributions will have on our community and extend our full support to Matteo and Allison as they embark on their tenure.

Please join us in extending your congratulations to Matteo and Allison.

February 16th, 2024|

An Evening with Indigenous Author David Robertson

DAVID A. ROBERTSON is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, has won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, as well as the Writer’s Union of Canada Freedom to Read award. He has received several other accolades for his work as a writer for children and adults, podcaster, public speaker, and social advocate. He was honoured with a Doctor of Letters by the University of Manitoba for outstanding contributions in the arts and distinguished achievements in 2023. He is a member of Norway House Cree Nation and lives in Winnipeg.

When: Tuesday April 16th, 2024
Where: St. David Catholic Secondary School
Time: 7 – 8 pm

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February 15th, 2024|

Change in PA Day Schedule & Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

Dear WCDSB Families, 

Please be advised that the Professional Activity (PA) Day originally scheduled for April 19, 2024, will now be held on April 8, 2024. This change is being made to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff during the Total Solar Eclipse expected on April 8, 2024. 

Looking directly at the Sun causes serious eye damage, especially during a solar eclipse.  

To watch a solar eclipse safely, you need eye protection that has been designed for watching a solar eclipse (i.e., meets the ISO 12312-2 standard). Sunglasses are not sufficient to protect your eyes. In addition, viewing any part of a solar eclipse through a smartphone camera, a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will cause serious eye damage. 

Total Solar Eclipse Safety Tips 

A total solar eclipse is a rare and exciting natural phenomenon. However, it is crucial to view it safely to prevent any damage to the eyes. Here are some tips for safely experiencing the solar eclipse: 

  1. Use Proper Eclipse Glasses: Regular sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for viewing the sun. Special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers, must be used. Ensure they meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. 
  2. Adult Supervision for Children: Ensure that children are supervised when using solar filters or eclipse glasses. Teach them the importance of not removing the glasses while looking at the sun. 
  3. Alternative Methods: For those who do not have eclipse glasses, using a pinhole projector is a safe way to view a projection of the eclipse. This can be a fun and educational activity to do with children. 
  4. Avoid Unsafe Methods: Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays can damage the filter and ente