Monthly Archives: February 2020

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Thursday, March 5, 2020. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on March 5.

In addition to the closure of all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools on March 5, please note the following:

Some programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on March 5 —  they are:

  • Hairstyling will be closed
  • Culinary Arts will be closed
  • Secondary School Credit Day School will be closed
  • Correspondence services will be closed
  • Guidance services will be closed.

All other St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres programs will be running as per their normal schedules.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after March 5.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

By |2020-02-28T13:35:38-05:00February 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Thursday, March 5, 2020

Parish Update

St. Ambrose Church

210 South Street, Cambridge

Ash Wednesday, Wed. Feb. 26th Mass at 8:00am and 7:15pm

Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday evening of Lent at 6:30 pm in the Church.

Confirmation Candidates Enrollment Ceremony and Rehearsal –  The Sacrament of Confirmation for the grade 7 students of our parish is quickly approaching. Students are asked to attend any of the Masses on Saturday, February 29 at 5pm, or Sunday, March 1st at either 9:00 am or 11:00 am. The enrollment ceremony and rehearsal will be held immediately after Mass.

First Reconciliation and Communion candidates – the preparation program will resume on the weekend of March 7 and 8, after any of the weekend Masses.

Children’s Liturgy  at both 9:00 am  and  11:00 am Mass   At the beginning of Mass children will be invited to come forward to follow the leader downstairs to our Children’s Liturgy room. At the offertory, the children will return upstairs and sit as a group in the front pews for the remainder of Mass. (no registration required)

By |2020-02-25T15:04:53-05:00February 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Parish Update

THANK YOU – SHROVE TUESDAY

Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who helped create another awesome experience for our students. Our Shrove Tuesday celebration was a huge success and the students enjoyed every bite.

Thank you again, you truly help make us the Mighty Holy Spirit.

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Reminder: Shrove Tuesday Tomorrow!

Shrove Tuesday is Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Students will be able to indulge in pancakes during the morning. Please remember to help out the environment by bringing a PLATE and FORK for your child to use.

Please note this does not replace lunch, please continue to pack a lunch.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who make this day possible.

pancake

By |2020-02-24T15:07:30-05:00February 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Reminder: Shrove Tuesday Tomorrow!

Pink Shirt Day – February 26, 2020

From its humble beginnings in 2007 in small-town Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day has spread across the globe as a way to take a stand against bullying and to show support for those who have been affected by it in schools, workplaces, homes, and online.  Last year alone, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.

On February 26, 2020, we encourage everyone at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board to practice kindness and wear pink to school or work to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying. The focus for 2020 is “lift each other up.”

By |2020-02-24T15:03:00-05:00February 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Pink Shirt Day – February 26, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE – OECTA Strike Cancelled – All WCDSB Schools Open on Monday February 24

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has cancelled rotating strikes scheduled for next week.

As a result, all WCDSB schools and St. Louis campuses will be open and running on their regular schedules on Monday, February 24, 2020.

By |2020-02-21T22:00:03-05:00February 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on IMPORTANT NOTICE – OECTA Strike Cancelled – All WCDSB Schools Open on Monday February 24

Lunch Lady Hot Lunch *New Date*

Good Morning Holy Spirit Families,

The Lunch Lady Hot Lunch’s which were scheduled for Monday, February 24, 2020 have been reschedule to Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Therefore if you had an order placed for Monday, February 24 your child will be receiving it on Tuesday, February 25.

Thank you for your understanding.

By |2020-02-20T11:37:42-05:00February 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Lunch Lady Hot Lunch *New Date*

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Students will be able to indulge in pancakes during the morning. Please remember to help out the environment by bringing a PLATE and FORK for your child to use.

Please note this does not replace lunch, please continue to pack a lunch.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who make this day possible.

pancake

By |2020-02-20T08:44:15-05:00February 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Shrove Tuesday

Extended Day Programs – February 21 and February 24

Extended Day Programs

Friday February 21, 2020 and Monday February 24, 2020

As a result of strike days scheduled for Friday February 21 and Monday February 24 classes at WCDSB schools will be cancelled.

Please note:

WCDSB operated Extended Day Programs WILL continue to operate on Friday February 21 and Monday February 24

Any student registered for Friday February 21 or Monday February 24, can attend as scheduled (similar to a PA Day)

By |2020-02-20T08:37:55-05:00February 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Extended Day Programs – February 21 and February 24