Christ the King School


Christ the King School

3240 Garthwood Road

Mississauga, Ontario. L5L 5A3

Phone: (905) 569-0220 Fax: (905) 569-2797

School website: /CKING

November 2015 Newsletter


A. Lang


L. DeAgazio


St. Francis of Assisi

2473 Thorn Lodge Dr.

Phone: 905-822-8132

Fax: 905-822-6620


Fr. Vellozo


Mississauga South

D. Amaral

Phone: 905-890-1221

(ext. 24007)


Sharon Hobin

Wards 2 & 8

Phone 905-890-1221

[email protected]

School Council

Mrs. K. Dupuy ~ Co-Chair

Mrs. S. Pinto ~ Co-Chair

Board Chairperson

Mario Pascucci

Director of Education

John Kostoff

Absentee Reporting

569-0220 Option 1





We Remember!



This month we will practice and celebrate the virtue of conscience.

God has given us the ability to know the right and decent way to act and then to act that way. We trust that the common Spirit we share inspires us and guides us to make good decisions if we allow our conscience to be wellformed.

A person of conscience allows prayer and scripture to influence him/her.

A person of


Chooses to do the ‘right thing’ and feels good about it

Can see his/her wrong-doing and feels bad

Says ‘sorry’ and tries to make up for mistakes

Keeps promises

*All Virtue information has been added to the front pages of your child’s agenda.*

Bullying Awareness and Prevention

Week November 16 - 20

Bullying Prevention Week is being celebrated this year from Nov. 16-20. Students and staff at Christ the

King School are planning a number of Spirit Days as well as a variety of activities to build awareness about the effects of bullying. To end off the week, Friday

November 20 will be “Think and Wear Pink” day.

Book of Remembrance

Thank you for submitting names of your loved ones that have passed away for our Book of Remembrance. Throughout the month of

November as we honour All Saints and All Souls day it will be placed in the Marion Yee chapel and our prayers will be offered on a daily basis.

Provincial Progress Report

A Provincial Progress report will be sent home on

Tuesday November 17 th

for students in Grades 1-8.

Interviews will be held in the evening on

Thursday November

19 th

(as needed for particular students). A confirmation notice will then be sent home with the

Progress Report on November

17th. The interview is intended to complement the

Ontario Progress Report by enabling parents to communicate with teachers, to offer useful information and to ask relevant questions about their child’s progress in order to support their child’s learning.

Parenting & Family Literacy Centre

Christ the King School is proud to have The Parenting and Family Literacy Centre in our school.

This program, headed by Mrs. C. Tsang welcomes parents and caregivers with young children from birth to age six to engage in learning and playing together.

The program is


and open from

Monday to

Friday, 8:45a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The goal of the program is to help young children make an easier transition into kindergarten, to foster their early literacy and numeracy skills as well as to support parents and caregivers by enabling them to be successful in their parenting role.

CTK Supports Canadian Food For Children

Candies for kids

Every year in October, the Candies for Kids campaign gets underway and CTK is going to be a part of it this year. Children are encouraged to share their Halloween candy to support children around the world in an effort to stimulate appetite and activate saliva production. We have so much, even too much, that children find it easy to share their wealth.

Happily, when candy is shipped in early November, it sometimes reaches its destination by Christmas. What a joyful way for our children to celebrate Christ’s birth with their peers around the world.

CTK Helps Students Learn

Another way we are supporting Dr. Simone and his organization Canadian Food For Children is to collect 3

Ring (hole punched) lined paper.

Many binders were donated to the organization, but no paper. So we are going to do our part to help fill these binders. Please support these students by bringing in paper for them so that they too can learn!

All Halloween candy and paper are to be brought into school by November 12, 2015

Thank you for sharing and helping to make a difference in the lives of many children around the world!

Cold Weather

During the winter season the school receives calls from concerned parents as to how we determine when children will or will not be allowed outside for recess.

Dufferin-Peel CDSB policy uses a wind chill factor of –25 C as the determining temperature. With the arrival of colder weather,

students are reminded to dress appropriately (hats, mitts, etc.) and to wear all clothing that they came to school in.

For health reasons, we ask that students have indoor shoes that are kept at school. Another reason for indoor shoes is that in the event of an emergency evacuation, students will not have the opportunity to put boots on.

Please make sure clothing is labeled—this will help in the return of lost items.

Inclement Weather and Transportation

With the winter season fast approaching, we would like to remind you of bus cancellation procedures. Occasionally, because of inclement weather or other emergency situations, buses may have to be cancelled. Information regarding bus cancellation and other emergency information announcements can be obtained by listening to the following radio stations or by visiting





104.5 FM



680 AM

98.1 FM



100.7 FM

88.5 FM



740 AM

92.5 FM

SRC 90.3 FM Q107 107.1 FM

Make sure the announcement is for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. If transportation is cancelled, the schools will remain open except under extraordinary circumstances and when an announcement is made that Dufferin-Peel schools are closed. If buses are cancelled and parents or guardians choose to bring their child to school, it is also their responsibility to pick them up at the end of the day.


Year 2 Kindergarten parent(s)/guardian(s), who wish to enroll their child in a Grade 1 French Immersion class for September, 2016 are invited to attend an information meeting at:

French Immersion centre

St Gertrude

St Pio of Pietrelcina

Our Lady of Providence

St Angela Merici

St Joachim

Divine Mercy

St Elizabeth Seton

St Margaret of Scotland

Session location

St Pio of Pietrelcina

St Angela Merici

St Margaret of Scotland

Date and time

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

7:00 p.m.

PED’s Policy

In the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, “we believe that each one, created in the image and likeness of God, is called by name into the Dufferin-Peel Community to realize the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations to the fullest extent possible as we all journey from the early years to vocation.” As we monitor and refine our support, programming continues to ensure that each child is well on their way to achieving the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations within the context of learning in the 21 st


Christ the King

Catholic School recognizes the value of using Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) to enhance learning and curriculum delivery. As such, we support the responsible and ethical use of PEDs in keeping with the Catholic Code of Conduct and the DPCDSB’s Policies and General Administrative Procedures.

Through the authority of the principal or designate and under the direction of staff, students are permitted to use the school board’s wireless network and their registered PEDs for educational purposes. Policy and guidelines will include, but are not limited to the following:

PEDs may be used only with permission from a staff member

Students need to be diligent about safely storing their PEDs.

Christ the King Catholic School is not responsible for lost, stolen and/or damaged PEDs

Students are to keep their personal information private (e.g., age, address, phone numbers, usernames, passwords)

Students are to use good judgment in accessing material on the internet, and report concerns

The Catholic Code of Conduct and academic integrity apply to the use of technology when students are accessing information

Any communication with your child (i.e., personal phone call, text messages, etc.) will continue to be directed through the main office

The board will not be responsible for any cost incurred through the use of personal data plans

It is the student’s, and/or parent/guardian’s, responsibility to address normal and reasonable security measures such as maintaining anti-virus protection and security patches for software for the protection of those sharing the wireless network

Students should not expect privacy with respect to any of their activities when using the board’s wireless network and agree to and accept that access and/or wireless network activity may be monitored in order to identify usage patterns, security issues, etc.

Photos, videos or images of an individual/group are not permitted to be taken without expressed consent. Expressed consent must be obtained from the individual(s) - over the age of 18—or parental consent (for those under the age of18).

No school and/or board data can be stored on a PED

Inappropriate use of board technology and/or PEDs may result in confiscation of the PED, discipline, suspe sion or termination of these services, or police involvement

Please refer to the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and School websites for further information.

If you have any further questions, please contact the principal.


Thank you to all the students that participated in Cross Country this year. The determination, dedication and school spirit were clearly demonstrated throughout the season and at the Mississauga South Family meet on October 20, 2015 at Erindale Park and the Dufferin-Peel C.D.S.B

Board Meet at Centennial Park on October 26, 2015

Congratulation to the Team members:

Natalie D. Emily T. Madison F.

Tina C.

Jeremiah A.

Mate B.

Nyla B.

Zachary E.

Logan F.

Megan M.

Michael M.

Jacob B.

Emily D.

Glaiza R.

Enrique C.

Tiffany A.

Melody L.

Evan T.

Jada T.

Lucas T.

Evalyn N.

Dominik D.

Family Meet results:

Grade 4/5 girls: Madison placed 14th Natalie placed 12 th

Emily D placed 11 th

Grade 4/5 boys:

Grade 7 girls:

Grade 8 girls:

Grade 8 boys:

Michael placed 4 th


Tiffany placed 13 th

Megan placed 10th

Dominik placed 13 th

Congratulations to the grade 8 boys that placed 2 nd

overall as a team and all the team members attended the

Board Meet.

Team members: Mate, Logan, Dominik and Jacob

Jacob placed 5 th

D.P.C.D.S Board Meet results (out of 125 runners):

Grade 4/5 girls:

Grade 4/5 boys:

Grade 7 girls:

Madison placed 30th

Michael placed 23

Tiffany placed 97 rd th

Natalie placed 58 th

Emily D placed 59 th

Grade 8 girls:

Grade 8 boys:

Team members:

Megan placed 60th

Dominik placed 47

Mate placed 65th th

Jacob placed 7 th

Logon placed 72nd

Congratulations! It was an outstanding season !!! Special Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Ewing, Mrs. Balana, Mr.

Czan, Mr. Fleck and Mr. Dzamba for making certain that our runners were very well taken care and for their amazing preparation for our students and staff. Thank you to the many parents that provided transportation.

Thank you to Mr. Celeste and Mrs. Gizzi for preparing the team.

We will continue with Litterless Lunch Wednesday's and No Microwave Day. Boomerang Lunch on Friday's

The ECO Team meets regularly in the Amphitheatre on Thursday's at Lunch.

The members of the Eco Team are:

Mrs. Gizzi's class, Miss. Da Rosa's class, and representatives from the Grades 4—8 classes;

Grade 4 reps: Kate A.

Grade 5 reps: Princess,O.

Grade 7 reps: Emily D.

Lucas T. Jada A.


Josephina S.

Chloe L.

Evalyn N.

Grade 8 reps: Cassandra A. Tyrese A.

Olivia H. Jalen M. Julien B.

Felecito C.

Maia G.

Nyla B.

Aria D.

Sofia C.

Ashley C.

Tina C.

Jessabelle C. Cynthia O.

Tiffany A.

Nathan B.

Glaiza R.

The executives are:

Prime Minister

Vice Prime Minister

: Josefina S.

: Josef S.




: Danika H.



Allyssa M.

Chantelle D.

Maya Tiu


Christine A.

Minister of Environment

: Steven M.


We are continuing our effort to enhance communication and ensure delivery of important school information. We created an UNATTENDED EMAIL MAILBOX for the electronic delivery of school newsletters. This initiative will ensure that you receive school information. Environmentally, we will save paper and energy. Should you

NOT be willing, or not able to participate, we will make hard copies of the newsletter available at the office. Our newsletters and school information will continue to be added regularly to our school website

. Please feel free to call the school, should you have questions or concerns.

On October 30th Christ the King School celebrated Halloween in style with help from our Grade 8 students, parent volunteers and Mr. Morra. A great time was had by all. Primary and Junior students had a dance in the morning. The Intermediate students had a great time in the afternoon. Thank you to Mr. Morra for organizing the Halloween Haunt and Dance.


Grade 4 parents/guardians who wish to enroll their child in a Grade 5 Extended French class for September,

2016 are invited to attend an information meeting at:

St. Christopher

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

7:00 p.m.

1195 Clarkson Rd. N. 905-822-0721

At the present time, the above mentioned school is the designated centre for our area. Applications will be accepted at that centre until

3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016