Yearly Archives: 2020

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Defenders! Even though this year has been very different than others we have experienced in the past, please know that so many things remained the same. Paul's letter to the Hebrews says that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever." We pause our work now to recognize Jesus' birth, and the

By |2020-12-18T16:58:46-05:00December 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Important Update…Preparing For a Possible Pivot

Hi Defender Families, An important update was relayed to Administrators this morning regarding preparations for a possible pivot to virtual learning. To be honest, there is no certainty regarding a school closure and our actions over the break will make a difference in the decisions that are being made. Staying home and spending Christmas with

By |2020-12-17T13:36:18-05:00December 17th, 2020|News|0 Comments


The Second Week of Advent: Peace Considering my weekend update is reaching the community on Wednesday, you will have a sense of how 'peaceful' life has been these past few days. I understand the challenges you are facing with small children at home and a constant hustle through the day. I think Fredrich Buechner put

By |2020-12-09T18:37:59-05:00December 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

December 1 2020 ~ Weather Impacted Learning Day: All Buses Cancelled & All Schools Closed

December 1, 2020 Hey Defender Families! Due to the current weather conditions ALL SCHOOL BUSES, TAXIS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ROUTES are cancelled. All schools and sites are CLOSED and it will be a Remote Learning Day. Students will be provided with asynchronous student work by 10 am, as each classroom teacher has a Google Classroom

By |2020-12-01T06:51:06-05:00December 1st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Support For Learners Funding: Apply Today

Hi Defender Families, If your family life gets as busy as mine, things on 'the list' tend to get put off. This item is something you don't want to miss out on. Please take a few moments to take advantage of this funding from the Ontario government. I know how hard so many of our

By |2020-11-30T16:24:01-05:00November 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Updated Inclement Weather Policy Reminder

Hi Defender Families! It was a great start to the week and we are filled with Hope in the Advent Season. We have some Winter Weather in the forecast, and I thought it would be prudent to make sure everyone is prepared given we could receive 10 to 15 cm of snow in the next

By |2020-11-30T13:00:36-05:00November 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

The Week Ahead: November 30 to December 4

The First Week of Advent: HOPE I don't know about you, but in the midst of a Pandemic during the dark Winter months we could all use a little Hope. In today's readings, there was something that jumped out at me and I wanted to take a moment to reflect with you. The prophet Isaiah went

By |2020-11-29T21:58:25-05:00November 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Cambridge BINGO and Gaming Centre: Update

Hi Defender Families, At this point in the year we would have likely participated in a community BINGO night and several members of our parent council would have volunteered for BINGO Duty to raise money for the school. Unfortunately, due to the limited capacity at the BINGO Hall due to COVID-19, we are not able

By |2020-11-27T13:16:13-05:00November 27th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Update from the Director of Education…

November 19th, 2020   Dear Waterloo Catholic Community –   We certainly hope that you are doing well in every way. We have almost made it to the end of November and while the community is definitely continuing to battle our COVID reality, our schools remain safe and learning is flourishing. When we began this

By |2020-11-20T11:13:10-05:00November 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments
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