September 4, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We look forward to another wonderful year at St. Kateri! Our young and vibrant school community continues to grow and this year we will open four additional classroom. It's been a very busy of summer of construction preparing for our new students and staff.
As many of you know, I'm expecting in early November and will be on leave until spring. We are blessed to have Carrie Vany, our Vice-Principal who will be step into my role while I'm away. Mme Vany brings with her a wealth of experience as a French Immersion teacher and administrator. We will work together to ensure a smooth transition.
We are blessed with a dedicated and talented group of teachers. Many thanks to the staff for their hard work this summer decorating classrooms and planning interesting lessons. Congratulations to Mme Owens who has moved into the position of technology coach for the school division. We wish her all the best in her new role! Welcome to Mme Schikowsky who will be our new Grade 4/5 French Immersion Teacher. An updated staff list is posted on our website.
The theme for Regina Catholic Schools again this school year is "Let Your Light Shine/ Que votre lumière brille." During the year, we'll work as a school community to put this theme and our faith into action.
Last year, we established a School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) program. This program engages staff with all students in reinforcing positive behaviours. Our hope is that we can promote school expectations in a positive and proactive way and encourage student engagement through building staff/student relationships. A copy of our Behaviour Matrix is posted on our website.
We'll be using our school website as our main tool for communicating important information so check the site regularly: www.rcsd.ca/kateri. Links to our Twitter and Instagram accounts can be found at the bottom of the page. Occasionally, we may use Synervoice to email or call to relay information quickly.
Please consider joining our St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Community School Council (CSCC). The CSCC is the official parent/community voice within our school and consists of appointed members and elected members who have voting rights. Our meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the school starting at 6:45. Meetings are open and I encourage you to attend to be part of our discussions. Further information is posted on our website. If you have questions, contact Tara Mantyak, the CSCC Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Playground Committee has been hard at work raising funds to develop our playground. We are in the final stages of fundraising, selecting a vendor and play structures. Staff, students, CSCC members and parents/guardians will be part of the final selection details. Stay tuned for details!
I wish all St. Kateri Tekakwitha staff, students and families a wonderful school year!
Educating in Christ,