STF Sanctions Announcement Feb. 25

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Sanctions Announcement – Feb. 25

Today, Feb. 25, the STF announced sanctions impacting noon supervision in Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools on Wednesday, February 28.

Please see the letter to families below for additional information.

Lent

Lent 2024

Lent is a40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins with Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday.  It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter.  During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer, we serve by giving alms, and we practice self-control through fasting.  

Additional information and resources for Lent can be found at:

Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association

Catholic Association of Religious and Family Life Educators of Ontario

The Religion Teacher

National Catholic Education Association

Busted Halo

 

CTTCS Parent / Guardian Survey 2023-24

Parent / Guardian Survey

Every two years, Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools offers a Parent / Guardian survey as an opportunity to provide feedback on four key dimensions of school:  Faith Formation, Student Learning, School Climate, and Communications.

Thank you to all who took time to provide feedback.

A summary of the statement that had the highest percentage of responses for each dimension are listed below. 

To view the complete survey results, please link HERE

Black History Month

Black History Month
February 1- 29, 2024
Theme:  A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build
Black History Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada a culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous country.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage page

For additional information and resources, please link to the Black History Month  and Canada’s History websites.

 

Inclusive Education Month

February is Inclusive Education Month

The purposes of National Inclusive Education Month are:

  • To highlight inclusive education – to define what it is and how the development of inclusive schools and inclusive school practices helps provide quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students with an intellectual disability.
  • To provide educators, students and parents an opportunity to share ideas on strategies to enhance inclusion and successful school experiences for every child.
  • To acknowledge and recognize the commitment and effort of teachers, administrators, students, and families who contribute to successful inclusion of students in schools and classrooms throughout Canada.

For additional information and resources, please link to:

https://inclusiveeducation.ca/take-action/inclusive-education-month/ 

Aboriginal Story Telling Month

Aboriginal Storytelling Month

The Province of Saskatchewan has declared the month of February 2023 to be Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month in the province.  

First Nations people have long passed on knowledge from generation to generation through oral traditions, including storytelling.  Storytelling is a traditional method used to teach about cultural beliefs, values, customs, rituals, history, practices, relationships, and ways of life.  First Nations storytelling is a foundation for holistic learning, relationship building, and experiential learning.  Traditionally, it is during the winter months that First Nations storytelling occurs.

Resources:

https://www.lssap.ca/storytelling 

https://skwriter.com/events-and-workshops/indigenous-storytelling-month—reclaiming-storytelling 

http://www.otc.ca/ 

Online Security

Staying Safe Online:
Tips & Tricks for Internet Security

Students as well as Parents & Guardians are invited to visit the Youth and Guardian online security lessons linked below.

These resources are provided to all CTTCS students and families, and builds on internet safety and digital media literacy lessons.

Visit knowsecurity.ca to access both the student and guardian “tracks”.