Monthly Archives: May 2023

YEARBOOK sales…….

The yearbook is now officially for sale for the 2022/23 school year.

It can be purchased on schoolcash online for $21.
Yearbooks have to be pre-ordered by May 30/23. What a great way to commemorate your school year.

It will feature photos of everyone from Jk-Gr 8.

Order yours today!

Police Presence in Neighbourhood…

Hello Families,

As many of you are aware, there has been a police presence in the surrounding neighbourhood throughout the night and today.

Please know that WRPS have been in regular contact with the school. School grounds were searched and deemed clear and safe by WRPS. We thank the WRPS for their support and communication with the school.

We appreciate your support in assuring students that school has remained a safe place.

Thank you,

St. Anne School Staff


Phoenix Nation….

We have had Vick out to speak with kids and staff on a few occasions. She is amazing! Vicki is a gifted speaker with a powerful message on multiculturalism, equity and
social justice, who will engage you with strategies to support anti-racism in our

Vicki Olatundun


May 31, 2023 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Lauris Avenue Development…

“The Region of Waterloo is hosting a session for the community to provide input on a housing development on Lauris Avenue.

Alison Neighbourhood will be hosting the In-Person event on Thursday May 18th from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Please come out to share your knowledge of the neighbourhood and what our community wants and needs”.

Lauris Avenue mailer_access

Class Lists 2023-2024

St. Anne School
Class Organization Criteria
For September 2023-2024

Class Organization Form for Parents 2023-2024

During May and June, the staff of St. Anne will meet to create class lists for next September. Class organization is a highly comprehensive process in which extensive time, thought and consideration is given. The task is complex and is the subject of many revisions. Sometimes due to an increase or decrease in student enrolment, classes must be adjusted and reorganized after the start of the school year in September.

How can guardians provide input to this process?
Class organization is the responsibility of the school and school staff. Placements are made at our discretion. Guardian voice/input, however, is welcome in this process – but within the following parameters: You as guardians know the ways your child learns best; you know what he/she needs in terms of the development of work habits and study skills; you also know effective discipline techniques that bring out the best in your child. There are a number of important details that are invaluable to staff as we organize students into classes. If you feel your input will support us in this arduous process, please complete the attached form based on the criteria mentioned in this letter.

We will take the information you provide as well as the information we have, to make the best decision for your child. Our goal at St. Anne is to develop balanced classes – a balanced class reflects the diversity of our community and allows the variety of interests and talents of our learners to emerge and to be appreciated. Like families, the class unit provides a balance of opportunities for a range of learners to succeed through appropriate challenges. Like the community, school is a socializer and so each new school year brings opportunities to meet and make new friends and expand our circle of acquaintances.

Some of the criteria we use to build classes are:
1. Balance of ability, interests, and talents
2. Balance according to gender
3. Learning style: How does the learner go about the process of learning?
4. Social blending: What is the best cluster of individuals to effectively and efficiently learn?
5. Educational support – I.E.P.’s/Special Ed teacher/Educational Assistant support

For you to state a teacher preference is not helpful or in some cases not possible to accommodate due to the size of our community, and we always have the possibility of staffing changes. The same applies for split or combined grades. Stating a preference based on classmate friendships is not a valid reason to put two children together. Students have opportunities to socialize at three recesses each day and time spent in class is teaching and learning time with the teacher as the facilitator. As a general rule, your comments about your child’s strengths and needs are most appropriate.

You have the option of printing this form and sending it in to your child’s classroom teacher, or you may follow the criteria and e-mail your child’s teacher by Friday, May 19th.

Track and Field Friday…..

Hello Phoenix Families,

Please get permission forms signed and returned. The weather is looking good for a great event Friday for grades 4-8.

Thank you,

St. Anne School Staff

Multi-Year Strategic Plan – Feedback from the Community…

From the Office of Tyrone Dowling, Director of Education

Multi-Year Strategic Plan – Feedback from the Community

 The Waterloo Catholic District School Board prides itself on being the Heart of the Community, providing Success for Each and A Place for All. With this Vision, we have developed our new WCDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan (2022-2025) (MYSP).  This short video from Director Tyrone Dowling summarizes the process, content and goals for our new Strategic Plan.  This plan was approved by the Board of Trustees in December 2022.

At this time, we are gathering feedback to assist with our ongoing monitoring of the implementation of the current MYSP. We are inviting all staff, parents/guardians, and community members to provide feedback on our new MYSP plan (one per family/staff). Your input is valued and appreciated.

The survey will take less than 8 minutes to complete and will be available until May 23rd @ 8am. 

 Survey link:

Participation in this survey is anonymous and voluntary. You will not be asked to provide your name, contact information, or any information that can identify you. As well, no identifying information (e.g., email address, IP address) will be automatically collected through the online tool.

If you have any questions about this collection or need assistance completing it, please contact the Research Department at

Summer Boost…

Summer Boost 2022-23

SK and Grade 3/4, 5/6 Spots still available

Register Soon!

Great News! We still have spots available in the following grades:

  • Cambridge – St. Peter – SK, Gr. 3/4, 5/6

Beginning July 3rd, the WCDSB will be offering 15 days of in-person FREE Literacy and Numeracy learning support for students currently in SK to Grade 6 inclusive through the Summer Boost program.

If you are interested in bridging the gaps in learning, making new friends online, honing your Literacy and Numeracy skills through fun and engaging activities, learning more about mental health and resiliency as well as weekly STEM challenges then Summer Boost is for YOU!

To Register or for more Information
Select the Summer Learning Portal

Come to Doyle for some fun….

Attention Doyle Family of Schools! Come out and experience a taste of your future home!

½ Price student tickets!!

MDCSS Presents the Play that Goes Wrong Elementary School Offer

This is a special invitation for you and your families to come to Monsignor Doyle CSS to check out Doyle’s theatrical production of the Broadway Hit



This hilarious, award winning, slapstick comedy has only been available to high schools worldwide for a year, so this is one of the very first productions of this amazing show!

We here at Doyle are trying very hard to begin to rebuild events for our extended school community, and this production is a perfect chance to get this started. We are really hoping to see families from our community connect with our school and check out some of the amazing experiences your students could have in a few years at Monsignor Doyle!!!

As Part of this special offer,

Elementary School Students from our feeder schools will be half price at the door for all of our shows!!! 

Only $5 per ticket!!!!!

(Non-student price – $10)

Show dates:

May 4th 7:00pm         May 5th 7:00pm         May 6th 2:00pm          May 6th 7:00pm

May 11th 7:00pm       May 12th 7:00pm       May 13th 2:00pm          May 13th 7:00pm

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