Hello Thunderbird Community:

As we wrap up the school year it is with sincere gratitude and appreciation that we thank our students, families and staff for the tremendous work that has been done over the past few months. We overcame many obstacles together and worked to do what is best for our kids. We know that this year was challenging for you as parents and guardians especially as you navigated the pandemic as it related to careers, childcare, supporting distance learning, staying healthy, and the overall safety of your family. We could not be more proud of you … our Thunderbird community, for helping our students finish out the year strong. This experience will no doubt help teach our students the “grit” that it takes to succeed in tough times. So, congratulations to you and our students for making it until the end of the year!

Congratulations are in order for our 8th Graders! The class of 2020 will be remembered as the graduates who sacrificed their rites of passage for the safety of their community. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. We acknowledge that this has not been easy to accept and impacts you deeply. We hope that you take some time to celebrate your accomplishments with your families and appreciate the gifts that you have! Although this has been challenging, we know that you will move forward as a true Thunderbird and soar with strength and spirit. We will miss everyone and when it is safe to do so please come back to visit the Thunderbird Nest … once a Thunderbird always a Thunderbird!

While much is to be decided about what school may look like in the Fall, know that we are all in this together and that moving forward, our top priority will remain the safety of our Thunderbird community. To keep in the loop with important updates and what September will look like be sure to check out our school website via Newswire and our Twitter feed @StDanielTBirds.

We wish you a healthy and relaxing summer and thank you again for all of your support this year!

Grade 8 Celebrities! 

Congratulations to our Grade 8 Valedictorians, Helayna and Philip! Their beautiful valedictorian speech was featured on CTV News. Be sure to check out the link to the clip that was featured! Way to go Helayna and Philip! 

Link to CTV News Clip: Valedictorian Speech

To view the full speech please follow the link: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1984623

Parent Survey:

We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to fill out the survey in the link below. This is the same survey we shared with you last week so if you have not had a chance, please take some time to complete. This survey will be open until June 30th and only one survey should be completed per family. Link to the Parent Survey:  School Re-Opening Survey June 2020  

Calling all New Thunderbirds:

If you have new neighbours or know of families in your neighbourhood looking to register for school, please feel free to share with them that registration is open for K-8.

If you want to register at St. Daniel School, please call: 519-893-8801 or visit the register for school tab at the top of our website. We can’t wait to meet you!

Special Message from our Director:

In the link below you will find a very special message to our WCDSB community from our Director, Loretta Notten.

Link to: Director’s End of Year Message