Scholastic Book Fair 2019

St. Elizabeth’s book fair will be taking place Monday, December 2nd through until Friday, December 6th. Preview day for students will be Monday, December 2nd and purchasing will take place from Tuesday through until Friday.

Wednesday evening the book fair will be staying open until 6pm.

Books make WONDERFUL Christmas presents!


Mrs. Bowdring

Library Technician

Making Our Holiday Meals Healthier Using Canada’s Food Guide

The holiday season is fast approaching, and food and beverages are often central to many of our holiday celebrations and festivities. The new Canada’s food guide is a great tool to help you and your family make healthier food choices throughout this holiday season.

  1. Keep Proportions in Mind

Encourage your family to use Canada’s food guide as a model at holiday meals. Aim to fill half the plate with vegetables and fruit and choose protein foods and whole grain foods for the other two quarters of the plate.


  1. Be Mindful

The new food guide encourages us to think beyond what we eat, and to also think about how we eat. During celebrations there is often an abundance of food and festivities. Use these tips to help your kids be more mindful eaters in the busyness of the holiday season:

  • Take time to eat: find the time and space to sit down as a family and focus on eating without any distractions.
  • Notice your feelings of hunger and fullness: encourage kids to make food choices based on their hunger level, rather than boredom or availability.


  1. Think about your drink

There are lots of sweets and treats during the holiday season. Replacing sugary drinks with water is a simple way to reduce the amount of sugar your kids are having. Let your kids try adding fresh fruit to water if they want a special drink for a special occasion.  Here are some ideas to try:

  1. Chopped apples + cinnamon stick
  2. Cranberry + lemon
  3. Raspberries + cucumber
  4. Blackberries + mint

*To avoid risk of choking, make flavoured water in a pitcher and serve in glasses without fruit or flavours.


  1. Think Beyond Food to Celebrate

Finally, instead of celebrating with food, try celebrating with a family activity like playing a favourite game, making a holiday craft, going skating or playing outside.


Christmas Concert 2019

Christmas Concert 2019

Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday December 18, 2019 from 1:15 till 3:15. All parents are welcome to attend. It is a school wide event with performances from each grade.

Parish Christmas Bazaar!





Saturday, November 23rd 10:00am-2:00pm *Open to the Public*

Saturday, November 23rd  Following 5:00pm Mass

Sunday, November 24th      Following 9:00 & 11:00am Masses

What We Need

Donations greatly appreciated for the following:

  • BAKE SALE: All types of baked items (for health reasons items should be labelled for “nut free & gluten free”)

Where We Can Accept Items

Items can be dropped off in the Narthex as follows:

During all weekday masses:     7:30am to 8:30 am

During weekend masses:          Saturday 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday 8:30am to 12:00pm


Final drop off: Friday November 22nd between 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 6:00 to 9:00pm

Hosted by the C.W.L. of St. Mary of the Visitation Parish


Christmas Concert 2019


Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. All parents are welcome to attend. It is a school wide event with performances from each grade.

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week at St. Elizabeth School

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week at St. Elizabeth School


The Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s theme for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week is “a community that builds relationships.” Each day we are taking a different aspect to reflect upon in our classes:

Monday               A peaceful community

Tuesday               An inclusive community

Wednesday        A respectful community

Thursday             A community of kindness

Friday                    A community that builds relationships


Each morning we have special prayers and readings and in class teachers and students will be doing different activities to explore the theme of building relationships. On Tuesday all students are asked to wear the colour blue for inclusiveness. In addition, each day of the week classes will be participating in an “inclusiveness bingo” game, led by our wellness team.




Jo Goossens


St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School

50 Adler Drive

Cambridge, ON

N3C 4B7


Phone: 519-651-0400

Fax: 519-651-0409


Grade 8 Arts and Technology Trip

The grade 8 students of St. Elizabeth School have been invited to spend a day at St. Benedict Secondary School to experience some Arts and Technology programs. The trip will introduce the students to various courses in a carousel of activities, give the students a chance to familiarize themselves with the high school and meet with some of the Arts and Technology teachers. The trip will take place on Wednesday Nov. 27, 2019. There is no fee associated with the trip.


The students will be leaving St. Elizabeth by bus at 9:15am and returning to the school at about 1:45pm. The students will leave backpacks at St. Elizabeth for the morning but, will take their lunches to St. Benedict. Please ensure your child eats breakfast and has something to drink before they leave for school as there is no time built into the schedule for a snack. The students are required to bring a lunch which they will eat at St. Benedict. They will not be able to purchase their lunches. Please complete the excursion form and the transportation form on school cash to indicate you are aware of this activity and wish your child to attend.



Veronica Deignan

Grade 7/8 Teacher

St. Elizabeth

Parent Interviews

Our parent interviews following the progress reports will be held this Thursday, November 7th. Parents will have appointments to see their classroom teachers, with the exception of one of the Grade 8 classes.


Mrs. D’Silva, who will be here until Mr. Hewitt can return to work, will be available to meet parents and to introduce herself. She will not be able to comment on individual students’ progress because she has not been teaching the class long enough. However, parents will have the opportunity to meet her informally without an appointment.


Jo Goossens


St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School

50 Adler Drive

Cambridge, ON

N3C 4B7


Phone: 519-651-0400

Fax: 519-651-0409


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