Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Gr 4, 5,6, 7 boys and girls can Join the Junior Crusaders!

The Holy Cross Crusaders want you to be a part of their basketball program. This is a great opportunity to meet future classmates at Holy Cross and learn how to play the Crusader
way. They have expanded their program to two teams. We will be having a free open tryout for our Junior Crusader Basketball Teams. These teams will be for boys currently in grades 4, 5, 6
and 7 and planning on attending Holy Cross High School in the future.  Saturday September 23rd 3-5pm Sunday September 24th 2-4pm at the Holy Cross Gymnasium.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Cross Country Information

Grade Level Distances
1           1km
2 & 3     1.2 km             
4 & 5     1.8 km                          
6 & 7     2.4 km

Training will occur during PE classes

Our first meet (open to Gr.1-7 –the only meet offered to our Grade 1s) is the Star of the Sea Cross-Country meet on Monday September 18th.  It will be held at Crescent Park in South Surrey.  This is a great participation meet and it is close to our school.  This is a fun meet and the boys and girls will run with their age groups. 
Our second meet is the CISVA Cross-Country meet (Gr. 2-7) on Wednesday, October 4th.  It is at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. This meet has a competitive and non-competitive portion. All students will participate in 1 run.  The 4 CCS athletes with the fastest times from each age group will compete in the competitive run (with the option of the Fun Run, if they have enough energy to do so).  All other runners will take part in the fun run. Cross Country Coaches will decide the 4 runners that will participate in the competitive race.

Permission forms will be sent home

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Welcome Back Everyone! PE and Athletics reminders (ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO SIGN UP FOR THIS BLOG'S EMAILS) 

Hello and welcome back,
A huge shout out to all of the Work Bee Families who helped to prepare the exterior of the school and grass field for use.  Here are some reminders that may help for PE/Extracurricular and the start of this school year;

PE list
-Proper Athletic (running) shoe (I can give you some suggestions) 
-Building routines or responsibilities (gr 3+) for remembering the FULL Gym Strip

Extracurricular Equipment 
-Soccer cleats and shin pads and socks (gr 5, 6, 7 boys)
-Volleyball knee pads (gr 5, 6, 7)

The CCS Athletics Department works hard to communicate efficiently and effectively with parents each year.  Mr. Klaponski (the PE teacher and Athletics Coordinator) is responsible for updating the school calendar with up to date information (event, day, time) about upcoming athletic events.  There you will find the PE timeline (showing all the PE days/times for Classes), team practice times (available after the first week), permission slips and Term 1 games schedule (once game and event times have been finalized within our association), and other pertinent information.  He also updates all CCS athletics events, home and away games on the SCHOOL CALENDAR with google map directions. Find this information for yourself here. ***Please do not phone the school office to look it up for you on the school calendar.***

If a game or practice is cancelled on the day of the event students will phone to make arrangements.  If the game is the next day then the athlete will be told during the day and the website will be updated. 

Volunteer opportunities arise throughout the year in the Athletics Department (aka reffing and coaching are the big ones). CCS families have always been very supportive and without you we couldn’t have such a successful program for our children. 

We measure our success on an "effort over outcome" approach to learning the sport, while striving to work "hard, smart and together."  If you have an idea on how to help us, do let us know in advance so we can make arrangements with you and give you training if necessary.  
Mr. Matthew Klaponski

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

3rd term Sports Assembly: Track and Field/Girls Soccer

We will be wrapping up our Athletics for the 3rd term of the school year with an assembly on Wednesday June 21st at 2pm.  You are welcome to celebrate with us as the season was wonderful and the children demonstrated their many physical gifts.  It is mainly a Track and Field Assembly for the CISVA Meet and girls soccer will be our topics.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tomorrow… Wednesday, May 31st is the CISVA Track Meet (SWANGUARD STADIUM 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby)

Tomorrow… Wednesday, May 31st is the CISVA Track Meet (SWANGUARD STADIUM 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby).  Be sure to;
- arrive 45 min before your event and park in designated parking areas. Parking is often a challenge at this meet.
- phone, email or return this paper if you have not already indicated your transportation plans for your athlete on the permission form or in an email to Mr. K.  office@ccsunited.ca
- ensure that your child brings appropriate clothing (sun hat, pants, sweater), water bottle and a healthy lunch.  There will also be a concession on site.
- check in with a track coach if you are driving students when you arrive and before leaving the track.  If you are driving and watching in the stands please supervise the students that you drove (know where they are at all times).  If you are dropping off and leaving students with a track coach in the stands please let them know before you leave your student. 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Notice of Events for CISVA TRACK MEET next WEDNESDAY have gone home today

If your child is practicing with the CCS CISVA Track Team they will have received a notice today to participate in the CISVA Track Meet at Swanguard Stadium, Burnaby.  Below are the times for each event on Wed May 31st.

Arrive 45 min early for your event! PARENTS: 1) Arrange rides for your children. Send word to Mr. Klaponski ASAP if you need help arranging a ride.  mklaponski@cloverdalecatholicschool.ca  2) Departure from CCS 1 ½ hours before their event. Parking is challenging. Obey all signs.

8:45 800m Timed Finals
11:45 60m Heats
12:15 200m Heats
12:45 4x100m Heats
4:00pm 100m Heats

Field Events 8:45 Gr. 3 8 year old Boys LJ
Gr. 3 8 year old Girls Long Jump
Gr. 4 9 year old Boys High Jump
Gr. 4 9 year old Girls High Jump
Gr. 6 11 year old Boys Shot Put
Gr. 7 12+13 year old Boys Discus

Field Events 10:00 Gr. 5 10 yr old Boys LJ
Gr. 5 10 yr old Girls Long Jump
Gr. 6 11 year old Girls Shot Put
Gr. 6 11 year old Boys Discus
Gr. 7 12+13 year old Boys High Jump
Gr. 7 12+13 year old Girls High Jump

Field Events 11:15 Gr. 4 9 year old Boys SP
Gr. 5 10 year old Boys High Jump
Gr. 5 10 year old Girls High Jump
Gr. 5 10 year old Boys Discus
Gr. 6 11 year old Boys Long Jump
Gr. 6 11 year old Girls Long Jump

Field Events 12:45 Gr. 7 12+13 yr old Girls SP

Saturday, 13 May 2017

CISVA TEAM practices will now run M, T, W, Th and Fri 3-3:30pm (Weather permitting)

Thank you for participating in CCS Track and Field Practices and Events this season.  

Track Practices will now run Monday to Friday for “Selected” Grade 3-7 athletes.  If you have been selected to train for a specific event at the CISVA Track Meet Wednesday, May 31st and/or June 7th you will train for your event using the below program.  Talk to a track coach if you have any questions. 

CISVA Team TRAINING Program (3 weeks)
You need to…

1500m, 800m or 600m
Attend 3 Power Runner Sessions at Lunchtime
(M, T, W Th and Fri See Coach Durante or Fonseca)
Long Jump
4 times each week Jump at CCS from 3-3:30pm
Shot Put or Discus
4 times each week Throw at CCS from 3-3:30pm
50 push-ups and three 30 second planks each day
High Jump
2 times each week Jump at CCS Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-3:45pm
Sprints or Relays
60m 100m 200m 400m
4-5 times each week run at CCS from 3-3:30pm