Professional Activity Day
A reminder that Monday, February 1st is a professional activity day for staff and there is no school for students. Regular classes resume on Tuesday, February 2nd.
Grade 9-12 Exams
We had a very successful exam session this past week. Students were well organized and benefited from preparation beforehand. Semester one report cards will be distributed to students on February 10th. High School students begin their second semester on Tuesday, February 2nd.
Grade 7 Teaching Mass
On Tuesday, January 26th, all of our grade 7 students were involved in a teaching mass presided over by Fr. Virgil at St. Isidore Parish. It was an opportunity for students to learn some of the specifics of the mass tradition while participating in this important faith development opportunity. A special thank you to Fr. Virgil, our Chaplaincy Leader Ms. Moore-Chung and our grade 7&8 staff for managing the organization for this event.
Grade 8 Technology, Arts and Business Schedule
Last Friday, all of our grade 8’s took part in our Technology, Arts and Business schedule; providing students with an opportunity to explore these high school areas. Students learned about computer programming classes, automotive work, different business classes and our Arts offerings. This is a great way to provide grade 8’s with some ideas for their elective classes as they enter high school. We will be following up with additional transition information as our 8’s travel to grade 9.
Student Community Involvement
Congratulations to Emily Farrell, who was invited to sing the National Anthem at the grand opening of the Walmart at Bayshore this past week in front of many dignitaries, the CHEO Bear and dozens of guests. Emily continues to share her talent as one of the many students who sing O Canada for us as we begin our day at All Saints. Great job Emily!
Upcoming Literacy Test
The Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be taking place this year on March 31, 2016. We will be sharing information regarding the test over the next several weeks in this Blog. Some information regarding the test:
- The test is mandatory for all students to write and pass
,as one of the requirements of the Ontario Secondary Schools Diploma.
- The test covers reading and writing skills all students should have acquired by the end of Grade 9, as per the Ontario Curriculum.
- The test requires students to complete a number of activities in reading and writing.
- The test takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. It will require a full morning of testing.
- If a student has an Individual Education Plan, accommodations are made available for the test.
All Saints School Production: Charlie Brown - The Musical
The All Saints Drama Dept is presenting Charlie Brown- The Musical during the first week of February.
February 4 & 5- public shows- 7pm
February 6 - matinee show- 2pm
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door
- Strong Not Tough
The healthy family step plan to manage anxiety & prevent depression
As adults, we experience many life changes; workplace transitions, entering & ending relationships, financial difficulties, the loss of a loved one, supporting friends or family members with mental illness or substance / alcohol abuse. Feeling overwhelmed or anxious is natural.
Gain the know-how and confidence to navigate everyday life challenges!
This workshop will provide you with positive coping skills and
coping step plans to help you navigate experiences, effectively manage feelings and be resilient. Come and participate in creating a family that can bend, not break. We all need a community that is strong, not tough.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/1OrKcyG
Monday, February 8, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 PM
St. Matthew Catholic High School
6550 Bilberry Dr, Orléans
- Parents Information Forum on French Second Language
February 27th, 2016
- Understanding EQAO Assessments
Every year, Ontario students in Grades 3, 6, 9 and 10 write province-wide tests to assess their reading, writing and math skills.
This presentation will provide parents an opportunity to gain an understanding of the EQAO assessments.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPAEQAO
**TWO sessions to choose from**
Monday, February 29, 2016; 6:45 - 8:45 PM
Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School; 2072 Jasmine Crescent, Gloucester
Tuesday, March 1, 2016; 6:45 - 8:45 PM
Saint Joseph Catholic High School; 3333 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven
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