Sunday, 17 January 2016

All Saints Blog Week of January 18th, 2016

Student dress code update
Our student code of conduct for students in grades 7-12 will be available online at the beginning of second semester.  No significant changes to the code have been added, however, as part of those expectations, a clarification to the dress code has been included.  In short, it addresses the issue of ripped pants.  The clarification indicates that "any rips or holes in jeans or pants should be below appropriate short length;".  This statement was developed through consultation with a student group as well as our school council.  It is the only change to any policy regarding dress code.  The full dress code expectations are indicated below.  If you have any questions regarding this statement, please contact an administrator.

Dress Code (Reviewed with a student group and All Saints School Council 2015-2016)
Students are expected to be appropriately dressed at all times. In order to maintain the Christian atmosphere of the school, students are asked to abide by the following expectations:

  • the length of shorts and skirts should be appropriate, closer to the knee than the hip;
  • no low cut tops, pajama bottoms, clothing with vulgar, suggestive, inappropriate language or drug/alcohol messages are permitted;
  • any rips or holes in jeans or pants should be below appropriate short length;
  • no midriff revealing or “racer back” backless tops are to be worn;
  • clothing that permits exposure of the naval or undergarments is not acceptable. Tops may be sleeveless, but not spaghetti straps.

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.
Show Dates:
February 4 & 5- public shows- 7pm
February 6 - matinee show- 2pm
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door

New Professional Activity Day added to School Calendar
A new PD is being added to the school calendars of all school boards in the province. This is part of the settlement negotiated between the Provincial Government and the four teachers’ federations in the fall of 2015.
The Board of Trustees of the Ottawa Catholic School Board have approved Friday, April 15, 2016 as the designated additional PD day in all OCSB schools. Visit to view the newly updated 2015-16 school year calendar.

Grade 11 French Immersion Religion fundraising
The New Year started on a positive note for our Grade 11 Immersion French class as the students were able to vote on where they would donate the money they raised before Christmas.  This fund-raising is a way to show how the students are aware of others who may not be so fortunate as enjoying such things as a wonderful Christmas.  The class donated farm animals and feed which will help an overseas family improve their livelihood.  The religion class looks forward to other opportunities when they can put into practice the tenets of compassion and mercy which have been emphasized throughout the semester.

Student Support Opportunities

We have mindfulness sessions and study skills sessions available to students in the coming weeks.  Please encourage your son/daughter to make use of this opportunity if they would benefit from the support.

Grade 9-12 Exams

Our 9-12 exam period runs from January 26th to January 29th at all Ottawa Catholic Schools.  The exam schedule has been posted on the website for a number of weeks.  You can access the schedule (as well as important information regarding inclement weather days if applicable) below.

Parent/Guardian Sessions

  • Fostering Positive Self Esteem
Frank Ryan Saturday, January 23 CIS, 9:45 - 11:30am.  What is self-esteem and why is it important? Come learn positive tips for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem in children and ourselves as parents.  For parents/caregivers of children aged birth to 12 years.  Facilitator: Joanne Boyd, Connect With Kids.  Register Now:

  • 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:
Monday, February 8, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 PM
St. Matthew Catholic High School
6550 Bilberry Dr, Orléans


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