Sunday, 28 February 2016

All Saints Blog Week of February 29th, 2016

Dominican Experience arrives in the DR
Our Dominican group students and staff arrived at their destination this weekend and will be working at supporting those in the community.  The group attended mass in Spanish this weekend and met their family hosts.  They will be involved in several activities this week as they get to know the local residents.  If you are wondering, the weather indicates sunny with a high of 28 degrees in the Dominican . . . all week!

All Saints Boys Basketball team wins City Championship
Congratulations to our Boys Basketball team for clinching the City finals against AY Jackson this past week.  The boys won against Bell high school earlier in the week for a spot in the final.  Special congratulations and thanks to Mr. Podgorski for coaching the boys this season.  Thank you to all the parents who came out to cheer on the boys at both games.

School Council Funding supports School Groups
At the All Saints School Council meeting this past week over $3000 from fundraising efforts was approved to support school programs.  The council supported initiatives by the All Saints Robotics group, our Outdoor Education course, our grade 8 “Investigate, Invent and Innovate” initiative, school greening ideas and student mentorship activities.  All Saints students and staff continue to appreciate the support of our active School Council.  A special thank you to the fundraising sub-committee and our council Treasurer, Ms. Rink.

Upcoming Grade 10 Literacy Test

To all parents of Grade 10 students - the Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be taking place this year on March 31, 2016. This week’s literacy information focuses on reading strategies for graphic texts:

What is a graphic text?
  • A graphic text uses words AND pictures to communicate information.
What are some examples of graphic texts?
  • Posters, pamphlets, comic books, diagrams, instruction manuals, maps

Before reading:
  • Look at the whole graphic text. Locate the title, headings, captions, legends and pictures.
    • The title tells you what the graphic is about.
    • Headings organize the information into sub-topics.
    • Captions provide extra information.
    • Legends help you to understand how to read the graphic text.

During reading:
  • Read all the headings and examine how they are related to the graphic. Each heading has a purpose. The most important headings may be in capital letters, bold type, or a larger font.
  • Follow the arrows and lines. They may be used to show movement or direction, or connect to the things they name.
  • Look for the use of symbols to emphasize important words and information.

  • 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:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016; 6:45 - 8:45 PM
Saint Joseph Catholic High School; 3333 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven


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