Sunday, 26 June 2016

All Saints Blog Week of June 27th, 2016

Closing of the 2015-2016 School Year
We are entering the final week of our 2015-2016 school year.  It has been an extremely prosperous 10 months with a great deal of learning opportunities made available for our students and staff.  This past week saw a successful exam week come to a close as well as our celebratory activity day and student-staff games for our 7&8 students.  
A special thank you to our students, staff and school council members who worked so well together to contribute to our All Saints culture.  I wish all of our “family” a safe and restful summer break and look forward to welcoming our returning students and families back in September.  

Grade 12 Graduation
Our Grade 12 Graduation ceremony will be held at the school on Wednesday, June 29th at 1:00 in the afternoon (doors open at 12:30 for seating).  Please see our student services website for specific information regarding the timing.

Grade 8 End of Year Information
The end of the year for our 7&8 students is quickly approaching!  Monday, June 27 is our Academic Awards Ceremony.   Parents of grade 8 students are invited to attend the Academic Award Ceremony which will take place on Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria gym. This is not a graduation ceremony, but rather an opportunity to recognize the efforts and achievements of our students. Students are asked to dress in Sunday best, rather than formal wear.
For lunch, students are reminded that the cafeteria will be closed and should bring a lunch from home.  After lunch, at 12:45 pm, grade 8 students will participate in a semi-formal dance while grade 7s attend regular classes.  At the end of the day on Monday, June 27th students will return to their homerooms to receive their report cards.

Writers’ Craft articles in Kanata Kourier-Standard
Please see the following link to review some of the stories by our students contained in the recent edition of the Kanata Kourier-Standard.  Thank you to Ms. Pignat and her students for putting this insert together.

New Pedestrian Crossover
The City of Ottawa has contacted All Saints because a new Pedestrian Crossover has been installed within 2 kilometers of the school. Pedestrian Crossovers are identified by specific signs and pavement markings, and vehicles (including cyclists) must yield to pedestrians at these locations.  The attached e-Poster (link below) illustrates the new Pedestrian Crossover.  Additional information such as what they are, how they work, and where they are located can be found on Ottawa.ca.
Drivers/Cyclists will be fined $150 to $500 with 3 demerit points for offences at Pedestrian Crossovers.  Enforcement of offences at Pedestrian Crossovers will begin as soon as they are unveiled.  The installation of the new Pedestrian Crossovers requires a significant change in travel behaviour for all road users to ensure a safe road environment for pedestrians at these crossings.  e-poster

Information for Parents:
There are a number of updates at the Catholic School Parents’ Association’s (CSPA) website.  Please visit here.


Communications
Check out our blog – allsaintschs.blogspot.ca and our twitter @AllSaintsCHS as well as our website ash.ocsb.ca for all that is happening at All Saints!

Sunday, 12 June 2016

All Saints Blog Week of June 13th, 2016

School Council meeting
Our final All Saints School Council meeting will take place this Monday, June 13th at 7:00 in the learning commons.  You can access our agenda here.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many parents and guardians who came out to share their opinions and support our initiatives this year.  A special thank you to our council members proper, and the time they put into running numerous activities at the school.  Your commitment to your children and our school as a collective is much appreciated.

Grade 12 Prom
Our Grade 12 Prom was held last Thursday evening at the Horticulture building at Landsdowne Park.  The evening was a beautiful night of “Stay Calm and Celebrate Prom”.  A big thank you to all of the staff who participated in the event, with very special appreciation to Ms. Venedam and Ms. Dos-Santos for the organization and planning of the event.  

End of Year Excursions for 7&8 Students
Information went out Friday on our synervoice system regarding the Activity day for grade 7&8 students on June 23rd.  A description of the activity options went out as an attachment, and students will have hard copies available to parents as well.  Please review the options for the day and provide payment online as per the instructions.  If you have any questions, please contact the school.

National Video Contest Winners
L'Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion fran├žaise held a contest for grade 9-12 students called "Immersion clip" and three of our students were recognized with a $4,000 scholarship to be used at Ottawa, St. Paul, Sudbury or St. Anne universities. The challenge was to create a 30-90 second video on the topic of "social media and my virtual identity." Congratulations to the following winners: Paige McNeil, Christopher Vidal, and Jalen De Castro.

Grade 8 End of Year Information
The end of the year is quickly approaching!  Monday, June 27 is our Academic Awards Ceremony.  That Monday morning will begin with student vs teacher games at 8:30 a.m.  Students who are participating are reminded to dress appropriately for the planned activities.  Parents of grade 8 students are invited to attend the Academic Award Ceremony which will take place on Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria gym. This is not a graduation ceremony, but rather an opportunity to recognize the efforts and achievements of our students. Students are asked to dress in Sunday best, rather than formal wear.
For lunch, students are reminded that the cafeteria will be closed and should bring a lunch from home.  After lunch, at 12:45 pm, grade 8 students will participate in a semi-formal dance while grade 7s attend regular classes.  At the end of the day on Monday, June 27th students will return to their homerooms to receive their report cards.

Sessions for Parents:
There are a number of updates at the Catholic School Parents’ Association’s (CSPA) website.  Please visit here.


Communications
Check out our blog – allsaintschs.blogspot.ca and our twitter @AllSaintsCHS as well as our website ash.ocsb.ca for all that is happening at All Saints!

Sunday, 5 June 2016

All Saints Blog Week of June 6th, 2016

School Innovation Plan
We are currently reviewing our academic and wellness data from this year to create our innovation plan for next year.  We take academic results from grades 7-12, derived from a number of sources, as well as student wellness information from student surveys and online feedback and use the information to formulate goals for next year.  Our innovation plan establishes goals in the areas of Community, Culture and Caring, Literacy, Numeracy and Pathways, Planning and Programming.  The goals and strategies that we develop as part of our innovation plan will help drive staff professional development next year.

All Saints School Council Staff Appreciation Breakfast
The staff at All Saints would like to thank our hard-working school council for providing a staff appreciation breakfast this past Friday.  Teachers, Educational Assistants, Custodians and Office Administrators were treated to an abundance of food to start off the day.  Many thanks to all of our parents who contributed to the event.

Grade 12 Graduation rehearsal and Grad Mass
We ran our grade 12 students through a rehearsal for our upcoming Graduation Ceremony this past Wednesday.  We reviewed seating and ticket information, while explaining to our grade 12’s how the grad will unfold on June 29th.  We also reviewed some information related to the Grad dinner and dance (prom) taking place this Thursday, June 9th.  Parents and Guardians are reminded of, and encouraged to review, the student contract information related to the dinner and dance that students and parents signed.  Student contract page 1 Student contract page 2
Following our rehearsal, we celebrated our Graduation Mass for our grade 12 students and parents/guardians.  Thank you to Fr. Darold who made time to come to celebrate with us.  We appreciate all of the student and staff support for this special day, including our sound help, musical ministry and student intentions.

All Saints Student Council
A big congratulations to our new student council that was voted in this past week.  The following individuals will be working collaboratively to establish activities for our 9-12 students next year: Madison (Maddy) Beehler
Chandira (Chandy) Perera
Francis Choi
Keeghan King
Natalie Tremblay
Adam Bednarek
We are also looking for some representatives currently from grade 7 who will be in grade 8 next year and organizing activities for our 7&8 students.  Interested candidates can pick up an application form in the main office.

Get a head start on the Literacy test for Next Year
Students who are writing the grade 10 EQAO Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test in 2016-2017 will be completing the test online.   Students can get a head start and try it out now!  
Step 1: Access the sample tests at https://goo.gl/N6xOqh
Step 2: Complete English, Session 1 and English, Session 2. Try them as often as you would like.
Step 3: If you need text to speech, this is available in the online sample tests. Choose appropriately.
Note: There are video tutorials on using the online test. They can be found here: http://goo.gl/jFtTzl

Sessions for Parents:
There are a number of updates at the Catholic School Parents’ Association’s (CSPA) website.  Please visit here.


Communications
Check out our blog – allsaintschs.blogspot.ca and our twitter @AllSaintsCHS as well as our website ash.ocsb.ca for all that is happening at All Saints!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Sanctioned School Trips

Students and parents should be aware that any student trips sanctioned and supported by All Saints High School are advertised through the school on school letterhead, with a clear explanation of the trip, including expectations.  Any trip advertisements originating directly from a tour company or organized by students, are not supported nor sanctioned by the school.  If you have any questions, please contact All Saints High School.