Some very exciting opportunities for our school community regarding technology purchases through Best Buy, and a chance to buy Ottawa Senators Hockey tickets at a discount while supporting your All Saints School council.
Best Buy Technology Specials for All Saints Parents and Students
At our “Meet the Staff” afternoon earlier in the year, I explained that All Saints was developing a partnership with Best Buy to provide technological devices (
chromebooks, laptops, and other devices) at a discount to our school community. To be most effective in today’s learning environments, students benefit significantly from access to technology at school and home, as technology is a vital tool for their learning and productivity. The school board invests heavily to support access to technology for students and staff across our schools. Devices are made available to students in our school; however, we have received many requests from students and parents asking for advice on what device they should purchase if they wish to bring their own device to school.
We have established an optional purchase program with Best Buy for those who are interested in purchasing their own device. Parents and students may purchase any brand of device from any company as all devices will work on
school network. Some of these devices are exclusive to our Best Buy partnership and not available to others through Best Buy.
The technologies listed on the Best Buy portal are only recommendations. Best Buy is offering discounts on protection plans and other supplies and peripherals, but parents may choose to purchase from any vendor. As you will see on the Portal, we are recommending Chromebooks as a simple, safe, efficient and cost effective device. We also help equip these with Board purchased software through the student Google accounts and the use of the student portal. You can access the letter home describing the program in greater detail here.
You can access the information/instruction poster here. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Ottawa Senators Ticket Discount for All Saints Families
Again this year, All Saints
has partnered with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Team to provide discounted tickets to a number of games this season. The All Saints School Council directly benefits from all purchases, and money raised goes back to supporting initiatives at the school level. When purchasing tickets, families are able to choose from 5 different games, with 8 different price points for seats. We will be launching our fundraiser at the All Saints Craft Fair on November 5th, however, families will have an opportunity to purchase tickets until the end of November.
Careers Awareness Week
October 31st to November 4th is Careers Awareness week throughout our school board, and we will be observing some special opportunities at All Saints this week:
- Take Your Kid To Work Day
- Laura King from The Ontario College of Trades presentation to the Gr. ⅞ classes
9th Annual Richcraft Kanata Race Day - June 11th
Councillor Wilkinson & the Kanata Race Day Committee are inviting the Kanata North community and surrounding area to
participtate in the upcoming 9th Annual Richcraft Kanata Race Day.
At this time, details include the following:
Event: 9th Annual Richcraft Kanata Race Day
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Location: Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata, 4101 Innovation Drive.
For Parents and Guardians:
Intro to Self-Regulation - Stress
Behaviour versus Misbehaviour
Dr. Stuart Shanker will look at why children and youth are so
overstressed today, with particular attention to the nature of hidden stressors and the distinction between misbehaviour and stress behaviour. He will look at explaining the 5 steps of self-regulation, not just in a way for parents to apply these with their children, but also for themselves.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPA_selfreg
Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Saint Paul Catholic High School
2675 Draper Ave, Ottawa
Boot Camp for School Councils offers a fun opportunity for parents and school council members to come together and learn more about the role of school councils, share best practices, ask questions and to network with other council members. Everyone is most welcome to attend!
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPAbootcamp16
Monday, November 7, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Thomas Darcy McGee Catholic School
635 La Vérendrye Dr, Gloucester
Check out our blog –
allsaintschs . blogspot . ca and our twitter @AllSaintsCHS (Mr. Kelly’s - @seankellyottawa) as well as our website ash . ocsb . ca for all that is happening at All Saints!
November 5th: All Saints Annual Craft FairNovember 10th: 7&8 parent-teacher interviews