Thank you to all of our staff and students for their support of our Christmas Hamper program to this point. This is a great Christmas tradition that allows us to recognize the important theme of giving to our community during this Season. We would encourage our students to do their last minute “shopping” this weekend to ensure that our hampers are complete on Monday. Our All Saints generosity goes directly back to families in our community.
Ottawa Catholic School Board Christmas Card Contest
Congratulations to Emily Burdett and Madeleine LaPrairie, All Saints students who were chosen as finalists in the Board’s Christmas Card contest this month. A message from our Director, Denise Andre: I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for your participation in the first ever Ottawa Catholic School Board Director’s Christmas Card contest. I was impressed with the student talent at each level and the variety of media used to express the Christmas message of hope. The amount of entries was overwhelming which made the final decisions quite difficult. Thank you to all of the students who took the time to create such beautiful works of art. The student work will be showcased over the month of December in our student art gallery on the first floor of the board office, so that our staff and all the visitors can appreciate the gifts of our students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. May God continue to bless you as we journey through Advent!
Denise Andre, Director of Education
Class of the Week Recognition
Congratulations Ms. Black’s period 1 Hockey Instruction course students who were recipients of the new “All Saints Class of the Week” award. I have encouraged teachers to recognize classes for their involvement with a new academic approach, enthusiasm around a fundraising initiative or engagement with a direction in the classroom. Ms. Black identified her class for their leadership with younger students and their charity work: “The hockey leadership class displays leadership in the community and the school by helping out various charities, coaching adults and younger ages the sport of hockey, work as role models that provide leadership to the grade 6 class at St.Gabes”. We will continue to recognize classes at All Saints for outstanding achievement.
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.
Please contact the school if you have any questions.
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December 12th: School Council Meeting