Sunday, 19 March 2017

All Saints Blog Week of March 20th, 2017

Rescheduled Student and Staff Information regarding Opioid use
Fact sheets regarding illicit opioid use were shared with staff, students and sent home for parent review prior to the March Break.  This is part of our ongoing effort to share information from Ottawa Public Health, the Ottawa Police Service and our partnership with Rideauwood Addictions Services with our staff, students and parent community.  Due to our inclement weather day on March 7th, we have rescheduled our grade/panel assemblies to this Tuesday, March 21st.  Our Rideauwood Counsellor and our School Resource Officer are collaborating on the presentations that will outline important information, as well as clarifying the roles that each of these individuals play.  These professionals are also presenting up to date information to our staff this week at our monthly meeting.  If parents have questions, we would encourage you to contact the school.

Junior Achievement Volunteers
We are looking for parent/guardian volunteers to assist with the delivery of our Junior Achievement presentations for students.  You can access the training schedule and additional information at this link.

CTV’s Amazing Kids Series
Consider nominating a student for CTV’s Amazing Kids Series.  You can access the website here.  Watch a video of All Saints’ own Ryan Rodrigs, an Amazing Kid winner at the following link.

Summer School Program - July 2017
Information is now available regarding the OCSB summer school program for this July.  For parents of students in grades 6, 7 or 8:
​The Numeracy/Literacy Skills Development Program offers a spectacular opportunity for struggling learners currently in grades 6, 7 or 8.
​ ​Please see information regarding the Numeracy/Literacy program or the schedule for credit courses at the link below:

Notice of Parent Information Meeting              
The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health (OPH), is hosting a public information session aimed at parents to talk about counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa, overdose response, overdose prevention and substance abuse education in our schools.
Staff from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Counselling, Ottawa Police Services, OPH and other community partners will be represented.
When: Monday, April 3rd -- Parent information session -- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.- open to the public
Where: St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa (near Greenbank and Baseline)   Link to location map:
Marketplace: There will be a partner display area at the event with front line staff to answer questions.

The OCSB continues to work with the City’s Overdose Prevention Task Force to help educate our community and support our students.    
City of Ottawa/Ottawa Public Health opioid/Fentanyl resources:
For more information, please contact Mardi de Kemp, Manager of Communications, by phone at 613-224-4455 Ext 2326 or by email at

There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.

Special Education and Your Child:  Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs

OCSB Special Education and Student Services, in partnership with the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) PIC and CSPA, present an evening of workshops directed to families of children with special needs.  The 4 workshops will be offered twice.  Participants will be able to attend two sessions of their choice

Assistive Technology
Join us for a hands-on exploration of “Read & Write” and Google Suite. You will have an opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to use these tools to access the curriculum just as our students do.

Positive Advocacy
Learn tips to help you positively advocate for your child with special needs during education setting meetings. There will be an opportunity for parents to make suggestions as to how OCSB school staff can help support their concerns.

Mental Health Supports at the OCSB
Who can you approach for help when your child is experiencing mental health issues? Come and learn about the mental health resources available at the board and in the community to support students with mental health challenges.

On My Way - Transitions
Effective transitions planning allows for students to be successful as they move through their day, activities or settings. Come and learn how we support successful transitions at all different points for students - prior to the start of school, throughout a student's daily schedule, from grade to grade, and when moving from one school to another.

Monday, March 27, 2017
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Saint Patrick’s High School

Check out our blog – and our twitter @AllSaintsCHS (Mr. Kelly’s - @seankellyottawa) as well as our website for all that is happening at All Saints!

Coming Up:
March 23rd: 9-12 parent/teacher interviews
March 31st: Grade 10 Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test

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